Wednesday, August 14, 2013

THREE giveaways in one!

Don't forget ... We've moved! ... AND we're having a giveaway! Find out what we've been up to, and how to enter at

Tuesday, August 06, 2013


i've been a busy bee over the last few days, i have finished my shiny new website. i'd love to know what you think of it, head on over to to take a looksee ...

i've also made the decision to move my blog over to my new website, which you can follow on bloglovin and GFC via your blogger dashboard (click the 'add' button located at the top of your reading list and enter

August is proving to be a very exciting month so far, and i'm planning some super sweet giveaways to share the fun with you guys. they'll be happening over on my new blog, my new facebook page and also over on instagram. so make sure you're following so you don't miss out!

see you on the other side ... i hope! ♥

Saturday, August 03, 2013

{caturday} OH NO Rachio

so last weekend i had a little trip on the ferry to visit the lovely rachel, we had a fun couple of days which involved seeking out hidden gems in the local charity shops, getting covered in mud at rachel's allotment, and reaping the rewards for a scrumptious dinner, and we also managed to fit in a little diy!

Monday, July 29, 2013

oh, hello ...

i've been having a debate with myself for too long now about whether or not to rename/rebrand my business. 
the truth is, i really wish i'd have thought of a name for my shop when it first opened, but y'know, now is as good a time as ever! 
after going through many suggestions, some more hilarious that others (kittenface being my favourite of the lot! haha!) i've finally made the decision to rename my shop. from now on i will be known as  :

hello harriet

Saturday, July 27, 2013

{caturday} a portrait

oh look it's caturday again! don't think i haven't noticed even my weekday posts include cats, maybe this is something i should work on ...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


sooo, if you follow me on twitter you may have heard me moaning expressing my frustration over my last phone case supplier! i wasn't a happy bunny. but, i'm very excited to announce i have finally found a new supplier for my lovely cases, so i've added them back to the shop again today!
available for all the iphones (obvs) but *also* the ipod touch, ipad mini, blackberry and samsung phones too ... hurrah!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

{caturday} kitty clothes!

this week i thought i'd share with you a little something i've been working on for my shop : kitty clothes! ... that sounds slightly misleading, the clothes are in fact for humans, but they are covered in kitty faces!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

mini sale!

i thought you might like to know i've added a few items to the sale section of my shop. go take a look 

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

{caturday} lolcat

ooooops - world's worst blogger over here! so last week blogger didn't upload my scheduled caturday post, and this week i totally forgot to even do one - let's blame the lovely weather!
please accept this lolcat as my apology

image source

Friday, July 12, 2013

not for rental

during our trip to london last week we were lucky enough to drop in on the not for rental exhibition, which is being held in aid of the charities macmillian and art against knives downstairs in little white lies hq. it was great to be able to meet the curators, timba smits and flash gordon shaw, and to learn a bit more about the back story and how the exhibition came to be.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

wrapped up in rainbows

my lovely pal laura from wrapped up in rainbows asked me if i'd like do a little guest post for her blog to keep her followers entertained whilst she's on holiday, i saw it as the perfect excuse to show off some of my succulents (as i know laura is quite a fan of them!)
head on over to laura's blog to see some of my collection and also a sweet little diy ♥

also, don't forget rachel and i are still holding a super awesome giveaway, if you've not entered yet here are all the details what are you waiting forrrr?

Saturday, July 06, 2013

{caturday} teach your cat to read

oh yes. you are not mistaken. i happened upon this little gem a few weeks ago whilst i was browsing the shelves of my local pdsa charity shop.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013


i thought it was about time i upgraded my purse since my geometric one is about 4 years old now!

Sunday, June 30, 2013

a friendly reminder ...

google reader is disappearing tomorrow ... i totally forgot!
if you haven't already, make sure you have everything backed up, so you don't miss any posts from me your fave bloggers - here's a handy link to import your google reading list into bloglovin 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

{caturday} in twos and threes

in an attempt to be a better blogger and post more, i have decided to introduce some weekly features to the blog; from now on saturday is going to be officially renamed caturday! *lol* every week i will be cementing my cat lady status by featuring some kitty related goodness on the blog, and i have a *very* special feline for my first entry ...

