17 Dec 2010


I have had three people blog about our new E-Cards and designs this week and I wanted to share them with you. Each Blog is fantastic and I am pleased to be talked about on such sites:

First we had Inspired Celebration A great blog to help you find suppliers for your event, wedding or party. To read their blog click HERE.

Next we had Molly and the Princess. An Art Historian who blogs about beautiful things. To read their Blog click HERE.

Then we had Bristol Vintage who are organising the first Vintage Wedding Fair in the South West: Bristol Vintage Wedding Fair. To see their Blog click HERE.

29 Nov 2010


We are proud to announce the launch of our new Rachel Goodchild E-Cards. A fun, stylish way to send a personal picture message to friends and Family. 

For more details and sample E-Cards click HERE.


Our Festive Gift Wrap Packs have been selling like hot cakes this year! Have you got your Notonthehighstreet brochure yet? Get your copy HERE.


Our Period Living Christmas Competition is now over and we have a winner: 
Congratulations to Kerensa Cuddihy of Tyne and Wear.

28 Nov 2010


Our Independent Newspaper adverts - Christmas Gift Guide November 2010

17 Nov 2010


Saturday November 27th we will be holding another Christmas at the Orangery Event. 10am - 6pm - Over 32 local companies selling gifts for Christmas. For more details see the website HERE.

9 Nov 2010


The first ever Christmas Stamp was published in 1966 after a TV competition run by Blue Peter to design one. 100's of children entered and someone won - introducing the first set of published Christmas stamps. Out of the 100's that did enter though, there was one person who did not win - that was Nick Park - now famous as the creator of Wallace & Gomit. 45 years later and the 45th issue of the Royal Mail's 2010 Christmas stamps have been designed by that very same Nick Park. They are fun and very festive. Even though we have a franking machine here in the studio we had chosen to buy our stamps this year as they are so jolly! And...if that is not enough, there is a fun website where you can create yourself out of plastercine.


In case anyone is interested, This is me!

1 Nov 2010


Have had a delivery of boxes and boxes of tubes for my retail order of Gift Wrap.
I couldn't resist photographing them. There is something so lovely about objects on masse.

29 Oct 2010


Our New Cheshunt Gift Wrap, Tag and Card Range is featured by NOT ON THE HIGH STREET.
We have had a great response to this design taken from a vintage piece of textile from The Warner Textile Archive, Braintree. To buy this product click HERE.

27 Oct 2010


It's that time of year again. Our Christmas Competition with Period Living starts today. To enter the competition click HERE.

18 Oct 2010


Our dearest friend (and Summer Intern) Roz from Clothes, Cameras and Coffee has designed a dress titled 'Scoliodress.' This inspiring 15 year old model, who is also a keen photographer & fashion designer discovered last year that she had a medical condition that affects her spine called scoliosis. In true Roz style she has designed & created a dress that is not only fashionable, but also highlights the condition scoliosis. She then set out modeling it herself for the photo shoot. For her dress she used X-rays of her own spine to depict the line of her own vertebrae. On Wednesday 20th she is due to have Spinal Surgery to straighten, fuse and pin her vertebrae. We want to wish her all the love we possibly can for everything to go well. Sending lots of love from the Goodchild HQ and Home. XXX

If you would like to read her article on her blog click HERE.

10 Oct 2010


The new Not on The High Street Christmas Catalogue is now out.
Some of our Christmas Wrap are featured in there. To order a copy of the catalogue click HERE.

5 Oct 2010


Our very latest Collaboration with the Warner Textile Archive and the Art Fund is the redesigning of an old 1930's textile sample to create 'Cheshunt' Gift Wrap, Gift Tag and Greeting Card. Available to buy from The Warner Archive Museum Shop and our website HERE.


This time of year the Gift Wrap quantities are never ending! Continual re-print runs and mass paper shipped all over the place - as far as Australia!

2 Oct 2010


Introducing one of our new ranges: URBAN NUMBERS
I have been asked for years now when am going to do a birthday Gift Wrap. I thought about all the pretty number designs I could do, but then decided that I would go in a slightly different direction. About a year ago I had an idea of collecting urban numbers by photographing them as and when I saw them throughout the year. The idea was for the design to be slightly grubby urban and by no means perfect. The numbers on the Gift Wrap sort of represent the various numbers I passed by about my daily business over a period of about eight months. Most of the numbers were photographed around Bristol, in particular the Bristol Docks, as it is one of my favourite places to walk. But some of the numbers are more personal as they were taken on a family holiday or are family & friend's house numbers.

