knitting & crochet


Hello all, its been a while, hasn’t it!

To celebrate our birthdays and wedding anniversary we took ourselves off to the French Riviera for a week and very lovely it was too.







As always we had a wonderful time in this amazing part of the world!


Meanwhile during the month my garden has continued to bloom!






Nice to still have lots of colour in the garden and thankfully still plenty of sunshine to enjoy it too!

Hortensia Collage

So as another month comes to an end it’s time for a round up of this month’s animals.

The first ‘September Girl’ is Hortensia.

Hortensia is another name for hydrangea and this little bunny is a celebration of those beautfiul blooms.

Sapphire Collage

If you’re born during the month of September, like me, your birthstone is the sapphire and this little one with all her deep blues is of course Sapphire!

Xanthe Collage

The crossover time between summer and autumn is the time of year for chrysanthemums and Xanthe’s dress is covered in them!

Her name comes from ancient Greek and means ‘golden one’, which of course she is.

Orchard Collage

This is Orchard!

It’s definitely an apple time of year and Orchard has a little tree fastening her cardie and lots of red apples all over her dress.

Maizie Collage

Maizie is a little harvest mouse and her dress is a little harvest festival all on it’s own.

Ffion Collage

And last but by no means least this is Ffion, my first Green Rabbit fox.

Her name is Welsh and means ‘foxglove’.

All six of the ‘September Girls’ will be listed in my Etsy shop on Wednesday 30th September 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.

So that’s another month done and dusted, enjoy what’s left of September and have a lovely October, it’s definitely autumn now according to the Green Rabbit Calendar! :)

Sweet Pea Collage

Although we’re not quite at the end of the month yet, we are at the end of another Green Rabbit month, so I thought that today I’d introduce you to the ‘August Girls’.

Inspired by the beautiful sweet peas in my garden which are still gifting me with lots of posies, my first girl is of course Sweet Pea.

Dahlia Collage

I found this lovely fabric when out shopping and it was the inspiration behind Dahlia.

I do have some dahlias in my garden but keeping them going is a constant battle between me and the slugs and their friends, the snails!!

Morello Collage

The second Green Rabbit mouse and third ‘August Girl’ is a big fan of cherries, hence her name…..Morello!

Madeleine Collage

If you live in the UK, you couldn’t have failed to notice, whether you’re a fan or not, that the ‘Great British Bake Off’ is on our screens again.

Madeleine (named after a cake, of course) is a big fan of the the show, just look at her ‘showstopper bake’ button!!

Cornflower Collage

This is Cornflower and once again I have taken inspiration from my garden for this little one.

I have lots of lovely cornflowers in bloom at the moment, I adore that blue and I have to admit that Cornflower is my personal favourite this month!

Milly Collage

The final ‘August Girl’ is another little mouse called Milly.

You may remember Molly my first mouse from last month, well this is her cousin Milly and I’m afraid it must run in the family as like Molly, Milly too is a chocholic!! ;)

So that’s it for another month, quite a mix this month, one dutch bunny, one lop, two mice and two original GRD bunnies, which, by the way, are still my favourites to make.

All of the ‘August Girls’ will be listed in my Etsy shop tomorrow evening, Wednesday 26th August 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.

Thanks so much for dropping by today, enjoy the rest of your week and what’s left of August! :)


Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last post, so many of you loved the tins and as you can see I have been making good use of the sweet pea one.

How lovely is sweet pea, it just keeps coming and it is one of my very favourite flowers to grow.









I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to make a sweet pea bunny but here she is now!


Sweet Pea and I would like to wish you all a happy weekend! :)


Just to prove that it’s not just bunny (or mouse) making around here, I thought that today I would share some other crafty things I’ve been making.

I made the flower holders above from used tins ( tomato, beans or soup tin size) which I painted in Annie Sloan chalk paint in the colour Provence. I love this colour and the fact that it is named after one of my favourite places!


I printed the labels off the internet, unfortunately I can’t remember the exact place now but if you Google ‘free printable vintage seed labels’ it will bring up lots of places to find them. I then just stuck them on the tins with PVA glue.

