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Sherbet Collage

Just popping by with a final round up of the June Girls who have all been inspired by my French holiday!

As I explained all about the first six of them in my last two posts (here and here) I’ll not go into any details about them today.

So first up is Sherbet!

Caron Collage

Caron

Azur Collage

Azur

Jasmine Collage

Jasmine

Rosemary Collage

Rosemary

Lavande Collage

Lavande

Jaune Collage

And finally this is Jaune, who you haven’t met before!

Cycling is very popular in France and in a couple of weeks the most famous cycle race of all, Le Tour de France will begin. On holiday there were many cyclists training along the shores of the Mediteranean perhaps getting ready for ‘Le Tour’.

The cyclists will all want to be in the ‘maillot jaune’, the yellow jersey which is worn by leader of the race. Well this little bunny is already in her ‘maillot jaune’ although I’m not sure she would win any races on the bike pictured on her dress!!

I’ve given her the name Jaune which means yellow.

All seven June Girls will be listed in my Etsy shop this evening, Wed 24th June 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! :)

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Hi everyone, today I’m continuing on with my French inspired ‘June Girls’, so let me introduce the next three bunnies!

The photo above is of beautiful jasmine, this was growing over someone’s garden wall in France and I only wish I could share the scent with you, it was a-maz-ing!

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When we visited Grasse on our trip we found out that this year they were celebrating jasmine, a flower that is widely used in the making of perfume.

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I decided the French bunnies had to include a perfume girl and of course her name had to be Jasmine!

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It really is a shame that I can’t share the smells in this post because this rosemary smelt wonderful too.

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The French love their herbs and the markets are full of both fresh and dried herbs of every kind.

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This little girl is of course called Rosemary, she even has her name on her dress!

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I told you this was a highly scented post……..lavender, nothing says Provence like lavender!

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The Marche de Fleurs in Nice is full of the scent of lavender.

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This is Lavande, the French word for lavender!

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So here they are altogether, the fragrant French girls.

I have one more bunny to add to the June Girls before they appear in my shop, I’ll introduce you to her next week.

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post, so glad you liked the last three girls .

Wishing you all a happy weekend! :)

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As I mentioned in my previous post my bunnies for June are all inspired by my recent holiday in the south of France.

The flower above is lemon blossom and very pretty it is too.

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I always think its wonderful that so many people have lemon trees growing in their gardens in France, imagine going out into your back garden to pick a lemon when baking a lemon drizzle cake or if you needed a slice of lemon for a cold drink, all you had to do was nip outside to fetch one.

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So my first June bunny has been inspired by lemons and her name is Sherbet.

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I have to confess to loving the French patisseries, a little too much perhaps!!!

Millefeuille, tarte au citron, macarons…..oh my the French do it so well!

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I did sample the ‘Ryan Gosling’ in the above photo and it was as you might expect wonderful.

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June bunny number two, Caron, has as you have probably already guessed been inspired by these amazing little treats, they may only be two bites but they are packed with flavour!

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Just look as the colours in the above photo, the Côte d’Azur…….the blue coast, so well named!

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The colours of the sea and sky are stunning and it’s no surprise that countless artists over the years including Picasso, Renoir and Matisse moved to this area to paint in the beautiful clear light.

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Azur with her many shade of blue and her little palm tree has been named after the Côte d’Azur.

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So that’s the June girls so far, there are more to come though!

Thanks as always for dropping by and thanks also to all you lovely people who took the time to comment on my last post.

Have a lovely week. :)

Honesty Collage

Hello everyone, lovely to back with you all again after my little jaunt to France although I am missing the beautiful Côte d’Azur sunshine!

I will share some of my holiday with you soon but I thought I had better drop by today with my May Girls who are going to be listed in my Etsy shop tomorrow night.

I have shared little Honesty with you before in a previous post, my first lop bunny was named after the beautiful honesty which is still blooming in my garden.

Bloom Collage

With the countryside and gardens everywhere springing into life this little floral girl has been named Bloom!

Maia Collage

After the lovely response to my first little Dutch bunny, I’ve made another one, this is Maia, to the Romans, Maia was the goddess of spring, after whom they named the month of May.

Mary Collage

This little one is Mary as in…Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow! This gardening girl has little watering cans, spades and rakes all over her dress and lots of flowers everywhere including a row of beaded flowers all around her cardie.

Leigh Collage

The final May Girl is Leigh whose name means ‘meadow’. Leigh has a wildflower meadow all over her dress and her cardie is fastened by a beautiful yellow poppy.

So that’s all the bunnies for another month, they will all be listed in my Etsy shop tomorrow, Wednesday 27th May 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.

Have a wonderful Tuesday and I will be back soon with some photos of France! :)

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It’s bluebell time again and ‘my park’ is blue with them…..so, so beautiful!!!

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The wild garlic is in bloom too…..

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…..as are the lovely marsh marigolds.

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The bluebells are out in my garden too, not native ones but lovely all the same.

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I have strawberries-in-the-making.

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And lots of other pretties too!

I’m so glad I got to see the bluebells in bloom before I go off on my holidays tomorrow, I know that by the time I get back they will all be over for another year…so pretty but so brief.

Something else that has been growing over the past couple of weeks……

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…..the May Girls!

So my friends I will ‘see’ you all soon, take care, I’ll still be on Instagram if you wish to keep up with me!

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à bientôt :)

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I love how the garden evolves throughout spring, the daffodils are almost over now and sad as it was to see them go, it is time for the tulips to take centre stage and boy do they do it in style!

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I just love the centre of this tulip!

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One of the last remaining daffodils.

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It is of course forget-me-not time, how on earth could we forget these little beauties?

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The violas are one of the plants that just keep going from late winter right through spring, they seem to have got their second wind at the moment.

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This a new acquisition, I just couldn’t resist it, the florets are about 9 cm across, it is very beautiful.

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This beauty is honesty, I grew it from seed and it is ever so pretty, in fact so pretty that it inspired my new bunny!

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Meet Honesty, she is my very first lop bunny and she has lots of pretty little white flowers on her dress and cardie just like the gorgeous honesty in my garden.

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So here we are at the beginning of what I think is the loveliest month of the year, May is so green and lush and pretty.

Thanks as always for popping by, have a wonderful weekend and a fantastic May! :)

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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