Category Archives: Friends

Sarah Burton – Photography

Woop! My friend Sarah has done some excellent photography of my current stock:


To see more of her photography visit


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Cat Commissions 2010

Happy New Year!

I was asked to make a few Christmas presents during 2010; cats, foxes and sausage dogs were in demand.

This is a cat my friend commissioned me to make for his girlfriend; I was just instructed to make a tabby cat and this is what I came up with



When asked where she thought it came from the reply was ‘Japan?’

I think he works quite well as a sofa cushion. I am planning to make a few more to sell on the net and at more craft stalls


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Handmade Christmas Fair This Sunday!

Hello! I’ve been making these Christmas tree stars to sell at Handmade at the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds this Sunday! They have a felt strap at the back so can easily be fitted over the top spike of a Christmas tree.

It open’s at 1 pm until 4 pm, so that’s plenty of Christmas shopping time

Here’s the Blurrbb:

Screen printed cards?
Hand sewn christmas decorations?
If you want a truly unique Christmas, crafted by art students, keep reading;

05 December 2010
13:00 – 16:00
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

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Handmade is a semi-regular arts and crafts fair held at the Brudenell Social Club in Hyde Park, and it’s back for Christmas…..

I hope you can join us for our biggest event yet, with oodles of handmade delights awaiting your perusal. The talented hand-makers playing shop will be selling goodies including jewelry, knitwear, badges, posters, zines, totes, cards, and of course CAKE.

Handmade is a free event, so come along and drink tea, eat cake, and buy some lovely handmade wares for Christmas presents.

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Hope to see you there!

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Last Saturday I managed to get to my friend Andrew’s performance art festival in Stoke Newington, London.

In short, it was brilliant and should happen again – I really enjoyed the interactivity and atmopshere/feelings provoked by a lot of the performances, and their conclusions of awkwardness, heartfelt sincerity and a lot of questioning of personal space and privacy.  Especially liked the work of Kimbal Bumstead who performed his piece ‘Touch Tent’ and Claire Blundell-Jones who was ‘spooning’ or being ‘spooned’ by participants for several hours. Enjoyed a full five minutes of staring into the eyes of a complete stranger and the poems of a good friend R. Makin, who we can also thank for finding an excellent pizza restaurant when it was most needed.


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High Tea In Progress









A friend of mine is bring out her own range of jewellery and accessories soon in Bristol and I’m posting some design ideas for her to look at (Hello Jen!)

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