Little Carousel is an illustration and design led business created by me - Colleen Larmour. I draw, make and sew.
I studied at both Liverpool and Cambridge Art School. After graduation from my Masters I had two children's picture books published and have gone on to illustrate for many different commissions.
The birth of my first daughter in 2013 sparked off a new passion for designing and making physical products for children. I began sewing soft toys for my daughter and friends. Once I started to combine my own illustrations into the designs the idea of Little Carousel was formed and I opened in late 2016.
Character, colour, playfulness and nostalgia are at the heart of what I do. I find fresh inspiration everyday in time spent with my two beautiful daughters Rose and Nina and my husband Glenn, who is also an artist. My work is influenced by these experiences and my love of nature, pattern and children's books and design.
I create everything in my home studio in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The soft toy fabrics are printed by a UK based printer and then hand sewn and packaged up by me before being shipped to lovely customers.
My designs are not gender or age specific as I believe all colour and fun should be for everyone. The young and the young at heart.
Follow Little Carousel on social media for a frequent peek into the latest goings on and sign-up to the newsletter for exciting updates and offers. I love seeing my creations in your home so tag your photos @littlecarouselshop for a chance to be featured on Instagram.
Thank you for visiting my shop. I hope you enjoy what you see - If my illustrations and toys make you smile then I am a happy!
Email: hello@ littlecarousel.co.uk