November 13, 2009
Welcome new Wee Birdy sponsors
A big warm welcome to Caroline Gardner, Hunkydory Home and Sugalily, who are joining the Wee Birdy nest this month. Here are my top picks of the bunch from my lovely new sponsors…
Using traditional printing techniques such as letter press and die stamping, Caroline’s distinctive and quirky designs have attracted a strong and loyal following in the UK. As well as greeting cards, notebooks, ribbon and wrapping paper, she also specialises in high-quality personalised stationery. Look out for her new-season Christmas collection, which features a rather lovely line-up of Advent calendars, wrapping paper and gift tags.
Launched in 2005, Hunky Dory Home is the antidote to boring beige interiors, with a vibrant range of own-brand lampshades and cushions. All pieces are hand-made, and they also offer a made-to-order service if you’re after something completely unique. They also stock a handpicked range of design-led products to accompany their own designs. I love the hand-silk-screened sausage dog and Brit-themed cushions (1 and 4), crown teapot (2), and Brown Owl lampshade.
A very sweet one-stop design boutique, Sugalily specialises in luxe hand-finished, vintage-inspired stationery, greeting cards and wedding invitations. This is no cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all operation, with each product featuring a signature vintage embellishment, like cream daisy-lace edging, diamante buttons and ribbons. Sugalily also offers a bespoke design service for everything from business cards and logos to re-branding and social stationery.