Yes! These beautiful little tulips grew in our garden. They aren’t perfect like the ones in the supermarkets, but that’s why I like them. They fought their way through this unpredictable Glasgow weather and stood up tall. Their stocks were so tough and strong and the red is so vivid. Proud flower grower, right here.
In website news, today I added more things to the new shop as my launch date looms. I have stopped sharing peeks so that you all get a nice surprise at the new designs, papers & products. Hope to see you all at messylashop.com on June 1st!x
For me, summer is all about picnics. There is something so lovely about taking a little sandwich, salad or a cold pasta dish to a park or the beach! And especially doing it in a wicker Cath Kidston hamper. My boyfriend and I will be doing lots of picnicking this summer. Weather permitting.. of course.
This week is going to be a busy one as I photograph new and existing stock for the New Shop. I am so excited and so far I have listed the birthday cards and father’s day cards! It’s the first time, in my online career, that I have voiced a deadline. I normally scrawl it in my diary and think “I’ll aim for that” but never really do. So I thought, to push myself, I will tell my followers the exact date and time that the shop will launch. No pressure. No biggie.
I also have lots of re-stock orders this week too.. so everything that’s new to the shop will also be available at 5 of my stockists. Everything is all happening at once this month and I absolutely love getting immersed in everything I have to do. Especially the part that my little Niece, Ruby, should be here any day now. x
A popular item at Messyla was always the crochet bookmark. They have evolved so much since I started 2 years ago, that seeing the originals makes me cringe with disgust! I used thick, bold coloured, felt and cut them into flower shapes using curved nail scissors.. Thankfully that is in the past and I am hopeful none of them exist anymore. However, I love the new style of the bookmarks. They are so dainty and using beautiful french yarn for the flowers. With delicate little pearls in the centre. Perfect for reading, cookery books, your family story book for the children or even your big pile of ugly paperwork on your desk! x
I love when people find some old vintage goods in their homes and give them on to me. I love having the reputation of looking after things and cherishing them. (hoarding, ahem). And I am always so thankful to have them to add to my collection. So when I got a bag of napkins, tablecloths and aprons I was squealing with joy! I should probably sell them on like a savvy business woman. But I am a softy and can’t seem to distinguish between the blurred line of personal items and business items. So for now, I will love them always. And maybe tomorrow, I might sell them. (don’t count on it!). x
The arrival of my little niece is just around the corner and we are not so patiently waiting to see her pretty face. Decorating and organising her beautiful room was a joy.. a joy that I couldn’t quite keep to myself! Here are some peeks at her darling nursery. Emma’s theme for the room was woodland animals with florals and natural colour pallets. With a hint of bunny rabbit – everywhere.
I am in love with it. I could sit there all day and stare are the exquisite Little Bird range by Jools Oliver; her teeny tiny clothes and shoes & her vast display of teddy bears and bunny rabbits. I wonder if Ruby knows she is so loved already and that we are all waiting to meet her.