lilchickenbigchicken

clothing, bags, home decor made from upcycled materials

Sydney, Australia · 149 Sales

lilchickenbigchicken

clothing, bags, home decor made from upcycled materials

Sydney, Australia 149 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   We are two sisters with a love, no an obsession, for making things. Our aim is to use secondhand fabrics, buttons, ribbons, any type of material we can upcycle to make beautiful new things. We trawl through thrift stores finding all sorts of exciting resources which might otherwise be overlooked. What we find inspires what we make. We get our ideas from the scraps of fabric and hidden glories of Grandma’s sewing box.

We are Ivy (big chicken) and Lisa (lil chicken), our nicknames we gave each other when we were younger.

Follow us on facebook for updates on new items and more info about us
http://www.facebook.com/Lil-chicken-Big-chicken
And www.instagram.com/lilchicbigchic

We hope you enjoy browsing through our shop and stay tuned for many more things to come.

Announcement
Last updated on Jan 20, 2016

We are two sisters with a love, no an obsession, for making things. Our aim is to use secondhand fabrics, buttons, ribbons, any type of material we can upcycle to make beautiful new things. We trawl through thrift stores finding all sorts of exciting resources which might otherwise be overlooked. What we find inspires what we make. We get our ideas from the scraps of fabric and hidden glories of Grandma’s sewing box.

We are Ivy (big chicken) and Lisa (lil chicken), our nicknames we gave each other when we were younger.

Follow us on facebook for updates on new items and more info about us
http://www.facebook.com/Lil-chicken-Big-chicken
And www.instagram.com/lilchicbigchic

We hope you enjoy browsing through our shop and stay tuned for many more things to come.

Ivy and Lisa

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Ivy and Lisa

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Updates

I got all inspired from listing a new princess cape today and I've cut out five more to sew. They'll be in store soon blush

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Lots of lovely orders to fill. Our mini bunting has been popular since we reopened nearly two weeks ago.
Sew sew sew!

About

clothing, bags and home decor made from upcycled materials

My sister and I first opened our shop, lilchicken bigchicken, after we had been to a few markets with our handmade goodies. We had both just started young families and etsy seemed a more convenient way of selling, something we could fit in around nap times.

The business idea itself first came from a combined desire to make items from op shop finds (hello guilt free browsing and purchasing! 'But darling I had to buy it, I'm going to make something and sell it!') and creating from recycled materials, eco-friendly as well as beautiful! There's so much inspiration to find in vintage linen and clothing. I especially love digging through the button collections and old spools of lace.

And it's also a lovely way for us to spend time together, we bounce ideas around, get really excited, create a million lists and then burrow down in our sewing spaces to create.

As for what we create, we only make what we would be happy to use, wear or display in our own homes. My daughter's bedroom wall seems like a good luck charm, every string of bunting I hang in there seems to sell! Or maybe I just have good taste like our customers ;)
Bags, aprons, kitchen bags, the designs have all come from items we have made for our own use and strong enough to withstand daily use. We do favour a slightly more retro style, perhaps occasionally a little daggy, but we prefer things to be more playful than serious.

Our Mum taught us both to sew from an early age and although I took a long hiatus from sewing, via university, an arts degree and a career, Lisa has always remained in touch with these skills. She even made her own wedding dress!

I hope you enjoy browsing through our shop, we have enjoyed creating what you find there.
Find out more about our journey on facebook and instagram

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Last updated on May 29, 2012
Hello and thank you for visiting us at lilchicken bigchicken, we hope you like what you see, as we enjoy making what we sell.
My sister and I are little chicken and big chicken respectively, we both have busy lives with young children and all our spare time is spent in our crafty nooks or on the phone discussing what we've made and what we want to make.

We aim to reuse as many materials as possible when crafting our range and often the inspiration for each item comes from an exciting find in a secondhand store. A single button can send us off into inspiration overload. This means that most of the items we list are one of a kind and unique.

Accepted payment methods

Payment
We accept paypal and credit card.

If you are in Australia and would like to pay by direct bank transfer, please convo us and we can arrange it with you. If payment or notification is not received within 5 business days the transaction will be cancelled.
Shipping
We will ship in 1-2 days of purchase. Prices quoted do not include insurance or registered post, we will have to supply another price if insurance or registered post is required.

For international shipping any customs duties remain the responsilbiltiy of the buyer. Shipping price quoted is for Airmail only, a tracking number will not be issued. Please allow 10-14 business days for delivery. If you would like your purchase to be sent via registered post please convo us and we will supply another quote.
A partial refund will be given if the price for postage is AU$2.00 or more under the price quoted.
Refunds for undelivered items will not be given for 40 days from date of posting to allow the items to be returned to us.
Refunds and Exchanges
We will refund for faulty goods but not for change of mind. Please return the items to us within 14 days in their original condition and we will refund the purchase price. Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer.
Additional policies and FAQs
As we reuse and reinvent materials that have been preloved there may be some marks or imperfections inherent to the item. We endeavour to include all details in the pictures, if you have any concerns please convo us before you purchase an item.