Etsy


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I have over the past week or so received some lovely happy mail which I thought I would share with you.

These beautiful vintage French seed labels came from Simply French Vintage.

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Aren’t they wonderful, I just love these images!

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Having read about this book on a few blogs I decided I would like to read the book itself.

Four Hedges for those of you who haven’t read it is about Clare Leighton who was one of the finest engravers of the twentieth century and about her passion for her garden.

Four hedges Collage

Claire’s illustrations throughout the book are amazing.

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A lovely little parcel of fabric dropped onto the mat this week from Celtic Fusions Fabrics, definitely bunny skirt material!!!

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This also arrived in the post this week, all the way from Australia from the lovely Elizabeth who last year became the owner of Pixie. She sent me a photo of Pixie with a little koala who has now come to live with me in my craft room. Thank you Elizabeth it was lovely to see Pixie again.

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I was very lucky this week to win this beautiful artwork in a giveaway. I had just found My Painted Bear on Facebook and fell in love with Naomi’s art, I then noticed that she was having a giveaway, entered and luckily won. When I emailed Naomi I then found out that she too was from N. Ireland and had actually exhibited work in a gallery in my home town. Naomi’s work is beautiful, you can find her Etsy shop here and her blog here. Thank you Naomi.

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Now this pretty little bunny just arrived yesterday, isn’t she gorgeous? She is made by the very talented and clever Farrell & Holmes, I defy you not be tempted when you take a look at their website. The bunny is stuffed with lavender and I could smell it as the postman handed the package over to me. You can also find details of their work on their Facebook page.

Country Living Collage

Now if you would like to receive some happy mail too I have just the thing for you.

The lovely people from Country Living Magazine have offered me a pair of tickets for one of my readers for their Spring Fair which takes place from 19-23 March in the Business Design Centre, London. There will be lots of ideas for your home and garden with an array of carefully selected exhibitors, from small producers to craftspeople from across the British Isles. There will be crafting workshops, garden features and a lifestyle theatre. For more information about the Fair and all it’s features, you can visit the website: http://www.countrylivingfair.com/spring

Now if you would like to win the pair of tickets all you have to do is mention it in a comment below. I’ll draw the name of the winner next Tuesday, 4th March.

You can also book tickets at a special discount using the code Blog12. Tickets are available by calling 0844 848 0150 or online at http://www.countrylivingfair.com/Spring/book

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Thank you all so much for your comments on my last post, all of the February Girls are heading off to their new homes. My next lot of bunnies are going to have a Spring/Easter theme which I’m really looking forward to.

I’ll leave you with these little tete-a-tete daffodils from my garden, according to the Green Rabbit Calendar tomorrow is the beginning of ‘real’ spring……happy, happy days!

Have a great weekend! :)

Sorrel Collage

This week I finished my five autumn bunnies, they hopped out of my Etsy shop last night in ten minutes flat, much to my amazement!!

Hetty Harvest Collage

I was delighted of course, it’s always a scary thing wondering if anyone will want them, if I have got the price right. Pricing…now there’s minefield, are they too expensive, well obviously not as they all sold. Am I charging enough, when I price my materials, Paypal and Etsy fees and my time, well probably not. I’m really thinking out loud here and I would value the thoughts of all you creative makers and sellers out there and buyers too!

Willow Collage

It is lovely that people do want them but the real pleasure for me is making them. I have been asked if I do custom orders but the fun for me is making them who they are, choosing their names and clothes, I’m a control freak really but I do like to make them to my own ideas.

Hazel Collage

Anyhow they all have new homes to go to now and I have started on a new lot of Christmas (there I said it)/ winter bunnies.

Amber Collage

I have spent today wrapping and tying and labelling, to get them all on their way.

Rabbit Wrap Collage

Thanks as always for your visits and for ‘listening’ to me and for all your lovely comments…wishing you all a very lovely weekend…and bye-bye to British Summer Time, I look forward to it’s return! :)

I know last year I said with regard to craft fairs “never again” but when I was asked to attend one last week I relented and went along anyway!

