Liz works from her home in a beautiful village called Meopham in Kent. Her inspiration is wildlife, birds and her own imagination; she's learning new things all the time.
She was inspired to set up Big Bird, Little Bird after her sister Helen, who made bears to raise money for charity, passed away in Aug 2011 from bowel cancer. Helen gave Liz her sewing machine, which she still uses today and so it is her ongoing connection to her.
Why the name? Helen's nickname was Big Bird (eldest daughter) and she called Liz and my twin Little Bird.
Prior to setting up Big Bird, Little Bird Liz had never done much sewing beyond what she did at school some 30-odd years ago. Liz used to do graphic design before she had children and has always loved being creative. When Helen gave Liz her sewing machine when she could no longer sew or knit, she received a huge amount of fabric from her too. The fabric she uses is a mix between what Helen gave her, vintage fabric, and new fabric including Liberty and Alexander Henry. Each piece is unique; no two are the same.