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Floral Wall Art

Posted by lindsay atkinson on

If you follow my social media accounts you've probably noticed I've had the watercolours out a lot more this year and have painted quite a few flowers as well as birds. This started with the sweet pea comission and as I've been trying to paint daily they were something I always had to hand in the garden so a natural subject matter. I'm starting to explore how to use the body of work I've built up and one of my ideas is a monthly floral wall art subscription gift. Each month you (or the gift recipient) would receive a seasonal...

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New packaging

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New packaging: At the beginning of September I had an exciting delivery of custom tissue paper I designed with my littlebirdy logo and dandelion seed pod to use when packaging my online orders. When I first began littlebirdy designs all my orders were lovingly wrapped with white tissue and sealed with stickers and twine. Then as order volume increased, I was constantly looking for ways to simplify and speed up the process and consequently packing orders became my least favourite part of the day. The last couple of years have been all about slowly transitioning my business back to doing...

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Excerpt from my May 2018 newsletter

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Garden News: The garden is looking at its best this month. The bluebells, tulips and forget-me-nots at the beginning of the month are now being replaced by the Astrantia, Foxgloves and Aquilegias or 'grannies bonnets.' These cross pollinate each year so it's always exciting to see what colours we will get. There were some really unusual two tone double forms on display at Burton Agnes - an Elizabethan manor house with walled garden that I visited on my Birthday, pictured here. We haven't got quite as many flowers in the garden as they had but our little Ceanothus shrub is...

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Excerpt from my April 2018 newsletter

Posted by lindsay atkinson on

Garden News After the mini heatwave of 24°c last week the garden has burst into life. Thousands of tiny tadpoles have squirmed their way out of the spawn, the pear and cherry tree have blossomed and tulips, forget-me-nots and snake's head fritillaries all seemed to flower on the same day. I even tried working with the studio door open but after the third huge, furious queen bee came buzzing in looking for a suitable place to set up home, I changed my mind! Pete also set up this (I'm calling it the salad bar) at the weekend. All our lettuce,...

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