If you’re a fan of Valentine’s day you know exactly how many days are left to the big day. But if you’re like those who always forget, be glad I just remind you that it’s coming!
I took this opportunity to introduce you to a very unique brand that will probably help you find the perfect gift for your Valentine this year.
I had the chance to chat with Iva Atanasova, the designer and founder of accessories company Made By Birds, a unique and contemporary brand inspired by ethnic cultures and fabrics combined with quality craftsmanship and attention to detail.
Made with love, this is a bohemian fashion accessories collection that inspires creativity and individuality. All items are imaginatively matched in a way so they become unique.
– How would you describe the people who buy your collection?
I think Made By Birds purses are great add to all generation boudoir. The velvet back of the purses gives feeling of luxury and magnificence. You can use it for going out as accessories, or make –up bag or anything else. They are so colorful, girly and happy. I simply enjoy creating them and every time I make something new. Most of my accessories are unique as I think every person is.
Also the purses and the drawstring backpacks are perfect festival gear. Funky and useful.
– When did you start Made By Birds and what made you do it?
I have been sewing since, as a young girl, my Grandma thought that if I was going to interfere with her sewing machine I might as well be taught to do so properly.
What started as a pastime creating items for myself and gifts for friends and family two years ago has now expanded into Etsy!
The name ‘Made By Birds’ being taken from a set of bird and egg toys made for my niece. Every time when I was going to visit her I was bringing her a new toy. First I made her a cloud with rain drops and a little bird. After that the toy was a big chicken followed on next visit by a happy egg.
I met an old lady, a grandma of a fiend and she gave me her old Singer machine. So I fix it and start sewing stuff as I wrote above presents for my nice, pillows for friends.
After that I decided to buy a proper our day’s sewing machine as I already suddenly end up buying one more vintage machine pre ware 1926yr. (The bobbin inside that machine is like a bullet. In second word ware they were using them when the bullets finish.)
So sign up for sewing lessons and there I learn how to sew purses. They also have a very beautiful shop with different fabrics and trims. How can you imagine I bought lots of stuff and start sewing purses for everyone. One of my friends told me about Etsy and last November I decided to open the shop. I also have a day job, but I am trying to build Made By Birds and make it running and establish on the market. ( At the moment with baby steps).
You can visit her Etsy shop here – Made By Birds. And get the perfect gift for this Valentine’s day!
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