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November 26, 2012

What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 8

Etsy Christmas Gift Guide via WeeBirdy.com

I don’t wish to alarm you, but it’s now less than a month ’til Christmas Day. Stuck for ideas? Here are some awesome handmade presents to get you started:

1. Christopher Raeburn limited edition Giclee print, £25 from Lesley Barnes.

2. Simple macrame plant hanger with pom poms, AU$20 from Kitiya Palaskas.

3. Design your own custom bracelet, US$24 from Orange is the Sun.

4. Herds pillow in deep red, US$38 from Skinny LaMinx.

5. Mouse Party teacup and saucer, US$26 from Yvonne Ellen.

Don’t miss out on that perfect Christmas present! Click here for my entire series of posts for my 2012 Etsy Christmas Gift Guide.

Seen anything you’d like for yourself? Why not forward this post to your nearest and dearest as a bit of a hint? 


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November 24, 2012

What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 3

Etsy Christmas Gift Guide via WeeBirdy.com

Are you getting your Christmas shopping sorted this weekend? If you’re looking for something unique and handmade, check out these fab finds from Etsy. Just make sure you order them in time for Christmas!

1. Mellow Yellow Hanging Air Plant Terrarium in Handmade Colorful Pod, US$13.25 from Airy Obsessions.

2. Pixels bobby pins, US$15 from urBunny.

3. The Josette woven leather tassel earrings in lime green and blue, £32 from Jennifer Loiselle.

4. Tangram necklace in turquoise & grass green, US$45 from A Bird of Play.

5. Eat Well Napkins set of four, US$28 from Nicole Porter Design.

6. ‘The facts were these’ engraved pencil set, US$4 from The Carbon Crusader.

Don’t miss out on that perfect Christmas present! Click here for my entire series of posts for my 2012 Etsy Christmas Gift Guide.

Spotted the perfect Christmas present
for someone in my selection above? Let me know in the comments below!


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November 24, 2012

What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 2

Etsy Christmas presents via WeeBirdy.com

Here is part two of my Etsy Christmas Gift Guide for 2012.

1. Mr & Mrs hand-illustrated vintage teacups, US$48 from Yvonne Ellen.

2. Knitted collar in coral beige red pink cotton, EUR29.90 from The Knit Kid.

3. Hawthorn necklace £28 from Anna Wiscombe.

4. Modern ceramic Poligon Cup in green, EUR15.50 from Studio Lorier.

5. Embroidered geometric bib necklace in mint green purple black gray and pink, US$65 from An Astrid Endeavour.

6.Hand printed ‘hello’ cushion, AU$32 from Hello Milky.

Don’t miss a post! Click here for all of my Etsy picks for Christmas presents this year.

Spy something you like? Tell me about it in the comments below.


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November 24, 2012

What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 1

Etsy Christmas presents via WeeBirdy.com

I’ll be posting my edit of the best presents from Etsy over the weekend. There is so much goodness on Etsy, it’s just a matter of knowing where to look. If you spot something you like, snap it up now to allow time for delivery by Christmas – and in some cases, the designer needs time to make it from scratch, especially if it’s a custom order!

1. Black tulle choker collar, EUR15, from Karolin Felix.

2. Set of two hand-illustrated lace plates, US$30 from Yvonne Ellen.

3. Handprinted 100 per cent linen pillowcase with charcoal dots, AU$48 from Hello Milky.

4. Bearded Bloke Brooch, AU$30 from Handmade Romance.

5. The Wharton silver circle earrings, £25 from Jennifer Loiselle.

6. Love Houses modern ceramic candle holders, US$36 from Simone Ceramics.

Have you done your Christmas shopping yet? Spot anything you like in this post? Tell me in the comments below!


