Sunday, November 25, 2012

Birds Yard and Life's Big Canvas

Birds Yard is a lovely building in the centre of Leeds which is worth a visit if you are passing by. Inside there are lots of different smaller independent shops run by different people. Chloe is one of these people.
I "met" Chloe a good few years ago when I use to blog elsewhere. However only met her in "real life" this year when she was looking for new craftspeople for her shop, Life's Big Canvas, which is located in Birds Yard.

It was quite surreal really. I got a text from Chloe when I was on holiday in Dover saying that she was in the shop that weekend so we decided to potter by home through the week and make our way to Leeds on the Saturday to say hello with a few pieces of my work to see if they were suitable. I only came home with a few of them. The rest stayed in the shop!

I was greeted with a huge hug and the atmosphere in the shop was so friendly. And not just to me. Everyone who popped in whilst I was there was greeted with a friendly smile and a hello.

This week I sold my first two items there which made me beam! I've just finished parcelling up replacements to send to the shop which I finished off today.

Apologies for the Crummy photo!

So if you are passing through Leeds, do pop in. As well as Chloe's independent jewellery shop, there is a cute retro tea room, screen printed t-shirts, a hairdressers, vintage clothes and loads more. And all under one roof too. Perfect for this grim weather we are having at the moment. You don't even have to leave the building to visit the next shop.


  1. I went a few months ago I loved it and Chloe is so lovely her shop as soo many beautiful things in xx

    1. I couldn't resist when I went and bought one of Chloes necklaces and since then have bought a tie pin, two brooches, a ring and a necklace!

  2. Hurrah for your first two sales :) May there be many more to come!