Bespoke bags, bibs and accessories

Canberra, Australia · 75 Sales


Bespoke bags, bibs and accessories

Canberra, Australia 75 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Note from shop owner This little bird is currently taking a break to restock, and will be re-opening in mid-May 2015 (if not before!)

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 2, 2015

This little bird is currently taking a break to restock, and will be re-opening in mid-May 2015 (if not before!)


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Making pieces of art one at a time

I have always made 'things'. At times the making didn't happen for months or years at a time, but eventually I have always found my way back to creating. I love to make gifts for my family and friends. I think that when you make something with your own hands, a little piece of you and your love goes into the article.

The move from making things for people I know to making things for everyone happened gradually, with a lot of encouragement from my family and friends. After presenting all of them with home sewn creations for Christmas, the pressure to start selling my pieces mounted, with my sister pointing out quite logically that if I had an Etsy shop I would only have to make as much as I could manage, rather than trying to achieve a certain level of stock (which is tricky with three children and a full time salaried job). So I took the plunge in January 2013, and have not regretted it since!

I love sitting down with a pile of fabric and playing with different combinations until I know how I want it to come together. I particularly enjoy making items that are functional, and look good at the same time! Making handbags provides me with the perfect combination of function and beauty.

When it comes to making things for children I want them to be as colourful as possible, while also being practical. If it can't go in the washing machine, then it isn't practical! I am particularly interested in making accessories to support children with special needs, as I have a special needs child myself.

I feel very privileged to be able to make little pieces of art, one at a time, that bring joy into other people's lives.

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  • Theresa

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I have always been drawn to bright colours and beautiful designs. Creating gifts for others to buy and share brings me great joy and allows me to play with colours, textures, designs and ideas.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 30, 2013
I make gifts for children and adults from 100% cotton fabrics. I pre-wash the fabrics, and use interfacings and fleece to add form and strength where it is needed, and double stitching to increase durability.

I get great joy from making items that are functional and beautiful - I like to think of it as making usable art, one piece at a time.

I believe that making good quality sturdy fabric items for children allows them to add their own creative input to their play, and that exercising their imagination is one of the greatest gifts you can give a child. I also believe that having toys that are washable is a gift to the parents, so my pieces all come with washing instructions.

I believe that when you buy a product from me you should expect to receive a high quality piece of handcrafted art.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
I accept paypal, or a direct bank transfer if you are buying within Australia. If you would like a custom order, or to buy several pieces and combine postage, let me know and I will create a listing that enables you to pay the correct amount. If you pay more than is required for postage, I will refund the excess as soon as practicable.

If your purchase is a custom order, creation will not commence until your payment has been received. One payment has been received a custom order cannot be cancelled.

If you are buying a piece that is ready to ship, I will ship it via airmail to you within 3 business days after receiving your payment.

Sending as a gift? All packages come packaged in their own bag, then wrapped, and are 'invoice free' since all invoices are now online in your "purchases" section. Be sure to select "change shipping address" during checkout, after entering your payment info. If you'd like to include a note, please include your gift message in the "message to seller" box during checkout, and I will include it with your package.
Each item will be wrapped and posted via airmail for both domestic and international customers. If you have particular deadline that you are trying to meet, please contact me to discuss other shipping options that will see you receive your purchase more speedily.

For international customers I will mark the form with a general description of the item such as 'bag' or 'clothing' and mark it as merchandise.

Please let me know if you want to add insurance to your shipping, or have it shipped with tracking, and I will advise you of the additional shipping costs associated with those options.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you have any issue with your order after receipt, please contact me and I will be happy to resolve the issue with you! All returns/exchanges must be made with in 14 calendar days* of receiving your order.

*If your order is a custom order, it can not be returned/exchanged unless of course the item(s) sent were incorrect. Thank you for understanding*
Additional policies and FAQs
I am happy to accept custom orders if the pieces I have made are not exactly what you are after. Please contact me and I will happily discuss the options for customisation with you.