Thursday, 18 December 2008

gift guide...cosy christmas!!

let our designers keep you toasty warm and curled up this Christmas!
1. cosy slouchy bedsocks by Catherine Tough in lambswool. a variety of colours/designs £18. UPDATE: not many left!
2. horse cushion by the girls at Lush Designs £34
3. sleepy pom by Donna Wilson. he loves a snooze too! £34
4. who wouldn't want to cuddle up with harry hairy head by Donna Wilson! £45
5. breakfast in bed tray by Donna Wilson.......wouldn't that be nice! £28
6. buckwheat & lavender filled heart cushion by Catherine Tough. can be gently warmed on a radiator. in various colours £32
7. short cosy bedsocks by Catherine Tough £10. not many left!
8. robin cushion by Donna Wilson in lovely soft lambswool £57
9. cuddly cloud lambswool cushions by Donna Wilson for those of us who have our head in the clouds. mini £30, medium £42
10. rainy days lambswool cushion by Donna Wilson £42
11. hotdog wheat bag warmer by Showpony. pop daisy in the microwave for 2 minutes and she'll keep you warm for a couple of hours! £24
12. ...and if you have to venture out wrap up warm with a dotty lambswool scarf by Closeknit £25

Sunday, 7 December 2008

gift guide...accessories

1. felted grey & red wool purses by Donna Smith. made in Shetland. £15.
2. Harris Tweed bag by Cadadh. made in Poolewe. Available in grey, blue & brown tweeds and in 3 sizes. £54, £60 & £64
3. another pair hand screenprinted leather purses by London's Miss Budd. £32
4. jade & tigereye bracelet by Mojo. made in Glasgow. £34
5. lambswool scarf by Saltire Designs. Available in red, green, pale green, pink, pale blue & grey. Made near Loch Lomond! £22
6. maya Harris Tweed bag in bubblegum pink by Edinburgh designer Katherine Emtage. £125
7. Borders & Harris Tweed corsages by Katherine Emtage in assorted colours tweeds. £15
8. love bird hand screenprinted gold leather purse by Miss Budd. £45
9. handmade felt corsages by Lynne Ramsay. assorted colours & sizes. made in Edinburgh. £6-£11
10. vintage curios bracelet by Louise Pringle. £45. made in Mid Lothian. many other of Louise's pieces available.
11. mariposa hand screenprinted silver leather purse by Miss Budd. £35. also available in gold in smaller size. £32.
12. gertrude bag in Borders tweed by Katherine Emtage. also available in indigo Harris Tweed. £60
13. biomorph necklace by Islay Spalding in hand dyed resin and silver. made in Broughty Ferry. £82.50
14. sandwich bracelets in felted wool by Edinburgh designer Lynsey Walters. £20 each
15. felted wool escher scarf by Donna Smith. in assorted colours. £29

Friday, 5 December 2008

gift creative!

1. recycled leather covered notebooks by Artbox£9.50
2. make-a-book kit by Alison Hardcastle. screenprinted cover, A4 sheet & instructions to make your very own artist's book. a great introduction to bookbinding £8
3. paper making kit by Flights of Fancy. with deckle, mould, press & instructions £18
4. a bright idea notebook by Sukie. a different lightbulb on each page for all your eureka moments!£9
5. make-your-own monster kit by Donna Wilson. each kit unique with pre-stitched shape £14
6. handmade notebooks by Pumpkinsputnik £3.50-£8
7. turn over a new leaf notebook by Sukie. a different leaf on each page £9
8. make yourself a sausage dog by Lucy Jane Batchelor. with 2 balloons & instructions! £3.70
9. create your own daisy chain mobile by Lush. £13

gift guide.....under £50

1. hedge warbler by Hannah Turner £36
2. blah blah blah cushion by Donna Wilson £42
3. Mr & Mrs Jones ceramic bottles by Polly George £22 & £18
4. jade, onyx, turquoise & agate bracelet by Mojo £43
5. stealth lamp by Blue Marmalade. complete with 7 colour filters £36
6. breakfast in bed tray by Donna Wilson £28
7. rainy days cushion by Donna Wilson £42
8. screen printed leather purses by Miss Budd £32
9. wild pig cushion by Lush £29
10. cyril sqirrel-fox by Donna Wilson £47
11. digging ceramic relief by Hilke MacIntyre £25
12. vintage curios bracelet by Louise Pringle £45
13. monkey lampshade by Lush £26
14. vessel ceramic tile by Ceri White £23
15. horse cushion by Lush £34

Thursday, 4 December 2008

gift guide...£25 and under

1. tape-measure wash/make-up bag by Erin Hensley £22
2. felt coasters by Donna Wilson £12
3. vintage shopper by Showpony £12
4. trevor the tiger necklace by Haberdash House £25
5. lambswool bedsocks by Catherine Tough £18
6. Rex & Regina tea-towels by Lush £11 each
7. short lambswool bedsocks by Catherine Tough £10
8. Borders & Harris Tweed brooches by Katherine Emtage £15
9. lambswool dotty scarf by Closeknit £24. Lots of other scarves available too!
10. make-your-own monster kit by Donna Wilson £14
11. small fused glass pendants by Alicia MacInnes £21
12. limited edition tea-towel by Donna Wilson £16. Hang it on your wall!
13. butterfly candleholder/wee bowl by Polly George £12
14. stripey head by Donna Wilson £19
15. flock ceramic horse tile by Ceri White £22

santa's swallie

Another idea for those especially difficult men in your about a mini-cask of real ale from The Inveralmond Brewery? A 5 litre mini-cask of Santa's Swallie or Ossian Ale will set you back around £16 (from memory). For more information you can phone 01738 449448 (if George isn't by the phone then you can leave a message). If you're not in Perth you can order online from Cellarman Direct.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

gift guide....mangifts!

1. space hopper by Edinburgh designer Kate George. box framed to sit on shelf or hang on wall. £36
2. recycled leather covered diaries in many manly colours! small £16 and large £21
3. screenprinted leather keyrings by Prod. £2
4. Pea badges by Kate Sutton for the budding gardener. £3
5. Twig pencils by Flights of Fancy. thin £1.50 and chunky £2
6. mansocks by Catherine Tough. Cosy lounging socks in size 8-10. £18
7. driftwood clocks by Garry Brown. £68-£105
8. catapult pencil by Flights of Fancy. £5
9. groover by Kate George. For all those groovers out there! £36
10. fused glass cufflinks by Alicia MacInnes. £24
11. screenprinted hankerchiefs by Sukie. £8
12. beetle and mini - retro digital artwork by Kate George. boxed out to sit on a shelf or hang on a wall. £22 each
13. angry ginger by Donna Wilson. He's grumpy but soft inside,- sound familiar!! £34
I think there's going to have to be a part 2 to this one!