Charley and her dreams…

Before I hit the hay I wanted to share this image from Charley @ Charley Dreams (geddit?) who will be appearing at reetsweet’s event at the corn exchange nov 7th…

I will be interviewing Charley very soon for the blog about her handmade products but meanwhile….just enjoy this picture of some of her work! It just makes me smile. Sleep tight!

Introducing Dig The Earth…aka Kev

How long have you been working as digtheearth?

Since the start of 2009 – though mainly online, I’ve only been selling at craft events since this summer. I initially started out making eco-friendly greetings cards, but that has slowly changed into designing giclée prints – which is the bulk of what I create at the moment.

What inspires you?
It’s impossible not to be inspired by other designers or illustrators, there’s so much fantastic work out there! I love buying prints and get to see loads of other people’s work, so it’s hard not to get too inspired! I also love the fact that I print my own work, if I have an idea I can print it out immediately and road test it! It helps keep things fresh.

What do you enjoy about craft events?

I like how unpredictable they are! You never know how many visitors are going to arrive, or if your work will even appeal to them. It’s really great getting instant feedback and you get some absolutely fantastic positive comments. Maybe it’s my darker side, but it’s almost as rewarding seeing and hearing the reactions of people who just don’t get ‘it’ when they look at my work! It’s all good fun!

Dig The Earth will be appearing at reetsweet on Nov 7th @ the corn exchange…

Confirmed crafty folks…

Hi all!

A quick update on some more confirmed stallholders for our event in November – reetsweet proudly introduces Kev from ‘Digtheearth’ and Holly from ‘HollyDazes’ to our team of exhibitors at The Corn Exchange on nov 7th 2010…

We will be posting some of their work so keep checking back!

calling all crafters and grafters!

We are currently sorting through the applications for stallholders for the craft fair in November – all crafters, artists, jewellers, papercutters, photographers should send an email with an example of some of their work to me at:

reetsweet comes alive @leeds corn exchange!

On sunday november 7th at Leeds Corn Exchange we will be holding the 1st of Leeds’ reetsweet craft shows.

From 11-4pm on the main balcony we will be showcasing the best of Leeds’ art and design talent including photography, printmaking, accessories and all manner of wonderment!

Only the very best of local work will be on show, entry is free, so come along! If there are any artists and crafters out there who would like to take part then please email me at:

I will keep you updated as we confirm further details!
See you there!

kelis is back…let summer commence at the faversham…

Such a stylish video and a great summer anthem…Hopefully it will be on at all the garden parties this summer!

Just a quick mention that The Faversham are hosting TECHNIQUE’S summer garden party soon:

GARDEN PARTY Pt 1 : Sunday 2 May @ The Faversham, Leeds

NICK CURLY : LEE CURTISS : SIMON BAKER : EL DIABLOS : MONO_CULT : KAPUT : David Martin : Jay Kilka : PBR Streetgang : Christian Maiden : Matt Long : Brad Mercer : Paul Kaminski : James Pollard : Duncan Diablo : Dan Ward : Neil Scott : Leigh Lerwill : Tom Smith : Dan Doherty : Joe Gill : Danny Pig + more

2pm – 4am : Across 5 areas : Food available : Outdoor terrace : Refurb’d main room
Early bird&first tier tickets: SOLD OUT :: Second tier tickets available

Phoenix remastered!

I love the band Phoenix and was delighted to see their interview in the Guardian this week, I’ve followed them for ten years and they just seem to get better and better. The Guardian pointed me towards this fantastic version of their song ‘Liztomania’ on their recent album ‘Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix’ by the U.S. choir PS22. Enjoy!! (see their blog at

is this the greatest blog ever made???

We all love style, facehunter rocks, the stylebubble is fab, and just overwhelms you with ideas and obviously, the sartorialist…it’s a classic. But wait, I hear there’s a new cat in town….the catorialist!!! I love cats, I hope one day we live in a world where they rule but for now, I will just look at this whenever I am down and chuckle….

Nuff respect.

spring up yoself

I’ve been assessing my flat lately, not only does it gather dust, it gathers ephemera to the max, I am having a clear out, I will be piling up things for charity, ebay etc but I shall also be going on a shopping trip to brighten it up (and chill out on spending on clothes) and tidying up. I don’t know if it’s the little bit of sun I’ve seen coming out the past few days or what but I have a sudden obsession with florals…the kind Cath Kidston does ( Cath Kidston Washbag £28 above) and dare I say…the granny chic kind. Feel the love ladies, feel the florals!!

Quilted throw by M&S £49.50