Friday, 23 December 2011

23rd December

Just in time for some last minute shopping, I've just had a delivery of Stuart Gardiner's tea towels and the great glove and hate oven mitts are back in stock too!

22nd December

How to wrap your presents in style... If you haven't got them all yet you know where to come!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

20th December

Fun Makes Good Prisma cushion, £45.

19th December

I love this print for Christmas present wrapping!

18th December

This entry is now two days late, this is due to the shop being crazy busy but Christmas parties also have their part to play in my recent absence! I hope you are all enjoying the festivities!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

15th December

These animal nesting dolls have just arrived and I don't imagine they'll stick around for long! There's a tiger, a penguin, an owl, an elephant and a cat. Each set of 5 is £15.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

14th December

Too busy today for a gift guide pick so here's a fun festive image instead!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Saturday, 3 December 2011

3rd December

Thanks to a feature in The Guardian's online gift guide, Claire Hartigan's keyrings have been flying out almost as quickly as I can wrap them! Here is her magpie keyring for an absolute steal at £4!

2nd December

A6 screen printed handbound notebook by Louise Smurthwaite. Various colours and weights of paper inside, £5.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

1st December

It's that time of year again, we'll be doing a Christmas countdown/advent calendar here filled with gift ideas and festive fun!

Today's pick is pretty appropriate for the recent weather here in Glasgow! Laura Spring's beautiful windy weather make up bag, available in store or online for £20...

NEW OPENING HOURS

Christmas is fast approaching and we have new opening hours throughout December to make all your present purchasing a little bit easier! Welcome Home will now be open: Monday - Saturday, 11 - 6pm Thursdays 11 - 8pm Happy shopping!

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Welcome Home

Okay, so it has been an absolute age since I have posted here, there has been lots going on and the summer seemed to pass in a busy blur! We are now well and truly on our way to winter - a new season and time for a new look. Welcome Home had a little work done and turned two while we were closed for CCA's foyer refurbishment. We're open again, looking good and excited to be getting lots of new stock in!

Friday, 22 July 2011

22nd July

Hello! Who said that Friday is unproductive? Definitely not the case for Welcome Home! Me and Mhari did a fabulous job of decorating the shop window with gorgeous scarves, cushions, bags and necklaces for FABRICATED. I’ve already noticed lots of people glancing at these wonderful handcrafted items while passing through the shop. We also shipped quite a few online orders, well done guys!

Now let’s move to the most important part: The pick of the day is an eye-catching Mountain Badge. This lovely hand painted wooden badge made by Edinburgh artist Louise Smurthwaite will certainly jazz up your outfit. You might think it’s quite big, but this triangle-shaped badge in blue and white will definitely make you stand out in the crowd!

Love,

Renata xx

F A B R I C A T E D

23rd July - 31st August

Join us tomorrow, 12-5pm for the start of FABRICATED.

An evolving textile design showcase and sale featuring playful interpretations of theme, scale and material from emerging and established makers from Glasgow and London.

There's a beautiful selection of scarves, jewellery, bags, cushions and a chair to start with, with lots more to come over the next couple of weeks. I'll be sharing some photos and designer features with you all next week!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

21st July

Hello! It’s Renata again, having another lovely day at Welcome Home.

Yesterday a new fantastic embroidered chair made by Fun Makes Good arrived for FABRICATED. You definitely have to come to see it! It's sitting in the window, so you would notice this unique chair even passing by the shop but come in and check out the details!

Anyway, the product of the day I chose today is the Handmade Fabric Bangle. It is a must-have accessory for the summery look! For only £8 you can add a bohemian and unique look to your outfit!

The bangles have been made using vintage fabric and there are three prints to choose from: blue floral, brown floral and green peacock Liberty fabric. Even more prints are available in the shop, so why not come and grab your favourite bangle today :)

Post a Patch

Please join i heart... this Saturday afternoon between 12-5pm for a free knitting workshop at UPMARKET. Participants will learn how to cast on, how to knit & how to cast off in order to knit a patch to donate to the Post a Patch project. It's a great way to help important causes, learn a new skill or just practise your knitting with pals and a cuppa! See you at the weekend x

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Introducing Renata...

It's a busy week here at Welcome Home, we're setting up FABRICATED, our textile design showcase at the moment and have lots of lovely new products coming in too. Luckily we've got a great new intern joining us for the next two weeks, Renata will be sharing her experiences and product picks with you all here...

