Thursday, 12 November 2009

made in the shade purchase

i've been meaning to post a pic of my purchase from the last made in the shade craft fair, i got this adorable ice cream van print by Laura Donald. As you may know i love ice cream vans as my dad had one when i was little. It looks great in my gold frame. you can pick up these prints at her etsy shop. i also bought one of her retro recipe cards, so cool

more marche marche pics

as promised here are some more marche marche pics

Thursday, 5 November 2009

GIFTED at the national museum of scotland

i was so excited to be asked to participated in the gifted exhibition, after a LOT of brooch and magnet making the time is almost here to go view all my lovely products in place, really looking forward to seeing mine and everyone else's stuff. It runs from nov 13th - jan 10th so plenty time to go check it out. check out the website: gifted

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

marche marche

after a surprise last minute email asking me to take part i headed along to the marche marche five and dime mart at the bowery, what an amazing day, the atmosphere was amazing, so chilled, sat listening to live music, sipping on a beer and selling my wares, i have to say it was the most fun craft fair i have ever attended, i could do one of them every week given half a chance!

i have a few pics that i am going to upload but for now here are some pics taken by dylan matthews at blue back hot rod, check out his site for more pics of the event

check out the marche marche blog

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

made in the shade feature

well made in the shade was all fun and games, was great browsing, shopping, chatting to fellow crafters and of course doing some selling. check out lady luck rules ok's blog on the event

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

made in the shade september craft fair

now that i am back, its back into crafting full speed ahead, next event is made in the shade at the Lighthouse in Glasgow, please come along

Monday, 29 June 2009

summer isn't the same without ice cream

i was one of the luckiest kids of the seventies, my dad owned an ice cream van, it was amazing! we had a whole room dedicated to the storage of sweets in our house, and once a week when my dad headed off to go round the local neighbourhood i would set of after him with 10p in hand, i could of course just have bought my panda pop before he left but apparently i would rather run after the ice cream van and be like all the other kids. it was an exciting time in my life as you can imagine. so in honour of pinkie our ice cream van i have gathered together some stuff that reminds me of those happy happy days

"pinkie" our beloved ice cream van, i really wish my dad still had him, he's so retro!

1. ceramic ice cream cones >>> passionately curious
2. Plastic Ice Cream Bowls >>> hearts and stars
3. Waxed Ice Cream Cups >>> silver crow
4. ice cream coaster >>> robot candy
5. Vintage Ice Cream Scoopers >>> story book charms
6. Ice Cream Lollies tea towel >>> Mr.PS

and as i said..............summer isnt the same without ice cream

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

5 years of awsomeness

it was me and debbies 5 year anniversary on tuesday, we had an amazing day, starting with debbie making pancakes with syrup, fakon (fake bacon) and whipped cream, yum! she bought me some adorable balloons and i made her some bunting. in the afternoon we headed to the park and had a picnic, it was sooo nice, finished the day of with a movie and some ciders, good times

our breakfast table decoration

our amazing picnic

Saturday, 20 June 2009

cheery pie

so with debbie working most nights and our new thrifty, do not throw any food away attitude, i decided to make some cherry pies with all the cherries we bought earlier in the week. iv never made any pies before so it was a bit of a challenge, they turned out pretty good, looked super cute and went really well with ice cream. i've become quite the housewife these days, lol

Monday, 15 June 2009

1st canadian products

so i have been here for about a month and i have finally got round to making some new products and getting them up on my etsy shop, i'v been making some badges from vintage game pieces/tokens and some cards from some cute vintage childrens book images. here's a look at the badges

Friday, 29 May 2009

wake up call

i forgot to post this picture of a vintage alarm clock i picked up at the car boot sale before i left edinburgh, i have been looking for one of these for a while and i got it for £2! bargain. Im missing car boot sales here but have been feeding my bargain hunting addiction with yard sales in vancouver (why cant they all just go to opne spot and have a sale instead of me having to hunt round all the streets for lamp post signs!) i also went to a flea market and picked up a few things that i'm going to make into badges (pics to follow)

Sunday, 3 May 2009

vancouver at last

i finally packed all my stuff into my cupboard and made it to vancouver to spend the summer with debbie. My friend steph made me this extremely cute mini bunting to mark my leaving, so cute.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

new business cards

remember those cool wooden nickels i posted about, well here is my new business card design, heavily influenced by those cool images. i think they have turned out well and everyone seems to really like them :)

Monday, 30 March 2009

more car booting loot

i found this great old school map of new zealand on sunday, it was priced at £12 which was a tiny bit beyond my budget, even though that was a fair price, so i decided i would have a look round and if i still had money at the end i would see if he would take £10, so end of the car boot comes round, i head back to the stall only to find that he had packed up, so i asked is he still had the map and he did, and it had been reduced to £10 yipee, i snapped it up. so now i can stare at it and plan my year long trip to new zealand, perfect :)

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

i feel some inspiration coming over me

i love these wooden nickels, they are so cool. I am feeling very inspired by them, stay posted to see what comes of it

Monday, 9 March 2009

and the winner is

ERIN! congrats Erin, i have emailed you :)

winner was chosen at random by my own fair hand

thanks for all your great comments, i wish i could give everyone a prize!

Monday, 23 February 2009


i am having a giveaway, please leave a comment telling me what vintage wooden jigsaw brooch you would choose from my shop, and why and you could win it. The winner will be chosen on monday 9th march. good luck. the giveaway is open to everyone, i'm not internationalist, yipeeeee

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

more car boot finds!

so as per usual i headed to the car boot on sunday and found this great typewriter for just £1!! its in great condition, and even had its original instructions in perfect condition! i really love the style and graphics of these, very cool

Thursday, 5 February 2009

more praise!

etaletc was asking for crafters to put there etsy shops forward for critique, and since i have just started to try and taken my photo's so that they all sort of tie together i thought i would submit my wee shop, just to get some feedback and try and improve things. Apparently they were so impressed with my shop that they made a feature of it, i was super happy. check it out here

Tuesday, 3 February 2009

new addition

I am always thinking of new ways to improve my existing products, so i have added some library card style pockets to the inside cover of all my vintage book journals, i think they turned out pretty well and just add a little something extra

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

2!! treasuries!

today i logged into etsy and wow, while i was sleeping away i had been featured twice in the treasuries!! made for a very happy morning for me. thanks ShannaMichele and jennifergibbs

check them out while you can here and here

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

a google surprise

i was searching through google to see if i could find some nice crafty shops and i came across this blog featuring me, how exciting, normally i know if someone has mentioned me but this one was a lovely surprise, it made my afternoon :)

so after that little find i decided to google myself and found other blogs i had been featured in, all this praise that i didnt even know about!! indie shopping


Sunday, 18 January 2009

jigsaw brooches

my jigsaw brooches went down a storm in the red door gallery before xmas and they have almost sold out, so i made some new ones from some very cool vintage jigsaws and took them along, hopefully they will still keep selling even though the run up to xmas is over





check out the red door blog post here