Ruth Dawson & Hayley Vine

I am Ruth Dawson, author of the children’s book titled CRUMBS. Since I retired from working with children for 50 yrs and missing them very much, I have found the time and energy to become more creative and eventually publish my first book. Living in such an inspirational location, surrounded by the river and it’s rich variety of wildlife, gave me the idea of a possible conversation between two geese who I see daily. So CRUMBS was created. I owe a massive thanks to Hayley, however, for completely bringing it to life in such beautiful and amusing way. My email is if you would like to contact me.

Hayley Vine – I am a designer and illustrator. ‘Crumbs Grumbled Goosey’ is the first children’s book that I have illustrated. I used Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator combined with hand drawn sketches. I also have a range of greetings cards and bridal cards and I work on various illustration commissions.

For the Otley based story , I took inspiration from photographs taken in Otley town and Wharfe-meadows Park so that the pages were recongisable but also creative.

I have two facebook pages:

The Makepeace Design Studio  (

and Esmay Bridal Nightwear – .

Email :

My Illustrations are also listed on the Monkey feet Illustration Directory.

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