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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.


productive procrastination.

Annika Schmidt

Tying up loose ends… painfully slowly.  But in spite of it feeling like a ‘meh’ day, it’s turned out rather productive.  Sent out some more fabric designs to be printed this morning; two weeks sounds like forever to get them back! I can’t wait. Highlight of my morning: Trader joe’s applewood smoked uncured bacon ends and pieces with onions and swiss chard. Yum.

I got so frustrated with the nonsense I was working on, I pulled out my knitting machine to cheer myself up…

and finally got underway with some holiday cheer. I don’t know why I always think Thanksgiving is so far away from Christmas… all of a sudden I feel like the sprint is on.  So I’m knitting stockings. Probably a procrastination technique… but a very therapeutic one.  Thank goodness I have my old sketch book with my knitting machine notes… it’s been a couple years and I am rusty. First stocking attempt: a disaster that took way too long. Much better the second time around. 

And I’ve even managed to set up December advent candles this year.