Designing with the iPad Pro

Designing with the iPad Pro

I think that it was my love of traditional drawing methods that put me off getting an iPad Pro & Apple Pencil for so long. There’s something about choosing the right pen or brush or pencil that I just love. And I’ve always designed things this way- starting from a super rough sketch- that I then ink up, and scan…

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Rachel Henderson's Colourful Home

At Home With: Rachel Henderson

Scottish creative Rachel Henderson and her colourful interiors have been on my radar for a long time now. Rachel has a whole bunch of our biscuit cushions- which look totally at home in her super sweet home in Fife. Since moving into her grannie’s old house, she’s added to her own brand of joyful, nostalgic style to a place already…

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8 Fun Things in Palm Springs

So, Palm Springs. It’s been a while since we got home- but I’ve fallen out of the habit of blogging over the last 12-18 months or so and that’s why this has taken me so long to write. If I’m totally honest- I shared SO much of our trip over on Instagram stories- I thought that a blog post too…

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Nikki McWilliams Punch Needle Cat Cushion

Punch Needle Kitties with Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas

You guys- I was on TV! I’ve been sworn to secrecy since filming back in Autumn, but now that the cat (cushion) is literally out of the bag; I wanted to share a wee bit about the Punch Needle project that I demo’d on the Thursday the 13th’s Pet Gift Episode of Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas. I absolutely love me a…

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Living the Pink Lounge Dream

  It’s taken us the best part of six months- but our Living Room update is finally complete! After the coldest winter we’ve ever experienced here in Scotland, we treated our old draughty house to a lovely new log burner. Our Living Room did have an original fire place (although we’d never used it and it was hidden behind one…

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Home Office Tour 2018

Home Office Tour 2018

Over the last 8 years or so, I’ve had a lot of workspaces. I started out from a tiny table in the corner of the living room of our attic flat in Dundee, while I used the local print studio a few days a week. Eventually I had far too much to fit on (and under and around!) the living…

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Create a Kick-Ass Etsy Store with Me!

Create a Kick-Ass Etsy Store with Me!

  After my first class of #EtsyEducators graduating in October 2017, my online business school is opening for another term. Create a Kick-Ass Etsy Store with me starting this March 19th 2018! I started my creative business in 2009 and I’ve learned so much along with way. I remember what it was like to open a brand new online store…

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Alternative (Feline Friendly) Festive Interiors

Alternative (Feline Friendly) Festive Interiors

In the first few days we had Frankie (back in 2014 now) we learned one thing very quickly: the forest cat in him loves nothing more than to CLIMB.  This started with perching on our shoulders and quickly graduated to him scaling the living room curtains (which are 3m high by the way) We built him a 2m tall scratching pole…

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Nikki McWilliams Pastel Gift Wrap

Christmas Last Order Dates 2017

It’s approaching that time of year again! My snow boots are firmly on my feet and i’m starting to think about picking up a few treats for some special people. If you’re hoping to order from my wee biscuit shoppe this festive season- here are some important shopping dates for your diary (or Bujo if you’ve joined me in this…

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Autumn Breakfasts – Carrot Cake Porridge

Autumn Breakfasts – Carrot Cake Porridge

I’m one of those people that rotates around the same three breakfasts at all times. In the summer time I’m all about variations of greek yoghurt or toast; but when the seasons start to turn chilly there’s nothing quite like a hot brekkie to set me up for the day. After meeting Becka Griffin at the Etsy Educators day last…

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My First Online Course – Launch Your Creative Business with Etsy!

  If you follow my Instagram stories you may have seen me adventuring to London at the start of September to become an Etsy Educator! With over 8 years experience running my homeware and accessories business with Etsy, I’ve been selected to become one of the UK’s first Etsy Educators. Courses are being run by some incredible sellers all over the country (i’ll…

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Capturing Memories with Mixbook

If you’re anything like me- flipping through a tattered shoe box of old photographs is one of life’s simple pleasures. Nowadays- almost everyone carries a super-high quality camera around with them in their pocket (in the form of a smartphone) with most of our personal photography being shared amongst friends on social media. And don’t get me wrong- I’m a big…

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