gilhoolie loves… printmakers

Okay, so I don't have any new year's resolutions as such but I do know that I want to be more creative again this year. I'm reading a positivity book for my 'other job' and one of the things that I liked the sound of was doing more activities that give you 'flow'. They can... Continue Reading →


Happiness message in every tub…

Last week I opened an ice-cream tub to discover a message inside the lid that kind of summed up my first week back making lampshades after a long summer break. So there I was, eating my ice-cream and apple and blackberry pie with the family, when I read: "The three grand essentials to happiness in... Continue Reading →

Whistle-stop Home visit…

I managed a really quick visit to Home at Earls Court yesterday and thought I'd share some of my favourite finds with you. There were certainly lots of talented people exhibiting; very inspiring indeed! Look out for website links after the images so you can go and see for yourselves. Enjoy... Website links: Kauniste, Skandium, SCP,... Continue Reading →

Hello 2013!…

It's time to look back at the last twelve months at gilhoolie and make some real plans for 2013. Sometimes I can't believe some of the events below only happened a matter of months ago and I have to say, I'm really looking forward to more fun and learning in the next twelve months. So,... Continue Reading →

gilhoolie loves lampshades and… Bath

Just thought I'd share with you some gilhoolie loves from my recent, extra special birthday visit to Bath (thank you James xxx)... 1. I was over the moon to discover Atmosphere Bath on Broad Street - an amazing fabric shop with an incredible range of quality French and Belgian fabrics 2.  A new find this time; if you... Continue Reading →

Anyone 4 tea?…

Birthdays come and go but I wanted this year's to be special and it really was, not because we did anything flash, more because we kept it simple and everything fell into place. (Plus it was a 'significant birthday' but we won't say any more about that, the clues in the heading...) We decided to catch the... Continue Reading →

Handmade in Britain12

Last Friday I visited Handmade in Britain with a friend. I've never been before so it was good to go and have a nose around (and visit Heal's and the Conran Shop afterwards!) I have to admit, I didn't see that many stalls I was really drawn to but here are a few I did... Continue Reading →

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