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Hello. My name is Anna. I am the textile designer and illustrator behind The Smallish House. 

As both a mama and a creative I started a business that could work around my family, providing a healthy work life balance whilst allowing me to create playful homewares and accessories for other design conscious families.

Taking inspiration from the world my daughter is just beginning to discover, I aspired to design fabrics and products that could create a magical world and spark imaginations.

The everyday moments of childhood and family life inspire the patterns and illustrations that I create. I hope to capture the imaginations of both young and old designing products that fill the home with a sense of fun and style.

In my home studio, based in Northamptonshire, I use traditional printing techniques such as lino and screen printing to create whimsical mixed media images which are then applied to fabric. 

All of my fabric is then  printed in the UK, or Europe, and is sewn in the studio at home.