Today I am reviewing the goodies from Beaky!
Bonita (the artist) sent me a beautiful bag and lavender doll sachet to review for you, plus I am giving away the doll sachet to you guys!!!
Firstly I want to tell you that the items are very, very well put together and lovely attention to detail, like the beaky tag on the doll. Everything looks high quality, like you would imagine finding in a funky boutique.
Bonita is lovely to deal with, super polite and helpful.
The burlap bag retails for $12.50, the lavender doll for $10, so pretty reasonable!
The bag is made of burlap and this is what bonita says about it;
Jute is a natural fiber (a vegetable fiber composed of cellulose), like all natural fibers, jute is totally biodegradable. When discarded, jute decomposes putting valuable nutrients back into the soil. As the jute stem is cut during harvesting a major portion of the root remains within the soil. This, in due course, decomposes and disappears into the soil. Through this process of bio-degradation it enriches the soil by way of providing natural manure for other subsequent crops to be grown there. Jute fiber strands or 'jutes' are crafted into strong re-usable bags ideal for shopping and many other activities. A few facts about Jute production and the jute industry:
*Jute industry supports an estimated 5 million people in the poorest regions on earth.
*One hectare of Jute plants consumes over 15 tonnes of CO2, several times higher than trees.
*Jute is environmentally friendly - non pollutant.
Beaky's etsy shop
Here are some more words from Bonita.
My name is Bonita and I have always loved making things. As a child I remember having a book full of clothing designs including a design for my own Wedding dress. I still love the idea of designing and making my own dress for that special day.
I live in a little village in Leicestershire with my partner and our two boys aged 3 and 6. I juggle a part time job, beaky and children so rarely stop but I like to be busy. I don't watch much TV because I use my spare evenings creating. As the boys are getting older I am finding more and more time for my business and have had my most profitable month this March since Beaky began about 3 years ago.
I have been making fashion and home accessories for years but either kept them for myself or gave them to friends and family for Christmas and Birthdays. I had always dreamt of being a fashion designer and being my own boss. So after having my second child I decided I didn't want to go back to the bank and let my creative talents go to waste any longer. That's when I came across Etsy and decided to start Beaky. The name came from my name B. Keay (pronounced Key) and it is an anagram of that too!
I love vintage fabrics and have quite a collection which I plan to start making into hangbags later on this year.
Become a fan on facebook -
I have a few shops -
Also a blog but I struggle to find time to update it -
All you need to do is comment with your fave item from beaky's store here and a winner will be picked at random on Wednesday!!!