Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Les chiens dans Paris

Last week I packed up a bunch of my Czech Dogs and they travelled to Paris.  They'll be for sale at Alphabeta concept store.  I've told them to sniff out the area for when I go in April!

Friday, February 22, 2013

Free gifts for people

I've almost reached 2000 sales in my etsy shop. I can't be-friggin-lieve it, can you?  I'm giving a FREE GIFT with every order until the 2000th sale. These are the gift options here.  Also, the 2000th sale will be receiving a YEAR'S SUPPLY OF GREETING CARDS. That's exciting! I'm excited.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Kid stuff

Last summer I worked with Studio Liddell on a few projects namely this cool kiddie app.  It's called Poppy Cat's Party Treasure Hunt.  I drew some scruffy lookin' bits of cake, candles, and creamy frosting as well as loads of ingredients to bake a cake.  If you've got little kiddos I'd recommend it! It's ace :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Everyone's a winner

(Unfortunately not everyone's a winner because there can only be one winner, but thank you to all the nice people who left comments on my blog.)  Congratulations Lucia, you get a grab bag of Flow Magazine goodness with extra special greeting cards from yours truly. Please let me know your address for posting.

PS: New unicorn badges now in my etsy shop! Because we heart unicorns.

Shiny happy fabrics

Did you know? You can order my fabrics and make your own goods.  I have 8 pretty new patterns available to buy, and you can choose from a range of different fabrics.  You can also order these designs as wallpaper as well! Visit my Spoonflower shop to see them all. What will you make? 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

We're still doing this

I'm here, it's just there are four different to-do lists on my desk, tea towels everywhere, dog pillows that need sewing, some emotional issues, several unpaid invoices and a running trainer saga that I need to get to the bottom of.  Bear with.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Beautiful flow magazine

I have a wonderful copy of the first international issue of Flow Magazine here.  It's so colourful and pretty, with different kinds of paper and interesting articles and loads of nice things to look at.  It also comes with a free Japanese craft notebook, pretty wrapping paper and I also have a special poster as well.  I first found out about Flow when they featured my pocket manfriends in issue 4  of their dutch version.  I was sad I couldn't read the articles despite loving the super pretty pictures.  So I'm sure I'm not alone in being excited the ladies have decided to create an English magazine.  Look how nice:

I've decided to pack up this magazine, special poster & notebook, and of course a bunch of my greetings cards and stickers and give them away to a reader.  Just leave a comment below!
(Check out Flow on twitter and facebook - they are super nice people who run the magazine!)
I'll choose a winner next Friday.

x o Nicola

Friday, February 1, 2013

I'm sorry about my obsession with running

On Tuesday I ran 6 miles, had a bad day, ate more quorn scotch eggs and painted some turds. (why?)

Wednesday: no. I did not run 6 miles. But I did make some very bad vine videos. Pretty sure the day ended with singapore noodles, which was a nice touch. 

On Thursday: 4 mile run and by the way I ran my 161st km for the month, ahem, on the last day of the month.  Do you know how many miles that is? Only exactly 100. I RAN EXACTLY ONE HUNDRED MILES by the way, January. 

Friday: Hot yoga. The 6.45am class. That counts for 98 gold points! I also found a pound coin in my pocket. I deserve beer. 

Janathon is over and I succeeded/failed in various ways. But, look at these squirrels

Speaking of nuts, despite my few days of rest during the month of January my marathon training is well underway and if you'd like to sponsor me you can do so on my fundraising page.  I'm raising cash for a Yorkshire-based charity who rescue dogs and cats in need.

Not sure how anyone could neglect an animal but hey nice to know there's people who are looking out for unwanted kitties.  And on the topic of being nice to others, have you bought your Valentine a card? You may need to do that.  You could even send them a postcard. There's some new pretty kitty ones in my etsy shop.

Alrighty, time for me to go.  I hope you have enjoyed reading my sweaty January updates - however Unicorn-tarnished they may have been.  Despite my one month challenge being over it's likely that I'll continue to bore you with running-based communiqué because, well, that's how I roll.  Laters!