{update} we have a hashtag team!

Hello all!

As each day goes by and our little Craft party starts to come together, bit by bit, Harriet and I get more and more excited!

So, to help us all natter about our craft day plans, ask questions, get excited and generally just find each others tweets...we have come up with a hashtag...which was actually a lot more difficult than you might think! 

Apparently nothing sounds good with 'Soton' in it, and 'Southampton' takes up a huge chunk of a tweet...so after much deliberation we settled with #SCP!

Only 2 weeks to go!


p.s. we have some amazing sponsors providing treats for the goodie bags but if you'd like to contribute to the day, either by providing a selection of goodies for the goodie bag or a prize for our very exciting prize draw then please get in touch! Either comments here, tweet me or pop an email to hello@ohnorachio.com

new year. new pals: CamBlogMeet!

Hello all!

Apologies for the silence this week - I've had a week of scary mary interviews and so my mind has very much been a little per-occupied!

Alas though - yesterday I got my hands on my GORGEOUS new baby, the baby whose keyboard on which I type! I bought a new retina display MacBook Pro...and I think I'm in love!

Anyway, enough of that - onto the exciting part of this post - the CamBlogMeet! So, as you probably already know, probably definitely, myself, Claire, Harriet & Stacie organised a little creative meet up in Cambridge - hoorah! Well, last Saturday the day was upon us, and Harriet, Laura and I got the train up to Cambridge...

We started with a yummy little lunch accompanied by smoothies and the odd cocktail at TaBouche, which was super awesome. Claire had pulled together some awesome goodie bags which us little organisers added our own little additions for everyone too! After lunch we headed into the centre of town for a lovely sunny touristy walk!

You can see right there...amazeballs cattoos from Harriet, a little 'hello friend' card by moi, awesome stickers from Stacie, a sweet little postcard from the lovely Emma Block :) a cute little ring by Claire, as well as sweet smelling soap courtesy of Lush, Tea from Teapigs, wash tape from washitapes.co.uk and a little bag of goodies from the ladies at Crafty Creatives! Thank you all for so many sweet gifts!
Photo courtesy of the lovely Harriet Gray!
Those last three were courtesy of the ace Claire! :)
The rest of the photos were taken by yours truly! Isn't Cambridge beautiful eh? I got city envy!
Thanks to Tyrrells for our free crispies! :)
It was ace to finally meet Stacie and Claire and Kelly {I'd already meet my bezzies Laura and Harriet}, as well as meet the lovely Emma Block and Emma Carlisle. Not only did I meet these ladies, but lots of new creative pals too!

Thank you to all of the lovely ladies that attended, it was amazing to meet so many lovely like-minded people! 

I super look forward to the next meet, wherever that may be!

Have a lovely weekend team!


Hello all!

I'm really rather excited to say that, Saturday is the day when I get to meet lots of my fave creative Twitter pals in real life! I literally can't wait to have a good old chat with them all as I already feel like they are my friends! 

Harriet and I, along with the lovely Laura are getting the train up together too which is all rather exciting, but today's post is not solely to share my excitement with you all - it's to confirm the venue...

The wonderful Claire has been the busiest bee up in Cambridge organising the event and all sorts of secret squirrel surprises {thank you Claire - you're the best!} and we can confirm that then venue that is booked is an awesome looking restaurant and cocktail bar {definitely up for a cheeky lunchtime mojito again!} called Ta Bouche!

Here's the finer deets:
Please can I ask that those of you who are coming, or would like to come, confirm your attendance for me by commenting on this post or tweeting me @ohnorachio using the hashtag #CamBlogMeet!

I am hugely looking forward to meeting you all - the more the merrier!

Lots of love!

{new pals!} //.1

Hello all!

Happy Wednesday - I hope you're all proud of me for actually keeping up with daily posts this week! I'm pretty pumped to have been to the gym everyday and got posts done....#PROductive!

Anyways, today I thought I'd finally share with you all a little insight into the rather successful first blogger meet for 2013!!
Laura, {me}, Rosie & Harriet
On the 9th I met three lovely ladies {lots about each of them below!} for lunch at the gorgeous White Star restaurant on Oxford Street in Southampton. We arrived at 1pm...had lunch and a cheeky lunchtime Mojito each and then ended up chatting until gone 5pm! The staff at White Star were really lovely and made sure we were very well looked after! I definitely recommend it to anyone in the area - for the archaeology geek like me it also has a really lovely history too!

my dessert had a happy little face!
So during lunch we talked about all sorts - from setting yourself up as full-time self employed, to registering your business, to setting up an Etsy shop, blogging, our lovely boys, travelling, wedding planning - all sorts! It was lovely!

Here's a little bit about each lovely lady! 

Harriet sells a TONNE of awesome stuff in her Etsy shop here!
Harriet is an awesome freelance illustrator and all round lovely pal! You can find lots of her work on her website here, and all sorts of ace updates on her blog here {p.s. she has a super cool giveaway running at the mo!} AND you can also follow her on Twitter here!! wowza.

p.s. I borrowed these images from the wonderful Stacie Swift as she did a lovely little feature on Harriet last month which you can read amongst other wonderful posts on her blog here

Lovely Laura has a wonderful blog filled with all sorts of DIY projects and lots of nail art tutorials too - she is an utter gem, and has even begun to organise our next crafty meet up in her mother-in-laws awesome little workshop...we were thinking {DIY} terrariums??

Anyway - you can find Laura's inspirational offerings here AND follow her on Twitter here!!

How cool are these gorgeous notebooks??

Rosie is a freelance graphic and surface designer - she, as you can see makes some awesomely colourful patterns which she has printed onto cards, fabric, notebooks and lots of other ace things. You can actually find her lovely items here & here, as well as read her little blog here AND like the rest of us, follow on Twitter here!

All in all an awesome day! I can't wait to see these lovely little ladies again!

{new year. new pals} Blogger meets!

Hello all,

Exciting news today! Well, just before Christmas myself and some other lovely Twitter illustration-blogger type pals {namely the lovely Stacie, Harriet, Laura & Claire!} were chatting about how nice it would be to meet some of you amazing crafty people that seem to be out there all over the place...hi!

Well - 2013 shall be the year to meet new pals, eat cake, drink tea and share tips and ideas. I have a real fondness for many of you regular readers, tweeters and fellow bloggers and I'd love to be able to meet you all in real life! So if you'd also like to meet some very lovely and like minded individuals then take note:

We are hosting two blogger meets....

So, if you are free on either of those dates and fancy meeting some new people leave a comment with your email address below, or tweet me @ohnorachio and I'll keep you posted on the details!!

I look forward to meeting you all,
share these dates with your friends and fellow bloggers, the more the merrier!