Monday, 28 April 2014

My Inspiration Monday - Baby Bird

How did your business come about? 
Just like many other handmade businesses, I (Bronwyn) started when my son was about 1 as I needed an outlet to 'find myself' again, and something to potter away with during his naps.

Where did the name come from? 
The name came from a comment my Mum made when she was feeding our son " he's just like a baby bird". I thought that was a cute name, also our surname is Finch. I've considered changing it a few times (to what I don't know), the association to the 90's electric pop band might not be cool but it could be worse I guess!)

How long have you been creating for? 
Well our boy is now 4 so for about 3 years. I started off with a few handmade toys, Mei Tai baby carriers and some home-made cleaning products. I also made handy items that I had made to use for our boy that I thought other Mum's might appreciate. My focus is mainly on making soft toys now, I love how they come alive. 

Where does your inspiration come from? 
From new fabric, new patterns, people's desires, my kids interests, my own wants/needs and things I think are cute. 

What do you love about what you do? 

Making things that little people will love and treasure. 

Where do you find time to craft? 
When our kids are asleep! Since having our twins last year my crafting time has dwindled (and also lost my craft room - I now use half our laundry!). Being a zombie also doesn't assist my sewing escapes. When our son goes to Kindy and the girls go down for their nap I get stuck in. I have to be very efficient with my time, have a cutting out session so everything's prepared for a sewing session. Some Sunday's I stomp my feet a bit and get granted some home-alone sewing time which is blissful.

What’s next for you?
Designing more of my toys myself. It's fun buying patterns to try out but nothing beats a complete original. 


Bronwyn has a Tooth Fairy Pillow of your choice - for one reader to win. I'm sure you will agree these are super cute!

To go into the draw tell me in the comments below which colour you would like to win - simple!
- one comment per person
- you must live in New Zealand
- giveaway closes on Monday 5th May

For an extra entry head to the Baby Bird facebook page and have a look around, and click 'Like' while you are there.


- make sure there is some way for me to contact you! Leave an email, or have your name clickable to a profile or something.  If there is no way for me to reach you then I'll have to draw another entry!! This has happened previously, so I wouldn't like to do this and disappoint someone!

Images used with the kind permission of Bronwyn Finch