{hello} it's time for a little giveaway...

Hello all,

It's been a rather busy week this week - in a good way generally, lots of nice orders from my Etsy shop - it would seem Christmas shopping has well and truly started! So last night involved a whole lot of wrapping of parcels and addressing labels. 

It's rather exciting times...anyway, there has also been exciting times on the Twitter front {hooray!}. I have passed the 300 follower mark, a mini milestone shall we say...so I thought I'd mark the occasion with a little giveaway. 

SO, to be in with a chance of winning one of these little beauties...all you need to do is follow me on Twitter {@ohnorachio} and then RT my tweet about this little giveaway. Couldn't be easier eh? I'd love it if you could share the love with your buddies - the more the merrier. 

I'll be picking the winner at random next Thursday via Twitter and here so keep your eyes and ears peeled and good luck! 
xo.



{YAY or NAY} baby clouds...

| UPDATE: | You can now buy one of these cheeky little chaps here!
 Hello all,

Happy post halloween Thursday...I hope you all had wild nights? I, had a night in alone, watching the horrendous rain outside, wrapped in a blanket, sewing - thinking that old hurricane Sandy might be making an appearance in Southampton.

Well, what I was sewing neatly and methodically were these little fellows...miniature versions of my happy cloud cushion. I made the first one with some excess fabric left over from making a big one for a lovely little order which I just sent off to Israel!

Anyway, the reason for this post was to test the waters and see what you lovely readers think of the little chaps....I ask, YAY or NAY to selling them on Etsy? Would you buy one to keep you company on your desk/bed and encourage you to smile even when the weather is awful these coming months?

Also, how about a mobile for a baby's nursery, or just a single cloud as a gift for a new born, or a stocking filler for kids {and adults too!}.
Any thoughts?
Also, what do you think of the tag? They are completely new to my products and I rather like them - gotta love a good heart!
I'd really love your input on this one :)

xo.




{colour ways} a pop of pink!

Look at all this pinky goodness? I've never really seen myself as a girly girl but consider me a changed woman! I am loving the pinks right now - I actually blame my friend Bing, she's pink queen and set me off with these coral nails!

{clockwise from left} //. Waterfall Skirt: Republic //. Powder Pink Nail Varnish: Topshop //. Adrenaline Nail Varnish: Topshop //. Rose Chocolate: Rococo //. Little Cloud Cushion: ohnorachio {me!} //. Neon Heart Card: Banquet //. Berry Lime Coconut Lolly: Desserts for Breakfast //. Peony Blusher: MAC //. Raspberry Wellies: Hunters //. Pink Wayfarers: Ray-Ban

Enjoy revelling in the warm pink glow!
xo.

{happy friday} little clouds in sunny oz...


G'Day all and Happy Friday!

Very exciting news from the shop...I have just sent off my very first order to Australia! (a few weeks ago actually but I didn't want to spoil the surprise!). The order was for one of each of my smily little cloud cushions. In the spirit of the upcoming Jubilympic celebrations over here I thought I'd include a little British Jubilee themed treat along with the cushions...so here's a couple of little snapshots of what I did!


Here are Sally's two little clouds, happy as Larry.


I put in some Haribo Starmix because who doesn't love a cheeky fried egg? In the back there you can see the little Jubilee treat of Limited Edition red, white and blue M&Ms :). 


You can't really tell from this picture but I hung the tags with NEON pink thread.


So that was it, my first order to sunny, sunny Perth - Australia. I always like it when you order something and you find a little something extra or a cute surprise with your order or the seller has gone to extra effort with the packaging, so I like to do that when I can for my customers too :)

I also decorated the outside of the box with my leafy motif and added a bit of sparkle as you can see below!

I hope Sally receives her parcel safe and sound and that she likes the secret little treats!
Have a great weekend :)

xo.

{sunshine} what a contrast!

So just prior to my horrible knee op I travelled up to Edinburgh for a week away with my dear friend Bing to celebrate our close friends Jules and Steven's wedding. I've never been to bonny Scotland before and so expected it to be pretty picturesque and generally ace - it was both, but unlucky for us it literally rained for the entire time we were there (with the exception of the day of the wedding which turned out to be the most glorious sunny day!). I took some rather pretty pictures up in Scotland despite the downpour so thought I'd share them with you..it's funny actually as the unfortunate weather we had is completely different to how it's been pretty much ever since we got back!

I'll be pretty sad when this sunny spell is over..
Anyway here are some snaps of beautiful Edinburgh and one I took today during a hobbly jolly around the lovely town of Winchester - what a contrast it was!










{Hello sunny Winchester and your cute Jubilee bunting!}

xo.

P.S. Thought I'd chuck in a cheeky snap from the gorgeous Jules and the lovely Steven's wedding too...they had a photo booth with props...such FUN!

{Bing: right, Me: left}



Little Clouds for a Cloudy Day...

Hello all,

Monday was my lovely lovely friend Bing's birthday and as a gift I thought I'd make her something extra cute - and here's what I came up with...


So today (and the whole week really) has been pretty horrendous weather, so I suddenly thought I ought to make something to stock at OH NO Rachio that might just brighten everyone's otherwise rainy day!

These two little fellas are now available to purchase over at ohnorachio, check them out!





xoxo.