May 20, 2013
Tomorrow morning my Hb and I will be flying off on our hols and after all the upheaval of new kitchens and decorating and wedding planning we are so looking forward to a relaxing ten days on the French Riviera. This will be our sixth time there so you will have worked out that we like it down there. We will be able to get our batteries recharged for the final run up to the wedding.
I thought I would share a few garden photos with you before I go, I expect there will be big changes in the garden while I’m away, everything is growing like mad now!!!!
Look after yourselves my friends, I’ll ‘see’ you soon!
May 17, 2013
As this is one of the prettiest times of the year to visit ‘my park’ I thought I would take you on a little walk. Everything is so green and as the theme of my post is ‘bells’, it is a good time to show you all the bluebells that are now in full bloom!
I really don’t think my photos do them justice as the sea of blue is just amazing!
The blue and green together is so beautiful.
Weddings ‘bells’ next and as it’s now less than seven weeks to my daughter’s wedding, the invitations have been sent out. They have been designed by my graphic designer son in the style of a vintage French postcard.
I’m afraid this is a very tenuous link to the ‘bells’ theme but as I promised I would share it, this is how the ‘Bell’s’ kitchen now looks after the revamp!
I don’t have a huge kitchen but much better use of the space has been made and as the decorator has now finished painting it is all now complete, thankfully!!
So it’s the weekend again, can you believe it!!
Thanks as always for visiting me here in my little space, I love it when you stop by and say hello and please know that your comments are much appreciated.
Wishing you all a happy, sunny, springtime weekend!
May 13, 2013
The blossom on my cherry tree this year has been beautiful, sadly it’s also fleeting, I just wish it would stay around for a little longer.
The windy, wet weather we have been having of late hasn’t really helped either, there has been lots of blossom confetti flying around the garden.
As always my garden has been inspiring my crafting…….
I’d like you all to meet Blossom, she has been made in the colours of blossom and has lots of blossom on her little skirt.
I can’t believe it’s been over a week since I last blogged, my time, sadly, is not my own at the moment! With wedding business and decorating there just hasn’t been time for taking photos, blogging or even bunny making!!!
I expect it’s going to be like this for a few more weeks (the wedding is 7 weeks on Wednesday), we have thankfully a little holiday in between times, sooooo looking forward to that!
Thanks as always for dropping in and have yourselves a wonderful week!
May 4, 2013
Just thought I’d pop in before the week completely disappears!
It’s been a bit of a crazy week around here, I’ve had a painter in the house and absolutely nothing is in it’s correct place, in fact I’m ready to run away!!! We have had quite a few rooms painted and furniture, cushions, curtains and ornaments have been moved from room to room and to be honest I’m not quite sure where to start to put things back in their place! It’s all such a mess, on the plus side though I do have lovely freshly painted walls!
We have also been seeing to some wedding things this week too, just over 8 weeks now until the big day.
So with all that has been happening garden time has been in short supply but there are still lovely things springing into life out there.
Crafting time has suffered as well with not one bunny finished this week!!!
Anyhow we have a long weekend here in the UK and with my Hb here at home for an extra day, I’m sure between the two of us we’ll knock this house into shape again.
Hoping the sun is shining on you all and from the handsome Charlie and myself, happy weekend!
April 30, 2013
How beautiful has it been today, just look at that sky!!
I really love these daffodils that have bloomed this week, the centre is such a pretty colour.
My flowering currant is now in bloom too.
It’s not just me enjoying the sunshine and flowers though, there are all sorts of bees and buzzy things out there today!
Bees are so difficult to photograph, it’s not hard to work out why they are called busy bees! Yesterday I signed a petition to ban the pesticides that are killing our bees. We need to help to protect these little creatures!
I haven’t actually seen any butterflies yet in the garden but this little one has appeared at Green Rabbit HQ.
When I finished this little lady, I wanted to give her a name associated with butterflies as she has butterflies on her skirt and her bow and her cardigan is fastened with one too. After a little bit of research I found out that Vanessa is the genus of butterfly that the beautiful Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) and Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) butterflies belong to, so Vanessa it was!
Hope the sun has been shining on you today too!
April 25, 2013
I really cannot believe that April is almost at an end, how on earth did that happen!!!
The most noticeable thing that April has brought with it, is a bit of warmth and that along with the rain has resulted in so much greenery in the garden and so many shoots and flowers sprouting up everywhere.
Not only is it lovely to see the garden growing but also lovely to be able to get out there and enjoy it, between showers that is!
I really am enjoying the flowers, winter has been long and it is good to see them. The little narcissus with the orange centre in the above photo has the most amazing scent.
Well this little lady is not so much April greens but a green April! With her fresh green and white colours I have named her April. She has tiny black beads along the bottom of her cardigan to match the centres of the flowers on her skirt, they remind me of seeds.
So another weekend just around the corner, I hope it’s a wonderful one for you all!
Thanks as always for dropping by!
April 23, 2013
Posted by greenrabbitdesigns under Art
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We took in a bit of culture on Saturday when we visited the Andy Warhol exhibition in the MAC (Metropolitan Art Centre) in Belfast.
We have been meaning to go for weeks and something always got in the way but with only a week left of the exhibition, this past weekend we made a point of seeing it.
It wasn’t a huge exhibition but very interesting all the same. Andy Warhol is one of those artists that I think you either love or loathe. I have to say I love him. His images always take me back to my son’s and daughter’s GCSE and ‘A’ Level art days when he was always used as a point of reference. My son in particular was a fan. Those Campbell soup tins were always in the sketch books and if there is one thing I found disappointing about the exhibition is that there wasn’t a soup tin in sight!
Worth seeing??? Absolutely!