Wednesday, 29 April 2009

happenings this weekend....

Also this weekend is the North Fife Open Studios event where you can meet artists & makers on their own turf. The event this year takes in Saturday, Sunday and Monday so perfect if you're looking for something to do this bank holiday weekend . Details of participating artists are on the website.
Above you can find (clockwise from top left) Sandra Davie, Dot Sim, Lucy Turner (aka Lucy Moose) and Jenni Gudgeon. Jenni is also serving tea, coffee & soup in Dunshelt Village Hall so that might just be where you'll find me!
If you're in Perth this Saturday then you'll find it all happening down on George Street! The Victorian Fayre (in aid of CHAS) will be filling the length of the street with entertainment galore from 10-4. You can get raffle tickets (1st prize £250) here at boo vake or from other outlets such as Lickwid or Pretty Things

Wednesday, 22 April 2009 camera

I've just got a new camera so have been taking a few snaps in the shop to try it out. So far the results are looking a lot better than from my old one so hopefully I'll get some new pictures up on the website soon! This is a postcard from Donna Wilson.

new brewery

I took a wee detour after my brewery duties (see below) to take some pictures of the new Inveralmond Brewery which is being built not far away. Still a lot to do but I think they are hoping to move in about August time. And I'll stop now before I become a brewery bore!

don't worry...the beer will get through

Over the weekend I had the job of looking after the beer at The Inveralmond Brewery while eight of the guys were off on a 3 day trip to the Czech Republic. Oh what responsibility! So whilst they were 'holed-up' in the depths of the Budvar Brewery my tasks were to take the gravities of the beer and set the coolings and hot water. I've done this before (under the watchful eye of my partner Ken) but this was my first time on my ownsome. Luckily getting to the brewery for me involves a very pleasant cycle journey along the Rivers Tay and Almond, and the weather at the weekend here in Perth was just glorious so I think all in all it worked out pretty well.

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

hannah nunn

We've just received some fabulous botanical paper-cut lamps and candle-covers from the very talented Hannah Nunn. I met Hannah at last year's bctf (although I'd seen her lamps a couple of years previous to that) but it wasn't until I was looking for a 40th present for a very good friend that I finally made contact again. Happily my friend loved her lamp and the upshot was that I put an order in for the shop straight away.
Not only does Hannah make lovely lamps but she also has a fabulous shop in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, called Radiance.

The candle-covers are £15, and the lamps range from £56-£68.