{hello} lions of the louvre...

Hello all,

I hope you might be liking the little pictures I've been sharing this week - oh and yesterday's little free download too! Today I thought I'd share the last of my Paris pics {nobody likes an hour long slideshow of someone else's holiday snaps right?}.

We visited the Louvre whilst there and it was rather lovely. I've been before, and wasn't too fussed about seeing the 'Venus de Milo' and the Mona Lisa {which are both swamped with crowds of tourists all frantically snapping pictures - with flashes?! what's that about?}. Jack and I were much happier pottering round admiring the little details of the less tourist mobbed artefacts - like the Greek pottery, Persian figurines and Egyptian art. I did a degree in Archaeology - so to some extent I sometimes feel a little indifferent to halls and halls of artefacts {bad isn't it?}.

So here are some of my snaps from in and around the Louvre...{and half way down some super ace lions, so keep scrolling!}.

This man looked so grumpy!
This little lady reminded me of the mad hatter from Alice in Wonderland - can you see it?
Amazing early writing - Crazy tiny it was!
This cheeky snake was totes taking a bite out of this poor nudey man's bottom!

Had to get a little visit to the Apple Store in and see my buddies! 
Such amazing pattern inspiration to be found in the sculpture galleries...

Anyway...I discovered that the Louvre contains lots and lots of lions, pretty lovely little chaps actually - so I snapped some of them in all their glory! Here they are for your enjoyment...

This little pal was definitely my favourite of all of the lions he just looked so surprised and confused all at once!! Wanted to take him home!

I wouldn't mind a three headed dog if he looked like this...what a cutie eh?

Anyways, hope you liked the last of my pictures!
Definitely visit the Louvre if you can, it's worth a good few hours of your time..

Tomorrow I'll be sharing a lovely little Christmas {DIY}.

{hello} Nook & Cranny!

Hello all,

A little update for you today on my presence at the wonderful Nook & Cranny, right in the heart of lovely Liverpool. I've been working with the fabulous people of Nook & Cranny for a good few months now and I must say they are a rather lovely lot!

Nook & Cranny stock a huge variety of lovely products from a whole host of independent British artists. They sell cards, homeware, gifts, stationery, and lots and lots of lovely prints. I can in fact say that lots of my goodies are available from Nook & Cranny, here is a few little snaps of my products in action {photos taken by the wonderful Leigh}.

If you happen to be in Liverpool {the shop is part of the Bluecoat Gallery} you should totes pop in and say hi to the lovely ladies you will find and I challenge you to not be persuaded to part with some precious pennies!
This happy little chappy is one of my creations...I actually made him for myself but Leigh fell in love, so I made a little batch for her to sell - currently exclusively available at Nook & Cranny, but soon to be available from my own little Etsy shop!
Here we have, once again my cheerful chap amongst a lovely big display of all of my hand illustrated ceramics. 
This little dinosaur looks pretty interested in my little notes moleskine journal!
Above are my tiny deer and lion prints also available...all of the items you've seen are also available here should you wish to treat yourself - or a friend perhaps!

I hope you love this wonderful little shop as much as I do!

p.s. you can follow Nook & Cranny on Twitter @NookandCrannyL1

{and if you don't follow me on Twitter, you can do that too! @ohnorachio}

{hello} introvert re-charging...

Hello all, just a little one today...

No not me, as I'm sure is rather blindingly obvious - I'm no introvert, however I do have a wonderful close friend who is. He lives with his friend who, like me is pretty extroverted and therefore loves to be around people all of the time {I don't ever seem to find I want alone time, weird eh?}. My pal, however   loves  a good bit of time alone to collect his thoughts. He's quite the deep thinker! 

So, he wanted me to make him a cute little door sign that could help tell people when he was happy for them to just bound on into his room, and when he actually just needs his own space.

Here's what we came up with and I'm very pleased to announce that he LOVED it. 

I hope you like it!