Thursday, 10 May 2012

IGNITE and the DOJ Degree Show

It is a very exciting month to be in Dundee, as there are a huge range of creative happenings all over the city! In particular IGNITE..."a 10 day celebration of creativity and culture across Dundee, Angus and Fife" which runs 17th-27th May.

I'm also excited to see the Duncan Of Jordanstone Degree Show which I attended last year and found beautiful and inspiring.

Monday, 7 May 2012

Fresh and Vintage

I have recieved a mention from the lovely Lesley on her blog...

She runs a cute wee vintage shop called Create here in my local town Blairgowrie...not too far outside of Dundee and definately worth a visit for any day trippers!
Its so lovely to see more local places selling good quality handmade arts and crafts, and Lesley also holds a range of classes where you can sip a glass of vino, learn new creative techniques and have a go on the beautiful vintage Singer sewing machines which she lovingly restores herself...

I'm looking forward to attending one of these fab classes myself as soon as I have completed my HNC in a few weeks time! As well as completing all my coursework for the end of year assesments, I will be displaying my work at the Dundee College Exhibition and taking part in the Fashion Show....busy busy!

I'll be keeping you posted on all these exciting happenings so watch this space :)

Maggie's Farm

Maggie's Farm is a super lovely vintage clothing boutique that can be found on Union Street here in the city centre of sunny Dundee! It is filled with an array of gorgeous, grungy reworked clothing, hippy jewellery and a few quirky pieces of upcycled furniture which, along with the uber cool soundtrack, transport you into a retro inspired dream-state, this is my favourite kind of retail therapy...

As u get lost in this grotto of vintage loveliness, its impossible to not find something you will love and want to spend your hard earned pennies on. Highlights of mine include cut off denim shorts with applique pocket details, arran knit sweaters in pretty pastel hues, floral tea dresses and some very glam-rock, glittery get-ups (for extra special occasions).

Maggie's Farm is a great place for folks who love the feel of a vintage market as everything is mismatched and misplaced in a jumble of textures, patterns and colours to inspire you to create your own look. It provides a great change to the conventional high street shops, as most of the items here are unique one off pieces.

The shop has been open for a few years now and is growing in success. It is exciting to learn that there has recently become a special place in the heart of a certain Topshop store on Edinburgh Princess Street where Maggie's Farm is show-casing it's lovely wares for the fashionable gals and guys of the big city...and although I haven't had the pleasure of visiting it yet, I reckon we are lucky ones to have the original boutique right here on our doorstep!

Thursday, 3 May 2012


Hello lovely people! This is my shiny new blog all about Dundee. I'll be posting about style, arts and crafts, some fab local talent and anything else that inspires me in this amazing city.

A little about me...I am a country girl at heart but three days of my week I jump into my retro mk 2 vw golf and travel to my college campus on the outskirts of Dundee. My coursework includes creating a wide range of textiles, experimenting with textile and embroidery techniques and generally being messy with fabric dyes. I love discovering new patterns, colours and textures.

Hope you enjoy following my adventures...