‘Etsy’ Category Archives


Birdie’s Etsy Wish List

by Birdie in Etsy, Loves, Random

I am a firm believer that Etsy should invest in adding an “add to wish list” option below their little “favorite” heart. I add a lot of things to my favorites: things I want to find again; things I would, if I had the money, love to purchase; things that inspire me; things that make me laugh; and things that are just so beautiful that I want to be able to find them to look at them over and over.

But, things get lost in those myriad favorite listings, and there’s no easy way to show people things that I want for birthdays or Christmas or other gift-giving occasions. At the very least, I think that Etsy’s favorite listings should be able to be categorized.

Maybe I’m the only one, or maybe it’s something that Etsy just doesn’t see the value in investing in. Either way, I’m determined to make my own Etsy wish list, as much for my reference as for my friends and family. So, without further ado, check it out. There isn’t a whole lot on it at the moment, but there it is. :)



by Birdie in Custom Orders, Etsy, For Sale, Handmade, Journals

Well, I sold both of my little springtime jotters! I guess that’s my kick in the butt to get some more made and up in my shop. I finished two on Wednesday and Thursday, but only one of them was ever destined to make it into my shop, and that’s this one, Little Bird in Brown.

Go check it out. :)

The one that didn’t make it into my shop was tailor-made for my baby “sister,” who is as avid a writer as I am and who was in need of a new journal. She loves zebra print, and her favorite color is red, so it was only fitting to make her a zebra print journal with a red spine. This was my first real attempt at coptic binding, and it turned out surprisingly well.

It wasn’t perfect, of course. I underestimated how much thread I was going to need—twice. And I missed one knot on the spine.

The signatures don’t line up 100%, but someday, I’m determined to get my own paper guillotine so that I can trim the pages nice and neat like professional bookbinders do.

But until then, I’m content to have these little imperfections. That’s part of the charm of handmade items: there will never be another exactly like it, because each one will have it’s subtle differences.


Grand Opening of Suburban Bird Studios on Etsy!

by Birdie in Etsy, Handmade

I don’t have a whole lot of time to write this, since I have to leave for work in five minutes, but I just wanted to let all of you know that I officially opened Suburban Bird Studios on Etsy today, and listed my first two journals for sale. Check them out:

And for all of my wonderful readers, for a limited time, you can get 10% off your purchase when you enter the coupon code SBREADER10 at checkout.