The Creative Wizardry of Judy R Clark

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When I dropped by Judy’s pretty studio in Edinburgh last week for tea and cakes, I was immediately made to feel at home. Judy is an impressive and unbelievably talented young woman, but she’s also down to earth and smiley. Just the way I like it. I haven’t known her long but I’m definitely making Read the Rest »


Are you sitting comfortably? Meet Fun Makes Good

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Pretty Eleanor Young moved to Glasgow from Oban to study embroidery at the fabulous Glasgow School of Art a few years ago now. Since graduating with flying colours in 2007, she’s been up to all sorts of clever tricks and I caught up with her over a cuppa in the brilliant open space of Glasgow’s Read the Rest »


A shop of interest, to say the least

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The Shop of Interest on Argyle St (towards the west end end) is indeed a shop filled with much interest. Opened just over  year ago by May and Martin, they wanted to bridge the gap between shop and art gallery and essentially fill a space with things they love. Fine by me. The home of many a Read the Rest »

The Monkey Banner

Where the monkey sleeps – a serious operation

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Good greif, hasn’t the weather been just completely nuts recently? The rest of the UK is seemingly having a tropical heat wave and Glasgow is just having tropical showers. Typical. Despite this, the other day I valiantly braved the elements and ran between the raindrops in order to meet a dear friend for lunch. THAT Read the Rest »

Lottie Window

Dressing up with Miss Lottie Lou

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Miss Lottie Lou is the mastermind behind a feast of fanciful vintage creations spilling from a tiny corner of Glasgow’s west end, and she is, without a doubt, as bright and cheery as the fabrics she re-claims. Nestled away amongst the hidden gems of De-Courcey’s arcade on Creswell Lane, she hammers away at the sewing Read the Rest »