Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Out of the Blue Arts Market

A big thank you to all our visitors for coming along last Saturday at out of the Blue Art Market. We have a stall this Saturday 10th of December, and the famous bruncheon is on with Live Music.
Saw something you liked but didn't buy? why not drop us an e.mail and we can reserve it for you.
So, see you on Saturday.

Our Trip to Paris

A few snapshots of our amazing trip, some Parisian's shop windows and insprirational corner of the craft and design fair: Le salon creations et savoir faire.
Four days filled, wondering round the 3rd district of Paris, le Marais, filled with hidden passages and courtyards with "createurs parisiens", galleries, boutiques... Heaven!!!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Exhibiting at Out of the Blue arts Market

And finally some dates to come and discover our latest creations, we will be at Out of the Blue, Dalmeny street, Edinburgh on both dates:3rd and 10th. And extremely excited about it all! So what have we been doing all this time: . . . well... Yves has been working on some superb new pieces of Enamel and copper Whilst Lolita has been creating necklaces using Harris Tweed. Photos: eminently...

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Inspirational trip to Paris


Yes!! or oui!!! We're off to Paris next month, 3 nights... 4 days to discover and be inspired. First stop: the French Marie Claire idees show (Le salon Marie Claire Idees 2011), packed with designer makers from all over the world. Can't wait...And of course, one can't visit the French Capital without a detour to La droguerie and L'entree des fournisseurs, a pause or two for un petit cafe ou deux... photos to come on our return.

In the meantime, we are busy preparing for upcoming art markets and fairs. Dates for your calendars coming soon.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Final proofing!

We're so excited, this was our final meeting with Kate, our graphic designer, to agree on our variety of colour themed banners and business cards. It's all happening, can't wait to get them printed!! Look out!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Some Chunky felt ring and gorgeous collar necklace

A long silence and finally... some pictures of some of our new collection. Chunky felt rings with colourful designs on adjustable base. Perfect to keep you warm!

Beautiful collar necklace, with adjustable ribbon, perfect with a little black dress or classy white blouse.

Comments welcome, orders very welcome...

Friday, 19 August 2011

We're back!

A few snaps from Lolita's escape to France:
The old country house near the gorgeous town of Charlieu and some idyllic villages just south of the Ardeche...

Pictures above have been taken in Charlieu (where Lolita was born) during a visit to Sosso's( Lolita's aunty) costume designing workshop. As one can imagine, lots of treasures were discovered in the boxes of buttons, lace and rich textiles. Amazing Place!

Now its back to Scotland, back to design with plenty new ideas.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Holiday Mood!

After a few days camping in North Berwick for Y and L , time to pack again, for, Lolita and co are off to France for the summer, in search of some much needed sun, heat and lots of treasure hunting for winter collection.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Our New Logo

Say hello to our new logo, designed by Kate George, a fantastic Graphic designer and illustrator based at Out of the Blue. We love it!

New denim designs on shows at Out of the Blue arts Market

Denim and Lace ruffle Necklace mixed with Red wooden Beads
Really Chunky denim ruffle necklace

Really cool denim cuff

Thank you to all of you who visited our stall last Saturday at Out of the Blue Art Space!

The Necklaces are now on sale at Flux on Bernard Street Edinburgh.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Reaching the Pillars of Hercules

Yves week end pics:
Reaching the Pillars of Hercules ......( in Fife, by the way! not Greece), went on a lazy woodland walk and sumbled upon this amazing organic farm cafe in the middle of nowhere.... Bliss!!

Friday, 10 June 2011

More dates for your diaries with Out of the Blue arts market

All our summer designs will be on showcase at Out of the Blue arts Market, in Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh. An opportunity to purchase our unique jewellery to match your wardrobe. Look out for pictures eminently!! See you there

Saturday, 28 May 2011

3 harbours arts festival

Above, unique artwork by textile artist Ali Ferguson: http://www.aliferguson.co.uk/

Just returned from a fabulous wonder round Cockenzie Port Seton, from harbour to harbour, visiting all the open houses along the way and meeting amazing artists, sampling delicious homemade treats.

The festival is on this week end and next.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Dates for your calendar

This year, look out for our stand at Leith Festival gala day on Saturday 11th of June.

