Lovebird Lane was born of dyer Julieanne's discovered love for sewing with bright, quirky prints. She purchased her first sewing machine back in January 2013 with a view to making her own clothing and accessories. She learned quickly, establishing a level of quality that made her confident to offer her products to family and friends, which were well received. Many of Julieanne's family and friends suggested selling her products which led her to open her Etsy store in mid-2013.
Julieanne is a craft lover with her energies focused primarily on yarny delights such as knitting, crochet, weaving and spinning amongst others. She loves to learn new crafts, most recently bead weaving.
Julieanne is the host of the Lovebird Lane Podcast on YouTube.
Julieanne says: "In early 2013 I was diagnosed with major depressive disorder and anxiety. Although suffering with these issues since teenage-hood, I had never sought treatment before. This bout was more severe than I’d ever experienced and as such, I was forced to give up my full-time day job to focus on recovery. As part of this recovery, I found that my creating, whether sewing or knitting or any of my other myriad crafts went a long way to helping to ease my mind, and give me a sense of productivity and accomplishment. Having this store as a place to share my joy with others, and that others enjoyed what I was creating was a great feeling. In September of 2016 I began dyeing yarn and fibre and it has brought me so many new friends and so much joy. In March 2017 the name of the shop was changed from MyMuddlings to Lovebird Lane. The shop helps me to support my family whilst caring for my mental and emotional health. Six years later I’m doing much better, with a renewed energy for life and my handmade business."
Lovebird Lane's yarn bases are sourced from ethical and mulesing free farms from all over the world. Skeins are all dyed by hand using professional washfast acid dyes.
Julieanne lives in Adelaide, South Australia with her husband Simon and their fur-baby, a dog named Granger and their feather-baby, a lovebird named Marion.