Little Wooden Creations
A brand new website from Little Brown Dog Workshop to fire up your creativity.
Susan is one of life’s creatives – able to see the tiny detail and be at one with nature. She has now launched her brand new website for The Little Brown Dog Workshop – sourcing and commissioning beautiful solid wooden shapes for crafters, artists and toymakers.
In Susan’s own words, “We’re working to source more locally so that we have a fully traceable, ethical supply chain and reduce our product travel miles.”
So why little wooden shapes? As always there is a story.
“We have an old home – chaotic, mid-renovation and embarrassingly eccentric. We don’t have plaster on many walls yet and the vegetable garden is more organised than the house. In spite of our rescue greyhound, wild rabbits doze on the lawn amongst the daisies.
We are surrounded by trees and nature and there’s a lot of wildlife. The garden is full of birds, from the tiniest goldcrests to wheeling buzzards and tawny owls. Something’s digging up the bark near the shed at night and there are newts and dragonflies in the pond. I am inspired by nature and the inability to lose a child-like hope that communities of tiny magical creatures might exist in the undergrowth.
The studio has stacks of books, jars of ribbons, pots jammed with paintbrushes, boxes full of paints, papers and tins stuffed with little treasures. There are wood parts everywhere. I pack, paint, draw and make in the middle of it while the dog lounges about on his ridiculously large bed.”