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Victorian Christmas Fair, 8th December, Leftbank, Leeds

I’ve booked myself a stall at the Victorian Christmas Fair at Leftbank, Leeds!

Saturday 8th December, 12:00pm until 7:00pm

‘High Spirits’ choir will be singing, hot mulled cider will be mulling,

I’ve got a whole selection of fabric decorations to sell, along with some fun sausage dogs to exclude your draughts this winter.

Tartan draught excluder sausage dog

Trees for your tree!

Snowflake decoration

I have only just realised that all stall holders MUST BE IN VICTORIAN CLOTHING. Possibly a good excuse for me to buy a top hat.

Hopefully see you there!

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Headingley Cardigan Triangle ART DAY! 30th Sept 12am – 5pm

This time next week I will be displaying/selling work as part of Headingley Cardigan Triangle Art Day.  The art day is in it’s seventh year, and features 21 artists hosted by 17 houses and gardens in the area.

Some featured artists:

Diana Lamber

Christian and Lisa Bristow

Helen Entwhistle

Jonathan Hopper

Kate Evans

“This year’s Cardigan Triangle Art Day creates a whole new genre with its ‘Great Cardi Challenge’.  In between all the artists hosted in residents’ houses, you’ll discover a trail of cardigan connections you never knew existed. You may be lucky enough to spot a diamante-encrusted Cardigan Hurst or wicked knitwear from movie blockbuster, ‘The Devil Wears Cardis’. Vote for your favourite as you feed your artistic inspiration with home-made cakes at the Art Café, this year in the church of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Browse, buy or just enjoy prints, jewellery, illustrations, landscapes, portraits, photography, poetry and painting across a whole range of artists, including lots of new people and work to see.  You can also make your own art in activities run for the Art Day by Left Bank Leeds.”

I am anticipating this to be quite a cake orientated event which is pleasing.  Not just any old cake. Proper oh-crikey-I-need-to-hold-on-to-the-table-because-this-is-excellent cake.  See you there!

Facebook event page


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Running low on Fleas? You’re In Luck.

ImageWharf Chambers (formerly known as The Common Place) are hosting a Flea Market and Craft Bazaar!

I will be there with some discounted sausage dogs and my usual badges, cats and felt.


THERE ARE STILL STALLS LEFT! Stalls £5 per table + suggested donation of 10% of profits

All proceeds will go to Wharf Chambers

Ground Floor, 23 – 25 Wharf Street, LS2 7EQ Leeds

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LS6 Fair Success

Had a successful day at the LS6 Christmas Craft fair yesterday in the amazing setting of The Leftbank on Cardigan road. Although it was pretty chilly and I was a bit under the weather I managed to sell a load of stuff  (I’m going to have to make more cats) and got some really nice comments, so am hoping this fair gets put on again.  Never underestimate the power of cake – I made two loaves of bannana bread with peacans, honey and raisins to raise cash for table insurance and it all went within about an hour… I didnt get to eat any 😦

Next week is my last stall at the Hope House Christmas Market, hosted by MAP – a children’s arts and music charity. This event is going on from 3.00 in the afternoon til 9.00 AT NIGHT which is very important as it means I (and everyone else) GET A LIE IN and I can drink mulled wine throughout without feeling slightly guilty about it.

Hope House
65 Mabgate

Here’s a map

I’ll try and see if I can work out some good travel info this week but it’s pretty straight forward to walk to.

Hopefully see you there!

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What the WHAT? It’s nearly the end of 2011 already. Which means I need to get Christmas presents sort out pretty sharpish. I’m hoping to pick up a few at the LS6 Craft Fair I have a stall at this Saturday taking place at The Left Bank in Hyde Park (Just down the road from the Co Op on Cardigan Rd) if you’re thinking of coming along, it’d FREE ENTRY! Woop

I would recommend combing this with a visit to the ReMade Christmas clothes swap which is on 12noon- 4pm, at 25 Back Kensington Terrace – I’m gutted I can’t go due to manning my stall at The Leftbank!

Despite being ill in bed today with a horrible cold I am pretty elated due to having started a new job this week with the Permaculture Association – YAY!  There are millions of reasons why I’m so excited about this, plenty of which are just down to the ace people I’m going to be working with, but I also feel like my interests in design for sustainability and textiles, growing carrots in hoovers and This Guy all seem to be so massively relevant.

I have also just turned 26 and I spent my birthday watching Frozen Planet and an amazing film from the fifties called THE KILLER SHREWS on a projector while eating curry. I would recommend THE KILLER SHREWS because it hilariously involves terrible puppetry twinned with whippets dressed in giant shrew costumes.


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Snowflakes and Stripes

Greetings!  Whilst I am confined to the house, eating porridge and tea, wondering if my business cards will ever be delivered by parcel force, I can show you what I’ve been up to this week in preparation for this weekend’s Christmas craft market.

This snowflake was created with different threads than it’s predecessors simply because I ran out but I quite like it – it has a softer feel to it. I also ran out of blue ribbon but the gold seems to match as well

I’ve been making up some necklaces of my sister’s design which you can buy from Button I was also running out of neck foxes so had an experiment using stripy fabric to see if I can create them from recycled fabrics. I remembered that a good few years ago, when I’d made some neck fox patterns for a plush toy making workshop at The Artmarket in Leeds, my friend Sarah made a really great one in stripy fabric and I have ever since been wanting to make a similar one!

I want to eventually make all my products from completely upcycled and recycled materials.

I also had a go at making a sausage dog in the same fabric with pink fleece ears and tail. I think I actually prefer the sausage dogs in patterned fabric so if they sell well I’ll make more of the same!

Check back soon to see if my adventures at the Christmas craft market were a success (and if I ever received my business cards….)

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Hi, here’s some dates to put in your diary if you fancy buying craft for Christmas, while eating some nice stuff.

Coming up this weekend is Otley Courthouse Designer Craft Fair on sunday 13th. It runs from 10 – 4 and features some sewing classes from “Sewyou” – I believe this involves creating festive bunting, like THIS:

The LS6 Christmas Craft Fair is taking place at The Leftbank on Saturday, December 3 · 11:00am – 6:00pm. Expect items such as unique jewellery, prints, clothing, ceramics, handmade cards, soaps etc. Here’s the facebook page, please give it a ‘like’ so word can be spread. If you’re not interested in Christmas but have never been to the Leftbank before, you should come along anyway because it’s a pretty brilliant building slap bang in the middle of Hyde Park and its uprising how many people have never been inside.

On 10th December MAP, an amazing music and arts charity for young children, are hosting a craft fair at  Hope House Gallery, Mabgate, Leeds. I’m going to be making a cake for the occasion. I’ll post more info nearer the time.

I am sure you will be in the position to acquire great armfuls of mince pies (or mice pies as I keep misspelling them) if you attend all or any of these events, so…I thought you ought to know. Plus I have stalls at them.

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