Hello again! How has everyone been?
I know it has been quite a while since my last post... I just wanted to let you know that I haven't had a slack attack. Things have been hopping for The Unique Bird lately and I have been a busy little girly sewing, sewing, sewing...much to the chagrin of my 1982 Kenmore Ultra Stitch 12. As my little vintage sewing machine ch-chunks along, I feel it is sending me subliminal messages..."why don't you go and play on the computer and let me get some rest?". Sorry little Kenmore, we have miles to sew before we can sleep because there are some exciting things happening for The Unique Bird!
Sew, what is all the excitement about?
Our handmade wine bottle accessories have been at hit at Meza Wine Shop in Westerville, Ohio!
|Picture via Meza's Facebook Fan Page.|
We have been creating a fresh new selection of our handmade upcycled sweater wine bottle cozies and Bloomin' Wine Bottle Stoppers (exclusively sold at Meza) that are perfect for Fall. Thanks Meza! Keep selling those delicious bottles of wine and we will keep those bottles dressed in the best handmade wine bottle wraps and sweater cozies from The Unique Bird.
Last weekend we were a vendor at the Fall Flea in the Short North, in Columbus, Ohio.
I was busily adding some new handmade vintage fabric home decor accents to spice up our selection for Fall and complement our assortment of vintage home decor.
|Our booth at the Fall Flea October 2011.|
|We were so excited to feature a selection of beautiful handmade feedsack handbags and totes from our talented friends at Objet Adapte, in our booth!|
|We also featured a selection of handcrafted crochet neck warmers and bracelets from Mama Bird. Yes, my super talented mom crocheted these cozy accessories for our booth! I am thinking she needs to get a shop on etsy too.|
|Thanks so much to everyone that stopped by at the Fall Flea!|
If all of that isn't enough to get excited about...I am proud to announce....
drum roll please....
You can now find unique handmade vintage fabric pillows,
|One of my new vintage fabric throw pillow designs that is now available at Wholly Craft!|
upcycled sweater wine bottle cozies
and our signature handmade vintage fabric wine bottle wraps
at Wholly Craft in Clintonville, Ohio!
|Wholly Craft storefront photo via Craft Caucus.|
And starting next Tuesday, 10/18/11, you will be able to buy a selection of our handmade vintage fabric pillows,
vintage fabric appliqued garland
and unique vintage kitchen goodies
at Celebrate Local, in Easton Town Center, in Columbus, Ohio.
|Image via Celebrate Local.|
Celebrate Local is a new seasonal shop at Easton Town Center that showcases the best of Ohio produced handmade and artisan goods. The Unique Bird is so thrilled to be a part of this new shop!
I hope that if you live in Columbus, or if you are just visiting our fine city, you can stop into one of these awesome retail shops and take a peek at some of our unique handmade and vintage wares!
Sew, What's Next?
Well, in a few weeks we will be a vendor in the Grandview Holiday Bazaar.
It is bound to be one sweet shopping experience!
The Holiday Bazaar takes place on Saturday, November 12th 2011 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m.
1240 Oakland Avenue, Grandview, Ohio 43212
I plan on sewing up some fantastic new vintage fabric goodies for this event to amaze and excite you. (fingers crossed)
Sew, now you are all caught up on some of the exciting happenings and opportunities that have come our way!
I have not forsaken my little blog...but I am going to warn you that over the next few weeks my posts may be a little bit spotty, as the sewing factory in my nest will be in full swing.
I will try my best to post when I can and eventually I will get back on some sort of a schedule...but for right now I am just going to take my Dad's advice, "Just do the very best you can every day".
Thanks so much to my customers, readers, family and friends for your support and patience...The Unique Bird wouldn't be where it is today without all of you.