DIY Teacake Planter

DIY Tunnocks Teacake Foil Planter - by Nikki McWilliams

We’ve been doing some DIY using our favourite material at the moment- Tunnocks Teacake Foil Wrappers! Visit our Pinterest for the full How-To.

Don’t forget to leave a comment to let us know if you make one!

A Lightbulb Moment – New Lampshades by Nikki McWilliams

Nikki McWilliams - Custard Cream Print Lampshade

We had a truly super response to our Custard Cream repeat fabric after we posted a picture over on Instagram a few months back- we knew then that we had to introduce the cloth to our biscuity range! So with that in mind- we’re pleased to introduce to you our joyous and bright new Custard Cream print Lampshades!

Nikki McWilliams - Custard Cream Print Lampshade

Our shades are now available to purchase starting at £34- and come in 6 sizes. We’re offering a range of small and medium shades (good for small side table lamps, medium standard lamps or as the central lampshade in a smaller room) as well as larger shades for roomier spaces.

Each of our drum-shaped Lampshades are handmade to order and beautifully finished by a professional UK based shade maker- who we are just thrilled to be working with.

Custard Cream Printed Cushion by Nikki McWilliams

 

 

We also have a brand new matching Custard Cream Printed Cushion- if you like to keep things coordinated! Our Custard Cream Printed Lampshades and cushions are exclusively available to buy in our Online Store right now.

If you’re as obsessed with Pinterest as we are- be sure to follow our Nikki McWilliams Design board to re-pin our new things!

What do you think- would  you have one of these in your home?

March in Pictures

Nikki McWilliams - March in Pictures

We’ve seen the days get longer over the past few weeks- and for that reason, March, we love you. Here’s how we’ve been using our extra hours of daylight over the past month!

You can post your own collection of photos by tagging it with #MarchInPictures on twitter or instagram- we’d love to see what your month has looked like.

1. We met Dundee’s very own #GrumpyCat. We love his wee face- he’s definitely plotting something!

2. Added to our range of Biscuit Mini-Charm Necklaces with Pink Wafers, Rich Tea, Digestives, Malted Milks and Nice Biscuits

3. Got a broken toe. Oops!

4. Celebrated the arrival of Krispy Kreme to Dundee by eating our body weight in Doughnuts. 

5. Fell in love with some new glasses from Pretavoir

6. Made some bespoke cushions for Instagram HQ.

7. Ate Birthday Cake for breakfast for a week.

8. Picked up some new shoes in the form of these patent yellow Dr Martens!

7.  Introduced a luxury Gift Wrapping Service to our online store.

We hope you’ve had a super March! We’re looking forward to a busy April- hope you’ve got plans to make it a good one!

 

Goodies at Bold Souls – Off The Catwalk

Bold Souls Off The Catwalk Summer Preview 2014

Image Credits: Garments by Danni McWilliams; Photography by Kirstin Kerr; Hair by Anna Wade; MUA by Molly Jane Sheridan; Model- Lynne Jeffries

 

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. 

 

 

Instacomfy

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.

Nikki McWilliams -Instagram Logo Cushion 2014

So- here they are! We made these bespoke cushions especially for the good folks over at Instagram’s European HQ.

Nikki McWilliams - Monotone Instagram Logo Cushion 2014

We made some simple Monotone cushions, as well as some featuring the full colour logo (below)

Nikki McWilliams -Instagram Logo Cushion 2014

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!

New in Store: Biscuit Mini Charm Necklaces

Biscuit Mini Charm Necklaces by Nikki McWilliams

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 by Nikki McWIilliams

Rich Tea Finger Mini-Charm Necklace

Pink Wafer Mini-Charm Necklace by Nikki McWIilliams

Pink Wafer Mini-Charm Necklace

Malted Milk Biscuit Mini-Charm Necklace by Nikki McWIilliams

Malted Milk Mini-Charm Necklace

Nice Biscuit Mini-Charm Necklace by Nikki McWIilliams

Nice Biscuit Mini-Charm Necklace

Digestive Biscuit Mini-Charm Necklace by Nikki McWIilliams

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 In Pictures

Nikki McWilliams - February In Pictures 2014

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 All New DCA Shop

DCA Shop - Neon Signage

<br>Our Dundee stockists, DCA, have recently had a super new refit- and we went along on Thursday evening this week for a sneak preview. Neon is big on our list of loves at the moment (see our Pinterest) so it was great to see a lovely big blue SHOP sign at the entrance!<br>
DCA Shop - Reflections

The shop also now sports some super tactile new cabinets, which were designed and made specially for the DCA. The mixture of plywood and concrete finishes are cool and contemporary- displaying products beautifully.

DCA Shop Nikki McWilliams Biscuit Cushions

Our cushions were looking proud alongside a slick red anglepoise lamp!

DCA Shop - Hilary Grant DCA Shop - Lotta Cole DCA Shop - Lovely Pigeon DCA Shop - MT Tape

Our good friend Hilary Grant‘s knitwear was looking rather smart alongside jewellery by Scarlett Erskine & some colourful Donna Wilson ceramics. We couldn’t help but take a few pieces home- including some Lotta Cole Ski Slope door stops, yet MORE washi tape (Neon Orange/Red) and a Lovely Pigeon Card.

We’d definitely recommend a peep the next time you’re in the are- you won’t be dissapointed!

New: 2014 Jammy Heart Cushions

Nikki McWilliams - 2014 Jammy Heart Cushion

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! 

Nikki McWilliams - Jammy Heart 2014 Cushion

Our 2014 Jammy Hearts are available in our online store.

January in Pictures

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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

Double Blog – News & New Stuff

Necklace_JamHeart_Swirled_WEBIt’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!)

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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.

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Thank you also to Boomf- who generously supplied us with their brilliant Magical Mallows for our snack table- they went down a treat!

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To see all of the photos from our 2014 Super Studio Sale, please visit our Facebook Album here.