Crafty Fox Market Leeds & Coming to Sheffield!

Crafty Fox Market Leeds

A couple of months ago the Crafty Fox Market packed up it’s bags and headed north to bring it’s awesome craft fair to Leeds. The market was held at the Black Swan on Call Lane and was packed out with two whole floors of amazing handmade goodies as well as workshops running by amazing crafty folk.

I popped along on the Sunday to see some pals and support my local independents… oh and to enjoy a lovely fruit beer, brewed by the great folks at Kirkstall Brewery ;)

Here’s a little peek of what you could find on the day:

If you didn’t get chance to make it along to the Crafty Fox Market Leeds, great news! The market are coming back up North to Sheffield in November. They’re teaming up with the handmade marketplace Folksy and the cool, creative co-op Roco for the weekend market so make sure you get down for all your handmade Christmas presents!

See you there! x xx

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The Ultimate Dream Home: How To Breathe Life Into Your Home

How To Breathe Life Into Your Home

When I think about my ultimate dream home to grow old in I want a place that I can cover in my memories of travelling the world – bringing each destination into my everyday so my heart is always full of all the years gone by.

I was asked by Skipton Properties to share some thoughts on creating an inspiring home interior with you guys and in their video celebrating 30 years of building homes, Caroline (Creative Director) says, “we build the home, you put the life into it” which is such a succinct way of explaining the relationship between the builder and the home owner.

You see a lot of people trying to recreate the show home feel, keeping everything tidied away and as good as new, but the true homely feel comes from a lived in and loved room which is something that Skipton Properties appreciate. Wrinkled bed sheets and sleeping dogs with memories from loved holidays dripping from the walls are the things I love in a home. All too often show homes tend to look lifeless and clinical, but coupled with the inviting warmth of Skipton Properties’ show homes and my thoughts on how to breathe life into your home, you will be living in your dream home sooner than you think.

// Bringing in natural elements is so important as they have such obvious warmth to them. Wooden furniture, fresh plants and flowers. Grow a miniature herb garden on your kitchen windowsill or if you can’t deal with the upkeep of having live plants, try a line of succulents or cacti along your mantelpiece.

// We all need to remember to keep hard copies of our memories in this harsh digital age. Get those Instagrams printed out and hung on the wall like a photo booth strip, fill your bookshelves with photo albums featuring your Facebook photos. Instead of buying generic artwork from the high street, print your own photographs onto canvas from your favourite holiday. These days all you need is a smart phone to take great photos.

// Growing a collection is a great, fun way to breathe life into your home. Whether it’s a tacky magnet from every destination you visit together arranged on your fridge or a line of kooky glass bottles from your favourite independent brewery those little personal touches will make your house feel like your home.

// As well as being a great cost cutting solution, doing your own DIY, painting and decorating will add personality to your house. You could save a fortune by buying a couple of furniture pieces from IKEA or even picking them up second hand on Gumtree and checking out Pinterest for some hack ideas. Make your furniture as unique as you are.

How do you add personality to your home? Do tag me in some photos of your favourite rooms on Instagram; I’d love to see your spaces! Loves x xx


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