Friday, 11 November 2011

The Bad News & The Good News...

Which would you like first? Let's get the bad news out of the way...

After having some issues with our new premises in Glasgow, we've made the hard decision to shut up shop and have decided to take this opportunity to have a wee break from Wolf Bones, go travelling next year and come up with loooads more ideas for when we come back.

Bad news to the good news!

To say a massive thank you to all you lot for supporting us over the last couple of years, we're giving you 30% off everything in our online shop before it shuts its virtual doors next week...

The PERFECT opportunity to get some unique Christmas pressies (or treat yourself!)

Talking of Christmas, to go out with a little bang we've organised a Christmas Jamboree! on 17th December. There will be lots of independent designer, art, craft & vintage stalls for you to browse, live music a-plenty and an array of creative workshops to join in with.

Entry is a suggested donation of £2, all of which will be given to the amazing charity Action For Children.
(You can also sponsor Iona to climb to Machu Picchu in aid of Action For Children by clicking here)

If you are a creative type and would like a stall or would like to facilitate a workshop at our event, e-mail us on for more info.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011


We've got lots of news.

First up - Iona, the face behind all that is Wolf Bones, is scooting off to travel the world next year. So Wolf Bones will be taking a little break in 2012. 

BUT we will be in full swing until then.

Our Eco-Boutique will be open every Friday, Saturday & Sunday until Christmas Eve, so you still have plenty of opportunities to pop up and get some eco-friendly, unique & independently made Xmas pressies!

And if you're too far away to come see us, our online Eco-Shop will still be up, running a full of quirky homewares, stationery, accessories, jewellery & lots more too. We ship worldwide y'know.

Iona's first stop is Peru, where she'll be climbing to Machu Picchu in aid of Action For Children. We're aiming to raise £4000 to help children and families across the UK. So we're busy thinking up exciting events & projects to help us hit our target, we'll keep you updated!

To help Iona on her way, we will be donating 15% of all our sales. This means you can treat yourself AND do a good deed. Yay! 

So, if you buy this lovely gentleman brooch for £10...'ll be donating a whole £1.50 to Action For Children.

And if you need to buy some special Xmas cards for £2.50 each...

...40p will be going to help children in need around the UK.

Aaaand if you treat yourself to this cute nautical necklace for £23...

...a whopping £3.45 will go straight to charity.

Everyone is a winner!

And if you have a spare couple of pennies laying about, we would be super grateful if you sponsored Iona.

Thank you.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Trail Song

Last week we set off  with our lovely friend  Luke Joyce to the beach with our knitting needles in tow. Knitting on a big concrete block with crazy wind is harder than it looks, but we think the video has turned out amazingly.

It was a real privilege to be involved, not only because I Build Collapsible Mountains is one of our favourite musicians, but the song means even more to us as it's written about Iona's Granda.

'Trail Song' is part of the 'Spectator & The Act' album which will be released on 11th October.

AND the video also incorporates one of our community projects - Right here. Right now. You can read more about that here. 

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Wolf Bones is open!

Thank you so much to everyone that came along to our launch party last night. It was lovely seeing so many familiar and new faces.

It was great to see so many people getting involved in the interactive projects we put together too. We had a knitted guestbook...

And a collaborative story...

Both of them are on display at Wolf Bones, so if you pop up to see us you can add to them too.

A massive thanks also goes out to Kopparberg for sponsoring our launch night. Lots of delicious Kopparberg was consumed & good times were had.

We are now open every Friday & Saturday 12pm - 6pm, Sundays 12pm - 5pm and if you can't manage those days, get in touch & we'll organise another time for you to come say hello.

Wolf Bones
84 Miller Street
G1 1DT

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Sneaky Peek Numero Dos.

We're still working on getting our Eco-Boutique ready for its launch on Friday & thought we'd give you another wee Tom peep...

Our newly painted & attached crate shelf

A lovely selection of Betty Swollocks vintage clothes

Our wee hatch with our closed curtain up.

6 days & counting!

Mural, mural, on the wall... our Eco-Boutique the prettiest of them all?

Well, we're getting there anyway.

Only 6 days till we open!

We finally managed to finish our Wolf Bones mural. It became apparent extremely quickly that our version of the amazingly talented Harriet Gray's original design was not going to be anywhere near as good. However, we persevered and the outcome isn't too bad...

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Sneaky Peek

We've been a bit quiet, but we've been busy.

Want a sneak peek at how our Eco-Boutique is coming along?
Of course you do.

We're getting there!

If you would like to be one of the first to see our Eco-Boutique & fill your bellies with Kopparberg, come along to our Launch Party on the 9th September.

And if you spot something in one of our photos that you just can't wait for, they are all available from our online eco-shop.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Launch Party!

To celebrate the opening of our Eco-Boutique we're having a Launch Party on 9th September...

...and you're all invited!

Come celebrate with us with lots of tasty Kopparberg and scrumptious nibbles, have the first peek at our Eco-Boutique, first chance to get your hands on some our amazing independent eco-friendly products and take part in lots of interactive community art happening throughout the evening.

AND if that wasn't enough, Becca Thomas from Pidgin Perfect will have her MArch Thesis exhibition on display for you to have a gander at too!

We're looking forward to seeing you all.

With thanks to Kopparberg (we love you).

Friday, 26 August 2011


Well, I think it's safe to say that Summer is no more. With rain being more frequent & the nights getting darker, Autumn is just around the corner. We need to make sure that all our favourite little birdies have a nice cosy place to live, and this week's Favourite Friday would make any feathered friend happy...