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July 30, 2012

5 good things you should see (and buy) in London right now

1. The Animal Olympics
Can you see one of Charlotte Cory’s brilliantly bonkers artworks lining the centuries-old walls of Windsor Castle? Apparently it’s true, and word is that the Queen is a huge fan of the London artist. (I’d believe anything after her starring role in the James Bond skit). You can see what all the fuss is about at Charlotte’s current exhibition, ‘The Sporting Champions’ at her gallery in Greenwich. There are Victorian rabbit wrestlers, parrot cyclists and kangaroo cricketers, as well as hand-crafted Victorian medals. But where are the corgi beach volleyball players? Probably hanging her Her Maj’s bedroom. Until 20 August, 2012.
The Green Parrot Gallery
, Greenwich

73 Lassell Street
London SE10 9PJ
Nearest transport: Greenwich rail/Cutty Sark DLR
Click here for a Wee Birdy map.
Opening hours:
Fridays 11am-6pm

2. The Karl Olympics
Even the likes of iconic Chanel fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, couldn’t resist taking on the Olympics with a limited-edition capsule collection for Selfridges. His new pop-up shop on the third floor, named Team Karl, is home to a range of Olympics-inspired fashion and accessories including medal-emblazoned t-shirts and gold-splattered Karl motif tote bags. There are also a few men’s items currently available online.
Selfridges
400 Oxford Street
London W1A 1AB
Nearest tube: Bond Street
Click here for a Wee Birdy map
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Opening hours until Monday 13 August:

Monday to Saturday 10am-10pm
Sunday 10am-8pm
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3. The PopUp Olympics
Head to this pop-up shop in Greenwich throughout the Olympic period and discover some of London’s best designer-makers from Cockpit Arts and various studios. Take your pick from art prints, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, homewares, beauty products and lighting by the likes of Lorna Syson, MacMaster Design, Naomi Ryder and Siobhan McIntosh. Until Thursday 23 August, 2012.
PopUp@Greenwich
20 Nelson Street
London, SE10 9JB
Nearest transport: Greenwich rail/Cutty Sark DLR
Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday 12 noon-8pm
Sunday 12 noon-5pm


4. The Goodhood Olympics
Hackney is one of the host boroughs of the London Olympics, and it’s also home to some of London’s coolest and most fashion-forward boutiques, including The Goodhood Store. Based in Hoxton for over five years, the store stocks a line-up of covetable brands including P.A.M, Antipodium, Surface to Air and Peter Jensen. To celebrate the borough’s Olympic status, Goodhood has designed a limited-edition t-shirt, which goes on sale today in store and online for £35.
The Goodhood Store
41 Coronet Store
London N16HD
Nearest tube: Old Street
Click here for a Wee Birdy map.
Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday 11am-6.30pm
Sunday 12 noon-5pm
5. The Retro Olympics
London’s legendary vintage shop, Retro to Go, has gone for retro gold with their collection of original sportswear from the ’70s to ’90s, like this Olympic Karate t-shirt. Check out the range in store (there are three shops in London) or online.
Retro to Go
110-112 Cheshire Street
London E2 6EJ
Tel. 020 7613 3636
Nearest tube: Liverpool Street
Click here for a Wee Birdy map.
Opening hours:
Monday to Saturday 10am-7pm
Thursday 10am to 8pm
Sunday 11.30am-6pm

Click here for the 25 best London Olympic Games souvenirs.
Click here for the best Union Jack souvenirs.

Click here for the best non-tat Jubilee souvenirs.


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December 5, 2010

Birdy (and Xmas) pick of the week

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Just found some more Christmas stocking (and birdy) joy by way of South-east London design company Roddy & Ginger's range of homewares, bags and prints. Scandi and folksy-inspired birds and owls are hand screen-printed across a collection of the loveliest natural linen homewares, including tea-towels, cushions and Christmas stockings. Beautiful and affordable gift ideas!

From above, large Roddy the Owl Christmas stocking, £16, Bird Christmas stocking, £12, Happy birds cushions in teal and turquoise, £25 each, adult's apron in blue or pink, £20, owl cushion in yellow, £25, and pink bird cushion on white linen, £26, from Roddy & Ginger's online shop. 

You can also purchase from their Etsy shop, and read their blog here.


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