Nicx makes stuff…


The most concise way I have of describing next to nicx is that it’s my creative side online.
I’m a designer, maker, (gluten-free) baker, mother to the gorgeous and troublesome Munchkin, Adana letterpress printer, wanderer and expat.


I’ve always had an aptitude for creating and making things. I grew up in an environment where crafting, baking and sewing were the norm. Ten years in the construction industry as a detail design drafter and drawing office manager gave me planning, organisational and pattern making skills.

When life threw a fabulous curve-ball resulting in a move to Lausanne, Switzerland; I found myself bored and unemployed.

In order to save my sanity I embraced all the ‘nana’ hobbies I’d accumulated over the years and started creating and blogging about my many interests.


Nicola Pravato by Hayley Hay Photography


This has resulted in me collaborating with Mollie Makes to design free crochet cherry kits for their magazine, making and aiding in the installation of giant tutus on statues as part of a guerrilla marketing campaign, creating handmade, letter-pressed custom satin lined boxes for the Prix de Lausanne, designing and creating dessert tablesbaking novelty cakes, making templates and tutorials and being featured in print.


The fairly recent addition to our life of the mischievous Munchkin has altered life in a wonderful way. As a result I started a sister blog called Munchkin et moi.