Category: Events

A different kind of focus for our Leeds craft fair…

I don’t know about you, but here at Reetsweet HQ we feel like at the moment in the world, there’s some seriously bad juju. People are hurting people, racism is rearing it’s ugly head, and everyone is arguing about Brexit still. Sad times. So we thought it might be nice to put on a different kind of fair this summer and do a little good…

We’ve teamed up with Natasha who runs the lovely Social Bar on Merrion St in Leeds city centre, to bring you a one-off charity edition of Reetsweet. All proceeds will be going to PAFRAS, and we’re not just curating a whole bunch of awesome makers, we’ve also got a summer fete going on, special cocktail deals, and a BBQ.

“I’ve known Becca at Reetsweet a while after she used to pull pints here, and we thought it was high time we teamed up and did something special together. Positive Action for Refugees is a cause very close to my heart and I think it’s important at the moment that people come together so what better way than a crafty summer fete?!”

If you’re free, come and join us for a chinwag, general cheer-up and some crafty fun on Sunday 31st July from 12pm…email to book!

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Reetsweet Spring Fling 2016…

reetsweet leeds corn exchange

So the dust has settled on another fair, and our big thanks go out to the peeps at Leeds Corn Exchange for hosting us, the makers who made the day so colourful (and talent-filled!) and all the lovely customers who came down to see us!

reetsweet craft fair haul

This is my little market manager haul (above), but if you didn’t make it, here’s what you missed- just click the links to shop online (where available)…


Meet our Instagram crush…

corin beth designs

Hands up those of you who have a Instagram crush?  *waves hands* Yes, we all have a person – male or female, a blogger or maker that we simply LUST after.  Not necessarily in a sexy way – more in a ERMAGHERD I LOVE YOU way,  what they make, and their general vibe.  You feel me?

Corin Beth Designs is ours at the moment… and she’ll be exhibiting at the next reetsweet YAY!!  High fives all round…Corin boasts a strong collection of home and giftware, which serves as a decorative and functional purpose for the home.  Her collection offers a range of playful illustrated products such as coasters, tea towels and cushions, as well as printed cards for all occasions.

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She can’t go a day without drawing and working on her designs from her studio in a little town called Hinckley, taking inspiration from her everyday travels, translating her drawings into patterns and placement prints for her design collection.  She’s our kinda gal pal, come and meet her in person on Sat 26th March at Leeds Corn Exchange!

corin beth designs


Faves from December and new plans for 2016!

We hope you all had a peaceful and relaxing Christmas, we’ve been busily planning 2016 already – including a new date in Leeds for March! Yay! Start getting your pennies at the ready!

Meanwhile, here’s a little peek at some of Rebecca’s personal faves from the last event…(click to shop!)

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Lou BijouxSarah Pearson began her line of unique handmade jewellery in 2009 – the same year that reetsweet first got off the ground, Loubijoux was born.

Using carefully sourced one off vintage findings mixed with new, she creates whimsical and charming pieces that anyone can wear.  She’s pretty much our go-to for that hard to buy girl at Christmas and to be honest, we usually get one for ourselves too…

Lou Bijoux

Shop her latest pieces this Saturday in Leeds at our winter market at Leeds Corn Exchange!

Lou Bijoux



Maker Preview : You Make Me

You make me


A few years ago Etsy and Folksy were awash with the whole laser cut jewellery trend, some makers did some amazing work, others gave this type of jewellery a bad name.  Now only the strong survive in the laser cut game and Emily is a stone-cold winner at this craft!


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Her brand ‘You Make Me’ is the result of  life-long obsession with all things kitsch! From 1950’s tea pots to 60’s toys, she’s inspired by bright colours and cheerful characters and every piece is laser cut and hand assembled in her studio on the North east coast.


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We think that some of these pieces are going to make some pretty darn awesome xmas gifts at the fair this coming Saturday at Leeds Corn Exchange!


you make me


you make me

Introducing : Hashtag House


We still get chills when a new maker applies and are a total belter…cue major gushing over Hashtag House. The brand is owned and operated by Laura, a graphic design graduate who trained at  Huddersfield Uni, where she fell in love with lasercutting.Over the last year Laura has developed a range of products using natural materials such as wood and paper, from beautiful prints, to stunning iphone cases and lasercut wood art.


Hashtag House


Over the last year Laura has developed a range of products using natural materials such as wood and paper, from beautiful prints, to stunning iphone cases and lasercut wood art.

Her whimsical style, comforting popular references such as coffee and the great outdoors create a unique and lovable collection.  Catch her on Sat 28th Nov in Leeds with us. 


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Meet the Maker : Jodie Anna

Jodie Anna


The lovely Jodie Anna works from her home studio in the small village of Carlton in West Yorkshire famous for its Rhubarb and she creates illustrations based around the idea of childhood memories.


Jodie Anna


Captivated by the idea of how an object or any image can trigger memories and feelings of nostalgia; Jodie Anna creates illustrations narrating some of her happiest childhood memories, such as summers spent along the east coast to long evenings building dens, in the woods surrounding her childhood home (she also shares our obsession for tea!).


Jodie Anna


Jodie Anna then develops her illustrations in photoshop to add lovely vintage patterns to each item and to create a crisp finished image. All illustrations are then printed onto shrink plastic and heat shrunk to create beautiful pieces of wearable memories, which she hopes will bring a smile to its wearer.


Jodie Anna


Jodie has been part of reetsweet for some time now and has taken part in a number of our events, we’re super excited to have her back and to see her latest collections!


Jodie Anna

Reetsweet returns this month!


Illustration by Jil Made This



Hey there Reetsweeters!

So, there may be a few bits and bobs to finish off but this is basically our new home! What do you think? We’d had the old website up for a few years and needed a change so this new one is much easier to use, mobile friendly and we think you’ll find – a *lot* more fun! Plus we have an all-new Instagram feed!  Hurrah! Given us a cheeky follow yet?

Without further ado we’ll be starting to profile some of our fave new makers on here leading right up to the next event on Sat 28th Nov at Leeds Corn Exchange…we’re pretty stoked to be back and we hope you’ll come down!

Times have been hard for many people over the past couple of years with the cuts, bad things going on all over the place and let’s face it – the little guy getting trampled on – so let’s hope we all have a peaceful and lovely festive season and we hope reetsweet can add a lil’ something to your Christmas shopping experience!




So, it’s been a while! Reetsweet had a bit of break in 2014 due to my ever so hectic schedule as a social media monkey for a fashion brand!  I’ve learnt a LOT in the past year and I miss the buzz of the fairs and so I’m back and planning a fair in Nov and again in Spring ’16…

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Submissions are open, and you can apply here until 16th August, the after careful deliberations the stall holders will all be notified by Aug 23rd so you have plenty of time to get yourself ready!  A big thanks to all the makers who have said such kind things about the fairs, the Leeds Corn Exchange for hosting us and the awesome customers who make it all happen!!

See you in November and look out for sneaky previews and competitions on here and on our new Instagram page so get you in the mood for some awesome handmade…