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Apr 25, 2014

by Rachel Basinger

Etsy.com handmade and vintage goods

Oh, hello! My name is Rachel Basinger, and I’m the one-woman band behind the shop and blog OH NO Rachio! I illustrate a wide range of ceramics, stationery and other small gifts from my humble little studio in Southampton, England, with a whole lot of love and passion.

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Ever since I was little, I’ve loved to draw, paint or make – if it’s a creative pursuit, you name it, I’ll be into it. I find inspiration all over, though usually my designs feature leafy wreaths or floral motifs inspired by visits to the beautiful New Forest, which is just outside my doorstep. I’m also a massive fan of typography; I spend hours designing my own hand-lettered fonts, which are featured in most of my work.

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OH NO Rachio! actually started by accident: at the time I was completing my degree in archaeology (worlds apart from what I do now, eh?) decorating all of my notebooks for class and making little gifts for friends and family on birthdays or other special occasions. Each time I gave a handmade gift, I found myself getting requests from other family members – or friends of friends – asking if I could make them something, too. I started taking commissions to help people give unique gifts, but soon people were insisting that I open an Etsy shop. Eventually, I listened.

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I started getting orders, and four years later here I am: last Christmas, I found myself in a place where I could actually give up my day job to pursue my own business! Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t all rainbows and buttercups up to this point – I spent 38 hours a week at my day job, followed by another 38 hours in the evenings and early mornings illustrating, blogging and packing. My lunch breaks were spent at the post office sending orders to my lovely customers. I certainly had many a tearful moment, but because I was doing something I truly loved and finding such pride in others liking my work, I kept at it.

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I’m a firm believer in doing what you love, always. Working for myself, building my little brand has given me so much happiness and fulfillment. Etsy has been the cornerstone to my little pipe dream that is now very much a reality; I know I wouldn’t be where I am without such an incredible platform from which to start. In the future, I’d love more than anything to reach a point where I can open a brick-and-mortar shop. I want to maintain the connections and feelings of community that Etsy nurtures and offer a range of workshops where I could share my skills with others who’d like to learn — as well as selling my little products, of course!

All photographs by Gemma Edwards.

