Thursday, 27 February 2014

A Dinosaur Themed Birthday Wishlist

It's my birthday soon so to celebrate we'll be offering a discount in our Etsy shop on the day
so keep a look out!

This is going to come as no big surprise to anyone who knows me but I really love dinosaurs so...
*hint hint* here's a list of some ideal presents!


Friday, 21 February 2014

Feature Friday - Miri

Happy Friday everyone! Today's featured designer comes all the way from Wales, Miri designs and makes a range of fun and colourful products.

Grey Bird Necklace

Miri is run by Katy Webster, from Cardiff, Wales, here she makes illustrative products, ranging from pocket mirrors and notebooks, to jewellery and screen prints. We love the colourful style and cute animals Katy features in her work.

We stock a range of Miri's products, including brooches, earrings, necklaces, the fantastic sticky tape below, as well as a few screen prints.

Mustard Owl Necklace

Find Miri's products in our shop as well as online here.

Woodland Animal Sticky Tape

Have you entered our Facebook Giveaway!? You still have time to enter, the winner will be announced on the 24th Feb. Good Luck!!

Friday, 14 February 2014

Feature Friday - Victoria Snape

Welcome back to Feature Friday! This week we are showing off the lovely Victoria Snape's, pretty and romantic designs.

Victoria designs and creates her beautiful products from her little studio in Staffordshire. She uses a pretty mixture of pastel watercolours with hand lettering and calligraphy. 

We love her pretty, country cottage style and pastel colour range!

Victoria's products are available to buy from our shop as well as online.

ALSO - Don't forget to enter our Facebook Giveaway!! Deadline is 24th Feb.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014


Over on Facebook we've reached just over 700 likes, so we thought we'd treat you all to a giveaway! Just pop over to our Facebook page to enter. All you need to do is like the giveaway post, share it and comment when you've done both of those.

You could win your choice of handmade, vintage fabric purse and badge set!!

Good luck!!

Friday, 7 February 2014

Feature Friday - Upsy Daisy Craft

Welcome to our new series of blog posts, Feature Friday! We'll be showcasing each of our designers with their own little blog post, to tell you a bit about the designer and what they make. 

First up is Upsy Daisy Craft,  set up by Natalie, she has lived and worked in Nottingham since graduating from Lincoln University in 2004. Natalie has a little shed in the bottom of her garden where she designs and creates a range of cute and quirky ceramic jewllery, pots and tiles. 

We stock a range of her brooches, earrings and necklaces here at Bird In Borrowed Feathers, but the jammy dodger is by far my favourite!

Don't forget to pop by next Friday to see more from our fantastic designers!

Thursday, 6 February 2014

BIBF at the Roller Derby

This Saturday Georgie will be taking Bird In Borrowed Feathers off to the Roller Derby! We're having a little stall to show off our handmade goodies to all the Nottingham Roller Girls, fans and students.

The Roller Derby starts at 12.30 and is located in Clifton Campus (part of Nottingham Trent University).

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

It's Nice To Make

For a while I've (Hannah) been doing a lot of design work and not much making, which is a shame as I love to make and sew. Since Christmas I've been working on new illustrations to turn into cards, prints, jewellery and tote bags. Some of these have already been made and are for sale in the shop, but others I'm still working on.

Real Men Have Great Beards Card - Hannah Stevens

In the past few months, I've been working in the shop, squashed behind the counter, designing and making tote bags. This month, I moved all my stuff out and back into my little home studio.

We now have more space in the shop to work on other things! We recently bought a badge maker, which is great fun. I've also been making up some zip pouches from our vintage fabric collection. It feels really nice to be properly making and sewing again.

These zip pouches are all ready to be photographed and listed onto our Etsy shop, which if you haven't seen, you should! It's full of badges made from vintage fabric and old books, there are also a few vintage fabric fat quarters too, we'll be adding more soon though.
Vintage Aeroplane Model Badges - Available in our Etsy Shop!

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18 West End Arcade

Monday, 3 February 2014

Then & Now

Painting the shop in August 2013.

Starting to fill the shop with furniture, August 2013.

Opening day in September 2013.

Now in January 2014!!