March 2013


Henny Collage

Just popping in to wish you all a very Happy Easter!

I kept a photo of my last Easter girl especially for today, her name is Henny and she is happily settled in her new home for Easter Sunday.

I love her skirt with it’s funny chickens, they seem to be concentrating very hard on their egg laying!

Anyhow I’m off to enjoy my family Easter Sunday, hopefully you all are doing the same.

May all your eggs be chocolate ones!

HAPPY EASTER! 🙂

P.S. Don’t forget my giveaway which ends at midnight tonight!

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Well I hope that wherever you are you’re getting some of this sunshine today. It’s still very chilly but it looks like spring and most importantly it looks like Easter. Daffodils are blooming, washing is on the line and the cupboards are full of chocolate!!!

I’ve spent most of this week finishing off bunnies so that they can be in their new homes for Easter.

I’d like you to meet my three little maids!

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This is Fleur, all sugar pinks and pretty flowers!

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This little one is Clementine probably my personal favourite of the three because I just love her colours!

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Thirdly this is Easter Ellie, all dressed up for Easter with her Easter egg print skirt and Easter eggs on her bow and a big Easter egg button!

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So with the bunnies all wrapped up and ready to go, it’s time to enjoy my own Easter bunnies, just a few of which can be seen above, believe me there are more and chocolate, it’s definitely time to enjoy some chocolate!!!

Thank you so much for dropping in, remember my giveaway is still open until midnight on Easter Sunday when we will be in British Summer Time, how good does that sound!!! Weather take heed!!!

Wishing you all a wonderful Easter weekend!!! 🙂

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I occasionally (ok, perhaps a little more than occasionally) treat myself to a little crafty online shopping, for myself and as gifts for others too and as my luck in giveaways seems to have improved I also receive some lovely handmade goodies in the post as well.

Today I thought I would share some of the beautiful things which have recently dropped through my letterbox, so to speak and also give you some ‘lovely links’ so you too can go and have a look for yourself!

The first photo shows some delicious yarn which I bought recently from Black Sheep Wools for bunny making.

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The maker of these sweet little blocks probably needs no introduction to you as you will have seen her lovely makes here and all over blogland before, she is of course the talented Fee from Chipper Nelly. When I saw that she was making Peter Rabbit blocks for Easter I couldn’t resist, being a huge fan of the naughty little rabbit. You can find Fee’s shop here.

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My friend had a birthday recently and as I had bought her a new bag I thought it would be nice for her to have a matching bag charm so I commissioned my lovely blog friend Jane to make her one. I wanted to include the colours in the bag plus as she loves to sew and paint I wanted those represented as well and the gorgeous bag charm above is what Jane came up with. Beautiful, isn’t it. I think I’m correct in saying Jane loves the challenge of a commission, you can find her shop here, she creates wonderful cards too.

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As mentioned above my luck in giveaways has improved somewhat lately and these pretty hairclips are the result of a giveaway by the lovely Anne who has just recently started a blog, you can find more of her beautiful hairclips here. Thank you so much Anne, they are really pretty!

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When I spotted this cute little brooch on Julia Laing’s Facebook page I just had to have it, I really can’t let any green rabbits go past me!!! You can find Julia’s blog here and her shop here.

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Last but not by any stretch of the imagination least is this very beautiful little bunny whose name is Aileen and has been made by the extremely talented Julie of Little Cotton Rabbits. Julie’s bunnies are so highly sought after that you have to enter a draw for the chance to buy them, hundreds and hundreds of people want to own one and guess what I won the draw to buy Aileen, I couldn’t believe my luck!!! She is so pretty, I love her!
Just in my last post I celebrated my 4th bloggiversary and it was through Julie’s little bunnies that I actually got into blogging at all. I followed a link in a magazine when I spotted her bunnies and ended up on her blog, at that time I didn’t even know what a blog was and then one thing led to another and I started blogging myself. Julie’s blog is still one of my very favourite blogs and I always look forward to a post from her and to see her lovely little knitted creatures.

Speaking of my bloggiversary, thank you all so much for your kind words, my goodness so many entries in the giveaway which by the way is still open until Easter Sunday and you can find here if you haven’t already entered it.

