Maria Ryan is the designer and maker behind Lollipops & Daydreams. Having initially pursued a career in finance, working in Treasury in the IFSC in Dublin, a move to the countryside, along with the birth of her children allowed her to follow a more creative path. She now lives in the tranquil surroundings of Tullow, Co. Carlow with her husband and their three children. Lollipops & Daydreams was created in November 2012. Maria is registered with the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland.
Lollipops & Daydreams designs are inspired by childhood nostalgia, by vintage clothes, by colours, by children's illustrations and nature but mostly by the sheer magic of childhood. Using simple cuts, the designs celebrate colour, print, pattern and all things beautiful. All items are handmade in Ireland.