Friday, June 28, 2013

{ERMAHGEERRRRD} it's time for a super awesome *GIVEAWAY* !!

hopefully you're not sick of me going on about our etsy party (or #scp to you and me) as i have some very exciting news to share with you today! you may have noticed some sneaky hints that we had quite a few goodies left over from the party, well now is your chance to bag yourself some lovely treats .. hooray!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

#scp sponsor spotlight

as a special thank you to our party sponsors i'd like to do a round up of each of them to hopefully introduce you to some new favourite brands!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

#scp aka the party of the year

i can't quite believe how quickly it's come and gone, but last thursday was the day of the annual etsy party and our #scp! i'll warn you now, this post is going to be *very* picture heavy compared to normal, but hopefully you'll enjoy it ☺

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

#scp ... TOMORROW!

i hope you're all as excited as i am!

so today i'd like to share with you our crafty plans for the party ... you may have seen some sneaky peeks of what rachel and i have been plotting, but now i can reveal all!

Friday, June 14, 2013

#SCP excitement

oh em geeee. i literally cannot contain my excitement at the moment! with less than a week to go everything is coming together nicely for our etsy party! i have kind of taken on the role of co-host, which has involved a whole lot of good post days! ... if you've been following me on instagram you'll have seen some of the amazing treats that have been arriving from our wonderful sponsors, for our goodie bags and prize draw ... but! you should most definitely go and check out the full list and photos over on rachel's blog. seriously.

i'm really excited about our crafty plans for the day too, this is just a very little sneaky peek of what we've got planned, but we will reveal more soon!
are you coming along? i can't wait to meet everyone, it's going to be soooo much fun

Sunday, June 09, 2013


i've just added kitty bunting to my shop! it's *very* limited edition so if you've been wanting some you better be quick!

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

stay home club

arghh! i am soo excited to announce you can now buy pocket squares (or hankies, hehe!) covered in my little pup drawings from the oh so awesome stay home club

if you haven't heard of stay home club before *shame on you* it's your one stop shop for beautiful bedding, awesome patches, pennants and badges, all in the name of declaring your love for staying in!
to make it even better, they feature designs from some of my favourite illustrators including caitlin shearer, laura manfre and stay home's creator olivia mew! ♡

*ps. photo courtesy of stayhomeclub

Monday, June 03, 2013


gosh. so, where do i start?! i absolutely love pinterest! i can literally be on there for hours.
i don't have many boards (compared to some) i have tried to keep them simple and relevant for my favourite things.

Friday, May 31, 2013

room for improvement

earlier this month we spent a week working away from home, we packed up all of our essential work stuff and moved 15 miles away to luke's parents house and spent the week cat sitting (yay!)
it was quite fun to have a little away time from our flat, since we work from home we spend *a lot* of time in the same four walls. something we particularly enjoyed was our temporary studio set up, so we thought we'd recreate it at home!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

etsy craft partyyyy

*exciting news!*
the very lovely rachel has offered up her huuuge roof garden to host an etsy craft party, and has thought up some wonderful crafty DIYs for us all to take part in!

so! if you can get to southampton on 20th june you would be most welcome to join us ... i'd love to meet you!
to rsvp please leave a comment on rachel's blog (or on this post) with your email address so that rachel can send you an invite!

*** the extra exciting news ***
if we manage to get 25 attendees confirmed by tomorrow we will be sent a big box of goodies from etsy for everyone to share at the party!! all the more reason for you to come along :)
... so if you are thinking of coming, please accept the invite for you (and your guests) by tomorrow so we can get the numbers up!

you can also read more about the annual etsy craft parties (if you can't make it to ours maybe you'd like to host your own?)

the last few blogger/etsy meet ups i've been to have been *soo* much fun, so i definitely think you should come ... hooray!

Monday, May 27, 2013

they're here!

oh em gee! i'm so excited to announce that my new temporary tattoos have now been taken off pre order! (and i have already covered my arms in cute bunny faces) hurrah!
i have spent this *lovely long sunshiney* weekend packaging up all your pre orders and will be off to the post office first thing tuesday morning ♥

Thursday, May 23, 2013


eakkk! i decided to get some custom labels printed by awesome merchandise for my nail transfers as i didn't particularly enjoy printing and cutting them all myself ... *lazy.* they arrived today and i couldn't be happier with them, i spent the morning packaging them all up so they're ready to gooo

also! i decided to get a few sample magnets printed, i have a huge whiteboard in my studio so they're handy for sticking up pictures of cats important notes. i love how they've come out, and it made me wonder if i should get some packs made up for my shop, what do you think?

