Tuesday, 29 September 2009


A little glimpse of some more new things...I need to take lots of new product pictures this week, but the weather is not on my side today. I took some quick snaps before heading off to Made in the Shade at the weekend. Kilt pins with vintage bow, locket, antique bone button and a sweet little owl charm...
Chunky bracelet with vintage locket, button and a little hint of swarovski pearls and golden acorn...
I love this bird necklace, it is so long and punctuated with tiny brass swallows at regular can be worn wrapped once, twice, three, four...maybe even five times around for total flexibility....I have made a similar one with tiny copper keys

So, there was going to be a proper
Made in the Shade post, but I was too busy (yay!) all day to get away to have a proper look around...I didn't even take any good pictures of my stall! Shame on me! I did manage to have a quick dash up to Carrie at her Lady Wurlitzer stall and bought some gorgeous Vintage Rose perfume(....which is so, so much nicer than the Tea Rose Body Shop oil I have been wearing.)
I was lucky enough to be next to Kirsty Anderson of Wooden Tree and couldn't resist a little card with a tubby little owl in a wooden boat which is sailing on some choppy waters....He is now sitting atop my dressing table waiting for me to tidy up so he can have a proper place to stay....

I missed so many great things I'm sure! But, on my quick dash round I gathered up some business cards, so I'm sure you'll hear of them soon!

Now, I must go and have a cup of coffee and sit down with my to-do list.....there are lots of exciting things afoot at Lost in the Forest headquarters...exciting things indeed!

Thursday, 24 September 2009


holga images...taken in and around my parents house earlier in the year. I wanted to take lots of pictures before they sell the house
I'm pretty disappointed with the actual prints, but the digital scans seem to be much better. 2 separate films, one b/w one colour slide, cross was supposed to remain colour...but oh well....

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Rebecca Miller

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

the secret garden...

A little behind the stall view from Stockbridge Market, which myself and Amy from Green Tree Crafts have been frequenting the past couple of weeks.
It's a fabulous little (but growing) market just off Raeburn Place in Stockbridge every if you're in Edinburgh pop down and say hello!

The stall is looking a wee bit empty, I am currently working on new things, but was struck down with illness for a week and got nothing at all done.....but it is full steam ahead now thank goodness as it will be a busy weekend....Made in the Shade at the Lighthouse in Glasgow on Saturday 26th followed by Stockbridge Market on Sunday 27th...

A sneak peek of what I'm currently working on.....The new collection includes lots of owls, bows, keys, lockets, wood, copper, a magical autumnal secret garden.....

So, would be lovely to see you, make sure you say hi if you visit!

P.S You can now buy my little hand made, hand painted book and mermaids tear necklace from the Mythical Beast Sweet Shoppe online!

Monday, 7 September 2009

Made in the Shade Homecoming

I have just been perusing the Made in the Shade flickr photostream, having a nosey at all the fabulous designers who will be selling their wares at Made in the Shades September homecoming event.

Natalie Wain creates fabulous collaged cards and embroideries....just my cup of tea! I'd love to see more of her work, but google has failed me....

Lily Wiggler - coture corsets and lingerie ....oh my!

Miso Funky not your average cross stitch samplers......

Many, many other fabulous designers will be there showing their work (Lost in the Forest included!) so head down to The Lighthouse on 26th September with your purses at the ready!

Just a quick reminder - Lost in the Forest 'labour day sale' 15% off everything extravaganza ends in approximately 2 and a half hours. That's 12pm GMT!

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Labour Day Sale

Happy Labour Day weekend to all my American and Canadian readers....and whoever else celebrates. To mark this occaision (and generally because I felt like being nice) there is 15% off everything in my shop this weekend (until Monday 7th 12pm GMT). Quote LABOUR at checkout - it would also be rather nice if you let me know where you discovered the sale! The reduction will be made by paypal refund, or on request of a new invoice. The 15% reduction is only valid on purchases and does not effect shipping cost. I am very excited (I'm sure there is a better word for it than that, but at 8.30 in the morning excited will do) about the change in seasons. I am an autumn/winter type of girl. I don't dress well in the summer.....I love to dress well in the autumn....beautiful colours, scarves, hats, wellies, thick tights (although thick black tights have been my summer staple!)....stomping through piles of soggy leaves in dark woodland....ahhh.....I love it! My autumn/winter soundtrack is Fern Knight......yes constantly. SO magical.

And whilst listening to the beautiful melodies I am busy creating some new pieces for the shop.....more to come soon!

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Mythical Beast Sweet Shoppe

I have sent off my little books and necklaces today.....a little late (bad me). If you're down Somersert way I insist that you go and take a look for there will be lots of magical beasts and sweeties!!

Sneak peek?......

A tale of tears and bloodshed.....drowning and death......a little hand painted concertina book with copper cover which comes with a tear drop necklace made from vintage parts on a copper chain.