leslieworks

Arty crafts and crafty art

London, United Kingdom · 2 Sales

leslieworks

Arty crafts and crafty art

London, United Kingdom 2 Sales On Etsy since 2009

Announcement   Welcome to my refurbished and refreshed Etsy shop! After laying dormant for a few years, as of March, 2016 I have added a bunch of new handmade listings, with a new look and feel and hope you will appreciate what you see, and have a good ole browse.

I've been immersed in creativity all my life. My time is spent juggling between family, creating, and collecting and trading vintage fashion and collectibles. Please visit my HoboCameo shop here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HoboCameo, for my eclectic 20th Century finds and funky hand mades.

I really am happiest when I am making things. While I love working with paper and textiles, I also enjoy giving new life to old and unloved materials and objects, so many of my items are eco-friendly, using cleaned and repurposed second-hand and vintage materials.

Hope you enjoy your visit here and look forward to seeing you again!

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 20, 2016

Welcome to my refurbished and refreshed Etsy shop! After laying dormant for a few years, as of March, 2016 I have added a bunch of new handmade listings, with a new look and feel and hope you will appreciate what you see, and have a good ole browse.

I've been immersed in creativity all my life. My time is spent juggling between family, creating, and collecting and trading vintage fashion and collectibles. Please visit my HoboCameo shop here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HoboCameo, for my eclectic 20th Century finds and funky hand mades.

I really am happiest when I am making things. While I love working with paper and textiles, I also enjoy giving new life to old and unloved materials and objects, so many of my items are eco-friendly, using cleaned and repurposed second-hand and vintage materials.

Hope you enjoy your visit here and look forward to seeing you again!

Leslie Wilson-Rutterford

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Leslie Wilson-Rutterford

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Updates

Listing my arty embroidered hoops. Hoping to regenerate my neglected shop. Do take a look!
Finally listing my antique lace chokers. These are all unique and original.
Just love these brooch cards against this French shutter.
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About

Following my own creative passion

I was raised by artist parents in California, USA. After coming to London, I spent almost 20 years of my adult life as a sample machinist for designers such as Ben de Lisi and Hussein Chalayan, as well as 3rd Yr Degree students at University of Westminster and St Martins.
I loved the work, and the people, but after supporting other's creative pursuits for so long, I decided I needed to follow my own, so I went back to college. A single mum of 30-something, with a teenage son, I completed a BA in Interior Design. But pursuing my new career path was drastically redirected when I had my 2nd son. With a partner who could support me, and finding a new slower pace raising our wonderful son, I rediscovered my art.
I jumped into book arts, after being inspired by my mum back in California. I got involved with online projects, various exhibitions and fairs. Gradually, all this making evolved into a desire to get behind the wheel of a sewing machine again, and work with cloth and textiles once again! Not so much fashion thios time, but artistic home wares.
A cool market in Brighton came along called Art Junky, which spurred me to start collecting a few bits of vintage stuff to add to my artists books and crafts. Somewhere along the way I decided to try selling on etsy. I had tried ebay, but found it a bit soulless. Plus, I loved shopping on etsy, so decided to see if I could add to the big wonderful world of handmades and vintage you can find there. My first shop © leslieworks has never really taken off, though I keep my eye on it. I decided to open a second one focusing more on my vintage and slightly more bohemian handmades. That one has done better.
I eventually got more and more into vintage, and was asked if I wanted to start a craft market at the same place as one of my regular vintage ones. I continue to run my 3rd baby, the Dandy Lion Market, recently relaunched at the Oxford in Kentish Town, and selling a unique and viby range of art, craft AND vintage, of course!

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  • Leslie Wilson-Rutterford

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Artist, Crafter, Vintage Trader And Organiser Of The Dandy Lion Market

    Raised by artist parents, I have been immersed in creativity all my life. I juggle family life with making, collecting, exhibiting, trading and running the Dandy Lion Market, at the Oxford In Kentish Town.

Shop policies

Last updated on March 20, 2016
Hi, and thanks for looking at my shop policies! Please be sure to read as I can't be held responsible if you haven't read them.

I love combining old and new objects and materials. Call it recycling, upcycling, revamping, or repurposing. Whatever it is, it comes naturally to me, as I am concerned with conserving resources, but also with giving new life and purpose to old things. It is all part of the creative process I love so much.

I have many ideas, and am always working on new ones. If you missed something you saw in the past, please let me know, and I'll do my best to make you one. I am a perfectionist by nature, take pride in my work and hope you find my work thoughtfully and well made.

Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Please leave a review if you have a moment and are happy with your purchase!

Accepted payment methods

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  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
Paypal please within 3 days of purchase.
Shipping
I will post within 1-3 working days of receiving cleared payment.

Only £0.50 to £1.00 is added for packing & handling depending on size and fragility of item/s.

Posting within the UK:
Letter, or large letter size 1st Class Royal Mail, with proof of posting. Delivery aim 1-2 working days.
Parcels via Hermes with tracking. Delivery aim 2-4 days.
Over £20 value- additional postage to cover insurance and/or tracking will be added based on courier's prices. Please see individual listings for prices.

International:
1st Class Royal Mail with proof of posting. Signed and tracked will be added for item/s over £20 value.

If you're in a hurry to receive, please request a quote for this option before paying.

Please feel free to enquire about, and get a quote to ship outside of the UK, if your location hasn't been calculated in the listing.

I can't take responsibility if an item gets held up during delivery, or in customs. Please be patient for overseas deliveries. The buyer is responsible for any excess costs from customs in their country.
Refunds and Exchanges
Every effort is made that items will be of utmost quality. However, all items are unique, homemade and handfinished, and often include second hand elements. There may be slight nuances. Please study the photos, which are as accurate as possible. Refunds given only If item is completely wrong. Refund will be made upon return and receipt of item, in same condition it was sent in. Return postage will be shared by seller based on original costing.
Additional policies and FAQs
Consignment available. Please ask if you want something that has sold. Some items can be repeated, though might have slight variations.

My shop policies may change, so please check back.