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.