Thursday, 22 December 2011

Peggy Wolf for Creature Comforts Blog

Just as I'm looking for last minute Christmas craft ideas, I stumble upon a beautiful new piece of work from one of our wonderful artists Peggy Wolf!

How beautiful?! So very happy for Peggy going global and featuring on such a great blog.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Nook & Cranny Christmas list

Whenever I'm browsing new artists or we get some wonderful new stock, I always imagine who I could give such an item to as a gift. With Christmas around the corner and Etsy full of wonderful UK based artisans at the moment, I couldn't resist making a Christmas gift list for Jen, John and Bob.

For Jen,

a beautiful print from Freya Art & Design. Personally chosen because Jen effectively saved me when she asked me to help her with Nook & Cranny. Illness or not she has been so understanding and supportive and I love my job!


to combine Jen's love of good type and Pride and Prejudice, I found this wonderful print by Chatty Nora.

For John,

coffee and Star Trek? A perfect print for John from Aura Bowman!


Playstation controllers disguised as soap? Men always get 'smellies' for Christmas but at least these are a little more manly! From Two Egg Plants.

And for Bob,

an amzingly intricate bear t-shirt to add to Bob's steadily growing collection. Available in a different colour way, from InkHeart.


a mug adorned with the whole family of bears?! Perfect! Bob is a bear fanatic and equally excited by tea. Katie Viggers stocks some wonderful work.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..

Saturday, 3 December 2011

DIY Postcard Poster

How adorable is this idea? Print out postcards, post them to a loved one and once all are collected, they make a jigsaw poster! Found over here and with a free downloadable/printable version.

New stock : Nicola Rowlands

The ever so lovely Nicola Rowlands popped by Nook & Cranny again yesterday to hand deliver some more beautiful goodies.

The handsome Taco Kitty now adorns a tote bag, Christmas with Nicola can be celebrated with love by sending a card that says "happy holidays to you and your horrible little dog", a Capybara makes for an unusual ornament while Victor's girlfriend can be shown off as an ornament too.
Coming soon: the pug cushion. We're so excited about this one! Already sold out, Nicola is wipping up more pugs to sit pretty next to Victor here at Nook & Cranny.
Not only this, but Nicola has very kindly brought more original drawings. Handsome bearded and 'tached men, fishes and knickers - these original drawings are so unique and sure to raise a smile.
We love a friendly visit from Nicola and were even more suprised by a visit from Nicolas University tutor! Quick to spot Nicolas work and buying the last Victor pillow for her office, she was full of praise for both Nook & cranny and Nicola.

Meeting the artists, crafters, makers and designers we stock, makes Nook & Cranny seem like a home - nestling our family of talented creators firmly under our wing. Not only does it make us protective of our hard workers and artists, we can discuss our family of makers with the customers - reasuring them of the unique handmade and original designs that are exclusive to Nook & Cranny in Liverpool.