Tartan Sashes

I found these delightful short clips on how to drape and tie bows with tartan sashes.  The videos are done by Janet Washington of Claire Charles Designs in Pitlochry.  She was also instrumental in the formation of a Pitlochry tartan.

First up, how to tie a sash Victorian-style:


Next is how to tie a shoulder bow with your sash:



I think it’s great fun on how much revolves around the nappy (diaper) pin. Janet makes it look so easy and sashes look so nice when pinned on for a special occasion.


(February 6th – I just found out that Janet has a couple more videos on sashes.  If you have a look at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlheBl00BKg,  you can find them all there).

Hetties Tearoom

I was so excited when I found this little gem of a teashop and I really need to have a visit next time I am back in Perthshire. They have two locations, one in Pitlochry and one in Perth. 21 different blends of Hettie’s Loose Leaf Tea to choose from and the food looks delicious. After a meal, you can indulge in Victoria Sponge, Rich Chocolate Cake, a wonderful assortment of traybakes, muffins and fresh daily homemade scones.

For lunch, you can have some homemade soup, handcut sandwiches, paninis or toasties. Hetties has a take away menu with lots of yummy breakfast baps with delicious fillings, sandwiches, homemade soups and salads.

One of my personal selections would be “Bacon with Brie and Isabella’s Ploughman’s Chutney” panini.  Scrumptous!


Here’s a visit by @HiPerthshire (website) to the lovely Hetties in Pitlochry:


For more information on the Tearoom, please click here.