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May 24, 2013

My top Australian Etsy picks

Shingle original limited print via WeeBirdy.com

Why hello there. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’m sorry. I really am. Hopefully you’ve been following me via Instagram and Facebook over the past few months! I’ve had to take a little time out from blogging to look after other things – and people – in my life. But it’s good to be back. How have you been?

I was recently invited by Etsy Australia to be guest curator, so I’m delighted to herald my return with my top picks from Etsy’s Australian sellers. I was inspired by the colours yellow and blue: those classic hues that ‘speak’ Australian to me. Check out my favourite handmade and vintage finds:

Etsy Australian Sellers collage via WeeBirdy.com

1. Raindrop gift tags, $5 by Spin Spin.
2. ‘It’s nice to be nice’ wall hanging, $32 from My Bearded Pigeon.
3. Bay Keramik West German pottery vase, $70 from That Retro Piece.
4. Vintage 1970s/80s Emanuel Ungaro yellow silk blouse,$125 from Cara Mia Vintage.
5. ‘Through Streets’ hand-printed craft panel, $11.58 from Blueberry Ash.
6. Handmade golden yellow knit purse, $40 from Alice Nightingale.
7. Elephant baby dress and bloomers set, $40 from Banana Orange Apple.
8. Cathrineholm ‘Tea’s Up’ art print, $26.32 from My Retro Nest.
9. ‘Papercut blooms’ limited edition screen-printed fabric, $21.05 from Auntie Cookie.
10. Blue pencils brooch, $21.05 from Rare Indeed.
11. Bitossi Aldo Londi’s Rimini Blu vase, $180 from That Retro Piece.
12. Titanic voyage organic cotton cushion cover, $55 from My Bearded Pigeon.

WeeBirdy's top Australian Etsy picks via WeeBirdy.com
1. ‘Because you loved me’ original limited edition print, $20 by Yes Sweetheart.
2. John Copeland for Wilkintie limited edition letterpress print, $73.68 by Wilkintie.
3. Wooden badge hand-painted blonde character, $18 by Handmade Romance.
4. Amigurumi ‘Little Marigold’ mouse, $35 by Rosie OK.
5. Daffodil flower crown, by K is for Kani.
6. Tassel twins, $75 by Ouchflower.
7. Custom order spring sunshine garland, from 3 Girls and a Goat.
8. 10 large paper doily stickers, $7 from 3 Girls and a Goat.

Tell me, how have you been? And what are your favourite Australian Etsy finds?

* Top image: Shingle original limited edition print, $20 by Yes Sweetheart.


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November 27, 2012

What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 10

Etsy Christmas Gift Guide via WeeBirdy.com

Here’s the final instalment in my Etsy Christmas Gift Guide for 2012. Hope you’ve found a gem of a gift for someone special, and you’ve enjoyed all of my favourite wee finds.

1. Ahoi Marie Schifferbecher Anker, EUR9.90 from Ahoi Marie.

2. Silk yellow neck scarf with lace pattern, CHF75 (with free worldwide shipping) from Zafran.

3. Plush woodblock elephant pillow. Available in customisable colours and made to order. US$16.50 from Laura Frisk.

4. Sushi print leggings, AU$70 from Uptightso.

5. ‘Double Rad’ Gocco print by Gemma Jones, US$29 from Paintergirl.

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

Have you bought anything from Etsy for Christmas this year? Tell me about it in the comments below!


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November 25, 2012

What to order now for Christmas: Presents from Etsy, Part 6

Etsy Christmas Gift Guide via WeeBirdy.com

I always get asked how to go about finding all the cool stuff on Etsy. Here’s a good starting point – just remember to order now for Christmas as some of these presents are custom-made!

1. Hand-embroidered initial necklace, US$38 from Merriwether Council.

2. Wood pencil holder, US$59 from Less and More.

3. 12 Colour Block Magnets, US$24 from Cuppa Color.

4. Custom-made name plate, EUR43 from Ninainvorm.

5. Red women’s leather sandal, US$130 from Einats Shoes.

6. Writing paper set, EUR$8.50 from Ninainvorm.

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

How are you going with your Christmas shopping? Do you usually buy presents from Etsy?


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June 5, 2012

A week of Aussie Etsy: Storybook Rabbit

Etsy shop: Storybook Rabbit.
Who: Kelly, a Sydney-based illustrator who lives with Juno the bunny “in a little house filled with tiny ceramic animals, brightly coloured dresses, vintage treasures and rabbit-chewed furniture.”
What: Re-worked vintage plates with decals of Kelly’s ridiculously cute animal illustration – think Hipster bunnies in peter-pan collars, baby deer in party hats and French bulldogs in Breton stripes.
Best Buys: Little Shy Bunnies vintage plate, Lovely little hipsters on green ’70s floral plate as well as handy plate hangers and stands.
How much: A baby pug vintage plate starts at US$27.
Read more: Storybook Rabbit’s blog and Facebook.


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June 1, 2012

A week of Aussie Etsy: Aunty Cookie

Shop: Aunty Cookie.
Who: Shannon Lamden, a Melbourne-based freelance designer who specialises in textile design and illustration.
What: Original screen-printed fabrics with an assortment of homewares, including graphic cushions, fabric sampler packs and playful printed totebags.
Best buys: ‘Hello my name is’ loot bags, ‘Bargain’ cushion and ‘Papercut blooms’ screen-printed fabric.
How much: Tote bags start at US$15.
Read more: Aunty Cookie’s blog.

It’s a Week of Aussie Etsy on Wee Birdy, in celebration of Etsy Success Sydney on Saturday. Click here for more Australian Etsy goodness.


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May 30, 2012

A week of Aussie Etsy: Spin Spin

Etsy shop: Spin Spin.
Who: Susan Fitzgerald, a Melbourne-based graphic designer who specialises in textiles.
What: Screen-printed fabrics and homewares with a strong design sensibility. Think bold yet simple prints inspired by typography. The pared-back colour palette (often two-toned or contrasting colours) in eco-friendly, water-based ink makes a bold impact on the crisp European linen.
Best buys: The two-tone green ‘Tree Towel’; Trees cushion cover  and the ‘Akzidenz’ hand-screen printed fabric.
How much: A screen-printed card is AU$4, while tea-towels are AU$22.
Read more: Susan’s blog and Flickr.


It’s a Week of Aussie Etsy on Wee Birdy, in celebration of Etsy Success Sydney on Saturday. Click here for more Australian Etsy goodness.


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