Lollipops and Daydreams design and make stylish, comfortable clothes for children. We create simple garments using classic silhouettes with both bold and subtle prints. And We love garments that allow freedom of movement and swing with a child's energy. We would love our clothes to be worn on special occasions and just as equally for running or playing in.
Our fabric choices and clothes patterns are inspired by childhood nostalgia, by vintage clothes, by colours, by children's illustrations and nature. But mostly we are inspired by the sheer magic of childhood.
All our dresses are made exclusively in Ireland, and predominantly in our studio workshop in rural Co. Carlow.
Everything is cut by hand and sewn with much care and careful attention to detail.
Maria Ryan is the designer 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 and 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 and a member of FORM Carlow.
Lollipops and Daydreams were shortlisted for the Irish Made Awards in 2017.
Our Clothing Stockists:
KID Store, Powerscourt Centre, Dublin 2.
Our Book "What If" is available online here and in many stockists in Ireland and a small number internationally. It is available for wholesale so do pop us a line if you are interested!