Oh Squirrel Open Studio

Oh Squirrel HQ is very excited to be opening the doors for a one-off Christmas event.

On Sunday 6th December, there will be an Open Studio, and YOU are invited. There will be all the Christmas products available for you to peruse, as well as a sample sale and the opportunity to create custom products!

The Christmas range this year has brilliant ideas for Secret Santa gifts, and stocking fillers. The emphasis is on fun, affordable gifts with true originality that will raise a smile on even the biggest Christmas Grinch's face.

I haven't worked out all the details of all the exciting things that will be on offer, but it's going to be great fun! You can have a good nosey around the workshop too!

Hope to see you there!


Oh Squirrel The Movie!

I'm so excited about what I'm sharing today! Both excited and nervous, in fact - you're about to see into the world of Oh Squirrel - on film!

Back in the Spring I had a very happy Monday indeed when an intriguing email landed in my inbox from Lisa of May I Say Productions, enquiring about the possibility of working together on creating a promotional video for Oh Squirrel. I absolutely leapt at the chance - what an incredible opportunity to have products on film, to see the process of everything coming together and create something to share the story of the brand. It wasn't until we sat down and had a meeting that I realised that I too would be on screen...

Lisa and Sam were wonderful to work with - so clear with their vision, and totally 'got' what the brand is about. Rather than create an 'advert' - the idea is that the video tells the story, how it came about, the processes, the person, the end result - all tied together in a very pretty package. The video is something I'm so thrilled to be able to share with you.

It's also a lovely opportunity for you to see into the studio and what happens every day! I don't simply pick products off a shelf and stick them in an envelope - pieces are made with care and attention to detail, and it's lovely to be able to show that.

We had fun adding some personality to the video too - spot 'those shoes'! I also particularly like the happy instragram face I seem to be pulling! I'm definitely not used to being in front of the camera, initially I was pretty scared by it, but Lisa and Sam were so professional and made me feel at ease. I don't think Kirstie Allsopp should be worrying quite yet though...

All the 'hen party' scenes were filmed outside of the studio - Lisa styled everything so perfectly and captured exactly what I dream of being an Oh Squirrel Hen Party! One of my favourite touches is the confetti (spoiler alert). I must also talk about Sam too - Sam filmed and edited the video and has such a brilliant eye for detail - these guys comes as a perfect package!

I have to take a moment to talk about 'that cake' - incredible right?! Tarunima of My Little Cake Tin kindly worked on cakes designed just for this - her work is incredible and I felt so honoured! The lovely Pip Lowe Flowers contributed some beautiful blooms for the film too - you can spy them over on the Instagram trailer.

So here it is, courtesy of May I Say Productions, may I present Oh Squirrel The Movie! There is plenty of audio to enjoy (although hearing my rather infectious laugh on camera has been a bit of revelation for me, oh dear!) so be sure to pop the volume up whilst listening. I'd love to know your thoughts!

 

May I Say are a Boutique Production Agency based in London - if the video inspires you to thinking about having something created for you, then please get in touch with them! I am beyond thrilled with the outcome and can't wait to see more of their work!

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What's New Pussycat? Luxury Gold Hen Party!

Last weeekend we shot the SS15 Hen Party images which I can't WAIT to share with you. I've sneaked a few peeks over on Instagram, but stay tuned for the whole range...

However, in the mean time (via my very basic photography on the badges!) I'm able to launch a few new products into what will be the 'Sparkle & Shine' range (inspired by The Lightening Seeds, not the Nativity!!) 

So! One of the loveliest sashes is this beauty - and it's needed some friends for a while… 

TA DAAAA! She's only gone and got herself some GOLD POLKA DOT FRIENDS!! (the best kind!)

I'll level with you - working out the logistics of these has not been easy! I pride myself with making all the badges to order (I trialled something different last year but the quality was awful so no thank you, keep it in Oh Squirrel HQ please!) - You see where they're gold? That's gold foiling! If you research how to print something gold it gives you the code to stick into photoshop to make a nasty mustard (although I am wearing a lovely mustard dress right now actually!) colour which is not gold - these are properly shiny. Ooh!

& they have MINI FRIENDS!! The mini badges aren't customisable like their bigger pals, but are probably my favourite badge at the moment - subtle and cute… and gold and polka dot (sorry, again cannot cope with my two favourite things in one place)

You can personalise the big badges which is great. Together with the sash they may a great package! Why not add some party straws in 'Starry Night' too? I'll be creating packages of everything together soon to make your hen party buying experience much easier, but if you can't wait until then please drop an email

& finally - this is for you…. the girl without a hen party to go to this year (that's actually me for once!) - if you like the badges… well I guess one of your friends may be having a birthday this year?

Get her (or him) a birthday badge!!

All products listed here are in the etsy shop and available on Not on the High Street

To enquire about building a special package please email

Plenty more thinks sparkling and shiny to come!