birdiesaid

putting vintage textiles to good use.

Melbourne, Australia · 40 Sales

birdiesaid

putting vintage textiles to good use.

Melbourne, Australia 40 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(14)

Shop owner

Lucy Bain

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Announcement   Hello and welcome! I'm Lucy and I make handmade items with a difference. All birdie said items are made using upcycled materials, giving things no one wants anymore a new life as something lovely and useful*. My favourite material to use is thrifted wool which I then felt myself at home.

Please see my About page on the left for more information.

*Some of my crocheted items are made using wool from knitted jumpers, but most are made from new wool. Regardless I source materials of the bestest, softest and most loveliest quality I can find. Only items that I would be happy to dress myself or my own sweet children in are good enough for this shop.

Announcement

Hello and welcome! I'm Lucy and I make handmade items with a difference. All birdie said items are made using upcycled materials, giving things no one wants anymore a new life as something lovely and useful*. My favourite material to use is thrifted wool which I then felt myself at home.

Please see my About page on the left for more information.

*Some of my crocheted items are made using wool from knitted jumpers, but most are made from new wool. Regardless I source materials of the bestest, softest and most loveliest quality I can find. Only items that I would be happy to dress myself or my own sweet children in are good enough for this shop.

Lucy Bain

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Lucy Bain

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(14)
Ginny Reynders

Ginny Reynders on Jan 8, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Cute, fun and very well made! It was such a pleasure to purchase from you. Thank you so much!

hanmichaelis

hanmichaelis on Dec 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Love the garland - it is hanging over our fireplace for Christmas, but I think it'll be up year-round! Lucy was so wonderful from the moment I hit purchase until she'd made the garland and posted it. Really appreciated that and would definitely buy from her again.

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About

Sweet little things for sweet little pixie people

Creating a beautiful world by supporting handmade, upcycling and recreating is very important to me. What better message to give to our kids other than to treat our earth kindly? To mend things when they are broken and to support handmade, ethical purchases? And how better to give that message than to live it ourselves by making, buying, mending and using recycled, handmade and upcycled things?

When I had my first baby I realised how important it was to have her surrounded by as many natural and handmade materials and objects as possible in our plastic world. I soon realised this can get expensive! But I also realised that just because it's natural doesn't mean it's not harmful to the environment. I have always been an avid op-shopper (or thrifter/thrift-shopper for those outside Australia?) and after I watched as my Aunty showed me how to make my sweet pixie babe a pair of pants from an old woollen jumper, I was off. And what a lovely and exciting and creative path she sent me on.

Ever since that first little pair of woollen pants, I have experienced such great joy seeing my girls and their friends wearing and playing with beautiful things: beautiful things that have been carefully cut and pinned and stitched by me or other creatives, beautiful things that have stories, beautiful things that are earthy and true and real, beautiful things that are one of a kind.

My first baby is now a girl and she has two little sisters. Her very first word was 'bird' as we have many around where we live. We often like to listen to their different calls, admire their lovely feathers and watch them in our yard. And as such the name of this little shop was born and has given me an avenue to share my handmade clothing and toys with you.

I'm so pleased you and your sweet little pixie people are here, enjoy looking around and please contact me if you have any questions, any at all.

Lucinda

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  • :: L U C I N D A ::

    Owner, Mess Maker

    Hello! I'm Lucinda. I'm a mama, a wife, a coffee drinker, a [n over-] thinker, a maker. I love making things and giving old things new life. I'm a bit messy but I'm trying to change. Welcome to my little shop.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 4, 2013
Welcome and thank you for visiting birdie said. I'm so pleased to share my creations with you here on etsy.

If you are purchasing something as a gift, I am more than happy to wrap and include a gift card with your personalised message free of charge. I can also send your present directly to the person if you wish. If this is something you would like, don't forget to tell me in the 'message to seller' box, and also remember to write the message you would like written in the card.

Read on to find out a few other things you might like to know about making a purchase from my shop.

Accepted payment methods

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Payment
I accept payment via PayPal only. PayPal is super easy to use and you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay through this method. If you are having any problems, please let me know.
Shipping
Once I have received notification of payment I will post or begin sewing your item, whichever is relevant! I will send you a confirmation as soon as it's in the mail.

*** If, for whatever reason, postage is less than what I have charged, I will happily refund the difference. ***

Please ask me if you have any questions about shipping.
Refunds and Exchanges
You are here at birdiesaid to have a great time shopping for lovely items. I want your experience to be as nice as possible, so if you are in anyway unhappy with your item, please don't hesitate to let me know.

If there is a fault with your handmade item let me know and I will aim to replace it for you. As the majority of the material I use is vintage, thrifted or upcycled, it may be difficult to replace your item exactly, as there is no one item the same. However, I am more than happy to discuss any problems with you, and we will be able to work something out.
Additional policies and FAQs
Thank you so much for taking an interest in birdiesaid. It is a joy for me to create these items and a pleasure for me to be able to pass them on to you.

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me either via an etsy conversation or via email lucindabn[at]gmail.com.

Lucinda x
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