Tuesday, 30 November 2010

i heart...my favourite place announcement.

i heart...

all the submissions i have received over the last wee while for our next collaborative zine project - 'i heart...my favourite place.'

and i am very happy to announce that the 10 very talented creative people that will have their artwork & sounds featured in the zine are...

Barbara Ana Gomez

Matthew Ellero

Emma Cowley

Helen Macdonald

Natalie Hughes

Melanie Chadwick

Murray Sommerville

Gillian Gibson

Daria Hlazatova

Sarah McGarva

the zine will be available to purchase from my online shop in january, after the mayhem of the festivities are over. but i'll be sure to keep you up-to-date on how it's all coming along.

can't wait till then to feed your collaborative zine desires? a few zines from our last project are still available here.


Wednesday, 24 November 2010

snow is falling.

i heart...

the first snow of the season.

growing up mostly in aviemore means that snow is never as exciting as everyone else seems to find it. i always found it bizarre when i lived in glasgow how excited & panicked people would get over only an inch of snow - i'm used to feet of snow & still managing to get about with no hassle! however, i can't help the child-like delight when the first snow of the year arrives. & today was that day...
and that was taken this morning, there's been heaps more since then...almost enough to make a snowman...

which oh so conveniently brings us to some other snowmen i've been making, this time from felt...
(scarf made by halina rifai & alex kenzel) 

believe it or not this felt snowman is a cd cover! it's for the awesome esperi & his release 'Snowman' through Olive Grove Records which is out on the 13th december.

to celebrate the release, Olive Grove Records are having a wee christmas bash on the 22nd december at the 13th note, glasgow. along with esperi, Randolph's Leap & the crazily talented RM Hubbert will be playing. PLUS! i'll have my very own wee stall full of handmade goodies so you can cram in some last minute christmas shopping without having to resort to a box of chocolates & withered flowers from the 24 hour garage. we've got it all covered :)


Monday, 22 November 2010

very tempt-ing.

i heart...

when lovely shops stock my bits.

newest to the list of i heart... stockists is Tempt, an adorable little gift shop in cupar, fife.
a whole selection of my goodies are available there for you to purchase, including the newest edition to our woodland plushie family - fritz the fox...

they also have handmade craftings from Nikki Made Sketchstitch as well as scrumptious cupcakes from Kitchnbake!

they are even having some late night shopping nights every thursday on the run up to xmas, perfect to get into the xmas spirit & get all your presents sorted!


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

randolph's leap.

i heart...

Randolph's Leap.

so much so i'd go as far as saying they are in my top 10 favourite bands, ever. plus, me & the boy had our first date at one of their gigs & have decided that they would definitely be our wedding band at our imaginary wedding (awww).

so i was pretty chuffed when i was asked to make some limited edition knitted cd covers for them...

these are now available to buy along with a whole range of goodies & their new release 'Battleships & Kettle Chips'. last time i checked there were only 7 left, so if you want to get your hands on one hurry up & buy one here.

if you've had a wee listen to them & like what you hear (if you don't i may have to disown you) then be sure to come see them play this thursday at The Captain's Rest for FREE!

make sure & check out the Olive Grove Records new website too. i have more exciting news about them coming soon, so keep your peepers peeled!


Friday, 12 November 2010

a very busy weekend.

i heart...

selling my bits & bobs at craft markets.

& this weekend i'll be doing that very thing on saturday & sunday. i will be selling x-stitch greeting cards, woodland plushies, pick n mix badges, handmade cushions, knitted hairbands, headscarves, x-stitch badges & of course the one & only walter. here's a wee preview...

on saturday i will be at the Barras Centre for Supermercado...

& on sunday i'll be popping across to edinburgh for the Magpie Market...

hope to see you there!


Monday, 8 November 2010

x-stitch x-mas.

i heart...

my new cross-stitch christmas cards.

& am very happy to announce they are now on sale at The Spider & The Fly in edinburgh! i have two designs - 'xmas kisses' & 'bah humbug'. have a look-see...

i will also be selling these & lots more goodies including hand-sewn felt creatures, knitted hairbands & bow ties, x-stitch badges, hama-bead jewellery & other bits & bobs at my two upcoming stalls this weekend.

on saturday i will be setting up at the Made In The Shade Supermercado...

and on sunday i'll have a spot at the Magpie Market...

do pop along, have a look, maybe get some early xmas presents & come say hello!


Wednesday, 3 November 2010

starting from stitch.

i heart...

being excited about taking my first Starting From Stitch workshop.

yup, that's right, this friday sees the very first Starting From Stitch workshop at Made In The Shade.
during week one, attendees will learn how to do a basic stitch, draw & sew on their own animal design, stuff it & stitch it together (whilst munching on treats & sipping on punch) so by the end of the evening everyone will have their very own fabric animal to take home!

they will also get to take home a wee booklet i've put together & here's a wee preview...

i'm very happy to say that the classes are fully booked. but! if you want in, send an e-mail to the Made In The Shade girls & let them know so we can put these workshops on again for you.

i'm also excited to be down in glasgow this weekend because it's the Supermercado launch on saturday! i can't wait to see all the stalls & goings on, you should most definitely come too.

(but don't spend ALL your pennies, because i'll have a stall there the week after ;))