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November 18, 2013

Xmas presents to order now from Etsy: Rose gold

I’m back – and just in time too! Suddenly it’s November 18 and Christmas is scarily just around the corner. This time of the year always snowballs for me, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like they can’t keep up.

I feel I need to apologise for being kinda quiet on Wee Birdy this year. We had a few unexpected hurdles and life with my wee toddler man has taken precedence. I’ve also been editing the Craft section for Tuts+, and just a few weeks ago we up and sold our wee flat! And we’ve just bought a house … in the bush!

We move in just before Christmas, and in the meantime I’m a tad frantic with renovation plans and packing and moving.

But I couldn’t miss my favourite part of the Wee Birdy calendar – my annual Christmas present guides. I’ve been cherry-picking my favourite buys for the past few months, and I was super-chuffed when the lovely Etsy folks came a-knocking, asking me to put together my favourite Etsy picks for the brand new Wee Birdy Etsy page.

I can’t wait to share all favourite Etsy discoveries with you over the next week in my annual Christmas present guide.

For starters, I’ve chosen rose-gold as one of this year’s hottest trends for my present guide. Just click on the image above to check out all of my picks on Etsy. Let me know what you think!

Can’t wait to hear your thoughts. X

Disclosure: Wee Birdy is a member of the Etsy affiliate program.

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July 27, 2013

12 more beautiful baby presents, from £2.72

I’m on a bit of a roll with baby presents right now, and I thought you might like to see the rest of my pastel-hued favourites. Most of these presents I’ve sourced from Etsy, which is actually one of the best online shopping destinations for baby gifts.

Prices start at £2.72 – if you knit the nappy cover yourself! I’ve thrown in the odd bright present because pastels mixed with brights is bang on-trend right now. So if you’re after a contemporary nursery, add a splash of yellow or red to your pastel mix.

My favourite present? Definitely the hand-knitted personalised dolly rattles (no. 2) by Chickabiddy, via Etsy. I’ve given many a sock doll rattle to my friends’ new babies. They make such a sweet little present and a nice little keepsake.

12 best baby presents via WeeBirdy.com

1. Hot air balloon wall stickers, £18 from Belle & Boo.
2. Lil sock baby rattle, £13.59 from Chickabiddy Baby Boutique’s Etsy shop.
3. Rubber duck diaper cover knitting pattern, £2.72 for an instant downloadable PDF from Easy Care Knits’ Etsy shop.
4. Baby bird mobile in gender-neutral hues, £66.58 from Baby Jives Co’s Etsy shop.
5. Knitted wrap cardigan, now AU$27.48 by Pure Baby.
6. Maple crochet teething rings, £11.55 from Apple n Amos’s Etsy shop.
7. Baby blue diaper covers, £14.95 from Mabel’s Etsy shop.
8. Personalised alphabet block print, £25 from Ruka-Ruka.
9. Ducky tee, AU$24.95 from Seed.
10. Sea breeze bonnet, US$48 from Misha and Puff
11. Pink forest ballet slippers, £29.21 from Evie Lala’s Etsy shop.
12. Boo and friends boys mug, £6 from Belle & Boo.

It’s a week of babies and kids on Wee Birdy! Make sure you haven’t missed:
A wee tour: My modern vintage baby’s room
Top 12 affordable art prints for children’s rooms
Wee find: Laikonik once-a-year baby record books
19 clever ways to transform a kid’s room with wallpaper
The 12 best presents for baby girls
A wee historic royal baby exhibition
The 12 best presents for baby boys


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July 25, 2013

Top 12 affordable art prints for babies and kids

Decorating a child’s room can feel a tad overwhelming when there are so many options available. And let’s not even mention wave of confusion – and sensory overload, once you start wading through Pinterest. If you’re not quite brave to go down the wallpaper route, you might want to consider a collection of beautiful art prints. It’s a certainly more flexible and affordable option for adding colour, detail and interest – and prints are perfect for renters.

But where to start? I’ve curated my top 12 favourite art prints, which would make wonderfully vibrant additions to any child’s room.

