Inspiration time

Hello, I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas Day! It’s been great having time off recently with the family and we have all been nursing each other back to health. Winter time sadly comes with a few sniffles, aches and pains. Roll on Spring I say.

I have had time to reflect on how I will take myself forward as an artist in 2013, I’m hoping to preview my work at more high profile events like ‘Made’ and ‘Craftacular‘. Also packaging designs for limited runs of toys and design service for bespoke requests. So lots for me to be getting on with.

As always scouring the internet, books and the world outside for inspiration is a daily routine for me. Here are some things filling my mind with goodness at the moment.

I found this on Tumblr and sadly do not know who the artist is!

Photo courtesy of the Sartorialist

1950’s Advert

via Where Your Heart Is

Again I am unsure of the artist.

via Fuckyeahwoodenclogs

Wes Lang Bird Print

image via Tumblr


Vintage Bunny figures Little Red Polkadots


Great style for curvy girls.

As a size 14-16 girl I love looking at images of other curvy girls to get style ideas. I often find it hard to imagine myself in outfits featured online because the models are so slim. I ask myself ‘How would that hang on me?’ ‘Would it suit my shape?’ and I end up feeling a little frustrated.

I love all shapes on women and I am certainly not anti skinny, if your happy and it feels right for you, enjoy it. Nobody owns your body but you. If skinny girls only saw clothes/styles/looks modelled by bigger girls I think they would find it hard.

Here are some beautiful looks I found on my internet travels, enjoy…



For true style perfection you cant beat The Curvy Elle.

There and back again.

Woah what a trip! 24 hours in the capital just wore me out but we had so much fun. Highlights include…

Visiting The Tanks at Tate Modern

Strolling along the Southbank and having BFI coffee

Our Mutual Friends at Jerwood

Sunset walk over Blackfriars Bridge

Drinks, music and comedy at The unicorn and Lion in Kentish Town.

Drunken pesto pasta

Urban foxes sunbathing on sheds

Meeting up with Naomi living up to her twitter name @vintagesecret for showing us The Vintage Emporium and a me finally getting to visit The Shop on Cheshire Street (see fabric haul below).






Making a dress for under £10

Its rare you find a dress that is both pretty, comfortable and stylish. I recently bought a sweet little grey dress from White Stuff and loved the cut so much I decided to copy the cut and add some details. I did all for £9.20! The fabric I purchased was a light silky viscose fabric that hangs and drapes beautifully, 2meters was more than ample. The lace collar was 99p and both were purchased form Fabric Land in Portsmouth. I was pleasantly surprised to find the fabric as Fabric Land can be very hit and miss and also the sweet little collar. With the excess fabric I created a sash to pull in my waist, it’s safe to say I am more than happy with my new dress.



The dress I copied



Last week of competition!

A few weeks ago I launched competition to win the last ooh la lapin Raccoon Tee.

Its simple just tell me what the next animal should feature in the Autumn/Winter range of long sleeve tees and totes. You can do this by leaving a comment or tweeting me @lapinlou. There have been a few good entries so far but I need more ideas!

The winner will receive a t-shirt, postcard set and a few other goodies. Good Luck!

T-shirt giveaway hooray!

First of all big thanks to Often Hover for the Levis Commuter review, sterling work. On to business…

I have one of these guys left and its an adult large so it just seems right to send it off to a special person!

Just tell me what animal you would like to see on my next print run of tees and totes in the comments section, I will pick my favourite and you win a tee, sticker and postcard. Then you will see your suggestion made into my next design.

Good Luck!

Charlie rocking the tee!