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Enamel Lapel Pin Badge - Monstera Leaf Cheese Plant //
Enamel Lapel Pin Badge - Monstera Leaf Cheese Plant //
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Glitter Travel Wallet / Oyster Card Holder - Travel Card - Travel Card Holder - Business Cards - Credit Card - Wallet - Purse - Glittery
Glitter Travel Wallet / Oyster Card Holder - Travel Card - Travel Card Holder - Business Cards - Credit Card - Wallet - Purse - Glittery
OHNORachio
$19.43 USD
Embroidered Iron On Patch 'Bloom Where You Are Planted'
Embroidered Iron On Patch 'Bloom Where You Are Planted'
OHNORachio
$6.48 USD
Valentines Card - To Me, You Are Perfect - Love Actually Quote
Valentines Card - To Me, You Are Perfect - Love Actually Quote
OHNORachio
$3.63 USD
Pilea Enamel Pin // succulent pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
Pilea Enamel Pin // succulent pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Moon Phase Enamel Pin // moon pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
Moon Phase Enamel Pin // moon pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Notepad  - Need To Do / Nice To Do Monstera Leaf - To Do List Notepad - A5 Desk Pad
Notepad - Need To Do / Nice To Do Monstera Leaf - To Do List Notepad - A5 Desk Pad
OHNORachio
$8.42 USD
Succulent Enamel Pin // cactus pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
Succulent Enamel Pin // cactus pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Luxury Enamel Kindness Pin // PRE ORDER - Be Kind pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
Luxury Enamel Kindness Pin // PRE ORDER - Be Kind pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Cactus Enamel Pin // succulent pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
Cactus Enamel Pin // succulent pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Cactus Enamel Pin Trio // succulent pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
Cactus Enamel Pin Trio // succulent pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
OHNORachio
$23.32 USD
Moon Phase Enamel Pin // moon pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
Moon Phase Enamel Pin // moon pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Monstera Leaf Cheese Plant Enamel Lapel Pin Badge //
Monstera Leaf Cheese Plant Enamel Lapel Pin Badge //
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Sassy Since Birth Enamel Pin // enamel pin - pin badge - sassy pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery
Sassy Since Birth Enamel Pin // enamel pin - pin badge - sassy pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Moon Phase Constellation Enamel Lapel Pin Badge
Moon Phase Constellation Enamel Lapel Pin Badge
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Adopt Don't Shop Enamel Pin // enamel pin - pin badge - cat pin - dog pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery
Adopt Don't Shop Enamel Pin // enamel pin - pin badge - cat pin - dog pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Good Vibes Enamel Pin // enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
Good Vibes Enamel Pin // enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Jungle Kitty Enamel Pin // enamel pin - pin badge - cat pin - plant pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery
Jungle Kitty Enamel Pin // enamel pin - pin badge - cat pin - plant pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Plant Lover Enamel Pin // enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
Plant Lover Enamel Pin // enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Plants & Cats Enamel Pin // enamel pin - pin badge - sassy pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery
Plants & Cats Enamel Pin // enamel pin - pin badge - sassy pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Heart Pal Enamel Pin // enamel pin - pin badge - heart pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery
Heart Pal Enamel Pin // enamel pin - pin badge - heart pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Feeling Peachy Enamel Pin // peach pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
Feeling Peachy Enamel Pin // peach pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Valentines Card - Kiss Me Under the Light of A Thousand Stars - Ed Sheeran
Valentines Card - Kiss Me Under the Light of A Thousand Stars - Ed Sheeran
OHNORachio
$3.63 USD
Adventure Awaits Enamel Pin // enamel pin - pin badge - adventurer pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery
Adventure Awaits Enamel Pin // enamel pin - pin badge - adventurer pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Embroidered Iron On Patch 'Do GOOD' / 'Be KIND' - iron-on patch - sew on patch - embroidered patch - patches - patch game
Embroidered Iron On Patch 'Do GOOD' / 'Be KIND' - iron-on patch - sew on patch - embroidered patch - patches - patch game
OHNORachio
$6.48 USD
Oyster Card Holder - Handmade Glitter Card Wallet  - Travel Card Holder
Oyster Card Holder - Handmade Glitter Card Wallet - Travel Card Holder
OHNORachio
$12.96 USD
Pregnancy Card / Adoption Card  'You Guys Will Be Awesome Parents' - Expecting Parents - Baby Card - Baby Announcement - New Baby
Pregnancy Card / Adoption Card 'You Guys Will Be Awesome Parents' - Expecting Parents - Baby Card - Baby Announcement - New Baby
OHNORachio
$3.63 USD
Mothers Day Card - You're the LOVELIEST Mum Ever
Mothers Day Card - You're the LOVELIEST Mum Ever
OHNORachio
$3.24 USD
Moon Greetings Card - 'You are my sun, my moon & all my stars'
Moon Greetings Card - 'You are my sun, my moon & all my stars'
OHNORachio
$3.63 USD
