A global field guide to shopping, style and hidden gems
est. 2007

Category Archive: Craft and handmade

Make: Hoop Earrings in Geo Shapes

DIY heptagon hoop earring, via Tuts+. Photography by Francesca Stone. I love this jewellery tutorial by Tuts+ instructor and Fall for DIY blogger Francesca Stone. The results are stunning and the tutorial is super-easy to follow. Hoop earring tutorial, via Tuts+. Photography by Francesca Stone. Once you’ve learnt how to make a simple wire loop, […]

Continue reading >

Make: Chanel-Inspired Embellished Top

DIY Chanel-inspired top, via Tuts+. Photography by Mette Jakobsen. In my other job as editor of Crafts & DIY at Tuts+, I was inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s  Chanel Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 collection to commission a DIY top. One of the pieces in the collection, a rolled-neck loose jumper, caught my eye. Featuring a scattering of confetti-like […]

Continue reading >

Wee finds: Stampel Wall Hangings

Stampel ‘Waterfalls’ wall hanging. Photography courtesy of Stampel. Textile wall hangings are enjoying an interiors renaissance right now. I like to think of it as a modern interpretation of those ’70s ‘brown crafts’ (think brown, cream and orange macrame owls and shaggy weaving), with all manner of yarn, thread and fabric manipulated into magnificent new […]

Continue reading >

Shopping in Melbourne: Spare Room Project and Wish You Were Here

If you’re in Melbourne right now, you might like to pop along tonight to the historic Nicholas Building in the CBD (a Wee Birdy favourite) for the opening of the Spare Room Project. Hosted and curated by Melbourne designer Matthew Thomson of Mattt (another Wee Birdy fave), the shop-within-a-shop brings together some of Melbourne’s leading […]

Continue reading >

My Etsy Picks for Christmas: Presents for Teen Boys

Xmas Gift Guide: Teen Boys curated by Wee Birdy on Etsy Teen boys can be a bit tricky when it comes to presents. It’s hard to find something that ticks all the right cool, fun and original boxes. Hopefully my round-up of the best Etsy buys will help, including a skinny knit tie, creepy/cool chalkboard […]

Continue reading >

My Etsy Picks for Christmas: Presents for Teen Girls

Xmas Gift Guide: Teen Girls curated by Wee Birdy on Etsy Hmmm, this could very well be my own wishlist, so perhaps I’m projecting my inner-teen just a tad. But I really do love all of things I’ve cherry-picked in this wee collection of original presents for teenage girls. From the bargain confetti nail polish […]

Continue reading >