Megan of The Little Piper has designed a large and deliciously memorable range of greeting cards and other wonderful paper goodies that are chocked full of style and wit. The Little Piper is a new sponsor at Jane’s Apple.
Tell us more about you and your online store The Little Piper?
The Little Piper was first dreamt up in 2010. I started out selling screen printed plush toys and vinyl stickers. In 2012 I closed my shop so I could focus on being a first time mum. Now that my son is older and I have a little more free time, I have recently opened up shop again with my focus being on providing greeting cards of a particular nature to the world.
I love to create quirky pieces for the home and special keepsakes for all occasions. I am inspired by the idea of offering a keepsake to someone special in your life, to keep long after the special moment has passed, there still have something to hold as they reminisce and that is a very special gift. While most cards may end up in scrap books, some of my cards are designed to be used as mini prints, so they could be framed to see all year around.
What are you passionate about besides The Little Piper?
When I am not creating for The Little Piper, I enjoy my days building pillow forts and doing creative projects with my son. I love seeing him discover the world, and he takes me on all kind of adventures.
My partner and I are happy snappers; and love taking photos of everything. We love dressing up too for Anime Conventions and just for the hell of it too.
In recent years, I have started to travel more and love it. I love discovering a new part of the world and seeing how different, or in some cased the same, some things are.
When do you feel the most creative?
I feel creative most of the time. My head is always buzzing, and I am constantly seeing new things in everyday life, that give me more ideas. I heard a saying that describes it best “Having a creative mind, is like having a million tabs open in your browser at once”. But when I am sitting at my desk with the music going, I can get lost in creating something and that is when the magic happens!
You are the reason | The Little Piper
What approach do you take to your art? When you start a new project do you have a clear picture in your mind of your finished piece or is your process different?
Most of the time I have the finished art work in my mind. I always start with a sketch and then draw it up on the computer. The original idea can change a little as the art work is developed, but I work with a defined style and that keeps me on track most of the time.
Bonjour Paris Poster | The Little Piper
The designs in your store The Little Piper definitely have delightful humour and a distinct look. How would you describe your style?
My cards certainly aren’t the traditional kind of greeting card. They are quirky and playful with a little edge.
You are my favourite muggle | The Little Piper
What advice do you have to share with other budding creative entrepreneurs?
You can never know too much about promoting on social media and SEO stuff. But above all do what you are passionate about and try and try again. There will be a lot of hurdles and trial and error before you get where you want to be.
Megan’s creative nature is endearing and infectious. She certainly puts all that creativity to good use! It’s a pleasure to have The Little Piper on the blog.
The Little Piper
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