Hello everyone! First of all I would like to share with you guys how excited I am to work here at Welcome Home! Anyway, it is a first day to me, so I got familiar with all the lovely stuff you can find in the store. You should definitely come over to say hello and see what we've got here!

Also I was asked to pick the item of the day and I decided to choose the amazing Snail Plate which can be used for holding a lovely cupcake or an apple for those who like a healthier option. Nonetheless, it's a great decoration for your kitchen or even bathroom! Just let your imagination fly :) The Snail Cake Plate was designed and made by Takae Mizutani in Cornwall, England and is available in white or natural finish. The best part is that it is available online, so you don't even have to go anywhere but just wait comfortably at home for it to arrive.

Love,

Renata xx

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Free Cross-stitch Workshop on Saturday!

This Saturday we have another free In Residence workshop with Iona of i heart...

Drop in to the CCA cafe and their UPMARKET event between 11-4pm on Saturday 16th July and make your own cross-stitch postcard! Participants will learn how to cross-stitch, create their own design & transfer it from paper to fabric in order to make their own cross-stitch postcard. All materials are provided, just bring yourself, your pals and some ideas!

Friday, 8 July 2011

July 8th

Back to say hello, Meghan here of course. Very busy and fun day today so best to get straight to the:

Product of the Day: Light Up Your Mood Sticker Set

There are so many clever bits and pieces here at Welcome Home that are guaranteed to brighten up your day. Henrietta Swift's amazing Light Up Your Mood sticker sets just make me chuckle! Decorate your light switch with hair clips, rosy cheeks, eyelashes, freckles, smiles and much more. I think they add the perfect piece of personality to your home. Also available in a boy (Complete with moustaches)! Visit Welcome Home and check them out!

Whatever you do, don’t forget to call in tomorrow - Welcome Home will be at the fantastic UPMARKET in the CCA cafe with our free in residence workshop, with I heart... where you can learn how to sew a basic stitch, create your own design & sew together your own felt brooch.

Hope to see you there!

Meghan

Free In Residence Workshop

We've got a treat for all of you Glasgow dwellers tomorrow. Iona Bruce from i heart... is running a free drop in workshop in collaboration with Welcome Home at the CCA cafe's UPMARKET, just past Welcome Home and amongst a selection of lovely stalls, you should definitely come along.

Materials are provided and you can drop in anytime between 12-5pm to learn how to sew a basic stitch, create your own design & sew together your own felt brooch. Suitable for all ages and totally free, what's not to like... See you tomorrow!

Thursday 7th July

Hello everyone, Meghan again, today has been so inspiring to meet some of the lovely local designers soon to be featured at Welcome Home, they are just so passionate about their creations - it’s really great to hear that they consider them as precious as we do! Their creativity and innovation is what drives Welcome Home! As always, the:

Product of the day: Drop Scones Not Bombs - Eco Shopper

Wish I had this great bag today with so much to carry about! This canvas shopping bag is perfect for the eco warrior inside. With a recipe for drop scones on the label and a message for the masses about peace and harmony, I love it! Designer Stuart Gardiner also makes matching tea towels, and fantastically humorous homeware available in store and online.

Now, I’m off to treat myself with some homemade scones!

Meghan

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

6th July

Meghan here again, it may be cold and rainy outside but it’s warm and cosy here at Welcome Home! Today has all been about jewellery, giving the gorgeous jewellery cabinets a bit of TLC - we have some great treasures inside from Fairtrade Kenyan Jewellery to unique jewellery made by local artists and designers. Later this week, we are hoping to present an exciting new range of jewellery, so I recommend you pop in to see some delights! But for today I can’t stop admiring the:

Product of the Day: Bird Hand Shadow Ring

Designed by Inca Starzinsky, this acrylic laser cut ring in the shape of a hand shadow bird is adorably unique. With many other designs available such as: Dinosaurs, Rabbit and Deer, I can’t help but be charmed! Each ring comes packaged in bespoke envelopes with an illustrated information sheet showing each of the hand positions used to make the shadows. Available at Welcome Home online and at our store, hope you like them too!

Just wanted to say thanks to all the lovely people who came down for a great workshop at UPMARKET. This Saturday 16th at UPMARKET there will be another great workshop! More details soon!

