January 2015


Maitea Collage

Well it certainly looks like 2015 is going to go as quickly as 2014, here we are almost at the end of the first month!

Not a whole lot has happened during January really, I suppose the most important thing was my son’s birthday and it was lovely to have him home for a while to celebrate.

There has been a bit of spring cleaning, absolutely not blog worthy and certainly not something I enjoy but I do like to get it out of the way during pre-spring, before real spring arrives.

To balance the boring cleaning I have also been making my Valentine Girls which is much more fun!

The first little lady is Maitea, she is a lovely shade of purple which doesn’t really show up well in her photo. Her name is of Spanish origin and means ‘love’, very apt for the first of the Valentine Girls!

Roslyn Collage

The second Valentine Girl is Roslyn, her name means ‘beautiful rose’!

Annabelle Collage

The next little lady is Annabelle, her name comes from Latin and means ‘lovable’.

Amorette Collage

This little one is Amorette which of course means ‘little love’!

Mabel Collage

This is Mabel and her name also means ‘lovable’.

Sweetie Collage

When I finished this little girl with all her sugary colours she reminded me so much of Love Heart sweets and that is how she got her name, Sweetie.

Libi Collage

The seventh and final girl for this month is Libi, her names comes from Hebrew and means ‘my heart’.

So that’s all the ‘girls’ for this month, they will be listed in my Etsy shop on Wednesday 28th January at 10.00pm (GMT). You can find all the details about them here and see more photos of them here.

Thank you so much for visiting and for all your comments on my last post, wishing you all a lovely last week in January and a great start to February! πŸ™‚

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It has snowed, it’s no secret I’m not a fan, it’s still doing it too, soft gentle flakes, the sun is shining though and even I have to admit it is pretty when you’re in the house looking out. I do have to go out unfortunately but it will be brief so I can get back to the fire. As a nation we don’t cope well with snow, even amounts as little as this! There is the threat of more as well, brrrr!

The cats aren’t quite sure what to make of this white stuff all over their garden, there has been a lot of tip toeing through it to find a little clear spot under a tree or bush.

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So it will be a quick race around the shops and back to bunny making for me today, the Valentine Girls are on their way!

My boy is home from Berlin this weekend, it’s his birthday on Monday, so it will be a weekend of celebrating, whatever the weather!

Wishing you all a lovely weekend too, thanks as always for visiting! πŸ™‚

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Happy new year everyone and welcome to pre-spring!!!

Now for anyone not yet familiar with the Green Rabbit Calendar, please let me explain……

January & February ~ Pre-Spring
March, April & May ~ Spring
June, July, August & September ~ Summer
October & November ~ Autumn
December ~ Winter

Much better than the conventional one, don’t you think!

While out and about in my garden this week I found many signs of spring and my goodness we’ve had some lovely blue skies and quite an obvious lengthening of the day which is of course all music to my ears.

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So another year has passed and generally speaking 2014 was quite a quiet year and that’s exactly how I like a year to be.

There were some sad times when we lost two of our little animals friends, the tragic loss of little Jessie cat and then her old dad Rocky a couple of weeks later, we will never forget either of them.

As far as my blog was concerned though, 2014 was mostly a year of bunnies and flowers.

2014 flowers Collage

This collage proves that there was something in bloom in my garden during every month of 2014.

2014 bunnies Collage

And then there were the bunnies, all 81 of them, now living all over the world, I have enjoyed making them throughout the year and I’ve already started on the 2015 bunnies!!

Just before we get this year going I would like to thank the lovely Geraldine of Wool and Cats who presented me with ‘The Peace and Harmony Award’ at the end of 2014, not a title that I’m convinced I’m worthy off but I do appreciate her kindness. Geraldine is more than deserving of it though with her work with animal shelters and her love of nature, please give her blog a visit to see her wonderful photos of the beautiful area of France where she lives. As with all awards I’m supposed to pass it on to seven others but I’m not very good at that so I’m going to pass it on to all of you, I’m sure we all try to do our best for this world we live in.

So here we are at the beginning of a bright new shiny year and I love that!

I would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy and peaceful new year and to quote C.S.Lewis β€œThere are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

Happy 2015! πŸ™‚