I’m happy to say I’m quite glad I did attend as I did quite well. I didn’t make a huge effort after last year, just closed my Etsy shop for the evening put a cloth over the table and my Green Rabbit Design sign up and that was it. Sometimes less is more! As it was a community event and the craft fair was an attraction there was no table fee either.

I sold quite a few brooches, all my bags except one and all my bunnies apart from one as well. However the most important thing to come out of the evening was the interest in my rabbits and about how many I would have for sale in the future. I could have taken orders but didn’t want to put that pressure on myself and lose the fun of making them. As one lady put it “can we order them or do we have to wait for them to be born”, my answer was of course, you have to wait until they’re born but I thought that was a lovely way of putting it and exactly how I want it to be.

So as a result of the fair my shop has had a bit of a clear out, I have added some new Christmas brooches but I have decided to have a little sale until the end of the month. Just enter CHRISTMAS2012 at the checkout to receive 20% off, it will be available until midnight on Friday. You can find my shop here.

Anyhow I hope you’ve all had a good weekend and that you haven’t suffered too much from the horrible weather that has hit parts of the UK, we have been very fortunate here with just some frost and fog.

Hopefully this week (the last week of autumn!) will be kinder to everyone!

Happy new week! :)

Don’t worry about me I’m not feeling low and this is not going to be a miserable post!

The blue I’m referring to is the colour I have surrounded myself with today. I’m working with blues yarns making this ……….

A bag which I started at the Debbie Abrahams’s workshop I attended on Saturday. I had a lovely time, a day filled with just knitting (and food)! The little bag is designed to brush up on Fairisle skills, along with colour knitting, knitting in the round, cabling and beading. So lots of balls in the air (metaphorical and yarn) at the one time. I really love Fairisle knitting and that’s what I really wanted to practice, making sure I got my weaving in on the back correct and I hope I did!!!
Maybe I could practice a bit more and make some bunny sweaters, nothing too large.


Bunny silhouette ch…

$22.00

Retro Glass bobby p…

$12.00

BLUEBELL Rabbit Toy…

$4.90

Felted bag pouch li…

$32.00

Nellie, coastal cot…

$37.00

Moonlight Christmas…

$3.50

Bird pocket organis…

$16.90

French Cream Bunny …

$85.00

Whimsical Granny Ch…

$25.00

Skye Bleau Dutch Bu…

$36.00

Baby Boy Greetings …

$2.50

Lavender sachets –…

$18.00

Ascii Bunny Rabbit …

$15.00

Purse, Cat Coin Pur…

$18.00

Lepus

$11.00

Little Traveler Mou…

$58.00

Treasury tool supported by the dog house

Inspired by my blue yarn and Jane’s lovely Etsy treasury from yesterday I decided to curate an Etsy Treasury (something I haven’t done in a while) called Monday Blues.

There are lots of my favourite creations, shops and people in this treasury! Just click on any of the little photos and it will take you directly to that shop.

So lots of blue today the only thing missing, sadly, is a blue sky, after a lovely day yesterday we’re back to grey, wet and dismal again.

Wishing you all a lovely week, with perhaps a blue sky along the way! :)

Pretty post in both senses of the word, ‘post’ as in delivered by the postman and I hope when you see all these lovely things you’ll agree that this blog ‘post’ was indeed a pretty one too.

I love Etsy, so many beautiful things to part you from your money, that ‘commit to buy’ button is a dangerous thing!! During July I have been pushing that button quite a bit and I have included some of my purchases here so that you can check out some gorgeous shops.

I have also been lucky enough to win a couple of pretty giveaways too and I have included those as well. So lets get started!

The beautiful hare pictured above is Mademoiselle Bloom and she has come to live with me all the way from the Loire Valley, not sure I would be happy to leave the Loire Valley but she does seem to have settled in and as she is a garden lover she was happy to pose among the nasturtiums. She was made by the very talented Stephanie whose shop you can find here.Stephanie writes the beautiful blog Millefeuilles and I have watched her make her hares over the past few months waiting for the time that they would appear in her shop. I have to say they didn’t hang around for very long and were all snapped up very quickly indeed.

Just look at the pretty embroidery on Mademoiselle Bloom’s feet.

