July 30, 2013

Do You Need Cheering Up?

Is the Summer weather getting you down? Too hot, too wet or just wishing you were on holiday? Come and cheer yourself up with a £5 voucher off your order at my website or Etsy shop, the Summer sale has begun! *Coupon code: 'summerrain', min order £15.

Most items one of a kind or limited stock, so don’t let your favourites get away, shop now




July 26, 2013

New Website Launch!


I am very excited to bring to you my new website! I’m making all my art work available on this site not just the originals and I have a new feature for local customers. Now if you are in the Suffolk, UK area you can order online and collect from me in person. No shipping fees will be charged and you can pay by credit or debit card securely online.


I’m still adding products but please do come on over and check it out and if you see any blips, please do let me know.

I hope you will enjoy using my new site which is here to stay. {I will still be on Etsy too, so don’t worry. Now you get to choose where you order from Smile}




July 17, 2013

Stitchery Fun!


As you may already know, I recently released my first embroidery pattern in my Etsy shop.

Well I’ve had some very talented ladies join my stitching team and have beautifully stitched up this pattern and I couldn’t wait to show you their results!

The above is by Hannah from SpansStudio, you can read all about her experience of stitching this pattern on her blog.


Then we have Nelly’s beautiful version. Nelly chose to make a wall hanging and I think it turned out great! You can see more photos here.



I love the different stitches that have been used in both versions. My team used pastels to fit in with my vintage/country style but you can use any colours you like.

Nelly is now working on a ‘bright’ version for herself, which I cannot wait to see!

The patterns can be used for many different things such as; pillows, wall hangings, hoop art, table cloths, hankies, tea towels, bedding. You choose.

I have more team stitcheries to come, so stay tuned for those. I’ll also be adding more designs to my pattern collection very soon.

If you have photos to share of what you’ve made with my patterns come on over to our Flickr group and upload them, I’d love to see.




June 19, 2013

Celebrating 8 years of Blogging!

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Wow it's been 8 years since I started blogging, sharing all the creative parts of my life and the antics of Ellie. It's hard to believe it's been that long, but it has!

I still really enjoy it and plan to continue, I hope you will join me?

To celebrate I'm offering free shipping worldwide until Saturday midnight GMT, just enter coupon code: birthday


Thank you for all your comments and for reading my blog.

Niki x