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Wee find: The Empress Dowager’s New Jewels

I’ve been meaning to post about the multi-faceted talents of The Likkle Girl Who Wurves Pwetty Things, one of Wee Birdy’s long-time supporters and bloggy-pals. Writing a blog has its good times and bad, but one of the most unexpected joys is stumbling across some kindred like-minded souls who have been incredibly supportive as well as lots of fun.

When she’s not cooking up a storm in the kitchen, Sydney-based Likkle Girl is blogging about her incredible fashion finds (I love this canvas faux fox stole from one of her favourite designers, Slow and Steady wins the Race)…




her thrifty road trip adventures in Australia…

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and making these extraordinarily beautiful fabric necklaces, which she has dubbed The Empress Dowager’s New Jewels

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The pieces are hand-stitched using a variety of vibrant prints and discontinued Marmimekko fabric to create a string of ‘jewels’, which her grandmother referred to as ‘jiap-boh’ (literally ‘join cloth’ in the Teochew dialect). 


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And here I am modelling my 'New Jewels' this morning …


New additions have recently been added to her online shop (click here to check it out), but Sydney-siders may also like to view the Likkle Girl’s work in person when she pops up at The Little Bazaar (‘An Out-of-the-Ordinary Handmade Jewellery & Objects Market’) at The Beresford tomorrow, Saturday 26 September from 11am-6pm. Click here to check out all the details.

  • http://likklegirl.blogspot.com the likkle girl who wurves pwetty things

    Dear Top Bird,
    Thank you for the lovely and extremely glowing write-up (and plug)! And for being one of the first to say “hello” on my likkle blog and still visiting.
    I love the New Jewels on you. And your pretty smock top! I hope you’ll enjoy wearing them for a long time.
    Will keep you posted re: Little Bazaar. I hope others will see their tongue-in-cheek value like we do. xxx

  • http://www.top5photos.wordpress.com Helena

    Ah, beautiful! I especially like the first picture – the combo of the top and necklace is perfect.

  • http://jafabrit.blogspot.com/ jafabrit

    What fun to come here and see one of my fave bloggers highlighted :) I always enjoy the thrifty road trip adventures and the yummy recipe’s . Always has fab photos.

  • http://www.matouenpeluche.typepad.com Sam

    Wow! It’s now 6:17 Saturday night – can you believe it? I totally missed out – but I will check out her blog – very cool and fun! I love your necklace – very cute!

  • http://gervorama.blogspot.com/ Gervy

    BELATEDLY… how lovely of you to profile the non-London-based but uber-stylish Likkle Girl. My necklace, “Bunch of Emerald Grapes” is still going down a treat.

  • http://lorenyportugal.blogspot.com Lorene Portugal

    Your fabric necklaces in my country is named “fuxico”. In my blog I show some fabric necklaces as yours, but they are made with iron ring inside within (inside)them.
    See mey blog: http://lorenyportugal.blogspot.com