tailorbirds

Tailorbird Designs

Brisbane, Australia · 4768 Sales

tailorbirds

Tailorbird Designs

Brisbane, Australia 4768 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(650)

Shop owner

Rhiannon

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Announcement   Hello! Current turnaround time for customising my most popular 'Anniversary Tree' is one to two days, and I will ship as soon as possible. Shipping is now out of Brisbane, Australia.
I love custom orders, so just send me a message if I can work with you to design something.
Thank you :)

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 9, 2017

Hello! Current turnaround time for customising my most popular 'Anniversary Tree' is one to two days, and I will ship as soon as possible. Shipping is now out of Brisbane, Australia.
I love custom orders, so just send me a message if I can work with you to design something.
Thank you :)

Rhiannon

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Rhiannon

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(650)
Kirsten Bell

Kirsten Bell on Aug 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This item is PERFECT for those looking to gift a traditional second anniversary present. I ordered it for my husband and I love it. The hoop is bigger than I imagined it (that's on me, the listing is accurate) but it is much better. The packaging held up perfectly from Australia to Canada, and I loved that I was able to request a colour scheme for our future leaves. Thank you so so much Rhiannon! I can't wait to give this gift to my hubby (only 1.5 months to go!). :)

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Updates

40 ruby red leaves for a 40th Anniversary. Always fun to sew these ones! I can do gold, sapphire, emerald, or any colour combo you like, just ask!
Est. 1979! 37 leaves for 37 years. And three kids! A very colourful anniversary tree shipping out to Australia tomorrow :)
Playing with more spiky things today!
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About

Stitching bits of fabric to create unique pieces for you and your home.

I started sewing when we moved from Australia to Belgium and I found myself at home alone with little kids, some very ugly furniture, and some even uglier weather. I spent a lot of time inside, and I started sewing cushion covers and clothes for my kids. My fabric stash started to grow!

When looking for design inspiration, I turned to my daughter's drawings, and started using free motion embroidery to applique her designs - mostly flowers and trees and big smiley faces. I sent cushion covers to all our friends and family, and started selling them to friends of friends. I got brave and decided to start out on Etsy in 2011. I haven't looked back!

My biggest sellers now are the "Anniversary Trees". These are original hoop art pieces featuring a tree which you can literally watch 'grow' as you add a leaf on each year. I love that this is a perpetual gift, and that it's sentimental yet subtle. My husband and I love our own little tree, and argue over who gets to choose the next leaf :) I personally cut and choose each leaf that I send with each order (60!). My fabric stash is always being raided, and I am always on the lookout for new perfect 'leaf worthy' designs.

As well as making unique applique cushion covers and hoop art from my own designs, I also love to sew custom made fabric art pieces. I take a child's drawing and "materialise" it using carefully selected fabrics and free motion embroidery on my sewing machine. I love the way you can draw with a sewing machine, and the technique suits kids art so well. I love that people entrust me with their kids drawings, and I work so hard to stay true to the quirkiness that kids are able to impart to their drawings.

I love to sew, and I love to buy fabric. Thanks for helping me out!!

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  • Rhiannon Walker

    Owner, Maker, Designer

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Last updated on Jan 29, 2017
Frequently asked questions

Is there a tracking number provided?

No, there is no tracking number for regular post - this is a service that would more than double my shipping costs. If you would like to pay extra for this please let me know when you order. It will also mean you need to sign for your delivery or collect it from your Post Office.

Can you add birds to the tree to represent us or our kids?

Sure! Please just ask in the 'notes to seller' section at checkout. Please let me know what colour birds you'd like - ie. pink or blue or yellow... There is no extra charge for up to 5 birds, and I can pop in a few spare birds for any future kids you have too. Just allow me an extra day or two to sew your custom tree for you.

How many leaves come with an Anniversary Tree?

I send a bag with around 60 pre-cut leaves with every order of an Anniversary Tree.
(Excepting the Ruby one which has 40 leaves already sewn on and is designed as a 'finished' product)