2011

Getting Festive at Say No To Plastic

After a whole week zooming around London it’s great to be back on home turf in bonny (rainy) Scotland! It’s been a busy few days catching back with everything that I’ve missed whilst being away- and I’ve been very lucky to be offered a stall at this Sunday’s (the 27th of November) Say No To Plastic Craft and Vintage Sale…

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A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

I thought I’d do a visual Day in the Life blog post this time- so I took a few photos to mark my day at the Ideal Home Show at Earl’s court.

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Nikki McWilliams at the Ideal Home show at Christmas

Nikki McWilliams at the Ideal Home show at Christmas

If you’ve been following my blog over the last few weeks you’ll probably have guessed that by now I have set up shop for the week at Earl’s Court exhibition centre in London for the Ideal Home Christmas show! It’s taken a lot of planning but with a little help from friends and family it’s all come together nicely! I’m…

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Ideal Home Show at Christmas: an exciting update!

With only a few days before I leave for London to set up shop at this year’s Ideal Home Show at Christmas– I’m all prepared and starting to get properly excited about a week in the capital city at what is shaping up to be a super-festive show! I’ve been lucky enough to have had my cushions selected as one…

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Last Christmas Posting Dates 2011

Last Christmas Posting Dates 2011

With the nights drawing in and the Scottish air getting cooler every day I can’t believe how quickly the Festive Season is approaching us! So without more ado, here are the last Christmas posting dates for 2011 for all orders from my Online Shop (Etsy and Folksy included): please ensure that you order before these dates to make sure your…

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AWOB (Absent With Out Blogging)

Night owls- I’ve been super busy and therefore a bit absent from the blogosphere- so here’s a wee video (it was made entirely using my phone- filmed and edited- so don’t judge!) of what I’ve been up to- for those who are interested! With only 8 days until we leave for London for the Ideal Home show– I’ll be doing…

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Ideal Home Show at Christmas: Giveaway time!

Ideal Home Show at Christmas: Giveaway time!

I’m still working hard to get everything ready for setting up shop at the Ideal Home Show at Christmas this November but in the mean time I wanted to celebrate via the blog with a little pre-show giveaway! I’m giving away three pairs of tickets to enjoy the show (worth up to £26 per pair) courtesy of Nikki McWilliams design…

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Shake It Up, Baby

I first watched Ferris Bueller’s Day Off about 15 years ago during an inspired late-night sewing and making session with my wee cousin, Danni. We were hopeful and young (we must have been early secondary school-age) and the prospect of taking a sneaky Day-Off to have an adventure in a big city was so exciting. Over the years I’ve come…

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Ideal Home Show at Christmas 2011

Ideal Home Show at Christmas 2011

I had an excellent time on my last trip to London which is why I am super-excited to announce that I will be returning to our capital city again this November for the Ideal Home at Christmas show at Earl’s Court! I’ll be setting up shop for 5 whole days (including one Thursday late shopping night) between the 16th and…

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Biscuits of Excellence

Biscuits of Excellence

When I last blogged I was looking forward to a trip back to my secondary school, Alloa Academy to the annual Open Evening. I made a bee-line for the Art Department (as I did pretty much every day when I was a pupil there) and I was not dissapointed! There was a truly excellent enormous cake-stand filled with giant papier…

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Going Back to My Roots

Going Back to My Roots

My friend Sarah and I on our last day of School, Alloa Academy c. June 2003(At the dawn of digital camera technology- check my 1MP photo!) This week I’m stopping off in my home town of Alloa to attend my former secondary school, Alloa Academy’s Open Evening. I was contacted by one of the current Art teachers (who is also…

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London, Rain & Raffaellos

London, Rain & Raffaellos

It’s now two weeks since I set off for London and Top Drawer-and it feels like yesterday, and months ago all at the same time. I’ve had loads on my to-do list since I’ve been back, including blogging, which has steadily been getting further and further down my list. So- today I am catching up- here’s a fortnight in pictures…

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