Summer Holidays

Jul 10, 2019 | Blog

It’s the Summer Holidays and we hope they never end! It’s the time of the season for day trips, long trips, fun and games, relaxing weekends that turn into weeks! There is fun to be had indoors and outdoors because summer is an inspiring time – here is a selection of Summer Holiday inspired pieces by some of our summer lovin’ artists!

Wildflowers print by Aimee Mac is a fantastic, floral feast for the eyes. Wild flower meadows are synonymous with summertime and are simply sensational experiences. Getting up close to these delicate flowers that flourish in the sun you are greeted by the sights, sounds and smells of summer. A beautiful wild flora inspired print by Aimee Mac.

It’s the Summer Holidays! We now have plenty of time to take long, leisurely walks about the countryside – escaping the city for the tranquil landscapes of Scotland. This new print by David Fleck is Indigo Valley and once again Fleck has perfectly balanced nature and architecture in this striking A3 print. Why not on the next sunny day, take your family or friends on a lovely walk somewhere special? There’s plenty of places to choose from in Scotland!

This is Summer Girl by Claire Fleck. A very enjoyable print about a girl having fun in the sun! Summer fashion is always so much more bright and cheerful. We can tell that this illustration by Claire loves dressing for a day in the sunshine – we’re very jealous of this cool lassie’s wardrobe!

These are brand new in from Dust Design and are super, cool and super summery! These hand sculpted Polymer Clay Bend Earrings are made in Glasgow and ooze fun loving, summer time vibes. Great for wearing to a BBQ or for taking on holiday to funk up any outfit! They remind us of tiny suns sitting above beautiful, meadow, pink hills – who could resist?

Tree Pose by Mina Braun

We’ve all seen them – those Yoga enthusiasts doing their Sun Salutations in the local park. A sure sign that Summer has arrived! Here is a brand new print Tree Pose by Mina Braun fabulously capturing that very yoga move in a fun print by Braun that feels like a warm summers day! Even if when it’s not so warm outside…

A little activity for kids this summer! Build Your Own Monster Kit by Donna Wilson. Each kit contains a pre-stitched creature shape made from Donna’s Aberdeenshire tartan lambswool fabric, recycled wool stuffing, felt bits and bobs, and step-by-step instructions to make their very own unique Monster. By using the felt and knitted fabric to create a face, legs, or even wings, your kids can make an angry monster or a cute one – it’s up to them! These kits are aimed at encouraging creativity so there are no rules – let their imagination run wild this summer, if you dare!



Wild Swimmers screen print is by Edinburgh based artist Louise Smurthwaite. Get your cossie on a take a dip in the sea! Probably easier if you’re on a trip abroad where the sea is blue and the temperature hot – not so easy in Scotland but not impossible either!


What about a Summer BBQ? For that you’ll need supplies and we have the perfect everyday tote bag to do all the heavy lifting! This is the brand new Eye Design Tote Bag by Herd. There are other designs in the HERD collection, all of which are reminiscent of the blue IKEA bag – but way more stylish! Ideal for a trip to the beach, a picnic, apple picking or a trip to the shops. You name it, these bags can do it!

pop out flamingos and llamas by Kate Mclelland for Nosy Crow

Another one for the kids! This is the Press Out and Decorate Book by Kate McLelland. There is lots of fun is to be had with this beautifully illustrated book by Kate McLelland. Each press-out piece is intricately decorated with foil and perfect for all ages There are 20 unique designs and the press-out pieces can be slotted together to create three-dimensional ornaments or threaded together to make a hanging seashell garland! Cool llamas, tropical flamingos, funky cacti and juicy pineapples can be found inside this book. A great summery activity for the beach, the plane or the garden!


This Alpaca is ready for its holidays! Alpaca Suitcase by Mister Peebles is a brilliant print that is a clever play on words.  It is also a handy A4 size print and the perfect fit for a small suitcase! Packing a bag isn’t the most exciting part of a holiday – but this cute Alpaca illustrated by Mister Peebles makes it seem much more adorable. We wish this Alpaca has a super summer holiday!

Dog Lovers Print by And Smile Studio

Dog Lovers by And Smile is full of summer cheer! An idyllic scene of dog walking bliss is captured in this illustration by And smile  who is featured in this weeks #Meet The Maker blog. This gal has a fun group of furry friends that love walkies in the summertime – you can tell by the smiles on their faces! We hope you guys have big smiles too, because the summer holidays have begun! 🙂




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