Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cool Treasury on Etsy

I just had to include this Etsy treasury that I've been included on because I love some of the other artists, and want you to support them too! Now that the holiday rush is over, custom work can resume, and new lines will be appearing soon, so be sure to check in over the next few weeks.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Thank you to everyone for making this a wonderful Christmas season. I will be out of the studio until after the new year to enjoy my family. Stay tuned for some new designs in the coming weeks. (I'll give you a hint - I'm going to trial run one of them on Christmas Eve, so YES, they are in big people sizes!)

Peace in 2010.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Last Minute Christmas Presents!

So, just in case you are still looking for the MOST AMAZING present for the under five set, check out these lovely play totes from Helicopter Studios - I am IN LOVE with them, and so excited to buy one for Cecily. (I'm saving it for her birthday because it is so special that it deserves the spotlight) I just had to share because I think EVERY little person should have one.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Boppty Bop Shoppe

Hey there. I'm so amazingly busy right now finishing up all those custom holiday orders, that I really shouldn't be snooping around the internet looking for cool stuff, but hey, we all need diversions. As I was slinking around Etsy looking for a few last minute gifts, I discovered a great little blog out of Brooklyn called Boppty Bop Shoppe that has a style and message that I can relate to, and even some great recipes! I thought I'd pass it on. Check it out. Now, I'll go work on one of those Tea Party Tunics!


Thursday, December 3, 2009

Yeah for Birdie!

I'm so excited - Etsy has chosen three Birdie pieces to be featured in their Gift Guides section! Three! My Linen Tea Party Tunic is featured in the Best Gifts Under $50 section, my Linen Favorite Dress is featured in the Best Baby Gifts, and one of my recycled cashmere friends is featured in the best Eco Friendly Gifts. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Be sure to check out all of the amazing work in Etsy's Gift Guides - there is something for almost everyone on your list!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


This holiday season, remember to buy LOCAL and to buy HANDMADE. To help you out, I've added a new feature to the Birdie site: an everchanging list of some of my favorite Etsy sellers. Look over at the side bar to see some AMAZING work and just maybe you'll discover something new. Cheers!

Sunday, November 29, 2009


As the weekend of shopping madness continues, just a few BirdieHandmade updates:

We are having a WEEKEND SALE in the Etsy store this weekend in honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday - all items are 25% off until Tuesday. This includes custom orders, so maybe this is the chance you've been waiting for?

In other news, we have been featured in two Etsy treasuries this weekend. Please visit them and visit some of the other amazing artists and artisans featured!

AND if you are in Burlington, Vermont this weekend, stop
by City Hall Auditorium for the final day of the Women's Festival of Crafts to see some wonderful work by some amazing Vermont Women!

Be sure to check out the fabric necklaces of good friend Kacey at the SubSixStudios booth!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

It was a wonderful mild day here in Rupert for Thanksgiving. Our turkey from neighbors Someday Farm in Dorset was delicious. The Profts are telling the truth when they say that their free range birds are the best in Vermont, and maybe even the country. Even my harshest critic (my 8 year old son) came back for seconds.

After a walk up through the woods, we all came home to relax and wind down for the weekend. For the kids, it's friends a plenty come visiting. For me, it's up to Weston tomorrow morning for the Christmas Bazaar. I was there yesterday setting up, and I must say, it is going to be a really great show. If you are anywhere in the area, do not miss it! The show runs from 9 to 4 and is right on the town green in the beautiful Weston Playhouse. You can't miss it - it's right on Route 100.

For now, I must be off. Hope to see you tomorrow.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

BUY LOCAL for Christmas

Holiday madness has begun - come BUY LOCAL and support independent artists and artisans at the 29th Annual Christmas Bazaar at the Weston Playhouse.

I will be there with a whole array of goodies for the holidays along with 60 other high quality Vermont exhibitors. There will be something for everyone. Stop buy and say hello if you are in the area - you won't be disappointed!

The playhouse is on Route 100 in Weston, Vermont. The show runs from 9-4 Friday and Saturday (Nov 27 & 28) and admission is FREE. I hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Dolls! Dolls! Dolls!

Bambola is Italian for doll - these are some of the one of a kind rag dolls that I have been making in the studio - each one made from unbleached muslin with recycled cashmere hair. Traditionally given as a token of love, the bambola is intended to last for a lifetime, and to be passed down from generation to generation. I am now accepting a limited number of custom orders for the holidays.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Linen Dresses are Now In the Shop!

Yeah! I have just added the first installment of my new linen series for girls ages 6 months to 6 years to the Etsy shop. I've been working on them for quite a while, so this is a monumental day of sorts for me. There will be more to come, but I just had to share some of what I've been doing holed up in the studio all fall!

Check out some of the out takes from the photo shoot with Ms. Sunshine - oh, are we in trouble!

Friday, November 6, 2009

welcome to birdie handmade - a small studio specializing in one of a kind handmade goods for children

new linen collection for girls ages birth to 6 coming next week. Please check back!