Friday, 30 August 2013

Facebook Giveaway Winner!

Thanks to everyone who has taken part in our Facebook Giveaway! We are happy to announce the winner!!

Each name was written down, cut out, folded and put in a pot and the winner was chosen, randomly. 

The winner is....... Amanda Blighe!!

Please could you get in touch at with your details so we can post your prize!!


Monday, 26 August 2013

Making Progress

We're getting there with the shop now!

We've scrubbed the floor, painted the walls, polished furniture, bought flyers and decorated our counter. This week we'll be putting up shelves and sourcing extra bits of furniture and props!

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Handmade Nottingham - The Great Notts Show

We are excited to announce that we'll be exhibiting at the Great Notts Show in September with Handmade Nottingham. 

We'll be sharing the stand with some fab local designers. We'll have a beautiful selection of products from our shop from various designers, local and national as well as lots of pretty vintage fabric!

The Great Notts Show will be at Nottingham Old Market Square on the 27th-29th September

For more info visit here or  The Great Notts Show  website

Monday, 19 August 2013

The Shop So Far

We've had the keys for our new shop for a couple of days now, on Saturday we managed to fill the tiny space with vintage furniture we'd bought the day before... 

We've also started painting over all the horrible black skirting boards which is already making the space feel much bigger and lighter!
We are sooo excited about getting it all done up and starting to fill it with beautiful handmade loveliness!

Sunday, 18 August 2013


Over on our Facebook page we have reached over 100 likes! To say thank you to everyone who is supporting our new, little business we are doing a giveaway. All you need to do is pop on to our Facebook page, like and share the post and you could be in for a chance to win your choice of TWO vintage fabric fat quarters!!!

Friday, 16 August 2013

Shop Poster

We are sooo excited about opening our new little shop! Today we're off to pick up the keys and probably buy too much paint and decorations to revamp it...

We've ordered some posters to stick up in the window before the shop opens.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Exciting News!

We've been working on a snazzy new project which we can now finally share with you!

We are opening our own bricks and mortar, real life, actual shop!

We signed the contract last week and are nearly ready to start moving in and decorating, as well as contacting suppliers etc. We are both sooo excited! It's something we've wanted to do for a long time and it's lovely to see it finally happening.

Our shop will be called Bird In Borrowed Feathers, same as the blog and our current vintage fabric shop. We'll be stocking a beautiful selection of handmade products from local and national designers as well as a tiny selection of carefully chosen vintage home wares.

The shop is not big, in fact, it's tiny! But it's a good place to start and will be easy to maintain, decorate and stock as a new shop.

So from now on, we will be sharing our progress with the shop here on the blog as well as over on our Facebook page and Twitter. So follow us to get all the sneak peeks as we start decorating and furnishing our little shop!

To start with, here's a quick pic of the outside of the shop. (I took it on my phone, so it's not amazing) We think it has a lot of potential! The shutter on the right does open, so we'll have lots of windows and light which is nice.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013


Hello and welcome to our brand new blog! We are Hannah and Georgie, two sisters from Wiltshire now living and working in Nottingham. Our shop was born from a shared love of vintage, carboot sales and rummaging through junk shops. We started Bird In Borrowed Feathers in the summer of 2013 and have big dreams for our little business.

Bird In Borrowed Feathers is primarily an online shop selling a selection of hand picked vintage fabric and sewing accessories. All our products are locally sourced by us. 

You can shop online and have a browse through our fabric collection in our Etsy shop -