Thursday’s giveaway… Gillian Kyle

9 Sep

Last August, just before we got engaged, myself and the OH took a wee trip through to Glasgow – mainly to see U2 – and there I discovered the rather awesome work of Gillian Kyle.

It was the Glasgow Breakfast tea towel that totally won my heart. As an ex-Glasgow gal, I have seen many a wee soul chugging back Irn Bru and munching on Scotch pies first thing in the morning! (Actually, switch that Scotch pie for a macaroni one and I’ve been that soul on a hungover day!)

But the clincher for me was when I discovered she was doing things with Creamola Foam on them!

Like many Scots, I adored this drink as a child. It was sugary, it was sweet and it must have been soooo bad for you – exactly what you want as a kid! I was allowed to have it every now and then at my grandparents’ house (along with a slice of toast with Golden Syrup!) and I must have been bouncing off the wall after having it!

So when we last went to Made in the Shade in Edinburgh, I had to buy Gillian Kyle‘s Creamola Foam mug… ok, so I’m drinking green tea out of it but I can pretend it’s really bad for me!

So I was super happy when Gillian said she would be part of the blog birthday giveaway… and not just because I think these Scottish Plain bibs are the cutest thing ever!

To win today’s giveaway, here’s what you have to do…Visit Gillian Kyle, pick your favourite thing, then come back here and leave me a comment saying what it is.

The winner will be chosen at random next Thursday – and will win their favourite!

If you’re one of my Facebook fans, you can also leave your comment there. Follow me on twitter? You get an extra vote for tweeting about the giveaway!

Good luck chucks!


Tunnocks teacakes, creamola foam, wham bars… with this Gillian Kyle giveaway we were really spoiling you! (But it was all calorie-free!)

So I put all your comments, tweets and posts into the random generator and he (not sure why I think it’s a he?) came up with number…

And number 48 was…

Alison, from Hestia’s Larder, said her favourite item from Gillian Kyle was…

“Tunnnocks teacake BAG!!!!!! *hyperventilate*

Oh and the mug with the part teacake image on it is fablas!

The BAG! I neeeeeeeeeeeeeed it!!!!”

Wish granted Alison 😉 Well done!


70 Responses to “Thursday’s giveaway… Gillian Kyle”

  1. Kiara 09/09/2010 at 8:20 AM #

    It has to be the tunnocks everytime, the foil bag is my favourite but having just spotted the mug I’m now torn…

  2. Danae 09/09/2010 at 9:40 AM #

    Ooh i love the teacake tea towel! It’s so bright and gorgeous!

  3. Jo 09/09/2010 at 10:04 AM #

    The tunnock’s tea cake bib is soooo cute (I think I would like the scottish plain too if it wasn’t for the fact I was forcefed it by my granny!!) :oP that and the pink russian doll bag is also very cute x

  4. Di Coke 09/09/2010 at 10:05 AM #

    I love the Scottish Plain baby baseball tee, it’s so cute!

  5. Jill 09/09/2010 at 10:10 AM #

    I’m the same as you – so many memories of cremola foam when I was young. Would definitely be the mug for me!

  6. Ana 09/09/2010 at 10:13 AM #

    glasgow breakfast apron please 🙂

  7. ayden 09/09/2010 at 10:14 AM #

    Did you know that made in the shade are opening up a weekly indie craft market down the barras? Im so excited! 🙂 Their wee shop in de courcys arcade is awesome, I never knew they were through in edinbugh too! I bought a friend the tunnocks bag from the sloans market in glasgow, but I really want the cremola foam bag for myself, Im in love 😦 Makes me proud to be scottish! xx

  8. Cathy 09/09/2010 at 10:14 AM #


    Oh my God! A Tunnock’s Tea Cakes bag! Well, that’s my favourite sorted then.

    Cathy x <- Tunnock's Tea Cakes addict

  9. Nickie C 09/09/2010 at 10:18 AM #

    Gotta be the Teacake Cushion – yum yum!

    Have also tweeted –

  10. Hollybirdbeads 09/09/2010 at 10:21 AM #

    Favourite has to be the Highland coo tote bag…love the mad hairyness of highland cows!

  11. maagaggie 09/09/2010 at 10:27 AM #

    For me it has to be a tote bag….but which one!? So hard to pick. Probably the Scottish plain one here purely because I ate it every day when I lived with my parents. Or the Glasgow Breakfast one it’s too hard to decide!!
    maggie xo

  12. Laura 09/09/2010 at 10:36 AM #

    I *love* the Creamola Foam mug! So cute, and I’m on the lookout for the perfect mug to take to the office…

  13. Helen 09/09/2010 at 11:02 AM #

    I love the wrap around Teacake mug…it would looks so good in my soon to be decorated kitchen. x

  14. HANNAH EVANS 09/09/2010 at 11:08 AM #

    I love the Westie Apron becaus I love evrything to do with small dogs….and so does my puppy!

