21 Mar 2011

Squirrels in pants

 My first range "Squirrels in pants" was inspired after a family outing to The National Trust Park at Formby    www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-formby-2  against the backdrop of the pine forest we were lucky enough to see  Red Squirrels and whilst watching them scurry about in the trees and on the ground i just thought they would look great in spotty pants!!!! (no i hadn't been drinking, just a cup of tea on a windy beach).  So squirrels in pants were born, i even designed union jack pants for one squirrel, to fly the flag for the true British Squirrel

The Little Folk

Norman doing a spot of gardening who says "Gnomes arn't cute", he can have a cup of tea in my shed any day 

This Happy Chappy is Norman the Gnome always happy and smiling, brightening up everybody's day, and what a good job he's done with the rhubarb, crumble anybody?????

foxglove fairy with spotty boots 147mmx147mm greetings card

Having worked in a German leisure parkhttp://www.europapark.de/ for six years, working as a set dresser/designer maker in the  various themed rides, i came into contact with the little folk on a daily basis. I would be the one to mend their broken wings, renew their wet dresses and generally keep them in tip top order after the rampaging of the general public floating through a fairyland canal ride

These little English fairies were almost certainly inspired by their German cousins although i think they are far prettier!!!!!
Birthday Fairy 147x147mm greetings card

Fairy cakes 147x147 greetings card

Got together a mood corner of colours, shapes and Little folky things 

This is a great book if you want to know anything about Gnomes and the little folk, iv'e had it for years which is a bit worrying!!!!!!

Pixie with a jelly on his way to a party, wonder if it will fall off his plate before he arrives? 

               Leap frogging over a poisinous toadstool, hope he washes his hands afterwards!!!!

Our gate leading to the orchard inspired the pixie fence. 

18 Mar 2011

Everyday Royalty
At the moment i have three ranges that i am working on, Squirrels in pants, Everyday Royalty and The little folk.

Squirrels in pants

Thought you would like to see inside the shed warts and all, this is where it all happens!!!

March 2011

Hi and welcome to the little shed blog, my first blog ever !!!  My name is Jane and after a career in the leisure industry working both at home and abroad as a designer maker, mural painter and set dresser, i returned to my roots in Staffordshire and two children later i set up Little Shed Designs a small greetings card company, and i really do work from a little Shed!.

My "little shed" has had to have a major facelift this winter, due to the artic conditions my creative juices froze up and insulation was the only way forward!  "It will never work shouted my critics" but i am now sitting bathed in warm sunlight writing this blog.