Author Archives: Love Ellie

The Bag of the Month Club 2016

So here we are almost at the end of another year and I am determined to stick to my plan of more sewing for pleasure and less sewing in a sweatshop of one, so with that in mind, I signed up for the Bag of the Month Club again. I did it in 2014 and Read More

Pantone Colour of the Year 2016

I admit that I look forward to seeing what the “colour of the year” is going to be and then ignoring it completely and wearing what I always wear lol, but I do love looking at the new colour trends and then thinking how much nothing really changes and everything that goes around comes around Read More

Pantone Colour of the Year 2015 is Marsala

Pantone announced its colour of the year for 2015 today and that colour is Marsala. It’s an interesting colour and so different to 2014’s Radiant Orchid! Radiant Orchid I must admit was one of my favourites and I knew instantly what I could do with it and even just looking at it made me happy. This one, is more subtle and I’m still mulling it over as all I can think of at the moment is chicken marsala and that it would be a nice colour for cosmetics.

Very Busy in the Studio preparing for Scotland’s Trade Fair – Autumn, SECC Glasgow 21-22 September, 2014

scotland trade fair autumn SECC Glasgow

Very Busy in the Studio preparing for Scotland’s Trade Fair – Autumn, SECC Glasgow 21-22 September, 2014 Serious lack of updates on the blog lately due to one thing or another but now I should remind everyone that we will be out of the office between 20-23 September as well will be attending Scotland’s Trade Read More

There are some new Hamishes in town – splendid in Harris Tweed – stag head

harris tweed stag head hamish

I’ve been working on some new Hamish the Stags recently for orders and commissions.  Hamish is proving very popular at the moment and now we have him in some lovely new tweeds. This one is in a variation of MacKenzie checked Harris Tweed.  Doesn’t he look a handsome fellow hanging up there looking down his Read More

#SBS Winner Sunday 20th July 2014, Twitter, Theo Paphitis

#SBS winner twitter Theo Paphitis

So last night I won #SBS on Twitter!  Theo Paphitis (from Dragon’s Den) runs this event every Sunday on Twitter, and then on Monday he picks 6 businesses that he then retweets to his massive 437,000 followers on Monday at 8pm.  And last night I was one of the lucky six! Like most things, all Read More

Fire at Glasgow School of Art today

Glasgow School of Art

I’ve been studying all day and therefore offline since it’s the only way to get anything done.  I logged in after lunch to catch up and check orders etc, and was shocked to read this news on The Scotsman feed. FIREFIGHTERS are battling to save one of Scotland’s most important pieces of architecture.  Emergency crews Read More

The Painstaking Beauty of Scotland’s Harris Tweed

painstaking beauty of harris tweed

There is an article in The Week today entitled The Painstaking Beauty of Harris Tweed, and I have to say that the photos on there are absolutely fantastic.  There is not much text there as it after all a photo blog, and all about the images.  But take a look because they really are first Read More

In the Studio this week… purses, bags and notebook covers, not to mention doing business stuff, getting lost, booking fairs

In the Studio this week… purses, bags and notebook covers, not to mention doing business stuff, getting lost, booking fairs

In the Studio this week… this gorgeous new lime green tweed bag, Harris Tweed bunting and…

So this week I’ve been finishing off some bunting for an order and also making extra for the shop (which you can buy here btw) and then on Wednesday I made this new handbag from a design that was stuck in my head for a few days and needed to come out. I was saying to my friend V, that I had this design in my head and she was telling me to get it onto paper before I forgot what it was, but once I did a quick sketch of it, I was itching to get started to see how it would come out.

British Craft Trade Fair – 6-8 April 2014

Well it’s just over four weeks until I will be exhibiting in the Newcomers Gallery at the British Craft Trade Fair in Harrogate.   Since I was selected last June, it has seemed like a long time coming but then suddenly it’s only four weeks away and mild panic has started to set in thinking Read More

In the Studio this Week… something for me! and new satchel bags for the shop, new diploma, GBSB, IKEA and more

In the Studio this Week… something for me! and new satchel bags for the shop, new diploma, GBSB, IKEA and more

In the studio this week… purses and clutches!

This week has been a week of purse-making.  I’ve had a lot of new orders for purses – the small clutches – so that has kept me very busy this week thanks to all my new customers! Lovely new online shop customers had ordered beautiful bespoke small clutches with stags and also this gorgeous clutch Read More

In the Studio this week – making… plans! And working on orders and special commissions

In the Studio this week – making… plans! And working on orders and special commissions

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