January 2011

Hello everyone and welcome to my 100th post!
I can hardly believe it, that I have waffled here one hundred times!!
I was slow to get into blogging, having my blog for a few months before I really got into the swing of it. My children gave it to me as part of my Mothers Day gift. Green Rabbit Designs had existed long before the blog as I attended craft fairs selling my makes. My son and daughter thought it would be good for me to have my own blog as I loved reading other craft blogs. Anyhow the whole idea of writing your own and uploading photos frightened me somewhat but once I got the hang of it, I loved it and now I couldn’t think of not having my own little blog.

Something else I love and wouldn’t want to be without is the contact with all you lovely people out there in blogland. I love visiting your blogs and love the fact that you take the time to drop in here and visit me and leave your lovely comments. I’ve made lots of new friends that I wouldn’t have had otherwise without Green Rabbit Designs.

So thank you and in appreciation of this and in celebration of my 100th post I would like to offer one of my bags as a giveaway!

The bag is knitted in a pale blue wool/alpaca mix yarn. It has a cream stripe with four little green crochet flowers with blue crystal bead centres.

It is lined in a patchwork print cotton fabric and has a small inside pocket.

If you would like to enter the giveaway all you have to do is leave a comment on this post, simple as that!
I will close the giveaway on Sunday 16th January at midnight (GMT) and will announce the winner on Monday 17th January.

Thanks again everyone for helping me celebrate 100 posts and I hope you all have a lovely week! 🙂


Thank you, the 100th post giveaway is now closed.



It is hard to believe that this is the third Splash of Colour post organised by Emma of Silverpebble to help us brighten our days through the winter months. Just one more month to go and then, fingers crossed, we will be enjoying the gorgeous Springtime!

This month I thought I’d show you something I’m working on. I decided to use some of my stash of mohair yarn to make some corsages. I have always loved mohair but I haven’t used it in a long time. I love the way the yarn and the finished articles look like they have blurred edges due to the fluffiness of the yarn. It has such a wonderful feel to it too.

These are the start of my corsages, they need a few more layers and something pretty in the centre and of course I’ll let you see the finished articles when I get them completed and into my little shop.

It’s not just the yarn that’s colourful, the tools of the trade offer a Splash of Colour too!

Just look at all that yummy, colourful, fluffiness ! 🙂

Well that’s my contribution to this month’s Splash of Colour! Check out Emma’s blog for more links to blogs that are taking part and also the Splash of Colour Flickr group for more colourful inspiration!

Enjoy the rest of the week and have a great weekend, I’ll be back on Monday with my 100th post! 🙂

Happy New Year to you all, may it be all you hope for and more!

The above photo is of my sycamore tree at the top corner of my garden. This year I plan to photograph it on the 1st day of each month (memory permitting) to keep a record of it for a year and watch how it changes throughout the seasons. I have seen this done on other blogs and I think it’s a great idea. I found this tree as a seedling growing in one of my flower beds many years ago, I then moved it to the spot it’s in now, so I have watched this tree grow for it’s entire life.

There are buds on the ends of the branches already which is a wonderful, hopeful sign. When I was out in the garden this morning it was very mild, the sun was shining and the sky was blue, in fact, dare I say it, it was very Springlike but I don’t want to speak too soon!!

You all know how I clung on to summer and refused to go into autumn then when I accepted autumn I refused to go into the festive season too early but this time I’ll be looking for Spring everyday, wishing it on and enjoying every minute of it!

It’s great to start anew with a clean slate, have an absolutely brilliant 2011!! 🙂

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