Thursday, 3 June 2010

Coast Festival Banff

The Coast festival was on this past week in Banff and Macduff so I suggested to my mum and sister that we go and see what was on. The journey didn't start well as we drove out to Banff it was pouring with rain and reminded my family the last time I suggested to go to an event which was in Huntly and rained all day and we had to drive back through floods. Thankfully for me the sun came out by the time we got there. After a few wrong turns and a couple of 100 point turns from my mum we parked up and had a look what was on.
We went to a knitted exhibition where people had donated their knitted objects. I love the matching jumpers and knitted food as you can see in the photos there was also a dubious knitted thong which was scarily big as was originally supposed to be a knitted jumper. We then went on to Duff castle, yeah they have a castle where we saw Donna Wilsons maze we got a bit lost but managed to get to the end. I love getting my sister to do comedy photos so I made her stick her head through the maze and get a photo with a random skeleton we found in one of the exhibition rooms. We went on to another couple of exhibitions going on, too many to mention. Then I went back to the city on the country bus which I nearly missed as I was standing at the wrong side of the road. All in all a good day out.

Bless this Mess

Well its been a couple of weeks since Johnny Come Lately has been closed and this has been the first chance to get up to date with the blogging. As you can see from above I have managed to squeeze the remains of the shop into my room and thought it appropriate to illustrate the mess with the bless this mess sampler from Miso Funky. Slowly but surely we will get back on our feet and online to bring you some new and old favourites of cards. For now I better go and tidy my room

Tuesday, 18 May 2010


No I have not had a meltdown myself although I am close to it tying up loose ends with the shop closing. I am talking about my teacup candles. Out of all the products in the shop the teacup candles are the only thing I make, ashamedly. Well today I got the wax I ordered so I decided to do a marathon candle making sesh. Everything was going well until some magazines fell of a shelf onto the teacups which hadn't set and the wax went everywhere. I didn't realise wax was so hard to clean up. I deffo wont be getting up to any mischief with wax like Madonna in the film body of evidence if it takes an age to clean. Eventually I managed to clear the wax and wash some of it down the sink which then hardened and blocked the sink. So another half hour later I finally unblocked the sink. My lesson is leave the making to the professionals.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Glasgow Weekend

So I headed up to Glasgow on Saturday night full of the intentions of running a 10k on the Sunday morning. But after a meal at Wagamammas on the Saturday night the nerves kicked in and when I woke up on Sunday I completely chickened out and ashamedly never did the run. So after a bout of feeling a bit guilty I decided to be productive and go up the west end for some vintage shopping and cakes. We started of at the Two Figs for a late lunch of cocktails and curry. We then ventured up byres road stopping to check out the vintage shops where I was strangely drawn to bumbags and tribal bags I must be wanting to create a 80s rave hippy vibe thankfully I was talked out of purchasing said bumbag.

Then after all our browsing we were parched and went to Auntie M's in the De Courcys Arcade. It was decorated like a 50s diner and had lots of lovely cakes. I had lemon and ginger and Kate had chocolate and pistachio and Pam had coffee and walnut. Good big slices and fine cup of tea. Although I didnt run I still had an ace time. Maybe stick to cakes and shopping instead of runs.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Bricks and Mortar Store Closing down

Its been a hard decision but we have decided to close our bricks and mortar store and operate online on a smaller scale and blog about lots of lovely things. We will continue in some shape or form. We will keep you posted through this blog and facebook x

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Card of the week

Its been a while since I have done this so apologies for it being late. Its baby fever round me at the moment with a few friends and family having their bundles of joy. So I thought a few new baby cards are in order

Friday, 16 April 2010

Pringle of Scotland Animation by David Shrigley - Life Behind The Scenes

We love Pringle and David Shrigley so when we came across this promotion of Pringle by David Shrigley we had to share it with you.