  15. Abigail 09/09/2010 at 11:18 AM #

    I love the westie canvas apron! Love gillian kyle!

  16. Cat 09/09/2010 at 11:27 AM #

    Anything teacake! Love the tea towel!

  17. Lucy A 09/09/2010 at 11:59 AM #

    Mmmmm.. Tunnocks teacakes. Its the teacake apron for me!

  18. Hazel 09/09/2010 at 12:10 PM #

    Hamish Canvas Tote – so cute!

  19. Michelle stephenson 09/09/2010 at 12:11 PM #

    Has to be the cremola foam bag for me!! Love all her stuff. Have tweeted also @ shells19827 xx

  20. emma cella 09/09/2010 at 12:15 PM #

    i love the teacake tea towel! It’s so bright and gorgeous!

  21. Tonia 09/09/2010 at 12:23 PM #

    It definitely has to be the creamola foam mug: happy memories!

  22. Keith Hunt 09/09/2010 at 12:29 PM #

    Teacake Cushion to make the the wife mad when she is on a diet…Husbands rule

  23. Rachel Dale 09/09/2010 at 12:35 PM #

    The Glasgow Breakfast tshirt would be swell!

  24. Gaynor 09/09/2010 at 12:37 PM #

    Definately the teacake cushion! Wouldnt it look fab against a black sofa near a bright red wall!!!

  25. Elizabeth 09/09/2010 at 1:25 PM #

    Aw, I love the teacake stuff, probably the cushion best.

  26. Louise Rock-West 09/09/2010 at 1:32 PM #

    Ahhh Tunnocks Tea Cakes – stalwart of my Scottish gran’s confectionary plate which laways comes out at visits and she always give me some to take home, they don’t last very long! – I think probably the teatowel – I’ll give it to my gran…she’ll love it!

  27. Catherine 09/09/2010 at 2:27 PM #

    I actually ate a tunnock’s snowball the other day: sickening, but so nostalgic! Teacake apron: I’m such a messy pup when I bake and inevitably cost myself in flour.

    Brilliant wee shop – again!!

  28. Jennyff 09/09/2010 at 2:31 PM #

    Have to be the little teacake t shirt for my great niece. Her Mum as a little girl used to feast on these when she came to visit us in Scotland, teacakes and caramel waifers where her favouries.

  29. Emma Y 09/09/2010 at 3:18 PM #

    Definitely the creamola foam bag – its awesome! For some reason creamola foam was the must have item to be taken to school camp in Glengonnar near Biggar circa 1984 – ah happy days….

  30. beccawilliams 09/09/2010 at 3:24 PM #

    This has to be my favourite:

    … teacakes make me nostalgic


  31. Rhian 09/09/2010 at 3:48 PM #

    The Creamola Foam cotton bag is so cute – the red on the blue works so well, love it! 🙂

  32. Quest Twenty Eight 09/09/2010 at 5:01 PM #

    Definitely the shiny red Foil Teacake Bag – I am craving Teacakes now!

  33. Yvonne Stewart 09/09/2010 at 5:19 PM #

    I love the creamola foam bag- I really like the navy one with the orange print x

  34. Denise 09/09/2010 at 6:55 PM #

    I love the ladies foil teacake tshirt! gorgeous design.

    • Laura 09/09/2010 at 7:14 PM #

      My favourite is also the teacake design, especially as the foiled back. Very useful and yummy!

      I’d love to know what the foam crystal are? I can’t say I’ve ever heard of them!

      Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Lizzie 09/09/2010 at 7:36 PM #

    It’s a tossup between the Creamola Foam (anything) and the Highland Coo tote bag, so… has to be the….Creamola Foam bag!!

  36. Lisa-Marie 09/09/2010 at 8:08 PM #

    I NEED a Tunnock’s Tea cake bag! NEED!

    Also, thank you Zoe for choosing awesome products, I now have an arm length list of stuff to buy on pay day!

  37. domestikate84 09/09/2010 at 8:20 PM #

    Oh yes yes yes, I love her work! It’s got to be something teacakey for me – maybe the cushion?

  38. Red Boots 09/09/2010 at 9:20 PM #

    Ooh, I love the tunnocks tea-cake mug. A cup of tea always tastes so much better out of a nice looking mug, don’t you think?! And that mug would definitely do the trick.

    And yes, cremola foam! I loved it! I don’t think you can get it any more *sob* but my teeth are thankful for that!

  39. Dee 09/09/2010 at 9:24 PM #

    I didn’t even have to look. Tunnocks Teacake cushion for me please.

    p.S I feel really cheeky asking you for prizes.

  40. Lisa 09/09/2010 at 9:45 PM #

    It would have to be the teacake wrapper mug! My nanna always used to serve these up with a cup of tea, so they remind me of her : )

  41. Louise 09/09/2010 at 10:03 PM #

    Yes! Love Gillian Kyle! And love the tunnocks teacake bag, the big one with black straps. That’s me favourite.