Terrarium Enamel Pin // enamel pin - pin badge - cactus pin - succulent pin - plant pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery
Terrarium Enamel Pin // enamel pin - pin badge - cactus pin - succulent pin - plant pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Rise & Shine Enamel Pin // enamel pin - pin badge - positive pin - sunshine pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery
Rise & Shine Enamel Pin // enamel pin - pin badge - positive pin - sunshine pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Oyster Card Holder - Handmade Glitter Card Wallet  - Travel Card Holder / Made from glittery cotton fabric to keep your Oyster card safe
Oyster Card Holder - Handmade Glitter Card Wallet - Travel Card Holder / Made from glittery cotton fabric to keep your Oyster card safe
OHNORachio
$12.96 USD
Good Vibes Enamel Keyring // enamel keychain - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge - key ring - key chain
Good Vibes Enamel Keyring // enamel keychain - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge - key ring - key chain
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
You Are Capable of Wonderful Things - Quote A4 Art Print - Perfect Gift for Children
You Are Capable of Wonderful Things - Quote A4 Art Print - Perfect Gift for Children
OHNORachio
$19.43 USD
Embroidered Iron On Patch 'Bloom Where You Are Planted'
Embroidered Iron On Patch 'Bloom Where You Are Planted'
OHNORachio
$6.48 USD
I Love You to the Moon and Back Greetings Card
I Love You to the Moon and Back Greetings Card
OHNORachio
$3.63 USD
Valentines Card - 'I've Seen You At Your Worst & I Still Think You're The Best'
Valentines Card - 'I've Seen You At Your Worst & I Still Think You're The Best'
OHNORachio
$3.63 USD
MOON cushion - cute lunar decorative pillow for your home
MOON cushion - cute lunar decorative pillow for your home
OHNORachio
$19.43 USD
MOON cushion - cute lunar decorative pillow, perfect for baby's nursery
MOON cushion - cute lunar decorative pillow, perfect for baby's nursery
OHNORachio
$19.43 USD
Moon Pin Cushion - Lunar Pin Cushion - Valentines Gift
Moon Pin Cushion - Lunar Pin Cushion - Valentines Gift
OHNORachio
$7.77 USD
Tropical Leaf Enamel Pin // enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
Tropical Leaf Enamel Pin // enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
Christmas Enamel Pin // festive happy tree pin - christmas enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
Christmas Enamel Pin // festive happy tree pin - christmas enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
OHNORachio
$9.72 USD
MOON cushion - cute lunar decorative pillow perfect for your child's bedroom
MOON cushion - cute lunar decorative pillow perfect for your child's bedroom
OHNORachio
$19.43 USD
Ceramic Plate 'I Love You to the Moon and Back'
Ceramic Plate 'I Love You to the Moon and Back'
OHNORachio
$25.91 USD
Mini greetings card set // 5 cute little A7 cards for any occasion
Mini greetings card set // 5 cute little A7 cards for any occasion
OHNORachio
$2.59 USD
New Baby Card  'Welcome to the World Little One You are SO Loved' - Expecting Parents - Baby Card - Baby Announcement - New Baby
New Baby Card 'Welcome to the World Little One You are SO Loved' - Expecting Parents - Baby Card - Baby Announcement - New Baby
OHNORachio
$3.63 USD
Valentines Card - Moon Greetings Card - 'You are my sun, my moon & all my stars' / Love
Valentines Card - Moon Greetings Card - 'You are my sun, my moon & all my stars' / Love
OHNORachio
$3.63 USD
Moon Pin Cushion - Lunar Pin Cushion
Moon Pin Cushion - Lunar Pin Cushion
OHNORachio
$7.77 USD
Tote Bag - 'Be Kind' / Organic Cotton Shopper
Tote Bag - 'Be Kind' / Organic Cotton Shopper
OHNORachio
$15.55 USD
Valentines Day Card - To Me, You Are Perfect - Love Actually Quote
Valentines Day Card - To Me, You Are Perfect - Love Actually Quote
OHNORachio
$3.63 USD
Card - All Of Me Loves All Of You - John Legend Lyrics
Card - All Of Me Loves All Of You - John Legend Lyrics
OHNORachio
$3.24 USD
Fathers Day Card - Hey, Dad You Are Rad
Fathers Day Card - Hey, Dad You Are Rad
OHNORachio
$3.24 USD
Notebook / Blank Book - The Little Book Of BIG Ideas -  Moleskine Journal
Notebook / Blank Book - The Little Book Of BIG Ideas - Moleskine Journal
OHNORachio
$12.96 USD
Valentines Gift -  Moon & Stars Print - Perfect Gift for Loved Ones
Valentines Gift - Moon & Stars Print - Perfect Gift for Loved Ones
OHNORachio
$19.43 USD
Valentines Day Card - Kiss Me Under the Light of A Thousand Stars - Ed Sheeran
Valentines Day Card - Kiss Me Under the Light of A Thousand Stars - Ed Sheeran
OHNORachio
$3.63 USD
Notepad  - Don't Forget! - To Do List Notepad - A6 Desk Pad
Notepad - Don't Forget! - To Do List Notepad - A6 Desk Pad
OHNORachio
$5.83 USD
All Of Me Loves All Of You - John Legend inspired Valentines Day Card
All Of Me Loves All Of You - John Legend inspired Valentines Day Card
OHNORachio
$3.24 USD
Pocket Notebook - Hand illustrated with 'The Adventure Is Just Beginning' design -  Moleskine Journal / Blank Book
Pocket Notebook - Hand illustrated with 'The Adventure Is Just Beginning' design - Moleskine Journal / Blank Book
OHNORachio
$12.96 USD
Mothers Day Card - 'Mum Have I Told You Lately That I Love You' - Lovely Mum - Mum - Mom - Mummy - Greetings Card
Mothers Day Card - 'Mum Have I Told You Lately That I Love You' - Lovely Mum - Mum - Mom - Mummy - Greetings Card
OHNORachio
$3.63 USD
Hello Baby - New Baby Notelet - Baby Boy - Baby Girl - Congratulations - Baby Announcement - Birth
Hello Baby - New Baby Notelet - Baby Boy - Baby Girl - Congratulations - Baby Announcement - Birth
OHNORachio
$1.94 USD

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