Wednesday, 1 March 2017


I have been overwhelmed by the response to our closing down sale.  Nearly everything was sold within the first hour!.  However there are still a few items left so please do pop over and have a look
I will be closing the website down for the last time on Friday so this is your last chance if you fancy picking up a bargain.


Thursday, 23 February 2017

We're Closing!


Whilst I have loved every minute of creating gifts and homewares for all of my wonderful customers over the past eight years, I have been feeling the need to make a change for a while and so after great thought and deliberation I have decided to close my little business. 

Our website is now temporarily closed but will reopen tomorrow (Friday 24th February 2017) for one last time for our clearance sale.  I have a lot of stock including everything from handmade goodies to craft supplies which all needs to go so be sure to pop by to and grab a bargain or two!.

I would also like to take this opportunity of saying a huge thank you to each and every one of my customers who have bought goodies from me over the years, without you I wouldn’t have had a business at all.   I would also like to thank the absolutely wonderful group of business owners and friends who have kept me sane over the years and who without their help, support and advice I would never have kept going this long!.  

Thank you all so much and lots of love.


Friday, 10 February 2017

New Brocante

Have you visited our new Brocante section at ?

I love to design and make new items but I can't add every one of these to my main shop otherwise it would be the size of WalMart!.  However I feel it is such a waste to just stack them on a shelf and for no-one to enjoy them so what I have decided to do is to sell these, often one off items, in my own Brocante section.  As these items are one-offs and cannot be altered or changed they are at highly discounted prices and you can be sure that you are getting a truly unique item.   

I am also a bit of a shopaholic when it comes to buying craft supplies and new decorations which again I cannot always add to my stock so these will be added to this section too.  

The Brocante will be updated regularly so don't miss out and check back often to see whats new. 


Thursday, 17 November 2016

Christmas Orders

Our Christmas 2016 range has been our best selling range yet and as all of our goodies are handmade to order we do have to have a cut-off date for orders to enable us to make them and get them to you in time for the big day.  

This year our last day for Christmas orders at is Friday 9th December.

So if you are thinking of ordering from us then please please get your orders in as soon as possible so we can make sure your chosen items reach you in plenty of time. 

Please also note that stocks of some items are getting very low and so the earlier you order the more chance you have of getting the goodies you want. 

Many thanks and happy shopping!. 

Nicki xx 

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Mailing List

Why not join our Mailing List........don't worry we won't bombard your inbox we will just send you a lovely email every so often to keep you informed of Special Offers, Giveaways and New Products which we think you'll like to know about. 

If you would like to join us then simply visit our website at and scroll to the bottom of the home page then enter your email address, that's it, done!. 

We look forward to welcoming you. 

Nicki xx

Friday, 7 October 2016


We're offering Free Delivery on all orders placed on our website this weekend so whether you're looking for a gift for someone special, some lovely new home accents for yourself or to start your christmas shopping make sure you pop by and take advantage of this offer which ends Sunday.

This offer is only valid on orders to be posted to a UK address.


Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Christmas with Country Style

I know it's still only September but Christmas is coming!.
As all of our products are handmade to order we have to launch our range as early as possible so we have enough time to make and deliver your goodies to you for December.  

Our new 2016 range is now available to order on our website at 

and we've added some lovely new things this year along with some old favourites too of course!. 

Please be aware though that stock is limited on some of the items so do order soon to avoid disappointment. 

Happy shopping! 

Love, Nicki xx 

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Wooden Heart Birthday Gift

I am regularly asked to make birthday gifts, something a bit special and preferably personalised too of which I have made lots over the years and now I thought it was time I added my most popular one to my shop for all to see (and hopefully buy!!).

Our lovely new Birthday Heart.  

A lovely wooden heart featuring large wooden numbers which can read any age you wish and the heart is personalised with a name and birthday greeting.  This lovely gift comes in one of our gorgeous gift boxes too.

Perfect for male and female birthdays we think this is a great gift for all ages. 

The heart and gift box is only £10 and is available to order directly from 

Nicki. xx 

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Summer Craft Fair

Here is my little stall at The Dacre Hall Summer Craft Fair which is on from 23rd July to 1st August 2016.

Held in the beautifully historic Dacre Hall, Lanercost Priory, Brampton, Cumbria the fair is well worth a visit.  There are lots of beautiful handmade items and food as well as a lovely cafe too. 