I really do love the Bristol Docks, which is where I took quite a few of the number photographs.

These are all my sheets of FSC recycled paper stacked up ready for the print run.

The Urban Numbers CYMK plates ready to go into the printer for the print run.

Hot off the press! Urban Numbers chugging away in the printing press.

The end result is our new range: 'Urban Numbers' Now available as a Gift Wrap Sheet, Gift Tag & a Greeting Card. Available to buy from our website HERE.

16 Sept 2010


We are proud to say that our new and improved Rachel Goodchild website was launched today. I would like to say a HUGE thank you Seb at BurnIT who worked very hard on the site. Please go and have a browse around the site and check out new products, new features and our new Special Offers page for our discontinued lines.

2 Sept 2010


'Stand in Line 1' - one of the very first ranges I worked on in 2005 and still a really popular seller!
We are busy this week taking new photos of all our stock for the new website.
As we are presently completely redesigning the website it has given us the chance to look at each range and decide which to ones to keep and which to discontinue.

Best investment we ever made was our photographic lighting and backdrop, which is always sitting in a corner of our studio.

We have been wrapping up presents all week!

28 Aug 2010


Our studio is full of a wonderful aroma of lavender today.
I actually won a gift from the company 'Snapdragon' via their facebook page.

Yesterday my prize arrived in the post. The packaging looked beautiful, but the aroma that hit me as I unwrapped was quite unbelievable! My gift was a pillow full of lavender with exquisite embroidery. Thank you Snapdragon!

25 Aug 2010


Our big news is that we are currently working on the website.
We are completely changing the look and adding masses of new products, and new departments!. We shall let you all know when it goes live.

15 Aug 2010


Roz and myself on a shoot

I had the lovely Roz come and do a week of work experience here at HQ towards the end of July. Already a very talented lady overflowing with masses of great ideas!
And to prove this do look at her blog: HEREWe had a very enjoyable week. We worked on the design process from start to finish, followed by a studio photo shoot of finished products. We also had an enjoyable photography day out around the docks in Bristol. The end result of which will be a new design range for our Photographic Section (available soon).

9 Aug 2010


It is that time of year when we are sorting out our annual retail show of the year. This year is set to be bigger and better. Keep an eye out for postings and news on the Christmas at the Orangery Blog: HERE.


I just noticed that the paper-cut logo I designed for Swan Entertainment last year is now in use on their website: Swan Entertainment, USA.

6 Aug 2010


The studio is now Open again, after a relaxing holiday.
We are refreshed and ready for the 2nd part of 2010.
Lots of exciting things to follow...

23 Jul 2010


For the first time in five years we have decided to actually close down for two weeks this Summer.

Friday 23rd July until Friday 6th August
we are shutting up shop completely!

In this time, orders can still be placed as normal, but the dispatch date will be after the 6th August.
We have decided that recharging ones batteries is a very important process needed in order to continue as we have been. On our return you will see the new website update with many exciting new things.

18 Jul 2010

Warner Textile Archive

Please to announce that my design 'Stags and Deers' created out of a 1930's textile design from the Warner Textile Archive is going to be available to buy very soon via www.rachelgoodchild.com.

27 Jun 2010


We had an Open Studio last week with a Summer Sale for friends. Many of our designs are now being discontinued to make way for new things!  Sorry for the delay in our website update, but we have been making so many changes it is taking a long time. We shall let you all know when the new website is up and running, but we can say, it will be worth the wait.

22 Jun 2010


The Period Living Summer Competition is now over and winner announced. Our next Competition with Period Living will be 27th October - 24th November and the prize is masses of Christmas Cards, Festive Wrappings, Ribbons, etc

21 May 2010


Period Living Competition - To play, enter HERE  - Stop Press: 22nd June 2010
Competition is now closed and we have a winner!

Congratulations Paul Trigg from the West Midlands.

6 May 2010


We have had quite a start to this year and therefore are rather behind on many things! Anyway, hot of the press, 2010 wholesale brochures are out now and we shall try to get them out to those of you have been patiently waiting. New products (including our children's section) have yet to be added to the WEBSITE and will be added after the Select@Bath trade show this weekend.

2010 brochure includes: 107 greeting cards, 56 gift wrap sheets, 51 gift tags, 5 gift bags, 5 gift boxes, and 2 wine bottle gift bags.