Fox in the Attic

St Leonards on sea

Baby muslins, prints, cards, tea towels, bags and custom illustrations, all from my own watercolour paintings.

The story behind the business
Meet Fox in the attic

I’m Michelle. From my studio on the South Coast of England, within sight of the sea, I spend most of my days running my own little business, called The Fox in the Attic. I share my home with my daughters Penelope and Beatrix, my musician husband, and a very naughty cat called Keats. I am a one woman band. I come up with the ideas, paint the illustrations, design the patterns and photograph my products for promotion and for my website myself. I deal with all customer queries and customer service, I hand-pack all my orders, and my lovely husband is my post-boy! The creative ideas that end up being on my muslins have roughly followed a thematic pattern that began in childhood, from a natural love of everything that was around me growing up in South Africa - flowers,insects, birds, the river, animals…pretty much everything! My products include muslins, prints, cards, zipper bags, tea towels and I am now expanding the business to include custom illustrations. Birth announcements, commisions and wedding stationery.

I’m so happy to be making my life on my own terms as a woman, a small business owner and a mum. The challenges are just as great as the rewards and satisfaction, and as long as it stays that way I know I’ll be happy.

founder Credentials

  • Female Founded Business


1 Blomfield Road

St Leonards on Sea

TN37 6HH

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