Friday, 26 February 2016

Bags of Love for a Top Mum

mc SQ FlowersPhoto: Sarah Ray Card, SodaKitsch Card Purse and Kate Sheridan Clutch

The sun is almost shining and Spring is in the air. It can mean only one thing……..Mother’s Day is just round the corner. We are full to the brim with lovely treat for your Special Mum this year.

Landing on Sunday 5th March and just over a week away, don’t get caught out and pop in to the gallery or shop with us online for some unique treats.

 Fox and Flowers Bagbeautiful bags and scarves for your equally beautiful mum :)

For all the Modern Mums out there, we have lots of funky new bags and purses just in from Kate Sheridan, Keecie and SodaKitsch.

MC SQ Buildings Bag 2 by KeecieWe love these new Screen Printed Nightwatch Bags by Keecie with their gold details.

mc SQ MotherBrand New Cards from Allihopa for all the Pretty Marvellous Mums out there.

MC 660 SQ Mother Like No Other CardFor the Mother Like No Other, we’ve got her covered. Prints, Accessories and Cards gallore.

Treat her well this year! :)

Bags of Love for a Top Mum

Friday, 12 February 2016

Love is in the hair...hare...air?

IMG_20160211_163330This loved up couple know how to wear flowers in their hair!  Claire Fleck’s couple prints are adorning our shelf right now and love is definately in the air, and their matching hair.  Valentine’s day is coming up, so here’s a little love themed blog.

IMG_20160212_152201We have some new card in from Kirsty Baynham, and her striking peacock print is out on display (main image above), as a shoutout to all the beautiful, solo flying lovers. IMG_20160205_211247Valentine’s day is a great time to spread a little love, do you have a wee pall, the bat man to your robin? broome-selectionThe look of love, is now in your eyes, so head on over to our “Love Thing” collection and FEEL THE LOVE!

Love is in the hair...hare...air?

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

How to make Pancakes!

How to Make Pancakes TeatowelHappy pancake day chums!  Here’s a supre cute teatowel with all you need to know about how to make pancakes.  Yours for just £10.  We do love a multi purpose tea towel here in the gallery!Beer Food Pairing Full TeatowelThis Beer pairing tea towel will help you find the perfect beer to go with your pancakes, crepes or drop scones.  There are more in the range including wine pairing and cocktail recipies.

queen-elizabeth-drop-sconesGrowing up, we used to have Scotch Pancakes (AKA drop scopnes) as a snack after school – not every day, but regularly enough to be a thing.  If you make a thicker batter than a crepe batter, and use a rising aganet (self raising flower will work!) you can “drop” the batter into a hot pan, off a table spoon.  The rules in our house was you make your own, eat them as you make them with butter and jam and if you made the batter, someone else made their batch first :)

Happy Pancake Day!


How to make Pancakes!

Monday, 8 February 2016

Happy Chinese New Year

yearofthemonkeyHappy Chinese New Year. Today officially marks the year of the Monkey which will last until January 27th 2017.There are 12 Animals on the Chinese Zodiac. the Cheeky little Monkey is the 9th in the cycle and won’t appear again until 2028.

Sock Monkey

Were you born in the year of the monkey? Our very own Rachel was. It is said that if you are born in the year of the Monkey, you are known to be sociable, inteligent, enthusiastic and gentle all very great traits to have but your weeknesses are that you can be jealous, selfish, arrogant, suspicious and bad tempered…..oh boy! We’re sure that’s not all of you 😉

Pop Out Monkey

Unfortunate for those born in this year, It is actually known  as one of the most unlucky years in the Chinese zodiac. We’re strong believers that you make your own luck so don’t let that put a dampner on being born in the year of the mischevious monkey :p


With festivites taking place across the world we’re sure you’ll see some of the many beautiful celebrations where you are. We were treated to mesmerising Chinese Dragons and traditional Chinese Dress on the Royal Mile at the weekend.

chineseNYWe’re  now off to indulge in some traditional Chinese foods this evening. Any excuse for a plate of delicious dumplings! :)


Happy Chinese New Year

Monday, 1 February 2016

Freya - Full To The Brim of Loveliness

Freya window - valentines 2016February is here and despite the fact that it’s blowing a gale and raining constantly, we’ve definitely got Spring in our sights.

This of course has been helped by the arrival of the beautiful print collection from Freya.

Freya is a London based design studio. They design unique, joyful & beautifully crafted paper-goods, textiles & home-wares, all featuring the gorgeous designs & evocative words of artist Fréya Eté. We’re super excited to bring her collection to you.

Full to the brim with lovliness Print by Freya

Her whimsical collection of  prints, cards and textiles are now gracing our window; you can’t help but feel the positive energy that they evoke. With Valentines Day just round the corner, they make the perfect gift for the one you love. :)

Shall We Curl Up Print by Freya I think we’d all have loved to Curl Up and Stay In today; just like these cute kitties. This is available as an A3 print and greetings card. It sure is cute. (we are suckers for anything with a cat 😉 )

Precious Life blue bag as worn by FreyaHow about carrying that positivity around with you on a daily basis with one of Freya’s brightly coloured totes? They’re sure to put a spring in your step. May I interest you in a hug print by Freya

If you’re Feeling the need for some feel good vibes during the dark winter months? You can see Freya’s full collection on our website alongside many other positive prints and gifts from our vast array of artists.


Freya - Full To The Brim of Loveliness