Friday, 15 June 2012

Candy Flowers

 All this week we've been enjoying the delicious scent and colour of the candy pink roses in the house, along with other sweet flowers rescued from the rain...and it has made me think of other candy colours that i enjoy..... this little bunny is the one i made for daisy's second birthday at the end of may.............i named this bunny candy because of her sweet pink dotty ears and pink print dress.... but daisy calls her bun-bun which is just as nice i think......
 ...........i put some pink tissue paper over the top of this little gift bag for a quick reveal for the tiny birthday girl.........
 ............here is candy with the daisy, daisy print my younger daughter made her last year.....i have a copy too....now she is two daisy can sing the song herself...or at least parts of it.........
 .........i managed to get some pictures of daisy and the birthday bun while they did some crayoning....
 ...........and below are some of my own crayons in candy colours too, being gathered up with other art supplies for my week in the country......the 2 card is one of daisy's birthday cards....she received some enviable ones, this is my favourite closely followed by a wonderful toadstool one which i hope to show another time......
 ............the colourful wool i showed you in my last post is being crocheted up into small granny squares ready for a new blanket.....one i've been wanting to make since before i even began to crochet....i saw cushions like this on various gorgeous blogs looking so stylish and i knew i wanted to make a blanket with........
 .........white borders round each colourful square.....like a child's paintbox.... i love to combine candy colours and white in my quilts too so i think this blanket will go well with them.............
 ............i have packed all the yarn in a big bag, along with my spotty pink and blue crochet hook, and i hope to have made lots more of my blanket when i get back next week from my little country trip.....using the join as you go method means a more instant blanket and i rather like that :)........
 ......i hope to be sending you a virtual postcard soon from our little tarn cottage in the lovely lake district...one of our favourite places to go for a rest and a break, peace and quiet, walks, tea rooms, gardens and galleries, beautiful views, sheep on the hills and bunnies hopping down the lane outside the cottage....and i love to wake up on a lake district morning and peek out of the mullioned bedroom window to see the wonderful view.............yes, even the rain clouds rolling in look beautiful there...........
..........thank you for visiting me here today in my little bit of blogland, i love to see you.......thank you for the sweet comments you leave, and hello to my new followers, thank you for joining us :)......wishing you a wonderful weekend and i hope you enjoy happy times in the week ahead........back soon xxxxxxxxxx

45 comments:

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Have a wonderful trip and a good time with all of your yummy yarn colors and crochet hook! Love the photos of your sweet Daisy and her "bun bun" :) xoxo Debbie

cristina said...

happy birthday! everything is so sweet ... I love your blog!

crafts@home said...

Lovely colours, Bun bun looks well loved :) Have a lovely break,
Sue Xxx

mags said...

Lovely colours and to see your Candy bunny being so enjoyed. Hope you have a great break ... the weather in the Lakes was awful today but maybe we are getting the rain out of the way for you!

bellaboo said...

The cottage sounds idylic...I love the Lakes.Have a super,duper time!

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Gorgeous post Helen, you crochet is beautiful! To brighten your weekend I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award :)
Victoria xx

delia hornbook said...

Such a beautiful post filled with such pretty colours. Your bunny is gorgeous no wonder Daisy loves it. Can't wait to your finished crochet blanket again the colours are so pretty. I have just finished my last huge granny square today for my first proper blanket now i need to work out how to join them together with a border i think i will try utube ;-) Have a wonderful break away, dee xx

my4lilgirls said...

A happy Daisy with a sweet bunny, both are so cute. Love your new blanket too, my fav type of colors,
Have a wonderful break
Lots of love Karen x

catkin tales said...

i have enjoyed your beautiful pictures again along with the beginnings of your new crocheted blanket and daisy's adorable birthday bunny.
the lake district is a delightful deatination for all those things you desire and i wish you a truly magical break.
am looking forward to your postcard :)

Ali said...

Beautiful photos thanks for sharing xx How cute is that rabbit bet she's going to get lots of cuddles xx

KC'sCourt! said...

Happy Birthday Daisy - what a sweet bunny
Julie xxxxxxxx

FourHappyBunnies said...

Oh Daisy what a gorgeous Bun-Bun. What a delightful present to love and cherish. The Lake District is wonderful and I look forward to hearing if your holiday.
I hope you have a lovely time and fingers crossed for the sun to shine over the lakes xx

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Such a gentle candy colour palette this post has. Enjoy your break. I hope the sun shines for you :D

Mary Poppins said...

I think I have just fallen in love with bun bun....delighful :) x

My Little Home and Garden said...

Enjoy your weekend holiday, Helen. I find it's a little holiday just visiting your blog.
-Karen

Missy said...

I love the colours of your crochet. Enjoy your break!
x

Cindy said...

Enjoy your holiday! You've made it sound so delightful, I wish I were going too:) Your colorful blog has given me a dose of inspiration, so I think I'll be stitching this evening!

Grayseasailor said...

Sweet and gentle and full of lovely light...I love visiting your blog and in this post BunBun,
Daisy and the beautiful blanket and flowers.
Happy Days at the Lake District, Helen!
Gracie <3

greenrabbitdesigns said...

First of all happy 2nd birthday to Daisy!! I think Bun Bun is a wonderful name for a rabbit.
I am in love with your new blanket Helen it is so pretty! :)
Have a brilliant relaxing time in Beatrix Potter land, say hi to Peter for me. ;)
Vivienne x

Frances said...

As always, your colorways are so very fine. I wish you a wonderful break in the Lakes District. It's a place I still yearn to visit myself, and so I particularly look forward to seeing your posts when you return.

xo

by Teresa said...

Hi Helen, I'm back from my trip to DC and catching up on my favorite blogs, of which yours is one of my faves! Love the bunny and oh my goodness, the granny square colors are so uplifting and bright and pretty! Oh how I'd love to spend time in a thatched roofed cottage in the lake district.. I love everything about Beatrix Potter.. her books of which I have the whole set.. and even more, her own personal story. Lucky you and I hope you take lots of photos to share with us! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

koralee said...

Candy is so perfect for a sweet 2 year old! Such lovely images as always my friend...enjoy your weekend. xoxo

Erna said...

Thanks for this bright and pinkish post, I hope you will have a wonderful and creative week...
Hugs
Erna x

Linda O said...

Candy Bunny that you made for Daisy is so sweet, and it looks like she really loves it.
I love the colours of your wool, they are so pretty, just like candy, so soft and sweet, love them all!!
Enjoy your break in the Lake District, such a beautiful place,we have happy memories of the Lakes, I hope the weather cheers up for you!!!
Love Linda O xxx

Country Rabbit said...

sooooo beautiful helen, whenever i need a 'pick-me-up' i just come to your blog and all your creative energy and beautiful photography lift my spirits ;0)xx happy birthday to your little one xx

Crafted by Carly said...

Ooooooh, Helen! What a wonderful post to brighten up our dull 'summer' days! I love the beautiful flower shots, and the bunny shots (of course).
Wishing you a lovely trip.....
Carly
x

Teje said...

I wish you wonderful trip - remember your photo of that sweet little cottage - it's a dream place! Happy Birthday to Daisy! Cute new bunny is just as sweet as she! I just love your candy colours and you make me miss so much crocheting!
Happy weekend! x Teje

claire said...

Have a great break away. Thanks for stopping by yesterday - I thought I'd lost you! So glad I haven't :)

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Happy birthday little one! Beautiful post helen - loving the look of your latest blanket.
Thinking I might need a tarn cottage somewhere!!!
fee
(I KNOW I owe you an email!!!)

gillyflower said...

Such sweet pictures of little Daisy with bunny candy - so cute!
Lovely photos, I hope you have a wonderful break in the lake district Helen, look forward to seeing and hearing about it soon.
Hope the weather is kind to you!
Gill xx

Paula said...

Dearest Helen, The roses and flowers are so pretty! I can imagine their wonderful fragrance. Bunny candy is adorable! I can see Daisy loved her! Your art supplies are lovely and the card is so sweet. Your granny squares look beautiful and cheerful, sweetie. I hope you have a wonderful trip to the Lake District. I love Beatrix Potter! Your photos are beautiful and I enjoyed each one! I hope you have a lovely weekend and upcoming week! Love, Paula xo

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

Congratulations to the birthday of your granddaughter! The present you made for her looks really sweet. I can imagine she must have been delighted with her new bunny.

I wish you and your husband a lovely time in the Lake District. I have never been there, but it's high on my wish list. I hope you will bring back lots of photo's!

Enjoy!

Madelief x

harmony and rosie said...

Candy is gorgeous, I'm not surprised she has been well received! Enjoy our travels, wishing you much sunshine!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

All your candy colors and projects are so very pretty. And Daisy and Candy (or Bun Bun) make the perfect pair. Your country trip sounds divine. Best wishes, Tammy

Jenny said...

Oooh Helen I'm in love with your blanket already - the colours are so 'you'! Hope you get lots of peaceful time to enjoy working on it this week. Bun bun is lovely too - how cute that is what Daisy calls her, and the pictures of her playing are really sweet. Have a wonderful week away, hope the weather is kind to you! Jenny x

vintage grey said...

Your posts are always so beautiful, and make me smile! Happy birthday to your sweet girl, and have a lovely break. Sounds like you will be having a wonderful time! xo Heather

Mia said...

Oh how pretty are the pinks in this post, Helen, and I just love Bun-Bun :)
I wish you a wonderful break and lovely, lovely days with your yummy yarns!

Sunshine from Finland!

Yours,
Mia

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hello Helen...Candy is lovely in her pretty shades of pink. She must have been a wonderful surprise for little Daisy's 2nd birthday!
Beautiful colours in your latest crochet project too.
I'm sure you will have the most wonderful break in the Lake District. My most favourite place on earth! I do love to open the curtains early in the morning and see all those lovely bunnies hopping around...it really is heaven!
Susan x

aLittleBlonde said...

Bun Bun is so sweet! I still have my bunny nicknamed BB (Best Bunny) from when I was a baby :)
Loving the blanket, it's so relaxing to do! I'm making a similar one at the moment in bright candy colours and white and it's just so therapeutic!
http://alittleblonde.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/spring-project.html

Scented Sweetpeas said...

What a cute bunny and lovely colours on this blog post. I love the name Daisy too , just gorgeous, my first daughters middle name is Daisy - somehow I picked flower names for each of the girls middle names, I seem to get drawn to them for some reason.

Jane said...

Hi Helen I am home from my hols to see that you are away on yours. Hope you are having a wonderful time and that blanket is growing. What gorgeous candy colours you have used. Daisy obviously loves her little bunny, what a lucky girl she is to have such a talented grandma. Speak soon when you return, I shall sort out my photos for a sunny post as the rain has returned today. Take care,
Jane x

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

What wonderful photos! so fresh. Such a cute rabbit! and love your flowers. :-}

Lorraine

Pom Pom said...

Oh, I love the bunny's polka dot ear linings! So sweet! Her dress is lovely. I'd like a dress like that! Pretty crochet, too!

Glenda said...

Just love the way your blog feels - so colourful and creative . I found you by accident ,but I find it amazing that even though I live in Australia , we seem to love the same things . Thank you for giving me something beautiful to enjoy .

Sam I Am...... said...

Daisy is darling! And so is the little birthday girl...how precious both of them together.
You're right...candy colors, that says it all!