Saturday, 15 June 2013


I am writing from inside the very beautiful and bright Handpicked Hall this afternoon. The atmosphere is relaxed and the people (customers and sellers) are fantastic. Handpicked Hall, already established in Ripon and Skipton, offers a big bunch of independent sellers ready to give retail a good go! From Vegan cakes and home-made chocolate to Handmade Collective group of amazing crafters, this place has it all and is still growing. Having taken part in the preview evening and also trading yesterday and today, it has been great to be part of a friendly family of exciting and creative folk! Today there is a large Victorian entertainment group and barber shop quartet as well and a few classes going on - where else would you find this kind of thing in Leeds?!

Those who live in Leeds may remember Handpicked Hall, situated in the Grand Arcade used to be a nightclub and was dark and dingy. It has been magically transformed with a lot of hard worked into a big, bright and open space with lots of hidden nooks and crannies and revitalised original features over two floors! With a big stunning glass roof and beautiful tiles floors, this place has a calm and friendly feel, with a positive aura amongst it's staff and traders. So, if you're looking for something new, original and a full of character, this is the place to be and just a few minutes walk from the Headrow, it is definitely worth coming over! It's already become one of my favourite places to be and had a mass of positive feedback.

Jil Made This will hopefully have a regular place here meaning you can see what I've been up to, make suggestions and of course pick up some handmade treats! Here are a few snaps of my space on the first floor! My new prints are receiving lots of positive feedback and I am taking commissions too! 

So, come along to Handpicked Hall, open Wed - Sun with a wide variety of sells and lots of fun!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Handpicked Hall

This week will see the exciting opening of a brand new store to the ever-growing Leeds city centre! Handpicked Hall, already successful in both Ripon and Skipton promises a vast range of independent sellers all under one rather stunning roof. With lots of space to explore hidden treasure, it is definitely worth a look! 

Jil Made This is fortunate enough to be taking part in the opening night preview on Thursday 4pm -7pm and then regular days selling in the fantastic new venture! I will be there all day Friday and Saturday, with lots of new and favourited items on sale! Hope to see some friendly faces there - spread the word!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013


As of next Thursday, I will be proudly joining a new and exciting venture in Leeds City Centre. I will be selling (most likely on a weekly basis) at the stunning Handpicked Hall, which is situated in the Grand Arcade. The store will be opening next Friday for business and I will be there both Saturday and Sunday with all sorts of new goodies in my space! The store will house various independent craft/vintage and creative folk all under one stunning glass roof, with a huge space to shop in!

I have been busy creating new cards and prints with various designs. Below is a little preview of a few designs!

So, if you're looking for something new and exciting or just want to see my wares, please come along next Friday/ Saturday to Handpicked Hall!