Monday, 30 November 2009

Find crEATe on Facebook

Just a quick post to make folks aware of the crEATe 2009 Facebook event. It's an Open Event so if you're a facebooker you can RSVP and invite any cake-lovers you might know to come along too. See you there! (Click HERE for the crEATe 2009 Blog)

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Nikki Made @ Beco Boutique

Badges by Nikki Made are now stocked by Dundee's Beco Boutique. If you havn't discovered this little gem already, it's located on the second floor of the Wellgate centre. The range I created for Beco's reflects the boutique's philosophy of eco-friendliness through vintage and remade clothing and accessories. My range of badge designs include funky vintage printed hankerchiefs (from 1960...that's almost twice as old as me!) as well as upcylced fabric from dress and of course, re-used biscuit wrappings! Badges at Beco Boutique are one-offs and are priced at £3.00 each. Great for sprucing up a dull outfit!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

crEATe 2009

I'd like to announce an event which I am organising on the 10th of December this year at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. It's called crEATe 2009 and combines my all time two favourite things- Cake and Art! There'll be an open call for submissions for a Cake and Edible sculpture competition, which will be judged by an esteemed panel of "experts!" There'll be prizes for winners, as well as the chance to eat the art! For more information, or if you would like to enter email me or check out the crEATe 2009 Blog.

As well as the cake competition, there'll also be a food themed film showing. Duncan of Jordanstone's Overwhelming Film Night are screening the fantastic "Delicatessen" along with exhibiting their handmade film posters from previous Film Nights. DJCAD's Cooper Gallery will be transformed into a mini Cinema (free popcorn provided, of course!) to complete the night.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Hard Work Pays Off

The Handmade Heaven fair at the Hannah Maclure Centre yesterday was great fun: I met loads of like-minded people as well as selling a good few badges! Thank you to everyone who came along and helped to make it a success.

Along with some other artists, I even got a wee mention in the Press and Journal.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

My Badges at Plaisir

I am delighted to announce that my badges will soon be stocked by a beautiful boutique called Plaisir in Biggar. They have a great selection of fabulous artwork and design, handmade, and designer clothes, which can be followed at their blog. They currently have a bathtub filled with teacakes...which should mean my badges will feel at home!

Monday, 16 November 2009

The Cult of The Cupcake

An article at UKHandmade suggesting the overwhelming power of the humble cupcake: including a recipe.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Cake Expo 2009

Having looked at my last few blog posts I've realised the overwhelming presence of Tunnock's in my life at the moment!

To diversify (alebit only slightly...from biscuit to cake) I've decided to post an album of some of the cakes that I have made over the last few years. The one in the photo above was for a friend's birthday, just before she decided to leave Art School.

The main reason for the inclusion of the cake album is because I will be organising a "Cake Expo" at Duncan of Jordanstone on Thursday the 10th of December. Just wanted to set a cakey tone...More to come very soon!

Friday, 13 November 2009

My First Follower!

I am very pleased to have my first Blog follower! They are The Wollies- a fello blogger and Folksy seller. I couldn't resist applying to be invcluded in their current givaway- a bright red racoon brooch which you can also buy at the Wollies Shop.

Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Caramel Wafer Christmas

Ok! I'm a step closer to finishing my things for the Handmade Heaven Fair next Thursday. I've made christmas card and wrapping paper sets, that will also be for sale on Folksy.
My designs all feature the famous Tunnock's Caramel Wafer wrapper...however, tomorrow I'll be adventuring to Uddingston (again!) to pick up some discarded Tunnock's wrappers- of the Teacake and Log variety! So, I will be expanding my range!
Also- new branded packaging, with a handmade feel, of course!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Packaging at NikkiMade

I've been experimenting with branding and packaging for my shop, NikkiMade. These are the first few I've come up with. I really love cardboard, brown parcel paper (manilla to many) and string, so it seemed sensible to include them in my packaging! I'm working on more consistent branding at the moment- which will compliment my shop. The all new Nikkimade packaging and advertising will be rolled out very soon!

Friday, 6 November 2009

Handmade Heaven

I will be participating in an event called Handmade Heaven on the 19th of November, at the University of Abertay (Dundee)'s Hannah Maclure Centre. It'll run from 12 noon until 6pm and will be situated within the Main Gallery Space.
I'm going to be selling my badges, as well as a couple of new things I'm working on at the moment. All will be for sale on Folksy eventually! The next couple of weeks are going to be really busy, making enough things to stock my stall...but I can't wait!

Thursday, 5 November 2009

I Heart Tea (And My First Sale on Folksy!)

I woke up this morning to a nice surprise- I'd sold my first set of Tunnock's badges on Folksy!! I've sold loads of things on eBay in the past, and a brooch on old Etsy shop (my new Etsy shop will be opening again soon) but this felt different.

It's really cool to know that somebody liked your things enough to part with their hard-earned cash for them.

In my new-found Folksy-Joy, I've been inspired to make a few more things, which will be listed very soon...including the freebie which I will be giving away in SheDraw's Fancy Tea Swap this month. For everybody aside from the lucky person who I will be swapping Teas with, You can buy my new badge on Folksy.

Monday, 2 November 2009

A Very Tunnock's Christmas

Just thought I'd post a wee update about my badges on Folksy. I'm now selling a range of Tunnock's themed badges- including a gift set (pictured above) Each set comes complete with gift wrap included for FREE to all those sharing the Tunnock's Love this Christmas!