Monday, 28 February 2011

Snowdrop

Here is Snowdrop - the last in the set of three little spring bunnies I've been making. She was finished very recently, by having a big smile sewn on, and looks the most cheery of the three, I think...
 This bunny painting is by the artist Racey Helps. It was a picture I had as a child and I delved into my memories box to find it and photograph part of it to include here....I think it could go some way to explaining my love of lots of rabbits all together, and my love of the seaside too! I used to adore looking at this picture when I was a little girl....I loved all the tiny details...and I still do.
Here is a closer view of Snowdrop's cardi, which fits her shape fairly well - you could call it very tightly fitted in fact, but that's her style! I quite like knitting these little garments and must look out for some fine wool in pretty colours to do some more....
 Here they all are together - Flora, Snowdrop and Primrose all in their spring flower prints and cosy knits.
And here are some of the real snowdrops in our garden this week - they look so pretty, I'm always delighted when they come into flower. Each clump of snowdrops in this bed next to the gravel path,  is getting a bit bigger year by year, so hopefully they'll cover the ground soon. It was so sunny at the weekend we had some great walks and did some gardening too (well wrapped up though because the wind was still chilly) - but it's spring, the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing! Have a wonderful week everyone, and thanks for popping in to visit me here. xxx

27 comments:

Nic said...

Your bunnies are lovely :) and I love now drops - they make me think that spring is definitely on the way, which is no bad thing!

Becky J said...

I had a dwarf albino rabbit called Snowdrop as a child! She didn't have a lovely pink cardigan but her white coat was so soft. Thanks for prompting the memory.
Becky x

crafts@home said...

I adore snowdrop and her cardi looks gorgeous, the picture of rabbits is delightful too, it's from my era as well! the snowdrops in the garden have done really well in my garden this year as well, I think we have that really harsh cold spot to thank.
Sue x

Alix said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! I just love your bunnies and the Racey Helps picture reminds me of my favourite jigsaw when I was little. Have a happy week!

Kate said...

I love your bunnies - so cute

Jenny said...

Love your three rabbits, they look very happy together :) I also spy my favourite green Lecien flower print, so yummy... I am totally in love with it, and can't wait to make something for myself out of it! xxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

They are gorgeous Helen!! I love everything about them, their cute faces, their beautiful clothes, their pretty names!!
I love your little bunny painting too, it's so beautiful.
Oh I do love bunnies. :)
Vivienne x

home made gorgeous said...

Hi Helen, I see you've been busy making bunnies too! These are completely adorable and I love their colourful outfits and all the detail. Really gets you in an Eastery Spring mood doesn't it? Especially as all the snowdrops and daffodils are starting to come out. Love the bunny painting too... so so cute! Sarah x

Simone said...

I love snowdrop in her knitted cardi! I love Flora and primrose too!!! They all have different personalities with their outfits and different expressions. Have a lovely week Helen. x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Helen, I adore your gathering of bunnies. I love all the details of their clothes. The white cardi is so cute and pretty. I'd say it turned out, you were not sure. All the fabrics look great all sown up in pretty wear. And I love the real snowdrops too. That's a great bunch! Have a superb week!! xoRobin❤

Mia said...

I do love your delightful bunnies and the pretty pastel colours you use. So fresh and spring like. And how lucky are you to have snowdrops in bloom in your garden. Would you believe it... we still have almost half a meter of snow...?

Thank you for your lovely comments in my blog. They are truly appreciated. And I do love to see all the pretty colour you use. So inspiring!

by Teresa said...

Dear Helen, I adore your bunnies and understand how you'd have your affection for them having that adorable print to look at as a child. Do you sell your bunnies? Your friend in Oregon.. Teresa

marigold jam said...

Racey Helps - now there's a blast from the past! Love the little rabbit and her cute cardi and those snowdrops are beautiful - as always a lovely post.

Jane

Jane said...

Owwwwwhhh Helen she is such a sweetie. Her little cardi is perfect! They are such pretty Spring rabbits, you are very talented.So good to see a painting by Racey Helps, I still have books and wonderful playing cards of hers...that has inspired me to dig them out. They were a big part of my childhood and my Mum often bought me little books with her illustrations (as well as those by Margaret Tarrant, another favourite). Thanks for a such lovely post,
Jane x

harmony and rosie said...

Hi Helen, I've just been catching up on your delicious makes. Your bunnies are so gorgeous and so well dressed too, I'm not sure I've seen any more stylish than Snowdrop and her friends!!! I love the Racey Helps painting, I imagine each time you look at it you see something different. As for those little heart shaped buttons in the previous post - gasp!

sylviesgarden said...

Snowdrop is simply adorable!
x

susan hall said...

Love your bunny sisters !
When I was a little girl I remember some picture blocks with similar scenes to your bunny painting, I think these things do lodge in our memory's and influence our pleasures throughout life.
Am very envious of your lovely clump of snowdrops, I have no success with them at all, I think the soil is too heavy or cold.
Susan

Teje said...

Hi Helen! Nice to meet your new bunny Snowdrop! These bunny ladies look so wonderful all together! Happy smile on their face and lovely cloths on!
Thank you for lovely moments with your bunnies!
Lovely days to you! Teje

Nancy said...

Hi ya Helen,
Lovely bunnies, so cute and cheery.

Also love the easter fabric, would love to know where you got it from.

Nancy

paintdropskeepfalling said...

I remember the Medici books illustrated by Molly Brett which were full of cute little animals going about their daily life and I still have Hodge Podge The Guinea Pig by Racy Helps so I know where you're coming from :)

CJ said...

Bunny Snowdrop's sweater is to die for!

bellaboo said...

I love your trio of bunnies in their cute clothes! I used to love bunnies as a child and my favourite was Little Grey Rabbit.My Mum used to read the stories to me over and over again.The illustration were beautiful too.
I have one little snowdrop out in the garden,a bird must have dropped the seed,because I didn't plant it! Must make a note to plant some for next year. :0)

summerfete said...

these bunnies are so sweet Helen,
I know how hard it is to make cute faces! Nice job.

Clare x

Mia said...

Lovely, lovely bunnies, Helen! And their perfect little clothes... You're so talented!

Thank you so much for sharing these with us!

Happy day!

Yours,
Mia

Anonymous said...

what a lovely blog !!! Hurray for the bunnies

Poshyarns said...

Oh such a lovely trio of bunnies and the knitwear is perfect.

Vintage Squirrel said...

Ohhh, devine bunnies!