Saturday, 23 May 2009

Mel's Legs

Last night I was at my friend Mel's. A few months ago Mel, who owns Pondfauld Holiday Cottages, decided that she wanted to start a club. It has to be said that Mel is a little bit mad, but she reckoned that many of her friends are quite extraordinary women and that we should all meet up and share our knowledge and skills. Sounds pretty grand though it's really just a chance to get together for a chat and a bit of a giggle. Last night Elaine demonstrated the art of water-colour painting. She really is very good. Muriel decided to have a go herself while Mel and I hit the supper table, moving swiftly on to the cakes. During the course of the chocolate brownies someone came up with the idea of crafting holidays in Mel's cottages, where Mel would provide the accommodation and myself and Elaine would provide the crafts. It's something to think about and just might happen later in the year. Oh and just to explain the title: Our club is called the League of Extraordinary Gentlewomen,aka, Mel's Legs.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

2nd Blog

Thursday morning sees me back in the shop, with at least some of my To Do list completed. Seems a shame that on my days off it rained non stop and today the sun is shining and the sky is blue. I spent some time rearranging my window display. I only really have enough room for five or so items at a time so I change the display regularly, giving everyone a 'turn' in the window. Today we have a floral arrangement from Mary in Aberdeen, a vase with a beautiful glaze from Kerstin in Alyth, bags from Jacqui in Kirriemuir, some of Cathy's etched glass, and a funky pig called Snort who no doubt will be going to live in someone's patio very soon. I had a visit this morning from Sylvia who makes cards for Buy Design. She brought along some new cards so the display is looking good with something for just about any occasion.

Monday, 18 May 2009

First Blog!!!

Hi, this is Fiona from Buy Design joining the blogging world.
Just a note to say that we have just passed our first birthday. Whoever says starting a business in the middle of a credit crisis is silly obviously hasn't met me. To be honest we had already opened, but only just.
Buy Design is a lovely little shop in Alyth, Perthshire. We sell a wide range of hand-crafted gifts and accessories made by locals. I personally make all the jewellery and I have to admit, it's really rather nice....
Pop in and say Hi. We're open Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 9.30 till 5.oo. I usually nip off for lunch about one o'clock, but there's a lovely little cafe round the corner, if you feel the need to do so too.