June 2014

Sarah Collage

This is Sarah the final one of the ‘June Girls’, she’ll be joining all the others in my Etsy shop today, 30th June.

I gave the June Girls the title ‘festival of flowers’ and I have enjoyed searching through my (many) fabrics for their floral dresses and playing around with my flower buttons. It has been fun!

I also decided to name them this month after members of my family tree so I have used my mothers name, the names of two grandmothers, two great grandmothers and three aunts!

Isabella Collage

Anne Collage

Ella Collage

Edith Collage

Lola Collage

Norah Collage

Minnie Collage

Isabella, Anne, Ella & Edith will listed at 10.00am (BST) and Lola, Norah, Minnie & Sarah at 10.00pm (BST).
You can find out all about my bunnies here.

Wishing you all a happy new week and month!! πŸ™‚



I love delphiniums, with their little pretend bees!

Do you know I hesitated about doing another post about my garden and my rabbits as I thought I may be boring you all but I decided this is what I am all about, especially at this time of year, so more flowers and bunnies it is!!


These poppies are so beautiful. I just wish they would last a little longer.




This little rose will soon being climbing in through my bedroom window.






I’ve had a few books delivered in the post these last few weeks, along with yarn possibly the happiest mail one can get!

Top of the pile is a lovely new Japanese crochet book, oh I do love these pretty Japanese craft books! I buy all of mine here.

Next book down is the very beautiful Sarah Midda’s, South of France, now I have only recently discovered this gorgeous book which is amazing considering how much I love this part of the world. It is full of the prettiest little watercolour illustrations which just capture the Cote d’Azur.

If you love all things Beatrix Potter and gardening then you will love Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life. This is the one I’m reading just as I drift off to sleep at night!

The next book in my pile is by my lovely blog friend Helen. As I’m sure most of you know already Helen’s beautiful blog is so inspiring and every time I visit I want to make a quilt, I do feel that somewhere inside me there is a quilt!! Helen’s Pretty Patchwork Gifts is full of all sorts of deliciousness.

The last book on my table, Mollie Makes Crochet, is full of all sorts of things that I want to make, if I can manage to find the time!!!


When I’m not outside reading or gardening I’m bunny making, I do like to spend as much of my time out of doors at this time of year.

These two girls are Minnie and Norah and they will be listed in my Etsy shop along with all the other ‘June Girls’ next Monday 30th June.


This is my afternoon crochet spot, the picnic table at the top of the garden is good for sun in the morning then the patio outside my greenhouse is good for lunch and then I move here for the late afternoon sunshine!

I’m a bit like the cats moving around the garden after the sun.


And this handsome boy knows all about that! If you need any advice on relaxation speak to R.J.!

Just before I go, the bunnies and I are entered into Hand Made in the UK’s Crafter of the Month over on Facebook. If any of you who are on Facebook would like to give me a little vote (if you think I deserve it, that is) you can do so here, you just have to leave a comment. Thanks to all of you who have already done so, I really do appreciate it. I really don’t expect to win but I’ll give it a go.

Thank you all so much for you lovely comments on my last post and for dropping in here today, wishing you all a happy week! πŸ™‚


The weather has been wonderful over the past few days, just the way I like it, hot, sunny and no rain. It’s great being outside for most of the time and wonderful that its light until almost 11 o’clock in the evenings. If I could freeze time it’s at this point of the year I would do it!

This past weekend we paid a visit to Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park, the last time we visited I blogged about it here, that was during Rose Week, it is a bit early for some of the roses yet with many still to bloom but there were plenty of other pretties around especially in the walled garden.









Today has been another beautiful day and I have spent quite a bit of time in the garden, among………………


the cornflowers……….


and poppies……….


and roses!


Not so much gardening today though, I’ve been bunny making in the sunshine.

These are the latest two ‘June Girls’…….Lola and Edith!


I’ve also been joined in the garden by a little sprite. I was lucky enough to win this little cutie in a giveaway over at Simone’s lovely blog. Thanks Simone!

So I believe we are to get more sunshine tomorrow, I’ll certainly not be complaining if we do!

Have a great week! πŸ™‚



I’m still catching up with everything since returning from France, the garden, the house, my bunnies, blogging!!!

So today’s post is a mix of all sorts, I’m just going through my photos to bring my blog up to date.

Garden first!




The lupins and foxgloves are all in full bloom now…..love them!





I actually spent quite a bit of time outside in the garden today, its never a chore though, always a pleasure.


On the crafting side of things I’ve started my ‘June Girls’. This month the theme is a festival of flowers so I’ve got all my floral fabric out for skirt making, this time I’m naming them after the female members of my family tree!
So far I’ve made, from above left, Isabella, Anne and Ella.


I’ve also started another crochet blanket (as if I haven’t enough blankets on the go), I actually began this when on holiday but I haven’t had the time to look at it since returning home. It is a lovely little pattern though.


This pretty giveaway package was waiting for me when I returned home for holidays, the beautiful tea towel is from my lovely blogging friend Robin, thank you so much Robin I love it!


Right that’s all from me for now!

Time for me and Lily to catch up on something else now, well me anyway, Lily has decided she’ll just chill! πŸ™‚



The beautiful CΓ΄te d’Azur, the blue coast, it’s not hard to see how it gets it’s name, is it!

We had a wonderful time and with the exception of one thunderstorm which is only to be expected in the heat we had wall to wall sunshine, I do miss feeling that sun on my skin!


Cannes 2014 Collage

Beautiful Cannes during the film festival!


Nice 2014 Collage

Wonderful Nice!

Buns  Collage

Too many of these!!!

Antibes 2014 Collage



Palm Trees Collage



Boats Collage



Cherry Collage


Monaco Collage

Monaco, the day after the Grand Prix!


So another brilliant holiday in the south of France, all over way too fast, I do so love this part of the world!