I have to admit I do love these even without flowers.


I have been patchworking (she says, like she knows what she’s talking about)!

Very, very simple squares sewn together.

The fabrics are vintage and I bought them from the lovely Jane of Littleteawagon.


What happens next, well I’m not too sure about that, I know it involves wadding of some sort and I do like the idea of tying the quilt and I do use the term ‘quilt’ very loosely as it only measures 100cm by 75 cm.

However it is a start and we all have to start somewhere. ;)


A colander of strawberries………of the painted variety!

I had seen painted strawberries online in many places and really wanted to give them a go, again just Google ‘painted stone strawberries’ for a whole host of images.

I collected the stones on the beach the last time I was in France with this purpose in mind making sure I picked strawberry shaped ones.

They are painted with acrylic paint and finished with some PVA glue to give them a little shine.


And finally back in my comfort zone again, a crocheted blanket for a baby boy!


Thanks as always for visiting and commenting, I do love it that you do.

Have a lovely week. :)

Peaches Collage

Just popping in with a round up of this months girls!

With the exception of one you have already met all of them during the month at some point!

Oceana Collage

Buttercup Collage

Sandy Collage

Melissa Collage

Molly Mouse Collage

And this is the last of the ‘July Girls’ and the new girl on the block, I’d like you all to meet the first ‘Green Rabbit’ mouse…..Molly!

Molly is a bit of a chocoholic (like me!!), she has a delicious button fastening her chocolate brown cardigan that looks almost good enough to eat!!

All of the July Girls will be listed in my Etsy shop tomorrow evening, Wed 29th July 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.


Thanks for visiting, enjoy the rest of your week……come on summer where are you!! :)


Busy bees are quite difficult to photograph, they aren’t very good at staying still and posing, I have only managed to get a few photos on our travels during the month and in my own garden.




This little bee however was much easier to photograph, this is Melissa, her name comes from the Greek and means ‘bee’.

bee bunny Collage

Since I started making my bunnies I’ve realised that over the past four years, I’ve made a ‘bee girl’ each year!

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” Albert Einstein

Whether Mr Einstein was right or wrong and I must agree it does all sound very logical to me, we have to look after our bees!

Thanks as always for dropping by, have a wonderful weekend. :)


As mentioned in my last post during July my Hb and I have had some lovely days out visiting gardens, parks, castles and the seaside.

The weather didn’t always behave itself but in this country if you waited for the sun to always shine, well quite frankly you wouldn’t get very far.

So these are just a few photos of some of our days out.

The above photo is the lovely lavender lined paths in the gardens at Clotworthy House at Antrim Castle Gardens.




Antrim Castle gardens are always well worth a visit.


Another place well worth the visit is the walled garden at Bangor Castle, it is particularly well cared for with many flowers, shrubs, vegetables and herbs.




These amazing sunflowers (my favourite flowers) were at the entrance to Ward Park, Banger, Co Down, for a moment I actually could have believed I was back in France, the sun was even shining that day!!


Somewhere else we always love to visit at this time of year is Sir Thomas & Lady Dixon Park in Belfast for ‘Rose Week’.

The roses are stunning!!


Just a shame I can’t share the scent.


Of course no summer would be complete without a visit to the seaside (cue the not-so-sunny skies again).


The seaside photos were all taken at Groomsport, Co Down.



It wasn’t a day for playing in the sand and making sand castles but we did enjoy a lovely walk!


Speaking of sand, I’d like you to meet my new little bunny….her name is Sandy and she’s a beachy kind of girl!

july days Collage

Thank you to those of you who took the time to comment on my last post.

Just as I was about to publish it I realised it was my 500th post, so I had a little secret giveaway of all you lovelies who left a comment on that post and the number chosen was 13, who was Helen, so a little pack of goodies are on their way to you Helen.

Again thank you to all of you who so faithfully visit and leave me a comment, I really do appreciate them all.

Wishing you all a happy new week! :)

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