Friday, 11 November 2011


We are pleased to welcome another new designer (or should we say designers) to our RLR family. These lovely bold printed tote bags are the wonderful creations of Mr and Mrs Yoke. We have a selected few tote bags and hand printed greetings cards available from this talented duo in the shop right here. We love the bold shapes and bright colours used in every design and it is plain to see the sheer amount of work which has gone into creating each and every one of these bags and cards.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Button Wrapping

Just saw this cute little button wrapping idea on Pinterest, the original link is just from Etsy but when I click on it the link has expired so if you know where it is from please let me know and I can credit accordingly! As you may have seen on this previous post I do have a little bit of love for bakers twine and think this may be an idea I need to steal in the future.

Images From The Garden

I went away for the weekend to the Highlands and had a couple of really nice nights in this holiday home (believe me, the hot tub is amazing even when it is really frosty outside!). The wintery light was just beautiful and the garden at the house was just full of plants and leaves glowing in the sunlight just asking to be photographed. Here are just a few of the images I took - as you can see the Macro lens was out in full force!

Dream Of Silver

It has been a while since we have welcomed a new designer to our RLR family but today we are so pleased to announce that we have some gorgeous new products by Dream Of Silver added to our Jewellery section. I cannot get over how cute these silver studs are and am finding it really difficult to pick a favourite - at the moment I think it would be the hedgehogs but the Scottie dogs are a close second. The little birds have a festive feel to them too and as the Christmas department is also up and running I might just need to get them added to that section too. Take a look at the full Dream of Silver collection in the shop here.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Winter Images - Part 2

So I decided to try out another image - still needed a bit of help in the Photoshop department but I managed once I got going! Penguins in scarves and mittens - what else.

Winter Images

From Halloween to Christmas in one easy blog post! 

I really need to brush up on my photoshop skills, I love to draw and really want to add colour to the background of my scanned images but the steps in between are all very foreign to me! My very patient husband tries his best to help me get somewhere with photoshop but I am a complete nightmare and freak out whenever he tries to show me anything. Anyway this is the outcome of this afternoon's photoshop trial - I quite like it and am going to get a few printed up to see how they look in card format. As for re-creating this process again using Photoshop - hmmm I'm pretty sure I'm going to need to ask for help yet again!