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Portland, ME

Made in Maine, Scandinavian-Inspired Print and Pattern, Designed and Handmade For Every Day Use in the Home. Created in late 2011, Lilleputt is the creative studio of Annika Schmidt.


bright and early.

Annika Schmidt

Finished up the first batch of my commission, 12 pieces out of 24, and sent them off first thing this morning. That’s right, before the sun came up.  Not that there was much sun to be seen. But pretty skies none the less this morning.  And the temperature has dropped, so we’ve closed the windows and put the heat back on, but it stayed mild enough that I could air out the studio and get right back to work. Cleaned up the sawdust, and out with my Singer again.

…And what do I do, get a check and head out to the fabric shop.  Hopefully soon my bank account will do a 180 to a modest incline…. Playing with some new patterns, and some great fabrics from Lotta Jansdotter… My mom and I were trying to figure out if she was Swedish or not. She couldn’t remember which other countries use “dotter” versus “dottir” (Icelandic?) Anyway, turns out she is from an archipelago between Sweden and Finland called Åland.  I studied on the island of Öland.  Time for a geography lesson.

Anyway, like many Scandinavian designers, simple bold patterns, and fantastic colors. I wanted to buy all her fabrics. And to close a long productive day, I love sunlight against the dark, turbulent skies of fall.