I am so super lucky to have a fantastic craft cafe minutes away from my home on Albert Road. Make is a shop, cafe and offers tuition in a range of crafts from crochet to dress making in a relaxed and creative space. There is a good range of Japanese chino fabrics, designer prints and plains. I opted for some locally hand dyed fabric, beautiful trims and some plain cottons.
To have a play around I decided to make a hanging fish based on locals favourite catch the Mackerel. I also took some snaps of my studio space which is starting to fill up with toys and other handmade pieces. Expect more on Make soon!
Im so so thrilled to at last have a studio space again! Its been over a year since I last had a work space to make in.
Our little dog Margot is settling in so well, she sleeps by my feet under the desk as I sew and embroider.
We have faced so many hardships over the past year as a family and I can at last try and have some peace, quiet and space to think and relax in. I don’t underestimate what a special thing this is.
British Sea Birds will be available next week exclusively from Southsea Coffee!
Some photos from todays pottering in the lapin burrow.
I love my sewing machine, tons of stickers and scrawling in Sharpie make it mine.
My beaten old sewing/work desk repeatedly stamped.
I have 4 or so jars that hold scraps, treasure and odd bits.
Happy feet resting by my knitting and fabric bags.
I love this old crochet blanket, it was made by our aunt as a wedding present and its huge!
Just hand finishing another delightful addition to the ooh la lapin family.
Wilbur my cat has a large cushion that he sleeps on next to my desk, occasionally he lazily tries to attack a stray piece of wool or cotton dangling from my lap.
Made this little felt chap today, he has a mini boarding pass,where is he going?
I have enjoyed sharing my day. Have super happy weekend!
Say hello to my latest bunny called Carlos! He is stuffed with old yarn and rags (clean of course) so he feels all heavy, ooh a nice weighty bunny!
So today I’ve got a few sewing projects to get on with, I have been totally distracted by painting stuff for Heroes. Painting is rad but sewing is my first love. Heres some stitchy inspiration.
- Needlepoint bag
- Bunny Finger Puppet
- Sleepy Cat Embroidery
- Felt Flowers
- Bow Cushions
Its dark in the house today so I did some rubbish phonography of the things I like about my palace.
Painting by me, hangs in the toilet.
What job? by me
my cat, Wilbur
I painted this Japanese guy eating noodles when I lived in Germany.
Print of two crabs by Quiet Corners, the only thing that hangs in the hall way.
Just finished this piece yesterday. Depressed fox.
My sewing area, on a tidy day, seriously.