Posted on 01/09/2015 10:11 by Louise.

FEI European Eventing Championships Well, we are now officially in Autumn.  Even the weather appears to know. As I write this the rain is thundering down, a departure from yesterday's sun when the farmer was in the field next to us ploughing for winter crops.

The new season brings a lot to look forward to.  Over the last few weeks we've added small fairisle accessories and launched a couple of new Harris Tweed wash bags, a smart bottle bag perfect for gift giving and a new cross body bag called the Kimberley.

Our knitwear will launch in the next few weeks......but first we have our biggest pop-up shop to date at the Blair FEI European Eventing Championships in Perthshire next week. Unlike previous pop-ups we are able to take a much bigger selection of our range and will have new 2015 collection not currently available on the website. Why not come along if you happen to be within reach of Blair Atholl? This year gates open on Wednesday 9th with FREE entrance on the first day. There will be lots going on right up to Sunday 13th.  We hope to see you there!

Posted on 09/01/2015 11:52 by Louise.

winter trees Well it’s back to normal after the festive season. Whilst driving to my daughter’s toddler group with the low winter sun in my eyes and the wind howling through the tree skeletons I realised that the short winter days are far from over.  Although we’ve had a mild winter so far this year we often forget that the worst of the weather in the UK is normally seen this side of New Year.  I’ve still been known to wear gloves in this part of Scotland in May!  So for the moment it’s all about wrapping up warm in favourite jumpers, never leaving the house without gloves and cosy nights wearing my favourite purple cashmere socks in front of the TV.

Posted on 27/04/2013 13:10 by Louise Hepworth.

Lookbook - Transitional dressing For me the true sign that summer is on its way is when the swallows return.  It’s always a joyous moment when you spot their distinct silhouette darting across the sky for the first time in the year.  The pheasants have been strutting around the garden for weeks and the hawthorn hedges are alive with nest building so spring is definitely here.  It’s always a difficult time in terms of dressing.  Last weekend we went to a local country park and were wrapped up with our hats and gloves yet I saw other family groups with the picnic rugs and bbqs out! The wind can still be bitingly cold yet if the sun comes out its warmth is starting to be felt.  Take a look at our lookbook where I have highlighted our perfect pieces for transitional dressing – cardigan coats.

Posted on 31/01/2013 22:12 by Louise Hepworth.

snowdrops Being that bit further North, the end of winter happens later here in the North East of Scotland compared to most areas of the UK. I took a walk today along a nearby burn which like most watercourses at the moment was swollen due to yet another recent heavy downpour and thawing snow.  I couldn't help but notice however that the snowdrops were beginning to make an appearance, a sign of new life and optimism in what has been a extraordinary winter in terms of weather. The first shoots of new growth always make me think ahead to spring.  We are doing the same here at The Croft House with Winter Clearance now underway as we make room for our new spring summer collection which will make an appearance in a few weeks time.

Posted on 15/01/2013 14:13 by Louise Hepworth.

Scotland's shoreline With all the seasonal festivities now just a distant memory it’s back to daily routine. As the current cold snap hitting the UK proves, winter is still firmly with us. Although summer is still a long way off we shouldn’t see this time of year as dreary and instead need to embrace it.  So grab those cosy mittens, wrap yourself in a scarf and head outside. Whether it’s taking the kids sledging or a brisk walk along the sea front the fresh air is invigorating and makes the return home to a crackling fire, cup of tea and a comfy chair all the more special. It’s not too late to stock up on those cosy winter woollens too – why don’t you check out our sale or stock up on our essentials? There’s plenty time to use them before warmer days return.

Posted on 16/12/2012 18:40 by Louise Hepworth.

Christmas miracle Last week saw our very own new arrival to the croft house team with the birth of a baby girl.  With snow lying on the ground,  no surprises that her favourite blanket is our large cashmere baby blanket that not only makes her cosy warm but is also a delight to snuggle for anyone giving her a cuddle.  Our cashmere baby dress has already been picked out as her outfit for Christmas day – not the Santa or elf suits currently found in any baby clothing store.  Something I’m sure she’ll thank me for in years to come when looking back at photos. Merry Christmas!