Nicola Hanrahan

Textile Designer & Illustrator

Everything I blog are things that either inspire me, make me smile or I just generally think are beautiful!
Occasionally I will post things I have been working on, and if you want to see more of my work then visit my website by clicking on the link below!

I love flowers, birds, animals and anything else to do with nature and are my main inspiration in my work. If you would like to buy any of my work go and have a peek in my etsy shop...

www.nicolahanrahan.co.uk

Posts tagged craft

Oct 20

charmingcreatures:

Toulouse & Marguerite donning winter scarves

SERIOUSLY EVERYONE LOOK AT HOW AMAZING EMILY IS!!!! I cried they are so perfect! With holly and robins on the scarves as well!!!

Please buy things from her shop: 

Charming Creatures at Etsy

you’ll treasure them forever!


Being *so* close to finishing a blanket but knowing you won’t have enough wool, crushing! 

Being *so* close to finishing a blanket but knowing you won’t have enough wool, crushing! 


Jul 29
Stocking up on itty bitty purses to sell on Etsy soon!

Stocking up on itty bitty purses to sell on Etsy soon!


Tiny purse making day! Loving the new plaid linings! 

Tiny purse making day! Loving the new plaid linings! 


Jul 20
A slow work day, there has to be a quicker way to use interfacing! Oh well, at least these two look lovely together!

A slow work day, there has to be a quicker way to use interfacing! Oh well, at least these two look lovely together!


Large make-up bag/wash bag made with interfacing, still not convinced! They feel very strong and well made, but are just so tricky to do! If anyone has any tips for using interfacing please let me know!

Large make-up bag/wash bag made with interfacing, still not convinced! They feel very strong and well made, but are just so tricky to do! If anyone has any tips for using interfacing please let me know!


Working on improved make-up bags today (old at the back, new at the front). Using interfacing to make them sturdier - my poor little sewing machine is struggling with all the layers!

Working on improved make-up bags today (old at the back, new at the front). Using interfacing to make them sturdier - my poor little sewing machine is struggling with all the layers!


Jul 8
About to pack up this oven glove for its new home! May have to start making more to sell!

About to pack up this oven glove for its new home! May have to start making more to sell!


A week of being in Iceland has turned my back into my true night owl self, so I’ve been doing some late night commissions in the studio! An oven glove to match a tea cosy I made, and an iPad case. 

A week of being in Iceland has turned my back into my true night owl self, so I’ve been doing some late night commissions in the studio! An oven glove to match a tea cosy I made, and an iPad case. 


Jun 23
Beautiful sunny day in the studio. Lovely to have the window open and hear birds twittering away while I work!

Beautiful sunny day in the studio. Lovely to have the window open and hear birds twittering away while I work!


Jun 20
Had a blissful morning exploring Fabworks in Dewsbury! Found some lovely coordinating silks for my pattern designs! Also bought materials to make exciting new products with, can’t wait to get back on my sewing machine!

Had a blissful morning exploring Fabworks in Dewsbury! Found some lovely coordinating silks for my pattern designs! Also bought materials to make exciting new products with, can’t wait to get back on my sewing machine!


Jun 5
Tea cosy custom order! Cuppa anyone?

Tea cosy custom order! Cuppa anyone?


May 29
Party Bunting is finished!

Party Bunting is finished!


I’m sorry for the spam of painting pics, I’m just so happy to be creating! Buntings are coming along!

I’m sorry for the spam of painting pics, I’m just so happy to be creating! Buntings are coming along!


May 27
Studio love ❤️ 

Studio love ❤️ 


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