birds on monday


******An unexpected, unbelievable and overwhelming number of people turned up for the bird sale.  The website crashed and was unable to  control the inventory or update the orders and I was unable to log into the admin panel to shut it down.  I’m sorting it out as quickly as possible.

So sorry for the confusion and inconvenience.******

There will be new birds and caketoppers available in my shop beginning Monday December 10th at 12 PM EST and I’ll be adding new things regularly after that. A couple notes on shopping at my new website:

*You need to set up an account there to purchase; it’s quick and easy – just a password and your address.

*Most of the things I make are one of a kind or in tiny quantities and a bird is marked “sold”, and is unavailable to other shoppers, only after the transaction is complete.

*I accept credit cards through Paypal. It’s easy and secure. No Paypal account is required but having an account will speed up your purchase.


  1. I know what I’m doing at exactly 12 EST on Monday… I can’t wait!!!!

  2. The site is down…too many people trying to buy. Perhaps think about going back to Etsy. 🙁

  3. I am sooooooooooo sad that I didn’t get a bird today. I wanted to give one to my mom for Christmas…. it would have made her day. 🙁

  4. Same thing happened to me. Had bird in cart and when I went to pay it went to the error page & by the time I was able to get back on the site it was gone. 🙁

  5. so sad…are they gone already? first the site was down and the next minute i don’t see any birds. 🙁

  6. In Chicago I cannot even get any birds to be shown……I started at 11:00 exactly and never saw any….must of all flown the coop!!


  7. I eventually managed to get Pip, so that makes me happy. I had tried to buy Mavis right at 11, but then the site errored, and when I got back, I had lost my chance at her. Pip was available, though, and I was able to complete my purchase without any more problems. Ann, is there a way to post the pictures of the birds but not have them available for sale? They were all so cute, and so few people got to see them!

  8. I managed to use my paypal account to buy the Rosalind and Sheiffeld cake topper and I received a confirmation from my paypal account that the transaction was complete. But I haven’t received anything from Ann. I hope it went through.

    Stephanie, did you receive a confirmation from Ann for your purchase?

  9. I waited at my computer half an hour prior to the update and was so pleased to secure Monica in my cart… but when I tried to check out, my browser kept bringing up an error message. When I eventually accessed my cart again, Monica had been deleted! 🙁

  10. I tried to buy a cake topper (I don’t even know what it was called- the really simple one in the upper right hand corner) and had it in my cart and then the site crashed! when i finally got back on ALL the new cake toppers and birds were gone! I am so sad. Ann- any chance you will posting any more stuff soon?

  11. I’m at work so I can’t access my home email. I do show the order in my order history now, on the new shop site, for Pip. Crossing my fingers that it worked right, because he’s cute! Looks like all the pics are posted now, with “sold” tags.

  12. Thanks Stephanie. Ann emailed me back and confirmed the order.

    In other news, it appears 2 more cake toppers are back up for sale.

  13. Check out the Cog & Pearl gift shop on 5th Ave in Park Slope, Brooklyn. They have some as of today at 3 p.m.

    -The Chaperone

  14. early gray washington morn, i took a peek at one of the wedding magazine and was overwhelmed by your birdies which i so love!what a gift!such an amazing creation!thanks,ann.

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