Thursday, 17 April 2014

A PRIMER FOR THE ETHICAL FOODIE


I recently produced this little editorial illustration to accompany an article called A primer for the Ethical Foodie for this month's issue of The Skinny. The article was really interesting as it looked at what it means to be an ethical foodie.


Sunday, 13 April 2014

EASTER GIFT IDEAS

Easter gifts don't have to come in the form of a giant chocolate egg. I've seen lots of adorable things online and on the high street.

Take a look at my top picks for this year -

1. Beardy Man egg cup by Donna Wilson also available at Moonko

2. Bunny phone case from Hello Harriet

3. Easter Egg necklace from Tatty Devine

4. Set of two illustrated glasses by Rob Ryan


5. Yellow Flowers print by Emma Block

RECIPE CARDS


**New** Recipe card packs are now available to buy in my shop - They are perfect for giving to a foodie friend or for recording your own favourite recipes.

They come in sets of five and are printed locally in the UK on recycled matte paper.





Wednesday, 2 April 2014

NATIONAL STATIONERY WEEK

It's National Stationery Week, hurrah! National Stationery Week celebrates the written word and all things stationery. I adore beautiful, cute paper products and I love shopping for them too at places like Fox and Star, Knot and BowRifle Paper Co. I find almost everything in these shops totally irresistible, take a look at my favourites...


I'm also slightly obsessed with reading stationary blogs too. Infact I have recently discovered Paper Crush and Oh So Beautiful Paper. They are both very informative with lots of cute pictures - definitely worth a read.

Monday, 31 March 2014

MARCH ON INSTAGRAM


Here is a collection of pictures that I have taken during this month on Instagram. It's nice to look back at what you've done sometimes - March has been fun and I'm looking forward to having a super busy April!

1. I used pastel pencils for the first time ever

2. Up-cycled a birdhouse and painted it mint green

3. Sent lots of Etsy orders out

4. Painted another birdhouse *Now has Blue tits nesting inside it!*

5. Packed up my first wholesale order to LOIS

6. Organised the studio

7. Restocked my Esty shop with new prints

8. Flowers cheered up the studio

9. I  created a new illustration print called An apple a day

Thursday, 27 March 2014

SWEET TOOTH


I am extremely excited to have my Sweet Tooth range of greetings cards stocked at Off The Barrow! Grab yourself a pack of three yummy cards, you can pick n' mix to build your own set from the available designs *yay! that sounds like fun* These cards are blank inside so they are perfect for any occasion - you could even keep them for yourself if you can't bear to give them away!


Each card is printed onto 260gsm high quality stock and packaged in a clear cellophane wrap. The cards also come with peal and seal ultra-white 120gsm envelopes. The reverse each card contains the Off The Barrow marque and website address.

*F R E E  S H I P P I N G*

To make it even better Off The Barrow are offering free shipping on these items. The cards are packed in a hard backed 'do not bend' envelope and posted direct to your door.





Friday, 21 March 2014

L O I S


I have some very exciting news, my cards and prints are now being stocked at LOIS! A gorgeous little independent shop that sells lots of beautiful things handmade by designer-makers from the UK. LOIS opened in October 2012 and has already garnered a loyal following of people looking for unique items, lovingly created with dedication and true skill. LOIS likes colour, illustration, badges, silliness, tea towels, things that are hand printed, puns, patterns, prettiness, and much, much more. Above all, they look for a real sense of individual talent within the products they stock.

Image from LOIS blog


Here are the photos I took before I packed everything up to be sent off to LOIS, I was super pleased to see my Apple a day illustration in print for the first time too!




If you would like to stock my cards or prints in your shop get in touch! nikkimilesillustration@hotmail.co.uk

Friday, 14 March 2014

I'M LOOKING FOR STOCKISTS


I'm on the hunt for some lovely new stockists! All of my greetings cards and illustration prints are printed professionally on to high quality paper / card and are individually wrapped in cellophane.

If you would like to stock my work in your shop, or find out about wholesale prices please contact me by email nikkimilesillustration@hotmail.co.uk

Sunday, 9 March 2014

AN APPLE A DAY


I have spent my Sunday morning painting apples and as a result came up with this new print!

Friday, 7 March 2014

HELLO



Just wanted to say hello! It's been a little quiet over here recently for good reasons - I've been super busy working on new projects & packing up orders for lots of new stockists. Updates coming soon........in the meantime you can see what I'm up to on Facebook & Twitter