We had a great night at Bold Souls Xmas Palace back in December, so needless to say we’re more than a bit gutted we’re not going to make it along to this week’s Off The Catwalk Summer Preview at Hummingbird, Glasgow this Thursday the 13th of March 2014.
We’ll be there in spirit though, as we’re proudly sponsoring the Bold Souls Goodie Bags- which a limited number of only 100 ticket holders will be given on arrival. Your £10 Ticket grants you a bag choc full of goodies (including some swag from us at Biscuit HQ!) as well as a drink, mini-burger and entrance to the penthouse Fashion Shows.
The line-up for the shows is looking amazing so far: with the first look at our very own Danni McWilliams‘ Homegirls in Love SS14 Collection; Jewellery by Vanilla Ink Alumni Scarlett Erskine and just back from exhibiting in New York- DJCAD grad and micro-crochet queen, Ebba Goring. If that’s not reason enough for you to head along- check out Bee Waits recent post for 5 more.
Tickets are available to buy online HERE.
13.03.14 / Hummingbird / 186 Bath Street – Glasgow / Doors open at 5.30pm with shows kicking off at 7.30pm.
Everyone has a favourite app. You know the one- the one that ‘s part of your daily routine. The one that you really miss using when you’re abroad or stuck in a 3G black spot. Yours might be Facebook or Twitter or Feedly- ours is Instagram.
We wanted to give back to the good folks at our beloved photo-sharing app, so we decided to make them a little gift. Something to keep them comfy while they worked away running our Instagram world.
So- here they are! We made these bespoke cushions especially for the good folks over at Instagram’s European HQ.
We made some simple Monotone cushions, as well as some featuring the full colour logo (below)
It was great fun working on something which was outside of our usual biscuity spectrum and we were really pleased to hear that they went down well on arriving at Instagram’s offices last week.
These are of course a total one-off and these will not be available for sale. Visitors to Instagram HQ will be privy to an exclusive squidge- if that’s you- do tag us in any of your pics either by using our @nikkimcwilliams handle or #nikkimcwilliams. We’d love to see you getting Instacomfy!
After soft-launching our Biscuit Mini-Charm Necklaces in December 2013 with the introduction of our Custard Cream and Bourbon Necklaces (which made The Guardian’s acclaimed Christmas Gift Guide) I’m so pleased to be able to share a whole heap of brand new Biscuit Necklaces with you!
We now have 8 Biscuit Mini-Charm Necklaces- with the addition of the following:
Rich Tea Finger Mini-Charm Necklace
Pink Wafer Mini-Charm Necklace
Malted Milk Mini-Charm Necklace
Nice Biscuit Mini-Charm Necklace
Digestive Biscuit Mini-Charm Necklace
It’s so exciting to see all of the new designs together as a proper “Biscuit Tin” collection! All of our charms are printed and laser cut in small numbers in the UK before arriving at our Studio, where we assemble every Mini-Charm Necklace by hand and give each one its own little gift box for the journey to its new home.
We hope you like them! Which one would you wear?
February- Woah, you were a quick month! We’ve had loads of exciting goings-on during the last four weeks which we’re sharing with our new Month in Pictures feature. The end of the month can be a busy time for everyone- so it’s nice to be able to look back at the accomplishments and good things that have happened over the last few weeks.
If you want to join in, use the hashtag #Februaryinpictures so that we can find your images on twitter and instagram! Here’s what we got up to:
1. Spotted this EXCELLENT pastel bike outside the DCA. Is it yours? Get in touch!
2. Added to our ever expanding MT tape collection #sorrynotsorry
3. Our Supersize Nice & Biscuit Mix cushions were features in KBB Mag’s beautiful Sunnyside Up editorial
4. DIY Time- Reupholstered an old studio chair in some Custard Cream fabric
5. Sampled Dinner at the city’s new Malmaison Brasserie
6. Cooked some ACE dinners
7. Changing weather = puddles & sunshine
8. We said hello to our 2014 Jammy Heart Cushion!
9. We had a flash guessing game over on our Facebook page- with 3 lucky winners choosing one of our new Necklaces- launching in March 2014.
The last week has been an exciting one for us at Biscuit HQ- with the launch of our 2014 Jammy Heart cushion! The new design’s baroque twirls are printed in a bold honey yellow, with it’s jammy heart in a bright cherry red.
