Bun Wharf

all present and correct

This morning both rabbits are ready to hit the streets and find new owners.

Its pouring with rain so its going to have to be an indoor drop, we opt for Gunwharf Quays.  I hope the bunnies will be an interesting contrast to the mass produced commercial items of the Nike store or GAP. We stagger into the ‘Old Customs House’ pub to shelter from the rain, as I sip a coffee I decide that why not go for it and leave a rabbit here!

My daughter and I spy a guy reading a paper and relexing, the sofa opposite him is vacant, perfect! Its set up like some surreal ‘blind date’.

Fancy a beer?

The tags read….

Today’s mission was a success!


Today I launch the start of  ‘PROJECT BUNNY’.

For some time now I have given my handmade bunnies away when the moment requires it. Sometimes its been because someone needs cheering up, when I have worked in a school, to say thanks but mostly when something kind has occurred.

If you like you can offer a donation for your bunny and all money goes to a local Autism charity PASN.

My project is about the rabbits marking moments in time and celebrating the person and place they go and live with/in.

I hope to receive photos and feedback from recipients and this will help to create a ‘bunny map’. Some of the rabbits will be distributed randomly in public as an impulsive act of kindness.

You can also request a rabbit.

please give the reason for needing a rabbit, for example is it to repay an act of kindness, for a sick child, is it going to live in a classroom or will it be travelling the world with you on an adventure?

Once you have your bunny I will require some feed back to help the project work, that’s all!

email : OohlaLapin@gmail.com

If you are interested in taking part please email me.

The above rabbit is going to live at Mary Rose School, I am delivering her today as part of the felt making workshop.

To upload your photos you can also go to the flickr group

HERE and contribute your photos and comments.


Im so excited that next week I get to work for the afternoon in the fab Mary Rose School doing one of my free ‘craft therapy’ sessions with some autistic students. We will be making felt by hand with Merino wool tops and intend to get very messy. I want to tie it in with this terms project of ‘mini beasts’.

I always enjoy working with children and the fresh view they bring to our  grown up world.

I was looking for inspiration and came across details of an exhibition that recently took place in New York ENTOMOLOGIA a group show of insect art.

Here is a beautiful painting by Joianne Bittle check out her website here.

I hope these images inspire students and teachers!

the latest

Here at Ooh HQ I have been mighty busy sewing for ‘Love Your Bike’ day and decorating my bedroom.

Mr Snuffles needs a home.

I have some super cute toys for sale ranging from £4 to £30 in price.

I have been working on this quilt for my bed and hope to have a couple of beautiful ones for sale soon!

An old T.V cabinet I have distessed for the bedroom and my new Spain print.

my treasure

Urban cool

Urban Outfitters now have a lovely gift and home section featuring some beautiful textile and cushion design. Always good to look for some inspiration for you home!

This beautiful La Voliere shade is by Terence Conran, if I had the money I would buy it. I may even try to make my own version!

I also love this Apron from the V&A ONLINE SHOP . They have a quilt exhibition on at the moment which I am desperate to get to.