The Leith Festival Gala Day takes place every Leith Festival on Leith Links. It is packed with events starting with the traditional Gala Day Parade featuring groups of the Local Community.The day starts off nice and early with a full programme of live bands and acts to entertain you. As well as the many stalls selling everything from arts & crafts, bric-a-brac, antiques and food,pony rides, the annual Tug-of-War competition!2011 Gala Day.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Denim ruffle necklace

A mix of ruffled denim and lace for this short necklace.

It's bow time

Getting ready for summer with these Colourful and fun denim bow tie necklaces with liberty fabric on the reverse!

Monday, 9 May 2011

Easter Holidays

Well Easter holidays seem to have gone on for a long time, haven't they. Oh and then there was the Royal wedding and then then there was the May holiday and then the election. That's a pretty long list of excuses for prolonged Blogger abscence. But here we are with a few snaps from trip to the Isle of Skye... magical and Harris and Lewis...

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Easter holidays

Easter holidays are upon us, so its all about the kids for the next 2 weeks but fear not, we will be back with some summer pieces, pronto...

Stunning enamel test pieces on copper by yves.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Ring week

Oops! we seem to have slipped into another week already... So coffee, yes please and a ring!! They are... groovy: Check, they are... colourful: check, they are noticeable: ... unmissable actually, do we love them: oh oui!!! Do we have any other news... be patient, news of our wearable art exhibition coming very very soon.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Le bleu

Some vibrant blue flowers for this long felt necklace, mounted on a bronze chain.

Great start of the week!

Japanese breakfast and the arrival of spring... at long last!!!

Friday, 18 March 2011

A week of networking!!!

Well, we have been rather busy networking this week, thats our business term for coffee, lunch, coffee, more coffee and perhaps the odd cup of tea and scones...hmmmm!! Lots of talks of new designs and ideas, but a distinct lack of production. But keep looking... next week pixies of interesting new textile rings by Lolita and definitely unique enamel copper rings by Yves. To be continued...

A sneak preview of the first designs of felt rings: J'adore!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Learning Japanese!! and some new designs!

A duo of cream and blue felt for this loop necklace, I love it!!

Cream ruffle felt Neclace, sooo.. soft

Lolita will one day finally make it to Japan, but in the meantime has teamed up with friend Noriko to brush up (although brush up is maybe slightly optimistic, think I need to start all over again) on Japanese in exchange for some French.
Ohayo gozaimasu Noriko, O genki desu ka?
So for this week will be some new felt designs and some Japanese to lesson 3. Oh la la, C'est pas facile.

What's new ?

Yves putting the final touches to her enamel designs

Well, we have had a really busy week, working on new designs and found a new wee exiting place to work from on a Wednesday. Yep, from now on, you can come and see us on Brunsfield place in the gallery next to Ood kitchen cafe, there is no name above the door yet, but you can't miss it. Cool furniture outside and inside, some amazing designs by Simon Whateley, who owns the gallery.

And the plan is... to organise for a variety of artists and makers, including us (of course) to display their wearable works of art. So look out for dates, names, launch...

How exiting... so come and visit! The gallery is open from Wednesday to Sunday.

If you've read last's month Scottish Homes magazine, there is an article about Simon in the Talent Show Furnitures rising star section.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Gorgeous blue Felt necklace

You'll also find a range of our designs in Flux, this really cool shop in Edinburgh, Bernard Street, just by the shore in Leith or in North Berwick, high Street, vist their website:

55 Bernard Street
Edinburgh EH6 6SL
0131 554 4075


This lovely blue one is on sale there!

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Find out about Peter potter Gallery

Fantastic little gallery, with amazing craft shop and best scone up in the coffee shop. Currently exhibiting work by Andy Goldsworthy.

Peter Potter Gallery in Haddington

This collection was created for Peter Potter Gallery in Haddington. The flower trio and lone flower are made of hand cut pieces of felt gathered and handstitched creating a unique piece of jewellery.

More for our little gallery in Haddington

Another Selection of ruffle necklace designed for Peter potter Gallery.

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Welcome to our new blog, we hope to present an exciting range of textile, enamel and silver jewellery and keep you in the know with arts markets, pop up g

allery and shortly our etsy shop.

Our little workshop, full of beads, textile, fabric awaiting to be transformed into statement pieces and now a growing collection of enamel pieces.