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New Stockist!

I am delighted to announce that you can now find some of my products in MacGillivray & Co on the Isle of Benbecula.  Welcome aboard!

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New Product!

I'm excited to have lauched a new product this week - door stops!  With the warmer weather here now, and kids running in and out of the house to the garden I thought I need a door stop to keep my back door open.  So, I made one.  I think some of the best products come out of neccessity, and I feel t…

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Hello everyone!  I've spent the last couple of days updating the website with some new photography.  It's always exciting trying something new, and I decided to try my hand at Flat Lays.  It's lovely to put some props in with the products and I think it gives a warm feeling with different textures a…

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Work in Progress

I haven't posted a blog in AGES!  Time seems to fly by at an ever more alarming rate, and the older I get (I know, I know, it's a cliche) it's getting worse! So, resolution time.  I must focus some energy on this blog.  I'm coming at it like you would a quick sketch.  By giving myself a time limit o…

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An Ambition Fulfilled


Last week I fulfilled an ambition I have had for a long time - to visit the Outer Hebrides and in particular, Harris.  Whilst the journey was a long one (12 hours), it was worth it to see with my own eyes the most beautiful pale sandy beaches and the water, a vivid green blue with white cr…

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New Product Launch

I am delighted to have launched some exciting new products this month, which have had a great reception already.  Firstly, I've intoduced a new Satchel Bag into the range.  It's a brilliant work bag with plenty of space for a laptop, paperwork and anything else you might need to carry.  With adjust…

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Happy Christmas!

With the festive season now upon us, I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish all my customers and stockists a very merry Christmas and say a great big thank you all for making 2014 such a great year for Pauline Lothian Designs. It has been a busy but fulfilling year and I am delighted with th…

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Jam and Other Things

Homemade strawberry jam.  I've decided that this week I will buy several punnets of strawberries, a pack of sugar and make a stash of strawberry jam.  Too long have the "Kilner" jars sat empty in the larder.  A couple of years in fact, now that I think about it.  I used to be quite a dab hand at pre…

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Online Fashion & Gift Directories

The British fashion e-commerce scene is evolving and we are delighted to be part of it. I have had great fun over the past month or so looking through various online fashion and gift directories and have been very impressed with the quality and range of sites that are out there, many of which are we…

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New Clutch Bags for 2014

Delighted to announce the launch of a new product - the "Straight Frame" Clutch Bag. This elegant little bag is available in a variety of Harris Tweed cloths and is perfect for a night out at the Edinburgh festival! Full details in our online shop.

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Scottish Summer of Sport

With the Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup fast approaching, it is gearing up to be a fantastic summer of sport and the eyes of the world will undoubtedly soon be on Scotland. This, together with traditional annual events such as the Edinburgh Festival, means that it should hopefully be a very bu…

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It's our birthday, celebrate with us!

Woo-hoo, it's our first birthday! To celebrate, and for a limited period only, I would like to offer all blog readers 10% off all purchases in our online store. Enter the discount code "PLD13EC10" at the checkout to claim your discount.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of ou…

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Winter Sale 2013/14

 Great news, our Winter Sale has now started! Many lines reduced. 

Better be quick though, stock is limited! 

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Christmas 2013!

Christmas is here, and this is the place for luxury handmade Scottish gifts!

To celebrate, and to make your festive shopping experience as stress-free as possible, we are delighted to be offering free postage and packaging as standard and a free gift wrapping service available upon request (via th…

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Having recently become a member, I have just been browsing through Shop Scotland's new website, which is essentially an online directory for local artists, food producers, and crafter makers. One of my first thoughts is that we are really lucky in Scotland as there are clearly many talented peop…

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The Archerfield Walled Garden

I am delighted to report that PLD products are now available at the recently opened Archerfield Walled Garden gift shop in Dirleton, East Lothian! For anyone looking for a "day out" idea, the Walled Garden is an impressive setup that is well worth a visit. As well as a micro-brewery, the complex a…

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Harris Tweed

I know this might sound a bit weird, but whenever I receive a new bundle of Harris Tweed in the post I can't wait to rip open the packaging and take a big sniff of the cloth.  Told you it was strange!!  But really, the smell of the wool takes me right back to my college days - long hours spent in th…

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I heard recently that your ability to see colour changes with time.  In fact it's been said that people can gradually go colour blind without even knowing it. Pantone, the people who set global colour trends, shared a fun test on facebook to see just how well you see colour.…

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Website goes live!

Having admired Harris Tweed for some time, I am delighted that is now up and running and I can share my passion with the online world. Lets see what we can do with this beautiful cloth! A number of new products have been developed for the launch, but my favourite is the Har…

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