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"To live with the seasons and by the rhythm of the sea!"

 

As you may already know, our lovely Frugi Design team headed to Scotland in search of inspiration for this season’s collection. Road-tripping among the Highlands & Islands, taking in all the magnificent sights and scenery of the Scottish Isles. Sketchbooks, pencils and cameras always at the ready as they made their journey between Oban, Isle of Mull, Tobermory and Calgary!

 

Our new collection is all about the crofting life of the Scottish Isles, where there's a love for being self-sufficient and living off the land, growing your own produce and hand-crafting wonderful wares. From free range eggs and local sheeps wool to home-grown veggies and freshly baked goods - the ladies loved experiencing what the rural farms, seaside towns and busy cities of Scotland had to offer!

 

 

Did you know...

There are more sheep than people in Scotland? On almost 15,000 farms its estimated for there to be around 6.38 million of the fleecy grazers roaming the lands! That's a LOT of sheep!

Luckily the farmers have their trusty sheepdogs nearby to help keep the sheep safe and in order, you may spot our four-legged friend working his way onto a few of your Frugi favourites this season!

The Design team made lots of fleecy and feathery friends on the local farmyards, living by the lochs and roaming the heathery Highlands.

 

From Herons searching for their dinner to Sheepdogs rounding up their flocks, you might come across some iconic Shetland Ponies trotting into the collection wrapped up warm in their woolly jumpers!

 

 

Finding inspiration...

Did you know that there's a town in Scotland called Paisley? Although it's said that the printed pattern didn't actually originate in the town, it became associated with Paisley, Scotland after a journey through time, across continents and oceans. Scotland is now well-known for Paisley patterns and it's little Paisley town!

 

We've got lots of cosy loveliness that's been inspired by this pretty pattern as well as paying homage to traditional Scottish Tartan checks and chunky fairisle knits, all with a fab Frugi twist!

Keep your eyes peeled for new lines being added over at welovefrugi.com!

 

We're celebrating our new Croft & Craft collection with some fun Frugi festivities!

We've shared some crafting and baking ideas below for you to try this Autumn and get involved with the crofting and crafting theme.

 

⭐ Why not reward your little ones with our Frugi Rosette Download!

Crafting...

When you're out on your Woodland Wanders, why not collect conkers, different coloured leaves, acorns, or dry some pretty petals to create some lovely crafts to welcome in the Autumn months!

 

🍁Autumnal Nature Mandala - See what colours and textures you can find in nature

🍁 Make an Autumn Wreath

🍁 Make and wear a Wild Crown

🍁Play Hedgerow Bingo - See what you can spot!

 

Baking...

We've been getting our aprons on and whipping up some sweet (and savoury) treats! Forage for some blackberries or use your home-grown veggies to try one of the delicious recipes our friends at the National Trust have shared below - get your little ones involved and make something tasty together!

 

👨‍🍳 Blackberry Bakes! From crumbles and pies to jams and gins - there's something yummy for all ages!

👨‍🍳 National Trust Vegetable and Coconut Curry

👨‍🍳 National Trust White Chocolate and Raspberry Mini Sponges

 

With the hedgerows filling up with juicy blackberries, we recently asked the team here at Frugi to dust off their scales and channel their inner Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood to bake us some blackberry-inspired dishes... and what a fab job they did! Hopefully their bakes inspire you to create something yummy too!

 

For more crafting and baking ideas head to our Fun Stuff page where you'll find tonnes of fab downloadable activities!

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