My friend Laura is selling a renovated house on Clyde Road in Didsbury, Manchester. Laura decided she needed some exceptional photos of her property, so asked her photographer friend; Malcom Birkett to take some.
Fabulous styling of one of my Harris Tweed quilts. Thanks Laura and Malcom. And a big up for friends. x
Nothing like a Hamilton House jig to warm you up on a chilly January Burns night celebration. Well that a wee drap of whisky, or, just stick to the golden stuff-neat!
However you choose to celebrate Burns Night-enjoy (and be drink aware!)
A lasting memory is having to learn ‘Too a Mouse’ at school;
Wee, sleekit, cow’rin, tim’rous beastie, O, what a panic’s in thy breastie! Thou need na start awa sae hasty Wi bickering brattle! I wad be laith to rin an’ chase thee, Wi’ murdering pattle.
which is fine, but I’m not sure my kids (or anyone else for that matter) are too impressed every time I still prattle it out…
On a more interesting note, it does mean I get the reference to the fabulous Timorous Beasties; http://www.timorousbeasties.com/ whose provocative and surreal textiles and wallpapers get my vote every time. And of these, the traditional Thistle design is a lasting favourite;
I’ve just signed up to a new event by Social Butterfly; Home Is…’ A travelling pop-up event that hosts a unique collective of independent interior designers and boutique homeware brands in core UK cities including Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.
Launching at Halle St. Peters on Saturday 26th April, 11am – 4pm, the event will strongly focus on working with new start-ups who are local to the area and are looking for an exciting and innovative way of bringing their designs to a consumer market.
Can it really be only a week since the Open Call for British Designers at Liberty of London.
I really enjoyed the event, had lots of fun with my queue buddies and got to pitch my quilts to Ed (the MD) and Julie (head of the Liberty Christmas shop who suffered a bauble crisis). So thrilling to see all the lovely characters from the C4 Liberty show. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/liberty-of-london
Ed liked the bold orange and hot pink with purple tartan Harris Tweed quilt best!