Meghan

Friday, 1 July 2011

Friday 1st July

Hi everyone, Meghan again, the sun is shining gloriously today and it has been another lovely day here at Welcome Home. I have been taking some photos and letting my creative side loose, so hoping to have lots of new surprises online soon for you all, but for now I'll leave you with the,

Product of the Day: Choker Vase

Welcome Home has just introduced a brand new collection of work by London-based ceramicist Jo Davies, available in store now, in our online shop and there are even more pieces available over on our Culture Label site. Her beautiful porcelain vases, cups and finch bowls are individually made featuring twisting lines that occur naturally when being thrown. I think they will bring a touch of elegance to any and every table, now all I need is someone to buy me some flowers!

Don't forget, drop in at anytime between 12 - 5pm at UPMARKET tomorrow for a free craft demo!

Fingers crossed the sun will be out again tomorrow!

Meghan

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Day 2

Hello again, Meghan here. Another great day at Welcome Home - today we organised a new free craft demo that I'll be running for all of you, so come down this Saturday 2nd July to learn how to make a floral textile brooch at U P M A R K E T and enjoy the rest of the craft stalls and BBQ.

There are so many great things down here at Welcome Home, so hard to choose just one but here it goes:

Product of the Day: Hello Tiger Blue Mirror

An essential in any handbag or pocket, this delightfully humourous mirror is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and certainly charms me. Designed by ├ůsa Wikman and at just £4, what a treat!

Hope to see you all this Saturday and Sunday!

Meghan

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Introducing Meghan!

We have a new intern here at Welcome Home, Meghan will be joining us for the next couple of weeks and sharing her experience with you all here. I'll hand over to her now...

Hello everyone, I am very excited to tell you that I’m the new intern at Welcome Home, situated at CCA. We are already getting stuck in with a brand new window display of treats, so if you fancy popping in for a chat and looksie, do!

There are so many delightful things here at Welcome Home so I thought I’d highlight a few special pieces over the course of this week.

Product of the Day: Garudio Studiage Flat Pets

Have all the perks of owning a pet without the messy downsides! I adore this little screen printed puppy - who wouldn’t want to wake up to his wee cute face? So far, I can confirm he is very well behaved and obedient, he has really mastered the command: Stay! This eco-friendly pup has been printed and die cut on an A4 sheet of recycled grey board and is available at Welcome Home online or in the CCA at just £10.00.

Later this week we are hoping to introduce a brand new workshop and I’m really looking forward to UPMARKET this Sat and Sun at the CCA Terrace Bar with Aye Aye Books, so stay tuned!

Meghan

Friday, 17 June 2011

last chance to see...

Our 234D exhibition ends this Sunday 19th July, make sure you check it out if you haven't already!

Friday, 10 June 2011

demo and workshop

Sunday 19th June is the last day of the 234D exhibition at Welcome Home and to mark the occasion we've got a special workshop and demonstration taking place from 12-4pm. Join us to try out some amazing new software developed for 3D design by Anarkik3D with Ann Marie Shillito:

You just have to try Cloud9 3D sketch/modelling ‘haptic’ software as it can’t be described adequately. If you don't know what ‘haptics’ is, it's the astonishing ability to "touch" virtual objects.

Can you imagine the ease with which you could manipulate complex designs with a real sense of 3D touch instead of awkward menus and control interfaces? Haptics makes for a better interface for designing digitally in 3D.

If you are a designer, a maker, an applied artists and freaked by 3D CAD (even Rhino and sketch-up) this is for you. Anarkik3D designed and built Cloud9 for designer makers. It is tested by designer makers and the company’s CEO, Ann Marie Shillito, is an internationally known and respected designer maker and jeweller. She will be here to give hands-on demos and she promises it will be great fun, for all ages!

You can see videos here and here

Thursday, 9 June 2011

fabric bangles

New and exclusive to Welcome Home, these beauties are available in store only for £8...

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

U P M A R K E T

Here's some good news for when the sunshine decides to join us again... UPMARKET is a new weekly market taking place 12-5pm every Saturday and Sunday throughout June and July in the CCA Terrace Bar. It will be a small, fun and friendly market with stalls selling craft, design, books, vintage, illustration, art, fashion, jewellery, homewares and lots more. There will also be a BBQ and great djs with surprises each week. If you'd like a stall please email upmarketcca@gmail.com with details of your wares and the dates you'd like to book in for, it's £10 per day! See you all at the first one on Saturday 4th June...

Culture Label

Welcome Home is now on the amazing Culture Label site - go and do some shopping!

blogging for craftscotland

I've written a blog post for craftscotland as a guest blogger for Craft month. It's all about 234D, have a read here and remember you can come in and see the exhibition for yourself until 19th June.