Sunday, May 12, 2013

succulent crazy

so if you follow me on twitter or instagram, you may have noticed i am developing a small obsession with succulents!
i think it's partly due to the fact i don't have a garden, so house plants are a must. AND i don't have a cat (or other small fury creature) to smother care for, so my attention is focussed entirely on these little plants! they are basically filling the cat shaped void in my life. sad but true.

Saturday, May 04, 2013

bunny nails!

the postman delivered these cuties today, hooray! thank you to everyone who has pre ordered so far! 
all nail transfers will be heading to their new homes on tuesday morning ... if you'd like some for yourself you can get them here! (cats and dogs available too!) 

hope you're all enjoying the long weekend ♥

Friday, May 03, 2013

phone home

i forgot to mention that i've got some new phone cases available in the shop!

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

new ink!

i have been meaning to get these done for a while, not really sure why it took me soooo long ... but yes! i am so excited to announce you can now cover yourself in canine friends AND bunny pals! and after the wonderful response to my kitty nail transfers, i decided to get loads more made too, hurrah!

all are available to pre order now!!

ps. how hilariously white is my skin at the moment?! i need to get some sun asap!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

oh no where's rachio??

the lovely rachel asked me to stand in for her at ohnorachio today whilst she's off enjoying her birthday/holiday, and proving i'm not one bit jealous (not even a tiny bit) i made an imaginary birthday wish list for myself (ha!)
... to read the post and to see what i'd reeeeally like to own right now, head on over there now!

AND! wish rachel a happy birthday whilst you're at it!

**happy birthday rachel***


ps. i'm choosing my instagram giveaway later today so don't forget to enter for a chance to win a cute little pug iphone 5 case :)

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

thirty ways to save a pound

first of all, apologies for the epic blog post! this month has been one of those months where i seem to have no money, yet *everything* needs to be paid for #lesighhhhhhhhhh
coincidently, i was contacted by moneysupermarket to take part in another blogger challenge, (you can read my last entry here) this time, they've asked me to share 30 ways to save £1, to celebrate 30 years of the one pound coin! so i thought give it a go ... hopefully you'll find some of them useful!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

wip (wolf in progress)

ok, so he's not really a wolf. he's a husky... soon you'll be able to wear him on your skin ♥

Friday, April 12, 2013

show me your pics!

after umming and ahhing about it for ages, i finally set up a facebook page for my work the other day.

my favourite thing about it is that i now have a place to share the lovely photos sent to me by my awesome customers ♥
these are a few of my favourites ... clockwise from top left :
my beautiful niece! isn't she a cutie! // bosco is checking out sarah's new case // alice embraces her crazy cat lady status! // jo-ann's kitty doesn't look too impressed with her new ink

if you have any photos of my products that you'd like to share, please do feel free to upload them to my facebook page - i'd love to see them!

also ...

* * don't forget i'm holding a giveaway on instagram at the moment! * *

Thursday, April 11, 2013

instagram giveaway!

i've had this little pug iphone 5 case lying around for a while, it was a sample sent to me whilst i was researching suppliers ... so i thought i'd hold my first ever instagram giveaway!

the prize:
a very cute pug iphone 5 case, as pictured above

ways to enter:
◆ repost the photo on instagram with tags @harrietgray #puggiveaway

◆ you must follow me on instagram (only open to instagram users - sorry!)
◆ genuine followers only please
◆ reposts must include me @harrietgray and tag #puggiveaway to be counted
◆ you can enter as many times as you like, each repost will count as one entry
◆ Accounts used soley to enter giveaways will not be counted
◆ open to anyone, anywhere on planet earth ... hooray!

i will pick a winner on 30th april, so you have until then to enter :)

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

she sells sea shells

if you follow me on instagram or twitter, you may have heard me talk (moan) about a little thing called shred ... incase you were wondering, i have taken on the challenge of the 30 day shred, accompanied by the wonderful rachel : today is day 17, so we're over half way! it's tough but i'm definitely feeling like it's making a difference.

in an effort to stay motivated, rachel came up with the awesome idea of making our own (prettier) version of these 'pounds to lose' & 'pounds lost' jars. there is a cute little tutorial on rachel's blog - she has filled hers with the cutest little dinosaurs, it made me a bit jealous!
i decided to fill mine with shells, since i have amassed a fair few on our long walks down the beach.

