Nikki McWilliams

Top Drawer Prep & The Old Cinema

Top Drawer Prep & The Old Cinema

So, after a long train journey (details of which I won’t go into) we arrived in London Euston this morning at 06:45.  After quickly nipping back to our hotel in Chiswick we met up with my good friend Lauren who was helping with my set-up.  After a little while, boxes were assembled, cushions stuffed and decals stuck!  After laying everything…

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New Web Home

New Web Home

Ok- super quick post as I am packing for London as I type…to announce that I have a fresh new website just in time for Top Drawer 2011! It’s live now at www.nikkimcwilliams.com along with my brand new web shop! I’d best go finish packing, so I can score every last thing from my gazillionth to-do list of the last…

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London Calling: Spotted @ Top Drawer 2011

London Calling: Spotted @ Top Drawer 2011

A little while ago- I was invited to exhibit my designs at this year’s Spotted Showcase, at Top Drawer Autumn/Winter 2011. It’s curated by fabulous style and interior design writer, Charlotte Abrahams who has written for The Guardian, Living Etc and Elle Decoration– and I am so excited to be part of it all! My Biscuit Cushions will also be…

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"You’re Fired!"

"You’re Fired!"

I didn’t watch the previous series of The Apprentice– but I’ve found myself totally addicted to the current one. Most of all- the thing that intruiges me about it- is how they’ve managed to choose a group of hopefuls which despite their supposed business accumen are practically devoid of any creative flair. The episode about creating the pet food brand…

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New Couch Biscuits

New Couch Biscuits

After the creation of my Tunnock’s Teacake Cushions last year, I’ve spread my screen-printing wings into the world of couch decoration! This week, I finally got around to realising a cushion idea that had been floating around in the back of my head since I was at Art School. I’d started experimenting with quilting, and inevitably I quilted a biscuit….

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Relaxation and Resolutions

Relaxation and Resolutions

Well, hello 2011! I can’t believe a whole year has passed- it has absolutely flown. So much has happened this year, and after taking some time to relax and recharge I can’t wait to make a start on some new projects. I’ve got a few goals for the coming year- which I’ll be making a start on very soon, including:…

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DIY Pie in the Post

DIY Pie in the Post

It’s not often you get really good Mail but last week, I did! I got a wee stack of DIY Pie goodies from the lovely Mahala LeMay of Edible/Wearable. I got a fabulous zine, full of lovely pie-themed illustrations, things to make and recipes to try; along with some DIY Pie postcards. Edible/Wearable are Mahala Lemay and Hilary Grant– who…

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A Drawing for Sub-Studio

A Drawing for Sub-Studio

After reading about the Follow the Leader project over on Hilary Grant‘s blog, I decided to contribute a drawing. The idea behind the project is to choose one of 6 “seed” images and get creative putting your own spin on it. I chose Seed No.3, the Jar- and naturally had to add some biscuits. See my work, and a whole…

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Biscuity doodles

Biscuity doodles

Although I draw all the time, not much of it seems to find its way onto my blog, which I’m going to make a conscious effort to do something about! Without giving too much away, these tasty treats are my half of a collaboration with Lauren Gentry for a Zine Showcase in Glasgow. More information on where our art will…

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Jumpers and Jamboree: A Success!

Jumpers and Jamboree: A Success!

After only a few very busy days of organisation, Jumpers and Jamboree kicked off on Tuesday night with 20 fabulous exhibitors and hoardes of excited visitors! A huge thank-you to all of our exhibitors who showed such an eclectic variety of beautiful and well-made work, and everyone who came along for a peep! My personal highlights included the musical banjo…

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