Thursday, 21 April 2011

Easter Time

Hello! We have a new bunny hopping on here today - an Easter bunny called Daffodil. She's the very last of this year's spring bunnies - sewn from lemony yellow linen, with a special dress for Easter and as it's so warm she doesn't need a little knitted cardigan like most of the other bunnies had....
            And you might also spy a little bit of my current favourite fabric (flower sugar) for Daffodil's ear linings....
I've been getting ready for Easter, buying the eggs and the other Easter treats, tidying the house and the garden for visitors and enjoying the flowers, like the mass of bluebells suddenly blooming alongside primroses, daffodils, lily of the valley and various kinds of blossom - the garden scents are so lovely in the sunshine and all the colours so fresh and vibrant..... I'm looking forward to lots of garden days this weekend.
I love to bring bunches of bluebells into the house and put them in all sorts of different containers - it's always a nice surprise to see which ones suit them best....no need to buy flowers when there are so many in the garden to pick at the moment....
........and here, as it's almost Easter, is my little hen and egg mosaic ..... not our own hens, but holiday hens that I photographed in the Lakes, foraging about near our cottage....
                                             ....just a few more eggs of the chocolate kind? 
One more bunny picture, with one of the Easter egg cosies I made a few years ago for Crafts Beautiful magazine....I love making things from felt, and this set of three little cosies each had a different lining and a different cross stitch patch sewn on.....

Thank you so much for visiting me here and for your lovely comments which I so enjoy reading. I hope to pop back again over the next few days, but in the meantime have a very Happy Easter, I hope you have a wonderful weekend with sweet spring flowers, sunny days, blue skies and lots of chocolate eggs. xxxxx

30 comments:

Naturally Carol said...

Daffodil is adorable..I love her name, her flower sugar ears and her dress..Happy Easter Helen!

ALISON said...

She is a lovely bunny.Happy Easter. Buona Pasqua Ciao Alison

Hannah @ BubbleBay said...

Happy Easter xx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh Helen, Daffodil is so beautiful, such a sweet colour and her dress is gorgeous,'sigh' I love her!!
So many beautiful images in your lovely post, lucky you with some bluebells, mine aren't quite out yet!
I wish you too a wonderful weekend and remember to eat lots of chocolate, it's compulsory at Easter! :)
Vivienne x

Ali said...

Isn't she gorgeous xx

KC'sCourt! said...

Daffodil Bunny is beautiful, and I love the egg cosies
Julie xxxxx

Jane said...

Daffodil is such a lovely bunny Helen. Her little dress is gorgeous and she certainly does not need a cardi in this heat wave.It's 26oc as I type this is my garden in Surrey!Enjoy a peaceful, family and chocolate filled Easter.
Jane x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, You also have been very busy. Love Daffodil and the lining of her ears is so pretty. I love your bluebells. They are so sweet and delicate. I think they would look great in almost any container. I hope you have a wonderful Easter, weekend with family , fun gardening, and especially hope the Easter bunny comes to your house! Even though you have many....the one who brings the chocolates! xoRobin❤

crafts@home said...

Happy Easter to you Helen, another lovely bunny, I love her ears, I'm really enjoying using my flower fabrics as well. Is this your favourite time of year? with bunnies, mini eggs and a garden and house full of spring flowers? I hope you have a peaceful Easter and that your roof is now fixed....

Simone said...

Happy Easter Helen. I think your daffodil bunny is my favourite of them all. She is beautiful! I bet guests have a wonderful time in your home and garden. x

faith76 said...

Happy Easter and love daffodil x

Mary Jane's Tearoom said...

Beautiful work Helen!...I love all the pretty colours...thank you too for calling by Mary Jane's TEAROOM
Wishing you a lovely Easter...
Susan x

Mia said...

Daffodil is the most adorable little bunny! Happiest Easter, Helen, and many sunny days!

Yours,
Mia

by Teresa said...

Helen, your lovely personality exudes from your bright, happy, floral and beautiful posts! I love coming to visit your blog, I always leave inspired and uplifted.

Thank you for being you...

Hugs from Oregon, USA -- Teresa :-)

Teje said...

Hello Helen! Miss Daffodil is the most sweet bunny with her lovely spring dress! I just love all the qute bunnies you make!
Your home must be so beautiful with the Easter decorations!
Happy Easter to you and your family!
xxx Teje

sylviesgarden said...

Awww, Daffodil is so adorable.
Happy Easter.
x

delia hornbook said...

aaawww i love Daffodil she is so very cute what a gorgeous outfit to such a lovely dress pretty fabric. Have a lovely weekend, dee x

Jenny said...

Have a lovely Easter with your family, hope you get through many mini eggs over the weekend! (We polished off a bag tonight!) Love Daffodil, she's very sweet and I agree with all the 'ear' comments, very pretty fabric! xx

Squiggling About said...

Hi I have just found your blog it's so pretty I love all the spring colours and daffodil is gorgeous. Happy easter.

Becky J said...

Another beautiful bunny, Helen, this one I think is my favourite. I didn't get round to making a bunny, too much sunshine drawing me out into the garden - I'm not moaning!
Hope you have a lovely Easter.
Becky x

Oma Nijn's Country Huis said...

wat een heerlijk blog heb je,zo vrolijk van kleur,maar ook zo origineel,je paashazen zijn schitterend .

ik ga je volgen hoor

fijne paasdagen OMA NIJN

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Gorgeous bunny and I can see why you lvoe that fabric so much. I do love spring with all the lovely flowers and the chickens pottering.

gillyflower said...

Sweet bunny, I love the expression on her face and the pretty dress!

This is a lovely Easter feeling post with all the pretty bluebells and eggs.
I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend with your guests, and enjoy your lovely garden in this wonderful weather!
Gill xx

flowers on my table said...

Hello Helen, I have just popped over from the Fluff Pot,as Becky said I needed to have a look at your potting shed. It doesn't disappoint! Your blog is so very pretty, I just love all your hand-crafted items mixed with beautiful flowers. Have a lovely Easter weekend, love Linda x

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

Your Easter Bunny looks really sweet. I love the fabric you chose for her dress.

Oh I wish we had bluebell woods in Holland. I have some bluebells in my garden, but I am not sure if it is the same variety that you have in England.

A Happy Easter to you and your family!

Lieve groetjes van Madelief

paintdropskeepfalling said...

Happy Easter Helen :) Claire x

moonstruckcreations said...

Daffodil is so adorable!

Enjoy the weekend!

Helenxx

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Happy Easter Helen!!!

your Bunny ♥ (and everything else on this post) is Adorable!

Hugs xXx

Millie

flowers on my table said...

Thankyou for visiting and leaving lovely comments. I look forward to your next post, love Linda x

Aunt Spicy said...

just adorable!