Open from 10am to 5.30pm every day.


Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Summer Craft Fair

We are so happy to be a part of this lovely Summer Craft Fair which is set in the stunning Dacre Hall at Lanercost Priory, Brampton, Cumbria. 

There are over 40 beautiful craft stalls to browse around and lots of tempting and unique handmade things to buy.  You can also enjoy a light lunch or cuppa' in the cafe too!.   

The fair starts on Saturday 23rd July until the 1st August from 10am to 5.30pm daily.

If you would like directions on how to get there then click this link.....

Hope to see you there!.


Friday, 24 June 2016

Log Slices

Wood is my favourite material to work with, in fact, most of my products are made from or feature wood of some sort or other, so when I saw these gorgeous rustic log slices I couldn't wait to make something pretty with them!. 

I wanted to make something that could be used as a little gift or that you could just have for yourself and a bit of hand-stamping and drawing later I came up with these cute hangers.

Each one measures approximately 7cm but of course that varies as they are made for natural wood!!....  they are then stamped with a cute message and tied with some jute so they can be hung from any available hook or door knob.  They also make really lovely little gifts and are only £2.75 each).

If you would like more information on these or any of our products then I would be delighted for you to visit my website and shop at and I hope you'll come across lots of things you love.



Tuesday, 10 May 2016

New Arrivals

We've got some beautiful new arrivals on the website including this gorgeous lantern which will look stunning in any home with a candle inside or why not fill it with flowers and it will make a fabulous centrepiece. 

It's only £19.95 while stocks last.

We also have this wonderful mantle clock in the same pale grey / white distressed tones which is so popular at the moment.   This clock will look amazing wherever you decide to put it and both of these items would also make great gifts!. 

The clock is only £17.95, but again stocks are limited.

These items along with many others are available to order on our website so do pop by to and take a peek.


Monday, 2 May 2016

Bank Holiday Discount

As its a Bank Holiday in the UK I have decided to offer 10% Off every order placed on our website today.  

It's a great time to buy those handmade Wedding or Special Occasion Gifts...

 or why not treat yourself to something beautiful for your home...

There is lots to choose from at 

All you have to do to claim your discount is add the goodies you want to buy to your basket and then enter code 'May10' at checkout.  Hey presto you have a lovely 10% off your order. 

This offer is only valid until midnight tonight (Monday 2nd May 2016) so off you go.

Nicki xx 

Friday, 15 April 2016

It's Time For A Change...

I have been feeling the need for a change within my little business for a while now and whilst I have loved every minute of making and personalising all of your wedding and special occasion gifts over the last 8 years I am afraid that I have a slight problem in that my wrists haven't!. I've had a lot of trouble with my wrists since breaking them when I was young and going from 14 years of typing in my previous job to handwriting anything up to 150 wooden hearts a day for the past 8 years it has really started to take it's toll.  So this left me with a very difficult dilemma, either to close the business down, or restructure it. 

I love my business so much that closing it down simply wasn’t an option but this has given me the perfect opportunity for me to change direction slightly.  

I certainly didn't want to cut out making altogether as I really enjoy it and so whilst I will continue to make some of our most popular items, our range has been cut down greatly.  From now on I will be focusing a little more on my passion for interiors and have been busily sourcing some gorgeous home decorations and gifts from select suppliers around the UK to add to our collection.   This will hopefully help give my wrists a well earned rest from excessive amounts of handwriting as well as being able to offer my lovely customers some new and different goodies.   It also gives me the perfect excuse to shop so it’s a win-win situation!!!

I hope you'll stick with us as we have some fabulous new items and ideas coming along over the next few months as well as a lot of stock and craft items to get rid of so there will be a massive SALE announcement very soon too!!. 

Thanks so much for your time in reading this very long post.


Thursday, 7 April 2016

NEW Beach Huts

We're starting to feel a little Spring like at 'By Nicki'.  We've had a few nice sunny days in Cumbria, and a few April showers of course!! but the nights are getting lighter and with that we're starting to think of pretty pastel colours and summer holidays.  With this in mind we have introduced our cute large and small wooden beach huts.  Each one is handmade from solid pine and has it's own handmade paper bunting.  

We also have our extra cute small wooden huts which are sure to cheer up any shelf you put them on.  They also make a great gift idea.

The large huts are £7.00 each and the smaller ones are £5.00 each.  All are available to order on our website at