Thursday, 17 March 2011

Bright and Flowery

It's been a bright and flowery week at my house, for several reasons. One is the posy of red anemones, blue iris, white narcissus, orange carnations, and yellow narcissus that was calling my name at the flower shop...
And another reason was that I won this fabulous bright nasturtiums print in the artist Claire Leggett's wonderful giveaway on her lovely blog paint drops keep falling!! I was so excited last weekend when I discovered I was one of three lucky winners! I so admire Claire's fresh, decorative and colourful style - her paintings have a real joy and zest about them, and her blog reflects her work and home beautifully...
This week I needed to send some pictures of my work to someone for a possible commission, and as I was looking through pictures from my books I decided to include this one from Home Sweet Home, in today's bright and flowery post .....
We even have flowery cakes - because Rosie, my younger daughter, will be home this weekend, and we now have a tradition that I always make some homemade cakes for us all to share when she arrives here...
                    I decorated them with roses and daisies as we have one of each in the family....
Here is my posy of bright spring-y flowers - they are also beautifully scented too, just delicious....I'm off to do a bit of my knitting now, having been working very hard the last few days on design commissions, mainly on the computer, but also running up and down to the sewing room stitching things, charting things, cutting out, sewing up, ironing on...what a busy bee I've been trying to meet the deadlines, and no time for day time knitting SO I am looking forward to some now!
I hope you all have a lovely (nearly) weekend - the sunshine is due here I've been told, and I hope it shines on you too. Thanks so much for visiting me and for all your sweet and sunny comments. xxxx

30 comments:

crafts@home said...

Your flowery pictures make me feel very bright and cheery after the dull day we've had here.... Congratulations on winning that picture, it's beautiful, & what lovely flowery names your children have, I wonder if your hubby had any say in the matter! :)
Sue Xx

Hannah @ BubbleBay said...

The flowers are beautiful and the cakes look delicious. Hope you have a lovely weekend xx

Jane said...

You lucky girl Helen, that's a lovely painting you won. Have a wonderful day with your Rosie,I was lucky enough to spend the afternoon with my darling daughter today..it's her birthday on Sunday and we celebrated today as she is off for a mystery weekend with her Fiance!
I loved the peep at the home sweet home cross stitch...beautiful work.
Jane x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

All those lovely blooms in the one vase, gorgeous. :)
Lucky you winning that beautiful print!
I love your cupcakes, I wish I could find pretty cupcake decorations like yours!
Have fun with your daughter this weekend and enjoy your knitting!!
Vivienne x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, Love your flowery post. Your flowers are so lovely and beautiful. The cupcakes look so pretty and too pretty to eat yet too delicious not to. You did a great job decorating them! You were a lucky winner of a very cheerful painting. Good for you, you are very deserving. Have a fabulous time with your daughter!
xoRobin❤

debbie said...

Hi Helen,

Those cupcakes are too lovely to eat. Your daughter will love them. Have a wonderful weekend!

by Teresa said...

Helen, I love your bright and cheery post! Now I want to make cupcakes!! :-)

I am having a giveaway on my blog.. come on over and join and maybe you'll win this one too!

Hugs from Oregon, USA -- Teresa :-)

Naturally Carol said...

That painting really is your style..lucky girl! Thank you for showing off your lovely bright flowers and pretty cakes and crafts..just what I needed on this hot day after spending the day out doing errands..some eye candy to refresh my spirits!

Pipany said...

What a lovely giveaway prize Helen. I adore the spring posy too. Hope you have a lovely weekend x

marigold jam said...

A lovely bright and pretty post as always. Have a good weekend with your daughter and hope the sun shines for you.

♥coco rose♥ said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous post Helen! The flowers are stunning, and the cakes look delicious! Yum! How lucky were you to win that painting! It is beautiful and uplifting!

You have been a busy bee! Your work is so, so lovely....I hope that you have a completely super weekend with your girls!

Much love

Vanessa xxx

Bluebell said...

Hello Helen,
What a beautiful,fresh and inspiring blog. I love anemones they are such cheerful flowers and the flowery cakes are perfect for tea on a glorious spring day such as this, I want to get baking now!
Best wishes.

silverpebble said...

Helen, your gorgeous images are a tonic - your posy is to die for and I could murder one of those dainty little cakes. Hurray for Friday.

sew said...

Yes, lucky you!
I've never won anything in my life but I did buy a packet of nasturtium seeds yesterday, so I'll just have to grow my own!!

paintdropskeepfalling said...

Helen - thanks :))) Have a great weekend.

Mia said...

I wish you'll get a little time to sit down and enjoy your knitting this weekend, Helen!

Have a sunny and happy weekend!

Yours,
Mia

ALISON said...

Love the bouquet , such lovely colours. Think I shall nip out tomorrow and treat myself to a few. Ciao from sunny Italy ....Alison

Jenny said...

Flowers have such a simple way of cheering us up don't they? Your's are beautiful! Love your pretty cakes too, you sound like you've had such a busy few days... glad you are finding a little time to unwind and relax - enjoy your knitting and have a lovely weekend xxx

Simone said...

This post is all so beautiful. It is a joy to come and visit and feel uplifted for doing so. Today (Saturday) is a lovely bright day with blue sky but a little chilly. The sun is certainly shining on me today. Have a lovely weekend Helen.x

gillyflower said...

Hi Helen
Beautiful posy of flowers!
Congrats on winning the giveawayI nasturtiums painting - it looks lovely - will check out Claires blog.
The fairy cakes are so pretty.
I hope you have a wonderful sunny weekend with your daughter and family after all your busy days.
Gill xx

Teje said...

Congratulations Helen! That painting is beautiful! You have made also lovely cakes! Your flowers are always so refreshing and makes me happy! xxx Teje

Andrea said...

Hi Helen,
Flowers just make us all happy don't they! The painting is really lovely and the cakes look too pretty to eat.
Hope you have a really lovely Sunday doing lovely things.
Andrea x

moonstruckcreations said...

Lovely, springy photos! A bit of sunshine and some flowers - real and edible - are always such a tonic!

Helenxx

harmony and rosie said...

Just popped in for a spring colour fix - I knew you wouldn't disappoint! Hope you're enjoying this beautiful weather.

kate x

Rubyred said...

Helen,
you lucky thing winning the gorgeous painting! A lovely bright Spring post full of loveliness, hope you had a lovely family weekend!
Wishing you look with your commission too!
Rachel x

Rubyred said...

Sorry, I meant luck!
Rachel x

bears footprints said...

hi helen, i would just like to say i think your work is so inspiring, i recent brought a magazine with some of it in and then a friend at scented sweetpeas mentioned your blog so here iam having a wonderfull time reading your posts
x helen x

Crafty Mermaid said...

Those buns look so so appealing!

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this is soooo pretty! i am enjoying catching up with your beautiful posts immensely xxx

the sun is definitely out to play today too :o)

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Helen..I am a great admirer of your blog..so have an award for you to collect from mine. I hope you like it!