April 2013


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How beautiful has it been today, just look at that sky!!

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I really love these daffodils that have bloomed this week, the centre is such a pretty colour.

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My flowering currant is now in bloom too.

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It’s not just me enjoying the sunshine and flowers though, there are all sorts of bees and buzzy things out there today!

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Bees are so difficult to photograph, it’s not hard to work out why they are called busy bees! Yesterday I signed a petition to ban the pesticides that are killing our bees. We need to help to protect these little creatures!

I haven’t actually seen any butterflies yet in the garden but this little one has appeared at Green Rabbit HQ.

Vanessa Collage

When I finished this little lady, I wanted to give her a name associated with butterflies as she has butterflies on her skirt and her bow and her cardigan is fastened with one too. After a little bit of research I found out that Vanessa is the genus of butterfly that the beautiful Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) and Painted Lady (Vanessa cardui) butterflies belong to, so Vanessa it was!

Hope the sun has been shining on you today too!

Happy Tuesday! 🙂

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I really cannot believe that April is almost at an end, how on earth did that happen!!!

The most noticeable thing that April has brought with it, is a bit of warmth and that along with the rain has resulted in so much greenery in the garden and so many shoots and flowers sprouting up everywhere.

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Not only is it lovely to see the garden growing but also lovely to be able to get out there and enjoy it, between showers that is!

April greens Collage

I really am enjoying the flowers, winter has been long and it is good to see them. The little narcissus with the orange centre in the above photo has the most amazing scent.

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Well this little lady is not so much April greens but a green April! With her fresh green and white colours I have named her April. She has tiny black beads along the bottom of her cardigan to match the centres of the flowers on her skirt, they remind me of seeds.

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So another weekend just around the corner, I hope it’s a wonderful one for you all!
Thanks as always for dropping by!

Happy weekend! 🙂

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We took in a bit of culture on Saturday when we visited the Andy Warhol exhibition in the MAC (Metropolitan Art Centre) in Belfast.

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We have been meaning to go for weeks and something always got in the way but with only a week left of the exhibition, this past weekend we made a point of seeing it.

Warhol 1 Collage

It wasn’t a huge exhibition but very interesting all the same. Andy Warhol is one of those artists that I think you either love or loathe. I have to say I love him. His images always take me back to my son’s and daughter’s GCSE and ‘A’ Level art days when he was always used as a point of reference. My son in particular was a fan. Those Campbell soup tins were always in the sketch books and if there is one thing I found disappointing about the exhibition is that there wasn’t a soup tin in sight!

Warhol 2 Collage

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Warhol 3 Collage

Worth seeing??? Absolutely!

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It was so beautiful at lunchtime today, sitting out in the garden, sun shining, cats at my feet, washing drying on the line!

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Guess what it’s doing this evening though ~ raining!! There’s no sitting outside, no sun, no cats (they have more sense) and the washing is dripping on the line because I thought it was only going to be a shower and left it!

I suppose that’s April for you, sunshine and showers!

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I’ve been a lucky girl again, when the lovely Emma Varnam held a giveaway on her blog to win a signed copy of her new crochet book Crocheted Keyrings & Charms, I just had to join in and you’ve guessed it, I won. It’s a gorgeous book and it even has a little rabbit bag charm, what more could a bunny lover want!

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Well I have managed to get at least one of the little cardigans from earlier in the week onto a bunny!

I’d like you all to meet Tawny.

Owl Collage

Tawny is named after a beautiful little owl and she has little owls all over her skirt and her cardie is fastened by one too.

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Another weekend almost here again, I hope you all have a lovely one and lets hope the weather behaves itself for all of us! Thank you all for your visits and your lovely comments which I always enjoy reading.

Happy weekend! 🙂

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You know how it is, sometimes you just want to make something in particular.

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Then you want to make another one!

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And then another one!!

What I need to do is make some bunnies to wear these cardigans but I was just in a cardie making mood, so I went with the flow.

Thank you all so much for all the Violet love in my last post, I think I may have misled some of you into thinking that Bunny Violet was attending my daughters wedding, little Violet will be attending another wedding along with her little friend.

We have a very breezy day here today but it is bright and sunny with it, a great day drying your washing outside!

Wishing you all a very happy Tuesday, thanks as always for dropping by! 🙂

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This little lady has been made as a companion for a little bridesmaid!

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They both share the same style of dress and the same name.

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I suspect both Violet’s are very much looking forward to the wedding!

Have a wonderful weekend, we started off with so much promise weather~wise and then it all went horribly wrong!!!

Happy weekend, whatever the weather! 🙂

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Isn’t this spring weather holding up nicely, it is in this little corner of the UK anyway!

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It’s not however as warm as the weekend was, the wind has turned quite chilly again, so the gardening has been mostly of the greenhouse variety. When the sun’s shining it’s very cosy in there!

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So cosy I always have a little friend in there with me, Lily loves to be with me when I’m in the greenhouse.

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Activities though are still mostly indoor ones and I have been busy with my hooks!!

Have a good rest-of-the-week! 🙂

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