all this talk of shells has made me want to draw them ... maybe i should draw each shell i put into the 'yay!' jar!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

five days left ...

i got my super cute cat tee in the post yesterday ... i love it!
i opted for the slim fit american apparel in medium, i'm happy to say it fits perfectly, and is soo soft! *hint* size up on the slim fit tees and if you're from the uk choose the us store option :)

i donated the drawing to catteemission as part of their artist exchange. it's only available during the month of march. all the proceeds go to cat charities around the world! you can find out more here, and if you would like your kitty artwork on a tee get in touch with sarah to make it happen!

anyway, if you were wanting to get your hands on one of my kitty t shirts, you only have 5 days left! go go go!!

meow for now ^-.-^

Monday, March 25, 2013

motel rocks

so i decided to enter the motel rocks competition, at the very last second (in true harriet gray style) !
i started drawing this girl's girl's face a while ago, just for fun. i had no real plans for her, so i put her in a drawer and forgot about her.

turns out, all that time she was waiting for a pretty motel dress and some uber cool tatts. hoorah!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

kitty nails!

whilst sorting through my studio i came across some of these little transfers which are perfect to use on your nails! 
i have listed a few packs in my shop but when they're gone they're gone, so be quick! (and don't forget i'm giving away extra treats with all orders til i reach 1000 sales ... only 4 to go!!) 

Friday, March 22, 2013

the big 1K

i am over the moon that i am so very close to reaching 1000 sales on etsy ...
to celebrate and thank you, the next 9 sales will get extra treats with their orders, and the 1000th sale will get extra extra extra goodies ... huurah!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

bunny lovin'

after a very lovely week off i'm having a nice productive first day back! sometimes it's good to have a little break, to clear your mind and refocus.
i've been drawing some bunnies this afternoon, which is always fun!

you may have heard the news that google reader/gfc is closing, i decided to transfer my blog reading list over to bloglovin' as they offer a transfer tool which makes the process fairly quick and painless! instructions can be found here 

... and if you don't already, you can follow me on bloglovin' ♥

Saturday, March 09, 2013


i've started drawing a few gems for a little project i'm working on at the moment, i'm thinking they might make a nice set of tattoos! we shall see

just wanted to let you all know (and make you all a little jealous) that i'm off on holiday!
i'll be leaving my shop open, but any orders placed or emails sent to me whilst i'm away will be dealt with when i'm back on 16th march.
i will be taking my iphone, obviously, so no doubt you will still hear from me on twitter and instagram ...@harriet gray on both those if you'd like to follow me!

Wednesday, March 06, 2013


last saturday i ventured up to cambridge and had lots of fun at the #camblogmeet! (i say saturday, that is  kind of a lie. my journey actually started friday evening ... i obviously haven't gotten used to the fact that i live on an island, it didn't occur to me to think how i'd get to southampton train station on saturday morning to meet with my new pals rachel and laura, until a few days before the event. after studying the bus and ferry timetables i realised i would have had to leave my flat at 05.50am!! ... ummm. no thanks. luckily rachel was kind enough to let me stay over the night before, otherwise i would have had to have slept on the table whilst everyone opened their goodie bags... the goodie bags! ahhmaagaa! more on those shortly)

Sunday, March 03, 2013

Good things come to those who wait ...

you may remember i held a giveaway recently, which i was meant to pick a winner for on friday. i'd been surprisingly organised with keeping track of the entries, and on saturday morning i even collated all the names into a numbered list on excel ... then, somehow, i totally forgot to pick a winner!! silly harriet. blame my excitement about #camblogmeet! (i will blog about that soon!)

i'd like to say a *massive* thank you to everyone who entered my little giveaway, all your wonderful comments and tweets made me smile ... and i have to say, i was quite shocked by the total number of entries!  since so many of you entered and you're all so lovely, i thought i would also pick five runner ups, who will win themselves a couple of cattoos and postcards. hooray!

as you can see, i used the good old random number generator to pick out the names and the runner up winners are :
181 - jessica gowling 
179 - rebecca abell
177 - isobel kho
25 - wake up land
10 - alice gibbs

and the lucky winner of the main prize is :
195 - meg casson

big fat congrats to you all! i will be in touch to find out where to send your prizes ... hooray!