Wednesday, 22 May 2013

May Makes

I had a lovely time with the ladies of the AWA (American Women's Association of Aberdeen) on Monday. I might be going back later in the year so I'll keep you all informed about that.
My next event is the Makers Market at The Steeple in Newburgh on Saturday June 8th

This week sees me getting all my available work photographed and listed
 in my Etsy Shop as well as working on commission pieces and other bits and pieces.

This Textile Trinket Box with Sea Shells is now available here


I made quite a few little Harris tweed and felt boxes for Open Studios and only have two left!
Thankfully I have plenty of Tweed though so more of these coming soon.

Boxes £30

My Ivy Leaf Brooch Pins are proving to be very popular with all the purple ones sold out already. These gorgeous greens are still available though at £12 each.

More brooch pins. All of these brooches have an extra long brooch pin on them to allow them to be used as shawl pins or to keep draped cardigans closed at the front. They also look lovely on a lapel or hand bag and some of my customers tell me they wear them on their hat!

Harris Tweed and Felt Bird Brooch Pin

All brooches available here

I have a few new Textile Jewellery pieces available as well.
I get asked a lot what these pendant and earring pieces are made from because people sometimes think they are fused glass.
When I used to make a lot of textile art cards and pictures, I loved the effect of the layered shimmery fabrics together and set about finding a way to make them wearable but durable. I came up with this idea to set the fabrics into pendant trays behind either resin or glass.

Pendants £22

These heart shaped earrings feature solid silver handmade ear wires by local jeweller 
Anne Miller.

 Heart Shaped Earrings with Handmade Ear Wires 

Circle and Square Earrings from £15

For Open Studios this year I had a lot of my original felt pictures professionally framed.
This is 'Island Cottage and Boat' in it's beautiful frame from Robertson Fine Art in Glenrothes.

Island Cottage and Boat 
Available here

I'm planning to make more pictures this size over the coming months and to make them available to be shipped worldwide in their lovely frames.

I also have one unframed piece available at the moment.

More of these coming soon as well.

So although we have had an extended winter and are still waiting for the warmer weather to arrive, I have been finding the temperatures soaring out in my wee shed!

It got up to 24 degrees in here the other day! SUN TRAP! So that's where I have been doing all my needle felting and hand sewing.

My new business cards also arrived last week. These grape hyacinth and primula have the sweetest scent an are so cheerful in my Lochbroom Pottery jug.

I will be continuing to list new items online this week and will hopefully get some more felt pictures finished really soon.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.



  1. Hi Aileen. What gorgeous photos and items. Your shed looks a great sunny spot to sit in. Good luck with your next event. Em x
    P.s I have a little giveaway on my blog if you wish to join in =)

  2. Amazing photos of all your new goodies! Gotta love the brooches!

  3. Awesome creations. Each is made with love and art piece.

  4. Lovely work! I had to go and buy myself a birdie brooch this morning - I'd bought my Mum one as a present but for some reason she thinks that means it's hers and not mine to wear :-)

    1. Thank you Jan. That's funny :) Hope she doesn't pinch this one too! Will post tomorrow :)

  5. Wonderful range - there really is something there for everyone! Your wee shed looks very tempting - I wish I had a place to work like that!


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