Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Special delivery

Well it has been a while, we have been flat out with Marche Rouge, Christmas orders, preparing for the relocation of our production room to the 4th floor and the set up of our new class room.

We have a number of exciting news flashes, first is the long awaited resolution of our front door problems. Yes folks, the door is now open!!!! The electro magnetic gadget has been installed so you will no longer have to heave open the great steel door to enter l'uccello. To be honest I am not sure how little l'uccello survived for 12 months that it has been closed, so many people assumed we were closed or were not comfortable to come in. Such an impediment in the first 6 months of a business, already in an obscure location, during a difficult time in retail was no small obstacle. We would never have survived without the loyal support from our regular customers and new visitors brave enough to come through the door, thank you all so much. I must also thank all those who have blogged l'uccello, it really is such a great help in spreading the word, a special word of thanks to Miss Pen Pen for her words of crafty wisdom and encouragement. 

The next news flash is the devine Ms Bobby La, otherwise known a Robyne Melia, after two years of wooing has accepted our proposal, to share some of her extraordinary wisdom in a very limited number of classes in the new year. Check out her blog in my list on the right, and you will see why we are so excited.

Finally as well as proudly stocking the beautiful Kleins Perfumery in Fitzroy, Muse Beauty Boutique in Canberra, The Crafty Squirrel in Ballarat and Maison sur Mer in Western Australia with our scented and crafty products, we have just completed our first order for the National Gallery of Australia. So if you go to see the Italian Renaissance Exhibition that has just opened you should be able to find the gift store by the scent of our pillows and sachets.

As if that is not enough we have just had boxes vintage and antique haberdashery arrive, the packaging is classic Frenchy fabulousness with a good dose of Belgian as well. So here is the eye candy, I will update Sophie Digard arrivals by the end of the week, we have another delivery in transit as we have sold out of many pieces. And I will do a quick last minute Christmas gift ideas list and our Christmas holiday dates shortly too.

French Galalithe buttons

Unusual French glass buttons

French cotton seam binding tape, 5 metre rolls, lovely to use as ribbon

Superb ombre wired ribbon

Exceptional French passementerie

Beautiful antique lace

A very rare find, a box of linen thread on original thread winder cards, divine!

Lovely complete cards of large press snaps

 Old packets of hemp string with great labels

This is why I love collecting vintage haberdashery, how good are these labels?!

and this one

Boxes of vintage DMC pearl and stranded thread in original boxes

Vintage furnishing trims

Great find! Old rolls of wall paper trim, perfect for my paper dresses

This beauty is going stright into the l'uccello collection, extraordinary metallic embroidery on black tulle in PERFECT condition, it would have to be around 100 years old, amazing.

Hope you are not all too frantic preparing for the end of the year, time seems to compress in the last couple of weeks before Christmas, thanks for finding the time to stop by. x


  1. Gorgeous things! Love the sparkly buttons. And the vintage labels!

  2. Good Morning Kim, thoroughly enjoyed catching up with the new products that have arrived at Lucello.....the metallic embroidery on the black tulle is stunning....Warm Regards, O'faigh