Sunday, 11 December 2011

Last fair of the year!

Next Sunday will be my last craft fair of 2011. it has been a really busy year. I have appeared at craft fairs across the North West and Yorkshire from Street parties to Galleries. but my final fair is very local to me at The Longfield Suite in Prestwich.
As part of Rose & Lee Vintage Living's Prestwich Vintage Life Extravaganza as well as having a stall and will be providing face-painting

Tuesday, 6 December 2011


New series of penguins cards made for Christmas

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Prestwich Craft fair

I will be here tomorrow at the Longfield centre from 10am
selling my usual wares and some new Christmas crafty goodies

Manchester Craft Mafia Craft Fair at Whitworth Art Gallery

I will be here next Saturday 10th December with the rest of The Manchester Craft Mafia from 10am at the Whitworth Art Gallery.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

sock pigs finally available to buy online

well I know you've been waiting years and now I have finally put my sock pigs on Etsy a bargain for just £4 each pig is different and perfect stocking filler.

Sunday, 30 October 2011


I have spent the afternoon teaching a friend how to screen print.
On her first attempt she created this amazing cute squirrel

Monday, 3 October 2011

Cheshire Food Festival 15th 16th October

Preparing for the Cheshire Food Festival 15th and 16th October. with the rest of The Manchester Craft Mafia we will be hosting a craft fair featuring brilliant makes from across Greater Manchester and will be running a series of workshops. I will be making simple books all participants will make at least two book to be used as sketch books, scrapbooks, gifts or albums. for more info or to book email

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Yorkshire Meerkats

Just come back from a few days in Yorkshire
with visits to Scarborough's Sealife Centre and Tropical World near Leeds
More of my photos can be seen on my Flickr page

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Oldham craft fair

I have just completed a new heard of sock cows I will selling these and many other fun crafty bits and paintings at......

Cherry Events Craft Fair

Location: The Green, Near Beech Road, Chorlton. Manchester

Type of event: Craft Fair
Date: Sunday 11th September 2011
Time: 11:00am - 4:00pm
£1 entry on the door

Uppermill Civic Hall, Lee St, Oldham OL3 6AE
More details: Facebook Page

make sock pigs!

September Lo-fi DIY

On Tuesday 6th of September 6 till 9 at Common (Edge St, Northern Quarter)

Sock piggy wigs!

September Lo Fi brings the chance for you to make a new friend J

I will be showing how to make a little sock pig.

You don’t need to bring anything except £1.50 and that will guarantee that you get to take a friend home.

If however you do want to choose and bring some socks or buttons that’s cool too.

Anything you’ve made recently please bring it along for show and tell, we’d love to see.

Common will take orders for our tea or whatever drinks and nibbles make take your fancy?


Places must be booked by emailing

Monday, 15 August 2011

more painting added to etsy

original paintings added to Etsy
these paintings now available to buy on Etsy

Thursday, 7 July 2011

This weekend

Saturday and Sunday I will be with the rest of The Manchester Craft Mafia at Fred Aldous in The Northern Quarter, Manchester for an extra special craft fair to help celebrate Fred's 125th Birthday!

Sunday, 12 June 2011


Pitch ! I am 1of 30 Deaf and disabled artists and arts workers taking part in this event on Wednesday

also includes

10 disability arts projects and organisations

Come and find people, partners, punters and possibilities

What have you got to lose - apart from your preconceptions?

Sync South East is a leadership development programme designed to support

and develop Deaf and disabled people and in the South East of England to reach

their true potential. Pitch! is the culmination of two years of development and is

the perfect place to broaden your knowledge and expand your contacts!

Wed 15 June 2011, 10.30am–5pm

The Stables, Milton Keynes

Sync South East is one of 15 Accentuate Projects looking to create a cultural

shift in the South East the lead up to 2012 realigning the way in which disability,

creativity and ability are perceived.

Please email joverrent@adainc org asap to reserve a place – places are limited.

Monday, 6 June 2011

June Lo-Fi

Upcycle your ts

Tomorrow night from 6pm

This month we are gonna dig out forgotten t-shirts and turn them into wonderous jewellery!

Myself and Nico Dawson will show you how to make necklaces, rings, bracelets and brooches. It’s really easy peasy and very experimental.

We will aim to provide all the materials for a mini fee but if you have any old forgotten t shirts bring em along.

Anything you’ve made recently please bring it along for show and tell, we’d love to see.

Common will take orders for our tea or whatever drinks and nibbles make take your fancy?


To let us know you’re coming email

(Acceptance of your invitation helps with numbers for food if you plan on eating? And also for the demo and materials so please do try to let me know if possible?)

Lo Fi DIY is brought to you in association with Manchester Craft Mafia, a friendly bunch!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Wordy Women

On Monday I will be taking part in a panel discussion as part of the Chorlton Arts Festival full info below

Wordy Women: A discussion about Women, Art and Text

Monday 23rd May
7.30pm at Chorlton Library

Come along to this presentation and open discussion which I will be hosting with Artist Jackie Wylie and Illustrator Caroline Coates. This will be followed by a drink in the local bar The Nip and Tipple on Upper Chorlton Rd. The event is free and is part of the Chorlton Arts Festival.