Lesley Barnes V&A Museum of Childhood print via WeeBirdy.comTop 12 Affordable Children's Art Prints via WeeBirdy.com

1. Lesley Barnes ‘Imagination’ print, £12 from the V&A Museum of Childhood.
2. Jamie Nash I’d Like to Be A Red Bus Driver hand-pulled silkscreen printed, £35 + p&p from I’d Like to Be.
3. Hello Marine ‘Une Pomme’ limited edition print of 100, AU$44 from Hello Polly.

Top 12 Children's Art Prints via WeeBirdy.com
4. Bianca Gomez ‘Bonjour’ art print, AU$30 from Hello Polly.
5. Amyisla McCombie ‘Grand Old Duke of York’ limited edition print of 100, £26.73 from Amyisla Illustration’s Etsy shop.
6. Paul Thurlby alphabet giclee prints, signed and numbered limited edition print of 200, £45 from Paul Thurlby.
7. Hello DODO Lion Party art print, £10 from Hello DODO’s Etsy shop.
8. Ashley Percival ‘Biking Animal Friends’ print, £26.72 from Ashely Percival’s Etsy shop.

Top 12 art prints for children's rooms via WeeBirdy.comTop 12 art prints for children's rooms via WeeBirdy.com
9. Made by Cecilie ‘The Queen’ print, AU$24.95 by children’s dept from Down that Little Lane.
10. Camila Lundsten ‘Rain Littlephant’ art print, AU$36 from Hello Polly.
11. Hanna Melin ’10 Birds’ art print, AU$35 from Hello Polly.
12. Missy Minzy ‘I Love You Long Time’ archival art print, AU$40 from Down that Little Lane.

It’s a week of babies and kids on Wee Birdy! Make sure you haven’t missed:
Wee find: Laikonik once-a-year baby record books
19 clever ways to transform a kid’s room with wallpaper
The 12 best presents for baby girls
A wee historic royal baby exhibition
The 12 best presents for baby boys

Did you have a favourite print or painting in your room when you were little? What’s your favourite work now?


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July 24, 2013

The best 12 presents for baby girls

It’s a week of baby and kids on Wee Birdy! Here’s my round-up of the best 12 presents for baby girls (I had it ready to go an option when the royal prince arrived, but thought it was too cute not to share, anyway!)

12 Best Presents for a Baby Girl via WeeBirdy.com

1. Pink plush angel bunny, £14 from Petit Home.
2. Oh Baby! Girl letterpress card, AU$6.95 from Lark.
3. Toshi floral muslin wraps, AU$29.95 each from My Messy Room.
4. Pink canvas crib shoes with brogued leather, £22.42 from Ajalor’s Etsy shop.
5. Short sleeve angle wing onesie, US$56 from Marie Chantal.
6. Modern bird mobile, £114.14 from Baby Jives Co’s Etsy shop.
7. Maileg Princess & the Pea, £58.99 from Camel & Yak.
8. Flossie romper, now £40 from Marie Chantal.
9. Knitted beanie with tassels, AU$14.98 from Pure Baby.
10. Liberty print orange chive bloomers, AU$12.95 from Liberty.
11. Stoff Matroyschka, €42.90 from Pink Milk.
12. Boo and Friends girls mug, £6 from Belle & Boo.

What’s your favourite present for newborn babies?


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July 23, 2013

It’s a boy! The 12 best presents for baby boys

Congratulations Will and Kate on the birth of your baby boy! As a wee tribute to the new Baby Cambridge, I’ve put together my edit of the 12 best presents for newborn baby boys – you could say that they’re fit for a prince!

1. Blue bird mobile, US$144 from Blabla Kids.
2. Baby name framed pictures, £34 from Helen Leslie. New picture themes are £5 extra.
3. Toshi muslin wraps, AU$34.95 from Summer Lane.
4. Baby crib shoes with brogued beige leather, £22.42 from Ajalor’s Etsy shop.
5. Short sleeve angel wing onesie, £56 from Marie Chantal.
6. Personalised baby boy biscuit tin, £43.50 from Biscuiteers.
7. ‘Diapered elephant’ baby congratulations card, US$4.50 from Hello!Lucky.
8. Blue bunny angel, £14 from Petit Home.
9. Hand-painted beech wood hairbrush for babies, £80 from Dragons on Walton Street.
10. Handmade chubby pixie wool bonnet, £25.04 from Typically Red’s Etsy shop.
11. Baby spot blue boxers, AU$18 from Papinelle.
12. Boo wall sticker, £12 from Belle and Boo.
13. Green baby Lapin lamp, £60 from Lapin & Me.


