Thursday, 31 March 2011

A Mother's Day Jaunt to Say No To Plastic

It was a lovely surprise this week to find out that I'll have a stall at this coming Sunday's Say Not To Plastic Vintage & Craft Fair at the fabulous Oran Mor on Byres Road in Glasgow.

It'll be the second outing for Nikkimade at Oran Mor and with lots of new designs and old favourites- it's going to be great! Why not bring along your Mum and treat her to a huggable biscuit for her couch this Mother's Day- they'll last longer than flowers and they're just as jolly!

As a treat for any of my blog readers who swing by- I'll be giving away 5 Golden Tickets which will entitle you to a Nikkimade goodie-bag with any purchase you make on the day. All you have to do to get your hands on one of these is drop me a line at n[dot]c[dot]mcwilliams[at]gmail[dot]com with your name, and "Golden Ticket" in the subject header. It's first come, first served- so be quick!

You can RSVP via the facebook event by clicking here. See you there!

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

It's All Greek To Me: Oreos

I've had this one under my hat for a little while now- but I'm now so excited to show off the new cushion in my collection- inspired by the best black and white biscuits going: Oreos!

I was doing a bit of research on Oreos (which honestly consisted of more than just eating them) and I came across a few interesting facts. One of which is that the word "oreo" means Lovely in greek (so my greek mum tells me) which I can definitely agree with.

My new Oreo inspired cushions will be available to buy soon in my Folksy and Etsy shops in time for Mother's day!

Thursday, 17 March 2011

My New Cushions and Our New Couch

One of my goals this year was to design a new cushion- and I did that a wee while back when I introduced the Custard Cream cushion. I had a few more doodles in the sketchbook- and I was saving them until I had a week away from the day-job to try them out- and these are what I came up with- all new Chocolate Bourbon Cushion (And here they are displayed on our smart new couch!)

They're bigger than any cushion I've made yet (at a whopping 12" x 24") and are made from a lovely thick chocolate brown cotton.

On another note- I recently entered the Honda: Made in Britain design competition- and was lucky enough to be asked by their team to do a little interview with them. You can read what they asked me and what I said here.

I've noticed a few new followers lately- so hello to you all! Don't forget to leave me a wee comment to say hello :)

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Springtime Giveaway

UPDATE: This giveaway is now CLOSED! Thanks to all who entered- Winners to be announced soon!
Last month, I introduced two new prints to my shop: Malted Milks & Kettle Compendium. To keep things nice and simple, all of my Screen-Prints including my House of Teacakes print are now all priced at £8.

And to celebrate my new easy-peasy pricing structure, I've decided to have a little giveaway! To win one of these limited edition prints, all you need to do is leave a comment on this post before the 15th of March at 18:00 (GMT) with a wee hello and which print you'd like, if you were to win. Three lucky winners will then be chosen at random.

Good luck!