  42. Nell 09/09/2010 at 11:27 PM #

    If I win, I’d love to get the Scottish Plain Baby Baseball Tee! Thanks!

  43. Irit 10/09/2010 at 6:42 AM #

    The Tunnocks Teacake Cushion is gorgeous!

  44. Nicola 10/09/2010 at 8:25 AM #

    Tunnocks teacake apron is a winner for me!!

  45. Gillian Boyle 10/09/2010 at 8:45 AM #

    Tunnocks Teacake Foil Bag has to be the winner withe me x

  46. Clarabelle 10/09/2010 at 9:22 AM #

    Like so many it has to be the Foil Teacake bag. I’ve been searching for a new laptop/lunch bag for work and this would be perfect!

    There’s the extra bonus that this birthday blog has pretty much solved all my Christmas present shopping I think! 🙂

  47. Alison Cross 10/09/2010 at 9:31 AM #

    Tunnnocks teacake BAG!!!!!! *hyperventilate*

    Oh and the mug with the part teacake image on it is fablas!

    The BAG! I neeeeeeeeeeeeeed it!!!!

    Ali x

  48. paula virgo 10/09/2010 at 10:28 AM #

    The Highland Coo Canvas Tote brings back memories of a wonderful holiday in Scotland

  49. Lucyup 10/09/2010 at 10:29 AM #

    Spam apron I think. A definite must for my foodie best friend, Nick… who’s veggie but totally gets irony xx

  50. Rhoda 10/09/2010 at 10:32 AM #

    Oh it has to be the Highland Coo Canvas Tote bag, it’s just gorgeous! It was a really tough choice though, so many lovely things!

  51. Jenny 10/09/2010 at 2:11 PM #

    I already have the Tunnocks Teacake bag so it would have to be the Tunnocks Teacake Baby Bib for my little boy.

  52. pantgirl 10/09/2010 at 2:41 PM #

    My favourite piece is the WHam bar bag! How I love those sugary treats that are now so hard to find!

  53. ellie 10/09/2010 at 8:23 PM #

    it has to be the hamish dog tote! Adorable! x

  54. Cheryl Pasquier 11/09/2010 at 5:39 AM #

    The Russian Doll Bag is gorgeous.

  55. Zoe Campbell 11/09/2010 at 9:41 AM #

    The russian doll bag rocks. So Cute

  56. Jane Sommerville 11/09/2010 at 4:04 PM #

    Have to go for the klee-ay-sic (or classic) foil teacake bag with black straps It’s lovely, plus I love the contrast of the black handles. To be filled with some actual Tunnocks tea cakes (and other boring sensible things such as bus pass and keys. BOO!)

  57. Polly 11/09/2010 at 8:32 PM #

    I adore the teacake bag with black handles. I loveee teacakes! X

  58. jenny 12/09/2010 at 3:09 PM #

    Scottish Plain Mug is very cool, love the design. Although was torn between that and the Tunnocks Teacakes design, brilliant…

  59. Reidunn 12/09/2010 at 3:59 PM #

    The Glasgow Breakfast Tea Towel!

  60. michelle price 13/09/2010 at 3:11 PM #

    the highland coo canvas tote, i love these animals they are gorgeous, not as gorgeous as these bags though 🙂

    heavenly xx

  61. Emily 13/09/2010 at 5:19 PM #

    My favourite is the Glasgow breakfast tea towel 🙂

  62. Kerry 14/09/2010 at 7:56 PM #

    Teacake cushion please! I love teacakes…I want one now…but boo, we don’t have any…must buy some tomorrow!! x

  63. Kay 15/09/2010 at 11:17 AM #

    Oh! Definitely the Scottish Plain Foil Bag. You can put sooo much bread in it. And it’s shiny.

  64. Noella 15/09/2010 at 12:24 PM #

    woow cuute stuff!!
    I am totally crushing over the teacake tea towel

    *wishing lady luck is with me today*

    thaanks for the lovely giveaway

  65. Simon 15/09/2010 at 7:04 PM #

    Has to be the Hamish T-shirt for me, cool! 🙂

  66. mysparethoughts 15/09/2010 at 7:26 PM #

    Did someone mention tunnocks tea cakes!!!!! Or highland coos for me.

  67. Emily 16/09/2010 at 11:49 AM #

    Teacake cushion! I could pretend to be really small with that in my flat! X

  68. Lisa-Marie 20/09/2010 at 9:09 AM #

    Ali will pass out! She tweeted a lot about the bag!

  69. Alison Cross 20/09/2010 at 9:09 AM #

    Wow! and double wow! I logged on this morning after a couple of days away from the computer (trying to curb my addiction!) and saw your e-mail! I am absolutely THRILLED!!!

    Thank you so very much – I can assure you that it will be going to a good (if slightly dishevelled) home!

    Ali Cross xxxxx

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