Lille Huset Blog

Conquering New Things That are Really Old

Having embarked on my new/old journey into textiles and sewing (again), I have been incredibly insecure about my sewing abilities. I have been sewing since I was 10 years old and have a very crafting oriented family.

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The Art of the Quilt

As I have been working on my new fabrics and prints, I had the overwhelming desire to put it all together as a series of quilts. First of all, I love blankets, I and my family can't get enough of them. My grandmother was a huge quilter and at her funeral a few years ago, her quilts adorned...

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The Feeling of Making

Last week I was feeling especially lethargic. I have these ups and downs with my creative life that sometimes become overwhelming. Having launched my lille huset dollhouses 5 years ago, I took on a lot of debt to get it all going. Now that I have decided to diversify my making and have gotten into creating my own fabrics and goods, I have the constant debt cloud hanging over me and of course being completely vulnerable in the outcome

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Vertical Pouch

When I first started making things, I knew I wanted to make some basic pouches. I love pouches

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February 22, 2017 Add a comment 0 tags (show)

Cocktail Napkins

...Since I am working on this order for some independent shops, I thought I'd also make a post for you about making them.

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Simple Bag 2 Ways

So, I'm off to a great start i.e. I am making a second post (ha). Today I am showing you the easiest bag to make, literally, ever, AND it is super functional.

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Starting Today: Daily Design

So, it is official... I am starting today on a new challenge, one that I have been putting off for far too long. I am a designer by trade and a maker, well, because it's the only thing I know how to do.

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Pinning Stuff Up

As a designer, I love to show people how I'm doing things behind the scenes. I started my new home line about a year ago, but at the time it was all in my brain and had not started to form into anything physical yet.

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February 13, 2017 Add a comment 0 tags (show)

Why Wildflowers?

As I mentioned in my statement on my home page, all of my products and collections have a story. So you might be thinking, why wildflowers?

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Seed Bomb

Design story: so I've been developing all of these prints and grids but haven't told the story... I started developing based on cities exploring the grids and the "gardens" green spaces. I love it when the built environment meets nature. I call this pattern: "seed bomb" from my Chicago days where people mix wildflower seeds and mud and create tiny gardens in undeveloped lots and spaces throughout the city.

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