On a recent visit to Stephanie’s blog I admired this lovely little drawing by her daughter Héloïse and said that if she decided to produce cards from it I would definitely buy one, so imagine my delight when in the box along side Mademoiselle Bloom I found the original drawing, I was thrilled. It’s one of those drawings that no matter how often you look at it you find something new! Thank you so much Héloïse!!

Another one of my recent purchases is this pair of beautiful little earrings. The photo doesn’t really show the colour very well as they are a pale duck egg blue. I bought them from Linkel Designs a great little shop with lots of lovely jewellery.

Some more jewellery this time by my lovely blogging friend Simone. Simone has quite recently opened her shop and sells cards, gift tags and jewellery. I just needed this bracelet as soon as I saw it!!

Now I’m no stranger to Pomadour’s Craft Cafe. I love Japanese crochet books, they are works of art in their own right.

So many fantastic things to make in this book!

Now on to the giveaway wins! I have been very fortunate lately on the giveaway front!

This beautiful package arrived from the lovely Madelief. Madelief’s blog is one of the prettiest around and definitely worth a visit if you haven’t done so already.

I was so lucky to win this brilliant Vintage Tea Party book full of all sorts of wonderful recipes and ideas. Thank you so much Madelief!

My final show and tell is this amazing corsage which arrived just a couple of days ago and was a surprise giveaway win from Gina another lovely bloggy friend. Gina creates beautiful textile work and makes wonderful cakes too!!! She is also on Etsy here. Thank you Gina, I love it and have been wearing it ever since it arrived!

So there you have it, my recent pretty post. I have given you lots of links to check out, maybe you too will be tempted to ‘commit to buy’!!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend, the sun is shining at the moment which is great and Team GB are climbing the medal table which is fantastic!! Thanks as always for your visits.

Happy weekend. :)

This beautiful flower surprised me this week, I’m not sure when I put the bulb in or if it was supposed to be this colour but I wasn’t expecting it anyway.

The border that it is growing in is one that I have been working on for a couple of years, I want it to be a cottage garden type of bed and gradually it’s getting there. I tend to put bulbs, plants and seedlings in every so often to try and create the image I have in my head but as some of them don’t actually do anything until the following year, I forget what I have planted. This gorgeous lily is one of those plants! A very pleasant surprise.

It even looks good after a shower of rain!!

I then went in search for some cotton yarn in the same beautiful colour of the lily. It’s not just plants that I forget about, I also forget what yarn I have in my stash!! I found this lovely burgundy cotton and along with some pale pink cotton, a vintage button and some little faux pearls I came up with this brooch.

I have added it to my Etsy shop where I also have a summer sale on at the moment. Just enter SUMMER12 at the checkout for 10% off until the end of July. I have also reduced some of the brooches in my shop, so there will be an extra 10% off on top of that.

Enjoy the rest of the week and thanks as always for dropping in to visit me here.
Fingers crossed that the Jet Stream gets on the move quickly so that summer can return!

Hi everyone, just popping in to introduce you to Daisy Daydream who spends her days dreaming of daisies!


Daisy Daydream has a daisy in her ear, daisy buttons on her cardigan, a daisy in her hand and lots of daisies on her skirt! In fact she insisted on a long skirt because the longer the skirt the more daisies you get!

She’s off to plant some more daisies, as there is no point in just dreaming about them!

Actually, there are quite a lot of daisies about these parts today and hopefully they’ll all find their way into my shop soon.

Hope you’re all having a good week with not too many April showers! :)

In the past couple of weeks I have been very fortunate in receiving many lovely things including gifts from family and friends, giveaway wins and little gifts to myself!


I received some beautiful gifts from my husband, son and daughter for Mother’s Day and I’d like to thank all three of them very much for being so kind! There were some sweets too but they didn’t make it to the photographs!!!

