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Avril Collage

It’s bunny time again, I know I’m slightly earlier than usual this month with my rabbits but don’t the months just fly by!

This is Avril which is of course French for April and seems very appropriate for the first of the April Girls!

Dottie Collage

Monochrome was the theme for the second April Girl, with the obvious name of Dottie.

Sugar Collage

This little girl is Sugar and she takes her name from the lovely fabric collection Milk, Sugar and Flower by the talented Elea Lutz. I think the fabric in Sugar’s dress is probably my most favourite fabric ever.

Lacey Collage

With lace doilies all over her dress, a cardie with some knitted lace and two buttons with lace patterns this little one couldn’t be named anything else but Lacey.

Jay Collage

This little teal bunny is Jay and with bluebirds on her dress and a bluebird on her cardie, she just had to be named after a bluebird!

Daisybelle Collage

For a while I have been keen to make a little Dutch rabbit. I once had a beautiful little Dutch bunny called Daisy, she was the sweetest little thing. Early on in my rabbit making days I made a white Daisy Daydream bunny and as every bunny I make has a different name I couldn’t call this one Daisy in memory of my little bunny, so opted for Daisybelle instead. I think though that there will be more Dutch bunnies, I just love those cute faces.

So that’s all the bunnies for April, they will be listed in my Etsy shop tonight, Wednesday 22nd April at 10pm (BST). More details about them can be found here, please remember they are collectible items only and not suitable for children under 14 years.

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Just before I go I want to share the lovely parcel which arrived for me recently in the post. I was extremely lucky to win some beautiful gifts in Helen’s recent giveaway. The sweetest little beaded birds in my favourite colour, a selection of gorgeous buttons and some delicious chocolate, all perfect and very ‘me’! Helen and I have been blog friends for quite a while now, her blog is an absolute treat and so inspiring. Thank you so much Helen for my gifts I am so thrilled with them. I’m sure you all have visited Helen’s blog but if not please go and pay her visit you certainly won’t be disappointed. http://www.helenphilipps.blogspot.co.uk

As always thank you all so much for your visits and lovely comments.

Enjoy the rest of your week! :)

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I am enjoying these days leading up to Easter, as a chocoholic bunny lover it is my very favourite time of year!

I’ve been doing a bit of Easter decorating and my garden is putting on it’s Easter show.

Some nice weather would be good though, March is definitely going out like a lion!

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Thank you to everyone who joined in with my 6 year blogiversary giveaway to win Dora.

So many lovely messages, thank you!

After allocating everyone who wanted to join in with a number I employed the random number generator and the winner chosen was ………………..

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………………….Anne!!! :)

Well done Anne! Dora will be with you very soon!

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Thanks as always for visiting and for all your lovely comments.

I hope you all have a great week and a lovely start to April.

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!

Eat lots of chocolate, it’s the law at Easter! ;)

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It’s my blog’s birthday today, it is now six years old !

It’s one of those situations which seems like a long time and a short time all at the same time.

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I’ve made many friends through blogging, lots of lovely people who even if there was no blog at all would now still be my friends. There are many of you who drop by here every post and from the bottom of my heart I thank you for that.

WordPress have a section in my stats where they list the top seven commenters out of the last 1000 comments and its always the same seven lovely people, many, many thanks to Mia, Ali, Elizabeth (no blog but a lovely ex-pat now living in Australia), Jane, Simone, Anne and Helen.

Of course it’s not just about the comments but thank you so much lovely ladies, I do appreciate your loyalty and support and if you have commented at all on my blog or hit the like button or have just stopped by to have a look thank you too for your interest.

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I have to be honest, I have struggled with my blog over the past year, last summer I almost brought it to an end, the general stats make for very sorry reading indeed and the reality is that compared to my other social media sites the blog is sadly in decline. I sometimes feel it has run it’s course and there is nothing new. More people visit my Facebook page in an afternoon than visit my blog in a month. It takes a lot more time to write a blog post and upload photos than it does to post on Facebook or Instagram and I feel that what I do now lends itself better to Facebook and Instagram than it does to blogging.

However I am still here and for the time being will remain so, I suppose it was hard to let go, although my posts don’t happen so much anymore and you will find me on my other sites much more often.

