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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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Valentines Card - To Me, You Are Perfect - Love Actually Quote
Valentines Card - To Me, You Are Perfect - Love Actually Quote
OHNORachio
$3.86 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
$10.34 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
$10.34 USD
Be Kind Rainbow Enamel Pin // pastel rainbow pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
Be Kind Rainbow Enamel Pin // pastel rainbow pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
OHNORachio
$10.34 USD
Iron On Patch - Heart Pal Iron-On Embroidered Chenille Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches
Iron On Patch - Heart Pal Iron-On Embroidered Chenille Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches
OHNORachio
$10.34 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
$10.34 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
$10.34 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
$10.34 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
$10.34 USD
I Love You to the Moon and Back Greetings Card
I Love You to the Moon and Back Greetings Card
OHNORachio
$3.86 USD
Iron On Patch -  Feeling Peachy Iron-On Embroidered Chenille Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches
Iron On Patch - Feeling Peachy Iron-On Embroidered Chenille Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches
OHNORachio
$10.34 USD
Iron On Patch -  Metallic Moon Phase Iron-On Embroidered Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches
Iron On Patch - Metallic Moon Phase Iron-On Embroidered Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches
OHNORachio
$9.65 USD
Oyster Card Holder - Handmade Glitter Card Wallet  - Travel Card Holder
Oyster Card Holder - Handmade Glitter Card Wallet - Travel Card Holder
OHNORachio
$13.78 USD
Iron On Patch -  Metallic Tropical Glasshouse Iron-On Embroidered Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches
Iron On Patch - Metallic Tropical Glasshouse Iron-On Embroidered Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches
OHNORachio
$10.34 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
$10.34 USD
Iron On Patch -  Jungle Kitty Iron-On Embroidered Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches - Cat Lover - Plant Lover - Cat Lady
Iron On Patch - Jungle Kitty Iron-On Embroidered Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches - Cat Lover - Plant Lover - Cat Lady
OHNORachio
$9.65 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
$10.34 USD
Enamel Lapel Pin Badge - Monstera Leaf Cheese Plant //
Enamel Lapel Pin Badge - Monstera Leaf Cheese Plant //
OHNORachio
$10.34 USD
Iron On Patch -  Jungle Kitty Iron-On Embroidered Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches - Cat Lover - Plant Lover - Cat Lady
Iron On Patch - Jungle Kitty Iron-On Embroidered Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches - Cat Lover - Plant Lover - Cat Lady
OHNORachio
$9.65 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
$10.34 USD
Monstera Leaf Cheese Plant Enamel Lapel Pin Badge //
Monstera Leaf Cheese Plant Enamel Lapel Pin Badge //
OHNORachio
$10.34 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
$10.34 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
$10.34 USD
Valentines Day Card - To Me, You Are Perfect - Love Actually Quote
Valentines Day Card - To Me, You Are Perfect - Love Actually Quote
OHNORachio
$3.86 USD
Notepad  - Don't Forget! - To Do List Notepad - A6 Desk Pad
Notepad - Don't Forget! - To Do List Notepad - A6 Desk Pad
OHNORachio
$6.20 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
$10.34 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
$10.34 USD
A6 Notebook Trio - 3 Leafy Designs - Plain Pages
A6 Notebook Trio - 3 Leafy Designs - Plain Pages
OHNORachio
$5.51 USD
Cotton Tote Bag - 'Do Good' / Organic Cotton Shopper
Cotton Tote Bag - 'Do Good' / Organic Cotton Shopper
OHNORachio
$16.54 USD
Moon Pin Cushion - Lunar Pin Cushion
Moon Pin Cushion - Lunar Pin Cushion
OHNORachio
$8.27 USD
Iron On Patch -  Metallic Moon Phase Iron-On Embroidered Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches
Iron On Patch - Metallic Moon Phase Iron-On Embroidered Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches
OHNORachio
$9.65 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
$10.34 USD
Moon Pin Cushion - Lunar Pin Cushion - Valentines Gift
Moon Pin Cushion - Lunar Pin Cushion - Valentines Gift
OHNORachio
$8.27 USD
Iron On Patch -  Metallic Good Vibes Iron-On Embroidered Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches - positivity - good vibes only
Iron On Patch - Metallic Good Vibes Iron-On Embroidered Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches - positivity - good vibes only
OHNORachio
$9.65 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
$10.34 USD
Notepad Let's Do This! - To Do List Notepad - A5 Desk Pad
Notepad Let's Do This! - To Do List Notepad - A5 Desk Pad
OHNORachio
$8.96 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
$3.86 USD
Whatever You Are Be a Good One - Abraham Lincoln Quote A4 Art Print - Perfect Gift for Children
Whatever You Are Be a Good One - Abraham Lincoln Quote A4 Art Print - Perfect Gift for Children
OHNORachio
$20.67 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
$3.86 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
$3.86 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
$10.34 USD
Luxury Enamel Kindness Pin // DO GOOD pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
Luxury Enamel Kindness Pin // DO GOOD pin - enamel pin - lapel pin - flair - enamel jewellery - pin badge
OHNORachio
$10.34 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
$24.81 USD
Be Brave & Kind Quote Prints - Perfect Gift for Loved Ones
Be Brave & Kind Quote Prints - Perfect Gift for Loved Ones
OHNORachio
$20.67 USD
Iron On Patch -  Jungle Peek-a-Boo Iron-On Embroidered Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches
Iron On Patch - Jungle Peek-a-Boo Iron-On Embroidered Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches
OHNORachio
$10.34 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
$8.96 USD
Big Ideas Notepad - To Do List Notepad - A4 Desk Pad
Big Ideas Notepad - To Do List Notepad - A4 Desk Pad
OHNORachio
$11.71 USD
Personalised Stocking Filler - Hand Illustrated Monogram Notebook
Personalised Stocking Filler - Hand Illustrated Monogram Notebook
OHNORachio
$11.03 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
$10.34 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
$10.34 USD
MOON pillow - Perfect Valentines Gift - cute lunar decorative cushion
MOON pillow - Perfect Valentines Gift - cute lunar decorative cushion
OHNORachio
$20.67 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
$3.86 USD
Iron On Patch -  Metallic Good Vibes Iron-On Embroidered Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches - positivity - good vibes only
Iron On Patch - Metallic Good Vibes Iron-On Embroidered Patch - Iron-On - Sew On Patches - positivity - good vibes only
OHNORachio
$9.65 USD
Tote Bag - 'Be Kind' / Organic Cotton Shopper
Tote Bag - 'Be Kind' / Organic Cotton Shopper
OHNORachio
$16.54 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
$3.86 USD
MOON cushion - cute lunar decorative pillow for your home
MOON cushion - cute lunar decorative pillow for your home
OHNORachio
$20.67 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
$10.34 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
$3.86 USD
MOON cushion - cute lunar decorative pillow, perfect for baby's nursery
MOON cushion - cute lunar decorative pillow, perfect for baby's nursery
OHNORachio
$20.67 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
$3.86 USD

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