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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More
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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

How to Make Burger Shortbread Cookies

There’s seems to be a special day for mostly everything now (yesterday it was #worldplantmilkday) and tomorrow we’ll be celebrating National Burger Day in our own fun way: DIY Burger Shortbread Cookies! I’ve adapted my trusty Stork Shortbread recipe to make these- they take about 1.5 hours to prep, bake and put together so they’re a fairly quick and super fun…

Read More
My Creative Business Tech Kit List

My Creative Business Tech Kit List

One thing that I get asked over and over is what equipment I use for my work. I don’t have a tonne of tech (I suppose I’m pretty old school in a lot of ways!) but I do have a squad of firm favourites that I use on a daily basis- so I wanted to share these with you. I’ll pop…

Read More
Favourite Things Workshop – West Elm London

Favourite Things Workshop – West Elm London

It’s been over a month since we hosted our very first Favourite Things jewellery workshop in London- and while i’ve tried to make time for blogging (alongside doing all of the things) life has been busy and sometimes that’s just the way it goes. Better late than never, eh? Rachel McNeil came along to London with us for Blogtacular and…

Read More

Home Tour 2016

I haven’t always had a lot of space to live in. I left home when I was 17 to attend Art School in Dundee and in that time, I inhabited no less than 9 apartments. They were all shared with flatmates (then eventually Michael, when we moved in together) and varied from windowless broom cupboards to a big old draughty farmhouse room where…

Read More

Why We Need Creative Adventures

The first entries for “Creative Adventures”, on Google are for a bunch of summer holiday camps and art classes…for kids.  There’s lantern making, weaving, painting and exploring. That (still) sounds pretty fun to me- but it really struck me that the importance of learning through play and adventure is emphasised much more when you’re little. Booking a ticket to the Alt Summit conference…

Read More