A little bit about us…

about tumbling birdsEvery baby is special, every baby is individual.

Here at Tumbling Birds online baby boutique we make sure the uniqueness of each child can be found in our range. We offer quirky handmade fashion for babies up to 18 months, and baby accessories and soft toys. We take great care to ensure that no two items of clothing are alike, going out of our way to make sure your little hatchling’s personality is reflected in our one-off designs – whether it’s a pretty pinafore, a pair of cute dungarees or a fun and cosy travel blanket.

Tumbling Birds baby boutique personally handcrafts everything. We insist on using bold, bright cotton fabrics sourced within the UK to create original designs of high quality that wash and wear well. And because each piece is handmade, all fabrics, patterns and colours vary slightly, making your chosen item truly unique. We can even personalise it with your child’s name.

Tumbling Birds. Individually designed for your little individual.


Jodie RichardsonJodie Sanderson

Hello, and thank you for dropping by!

Over the years I have developed a passion for unique design, bold colours and bespoke clothing, graduating from Northumbria University with a degree in fashion design. I first had the idea for Tumbling Birds baby boutique following an exhaustive gift search for a friend’s newborn. I couldn’t find anything that inspired me; nothing stood out from all the mass-produced articles of baby wear and accessories already out there.

So I began embellishing baby clothing and cot blankets, and soon had built a small but popular collection of baby wear and gifts. Tumbling Birds fledged online in 2011 and I’m thrilled at how popular our ranges are proving to be.

I work from my home studio in the North Northumberland countryside, a beautiful part of the world which provides plenty of inspiration for my designs through its wildlife, livestock and tractors!

I hope you enjoy your Tumbling Birds product and thank you for allowing me to design and create something for such a special time. Babyhood may be short, but I believe it’s something that should be treasured forever.


I consider myself the chief cook and bottle washer, a position I’m proud to have held since my daughter, Jodie, started Tumbling Birds online baby boutique in 2011!   We make a great team, and I love watching Jodie’s ideas flourish and helping her bring them to life.

While Jodie comes up with the creative ideas and designs for our baby wear, I have my little jobs to do, like putting my skills on the sewing machine to good use finishing off the Tumbling Birds height charts, and making sure everything is neatly packed and tidied away.  Believe me, that can feel like a never-ending job when we have a large order to get out!

After a long and tiring day spent at a trade show, I get a real kick from knowing that someone has taken a little bit of Tumbling Birds home with them, and that the pleasure we’ve had in creating our range of baby fashion and accessories is reflected in the pleasure of our customers.


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