Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Victorian Lantern - Completed

You may recall that last year I was asked to renovate a Victorian Lantern. The lantern was in a terrible state, broken glass, no glass, broken arm, paint bubbling all over the place, generally neglected. I happened to pop in to the Craigellachie Hotel on another business matter, when the new General Manager was enquiring about getting the lamp renovated. It was my lucky day!

It took hours stripping it and picking out all the old lead paint with pointy tweezers! There was so much detail on the lamp under all the layers of paint, it was truly beautiful. The General Manager requested that the more detailed bits; legs and scalloped edging be finished with gold paint. This was an excellent decision as it brings the lamp to life against the black.

As you can see above, the gold looks great, the new glass sparkling - it certainly has made a huge difference to the entrance now it is working. The General Manager commented that so many people admire it and how wonderful it is now looking.
I was privileged to work on such a project. The lantern was one of the original features of the Hotel, back in the early 1900's, possibly late 1800's - we're not sure of the dates. I thoroughly enjoyed renovating the lantern, it was challenging project!
Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Monday, 14 February 2011

Glasgow Science Centre - New Stockist

I drove to Glasgow last week and met with the Buyer of the Science Centre. We had a good meeting and pleased to announce that I will be supplying them with my recycled bottle products. They have placed an order the bottle clocks, cheeseboards and coasters:

It was a beautiful sunny day and thoroughly enjoyed the journey, although it took 5 hours to get there, due to traffic and accidents.
The Science Centre manage the Whitelee Windfarm on behalf of Scottish Power Renewables, Europe's largest windfarm. My recycled products will be displayed at this site initially. If successful, they intend to roll out the products at the Science Centre too.
Both are major attractions in Scotland, so a great opportunity for Lazy Daisy Glass. The Science Centre is an amazing place:

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Stylish Blog Award

I have been awarded the Stylish Blog Award - courtesy of Silver Pebble.

This is very exciting and will give you an insight to some blogs you may never read.

Here's how it works:

Step 1 - Make a link back to the person who nominated you - thanks for Silver Pebble. Link done!

Step 2 - Share 7 random things about yourself.

Step 3 - Award 15 recently discovered bloggers to this award.

Step 4 - Contact these bloggers and tell them about it.

Here are my 7 random things:

1) I love marmite, yep, I really do!!

2) I think Jason Gardiner (Mr Nasty) is quite cute (sorry DOI fans)

3) I've met Tom Cruise

4) I had a cuddle with Dermot O'Leary

5) I used to live in Hong Kong as a child and loved it over there.

6) My former career was being a PA to company directors.

7) I once played a cornet and flugelhorn in a silver band.

So there you have it, that's a little about me. Now here are the blogs I think you should read:

Starfish Studio
My Baboo
Ceri White
Aileen Clarke
Lillian Aerin & Co
Bright and Beautiful
Mia Princess Diaries
Something Special
Violet Moon's Corner
The Craftifish
Rosewills Charms
Sarah's Creations
Treasures from Hawaii

Wow, 15 bloggers, that was tough, but I got there in the end.

Happy reading fellow bloggers.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Glen Moray Distillery - Commission

I was contacted by the Glen Moray Distillery before Christmas to create some corporate dishes for a new tasting tour taking place this season. The brief was to design the dishes using their corporate colours; dark blue, red and cream. After a meeting going through the different options available, they chose this design:
What I like about them, are their simplicity. These dishes will be used for locally produced food to accompany their whisky and given to visitors to taste.

For more details about Glen Moray Distillery, visit here.

It is very encouraging that a large local organisation is looking to work with local producers.

Kathryn, Lazy Daisy Glass xx