These hand-made birdhouses are made from reclaimed wood & come in a variety of different designs.

Click here to get yours.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011


Thank you to everyone that submitted a logo design for us, we really appreciate it.

We received a wide range of different entries, as you can see...

Jay Sharp

Laura Hurst

Aga M

Anna Simpson

But we have decided on a logo designed by the wonderful Harriet Gray...

We LOVE it.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

On the look-out

We're on the search for some lovely new eco-friendly work to stock both in our online shop & our Eco-Boutique, which opens in September.

We're on a mission to find eco-friendly handmade crafts & artwork created by talented designer/maker/artists. I don't know about you, but it seems to be the case that when we've searched for eco-friendly things in the past it tends to be hippy-tastic, mumsy, bleugh. Well, we want to put a stop to that. We want to show that eco-friendly wares can offer unique design, immense talent & quirkiness.

So if you use recycled, reclaimed, fair-trade, organic, vegan, upcycled, biodegradable or reused materials when making your pieces then we want to hear from you!

Illustrators! We'd really like to stock more original artwork, start using recycled paper/card!

If you're interested send us an e-mail with a link/pictures of your work to:

You can have a look at our online shop here.

Starting From Stitch

Calling all craft beginners, Starting From Stitch is back!

Always wanted to learn how to sew, embroider & knit but don't know where to start? Starting From Stitch is the set of workshops for you.

As the poster says, it is a set of 4 workshops teaching you the basics in hand-sewing, embroidery and knitting. Each week you'll come home with a new skill & a lovely make made with your very own hands, including a fabric plushie, embroidered sketchbook cover & knitted purse.

(made by previous Starting From Stitch-ers Lindsay Finnie, Diana Jonsson & Rachel Somner)

On the last week you'll work together as a group, using your newly learnt craft skills to make a group project.

The next session of Starting From Stitch begins on 21st September and continues on 28th September, 5th & 12th October.

To book your space, click here to pay your £10 deposit, then just bring along £10 with you each week. This includes all tutoring, materials & nibbles.

Friday, 19 August 2011

So, DIY isn't as easy as we thought huh.

But we got there in the end!


(Thanks to Mr, Mrs & Master Joyce for the driftwood :))

We've also hung up some artwork...

So we're getting there.

We're sorting out the details for our wee launch party just now, more info coming soon...

(Psst, keep the 9th of September free)


As we prepare to open our wee Eco-Boutique in Ironbbratz, we're finding lots of lovely new stock to fill our newly made shelves with. To make room we'll be saying goodbye to this week's favourite Friday - these awesome laser-cut hand-shadow rings. They come in a whole range of different designs including a dinosaur, stag head, rabbit & swan. So hurry, click here & get them while you still can!

Monday, 15 August 2011

The last couple of days we have been sanding & painting.
We popped ourselves along to the charity shop & scored this dresser...

We used a whole bunch of elbow grease to sand it down & paint it & here's how it turned out...

We really like it & it'll be perfect for displaying lots of lovely handmade goodies in our Eco-Boutique!

Friday, 12 August 2011


It's been pretty rubbish weather here the last few days. We got absolutely soaked on more than one occasion.
However, rainy days are the best excuse to get your jammies on, curl up with your duvet & write some letters to your friends. 

Our Favourite Friday this week is just the thing for letter writing - it's an adorable stationery set with writing paper, envelopes and a pencil. We love the bear mountain emblem at the top & you can even write your own message in the banner! Cute.

Get your set here.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Big News!

The time has come to spill the beans...

We now have a shop/workshop space!!

We are so so so excited.

Our space is part of the amazing Ironbbratz HQ which houses a whole host of different artists/designers/photographers/writers and their studios along with a lovely exhibition space.

Community is a massive part of who we are so moving into a space that has such a strong community vibe is totally perfect for us. Be sure to check out Ironbbratz and all the amazingly talented people that have a space there too.

Want to see our space?

So it's a bit bare just now, but look!

We have a hatch!

We'll be working hard over the next couple of weeks in order to open in September.
We'll keep you updated every step of the way!


Logo Design

We are Wolf Bones.

We used to be called i heart... but times are a-changing! We came up with the name i heart... never imagining that we would transform into a massive smorgasbord of craft workshops, projects, events, online eco-shops... Never in our wildest dreams. But we're damn proud that we have. So we think it's time to change our name to fit who we are now & will continue to be in the future.

Wolf Bones. Like it? We do. 
A random name, you may think. But, did you know that wolf bones are used to find out environmental changes in the Earth's climate? Like tree rings. And as you know, we're all about helping the planet. Plus bones are at the core of our bodies and connect & work together to make something awesome. Which is what we aim to do - encourage people to use their raw creativeness to collaborate & create amazing things. Plus, we like wolves. They are nice.

With a new name comes a new logo. And guess what? Yes, that's right, we'd like you to design it!
As with all our projects, anyone is welcome to take part, whether you're a professional artist or someone that just likes doodling on the edges of the newspaper.

  • The logo must include the text 'Wolf Bones'.
  • Entries must be in by 15th August.
  • Feel free to experiment and be as random as you like in your design, but if you're struggling remember our organisation is all about being eco-friendly, making the arts accessible to all & encouraging collaboration.
Send your submissions to for the chance to win a £30 gift voucher to use on anything in our online eco-shop as well as lots & lots of exposure. We'll pimp you out big time.

Cannot wait to see what you come up with!