Maybe it was the raucous call of the tūī, rousing you from slumber, and amusing you throughout the day with their clear song, trills and croaks.
Was it a feeling that you were being watched, by many eyes, followed by a flurry of tiny birds bursting through the bushes and off into the skies?
Or maybe the calming sentiment that all was well in the world as you fell asleep to the ruru’s soothing lullaby.
For me, it’s been a life-long infatuation, and I’m pretty sure that you can’t spend long in New Zealand without falling in love with our gorgeous native birds.
I’ve joined my love of birds with my love of illustration and textiles, and created a range of stationery, homewares, and accessories that let you celebrate your love of our favourite locals.