Friday, 11 November 2011

Little Red Riding Hood goes Dotty!!! is an update on the happenings of my life!
I have done a few fairs, some more successful than others, but I see each event and location as a learning experience and I love getting feedback and seeing people's responses to my crafts.
I want to sell happiness, when people look at my crafts I want them to smile and laugh, I want it to brighten their day! I started creating these creatures when I was ill and they gave me a purpose and I want to spread the crafty love :)

I have also been browsing charity shops and have found a few things that I plan to decorate! I have some ideas but may wait until the new year to start on them. I would love to be able to do furniture restoration and decoupage. I also want to learn to knit and use a sewing machine properly in 2012!

However I am learning new skills, I have joined the WI, I go to Saltaire and so far it's amazing! You can find out more info here:
I have met lovely people of all ages and done some wonderful activities...I made this Suffolk puff which I think is okay for my first attempt!

...then last night I made figgy pudding...which I am going to steam tomorrow so we will see how that turns out! We also had a really good talk on traidcraft which was really informative and I am definately going to look at buying more fairtrade...such as chocolate :)

And linked to food....drink!! I have discovered some wonderful varieties of dairy free milk! I love coconut milk, hemp milk, oat milk....slight milk obsession? And coconut juice!

 Moving subejcts to clothes and shopping...I love animal print...I did think the other day when I was dressed in a dalmation print coat and leopard print ear muffs along with zebra print umbrella that maybe I own too much animal printed stuff...but no I don't think so!! Anyway below is my new coat...I have around 4 leopard print coats, pjs, dressing gown...soo I thought I would try out a different print this winter.....I can always pretend to be Cruella de Vil...
(the name for this blog post came from the fact that for a few winters now I have been wearing my red coat, but this year I have changed colour and pattern)

Finally my Dad has always loved cars, in particular classic cars and vehicles! I have been to a few shows and have been thinking if I win the lottery I could purchase...

Yes I have always wanted an icecream van, wouldn't it be so cool to tour the country playing tunes and dishing out icecream, sauce and sprinkles! My interest in classic vehicles is growing, but my knowledge will never be as great as my Dad's...also I do tend to like 'feminine' cars, bubble cars and girly colours, which probably does nothing for the value of a classic car!

Now winter is approaching...I do not like the cold! I may have to go and hibernate if it gets too bad, but for now I am going to stock up on yorkshire tea, hot chocolate and a new fluffy covered hot water bottle...

So there you have longest blog to date...

Thursday, 29 September 2011

On Tour...

I have quite a few fairs coming up towards Christmas time, I am excited and hope that I get to meet lots of crafty people...

You will be able to find more information on my facebook :)

Sunday 2nd October
Yorkshire craft fair, Victoria Hall, Saltaire

Saturday 8th October
Shipley Alternative 2, Kirkgate Centre, Shipley

Tuesday 8th November
Reetsweet and Handmade's Super Craft Fair, Leeds Uni

Sunday 20th November
Yorkshire craft fair, Victoria Hall, Saltaire

Sunday 4th December
Winter craft fair, Victoria Hall, Saltaire
I will be back blogging again soon...things are good! I have discovered a love for classic cars and an amazing WI group!

Saturday, 27 August 2011

August! The Summer is ending....

Sooo it's been a while, almost the end of summer and time to hide under the duvet...although I am looking forward to getting crafty this Christmas...I have quite a few orders already and some fairs booked!
I have loved all the craft fairs I have done, I am still learning but I think my displays are getting better along with my organisation!
I had a lovely family holiday in Italy which was a wonderful break and it made little Emz get her head together and get ready face the world haha...

We went around Rome and went sightseeing and to the beach and ate lots of pasta!

I even attempted to build some sandcastles....

And back to my crafts...these penguin decorations seem to be popular at the moment, along with my finger puppets...
I am working on some new ideas and can't wait for you to see them, I am looking forward to my next fairs and I will be making my crafty debut in Leeds...soo excited but soo nervous!


Monday, 27 June 2011


Here is a little June round up! The sun has finally come out and I have been busy making creations for my upcoming fairs:
Saturday 9th July at Kirkgate Centre, Shipley
Sunday 24th July at Victoria Hall, Saltaire

This is a plate I handpainted in Haworth!

My latest collection of cats

Collection of hanging seahorses

Also my Dad has been ace helping me with computers! Check out my new funky banner!

Sunday, 12 June 2011


Just got a few pics to share..

These are the cutest lipbalms ever!
My Dad gave me these for my birthday...

My latest custom order...
a guardian angel

Some bits in my bedroom :)
Checkout the cupcake trinket box, the lego mini figures, alice in wonderland bag.....

Wednesday, 8 June 2011


June already! I have been busy with custom orders lately, the most recent being a set of In The Night Garden characters, I had to educate myself on kids tv!

Been to some good events recently too including Saltaire Arts Trail and Take That!
May be taking a trip to Ripley Castle this weekend.
I have discovered a lot of new magazines recently including Mollie Makes and Homestyle Sewing....
Also I had my birthday and recieved some wonderful gifts, many Russian Doll themed :)

Thursday, 12 May 2011

May Update

Hey! May is flying by! I really enjoyed my first craft fair at the start of the month and met lots of lovely people.
I have been busy making lots of custom orders, here are some finger puppets that I made for a little boy

Saturday, 30 April 2011

End of April....

So today is the last day in April, can't believe how quickly this year is going!
And it's my first craft fair tomorrow in Saltaire!

Here are a few of my latest creations....

Thursday, 3 March 2011

March Update!

I haven't posted for a while, I have been searching and found some cool crafts, I have loads of inspiration, wish I could sew sew sew and not sleep!

I have been busy making crafts are a selection!

I also created this slogan...

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

More February Creations!

Hi again! I have been busy crafting again and creating new products. I have got some craft stalls booked throughout the year at Saltaire Victoria Hall and I would love you to come along.

My next craft fair will be Sunday 1st May 2011.

Here are my latest crafts:

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

February Creations!

Here are a few of my latest creations, I hope you like them!

Green flowery elephant :)

Pink elephant with plaited tail, customised for a friend

Green owl, my little brother rather likes this!


Here are a few penguins......