As our little seaside community gets battered by Autumnal storms a merry band of crafters met together on a Sunday afternoon to collage animals. The workshop was run by the uber talented Lorna Apps-Woodland (ace name!) and was held at craft cafe Make.
We arrived to find an A4 envelope with our names on and inside everything we needed to get started including templates of a hare, fox, owl, bird and cat drawn by Lorna. The large table behind us was covered in all kinds of paper ephemera, vintage magazines, books and washi tape. For nearly 2 and a half hours I was in absolute heaven, cups of hot tea were supplied as well as yummy cake and relaxing music. If you have never been to a workshop before I thoroughly recommend it. Although I am an artist and make toys /illustrate most of the week you can never learn too much especially from other artists. Be inspired and make time to make.
I made two dachshund collages inspired by my beautiful dog Margot and can’t wait to make more at home
I have some lovely soft cuddly Japanese printed linen kittens now in my store. Many more little ornaments coming soon, crochet and woodland themed toys. Check out the redesigned Ooh la Lapin shop.
Hope you like the new logo too, cotton presentation bags for all purchases will be printed with the round rabbit and stickers and pin badges will be available soon. All purchases will include these for free!
It’s time to make some room on the shelves of the little Ooh la Lapin shop. Most toys have a generous 50% off so its a great opportunity to treat yourself to a new friend or save one for someone special as a gift! Handmade cards are also in the sale at only 90p each.
The sale only lasts for one week so I hope you find a happy stitchy friend to love!
Nothing captivates me more than exploring the work of other creatives. The internet allows you to be a curator, to visit virtual galleries and see work you otherwise might never experience.
Here are some inspiring creations, enjoy.
Ceramics by Amanda Lynch Smith
Fox by Sarah Young
Stunning textile birds by Abigail Brown
The captivating photography of Luisa Brimble who works with the likes of Kinfolk and Frankie magazine.
Jewellery by Datter Industries, I would love this little guy.
Apples in my garden.
Cobnuts in the kitchen.
Cute cup from the charity shop.
Brooch in the post from my pen friend Donna.
The gorgeous Frankie magazine.