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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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Rainy Day

Annika Schmidt

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Today is such a gloomy day, that with the long shutter speed, I have plenty of time to run over to the iron in between shots. Wearing many hats today as I get ready for Saturday and Sundays Sale (take that as a reminder!).

I had named this design April Showers.... but I think I might need to edit it: looking more like May Showers this year.

Annika Schmidt

I lament not having new photos these days, as I work on building inventory for upcoming craft fairs. Revamped my display at The Merchant Company with new packaging, and hoping to work on a new textile design soon! …and updates on the never ending blazer soon!

I lament not having new photos these days, as I work on building inventory for upcoming craft fairs. Revamped my display at The Merchant Company with new packaging, and hoping to work on a new textile design soon! …and updates on the never ending blazer soon!

tying up loose ends.

Annika Schmidt



Built myself a little tea towel display wrack for my table at The Merchant Company… Setting up shop there tomorrow! Going through all my items… tying off loose strings, labeling, and writing out my inventory… And trying to finish everything that is still ‘in progress’. Now. How do I get all my stuff over to the store??

charging ahead.

Annika Schmidt



I’m getting ready to start selling in a local shop (yay!)… on the 1st! (yikes!) So it’s major crunch mode building my inventory. Especially since I’m trying not to take anything out of my Etsy shop.  But luckily I’m getting quicker and more efficient so I’ve had some very productive days.  Still not sure how it’s all going to come together… really need to spend some time on labels and sales tags!

After a couple days of napping all day, Apple seems to feel she ought to make up for her absence from the studio by being extra needy.  For three days now she has never been much further than an arm’s distance. Which is to say, in the middle of everything. It’s nice when she’s just sitting watching. Not so helpful when she starts pushing things off the table for attention or rubbing against the sewing machine while I’m sewing. Sigh.

(Photo: Tea towel production mode, and Apple warming herself by the iron). 

christmas comes early.

Annika Schmidt

Soo excited! Finally got my first samples back from Spoonflower.com; and they did a beautiful job. I couldn’t be happier. And now that I know the colors are good, I can go ahead and order more to make tea towels for my etsy shop.  And the smaller teapot print was to play with scale for a possible apron application.

With Spoonflower, you have the option of choosing pantones for your designs, otherwise the printer will automatically assign colors… but I was worried how well it would do, not having worked with them before so I chose the pantones for my larger samples. I was curious to see how the printer did, so I ordered small samples as well (pictured above).  So these are the colors the printed chose based on the files I gave them, and I have to say they came out great. They are a little pale, as I thought might be the case, but pretty darned reliable. I think the only color I might change is the dark dark brown on the full orange towel, which I picked out. But aside from that, I am thrilled. No, even including that, I am just thrilled.