Monday, 28 May 2012

Next week!

Wow, we've been spoiled rotten with all the sunshine! I have to say it's a little much for me. Although I do love the sun, summer and all that comes with it, it doesn't seem to like me! A nice breeze would help on these beautiful days and maybe some air conditioning at work!
So, next week celebrates the Queen's Jubilee, and of course I had to get in on some celebrations! I am taking part in 'The Stalls' Arts and Crafts Market in Leeds city centre on Sunday 3rd and Monday 4th June. 'The Stalls' is run by Natasha who was the organiser of one of my first craft fairs in 2010 and what a pleasure it is to be back taking part in one of her events again. I am sure she has arranged a wealth of talent. The venue is 'The Light' shopping centre, which in it's self is an innovative place to be with a cinema, gym, restaurants and retails shops all in one big space. Take a look at the flyer below for details.

It would be lovely to see some familiar faces and new ones too! I have lots on offer and a few sales items too! Comes celebrate and see the best of British Art and Craft!

Also, don't forget to take a look at my favourite fair this Saturday - Reet Sweet Summer fair at the Corn Exchange, Leeds!

Tuesday, 22 May 2012


Sunshine - at last! Seems to be the hot topic at the moment too. Today is my birthday and I have to say so far I've had a lovely day. Went to the park, fed the ducks, had ice cream and enjoyed the sunshine. I got some lovely, thoughful presents and had some flowers delivered to work from my boss which was a nice suprise.

I recently downloaded Instagram for my phone, love the effects but not 100% used to using it yet. Here are a few of my better images!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

We had a little bit of sunshine today after weeks of rain and wind, which was great for the fair i was a part of today!

Today's fair at Wharf Chambers - awesome venue and great people!

I have just updated my Etsy and Folksy shops with a few new bits, including a rare rainbow horse plush! Take a look and see what you think!

Sunday, 6 May 2012

May Day, May Day!

My first job here is to apologise for not blogging in such a long time! I have been pre-occupied with a few problems and with a busy few months at work. For those of you who don't know, my day job is actually managing a t shirt printing shop in Leeds full time. I have managed the shop for nearly 5 years and still love the fact that no day is ever the same. I get to create t shirts for such a variety of customers and with a large variety of designs!
So, here I am with a very quick but informative update! I am looking foward to Saturday the 12th May very much because I get to sell my crafts at the wonderful Handmade Fair, run by the super lovely Amy Panda who is soon to become a mummy! I have a few new designs hopefully on the way this week, especially for this event!

Handmade is one of my favourite fairs to take part of. the atmosphere is always very relaxed and happy and Amy choses the perfect selection of makers. Next saturday's fair is at Wharf Chambers at the bottom end of Leeds, which I am told is a great venue and hang-out. Come take a look and see what's on offer!

I also have something up my sleeve for June too - perhaps a few fairs yet to be confirmed. In the meantime, please keep checking my blog, shops and add me on facebook 'Jil Made This'!