Monday, 27 July 2009

And the winner is......

Claire @ Gugaw.....Congratulations! You win the Isabelle purse.....and some other lovely things :)

Thanks so much to everyone that entered the giveaway on the blog & by way of twitter retweets!

Saturday, 25 July 2009

Thanks to Tobyboo for the award :)

The rules...
1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.
2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered. (I have taken the liberty to award it to 5 blogs I love, rather than 15 new ones...)
3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

Her Library Adventures - Sophie Isobel Designs
Sophism Press
Here Comes the Sun
Sparrow Salvage

For more lovely blogs, explore the links here <---- and ---> here....although I really need to update my bloglists....

I will leave the giveaway running until midnight tonight, after then any entries will not count......So leave a comment in the post below for entry :)

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Time flies.....

Well, I noticed the other day that it's nearly 2 years (25th July) since I registered on Etsy.....I didn't actually start selling until later, but a milestone nonetheless! And what do milestones call for?? Presents! Yes, Lost in the Forest is having a giveaway!!

The Prize: You could be the proud owner of a little purse (pictured) - made from vintage fabric with a beautiful silk dupion lining. Along with other things.....that as yet will remain secret, and may well be matched to the winner because, you know, I like to make it a little personal....I also like to snoop around peoples blogs and what better excuse?

The Rules: Go to my shop.....HERE.....have a look around....tell me what you like.....leave a comment here. Simple! For an extra entry pimp my shop or blog and let me know where! For another entry buy something from my shop and leave a comment to seller saying giveaway or something similar...

The Small Print: Only one comment from each person will be counted so don't try to be sneaky and leave lots of comments! Only one pimp will be counted per person, but don't let that stop you telling everyone.....Only online pimps can be counted - I'm not sure I can vouch that you've told the postman....or that he even cares!

The Closing Date: 25th July 00:00GMT EDIT as of 25th July: Should read 26th July ends tonight (Saturday at 12 midnight GMT)

Winner will be announced shortly afterwards.....Good Luck!!

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

As is often the case when one moves house (or indeed constantly for some, myself included) the hunt for treasures, nick knacks and storage solutions to organise and prettify your home with begins (or continues)....Being without bookshelves in the new flat, and getting annoyed with ever growing, teetering towers of books which surround me, I thought I should go on the search for something to store them in. I have visions of stacks of old wooden crates - an old, modern, modular bookshelf that can be re-arranged and moved as required.......

Beverage crate from elizabethwrenvintage Soda Crate from ingenuityondisplay

Whilst browsing I inevitably started looking at things that were not book storage....and fell in love with these floral Atlas mason jars too (northwest vintage treasures) I kind of have a thing about transfers and decals on glass gives it a haunting feel that I love...

Unfortunately, all of this is in America....and I am not. So I guess I will continue to trawl the antique shops, visit the auction house street sale on Thursday and see what I find....not that that is really much of a chore!

Sunday, 12 July 2009


My sister has taken a holiday from work this week, the plan was she jump on a train up to see my parents for a week in Aberdeenshire. The reality was, my mother inconsiderately got swine flu and is therefore quarantined and not allowed to receive visitors! (she is OK by the way, just ill, not dying)

So, my sister was at a loss for things to do and a little annoyed to be stuck in Edinburgh. So we planned a lovely day out, brunch, a walk down the Water of Leith, stopping off at the Modern Art Galleries. We had brunch...then decided it was too nice a day to spend a big chunk of it inside, so went to the beach instead!

We wandered from Musselburgh to Portobello and as I was complaining that Scotland seems most incabable of putting a nice cafe, or pub by or on the beach we found Dalrida, overlooking the beach....

Today, I am back to work as there is no week off for me....There are some exciting things afoot at Lost in the Forest towers, exciting things indeed! Coming soon will be the launch of my home range....keep an eye out here, you will be the first to see!

There is also some distant calls of birds, ruffling of feathers, I find the occasional black, oil like feather laying on the ground and I know something exciting is waiting in the wings (ha. sorry) ....

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Hello, hello....can you hear me?

Sooo, hello! We now have internet access, although my computer is currently on the floor and monitor balanced atop a cardboard box - I really must get a laptop, my desktop is on it's very last legs, is rather slow and would be considered a pensioner in computer terms...I also apparently have no space for it in the new flat. But, hoorah! I have still managed an etsy update! Lots of new things.......

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade