Friday, 6 April 2012

Easter Time

 Spring time...easter time....flowers, blossom, sunshine, speckled eggs, pretty coloured easter decorations....no wonder it's one of my favourite times of the year.....i do love to get out the box of easter treasures and arrange them each year, and maybe add a new one or two......
 ....this time i have been a bit late getting the house decorated....but gradually the eggs are appearing....
 ....and some chicks and bunnies have hopped into place too.....as i mentioned before, i have been busy painting and drawing book illustrations,  and though i can't show them until they are published, i can show you this little watercolour i did of two of my favourite bunnies, flora and little maisie..........

 ............we often get together with family over easter and this year my sister ruby is having a  party on easter day   :-).........we also love to garden of course and have already had a visit to a beautiful garden centre today and bought some new plants...........i picked a few flowers for this tin in the potting shed......
 ....just need the weather to warm up and the sun to peek out a bit more and we'll be happily planting seeds...
 ....below are some of my beautiful new blocks from fee at chipper nelly....i really love these birds' egg ones, and they decorate my studio so well especially combined with lots of things i've collected, like the tiny hen in the chipped flower pot nest i've had for years....these blocks are so pretty i love finding different ways of displaying them......

 .....the sweet gingham ribbon has arrived for my easter hearts and i have almost finished making them now...
              ..........sewing on the last buttons before wrapping them up in coloured tissue paper..........
....last view of the flowery, speckled egg wreath on the potting shed door......before i go i just want to say a big thank you to everyone who contacted me about my little broken bottle with suggestions of where i could buy a replacement....i'll keep you posted...it's looking good so far ;-)
........i'm looking forward to the weekend to come and i hope you are too....thank you for popping in here to see me, i love your visits.......wishing you a wonderful weekend and a very Happy Easter.....back soon xxxxxxxxxx

54 comments:

Teje said...

HAPPY EASTER, HELEN!!! Your beautiful and sweet post is so perfect to start Easter weekend! I love your bunnies and with light watercolours they are really cute!
Enjoy your weekend with your family! x Teje

Jelly Jam said...

Oh how I love Easter decorations and Easter food!
Flora and Maisie are gorgeous.
I hope you all have a Happy Easter!
Ellie
x

Jooles said...

everything is so pretty here :o)
have a wonderful Easter
love jooles x
P.S good luck for your bottle hunt x

Ali said...

So Gorgeous xx Can you come and give my home the Helen touch xxx Have a lovely easter xxx

Crafty Mermaid said...

Such a wonderful Easter montage!

Vicki said...

I just found your blog thru birdieblue. This is delightful; I can't wait to come back and visit soon. You are amazingly creative and I so love all of the beautiful colors that greet me with each post.

MelMel said...

Happy Easter, love your pictures!xx

Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hello Helen...I just love your illustrations and I recognised Flora and Maisie instantly ...Your speckled egg wreath is so pretty in those pastel colours as are your Easter hearts..I'm hoping to make some myself tomorrow!
Hope you have a lovely Easter with your family,
Susan x
P.S Thank you for calling by and your lovely comments today!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Gorgeous Easter decorations and your new blocks from Fee are so lovely!
Your painting is soooo beautiful, I really love it Helen, you're very talented. :)
Wishing you and your family a fantastic Easter.
Vivienne x

Jenny said...

Oooh I just knew you would have a beautifully decorated house/potting shead for Easter Helen and it hasn't disappointed! I love the pastel wreath and your beautiful hearts, they just look so fresh and spring like! Hope you have a lovely weekend with your family, Jenny xxx

ALISON said...

I love that wreath on the shed door......the colours are lovely....BUONA PASQUA ......ciao Alison

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Happy Easter Helen! Everything looks so lovely and springlike! Your paitings are amazing!! xoxo Debbie

Paula said...

Hello sweet Helen! I love your speckled egg wreath! it is so pretty and looks perfect on your potting shed door! I love the pink and white eggs too! So sweet! Oh, your bunny illustrations are gorgeous!!! You did a beautiful job! You are so talented and creative! The flowers in the tin are so pretty and cheerful! You made a lovely vignette with the sweet blocks! Your friends will love their beautiful gingham hearts! They are so sweet and pretty! I hope you and your dear ones have a very Happy Easter! Thank you so much for visiting me and for your very sweet and loving comments! i am very thankful to be feeling well! Love, Paula xoxo

KC'sCourt! said...

Happy Easter! I love the painting of the Bunnies and the you flowers in the can a beautiful.
Julie xxxxxxxxxx

FourHappyBunnies said...

Ooh Helen I have been looking forward to you Easter post. I knew it would've lovely and it didn't disappoint. I love all your pictures and Easter decorations. Your paintings are gorgeous. I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend.
Lorraine xx

purple-roses-country-cottage said...

Dear Helen, happy Easter to you and your family. Nicole xxx

Poppy said...

Gorgeous Helen!
Happy Easter to you & your lovely family!

Lou xxx

Pink Milk said...

Ooh, your wreath is wonderful and I love your sweetest watercolour.

Have a wonderful weekend Helen.

Hx

vintage grey said...

Have a blessed Easter sweet Helen!! xo Heather

birdie blue said...

love the pretty watercolor of miss flora and little maisie. just darling, helen. your pictures are always soo beautiful.

i hope you have the loveliest of easters!
xo
molly

Cozy Little House said...

Wow, you are multi-talented! Happy Easter!
Brenda

by Teresa said...

Love all your pastel Easter goodness.. my favorite is your watercolor. I did a watercolor for a special gift last week, can't wait for the recipient to get it. :-) I need to do some more painting! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Grayseasailor said...

Thanks for your lovely post, Helen. I especially enjoyed viewing your watercolor illustrations, also. I am crocheting eggs and am ready to try to crochet a chick next. One of my grand girls has been lugging a little basket around the house with one of my crocheted eggs in it and one of her rubber ducks perched on top. I heard her have an earnest conversation with the duck about hatching the egg. (: Blessings to you and yours this Easter weekend and in the days to come. <3

T's Daily Treasures said...

Helen, you are such an inspiration -- cross-stitch, quilting, crochet, design, sketching, painting -- my goodness! I am always in awe of folks who can do it all. I actually bought a watercolor book earlier in the week. I haven't used my drawing skills in forever so would like to try my hand at it again -- inspired by all you talented ladies out there. Wishing you a yours a beautiful and blessed Easter. Tammy

sew said...

What a lovely post, Helen.
I'm frantically knitting a Bunny Egg Cosy (yes, for tomorrow!) but so glad I stopped off to visit you! I'm sure the Easter Bunny will be calling in to see you too!
Enjoy.

Simone said...

Beautiful watercolours Helen. You have many strings to your bow!!! Have a lovely Easter. x

Fleur Cotton said...

Everything looks so beautiful.

Hope you have a lovely Easter.
Fleur xx

notes of sincerity said...

Happy Easter Helen. :0) Your illustrations are just precious. What talent you have!! And your decorations are so pretty. xoxo

Connie said...

Such pretties! And I want to write that I love love love the red quilting stitches in the previous post, it is just too pretty!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Happy Easter Helen! I wish you a Blessed Easter with your family. Hope the sun shines, the eggs roll and the chocolate is plentiful.
Love your beautiful post, your watercolors are just so pretty. I also love those blocks! Might have to look into getting some!!
xoRobin❤

busybusybeejay said...

happy Easter.Love your illustrations.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Ooh, those bird and egg blocks are gorgeous Helen, clever Fee :D And your wreath is so pretty.

Happy Easter x

bellaboo said...

You are so talented,the bunny paintings are adorable!
You have such sweet Easter decorations...I love the wreath.
Have a wonderful time with your family this Easter! :0)

gillyflower said...

Loving all the pretty spring and Easter themed photos - gorgeous egg wreath!

Wishing you a very Happy Easter Helen! Enjoy the long weekend with your family!

Gill xx

Darlene said...

I don't usually leave a comment - serious lurker! :-)

I have to tell you that visiting your blog is like a breath of fresh air. I can't help but smile while I enjoy all the eye-candy.
Thank you!

Squirrelhaus said...

Really enjoyed your post!!! I love Easter and all it's sweet decorations!!!
Happy Easter to you!!
Hugs,
Chris :o)

Barbara said...

A very happy Easter, Helen ...
your home looks perfect!

love, Barbara

Naturally Carol said...

Happy Easter Helen I am loving all your gorgeous pink eggs..so happy and bright and perfectly matched to your lovely flower patch quilt. xox

Lori ann said...

oh my goodness helen! your illustrations are precious! i love them. and all your charming decortations, sweet and oh so lovely! happy easter to you and yours!

Crafted by Carly said...

Oh, Helen! You have SUCH a beautiful, beautiful blog!!! I'm so pleased that I discovered this lovely little corner of the blogosphere while I was on my travels!!! :-)
I love your eastery post - what a lot of gorgeous decorations you have! I especially love the egg wreath. I only have an Easter tree (well, branches is more precise). But I think I should add to my Easter goody collection for next year. Thanks for the inspiration! ;-)
Until my next visit.....
Carly
x

Jane said...

Happy Easter dear Helen. I loved seeing all your decorations. Have fun at your sister's party. The weather has turned chilly so I think our gardens will have to wait.
Jane x

My Little Home and Garden said...

Ohhh, to be a watercolour painter. Your painting is delightful, Helen. Happy Easter.
-Karen

koralee said...

Your Easter wreath is so lovely...I have been looking for a Spring one for my front door but can not find the perfect one. Hope your Easter was filled with oooodles of joy my friend. And boy can you paint!!! You really do inspire me. xoxoo

Mia said...

Lovely Easter-Monday, Helen!

What a lovely post, I am so in love with that egg wreath! Just beautiful!

I wish your days have been sunny, relaxing and full of chocolate!

Yours,
Mia

luci wallis said...

Hope you had a wonderful Easter. Your illustrations are just beautiful!
Bristol

Becky J said...

I just love your Easter wreath. So pretty, as are the lovely bunnies! Your posts are always so bright and cheerful, a joy to read.
Becky x

thistlewoodfarm said...

Happy belated Easter to you! I love your sweet wreath (and the door it is hanging on)! Thanks for the inspiration and the sweet comment on my blog! You made my day.

blessings,
karianne

Velud'arte said...

I love everything here!

Poppy said...

You never fail to make me smile Helen! I hope you’ve had a lovely Easter.....

Lou xxx

Kentish Keg-Meg said...

What a beautiful Easter wreath. Love the bunny illustrations Helen. Hope Easter was fabulous for you.

meadowsweet hare said...

have just been catching up on your lovely posts and as ever they are too pretty for words. i always adore the fresh and joyful colours of your posts.. they bring sunshine into a day however grey.

i hope you have had a lovely easter and wishing you a happy spring xxx

sumea

flowers on my table said...

Hello Helen, I hope you had a lovely Easter? I do love coming into your world of fabric and flowers and general prettiness, it's an absolute joy! I love your little egg wreaths and your new blocks. The hearts are really pretty, and I am amazed by how much variety you have in the garden.

Lots of love. Linda x

TeenyWeenyDesign said...

Lovely to see al those fresh, light colours. Everytime I have a peep it inspires me!

Adrianne

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

Such a plethora of happy inspiration! Thank you! :-)