Art-Inspired Activities

Art-Inspired Activities around Vancouver

With Mother’s Day approaching, we’re all scrambling for the perfect gift to show mom that how much we care. Bird On A Wire has many great handmade local goodies, but why not consider another type of gift as well? The gift of creativity, and time with you! There are so many classes and workshops around Vancouver […]

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Staff Picks & Tricks – Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother’s Day is only a few short weeks away! Here at Bird on a Wire, we have many beautiful items made by our artists that will show your mom just how much you appreciate her. This week I decided to ask my lovely colleague Lynne which items she thinks would make a wonderful present for Mother’s Day. […]

Mothers as Artists

Our Artists Talk About Motherhood

Mother’s Day is on it’s way! Here at Bird on a Wire we feature many talented artists who are also mothers. This week, I sought them out to ask them how they take on the challenges of being a working mother and an artist. I spoke with Mathilde Fabry of Petit Loulou, mixed media artist, Lori […]

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Bouquets by Mary – Easter Flower Bouquets

Easter Flower Bouquets Spring has sprung in Vancouver and Easter is just around the corner! With all of the flowers in bloom and Easter weekend dinners to attend, we suggest coming by the shop Easter weekend to pick up a beautiful bouquet made by our friend, Mary. Easter Gifting! Mary Kelava of Bouquets by Mary […]

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DIY – Five Unique Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs

Easter is just around the corner, and in the shop we have been reminiscing about dyeing Easter eggs as children. I remember using regular food colouring as a child: filling several mugs with hot water and adding a couple of drops of dye to each mug, keeping the eggs in for different amounts of time […]

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Kiki Kids Wear – SALE!

Saying goodbye is SUCH a hard thing. And saying goodbye is particularly difficult when you’ve worked with an amazingly talented artist for years!  Petra of Kiki Kids Wear is a wonderful kids clothing designer and tailor, who has given our customers many years of impeccably crafted (and fun!) dresses, skirts & t-shirts.  She is now retiring her […]

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Needle Felting Reduces Stress

You’ve seen the little fuzzy creations on Pinterest, at local maker-markets and in the windows of quaint local stores, but did you know that making soft animals, plants and mobiles out of wool will actually eliminate stress?  OK, learning Needle Felting may not remove your stress completely, but I guarantee that it will reduce it […]

Unique Valentine's Day activities

Forget the Cliches! Unique Valentine’s Day Activities

Valentine’s Day is just a few days away, and Cupid is sure to be sharpening his love arrows in preparation. This blog post is for you if that last sentence made you cringe a little. It is true that Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, but there is certainly no need to panic. While it can […]

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9 Questions, 1 Recipe – Interview with Lucas Schmidt

We’d love you to meet our newest co-worker Lucas Schmidt in our latest blog post: “9 Questions, 1 Recipe”. Get to know our new Australian, Digital Marketing Coordinator and where he draws his inspiration from. 1. What kinds of jobs did you have before Bird on a Wire? Bird On A Wire is actually my […]