Wednesday, December 15, 2010

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas...

No. 11 in the series 12 Days of Christmas as seen by Janet Helm

When I started the tradition of creating my holiday cards using the twelve days of Christmas as my inspiration, I never dreamed I would have so much fun coming up with ideas. This year when pondering on the theme, "eleven pipers piping" I thought a 1940's feel, keeping the image black and white, the boys donned in tartan and cap, playing "pipes" would make for a festive image. My sons couldn’t believe it when I grabbed the camera and said,”okay let’s go outside and play with sticks!” Fun was had by all.

Wishing you and yours a holiday season filled 

with much peace, love and laughter.

See the first 11 days at

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

'Tis the Season to be Tartan!

As a designer of bespoke tartans, I am thrilled seeing the criss cross pattern everywhere these days.

Here are a few of my favourites

The limited edition Aga stove, designed by chef, Oliver Heath. Check out how the pattern captures the texture of actual woven fabric.

MAC makeup's holiday campaign- A Tartan Tale...
I just had to buy a lipstick to receive my tartan gift bag!

Heather, our graphic designer shared with me a little inspiration from the current issue of rue magazine.

I simply love the designs we create for our customers.
Our most  popular tartan gift- lightweight wool scarves, complete with private woven label and gift box! Here you see a glimpse of a few of our bespoke tartans for -Coca-Cola, Versacold, and Colliers International

Can you imagine having your own tartan?
There is still time to give Tartan for the holidays.

Contact me to learn more.

Have you seen some fabulous tartan applications?
Please share with me your favourite tartan finds!

Enjoy seeing and experiencing Tartan!


Images courtesy of:
Aga stove -British Homes &Gardens
MAC makeup
Rue Magazine