Tuesday, 28 October 2008

HOOT HOOT! For Made In The Shade!

HOOT HOOT! Indeed! Saturday's Made In The Shade was a huge success. The event was organised by myself, Carrie Maclennan, Suzanne Smith, Jo Gurney and Lynsey Smith. There were almost 2000 visitors through the doors despite it being such awful weather. So, if you never made it down to The Lighthouse, you missed out! There were so many beautiful products but I was so busy running around trying to move signs, eat lovehearts, dance to the amazing soundtrack and try to figure out how to work the walkie talkie thing that I never had time to shop.

But I won't fret! Made In The Shade returns on 6th and 7th December for an amazing festive shopping weekender. It'll be the biggest yet with live music from The Parsonage and a special guest all the way from London - vintage hair stylist Nina Butkovich-Budden from Nina's Vintage Hair Parlour. She'll be styling our lovely tresses (and yours!) to make sure we're all looking as glamourous as ever.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

markets! markets! markets!

coo-ee! clarenicolson.com has been a bit quiet over the last few months :( I've just moved house (hoot hoot!) and have been without internet for weeks...until today!

I'll be taking part in lots of markets in the next few months where you can check out lots of new designs and exclusive products.

I've been helping to organise Made In The Shade which happens on 25th October at The Lighthouse, Glasgow.

Get down there on the 25th nice and early for free goody bags packed full of treats worth up to £30!

I'll also be at the Glasgow Craft Mafia market on the 8th November...

There'll be a whole heap of winter markets I'll be selling at - details to follow!

Thursday, 12 June 2008

NEW! cushions :)

There are new cushions at clarenicolson.com! 3 new linen cushions have been added to the range. Cosy, Home Tweet Home and Sew Lovely are inspired by vintage textiles, embroidery and pattern. They have a digitally printed front and vintage fabric reverse. They measure 14 x 14 inches and are available in from the shop now!




£45 with free P&P within the UK :)

Va - Va - Vintage!

The next Glasgow Craft Mafia market is on June 28th, imagine that!

NEW! vintage inspired linen cushions will be on sale, as well as the lavender birdies, cards, big birds and lots more lovely things. Of course, any money that I make will be going straight into the pockets of the many fabulous vintage clothing sellers that will also be there.
Come and say hello! :)

Sunday, 25 May 2008

I ♥ Made In The Shade

Oh yes, I really do love Made In The Shade :) The joint venture between The Glasgow Craft Mafia and The Lighthouse was a huge success. We sold lots of pretty things and bought lots of pretty things!

I'll also be exhibiting at Pulse, 1-3 June, Earls Court, London. Stand LP32
3 new cushion designs will be launched! Details to follow soon :)

Monday, 12 May 2008

Made In The Shade

On 24th May, I'll be exhibiting at the wonderful Made In The Shade at The Lighthouse, Glasgow...

"Brought to you in association with the CEC and the Glasgow Craft Mafia, the aptly named, ‘Made In The Shade’ market (a slang phrase, popular in the 1950s and synonymous with guaranteed success, or a truly swell situation) launches at The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane on Saturday 24th May!

Bringing the crème of the city’s independent and creative crop together for the first time, the vision of ‘Made In The Shade’ is to showcase young design talent, to encourage customers to relish in the exclusivity of the handmade one-off and to promote the local businesses who are working hard to carve out creative identities amidst a mountain of mass-produced and carbon-negative products.

On the day, as you (yes, you!) explore the pick of over forty stallholders selling products crafted with love, you will be treated to the sounds of rock’n’roll rebels, honkytonkers and vintage drag on the decks.

Very special goody bags containing handmade treats from Glasgow Craft Mafia members and a special gift from The Lighthouse shop, ‘Form’ will be presented to early birds!"

Oh so many clare nicolson goodies will be on sale! NEW! cushions, cards, teatowels, big birds, tote bags and the much loved vintage lavender birdies!

For more info and a full list of other exhibitors, head on over to

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

look out Texas!

Watch your back Texas....I'm paying you a visit! Yes, it's almost time for my annual jaunt to Austin where I will eat my own body weight in enchiladas, drink my own body weight in vodka, watch some bands, take a roadtrip, and play to my hearts content in beautiful vintage shops :)

While I'm gone, the shop will be closed :( You can purchase items but they will not be dispatched until I return. You can of course order any clare nicolson delights before then. Get your orders in before April 3rd!

Closed from 8th - 30th April

Sunday, 9 March 2008

glasgow craft mafia spring market

coo-ee! get your crafty ass down to the hillhead library, glasgow this saturday from 10.30am for the glasgow craft mafia spring market

I'll be selling cushions, cards, new printed tote bags, as well as the vintage lavender birdies and some very special limited edition products not for sale anywhere else :)

Monday, 11 February 2008

7 random things...

coo-ee! i've been tagged by www.askingfortrouble.org/crafts/ to tell you 7 random things about myself....

1) I have a scar on my forehead that looks exactly like a division sign...I believe this is why I am terrible at math.

2) I have lived in the US twice in my life - Raleigh, NC when I was 4 and Austin, TX for 2 years when I was a teenager.

3) I have always wished I was a good singer, and that I could play the piano.

4) I have a horrible habit of saying stupid, embarassing things in public, like the time I called my teacher 'columbo' forgetting that he also had a glass eye.

5) I could eat mexican food for every meal of the day and never get bored, enchiladas are my very favourite, closely followed by quesadillas.

6) I can pop my hip when I sit down. I used to do it all the time in school when sitting in very quiet exam rooms. No one ever figured out what the noise was.

7) As a child I had a goldfish called 'flip flop gazebo' - I can't remember why, I only know I loved him very much.

Now I challenge http://showponydesign.blogspot.com/ and http://www.suzannesmithdesign.blogspot.com to write 7 things about themselves.

Monday, 21 January 2008

new cushions in the birdhouse

There have been a few new additions to the birdhouse. Some new, exclusive cushions have just been added.
the hand embroidered birdie cushion is £30
It measures 14 x 14 inches and is 100% cotton
the reverse is finished with a cream fabric with green polka dots

These two vintage fabric cushions are also 14 x 14 inches, 100% cotton and priced at £20. There's only 1 available in each print so get yours quick!

All are available from http://www.clarenicolson.com/products.html under the birdhouse

Thursday, 17 January 2008

clarenicolson.com loves you!

coo-ee! valentines day is almost upon us....did you forget? you silly sausage! This year, why not buy something different for your dream hunk or sweetheart.

Make a date with clarenicolson.com (we'll bring the wine). The dolly birds, cosy cushions, cards and lavender birdies are waiting for you...

You can now choose the colour of your vintage lavender birdies. You could go all out romantic with pink or choose from a range of other vintage fabrics to wow your special friends.
Single? don't be blue :( buy something special to show yourself just how much you love YOU!