There’s a new post over at my new place!
January 4, 2016
Hello everyone, just popping by this little space to let you know I’ve moved home!!
You can now find me here http://www.greenrabbitdesigns.co.uk
Hopefully all my email subscribers will have been automatically directed to the new blog, I’m still on wordpress just in a different place with a new look, so please pop over and say hello!
If you receive my posts through any method other than email, you probably will need to change my address.
Blog rolls, bloglovin or any other reader would I expect (I’m no expert) all have to be changed, I really would hate to lose any of you.
Looking forward to seeing you in my new home!
December 22, 2015
Happy Winter Solstice!
Such a wonderful feeling knowing that the light is returning, even though we won’t really notice it for a little while, it does feel good knowing that it is happening.
I took the above photo in my garden this morning and if you look closely you can see buds on my cherry tree….happy days!
I have some snowdrops in bloom too!
And despite it being December there are still some vivid colours in my garden.
However even though I’m out in my garden looking for signs of spring, I’m not completely ignoring Christmas!!
I’ve been painting tins again and made this one to hold some holly.
The Peppermint Bark has been made.
The Christmas tree(s) have been decorated.
Candles and fires have been lit……….
……..and we’ve cosied up to enjoy the season.
My son comes home from Berlin tonight for a week and as my daughter and son-in-law don’t live too far away, I’ll have all my family around me for Christmas.
All that remains now is to thank all you lovely friends for continuing to visit me here throughout the year and to wish you all a very, very Happy Christmas!!! xxx
December 14, 2015
Just dropping by with the last little collection of animals for 2015, the three ‘Winter Girls’.
I have made 75 animals throughout 2015!
This year I introduced you to some new little creatures adding lop bunnies, dutch bunnies, foxes, mice and one hare to my original (and still my favourite) bunnies.
I’m so happy that they are living all over the world and I would like to thank you all for your support, please know that I don’t for one minute take it for granted.
Ok, let’s meet the ‘Winter Girls’!!
This is Frost the Fox, the first of the ‘Winter Girls’ and you don’t get much more wintery than frost!! Brrrr!!!
Frost has little beads around her cardigan that sparkle like frost on the ground!
This little one is Evergreen!
Traditionally evergreens have been used to decorate homes at this time of year to ward off evil spirits and to celebrate new life.
Certainly with their vivid greens and bright red berries, just like Evergreen’s buttons, they brighten up this dark time of the year.
The last of the ‘Winter Girls’ and indeed the final Green Rabbit animal for 2015 is Solstice!
Solstice’s dress has winter trees with their bare branches silhouetted against a low winter sun.
On the 22nd of this month the Winter Solstice occurs and that winter sun will begin to rise again and the longer days will slowly return, that of course is how this little bunny got her name.
All three of the ‘Winter Girls’ will be listed in my Etsy shop this evening, Monday 14th December at 10pm (GMT). Please remember they are collectible items only and not suitable for children under 14 years of age. You can find out more details about them here.
Happy Monday! :)
November 24, 2015
Can you believe we’re almost at the end of November?? I can’t!
The weather has turned a little more grim with grey, damp, chilly days but thankfully we still get the odd beautiful bright and sunny albeit fresh late autumn day.
The little cyclamen above are blooming away in my window boxes and are a blast of colour on those grey days.
The garden has more less shut down for the winter and I have removed, cut back and tucked away in the greenhouse for the winter quite a lot of plants.
There are though little dots of colour throughout the borders and pots.
Not spending as much time in the garden has meant that I’ve had more time to spend on knitting.
The club involved knitting up seven patterns using the seven different shades of Buachaille, the yarn arrived with a lovely tote bag and each week a secret pattern arrived in my inbox.
There is also a lovely book, Buachaille: At Home in the Highlands, arriving in the next couple of weeks too and I believe it will be on general release shortly after that as will the beautiful yarn.
If you count the projects above you’ll see there are only six, number seven arrives this weekend, I’m going to miss my email from Kate every Friday morning!!
Of course I’ve been making my animals during the month too and believe it or not all the ‘Christmas Girls’ are finished!!
All six of the ‘Christmas Girls’ will be listed in my Etsy shop tomorrow evening, Wednesday 25th November at 10pm (GMT). Please remember they are collectible items only and not suitable for children under 14 years of age. You can find out more details about them here.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my giveaway bunny, Neva, in my last post, Neva was won by Louise Andrews over on Facebook.
So not many days left of November and then we are into December and winter but don’t worry winter only lasts for one month in the Green Rabbit calendar, so it won’t last long!
It’s only 28 days until the Winter Solstice and then the days will be getting longer again! Wonderful!
Just before I go I would like to wish all my lovely friends in the U.S.A. a very Happy Thanksgiving! :)
November 7, 2015
Just popping by today to let you know about a giveaway I’m running over on my Facebook page!
This is Neva, her name is of Spanish origin and means ‘snowy’.
The giveaway is a thank you for all the support I’ve been given on my Facebook page and so entry is by Facebook. You just need to like my page, like the giveaway post and leave a comment on that post to enter, a share would also be be much appreciated but not necessary for entry.
However if you’re a long time bloggy friend and you don’t have a Facebook page just leave a comment on this post stating that you would like an entry and I’ll pop your name in the hat.
The giveaway ends on Wednesday 18th November at midday, you can find the Facebook post here.
Happy weekend! :)
October 26, 2015
According to the Green Rabbit Calendar October is the first month of autumn and it started in true Keats style!
The misty chilly mornings have led to beautiful sunny days and on the whole it has been a lovely month with lots of outside time.
We have enjoyed some lovely autumn walks!
Time has been spent in the garden too, where the roses are still in bloom.
It is so good having so much colour in the garden at this late stage of the year, long may it continue!
I’ve been painting tins again, I just love doing these, especially searching for the vintage images.
This one was photobombed by the lovely Lily!!
Of course there has been lots of animal making during the month too with the arrival of my first hare called Harlow which means ‘meadow of the hares’ joined here by a little brown dutch rabbit called Acorn!
This is Glade in her little owl dress and a little autumn mouse called Maple.
These two are Copper and Flame, enjoying some autumn sunshine in the garden.
The final ‘Autumn Girl’ is a little Halloween pumpkin girl called Octavia!
Normally I show my girls in their collage photos but as I always put them on my Bunnies & Friends page too I have decided there was no need to duplicate this on the blog, if you would like to see the detailed collages please click here.
The ‘Autumn Girls’ will be listed in my Etsy shop this evening (Monday 26th Oct) at 10pm (GMT). Please remember they are collectible items only and not suitable for children under 14 years of age. You can find out more details about them here.
So here we are into the last week of October, enjoy what’s left of this month, have a fun Halloween and a lovely start to November! :)