I also want to thank all the thoughtful people who have contacted me about the awful weather we have been having and to check if I was ok. Thankfully we got off quite lightly compared to other parts of the province, some actually not overly far from us. We’re in a valley and close to a huge inland lough and I think that has helped protect us from the worst of the weather, we didn’t even lose power like so many other places. So we count ourselves very lucky indeed. My heart goes out to all those people who have been affected and especially to all those poor little stranded animals, who I hope will be rescued soon!

We actually have sunshine today but it is still bitterly cold, so if you don’t actually go outside it does look like spring.

Thank you all so much for dropping by, happy Tuesday! 🙂

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Hi everyone, it’s a special day here at Green Rabbit Designs as today this little blog is four!!!

I can’t believe it’s four, time does fly when you’re having fun.

So by way of a little celebration and as promised last week, I’m having a giveaway and the little lady who you can see above is up for grabs, if you would like to give her a home!

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Her name is Posie and she is named after the little posies on her skirt. Her skirt and cardie are a lovely lavender blue and she has a pretty little sparkley flower button on her cardigan.

If you would like to win Posie there are three ways to do so and you can enter all three ways to give yourself some extra chances.

Firstly for one entry all you have to do is leave a comment on this post, you can if you wish follow my blog by email or through NetworkedBlogs both on my sidebar but it is not necessary to do so.

For a second entry you can either mention the giveaway on your blog or put a link on your sidebar, you can use the photo above to do so if you wish. If you do this, then please come back and tell me in another separate comment.

Then for a third entry, if you are on Facebook there is a post on my page about the giveaway which if you ‘like’ AND share gets you another chance, you must however come back here and let me know you have done so in another comment.

It is very important that if you do all three, you leave three separate comments as I will be using the Random Number Generator and you don’t want to miss a chance.

I’m keeping the giveaway open until midnight Easter Sunday, 31st March!

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Can I just thank you all so much for visiting me here, especially you loyal friends out there who are here every post. I so appreciate your visits, comments, support and encouragement. I have made some lovely friends through blogging, whose friendship I really value.

Here’s to another year of Green Rabbit Designs! 🙂

Have a lovely weekend and the less said about this dreadful weather the better!!!

Thank you, the giveaway is now closed!

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Yesterday we paid a visit to one of Belfast’s famous attractions, St George’s Market. They run a City Food and Craft market on Saturday mornings.

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St George’s market was built between 1890 and 1896 so it has been on the go for quite a few years now and it’s great that this old Victorian market is still in use.

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There was all kinds of produce, lots of lovely fruit and veg, I bought some lovely new season rhubarb for rhubarb crumble.

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Some local produce and some with it’s origins from further afield.

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There were cupcakes galore and the results of some very busy Northern Irish hens!!!

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I loved this as it’s my son’s name, the christian names are different but the initials are the same!

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There were lots of crafts on display too and joy, there was even a little yarn stall, where I may have purchased a couple of balls of yarn (it would have been rude not too!!!).

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We were well entertained too!

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And as today is St Patrick’s Day there were plenty of goodies on sale to help with the celebrations!

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

Happy St Patrick’s Day to you all! 🙂

Lavender Rose

A year ago today as a result of some fiddling about with yarn and a crochet hook I came up with a bunny, I suppose she was a sort of experiment. Her name was Lavender Rose and wasn’t she the start of something!!!

Lavender Rose was followed by many more bunnies, 32 more in fact, all now living with their new families. I would like to thank all those people who have given my bunnies a new home, some of them returning customers, some them returning more than once!

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When I made my first little rabbit I could not have envisaged how it would all turn out, but I am very grateful, so thank you, not just to those who have bought rabbits but to all of you lovely folk out there who have encouraged me over the past year.

I get so much pleasure from making them, deciding on their outfits and their names.

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I have another milestone coming up next week too as I celebrate a blog anniversary, so I feel a giveaway coming on, maybe of the bunny variety!

Thanks as always for dropping by and for all your support and lovely comments.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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The daffodils are coming out all over the garden and I’m now remembering where I planted all those bulbs last autumn! They’re certainly looking a lot happier than when I last photographed them in the rain.

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Of course I couldn’t let the daffodil season pass without making some daffodil girls!

I’d like to you all to meet my new springtime girls, their real names are Daphne and Dilys but they like to be know as Daph and Dilly.

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They are all dressed up in yellow and green and their little skirts are covered in their favourite flowers.

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Dry and sunny here today but still very chilly, at least when you’re inside looking out it does look like spring out there!

Happy Tuesday everyone! 🙂

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