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A Year in Prints

A Year in Prints

A few months ago, fellow DJCAD graduate Hilary Grant and myself embarked on a project to collaborate with 10 other artists to produce a collection of original artwork to see us through the following year. Each artist involved produced a limited edition run of only 50 silk-screen prints- one for each month of the year. We had submissions from all…

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A Big Owl, by Popular Demand!

A Big Owl, by Popular Demand!

After I’ve had several custom order requests on my Teacake Owl print, I’ve decided to introduce it in a new larger size! So, for those who’d like a slightly more substantial Teacake Owl in their lives, this little guy is printed on 21 x 29.7cm 250gsm ice white matte photo paper- and it’s ready for you to choose the perfect…

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NikkiMade Teacake Cushions to Order

NikkiMade Teacake Cushions to Order

After a Septemeber feast, my screen-printed Tunnock’s Teacake cushions are out of stock. Never fear though, I’m hard at work cutting, printing, sewing and stuffing a fresh batch, which will be ready for delivery on Friday the 8th of October. In the mean time you can pre-order yours. Ok…back to work I go!

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What a Lovely Mug

What a Lovely Mug

Introducing, the “A Cup of Tea Solves Everything” Mug! I had one made up for myself a while back, and I was so pleased with the results, I’ve decided to stock them in my folksy shop. They’ve been professionally printed onto a lovely delicate Bone China Mug, which has a super glossy finish and is fine to be popped into…

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The Spider and the Fly

The Spider and the Fly

As you may or may not know, I’m an occassional writer for the Fashion and Craft section of Scotland’s art and popular culture mag, The Skinny. This month I was asked to detail the many exciting events going on at The Spider and the Fly pop-up shop and gallery space. There’s all sorts: from workshops, to tea parties- which is…

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Good Times in my Folksy Shop

Good Times in my Folksy Shop

So, it’s been 10 months since my wee Folksy shop opened it’s digital doors last November. With a busy month due to the addition of my new screen-printed Teacake Cushion, I am so chuffed to announce that not only have I reached my 100th sale, but I’ve also become a Folksy Featured Seller! Along with other new featured sellers, the…

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Tights For Sore Eyes: our new designs

Tights For Sore Eyes: our new designs

After a long day printing at the DCA yesterday, Danni and I have started our newest collection of Tights For Sore Eyes! We’re going to be previewing these at the fabulous Say No To Plastic on the 4th of July at Oran Mor on Byres Road Glasgow. Without giving too much away, we’ve got more colours, new designs and a…

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A Cup of Tea Solves Everything

A Cup of Tea Solves Everything

After the inclusion of my “A Cup of Tea Solves Everything” print in the Choccy Biccy mini-zine for NowNow projects’ Zine Showcase this March and later on at the International Artists Book Fair this print has been flying out of my Folksy shop! I’ll be having large scale prints made for the forthcoming Big Top Jamboree– so clear a space…

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My First Follower!

I am very pleased to have my first Blog follower! They are The Wollies– a fello blogger and Folksy seller. I couldn’t resist applying to be included in their current givaway- a bright red racoon brooch which you can also buy at the Wollies Shop. Fingers crossed!

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Caramel Wafer Christmas

Caramel Wafer Christmas

Ok! I’m a step closer to finishing my things for the Handmade Heaven Fair next Thursday. I’ve made christmas card and wrapping paper sets, that will also be for sale on Folksy. My designs all feature the famous Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer wrapper…however, tomorrow I’ll be adventuring to Uddingston (again!) to pick up some discarded Tunnock’s wrappers- of the Teacake and…

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Packaging at NikkiMade

Packaging at NikkiMade

I’ve been experimenting with branding and packaging for my shop, NikkiMade. These are the first few I’ve come up with. I really love cardboard, brown parcel paper (manilla to many) and string, so it seemed sensible to include them in my packaging! I’m working on more consistent branding at the moment- which will compliment my shop. The all new Nikkimade…

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I Heart Tea (And My First Sale on Folksy!)

I Heart Tea (And My First Sale on Folksy!)

I woke up this morning to a nice surprise- I’d sold my first set of Tunnock’s badges on Folksy!! I’ve sold loads of things on eBay in the past, and a brooch on old Etsy shop (my new Etsy shop will be opening again soon) but this felt different. It’s really cool to know that somebody liked your things enough…

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