Those of you born and bred in the North East of Scotland will know all about ‘I’ Five Fs’ but there’ll be a lot of you out there who won’t. This is what fascinates me about my local tongue, over hundreds of years us human beings have created unique words that (usually) sound like gibberish to onlookers.

So…’I’ Five Fs’ = Who? What? Where? When? Why?

Fa? – I’m Melissa and before I get started, I would just like to thank you for visiting my shop. I’m born and bred in the North East of Scotland and I’ve always been inspired by all aspects of design. With over nine years experience designing and a niggle at the back of my head always telling me to ‘go for it,’ I decided it was time to do just that.

Fit? – With a passion for design and a true love for my ‘The Doric,’ Melabella Gifts was created! My shop mainly offers greeting cards and gifts inspired by Doric, however I’m available for commissioned work too.

Far? – The Doric is unique to the North East of Scotland and I’m based in a wee village called Rothienorman, ‘oot in the sticks,’ is what we would say!

Fan? – Melabella Gifts launched in 2017 and I’m really excited to see how the upcoming years unfold. I hope that you will love my designs and you’ll find a place for one in your hame.

Fit Wye? I’ve decided to do this as I want to share my passion with the world and shine a little light on the North East of Scotland.