London | Etsy Christmas Cafe–A Photo Diary

Earlier last month, I was invited to Etsy Christmas Cafe at Covent Garden. I would’ve posted about this a lot sooner but I had my dissertation deadline to worry about and then a stream of programmes lined up after that – now that it’s sort of settled a little, I can finally blog!

They say, pictures say a thousand words. Words can hardly describe the lovely products that were on display. I didn’t bring my camera, so all I had were pictures snapped on my trusty iPhone. However, the Etsy UK team were ever so kind to provide us with some high-res photographs!

I met a whole bunch of beautiful Etsy sellers and had a great chat with them about their products. Most of the new products are not up in their Etsy stores as of now (because it’s not Christmas yet) but they’re definitely coming your way! I’ve got a few pieces in my mind that I am certain to get once they’re up in store!

Here are some products’ photographs from Etsy – these are my favourite picks (in no particular order)!


1. a) Calligraphy Monogram Notecards by Cerulean Press – £12 for 10  Calligraphy Monogram Notecards £12 for 10

I had mine done too! 😀

b) Pink Bow Notecards – £12 for 10 Pink Bow Notecards £12 for 10



2. a) Birds in Hats A4 Calendar by Alice Tam – £12 Birds in Hats A4 Calendar £12

b) Flamingo in a Tropical Cap A3 – £18 Flamingo in a Tropical Cap A3 Print £18

3. Cat’s Pyjamas Side Plate by JimBobArt – £25




4. Christmas Cards by CecilyMaeHandmade – £N/A 3


Such jovial cards to be sharing with friends and family, don’t you think? 😛


I snapped some photos during the event:-



“Ho Ho Ho, Merry Christmas. Whatever.”



I love how creative CecilyMaeHandmade is!



This amazing machine made all of these cards (below)



I am absolutely in love with Alice’s gorgeous drawings of birds. Inspired by people around her (and sometimes strangers on the street), this is amazing art. I have my eye on her calendar and flamingo, I’ll be keeping a lookout for THOSE!


I used to do this when I was much younger, sewing fancy things onto small bookmarks/mobile decoration – it’s really great to see it has gone all large-scale and it makes beautiful (and more practical) gifts now. Helena from POMPOM Kits.

We also received goodie bags upon arriving at the event, here’s mine! Got a freebie Christmas garland from CecilyMaeHandmade – thank you so much! <3




All the links will lead you to the respective shops and their products. You should totally check them out. But may I also introduce Zack Mclaughlin who does beautiful art pieces and bird sculptures. They’re really wonderful so I do highly recommend that you check him out. 🙂


I had a great time with everyone at the Etsy Christmas Cafe. Once again, thank you Etsy UK for having me there! I look forward to more great things from Etsy! For now…let me save some money for Christmas shopping. 4 months should be good enough, no? 😛



Toodles. ♥


  1. Tamsin | A Certain Adventure August 16, 2014 / 17:22

    Ooh, I love that calligraphed monogram notecard set! Your goodie bag is super enviable – you’ve got me all buzzed about Christmas already! (That’s bad in August, isn’t it?) xx

    • Alexandra Wong August 26, 2014 / 14:42

      Hi there Tamsin!

      First of all, I am so sorry for the late reply! I totally overlooked this comment, I feel so bad right now! Forgive me, please?

      And yes, I also do love that calligraphed monogram notecard! It’s really unique! Especially when you choose to have your name or initials embossed into the card sets, makes it really personal and special, don’t you think? 😀 I knowww, I’m already picking gifts out in my head! D: xx

  2. Charlotte Steggz August 26, 2014 / 20:51

    These all look so awesome! Last Christmas I did my best to buy most of my presents from Etsy. I’ll be doing the same this year for sure.

    • Alexandra Wong August 27, 2014 / 18:37

      Sadly, I won’t be around this Christmas but definitely will look up Etsy for inspiration (or just get them shipped internationally)!

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