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Portland, ME
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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.

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Annika Schmidt

Been busy breaking in a new machine! (…hopefully with very little breaking).     I had gotten used to hand winding my bobbins, but with a broken foot pedal, it felt like a good time to retire the Singer and invest in a new one instead. After all, she’s had a pretty good run since my brother rescued her from the curb 6 some years ago!

Been busy breaking in a new machine! (…hopefully with very little breaking). 

I had gotten used to hand winding my bobbins, but with a broken foot pedal, it felt like a good time to retire the Singer and invest in a new one instead. After all, she’s had a pretty good run since my brother rescued her from the curb 6 some years ago!

Annika Schmidt

Glad we got out for a picnic/day trip yesterday, it is RAINY today! Perfect day to get to work in the studio. 
 (You can find the pattern for this darling little lunch satchel in Akiko Mano’s “Linen, Wool, Cotton: 25 Simple Projects to Sew with Natural Fabrics”. I use this one so much I think I’m going to make another one… maybe a tad larger for versatility).

Glad we got out for a picnic/day trip yesterday, it is RAINY today! Perfect day to get to work in the studio.

(You can find the pattern for this darling little lunch satchel in Akiko Mano’s “Linen, Wool, Cotton: 25 Simple Projects to Sew with Natural Fabrics”. I use this one so much I think I’m going to make another one… maybe a tad larger for versatility).

Heather Ross Travel Bag

Annika Schmidt

Getting ready for my trip! Sewed up a little toiletry travel bag in a red denim cotton - and when I get back, I think this will be perfect for my travel sewing kit! For some reason these fabrics make me think of things I have from my mom’s childhood - clothes that she sewed for her Ginger doll and teddy, perhaps.

This was a fun pattern to work with - for those of you that sew, if you want to give it a try the pattern is in Heather Ross’s ‘Weekend Sewing’ Book. (I added the little handle).

Annika Schmidt

As I was digging through my upholstery fabrics (making Radio’s bed), I found some swatches of faux-suede and this bulky woven… it immediately reminded me of a little “igelkott” my mormor gave me made of sheep skin (leather for the face and bottom, with the sheep wool on the body)… anyone else have one of those? This one needs a little face, but I had so much fun I think I might make a few more…

As I was digging through my upholstery fabrics (making Radio’s bed), I found some swatches of faux-suede and this bulky woven… it immediately reminded me of a little “igelkott” my mormor gave me made of sheep skin (leather for the face and bottom, with the sheep wool on the body)… anyone else have one of those? This one needs a little face, but I had so much fun I think I might make a few more…

Annika Schmidt

Radio gets a new bed! (Again!) 

 His former bed was left behind accidentally on a road trip, so this gave me an excuse to make another dent in my stash of upholstery fabric samples. He seems to think this a pillow rather than a bed, which wouldn’t be a problem, except that pillows have occasionally fallen victim to his tantrums when we leave him behind (as a result, I had plenty of stuffing for his bed!). You can see he is staring intently at the treat in my hand that I used to entice him to sit on it, rather than chew on it. Hopefully this one will last a little bit before I have to sew up another!

Radio gets a new bed! (Again!)

His former bed was left behind accidentally on a road trip, so this gave me an excuse to make another dent in my stash of upholstery fabric samples. He seems to think this a pillow rather than a bed, which wouldn’t be a problem, except that pillows have occasionally fallen victim to his tantrums when we leave him behind (as a result, I had plenty of stuffing for his bed!). You can see he is staring intently at the treat in my hand that I used to entice him to sit on it, rather than chew on it. Hopefully this one will last a little bit before I have to sew up another!

Annika Schmidt

Finally found the perfect fabric for the other side of my quilt!

Did a little tour of antique/vintage shops in Windham and Westbrook yesterday, and I think it was a successful one! 4 yards of this vintage rose floral… and two other prints I’m excited to play around with…

I’m thinking short shorts with the boy fabric (I hope I have enough, I promised Ryan I’d make him something with this one)… and a simple loose blouse with the grey heels fabric (this one almost feels like silk?). Excited to work on some personal projects! I’ve been waiting for the right fabrics to inspire me.