April 2014


This is Slieve Croob, the highest peak of the Dromara Hills in County Down and the source of the River Lagan which starts there as a little spring and then makes it’s 40 mile journey mostly along the border of County Down and County Antrim to Belfast where it flows into the sea at Belfast Lough.

On one of our days out this week my Hb and I decided to take a walk up Slieve Croob to once again (we’ve been before) find the source of the Lagan and to enjoy the wonderful view from the top.


This is as far as you get on four wheels from this point onwards it’s on foot.



Lots of mums and babies on the way up!


There’s always a little black one, isn’t there! 🙂


And here we are at the top!!

Now where does the River Lagan start??


Is it this little spring?


Or maybe this one?


This is a good one, maybe this is it!!


Truth is I’m not sure which one is the actual start of the river but they all seem to make their way to this channel which is most definitely the beginnings of the River Lagan.


You can the river channel zig-zag it’s way down the valley on the start of its journey.


Being up Slieve Croob is not just about finding the start of the river though, the views are stunning! On the day we were up last week it was a bit hazy, so my photos are not as clear as I would have liked them to be. On a really clear day you can see the whole of the County Down coast from Belfast right down to the Mountains of Mourne.


This view is looking south towards the Mountains of Mourne, the peak on the left is Slieve Donard, Northern Ireland’s highest peak, I’ve been up there too and the view from there isn’t at all as good as it is from Slieve Croob.


This is looking out towards the centre of the province and towards Lough Neagh, which can’t really be seen very clearly at all because of the haze. I live over there!!!


This view is looking out over Belfast, where the river eventually ends up!

We were also up the mountains in the distance in this photo this week too but we were in the cloud for most of the time and the photos weren’t great but we plan to go back there on a lovely sunny clear day in the summer because the view over the city is amazing.


More woolly friends on the way down again!


And evidence that they were there, in case we didn’t spot them!!!


So a lovely day out, good exercise, lungs full of fresh air and wonderful views even though we’re still not quite sure where the River Lagan actually starts! 🙂

Ava Collage

This is Ava, the last of my ‘April Girls’!

I think I’m correct in saying that the Latin for bird is avis and as Ava has lots of little birdies all over her I thought it was a very suitable name for her.

Ava along with all the other ‘April Girls’ will be listed in my Etsy shop tomorrow (Thursday 24th April).

Pebbles Collage

Bluebell Collage

Petal Collage

Jade Collage

Florrie Forget-Me-Not Collage

Just to make it fair for people in different time zones I will be listing Pebbles, Bluebell and Petal at 10.00am (BST) and Jade, Florrie and Ava at 10.00pm (BST).

Hope you’re all having a good week, my Hb is off work all week so we’re still in holiday mode here.

Thanks as always for visiting! 🙂


My garden is full of these pretty little flowers at the moment, I do love forget-me-nots!

I love how within one little plant there are so many shades of blue, lilac and purple.




Beautiful and as always inspiring!


This is Florrie Forget-Me-Not.


Little Florrie again, this time painted using the Waterlogue app, I love painting with this app.


I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend, I know we all did here at Green Rabbit HQ. The weather was beautiful all weekend, it’s a bit rainy here this morning but it does look like it’s brightening up.

Have a lovely new week! 🙂


Out of all the celebrations throughout the year, Eastertime is by far my favourite. If like me you are a bunny lover and a chocolate lover, well it really is the best time of year.

I have my Easter decorations up, my family will all be here for Sunday lunch, including the boy who is home from Berlin, there is lots of chocolate and the sun is shining ……….happy days!!!


easter dec Collage






My latest little bunny, arriving just in time for Easter, is called Jade!


I hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend!

Hoppy Easter from the Green Rabbit! 🙂


It had to be done, didn’t it, what is springtime blogging without a cherry blossom against a blue sky photo!

My cherry tree is in full bloom now and very beautiful it is too.

So brace yourselves, there is a lot of cherry blossom coming up!







Gorgeous, isn’t it!

Of course I couldn’t let the cherry blossom season pass without a little bunny, now as you can see my tree has wonderful white blooms but my new little lady has been inspired by all the lovely pink cherry blossom around.


This is….Petal, all pretty in pink, not just her clothes but herself as well. She’ll be available in my Etsy shop at the end of the month.


Wishing you all a fabulous springtime week, thanks as always for visiting! 🙂


It’s that time of year again, when the beautiful bluebells are in bloom.

When I want to find them I always head off to ‘my park’!



You all know by now how flowers and nature inspire my bunnies………..


Meet little Bluebell!

I’m actually surprised that in the two years I have been making my rabbits that I haven’t made a Bluebell before now, as I love the flowers so much. I think the reason is that I really hadn’t found the perfect fabric until last week.


It’s still remaining very springlike around these parts, there is the odd shower or two of rain but then what would April be without showers.

Enjoy the rest of the week and thanks for dropping by!

Happy Wednesday! 🙂


I have just completed my 100th bunny, I’d like you all to meet Pebbles.


I can’t believe it really, one hundred little buns and the lovely thing is I still enjoy making them so much and it’s such a good feeling knowing others like them too and want to give them homes. I am truly very grateful for that.

Pebbles 1 Collage

Pebbles is made in a creamy white wool, she has a grey tweedy cardigan and has little pebbles all over her skirt. She will be in my Etsy shop at the end of the month.


Thanks as always for visiting and commenting and for all the support and encouragement you have given my bunny making , it is much appreciated.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! 🙂


It has been such a beautiful day here today, what a way to welcome April.

It’s a day like this that makes you appreciate the little things in life.


Like sweet pea seedlings shooting up in a very warm greenhouse.


Little plants waiting to be potted up.


A pair of buzzards circling and calling out, high above my garden.


Blooming flowering currant.


Almost blooming cherry blossom.


Lily catching a few rays.


Freshly baked wheaten bread.


A blue sky through the ‘almost blossom’.


Daffodils everywhere!


Wrapping up springtime bunnies for their journey to their new homes.

Take time to enjoy the little things….happy Tuesday and happy April!!! 🙂