{etsy} a little new addition...

Hello all!

Just a little update today for you - I have a sweet little free printable to share this week that's perfect for adding to your gifts this Christmas!

But today I thought I'd share a little addition to the shop that I made yesterday. It's super sweet and rather small (A7) and is the perfect little book to pop into even the smallest handbag and jot down all of those things you just must remember to do!

I hope you like it - it would make the a rather lovely little stocking filler addition, still a couple of days left to order if you're wanting your gift shipping within the UK!
You can get yourself or a lucky friend one of these sweet little books for just £5 here!

Festivities to you all!

{Etsy} new festive look...

Hello all,

Thank you for your kind words about yesterday's little post. I really do love to hear your thoughts on all of my ramblings - but it means a lot that some of you felt compelled to offer your condolences on the loss of my grandma. You are all lovely lovely people.

Today I just wanted to share a small update with you...I thought I'd add a little touch of christmas spirit to my little shop! I know, I know - we're only in the second week of November...calm down Rachel...but John Lewis have started airing this years christmas advert {it's the cutest thing - watch it here}. So, if they can be all christmassy in early November and get away with it then..well, so can I!

Here is my new little shop banner...do you like it?
I was originally playing around with 'HO HO HO NO RACHIO' but it looked a little weird...


{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} this means a lot to me...

Hello all, meet Besty...

You all know I love everything handmade or one off - I spend my days creating all manner of hand crafted goods, it's my favourite thing to do in the world!

Well, in the spirit of all things special, things that a lot of love and care has gone into making and things that are to be treasured and cherished I wanted to introduce this shabby little lion cub of mine properly...

He has a great story actually, and it's that, as well as his dashing good looks that make him one of my most loved possessions..

In 2010 Jack and I went to Bestival, together with a host of other lovely people - we had an ace time, and in fact, it was at Bestival that Jack and I decided we did actually rather liked each other. So much so, that we pretty much moved in together straight after, match made in heaven and all that, but alas, I digress. Essentially the festival was wonderful - getting home was not! We broke down, had to get some random boys to help us push the car to get it started again, had multi emotional melt downs and many tears were shed. When we eventually got to Cowes to get the ferry back from the Isle of Wight to Southampton, we were told that there was a 3 hour wait. We pleaded with the ferry man to let us on any early ferry due to our mechanical misfortune - and actually the guy was pretty sweet and skipped us way ahead so we'd only have to wait an hour {thank you anonymous ferry man!} and we decided to try and restore our zen by having a little wander around the town.

It was in a teeeeeny little antique shop that Jack and I saw 'Besty' just perched amongst the many treasures looking all serene. I had to have him. He's scruffy and seems to be filled with straw?! He's also rather lop sided and his hind legs are so tiny they certainly would offer the poor creature no benefit - but he's a little beaut. I always wonder who owned him before me, and how old the little chap actually is, he's a one off and I love him.

He now sits proudly on our bed and wears one of our Bestival wrist bands as a collar and every time I see him I'm reminded of that ace roller coaster of a weekend, and how lucky I am to have such a lovely Jack by my side.

So yes, a rather wordy one today, apologies - I hope you found his story somewhat interesting.

I'd LOVE to know what one item you treasury more than any other - I love a good bit of sentimentality!