Thursday, June 9, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

Quilt life

I've been working on squares for a quilt for a while now and when it came to cutting them all to size I realised by George I had enough for TWO quilts.

You can follow the life of these two quilts over on my instagram hashtag #nicolaquilts, but in the meantime here's some photos of the finished pieces.

One quilt is backed with a heavyweight twill and has the saying 'don't let your dreams be dreams.' The other, my personal favourite, is backed with a fleece printed with my design - and it is SO SOFT. Spoonflower actually just started doing this fleece and I'd really recommend for blankets and quilts, it's a lovely weight and softness.

If you're thinking of giving quilting a go, do it! These two are made entirely from my own design fabrics but of course you can use anything - get creative.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Powering through

Sleep has been somewhat of a struggle this week; our 16 month old is cutting some more teeth and it's not pretty! So it's coffee on constant top-up, positive mental attitude and some bright colours to distract from the nonstop rain!  A few things that have helped perk up the week:

I have some NEW SOCKS which I am dying to use tonight on a nice long easy run... these are from Aldi - they have a running event next week - I'm going to go and pick up a few more things as the designs and colours are super nice! 
They do awesome headbands and little zippered pouches too for those long runs when you worry you might need to catch a bus home :)

Motivational tattoos: also new, I created these for fellow anxiety sufferers, phrases like 'go outside today' or 'slow down' - words that have helped me over time.  
I hope these things maybe help you power through the remainder of the week... focus on every small achievement and remind yourself you're doing JUST FINE. xoxo

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Good Life Pants

I designed the 100th edition gnappies pant! Yay... you can buy a pair over on their site.  I'm offering free shipping on all orders over £10 across my etsy shop and website, until Sunday. Just use the code GOODLIFE. yay!

Monday, March 14, 2016

PULSE May 2016

Come and say hi this May - we will be exhibiting at PULSE, stand H20a... very excited and slightly nervous for second ever trade show....!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Melon Monday

 These cushions have been in the works for a while so I'm pretty excited to finally put them out into the world.

Available in two different sizes these cushions are hand stuffed and sewn here in Manchester and are made from a beautiful vibrant heavyweight twill.

I'm offering a special introductory preorder price of £60 for the extra large and £30 for the medium size. The final price for these will be £75 for the XL and £38 for the medium once they go into production so the preorder price is pretty sweet.

Head to my etsy shop or website to place your order, the first 10 preorders will also receive a pack of 5 Watermelon print notecards and watermelon pocket mirror :)