Thursday, October 3, 2013

If I win, you win!

I have entered the iZettle Elevator Pitch competition and if you help me win  by voting for me, I will give Doris away to one of you picked at random to say thank you for voting!

So all you have to do is follow this link ☞ and click on the little love heart until it turns red. (you've got to be in the UK, on Facebook and be over 18) then like Ziggy Sawdust on Facebook and you're in!

I've slipped down to 8th place so I need your help! Every vote counts!

Thank you!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Before + After bonanza!

I am currently in the midst of redesigning my website! I am quite enjoying it but I am fearful of some technical hitches coming my way soon! 

I will let you know when it's set to go live when I have a better idea myself, but for now I thought I would share some 'Before + After' collages that I have put together to tell the stories of my furniture. Here they are:

'Grace' redesigned vintage telephone seat

'Mick' redesigned 1970s cocktail cabinet

'Twiggy' redesigned 1960s dressing table

'Marianne' redesigned 1960s dressing table

'George' upcycled free-standing display shelf!

'Marilyn' redesigned original 1950s dressing table

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Vive La France!

I am not long back from a much needed, amazing 2 week holiday in France with my family.

We all had such a lovely time and, if it wasn't for this wonderful weather that we are getting at home just now, I would be wishing I was jetting back there again tomorrow!

 Although I did get stuck into some work while I was out there, it was such a luxury to have more than one day off... I had a whole 14!

France is such a beautiful country and we were staying in the heart of the Dordogne countryside. We visited an abundance of pretty towns and the Brocantes (junk shops) and Vide Greniers (car boot sales) were an absolute dream! And, I have never eaten so many Pain Au Chocolats in my life... so all in all it was a fabulous holiday!

Here's some of my favourite photos to sum up the trip:

Monday, June 3, 2013

Ziggy Aeroplane: First Birthday Pop-up Shop!

We did it! We organised, reached our Kickstarter target (woo hoo!), prepped, received press, listened to retro records, installed, opened, ate cake, had a boogie (or two), met lots of lovely customers and had our very own shop for a week!

We had our official opening on Friday 24th of May (with colourful party cups of prosecco and stripy sweetie bags for all our guests!) and stayed open until Wednesday 29th. Our Pop-up Shop was organised to mark the first birthdays of Paper Aeroplane and Ziggy Sawdust. (If you missed the last post explaining how it all came about, click here for a read!)

The sun shone brightly and we had big garage-like doors that we kept wide open everyday, luring in passers by! Fiona and I both had such a lovely time... we can't believe it's all over now. We really had lots of fun putting our heads together to make the Pop-up a success. But I won't get emotional. Sniff. All good things come to an end and looking back over all the photos makes me very happy, seeing all that we achieved!

Tim, Fiona's boyfriend, was our resident photographer for the opening weekend and he got some great shots capturing the buzz! So I am going to let the photos do the talking now....

Photograph © Tim Courtney
Table top display
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Opening our doors
Photograph © Tim Courtney

I spy Fiona!
Photograph © Tim Courtney
Our colourful refreshment table!
Photograph © Tim Courtney
Lots of people!
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Birthday time!
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Fiona + Me
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Me getting stuck in!
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Fiona + My mum cutting the cake!
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Highlight of my night: my art school tutors making it through
from Glasgow to attend our opening!
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Ziggy Sawdust Retro Record Clock
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Ziggy Sawdust Retro Record Clock
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Ziggy Sawdust Wooden Jewellery
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Ziggy Sawdust Wooden Jewellery
Photograph © Tim Courtney

Me + Fiona!
Photograph © Tim Courtney

We also received some very exciting press!

Edinburgh Etiquette
Avocado Sweet
The Skinny

Emma Lamb

BBC Big Screen on Lothian Road!
Our little promo film was shown every hour for a WHOLE WEEK!

Well, I think that's me successfully reminisced and brought you up to date with all that's been going on! But you ain't seen the back of Ziggy Sawdust and Paper Aeroplane's combined alter-ego just yet... future projects are in the pipeline! Keep updated via our collaborative Facebook page here :)