Wednesday, 17 April 2013

We are very pleased to be showing the work of local artist Rona Lee this month. Rona's atmospheric paintings beautifully capture the changing Scottish landscapes that are often her subject matter. Her mixed media creations seem very appropriate adorning for our walls in this changeable Spring weather we are currently experiencing!

Saturday, 2 February 2013

These super sweet hearts are perfect for Valentines Day. They are hand made by artist and illustrator Sophie Elm aka Jeff Josephine Designs. Here's a wee bit about the hearts.

A mini history: 'Sweetheart' pin cushions were made in the First World War, often by convalescing and disabled soldiers as well as civilians to be given to their loved one. Many were given to sailors by their sweethearts to remind them of their loved one on their long voyages at sea. They were covered in beads, ribbons, lace and fabric badges of the persons battalion, or sometimes a poem.

I've produced a modern day sweetheart pin cushion for you to give to your loved ones. I've even left a small circle on the back for you to sew in your loved ones initials. What better way of saying 'I Love You' this Valentines Day. But a 'Sweetheart' pin cushion is not just for Valentines Day. Why not, in the tradition of the 'Sweetheart' pin cushion, give it to a loved one before they embark on a long journey, or for an Anniversary?

Each cushion has been hand block printed with a 3 colour front design and 1 colour back design, and then sewn together and stuffed. Each one, a little unique.

Saturday, 13 October 2012

These brilliant illustrations are by Edinburgh College of Art MFA student Holly Sterling We're currently stocking her cards, mugs and brooches.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Our next featured artist is Marchmont favourite Kittie Jones. Here's a sneaky peak at what to expect. You can see Kittie's work in the gallery from Wednesday 12th September, with screen prints, mono prints, cards and tea towels for sale.

Friday, 7 September 2012

These beautiful earrings and pendants are made by Leigh Shepherd designs. The earrings are made from six penny pieces and the pendants from wooden scrabble tiles, making each one individual. Each one comes in a small tin with a matching design! Perfect birthday presents. You can see more of Leigh's jewellery here or pop in to the gallery to see our full range.

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Local illustrator Fiona Purves has launched her own business Paper Aeroplane. She dropped off some lovely new cards and prints last week. Have a look at her full range here

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Here's a few snaps of our freshly painted gallery together with Mina Braun and Rosie Walter's work as our featured artists during August. We've been hard at work all week painting, sanding, and moving furniture around. Pop in and see what you think!