Sunday, 13 September 2015

'Bothy and Coo' Zip Pouches, Mugs and Mouse Mats

Last week saw the arrival of my new printed Zip Pouches and although they only went on sale on Wednesday, I only have four left! I am getting more though and will have them for all my upcoming Autumn events and those that are left are available in my Etsy shop.

The pouches measure 12 x 20 cm and are made with waterproof canvas fabric making them easy to wipe clean. The Bothy and Coo image is printed on one side with the other side being plain black.
They make great pencil cases, make up bags, pen storage, crochet hook carriers, sewing kit holders, so many different uses.

Zip Pouches £7.95

I've also had the Bothy and Coo image applied to a mug. The mugs come with matching Gift Boxes.

The image goes all the way round the mug with no gap between the front and back.

Mug and Gift Box £8.95

And the whole image is also available as a Mouse Mat.

Mouse Mats £6.95

Other designs of mouse mats are available including Pink Thistle Bothy and Sipping By the Stream.

My sunflower doodle is finished and I've had it printed up as cards.
The cards measure 12 x 12 cm and look great framed.

Cards £2.50

I've also added some new Brooches to my Etsy shop. These are great for keeping cardigans closed at the front or for brightening up a warm coat, bag or hat.

Brooches £12

These two are made with Harris Tweed. The black is unusual for me as I prefer to work in bright colours but I had a request for one so made a few extra to add to the collection.

Now is the time to buy a 2016 Calendar! Great to give as a gift or as a treat for yourself. It's amazing how many dates you need to start filling in for next year already!

The calendars are square this year with each print perfect for framing afterwards.

Calendars £10
available here

This week I'll be working on some commission pieces as well as making new things for upcoming events and exhibitions. 
I will be at Falkland Craft Market on Saturday 17th October
Pitcairngreen Village Hall Fair on Saturday 24th October and 
The Handmade Show on Sunday 15th November

Maybe see you there 

Sunday, 6 September 2015

September Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and showers really sums up our whole summer not just the start of September but wow, what showers! Our farm track runs like a river after just ten minutes of such downpours. We do get lovely rainbows though and this one over the golden fields ripe for harvesting was a pleasant sight to see.

The golden fields have been really inspiring me these last few weeks and I have worked some Autumn colours into a few new felt pictures.

I'm calling this one below 'Bracken Brae' as the russets and reds remind me of the bracken at this time of year as it starts to turn.

15 x 15 cm in a 33 x 33 cm frame

'First Hints of Autum' also features the golden fields accented by the pink of rosebay willowherb. I added a few little daisies into the foreground and the tree just starting to show it's autumn colours.

'First Hints of Autumn'
15 x 15 cm in a 33 x 33 cm frame

I had the idea of this picture below while we were driving home one afternoon last week. I had to rush in the door and sketch it quickly before the idea faded. It's similar to pieces I have made before but I really wanted a big puffy cloud in the sky and lots of flowers waving over a wall. I thought the washing on the line added to the effect of it being windy.

'Blowy Day' 34 x 34 cm in a 50 x 50 cm frame

My favourite make this month has to be this next piece though. I love working in this vertical format.

18 x 34 cm in a 36 x 50 cm frame

Despite the showers we've had some lovely sunsets here in Fife. This is Falkland Hill looking west and you can just make out a hot air balloon in the brightest part of the sky. We watched it float closer and closer and then land in a stubble field.

Some mornings have been gloriously sunny, the air scented with honeysuckle and the last of the roses.

I also made a few boxes last week. I still have more to add to my Etsy shop but there are a few available here

I love this sunshiny Harris Tweed lining.

I'm hoping my new printed gifts will arrive this week.
I'll keep you posted.

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