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I’ve been planting little primula this week, it was good to refresh my window boxes and add a bit of spring colour.

Mind you, one morning the poor little things were covered in snow and I had to brush it off their little petals, thankfully though that has now passed and the temperatures have gone up a bit.

I love looking out at these little bursts of colour.

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The flowers have inspired my new bunny too, the fabric on her dress reminds me so much of primula and as another name for primula is polyanthus, she has been named Pollyanna!

So a busy family weekend lies ahead, as it’s my daughter’s birthday next Monday she and I and some friends are heading to Glasgow for the day on Saturday for a little shopping trip. My son is also home from Berlin until Tuesday and we are all going out for lunch on Sunday to celebrate my daughters birthday followed by a birthday tea, with cake of course, on Monday evening.

Thanks as always for visiting and thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my February Girls, they are all off to pastures new now!

Have a good end-of-the-week and happy weekend! :) xxx

Marmalade Collage

I can’t believe we’re almost at the end of yet another month, I know I say this all the time but the months just fly by!

Of course the end of the month means another batch of bunnies and this month the ‘February Girls’ were an eclectic mix of rabbits that I just needed to get out of my head and into bunny form!

I introduced you to Marmalade earlier in the month and as it was marmalade season she just seemed the right bunny to start of the month.

Beth Collage

Beth was inspired by her dress fabric, I love it and I definitely wanted to make a bunny with it. After a bit of research, which you know I love to do, I found out that that in Hebrew, Beth means ‘house’, so it was the perfect name for her.

Snowdrop Collage

Snowdrop was another little one that you ‘met’ during the month and I’m glad I got to make a little snowdrop bunny even though that was one very fiddly button to make!!

Raine Collage

Again another bunny inspired by the fabric of her dress, she just had to be named Raine!

Rainbow Collage

And what follows the rain(e)? A Rainbow of course!! :)

Faye Collage

This little pastel coloured girl has been named Faye which means fairy and she has lots of them all over her little dress.

Patch Collage

The final February girl is called Patch and with her hexie patchwork skirt she really couldn’t be called anything else!

So that’s all the girls for another month, they will be listed in my Etsy shop on Wednesday 25th March at 10.00 pm (GMT). More details about them can be found here, please remember they are collectible items only and not suitable for children under 14 years.

Thanks as always for joining me here, have a lovely last week of February! :)

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It has been a while since I made some brooches for my shop, there has been nothing but rabbits of late, not that I mind of course but it was lovely to do something a little different for a little change.

I have made strawberry brooches before, so it wasn’t completely new to me but I do enjoy making them.

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Summery, don’t you think!

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I made a daisy one too!

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A good friend suggested, when she saw my photos on Instagram, that I was ‘feeling summer-ish’, I think she’s right!!! :)

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I’m still making my bunnies though, working away at my ‘February Girls’, it was even nice enough outside today for a photo-shoot in the sun.

Thanks as always for dropping in and for your lovely Snowdrop comments, as you can see she has a few more friends to keep her company.

Enjoy the rest of your week. :)

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Nothing signals the beginnings of spring like the pretty little snowdrop!

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Any snowdrops I had in my garden have all disappeared over the years, I tried to buy bulbs in the autumn but the garden centre didn’t have any, they said that as soon as they arrived in the shop they were immediately bought up, proving just how popular these little flowers are.

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At the weekend as we were driving through a little village close to where we live I noticed little pots of them outside a greengrocers. So we stopped and I bought myself a little pot of snowdrops. I have read that it is better to plant them ‘in the green’ rather than in bulb form anyway, so hopefully I’ll have some in my garden next year.

In the meantime they’re sitting in my kitchen window, where I can enjoy them for a while.

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I then, or course, decided I wanted to make my own little Snowdrop!

Usually I can source fabric or a button to fit in with my bunny themes but not this time, I couldn’t find snowdrop fabric or buttons anywhere! So I used some pretty green and white spotty fabric for her skirt and then I made my own snowdrop button using some cross stitch. I don’t think I’ll be taking on any big cross stitch projects though, this was enough for me!!

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I do love these lovely fresh spring colours and it really is beginning to feel like spring……..’real spring’! :)

Thanks as always for popping in, enjoy the rest of your week and have a lovely Valentines weekend!

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It’s marmalade season!

I remember many years ago making marmalade, it refused to come out of the jar!!

I have to be honest I really don’t bother making it as Bonne Maman do it so well and not only do they make excellent marmalade but………..

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……..their wonderful jars make pretty holders for buttons and other haberdashery.

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However this year I have made an exception and made Marmalade….the bunny.

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Marmalade is the first of the February Girls, who this month don’t have a particular theme but just a mix of ideas that need to come out of my head!

Can I thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my Valentine Girls, they have all gone off to their new homes in New Zealand, the U.S. and all across the UK.

I’d also like to thank all you lovely people who like my posts as well, it’s lovely to know that you have dropped by, I do appreciate the fact that you take time to read my posts and hit the like button.

So here we are in February and I’m sorry to say it hasn’t got any warmer, come on weather warm up a bit!! On the plus side the days are definitely getting longer.

Have a great week. :)

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! :)

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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! :)

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