Shopping Guides

Shopping Guide: Polka Dots

Shopping Guide: Polka Dots

I was delighted to be the pick editor for the Handmade Cooperative this week! The Handmade Cooperative is a group of like-minded ladies who want to bring the best in handmade items to children across Australia. Ernie & Bird is a proud member! I sent out a request to my…

Madeit Pick Editor: Sci-Fi

Ernie & Bird had the opportunity to be a Pick Editor this week on madeit and I went for a ‘Sci-fi’ theme in celebration of Dr Who returning to our screens (woohoo I hear you all cheer…. me too!) I must say that the site wasn’t exactly overflowing with handmade…

Upcycling Vs Recycling

Visiting handmade markets and adorable little boutiques you will come across a term that is becoming increasingly more popular ‘Upcycling’ is all the trend now and I know our grandmothers have been doing it for years but it’s now something people specifically go out and seek and sometimes pay a…

Rocket Man!

I was thinking about creating a shopping guide to help promote some of my fellow sellers over at madeit and was finding it difficult to narrow down a theme! Sitting here on the computer humming ‘Rocket Man’ by Elton John and did a simple ‘Rocket’ search. The results were incredible!…

Once Upon A Time…

I absolutely LOVE being a member of the Handmade Cooperative! This week I have been asked to pick the Sensational Six gift guide and the topic I chose is ‘Once Upon A Time’. Check it out below and please pop over to the ‘Coop’ and support the fantastic world of…

Lavender Heaven

If I had one last breath in life I would hope it was filled with the scent of lavender. There’s something about this amazing herb that I find so invigorating, stimulating, it makes me feel alive! Strangely it is more commonly know for its ability to relax and de-stress… and…

Pretty as a Peacock

I love all things peacock. There’s something about this magnificent bird that makes me think ‘wow! God went above and beyond with this one!’. Here are some gorgeous items featuring peacocks by some very talented Australia designers (and me of course!)… (Please note madeit store links have now been archived)