Wednesday, 24 February 2010

islay spalding jewellery

New silver & resin jewellery in the shop now from Islay Spalding!! Here's just a small selection of what's on offer from her biomorph, berry & sweet sweet collections. Most of the biomorph range (like above) have a different colour of resin on either side. The majority of pieces are hallmarked at Edinburgh Assay Office.

Islay also very kindly sent on a raffle prize I won way back in November at the Christmas Extravaganza she organised in the WASPS studios in Dundee. Thanks Islay! Never win - didn't check. Exhibiting there were Scottish members of the Association for Contemporary Jewellery and also artists from the WASPS studios and I now own a necklace by Dauvit Alexander - also known as The Justified Sinner. He has a blog right here.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

jayne stephen

New to boo vake.....accessories from Fort William based textile maker Jayne Stephen. Jayne makes leather corsages and necklaces of handmade leather beads. She also makes the most fantastic collars from Harris Tweed and ribbon (sorry don't have an image yet).

something new?

Managed to defrost those fingers yet?.....why not try your hand at a bit of crochet, needle-felting, or a spot of embroidery with these new yummy wool taster kits (complete with instructions) from Rachel Henderson. Who knows where it might lead!
Now in the shop at the rather splendid price of £6 each.


It's so so cold here in Perth today (again) and oh so lovely. February has been amazingly dry, bright and full of blue skies so I'm a bit disinclined to make any negative comments about the toe freezing cold for fear of breaking the spell.
Anyway lots of new things have been making their way onto the shelves here in the shop and I'll have a few updates coming up on some of those very soon!

(I'm sitting here in the shop in 2 pairs of tights, socks, jeggings/treggings(?), boots, t-shirt, long sleeved top, thick lined dress, 2 cardigans, wrist-warmers and scarf and this guy has just passed in a pair of shorts!)

Saturday, 13 February 2010

al's house

The house my brother designed for his mother-in-law is featured in today's Scotsman Magazine. He has also got a new website which you can find here!

Thursday, 11 February 2010

isak fika cups

Look what's just arrived! I've been looking forward to having these for a while now. It's the new set of Fika cups (or bowls) from Isak, designed by English based Swedish designer Sandra Isaksson. They come packed in twos in a beautiful Isak designed box. Use them as cups for your espresso, as little bowls, or even for a wee dram or other tipple (oh go on!).

box of 2 cups (with 1 harvest & 1 familjen design) £18

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

miso funky

Some fabulous 'emo-broidery' from Claire from Miso Funky now on our shelves. Full of deep wisdom and helpful advice. My favourite at the moment is 'be nice or go home'.

The perfect house/wedding/birthday/valentine gift. Every home should have one!

alice melvin

New cut-out-&-make cards from Edinburgh based illustrator Alice Melvin - now in the shop!

Also, great fun is to be had with Alice's cut-out-&-dress paper peg dolls. Meet Mr & Mrs Peg!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

hearts & hotties....

We have some cute little lambswool lavender hearts from Catherine Tough in the shop now! They come in lots of stripey or dotty red & pink combos in a cute (there...I've said it again) little box. Perfect for a wee Valentines gift.

Now the days might be getting a bitty longer with the eeking out of those extra precious minutes of daylight every day but don't be fooled - the chill most definately ain't left yet. Time to snuggle up in style with one of the Catherine Tough lambswool hotties (with hot water bottle inside) we have at boo vake now! Also we have a new selection of Catherine's lambswool socks in some great colours.
lavender hearts in box £11.50, hotties £29, socks £17-£19.50
ps. also newly in -
handmade felted heart brooches from Lynne Ramsay; more aprons, teatowels & bags from Gillian Kyle (and some new teacake baby bibs); a new delivery of mix 'n' match ceramic coasters from Ceri White; more felt brooches & bangles from Syrah Jay.