Monday, 3 March 2014

Sheep Mugs and The Aurora Borealis!

What an exciting end to last week we had. On Thursday evening I was faffing about finishing off a few things when I spotted an update on Facebook from a friend in Orkney saying that the aurora was amazing right there and then. Knowing it was a clear night down here I went out on the off chance that we might see a glimmer.
At first we saw nothing but started to notice a green glow on the horizon. We all got our boots on and went and stood in the field and suddenly an arc of green appeared with lights shooting up out of it and a red haze all around. It was absolutely breath taking.

It was the kind of moment when you think you should try and take a photo but on the other hand you might miss everything by running inside for the camera. I also know that getting good photos of the aurora involves tripods and special settings on the camera so instead of fiddling about and missing anything we just stood awe struck and watched as the lights moved and changed.

I got permission to share this photo from Keith Proven Artist and Photographer who is based in Cupar, north Fife. This is pretty much what we saw although we were a little further away. I have seen the aurora borealis once before but had never seen any colours. I have always wanted to see it again but never imagined that we'd see it from our own front door! You can see more photos on Keith's Facebook page here

So as if seeing the northern lights wasn't enough excitement for one day, my new mugs then arrived from the printers on Friday! 

The original felt picture that the mug is printed from features this fluffy mamma sheep and her three Spring lambs skipping through the meadow.

I have also restocked with the Cottage and Coo deisgns.

The mugs come with their own matching Gift Boxes as well.

£8.50 including the box available here
The Sheep Mugs have been flying out the door over the weekend and there are only 8 left. I have ordered more but I'm not sure when they will be in so if you would like one soon, please don't hesitate to order.

I have also have four new Notebook designs printed.

Pretty Bird


Creagan Cottage

and Hannah's House

Notebooks are £5.95 each available here

Pretty Bird is also available as a card

I've been busy with my jewellery making as well and came up with these Pony Pendants last week.

And these Treble Clef Pendants and Brooches

The Treble Clef pendants sold out within two days after I shared them on my Facebook page and these two are all I have had time to make since so it's back to the sewing machine this week to re stock.

That's all for now. I've been trying to update my blog since last Thursday but have just been so busy! It's going to be another busy week here as well with lots of juggling of time.
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1 comment:

  1. Wow - you are so lucky to see the sky like that! What an amazing experience.
    I'm not surprised that your sheep mugs are selling well - they're gorgeous.


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