Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Mailing List Discount Code

Hi everyone just a really quick message to let you know that I have sent out a mailing list discount code tonight that is valid until the 2nd of March.  If you would like to receive the code just add your email address as a comment and I will send it to you your inbox. 


Sutton Vintage Spring Fair

I have been a bit quiet on the blogging front lately and one of the main reasons is getting everything ready for the fabulous Sutton Vintage and Arts Fair this Sunday.  I am nearly ready now and I have lots and lots of new stock and I will be bringing along some work from the fantastic artists I currently stock in store.  

The fair is my favourite and it really is the biggest and best in Birmingham.  Sutton Town Hall is packed to the rafters with some of the best stalls from around the country bringing with them vintage, home wear, art, jewellery, gifts and much much more.  

If that wasn't enough there is also live entertainment on throughout the day and come of the most delicious cupcakes you will ever taste! 

It is £1 entry and starts at 11am until 5pm.  If you know anyone interested please feel free to spread the word.  

Laura xxxx

Brand New Gifts in Laura Loves Boutique This Week

This week it has been all systems go in the shop restocking and changing the shop after the Valentines Day rush.  I am just in the middle of changing the cards and adding some fantastic new stock including some beautiful work by the latest artist to be added Becka Griffin.  I will be doing a blog post about her work later in the week.  

A quick post again, I am struggling to find enough hours in the day to keep up with all of the regular updates however I will be trying my hardest to upload more blogs in March.  Here are a few pics of the latest stock I am adding to my shop in Mr Birds this week.  


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Space for Commissions In Store

Hi everyone, just a quick message to see if any of you have any ideas for artists or independent designers who would maybe like to stock their work in my store at Mr Birds Emporium.  I currently have a number of designers on board who sell a huge range of items from jewellery kits to cards to prints and I am always looking to expand.  If you know anyone or you have a particular favourite person you like on Etsy, Facebook or Twitter give me a nudge and I will get in touch with them.  


Laura xx

Product of The Week

I'm a bit late this week sorry, we had a busy week at Mr Birds with people picking up lots of Valentines Goodies and I have been thinking ahead to Mothers Day and Wedding Season.  Its also the first of the Upcycling Workshops I am running with Lucy from Nothing New tomorrow so we have been really busy getting everything ready for it.  

Anyway on with the delayed product of the week.  This week I have picked out my Fabric Brooches which have been uploaded to the website this week.  Each one is a unique mix of fabric and buttons and lots of people have been picking them up as gifts.  With Mother's Day just around the corner they are proving quite popular and lots of customers have noticed that they are a good way of brightening up coats and blazers for the Spring/Summer.  

Here are a selection I currently have in stock in store and on my website.  

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

My Instagram Week

Hi everyone hope you have all had a good weekend, what have you all been up to?  This week has again been a busy one, the shop has been busy this weekend with lots of people picking up gifts and cards especially valentines ones.  When the valentines rush has died down I will be starting to concentrate on updating stock for the fabulous Sutton Vintage Fair which is back on the 3rd of March. 

It has also been a brilliant week for good news, I have received a few emails with news that I can not wait to share with you soon.  Anyway on with the pictures this is what I have been up to this week.  

Laura xxx

1. My new website is now live.
2. A little glass of pink fizz to celebrate the website launch. 
3. Lots of views on the website...good times!
4. Dug out my old uni work for inspiration. 

5. Making huge flowers for a project I have coming up soon. 
6. Testing out making cushion covers for the upcoming workshop on 28th Feb.
7. Floral pin holder. 
8. New cards in stock by Hannah Sycamore. 

9. A busy Saturday in Mr Birds Emporium.
10. Picking an instagram giveaway winner. 
11. Delicious food in the Custard Factory's newest eatery the delicious Greenhouse.
12. Lots of brand new stock available now instore. 

Monday, 11 February 2013

Unique Gift Ideas, Check My Box

This week's choice is by one of my concessions Check My Box.  I have previously blogged about my delight at being able to stock their jewellery making kits in store and I have decided to include them as this weeks featured product.  

I currently sell five kits in store at Mr Birds Emporium and online on my new website.  Each kit is £15 and they include all the materials needed to make a stunning piece of jewellery.  The only equipment you will need is a pair of pliers.  

Kits in store at Mr Birds Emporium 

The kits are a perfect gift for a crafty friend or an excellent introduction to making jewellery as you have no need to source materials for your project and full instructions are included. 

Lace Peter Pan Necklace 

Plaited Bracelet Kit 

Ear to Hair Comb Kit

Spiky Shrink Plastic Necklace Kit 
If you are not Birmingham based and you would like to give one of the kits a go they are also available through my website and you can find them by clicking here.

Laura xxx

Sunday, 10 February 2013

New Website Design

Hi everyone, I am really pleased to announce that I have added lots of stock to my new and improved website and it is now live and ready to go.  If you head over have a good luck around and tell me what you think.  I would love to hear your feedback.  As it is the launch week I will be popping a free gift in with every order too.

Laura xxx

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Love Love Love - Gift Ideas

So valentines season is upon us and you can't get away from gifts in the shops so I thought I would share with you some of the ranges I have in store.  All items are available from Mr Birds Emporium and some will be available on my website in the next few days. 

Laura xx

Initial Pendants £4

Headbands from £8

Witty Hearts Cards

Map Pendants from £8

Music Pendants from £8 

Earrings £2 each or 3 pairs for £5

Witty Hearts Prints from £15 

Heart Pendants £8
Heart Rings £7 
Embroidered Initial Pendants

Lucie Whitehead Cards

Tallulah Rose Jewellery
Louise Jenkins Cards

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Product of the Week

This week's featured products are a fantastic range of cards by the super talented Hannah Sycamore.  I met Hannah last year at a fair in Blackpool and I fell in love with her range of products and I had to get them in my shop when it opened.  

Hannah uses lots of different materials to handcraft some amazing cards, notebooks, canvases and pieces of art.  Last week I took delivery of a brand new range of cards and they are available in store again now.  They are really popular cards and I sold a fair few on Saturday as soon as they were put out in the shop.  

Feedback on the cards has been fantastic, each one is like a piece of art.  If you are looking for a special handcrafted piece pop in and take a look at the full collection.  

Laura xx

Monday, 4 February 2013

My Week in Instagram Pics

A few snaps from Instagram from this week.  If you are on Instagram head over and follow me my username is lauraloves__

1. Brand new rings from Tallulah Rose. 
2. Lots of new cards in store. 
3. Vintage charm horoscope bracelets in store now.  
4. Quote to go with some good news I received can't wait to share it with you soon. 
5. Picked up some more goodies to finish some of my latest projects. 
6. Irregular Choice Shoes, these are my favourites. 
7. Fab nail art by my new neighbour The Nail Lab. 
8. A huge delivery of new jewellery from Tallulah Rose
9. Making, making, making lots of new bunting on the way.  If you fancy making your own don't forget we have some workshops starting this month.  The bunting workshop is February 21st. 
10. Lots of brand new ranges in store including the fab jewellery making kits from Check My Box.
11.  Getting jewellery ready to be photographed on my website.  
12.  Lots of droplet earrings have been added in store.