Recently the postman delivered this gorgeous covered notebook to me, it was a gift from my lovely friend Pam. Pam covered the notebook in a beautiful rabbit print fabric in a colour that is very dear to my heart! Check out Pam’s lovely creations here and here.
Thank you so much Pam, I love it! :)

One day when reading my bloggy friend Jane’s blog, I found she had just listed this beautiful bag charm in her shop and I immediately had to have it. In fact I bought it so quickly Jane actually wondered where it had disappeared to in her listings, I think that maybe she thought she had deleted it when listing it! :)

I enter many blog giveaways and there are so many beautiful items offered by lots of lovely blogs, usually though I’m not lucky enough to win. However when another of my lovely blog friends Mia had a recent giveaway, I was one of the lucky winners and was very fortunate to win this beautiful felted pouch. Isn’t it gorgeous, go have a look here to see Mia’s other lovely creations!
Thank you so much Mia! :)

Mia recently created a sweet little treasury over on Etsy called Run Rabbit Run Rabbit. Now everyone knows my love for these little creatures and when I spotted this pretty little brooch I couldn’t resist and it had to be mine! It was from Silk Purse, Sow’s Ear and they have other rabbity items too (oh dear!!!).

I came by this absolutley gorgeous little block via a giveaway too over on Annie’s blog. Unfortunately though I didn’t win this giveaway but I had to have my block anyway. The prize was to design your own block (colour and word) and then the very, very clever Fee from Chipper Nelly would make it for you. I had chosen a green block with ‘rabbit’ on it for obvious reasons and I contacted Fee and arranged for her to make it for me.

It arrived beautifully wrapped with it’s own pretty little bunny tag! You can find more of Fee’s lovely blocks in her ‘Not on the High Street’ shop and check out her Flickr photosteam for more beauties!

Finally I have to warn you I am now in full Easter mode, I just couldn’t not buy this pretty green glass egg on Saturday, I do love this time of year! ‘C’ seems to go on for about 4 months a year but Easter just goes by in a flash, I want it to go slowly so I can enjoy it all the more!

So as you can see I have been a very lucky girl of late. I have given you lots of links today so why don’t you have a look, maybe spoil yourselves, you know you deserve it! :)

It really is like summertime here today, hope you all are enjoying this sunny springtime Monday.

Have a good week, thanks for stopping by and if you haven’t done so already don’t forget to put your name in the hat for my giveaway! :)

Good morning everyone and welcome to my little blog which today is celebrating it’s third blogiversary!!

As I have explained before I was a slow starter but as soon as I got going there was no stopping me. I do enjoy my little space where I can share lots of things with you. Speaking of ‘you’ I would to thank you all for your visits, although I think everyone should blog for themselves it would be a lonely place without you all dropping in for a chat! Your comments are so appreciated and I have made so many friends through blogging.

So in true blogging tradition I’m having a giveaway to celebrate with three separate prizes, one for each year. Each one will include one of these spring daisy brooches. There is a pink one, a blue one and a lilac one, if you have a preference for any of the colours just mention it in your comment, first picked will have first choice etc.

I’m also including a little notebook bearing a motto which I myself adhere to on a daily basis! ;)

And to help to you ‘Keep Calm’ I’m also including some white chocolate fondant filled bunny sweets (this is the hardest bit of the giveaway to part with)!! ;)

To take part and be in with a chance to win one of the three prizes you just simply have to leave me a comment on this post, it’s open to everyone. The giveaway closes at midnight 31st March 2012. Along side the giveaway I’m also giving 10% off everything in my Etsy shop until 31st March as well, just enter ‘THREE’ at the checkout to receive your discount.

Thank you all so much for making blogging fun!

It’s such a lovely day here, hope you’re enjoying some spring sunshine too. :)

*** The giveaway is now closed!!! ***

Greenhouse days are back again I am so happy to say!!! :)

My husband washed it all out for me last week and very kindly cleaned all the glass. So I have been busy tidying it up and sorting through all my seeds.

I decided today to get my tomato seeds planted. I planted just the two varieties, Gardener’s Delight and Moneymaker, they both have always grown well for me and are both delicious tomatoes.

So that’s my seed planting started, I’ve got lots more vegetable and flower seeds to get in over the next few weeks but it does feel good to have made a start.

I do however have some little flowers already in bloom!

They belong to this newly finished bag.

It’s floral on the inside too!!
It’s now in my shop.

The weather has got a bit chilly again but it’s still bright and sunny and when the sun shines it’s always cosy in the greenhouse.
Here’s to many more greenhouse days!

Have a lovely new week everyone. :)

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