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Maria Ryan
Designer Maker at Lollipops and Daydreams
Designer Maker at Lollipops and Daydreams

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Displaying collections in children's rooms
Our children have the most amazing collections of toys. They really do! From Lego to dolls to cuddly toys to My Little Pony. Its so easy to pop them into boxes or storage containers. But a really great alternative is to use them as room decoration. I've spo...

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Lollipops and Daydreams SS17 LookBook
This year for our Lookbook I wanted to try something new, to do the brilliant photography of AMC Photography Cork justice, so the idea to create a magazine format was born! The magazine was created and then uploaded to Issuu where you can view it.   Lollipo...

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Toddler Floor Beds
Toddler floor beds at first glance seem to be another trend on social media for children's decor. But there is a theory behind it all. If you've ever been inside a creche or montessori play school the children always nap on floor beds. I will put up my hand...

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Wizard of Oz Inspiration for Spring Summer 2017
I loved the Wizard of Oz movie growing up. There was something so magical about it. From Dorothy, to the moving from the black and white world to the amazing colours of Oz, the songs, the characters. It had everything! It was also a little terrifying (those...

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Cakes - when did they become such works or art?
I'm not a baker, I'm a sewer.  I watch the Great British Bake Off and Cake Boss and think that somehow qualifies me to make cakes. But I can't. I've mastered the ability to make a delicious maltesor cake (thank you Nigella) and a victoria sponge that is bri...

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KID Store Dublin
During the summer Lollipops and Daydreams became part of something very exciting, a collective of design led designers and makers in KID, Powerscourt Centre, Dublin. All the makers involved and highly passionate about design and quality so it is both a plea...

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Lollipops and Daydreams in the press
Excited to launch our Autumn/Winter collection with beautiful photos taken by AMC Photography in Cork. A favourite is our pink dress with mustard collar. It buttons at the back and is fully lined. It was featured in the Sunday Business Post!  The Swan Party...

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George and Milly at The Old Yard
Carlow and Kildare are full of local treasures and this is one of my favourites for a little escape, a cup of coffee and delicious homemade treats along with some gorgeous little shops, its The Old Yard, Castledermot, Co. Kildare.  Not fa...

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L Shaped Couch - Living Room Inspiration
I have a longing for an L-Shape couch. After years of brown leather its time for a change. I have found some brilliant inspiration from the 1950s onwards. These couches didn't shy away from colour. And neither did the rooms they were placed in. How fab is t...

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Kids Party Ideas with Miniature Animals
I adore party planning for children and am gathering ideas for the next party we are planning for our littlest one. Here are some of the ideas I have found on pinterest  following link for more ideas! How gorgeous is th...
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