Emily Pitts, Manchester Artist, will host a presentation, outlining a brief history of the use of text in art, with particular reference to women and text, followed by an open discussion with the audience. Emily will be joined by a panel of artists to explore both current and historical practice and the way in which women have taken up the mantel of renowned conceptual artists to develop this medium as a platform for social and political comment. They will present and make reference to their own works and those of artists past and present, including Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger and Lawrence Weiner. The presentation and talk will last approximately 90 minutes and will be followed by a gathering at local bar The Nip and Tipple.”

Friday, 25 March 2011

Friday, 18 March 2011

Lo-fi books

At the beginning of the month I ran one of the Manchester Craft Mafia’s Lo-Fi sessions

I taught a lovely group how to make some simple little artist books/ scrap books. the results were lovely using ribbons, buttons even old maps some beautiful books were created. for more of the finished books check out my flickr

LO-FI is a monthly

get to together at Common in the Northern Quarter

taking place on the first Tuesday of the Month. starting about 6pm costing

just £1 towards materials

The next session April 5th will be run my textile Artist Jane Dennerly who will be demonstrating some simple stitches that create fantastic results beginners and experienced crafters welcome.

to have a nosey at some of Jane’s work check out her blog

places must be booked to book and for more details contact Nico on


Another weekend another Craft fair. Tomorrow I'm back in manchester for one of the lovely Market Fairs at Levenshulme Inspire

Friday, 11 March 2011

back to the reet side of the Pennines

Another Craft fair in Sheffield at Bungalows and Bears will be there from 1pm. Don't worry Manchester will be back in Manchester selling again next weekend

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

This little piggy went to market (Bakewell) and this little pig stayed at home (Manchester)

Can you be in two places at once?
well this weekend I'm going to try
on Saturday I will be running an origami workshop in Manchester.

ok so my mum will be manning the stand while I do the workshop in Manchester
but I will be there all day on the Sunday

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Make books

On 1st March I will be running Lo-fi DIY

Making things happen!

On Tuesday 1st of March 6 till 9 at Common Edge St

(Edge St, Northern Quarter)

Learn to make books

Using paper scraps and recycled bits and bobs I will be showing how to create small artists books, note and scrap books. Using maps, old envelopes, wallpapers, any spare paper! To create uniquely simple crafted books. Learn how to turn a piece of a4 paper into a scrap book in a few folds, make concertina books and learn simple book binding stitches.

All materials will be provided for which we request a £1 donation. But if there is any thing you would like to bring to use then please do. Turn a drawing into a book? Have some favourite gift wrap you don’t want to wrap with?

Common will take orders for our tea or whatever drinks and nibbles make take your fancy?

places must be booked

Lo Fi DIY is brought to you in association with Manchester Craft Mafia, a friendly bunch!

Friday, 11 February 2011


my usual craft fairs are usually in and around Manchester sometimes sneaking into the rest of Lancashire but tomorrow I will be at The Showroom Cinema and Workstation in Sheffield!!!! I grew up in Sheffield and it's great to finally get round to doing a craft fair there. The workshop is run my Fifi markets for more details on this fair and to see examples of over exhibitors check out their site

I keep coming back to the Workstation just after school a was involved in a radio project there part of Sheffield's children's festival at just 16 and they let me live on radio, think we only got told off once for bad language. ops! and then when I was a at college my work experience was for a Graphic design company based there. though both experiences were great really hoping to actually make some money this time.

I'll be doing more craft fairs in Yorkshire and in Derbyshire over Spring and Summer more details to follow

Tuesday, 8 February 2011


An Illustration I have just done for Amelia's magazine for an article about The Trash Fashion Exhibition at the Science Museum
The original dress container 1000 pieces of folded paper admittedly mine doesn't contain that many... but each of the handmade paper origami cranes I made for this illustration are less than 2 centimetres in height.

Saturday, 5 February 2011


lovely postman woke me up this morning (no I mean that, forgot to set my alarm)
and delivered some lovely new postcards. Will be available at all the Craft fairs I do. getting quite a collection together there could be doggy packs of postcards soon

Friday, 14 January 2011

Pigs do fly!

Just because sometimes we need to believe that anything is possible.
Pigs do fly!

Sunday, 9 January 2011


In just the last couple of months I have made pigs, cows, monkeys, a penguin and now a pinky-purple sheep in roller skates. Can't wait for the next challenge! this cute little guy is a commission for aka Katrina Davies based on her purple sheep logo/drawings

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

fashion illustration for Amelia

done a bit more work for Amelia's Magazine to illustrate their latest article on Fashion Designer's New Years Resolutions. Which helps me achieve my resolution to draw more. My illustrations of Jewellery by Imogen Belfield her Blog and clothes by Ada Zanditon


this little (well maybe not that little) penguin was a commission for a Christmas present I did.
made him from the softest fleece was hard to let him go he was sooo cuddly. now working on a purple sheep! don't worry I'm sure I'll be back making sock pigs soon