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I have sort of rained on my own parade but I just felt that I needed to say all of that.

We are however celebrating six years of Green Rabbit Designs and in true blogiversary style I’m having a giveaway.

This little girl is Dora, her name means ‘a gift’ which is exactly what she is!

For one entry into the giveaway, follow my blog by email (there is a link on my sidebar) and leave a comment below.

For a second entry pop over to my Facebook page, like my page, like the post about Dora and share the giveaway and then come back here and leave me a comment telling me you have done so, you are welcome to leave a comment on the Facebook post but only comments left here will be included in the giveaway.

And those seven lovely blog friends mentioned above, you all have an extra entry each!

Please note that if your name is picked by the random number generator I will check that you do follow the blog by email or that you have completed all the Facebook tasks. There is no such thing as a free lunch or bunny in this case! ;)

The giveaway closes midnight (BST) next Sunday 29th March 2015!

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Thanks for dropping by, have a lovely new spring week, British Summer Time is almost here!! :)

*** THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED ***

Winter Collage

According to the Green Rabbit calendar and the grim weather forecast, winter has arrived!!!

Thank goodness it only lasts for one month (again according to the Green Rabbit calendar)!!

It’s not only the beginning of winter but the beginning of December and the start of Advent too. If all goes to plan I’m putting up my Christmas trees this evening (yes there are more than one, I’m not as baa humbug as I might seem sometimes)!

I am however counting down the days until the winter solstice (just 20 days) and pre-spring (just 31 days)!!

The little bunny above has been named Winter and she has a very wintery scene on her dress. Winter is a giveaway prize on my Facebook page at the moment. A little while ago I promised that when my page reached 3000 likes I would have a bunny giveaway, well this has now happened and so Winter is up for grabs. I thought I would let my blog friends know about it too, you are all very welcome to go over there if you’re on Facebook and leave me a comment, I’m afraid I can’t take entries here on the blog as it is a Facebook giveaway but please go over and join in.

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last post, all the ‘Christmas Girls’ have now left for their new homes!

I’d like to wish you all a happy December, winter, Advent and new week!! :)

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October has generally been quite a good month so far, yes we have had a few blustery wet days but there have been lots of lovely autumnal days and it has been very mild. On Saturday we were out and about without coats in a very pleasant 18 degrees!

I have managed lots of garden time, tidying up summer bedding and planting bulbs for next spring, one afternoon last week I planted 65 bulbs mostly tulips and some crocuses too, my shoulders and back weren’t that pleased with me the next day though!!!

I also have planted up my pots and window boxes with lovely little pansies and violas, heathers and cyclamen to see me through the dark days until springtime.

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Inside I’ve been making sweets from the lovely book ‘Sweets Made Simple’ by the wonderful Hope & Greenwood, I’m sure many of you in the UK watched their fabulous TV series.

Last week I made some Cinder Toffee and the previous week I made Coconut Ice which unfortunately didn’t get photographed before it was all eaten. There is so much more in the book I want to try.

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I’ve also been autumn bunny making, I’ve not quite finished them all yet but I hope to have an autumn bunny parade to share with you all some time next week.

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I would like to thank all of you who left comments on my two French posts, I’m so glad you all enjoyed having a look around those two marvelous homes with me.

As a little thank you to all my very loyal blog friends I decided to have a secret giveaway.

I brought back some lovely Provençal lavender from the Marche de Fleurs in Nice along with some lavender soap with a giveaway in mind, I’ve also added a little spool of lavender spotty ribbon which although not from France looks lovely along with the other two items.

So if you left a comment on either French post you were entered into the draw and if you left a comment on both posts (thank you) you had two entries.

So with every entry being allocated a number and the random number generator used the winner of my secret giveaway was Simone!! I’ll get it posted off to you soon Simone.

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Thank you to all of you who take the time to pop by here and leave a comment, I really do appreciate it!

I just wish I had a bag of lavender for you all!

Wishing you all a wonderful new week. :)

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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.

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

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the cornflowers……….

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and poppies……….

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and roses!

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

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

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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! :)

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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!

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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! :)

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