Saturday, 3 December 2011
Here's the flyer and for a preview of who else is taking part, take a peek at the Reet Sweet blog!
If you can't make that then take a look at my etsy/ folksy shops which will be full of Christmas ideas and crafty goodness!
Sunday, 20 November 2011
To my utter suprise, I received a 'Best Dressed Stall Award'! I get to keep the lovely rosett and bottle of wine for my efforts! This made me very happy! You can see a few photos from the day just below.
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Also, you can still view/buy some exclusive items from The Bowery in Headingley, don't forget!
Monday, 31 October 2011
With November pretty much upon us, I thought I would remind you of the next craft event I will be attending:
A collaboration of two of my favourite events and people, Reet Sweet Craft Events have joined forces with Handmade Leeds to create a craft spectacular next Tuesday 8th November. Open from 11am-4pm, this event is held at Leeds University Union, Riley Smith Hall and will be showcasing 30 fabulous craft stalls. Great for Christmas shopping or to cheer yourself up, there is everything from tea and cake, to badges and prints, to jewellrey and plush items! Come have a look and watch this space for more exciting crafty news from Jil Made This!
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Here's a photo of the lovely Miss Bianca who is a crafter herself and bought one of my ponies and magically turned it into an amazing hairband. I think it look fab and great to see her turn my make into something new. Check out Bianca's work at her blog. She crafts under the name of 'Bee Anchor' and creates original and hand crafted accessories. My favourites being knitted necklaces and origami hair clips! She will be there at the weekend selling her wares!
Thursday, 8 September 2011
Ferm Living are a Danish company who produce a range of interior products from wallpaper and wall stickers, to shelves and candle holders. Taking a look at their shop and blog made me very excited and wish that i could afford there lovely things. Their graphic twist on design creates wonderful tools for a chic and modern lifestyle. My favourite piece is the house shaped wall shelf which looks fabulous teamed with the house print wallpaper! Definately my cuppa tea!
In other news, my range at the Bowery in Headingley is selling well, and new items are being introduced, my flat is coming alone nicely and one of my oldest and loveliest friends has had a beautiful baby boy! I created a lovely print to go in his nursery and bought lot of other cute things for baby Noah.
Here's a sneaky look at it and two t shirts I made for myself!
Monday, 29 August 2011
So, news... I have my own website now. It's nothing fancy at the moment but has the basics and I like it! Visit Jil Made This officially now and also take a look at The Bowery's featured artists. I am now featured and my plush Owls are selling out! I will have a some images up soon!
Sunday, 14 August 2011
Friday, 5 August 2011
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
I will be at the next Reet Sweet craft extravaganza next Saturday and Sunday the 6th and 7th of August! This give you plenty of chance to see what I've been making!
I am also part of a craft stall at the Derbyshire Indietracks music festival this coming weekend, where my lovely and very crafty friend Amy is selling on my behalf. So if you're down there take a look at our stall. It's a shame I couldn't be there! My thanks go to Amy!
Recently I have received some lovely compliments via email and telephone from people who are fans of my work. This makes me very happy and to have people like my things so much is really encouraging. Michelle was one of these lovely people and I thought i'd give her a shout out as she also has cute things on her blog! Take a look!
I will leave with a photo of me and my sister's at Craft Candy taken from their gallery:
Monday, 18 July 2011
Sadly this was the last Craft Candy Fair.
However, do not despair - the super lovely Becki of Reet Sweet craft events has decided to step in and ensure that Craft Candy do not leave a big craft sized gap in Sheffield! Reet sweet events - mostly held in Leeds Corn exchange are like my second home. They've provided me with a place to regularly display and sell my wares and homely place to hang out on a dreary Sunday! So hearing that they are spreading their wings to over cities, is very welcoming news
If you haven't already, please take a look at the Reet Sweet blog, for updates and information on craft events in Leeds and beyond!
I will be updating this week with news on a new stockist in Leeds who'll have an exclusive range of products by yours truly! Watch this space!
Sunday, 3 July 2011
Here's some images of a few new things. I will be selling some new hair accessories in upcoming fairs as well as my usual treats!
Monday, 20 June 2011
Friday, 3 June 2011
See you there!
Tuesday, 24 May 2011
Tuesday, 17 May 2011
Craft Candy Summer Craft Fair
10am-4pm Saturday 16th July - Sheffield Millenium Galleries
I've been dying to get my claws into this fair and now have the chance and what a great time to do it - summer fairs are always lovely. This event promises 30 stalls of arts and craft, carefully selected to offer a variety of super goods on sale! Check out Craft Candy Blog and see the other events they are proud to hold!
I will also be takin part in Reet Sweet's summer weekend Sale and with the lovely Amy Panda's help, I'm sure to have my items around for sale at a summer festival in Leeds - to be confirmed!
In the mean time, you Leeds folk, check out Reet Sweet @ Nation of Shopkeepers, next Saturday 12pm-5pm! Great Venue - I will be taking a look at some point.It's my birthday this Sunday so a trip to York with my family and food and drinks with friends is in order! I will be back very soon with shop update and news!
Friday, 29 April 2011
Friday, 22 April 2011
In the mean time, good news, you can now buy 'Jil Made This' items at the lovely Bird's Yard in Leeds city centre. They are now stocking a selection of my badges, magnets and plush items on the ground floor shop! If you're in Leeds and haven't been, take a look at the amazing things on offer, from vintage clothes, and jewellrey to printed t shirts and badges! Check out the website for more details, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The West Yorkshire Playhouse Vintage and Craft Fair was great - I did really well and met some lovely people! it was lovely to see people really liking my items. I sold lots of handmade cards and badges! Don't worry there'll be more.
I have two more fairs confirmed:
Monday 2nd May - Handmade 6 @ Brudenell Social Club in Hyde Park, Leeds - two bank holidays in a row? No plans? Well come down to this quirky little venue in the heart of Hyde Park and eat cake whilst mooching around the fantastic craft stalls - the talented line up just gets better! Crafters this month include Memo, Amy Panda and the ladies of Fox Bunting.Sunday 5th June - Reet Sweet Neo Craft Fair @ Leeds Corn exchange - great for those who love shopping on Sundays! The Corn Exchnage not only offers a beautiful building but unique shopping experience and although it seems I'm a regular fixture, this fair never gets boring. It's warm and welcoming both to stall holders and buyers and I thoroughly recommend you come down and see what on offer and have a cupcake and cup of tea while you're there! Once again there's lots of amazing talent. Take a look at the blog and come see me there too!
Enjoy your Easter weekend and the many bank holidays we have!
Friday, 8 April 2011
Monday, 4 April 2011
This Sturday the 9th, I have a stall at West Yorkshire Playhouse's with the Costume Hire folk. It's a vintage and craft fair with everything from jewellrey to costumes and crafts and is run by my lovely friend Aysha! It's 11am - 5pm and FREE ENTRY! Be lovely to see you there!