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It’s been a while since I’ve shown any bunnies on my blog so I thought it was time for a little catch up but before the bunnies a little posy of flowers from the garden, looking pretty in my kitchen at the moment.

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As you know I don’t do bunny commissions, I only make to stock my shop but occasionally I make bunnies for personal reasons and this month I have made two, Pearl and Elizabeth, who I can now show you as they are now in their new homes.

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I have also been making my ‘July Girls’ and have three ready for my shop update, from left I would like to introduce you to, Marieta (which means ladybird in Catalan), Honey (who’s name needs no explanation) and Virginia (named after the little wild virginia strawberry).

July bunny mix Collage

I do hope to have some more ready before the end of July when they will all be listed in my Etsy shop.

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Thanks for all your visits and comments on my recent posts, it’s always lovely to hear from you and I’m glad you enjoyed a little trip around some of Northern Ireland with me.

Wishing you all a happy new week! :)

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We’ve had some lovely days out during my Hb’s time off work!

There have been visits to parks, woods, the seaside, gardens, mountains and canal tow paths.

We’ve played in mazes and with sun dials (I liked the human one best), we’ve looked down on the city from on high and over the sea towards Scotland, we’ve walked through trees, up mountains, beside rivers and canals and the sea. We’ve had lovely meals out, picnics and ice creams, there has been sunshine and showers but most of all we’ve taken time to smell the roses (and other flowers too)!

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sun dial Collage

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black mountain flora Collage

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bangor castle Collage

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bangor castle 2 Collage

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I wish it could be summer all the time!!! :)

Photos taken at ~ Carnfunnock Country Park, Larne, Co Antrim : Black Mountain, Belfast, Co Antrim : Newry Canal Tow Path, Co Armagh : Groomsport, Co Down : Bangor Castle Walled Garden, Bangor, Co Down : Clare Glen, Tandragee, Co Armagh

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On one of our days out this week we visited Rowallane Garden a Natioanl Trust property in County Down.

I thought you might like to take a stroll with me, bring your umbrella though as unfortunately the weather wasn’t kind!

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Despite the weather we had a lovely walk around the gardens, the walled garden is particularly beautiful!

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We also had the company of this little chap (photo thanks to my Hb with his many lens!!) who seemed very pleased that someone had turned up on a damp day, he was a very good tour guide, he knew all the best perches and places to shelter from the rain!

Thanks again for visiting and for all your comments on my last post.

Have a lovely day (sunshine has been restored here)! :)

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At this time of the year my husband always takes some time off work, it’s a stay at home holiday with lots of days out and about.

On Saturday past we had a lovely picnic in a country lane among honeysuckle and wild roses and then visited the lovely Antrim Castle Gardens, a favourite of ours, which we enjoyed in a mixture of sunshine and showers.

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We have another nine days stretching out in front of us with lots of little outings planned, fingers crossed for lots of sunshine! :)

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Flowers are part of so many of life’s celebrations!

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Today is my daughter and son-in-law’s first wedding anniversary!

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Happy Anniversary L & J !!! xxx

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This is Sarah the final one of the ‘June Girls’, she’ll be joining all the others in my Etsy shop today, 30th June.

I gave the June Girls the title ‘festival of flowers’ and I have enjoyed searching through my (many) fabrics for their floral dresses and playing around with my flower buttons. It has been fun!

I also decided to name them this month after members of my family tree so I have used my mothers name, the names of two grandmothers, two great grandmothers and three aunts!

Isabella Collage

Anne Collage

Ella Collage

Edith Collage

Lola Collage

Norah Collage

Minnie Collage

Isabella, Anne, Ella & Edith will listed at 10.00am (BST) and Lola, Norah, Minnie & Sarah at 10.00pm (BST).
You can find out all about my bunnies here.

Wishing you all a happy new week and month!! :)

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I love delphiniums, with their little pretend bees!

Do you know I hesitated about doing another post about my garden and my rabbits as I thought I may be boring you all but I decided this is what I am all about, especially at this time of year, so more flowers and bunnies it is!!

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These poppies are so beautiful. I just wish they would last a little longer.

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This little rose will soon being climbing in through my bedroom window.

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I’ve had a few books delivered in the post these last few weeks, along with yarn possibly the happiest mail one can get!

Top of the pile is a lovely new Japanese crochet book, oh I do love these pretty Japanese craft books! I buy all of mine here.

Next book down is the very beautiful Sarah Midda’s, South of France, now I have only recently discovered this gorgeous book which is amazing considering how much I love this part of the world. It is full of the prettiest little watercolour illustrations which just capture the Cote d’Azur.

If you love all things Beatrix Potter and gardening then you will love Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life. This is the one I’m reading just as I drift off to sleep at night!

The next book in my pile is by my lovely blog friend Helen. As I’m sure most of you know already Helen’s beautiful blog is so inspiring and every time I visit I want to make a quilt, I do feel that somewhere inside me there is a quilt!! Helen’s Pretty Patchwork Gifts is full of all sorts of deliciousness.

The last book on my table, Mollie Makes Crochet, is full of all sorts of things that I want to make, if I can manage to find the time!!!

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When I’m not outside reading or gardening I’m bunny making, I do like to spend as much of my time out of doors at this time of year.

These two girls are Minnie and Norah and they will be listed in my Etsy shop along with all the other ‘June Girls’ next Monday 30th June.

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This is my afternoon crochet spot, the picnic table at the top of the garden is good for sun in the morning then the patio outside my greenhouse is good for lunch and then I move here for the late afternoon sunshine!

I’m a bit like the cats moving around the garden after the sun.

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And this handsome boy knows all about that! If you need any advice on relaxation speak to R.J.!

Just before I go, the bunnies and I are entered into Hand Made in the UK’s Crafter of the Month over on Facebook. If any of you who are on Facebook would like to give me a little vote (if you think I deserve it, that is) you can do so here, you just have to leave a comment. Thanks to all of you who have already done so, I really do appreciate it. I really don’t expect to win but I’ll give it a go.

Thank you all so much for you lovely comments on my last post and for dropping in here today, wishing you all a happy week! :)

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