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  1. The Wee Birdy Great.ly Shop is Now Open!

    Wee Birdy Great.ly Boutique

    Big news, birdies! Firstly, I’m delighted to announce that I will now be working on Wee Birdy full-time. Hurrah! That means more posts bringing you more wee finds, amazing shops and handpicked goodness from around the globe.

    Secondly, I’ve just opened my very own shop on Great.ly. Now you can actually shop all of my wee finds! If you haven’t heard about Great.ly yet, go over and have a look. If you’re a maker, you can apply to have your work stocked on the site.

    I’ve joined a bunch of other global tastemakers, like Holly Becker from Decor8 and Pip Lincolne from Meet me at Mike’s, to set up my own shop. Here’s just a taste of some of the things I’ve handpicked for my shop – just click on any of the images and it will take you straight to the shop:

    Best news? This week you can get FREE SHIPPING on Great.ly. So hop to it! The offer is open for August 11-17, 2014. You might like to check out my picks for your favourite menfolk, top picks for under $20, as well as my favourite finds for under $30. Great present ideas!

    I will be adding new stock to my shop over the coming months, so make sure you bookmark it for future reference.

    What do you think? Do you like Great.ly? And what would you like to see more of on Wee Birdy? Go on – please de-lurk and tell me exactly what you think! I’d love to hear from you.

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