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July 19, 2013

Shopping in London: New summer brights at Goodhood’s Life Store

Have you poked your nose into Goodhood‘s relatively new shop, Life Store? As the name suggests, the East London store is home to Goodhood’s edit of lifestyle products – and if you’re familiar with the Goodhood brand, you’ll know that true to their moniker, they’re rather good at cherry-picking all the good stuff.

On the fashion side of things, they stock the likes of Antipodium, Karen Walker Eyewear and P.A.M for girls (yay for the Antipodeans!) and Garbstore, Junya Watanabe Man and Norse Projects for guys. Or in their words, they stock “everything you would require for a good life”.

Macrame plant hanger from Goodhood Life Store via WeeBirdy.com
Goodhood plant hanger via WeeBirdy.comGoodhood plant hanger via WeeBirdy.com

As part of their statement for their summer lifestyle collection, the good people at Goodhood claim that “colour is an important aspect in life, it can dramatically affect moods, feelings and emotions.” Now if anyone deserves a star, I suggest they get a big fat (neon pink) one for delivering on their mission, with a ripe-for-the-picking bunch of delicious bright new products for summer.

It almost feels like they’ve raided my favourite shops from around the globe (including Etsy sellers!), with cult Scandi brand Hay leading the way in the colour and style stakes. The Danish design super-store brings a whopping dose of hygge to Life Store – that unique Scandinavian concept that doesn’t directly translate into English, but suggests a certain warmth and cosiness at home.

Brights at The Goodhood Life Store via WeeBirdy.comGoodhood Hay blanket via WeeBirdy.comGoodhood Hay blanket via WeeBirdy.comGoodhood Life Store Hay throw via WeeBirdy.com

The buyers at Life Store have shown a rather deft hand in selecting key products from Hay’s considerable product lines, from the vividly patterned wool blankets and quilts to the stunning ombre plisse accordian file (£18.33), which is well on its way to becoming a modern design classic (see below).

Hay plisse at Goodhood Life Store via WeeBirdy.comGoodhood Life Store Hay plisse folder via WeeBirdy.com

The immaculate curation continues with a gorgeously inexpensive range of neon-dipped concrete candle holders from Melbourne brand Sarai (£21). Seriously, is one of the buyers Australian?

Sarai candleholders at Goodhood Life Store via WeeBirdy.com

And they’ve delved into the Etsy archives with a collection of more neon colour-dipping, courtesy of Wind & Willow‘s stunning range of wooden bowls and spoons (just £7 for a wee bowl).

Wind and Wilow bowls and homewares at Goodhood via WeeBirdy.com

The Neon Brights show continues with Nud lighting, a collection of beautiful oversized naked globes and bang-on-trend neon and patterned cords, which are sold separately (from £25). Transform your bedroom by hanging a couple of bulbs over your bedside tables and – pow! Instant mood change.

Goodhood Life Store via WeeBirdy.comGoodhood Life Store lightbulbs via WeeBirdy.com

More delicious summery hues are delivered via &Klevering‘s multi-coloured tealight holders (a colour punch steal at £7), Kleen Kanteen’s flask (a summer essential at £19) and Petites Production’s vivid green steel table legs (£126).

Goodhood Life Store via WeeBirdy.comKlean Kanteens at Goodhood Life Store via WeeBirdy.comPetit Productions table at Goodhood Life Store via WeeBirdy.com

For an excellent review of Goodhood’s Life Store from someone who’s actually set foot in the shop (anyone want to sponsor a wee birdy on a research trip to London?), head over to Jonestown London. Dan Jones is a sublime writer and as Time Out London‘s former Shopping & Style Editor (and my former boss), he’s totally in-the-know when it comes to best of London retail. Oh, and you can read Dan’s Secret London for Wee Birdy here.

Goodhood Life Store
20 Coronet Street
London N1 6HD
Tel.  (0)207 729 3600
Nearest tube: Old Street
Opening hours:

Monday to Saturday 11am-6.30pm
Sunday 12 noon-5pm


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