Each of our cushions continue to be made in our workshop in Scotland using the best cottons & linens- and we’ve been kept busy with orders for our new addition this week!
Our 2014 Jammy Hearts are available in our online store.
We were SO excited to see our Supersize NICE Biscuit cushions and Biscuit Mix cushions in the March 2014 issue of Kitchen’s Bedrooms and Bathrooms Magazine in their stunning Sunny Side Up Editorial!
Thanks a million to Alison Nicholls for choosing our pieces alongwith some truly wonderful labels for the feature.
As part of a new feature for 2014- i’ll be sharing 9 photographs at the end of each month. January’s Photos are a little tardy, but better late than never, I say! Here’s what we got up to in January:
1. Enjoying colour amidst January’s darker mornings
2. Making signage for our 2014 Studio Sale
3. Got this lovely rug, by the Plantation Rug Company
4. Took an inspiration trip to London with this guy
5. Met a new friend
6. Visiting Gods Own Junkyard / Selfridges (Walthamstow, next time!)
7. Got Biscuit Nails did by Nancy Mc- genius!
8. Opened our doors for our 2014 Studio Sale- with all cushions selling within 24 hours!
9. Cold mornings = beautiful mornings
It’s a Double Blog double bill this week! First up- we have a brand new Necklace in our shop, just in time for your Valentines gift-giving! Our 2014 Jammy Heart design is currently manifesting as a Necklace and a Pocket Mirror (with a huggable version arriving in store within the next few weeks!)
In other news- our 2014 Super Studio Sale was a super success- thank you to everyone who came along and purchased on the night and those who joined in with our Online Sale on Saturday morning also.
Thank you also to Boomf- who generously supplied us with their brilliant Magical Mallows for our snack table- they went down a treat!
To see all of the photos from our 2014 Super Studio Sale, please visit our Facebook Album here.
With only 2 days to go until our Super Studio Sale, we thought we’d let you know a little bit more about what you can expect on the night!
First up- we’re SO excited to have Boomf along for our biscuity celebrations. If you havn’t experienced Boomf yet- then you’re for a treat! Basically- they’re little edible versions of your Instagram pics- on fluffy vanilla mallow. Pretty neat, huh? Boomf have kindly provided us with some of their printed treats for our Super Studio Sale guests this Friday- so if you fancy sampling a few- be sure to swing by!
General Sale Info:
1. Location: The Project Space, 4th Floor, WASPS Meadowmill, West Hendersons Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BY / Date: 31st January 2014 – Doors: 6pm
2. We’ll have: Slight Seconds and Never-before-Seen Sample stock at up to 50% OFF.
3. Doors open: 6pm sharp. Sales are first come, first served.
4 . CASH ONLY. There’s a free ATM at Tesco Metro & CO-OP which are nearby.
5. Free drinks and snacks for shoppers, while they last.
6. Snap a souvenir photo with your pals in our #BiscuitBooth!
That’s all for now- we can’t wait to see you all there!
Location: The Project Space, 4th Floor, WASPS Meadowmill, West Hendersons Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BY
Date: 31st January 2014 – Doors: 6pm
Join Nikki in Dundee for one night only- for her 2014 Super Studio Sale!
With a limited number of slight seconds you’ll have the chance to pick up a bargain with up to a mega 50% off our range of original biscuit Cushions, Stationery and accessories. It’s the perfect opportunity to add to (or start!) your own Nikki McWilliams collection.
There’ll be exclusives for those who are first through the door as well as super-fun snacks generously provided by Boomf.
Don’t forget your camera phone to snap a photo of you and your friends enjoying the festivities in our special Biscuit Booth- we can’t think of a better way to spend a Friday!
Doors open at 6.00pm sharp. With our last Studio Sale selling out within 30 minutes, we’d recommend you arrive early!
**Please note: Our Super Studio Sale will be held at our building in Dundee and sale items will be strictly first come, first served. Sale items will not be available to purchase prior to the sale.
If you follow Instagram’s main account you might have seen our Biscuit Cushions- making waves (or crumbs) with Jess and Edward Barnieh at Instagram Europe’s HQ!
Since they arrived at IG HQ, they’ve been rubbing shoulders with some super-talented instagrammers, including missunderground @hellopoe @chaiwalla, as pictured above. Thank you so much to Hannah for letting us share her brilliant photo.