Monday, September 21, 2015

Something Wonderful

I've been anxiously awaiting a parcel in the post, all the way from bonny Scotland.  After yearning for a special plaid just for me, I ordered a Maple Leaf Tartan Shawl from the good folks at Lochcarron of Scotland.  They have an amazing assortment of pre-made and bespoke accessories made from luxuriously woven wool (and other blends) fabric.  I am absolutely delighted with with the smooth finish of the light weight, 100% pure new wool fabric....and the Tartan!  Oh my goodness, the Tartan....celebrating the seasons of the Maple Leaf, green, gold and red.  As a proud Canadian, I cannot tell you how much this plaid means to me.

My perfect Autumn shawl, with it's perfect Autumn colours, arrived just before the first day of was meant to be.

Thanks again to Locharran of Scotland, I emailed them several times before placing my order and they were prompt and lovely in their replies.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

A Little Bling

The shop has more bling with the addition of my talented Sister's beautiful shawl pins.  They are on sale now, in store, for only $10.00 each!  That's a great price for these useful and quite lovely pins.  The shawls (made by your's truly) are of course available for purchase also.  The grey shawl is made with a 50% wool, 50% Mohair blend (yarn, MacAusland's Woollen Mill) and the blue is made with a a 50% Merino, 50% Alpaca blend (yarn, Belfast Mini Mills).

It is days until the official start of Autumn, but I already feel it in the air, especially in the evenings.  These shawls....with a pin....are the perfect early Autumn accessory for both warmth and beauty.