Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Airbnb treat: Mid century house in Bridlington

I spent the weekend in the most beautiful Mid Century house in Bridlington as a treat with Rob for being together for three years. 
It is such a nice house inside and out with amazing views of the sea just a stone throw away! 

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Colours May Vary treats and Mid Century loveliness

Mid Century magazine & The printed peanut cat pin <3 

Yesterday I went to Colours May Vary for my usual magazine fix (Frankie & Oh Comely). But this time me and Rob noticed the 'Mid Century' guide, and much to our surprise we found pictures of the lovely house we will be staying in as a treat for being together for three years. You can find it on Airbnb, but I am sure I will take lots of photos and show you.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Shop Handmade this Christmas

I visited the Etsy Made Local christmas market this weekend in Leeds, and it was nice to see how busy it was and so many people supporting small businesses. 

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Autumn/Winter 17 Baby Prints at Next

I popped into the new rather large Next in my hometown this weekend and adored the children's clothes sections, especially the baby prints!!

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Snapshots of my week

I've been busy doing lots of printing this week for my dissertation practical work. Screen printing, Lino Printing and Digital printing.  

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Children's Book Illustration

What a strange week in the world it has been.. Something that Steven Malk, a Literary Agent at writers house tweeted recently stayed with me as he said being a children's book maker is more important than ever right now, and to keep bringing books in the world that bring joy, love and comfort to children. I found this quite fitting as I have been thinking a lot about going into children's book illustration once I graduate next year, as I love the idea of my work bringing happiness to kids, it would make it all worthwhile. 
I find myself spending hours looking through children's books in Waterstones, admiring all of the illustrations and stories in there, and keep thinking how wonderful it would be to see children reading books i've illustrated; and seeing them smile from this. This is definitely a goal of mine. Next steps after university for me are to contact children's book agencies.
But for now, here are some pictures of lovely illustrations from a recent Waterstones trip. Theres something about books too, that you can never have enough. Especially if you are a hoarder like me! 

Sunday, 6 November 2016

LPF @ Corn Exchange

Hello! I  am finally relaxing with a cup of tea after a long weekend  selling my prints at Leeds Print Fair. 

It was really nice to be in good company of some great print makers too, such as Amy HodkinSam GroomJames Green, The Lost Fox and more! It was also super lovely seeing how my work made many people smile, and hearing where my work will end up also.
My lino printed christmas cards proved quite popular, yay! I still have quite a few left so I plan on making an online shop soon, keep an eye out in the next few weeks for it! I am also looking into more Christmassy fairs so if anyone knows of any local ones to Leeds/Yorkshire do let me know :) 

My shared stall with Amy Hodkin & Millie Empson

I hope you all had a nice weekend. 

Sunday, 30 October 2016


Fred Aldous window display for upcoming print fair 'Unwrapped' on the 19th November
 Today me and Rob took a trip to Manchester mainly to visit the Craft and Design Centre for 'dissertation research' however it turned out that most of the artists studios inside are shut on Sundays (of course they are, as they are open every other day of the week... :( ) so we had a wander around the Northern Quarter

Monday, 24 October 2016

Leeds Print Fair

Hello! I am excited to share that I will be sharing a stand at Leeds Print Fair this year with fellow LCA Surface Pattern students Amy Hodkin and Millie Empson. It is a two day event this year from the 5th and 6th of November, so the full bonfire weekend.
I started to print some work last week, and at the fair I will be selling some Lino printed gift wrap and cards, as well as A5 prints and A6 digitally printed cards. 
It will be lovely to see some old and new faces there, it was so fun to visit the fair last year, but I am super excited/nervous to be selling at it this year! Eeeek :) 

Snippet of the Lino-printed gift wrap. I have printed Red versions and white versions!

Collaged and digitally printed A6 cards

Sunday, 16 October 2016

My Top Tips for Relaxing

Most of you will know by now how hard I am finding writing a dissertation already, and there are still 12 weeks to go until my deadline... So after countless days and nights of stressing and not being able to deal with it very well, I decided  to do something about it, and I hope my tips help you in some way!

Thursday, 6 October 2016

A Quick Catchup

Hello! What a week it has been...

This time last week I was celebrating my 21st birthday with my family after a day of very dull dissertation work in the studio. 

Lots of cat related presents !!
Cake made by my lovely mum
However my lovely friends did decorate my desk space at uni! <3

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Leeds Vintage Furniture Flea

On Sunday I went to the Leeds Vintage Furniture flea with Rob and picked up this dreamy Marimekko upholstered mid century side table!(Plus odd bits and bobs of vintage 'crockery').

Wednesday, 21 September 2016


Today we said goodbye to our beloved doggy, Benny.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Book Review: Bright Bazaar

This book is amazing for colour lovers and those that need a bit of a inspiration!!

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Mark Hearld

Following on from Tuesday's post about my recent visit to The Hepworth with Rob, we also took a trip on the same day to Yorkshire Sculpture Park to see the Editions and Objects exhibition by St Judes. It was AMAZING...

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

The Hepworth, Wakefield

A couple of weeks ago me and Rob took a visit to The Hepworth in Wakefield for *dissertation research* (still love using this as an excuse!) but mainly to see the David Storey exhibition as I have heard and seen a lot of good things about it, and also just to have a wander round and for some general inspiration!

David Hockney's digital art & Barbara Hepworth sculptures

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Welcome to 'Pattern Perspective'

Pictures used for colour inspiration <3

Hello! What a stressful but exciting few days it has been...

Thursday, 1 September 2016

Rad Studio

On Tuesday I spoke a bit about the wonderful RADSTUDIO! shop in Saltaire, but felt that this shop deserves its own post (I wrote about them from my last visit in October here) as I took A LOT of photos. 

Everything in there is so lovely and super dreamy. Their stock ranges from Corby Tinderstick prints, Meri Meri bunting, Bobo Choses kids clothes, to plants, arm chairs, lights and cushions as well as stationery, fragrances and books. It is the cutest shop and I am glad I popped in and treated myself (to this Meri Meri bunting, I <3 it!). 

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Saltaire Loving

Salts Mill Allotments 

'Shirley St'... how cute