29 November 2010


...and a huge big super massive THANK YOU to all who came to the Craft Candy Christmas Fair on Saturday, who came by, looked, chatted, questioned and bought. It was an incredible day and it was grand. apologies to anyone who came across from their stall to say hello - as i was on me own and unable to wander (the mister has yet to make a double of me_that's what his PhD should have been about). this week, i am again at work doing the day job, with all making/drawing crammed into the evenings ready for the next fair that is THIS SUNDAY in Leeds. Please see the ReetSweet Blog for more details. It is all go here and if anyone would like to give or donate me a screen-print room - you know where i am as then i could keep up with this long to-do list!

21 November 2010


...Candy Cane Christmas Fair is THIS SATURDAY - 27th November and i will be there. This week has been busy and I mean busy! Settling back in to everything has been hard and job-hunting has been so-so. I did two fairs this weekend, Holmfirth and Saltaire and thanks to all those who stopped by the stall. Tomorrow i start a temp-job while the husband continues with the post-phd job hunt. nowt like trying to fit everything in and this weekend, i am really looking forward to the above Craft Candy Fair - I will be there with my work! The words below have been taken from their latest email.

Hi everyone, The Candy Cane Christmas Fair is THIS SATURDAY - 27th November and we have SO much on offer - original Christmas presents or fantastic treats for yourself! More than 40 hand-selected exhibitors will showcase the cream of the UK craft scene, filling the gallery with on-trend one of a kind pieces. Our guest experience is very important to us and as always our fairs are completely free to attend.

You're most welcome to browse the stalls, enjoy a coffee in the cafes, and soak up the inspiration. Choose from a vast selection of jewellery, bags & accessories, stationery, home-wares and ceramics. Our resident carol singers will be providing top quality festive cheer for the season to be jolly! Don't forget our fabulous raffle returns too, tickets are only 50p and you could win an exquisite selection of handmade craft.

See you next week - from The Craft Candy team.

15 November 2010


...just to say that i am back from our super mega trip. photo above is from New York when we found a Hello Kitty hiding in a courtyard place-cant remember where-on our way to MOMA i think! just getting to grips with living back in Huddersfield and a slower pace of life, catching up with emails, seeing family and friends and just general 'to-doing' of work. i have to say that i tried drawing on holiday but we were just moving around so fast here, there and everywhere, that there weren't really stopping time for doodles. resting time was taken up by burger eating and watching Law and Order-SVU or NCIS - terrible but addictive telly. the mister drove us from NY to California and back - about 8500 miles i think - give or take a few. there are photos to look at and draw from, plus plenty of inspiration in my head so we shall just have to see what comes out of the pencil end of it all in a few weeks.

ReetSweet 2 - Art, Design and Neo Craft Shopping Fair at Leeds Corn Exchange Sunday 5th December - more info here and to follow! Put it in your diaries and pass on the invite!

01 November 2010

coming up...

...please put a note in your diaries for this special event. Craft Candy have invited me and my work to be part of their Candy Cane Christmas Fair which will be held at the Millennium Gallery in Sheffield on Saturday 27th November. Entry is free so if you are nearby or fancy a day out, please come and say hello. there will a great mixture of work on display - i believe about twenty or more stalls of art and craft. Please follow the links for more information. I will have the usual items with me as well as new prints and hopefully new art work on display - all depends on what i can do in the two weeks i have between getting back from the USA and the fair!