Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Winter Wonderland

Baby it's cold outside, -15 to be precise! We had snow for 10 days on the trot, fun at first, then very frustrating! The log pile is diminishing rather quickly, but at least we're keeping cosy!

These photos were taken at the beginning of last week, we've probably had another 10" on top of this, about 2 1/2 ft in total! Gregg and I walked into the village as it would have taken us as long to dig out the car and the driveway! It was hard going trudging through the snow but beautifully still and sparkly.

The studio is cosy and busy! I had my mum up for 10 days, stranded here! So I made the most of it and got through the orders, the biggest problem was getting them to the Post Office, but we're managing, just! So I'm now having to be mummy by day and demon sewer by night to keep on top of things...............but it's all good.

Sadly I had to miss the Green Gallery Fair, it snowed all day on Friday, the roads were awful and I didn't want to leave the bub and G stranded with no was such a hard decision to make, but I think it was the right one. The Fair went well and lots of people turned up, which was great, especially after the huge effort that Becky puts in every year to make it such a special event.

Anyway, there's one week left for people to buy some Primrose Hill loveliness on-line before Christmas, we have a few goodies in our Not on the High Street shop. If there's anything else you've seen before and isn't in the shop, just give me a call or drop me a note.
You can also follow us on Twitter now too, it's quite good fun and so many lovely folk out there!
L x

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Handcrafted & Vintage Christmas Fair

I can't quite believe it's that time of year again! This time last year I was spending my first few days at home with our little Stella, where has that year gone.........?

Somehow, in the midst of the madness, I have managed to keep the business ticking along, only just! So, after the Open Studios back in September, Katie and I got our acts together and organised the above fair, and in the blink of an eye it is upon us already!

We have a great selection of stall holders, everything from beautiful porcelain ceramics, to knitwear, vintage and textile homewares, artwork, photography, fashion accessories, painted furniture and lots more.

We've decided to do it as a fuindraiser for Help for Heroes as Rob, Katies husband, was in the Royal Dragoon Guard for 16 years. As far as we know we think this may be the first ever Handcraft Christmas Fair held in aid of the charity in Scotland, so lets hope we get a big turnout.

We've got the local SWRI serving up tea, coffee and lots of home baking, so hopefully that will pull people in too!

So, if you fancy a wee day out on Friday or Saturday of this week do pop along to the fair, remember to come and say hello!

L x

Monday, September 06, 2010

Perthshire Open Studios

This Saturday sees the start of the Perthshire Open Studios 2010 and I'm really looking forward to it! Last year was such a big sucess, Katie, Diane and I all did well, so the three of us have got together again this year to put on a quirky and colourful exhibition of textiles, jewellery, photography and ceramics.

We had a nice little selection of home produce, so hopefully we'll have more of that this year!

We've got live Scottish music on the deck again on opening day, and as an added extra this year we're doing tea and cake in the garden over the opening weekend, what more could you want!
So, if you're local please do come and visit us, we'd love to see you! Fingers crossed the weather stays dry!
L xx

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Back to work

Well, supposedly! I've been back at the sewing machine for about a month now, gosh how I've missed it! Stella is 10 months old now, where that time has gone I do not know......but I've been itching to get back into the Studio for the last 6 weeks or so, does that make me a bad mummy?
Over the last 10 months, life has changed so much. We no longer spend hours working away on the house and garden, there's another little person now who needs to be fed, changed and entertained, and of course absolutely adored.
Life has changed in a very good way.
We've had our first family holiday on the stunning yet sleepy island of Tiree, but more on that another day.......
Somehow today is the 1st September, in 10 days we'll be back open again for the Perthshire Open Studios. I'll tell you all about our plans at the end of the week, it's going to be a great opening weekend though so put 11th & 12th September in your diary......
It's good to be back folks :)

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Our new toy....

Ever since I was a little girl I've always wanted one of my own.................

I learnt to cook on a Rayburn and an Aga, so you can imagine I'm in heaven right now. Gregg is rather enjoying it too, it's woodburning, heats the house and the hot water, so it's butch enough for him to play with too......!!
Christenings and finishing off with the trademen has been keeping us busy, but I'll be back again soon. Life is a little more calm again, which is good. :)
L xx

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The last 13 weeks

I think we're just about out of the fog! Life with little Stella is good, although where the last 13 weeks have gone, who knows!

Christmas came and went, spent with the family and was a very chilled out affair, just what we were needing.
The house renovation (part 1!!!) is almost there, the next couple of weeks will be exciting as the woodfired ESSE will hopefully be getting this space!
Hopefully it wont' be quite so long until my next post............
L xx