Tuesday, 24 July 2012

New Shops for July

After forgetting the new shops review last month, I'm getting in bright and early this month.  And bright's the right word - everything's lovely and colourful this month.  Must be something to do with summer.  I'm particularly impressed by MidnightHammocks' use of Ikea rats in their photographs.  My little boy has a whole family of them - the black one is called Rutger and he lives in the car, and the white one is called Ratty.  He once got left in Poldino's Restaurant in Aberdeen and they posted him back to us in a jiffy bag.  Lovely people.  Really nice food too, I'd recommend it if you ever find yourself in Aberdeen.

Alleviate Cleaning and Disinfecting Spray by gerlindenaturals
£9 (+ £2.50 p&p)
Alleviate is a highly Antibacterial and Antiviral Essential Oil solution whose applications in daily life are almost endless – cleaning and disinfecting around the home including wiping down door handles and mobile phones, purifying the air by using it like an air freshener. It kills a multitude of germs, viruses and bacteria and thus helps to maintain your family’s health. The smell of Alleviate is very pleasant and reminds you mainly of Clove and Cinnamon.

Blossom Yarn Wreath by Embellishanevent
£23.82 (+ £3.97 p&p)
Uses handmade mulberry paper roses to interpret blossom flowers with individual petals to show the falling of blossom on the ground.  The yarn on the wreath is in a nice easter yellow and I also embelished it with a copper wire birds nest with needle felted eggs and bird to complete the string theme.  The wreath measures 10 inches

Brilliant Children's Chairs by MuchosMexicos
£32 (+ £8 p&p)
Red Legs and Blue Legs are all set to etch themselves onto child-size memories, star in family photos, and play a supporting role as bus driver seats, spaceship components and thrones in a kaleidoscope of fantasy games. They will be adored and never forgotten. Just add children.  Solid birch, hand-painted and durably varnished.  H 57cm—W 26cm—D 28.5cm

Contrasting Button Tote Bag by NAttic
£19.95 (+ £2.75 p&p)
The bag is made from quality furnishing fabric contrasted with buttercup yellow cograine. The two handles are lined and are very strongly sewn on to the bag and a set of four contrasting buttons are attached. The bottom of the bag is gathered on to the header. The bag is lined in cream satin cotton and holds one useful pocket 7.5 x 5 to hold purse, mobile phone etc.  A one off design. This bag is washable.  Width 18.5 inches wide 
Daisy Cuggle Monster by CuggleMonsters
£8 (+ £2.80 p&p)
Daisy loves nothing more than sunning herself in the garden, she really is the perfect summer companion.  Get 10% off with discount code OPEN1

Leather, Felt and Feathered Bluebird Brooch by reddeerart
£8 (+ £2 p&p)
Oh what fun n kitschy joy these delightful leather and felt creatures are to make...each one drawing its own personality through choice accessories and a cheeky n wicked glint of the eye ;-)  Made with recycled leather, felt, feathers and a vintage button for an eye.  Approx. 4'' long + 3'' more of feathers :-) by 2'' height.  Ready to wear on your lapel, or as a new friend on your canvas tote!

Multi-Exit Rat Tunnel Hammock by MidnightHammocks
£7.50 (+ £2.50 p&p)
The flat top of the hammock measures approximately 17inches by 11inches. This hammock is made from a lovely layer of soft navy blue sherpa fleece with red pawprints. Backed with a thick red polar fleece. It is stitched all over to discourage chewing and burrowing. Unlike similar multi-exit hammocks on the market this is rectangular as opposed to square, making it more suited to stretch the width of cages and is more versatile to position. 

Tractor Keyring/Bag Charm by HandmadebyMandyk
£4 (+ £1.50 p&p)
This bright and cheerful Tractor keyring will make an unusual gift to brighten up any bunch keys or bag. Filled with quality stuffing. Tractor approx 6cm by 5cm. (comes mounted on re-cycled card & clear wrapped for a perfect gift.) 

Wasp and Flowers Cake Plate by HollyBlanche
£25 (+ £6 p&p)
This beautiful hand illustrated cake plate, has two different designs on but keeping to the same colour ways to make it flow. This will be great for summer parties.  Hand wash only.

White Ceramic Vase with Henna Design by CraftyHenna
£30 (+ free delivery)
Presenting a beautifully glazed, white vase...
-45cm all round, 15cm across, 12cm height, base 29cm all round and 9cm across
-Clear glazed black designs with a 3D texture all the way round vase
-Henna designs with Arabic theme
-finished with deep purple gems
- not suitable for dishwasher


  1. Thank you for featuring my Cuggle!

  2. thank you so much for featuring my vase! There is so much talent in this country!