If you are short of inspiration for gifts for the men in your life then we’ve got it covered For the foodies then why not a Chilli Devil gift set or Spice Union meat rubs, the Margaret Glackin dipping sets also make a great present. For the well groomed gent, we’ve an assortment of manly pampering items, from shaving soap, to hair pomade, beard balm and moustache wax For house proud gent the Lilliput Forge iron range and Merry Band of Plague Doctors leather coasters, and Girleen Giftware bookends will be greatly appreciated     For the musical gent we’ve Spatchcock and Wurzill’s eclectic musicalRead More →

Black Friday has swept the world with mass consumerism but it’s original reason for being seems lost. Leeds independent Fabrication Crafts is bringing that spirit back with their Gingham Saturday sale, to thank their customers for supporting them over the last couple of years The Social Enterprise supports micro crafts businesses and in their shop in The Light, has over 75 under it’s roof, selling everything from food to furniture, homewares, clothing, body products, artwork, cards, musical instruments, jewellery and accessories The sale is timed to support Small Business Saturday, a national awareness day encouraging christmas shoppers to visit independents, as well as chain stores.Read More →

As the nights draw in, then it’s time to think about your lighting Fabrication has a great selection from standard lamps and shades from Twenty Watt to candles and fairy lights from our talented sellers These map shades can also be made bespoke if you have an area you want featured and make great gifts too This Light box from Mirror Mirror gives a stylish look in any room and these fairy lights from Jackdaw Decor also give a lovely sparkly effect. We’ve also a fabulous selection of both candles and holders. These from Kerry Brown will create an amazing display whether lit or notRead More →

There’s a chill in the air and the countdown to Christmas has begun and with it plans for the day. First on the list is getting the home ready and at Fabrication we’ve some perfect choices to keep your guests comfortable What every home needs is a comfy chair and these from Emily Farncombe Upholstery have real wow factor and comfy to boot This gorgeous little wotnot from Kerry Brown is also a statement piece and will be a talking point with your guests Cushions and throws will give your room a cosy ambience, these from yorkshire blankets are among our best selling items, andRead More →

My background is in surface pattern design, but in the last 20 years  I have worked in the youth and community field, including as a community artist.  Creativity will always win out though, and in the last 2 years I have had the pleasure of seeing my images used all over the world, on various websites and blogs, cards and calendars and to my delight on book covers (books are my other passion). Photography is now my main medium. I aim to tell stories by using colours, texture and natural light. I am inspired by the natural world, and how our lived in world isRead More →