Littlebirdy designs began in 2009 when surface pattern designer Lindsay Atkinson set up a small label selling bird themed special occasion cards on completion of her masters degree. This small venture has since expanded into a full time career allowing Lindsay to do what she loves best, everyday, and for that she is eternally grateful to each and everyone of her customers. Littlebirdy designs now consists of a growing product range of decorative home ware pieces designed to add moments of magic around your home; including the collectable wall art series, bone china ceramics, and cute marble magnet sets.
Lindsay begins each design with hand drawn sketches of birds and various objects she finds lying around. These are scanned onto the computer and layered with botanical shapes drawn with her wacom graphics tablet or taken from her own photographs to add pattern and depth to her unique style of illustration.
Inspiration is drawn mainly from her cottage garden and magical allotment. This isn’t your average veg plot with neat rows and ramshackle sheds. It is more of a secret garden with winding paths made up of pottery collected on the beach, a woodland walk framed by willow trees and lined with bluebells and primroses in the spring. There is a pond complete with reeds and lily pads and is generally a wildlife haven for various feathered visitors who make regular appearances in her work.
Every littlebirdy product is designed, made and packaged by Lindsay in a Victorian house in York within chiming distance of the Minster bells, but only once she has begun each day with a lightly poached egg and a cup of Yorkshire tea.