Thursday, 13 December 2012

Tis The Season...

........to be crafting :)........and one of the crafty things i have loved making recently is a new bunny........
                                                            .............meet little nell............
             .............here she is with the most adorable package of christmas blocks ...............
..............and here she is amongst the christmassy things on the dresser, looking very cheery in her red gingham skirt (with matching ear linings), lots of buttons, a small applique crown patch on her red felt coat to celebrate the rather regal year we've had here in old blighty, and a sweet bow at her waist................
..........as well as crafting little nell, i have been decking the halls with all sorts of greenery from our garden..... we have some sweet little rosehips, still loads of red berries, and so much ivy to pick from......
..................i love using the greengate jugs for flowers and foliage, they look so pretty to me.............
 ...........and the crafty decorations are all in place now........not too many of them this year, i'm finding a more simple and pared down look is creating a peaceful feel.........still loving the red and white though :).....

 ........little nell has now climbed into a brown cardboard box and nestled down in layers of soft tissue paper......because she had a journey to make............
                ...........she has gone off to a new loving home, taking merry wishes with her..................
.......i am sending you all lots of merry wishes too as we get closer and closer to christmas....i hope you are enjoying the countdown of the days, feeling merry and bright and jolly too............thank you so much for visiting me here in my little space............it's wonderful to see you..........back soon xxxxoooxxxoooxxx

47 comments:

Teje Karjalainen said...

Thank you Helen and Nell for your Merry wishes! Same to you, too! Nell is the most sweet bunny with her Christmas dress and I'm sure she will be so much loved in her new home! Happy weekend! x Teje

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Just adorable... love the red gingham so much! What a lucky person to open that precious box.

Cindy said...

Your little bunny is so cute. I love that red gingham. I'm sure your house is lovely - can't miss with all that red and white.
Have a very happy Christmas season.

Deborah said...

Red and white is my very favorite color combination. It never fails to cheer me. And Little Nell is adorable. I can imagine the thrill when someone lifts her from her tissue paper bed.

Country Rabbit said...

beautiful...so love red and white with garden winter greenery and berries you match all those up so perfectly...ive been re-arranging my dresser this afternoon and having a december dusting...feel more organised for the festive period ;0)
love that bunny!!!!! x

Crafts @ Home said...

What a lovely gift :) Such a lovely post :)
Sue Xxx

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh Helen I love little Nell (of course), she's a little beauty. I wish her a safe journey, it's always a worry when they set off on their own isn't it! :)
Love all the greenery and your pretty decorations too!!
Wishing you happy festive days,
Vivienne x

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

Your little Nell is so sweet all dressed up in red gingham!All of your decorations so cheery love the red and white!!

Ms. Redo said...

I am in love with Nell, she is so precious in her red and white!

Rubyred said...

Little Nell is so cute and I love her little outfit!
Your dresser looks beautiful, I do love red and white!
Rachel x

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Oh Little Nell is gorgeous Helen! She is going to make someone very happy.
Victoria xx

Ali said...

Ooh I lurve Nell - and your other clean and inspiring picsxx

sew said...

Bon voyage Little Nell - does her name give a clue as to her destination?!
Merry wishes to you too - especially your grandchildren who must be getting excited :)

KC'sCourt! said...

The new Bunny is so lovely - red is my favourite colour.
Julie xxxxxx

vintage grey said...

Little Nell is so adorable and sweet Helen!! Love her, and I am sure she will be treasured and loved in her new home!! Your home is so beautiful and I love all your pretty greenery and decorations!! Have a most lovely day! xo Heather

Henry's Shed said...

Little Nell is soooo sweet! I'm sure she will be very loved!
Karen x

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Little Nell is adorable and is sure to be loved very much by her new owner! Your house looks so bright and cheery and festive!! I LOVE your china cabinet and all the red and white! xoxo Debbie

Patchwork and Play said...

Little Nell is so sweet! Her cute face will make someone smile everyday!

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

You Bunny is so cute and so adorable...he is so pretty...I love his colors.

Thea said...

Sweet little Nell all ready for Christmas ...I love her
Warm winter wishes
Thea x

claire said...

Nell is a sweetie. And I'm with you on the 'less-is-more' christmas decor scheme this year!

cristina said...

I love your little bunny!! Adorable... congratulations four your new birth!!!

Paula said...

Hello sweet Helen! Thank you for visiting me and for your kind and loving words! That meant so much to me sweetie! Your photos are always so gorgeous and happy! I always look forward to visiting you! I am delighted to meet little nell. She is the sweetest bunny and very cheerful in her red and white Christmas attire. The recipient will be so thrilled with her and the Christmas wishes! The greenery is lovely and your decorations are so beautiful! I love red and white too... and pink of course! :D Your dresser looks beautiful and full of Christmas cheer! I am sending you lost of merry wishes and hope you are feeling bright and jolly as well! It was wonderful to visit with you my friend! Much love and happy Christmas hugs too! xo~Paula

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, Nell is so sweet, I just love her. I hope she has a safe travel, I know she will be loved! Red and White, oh, how lovely it is!! Your home looks fabulous, and your right, sometimes less is more enjoyable and relaxing.
Greenery everywhere is so nature and festive. Merry wishes to you, xoRobin❤

Jane said...

Little Nell is just gorgeous Helen, I love those gingham ears. She will be very treasured, what a lucky recipient. Your house is looking so festive, enjoy the last few days of this magic count down,
Jane x

GrannyTaughtMeToCrochet said...

Its getting exciting now.... not long to go! love reading your festive blog xxx

Grayseasailor said...

I just came in from gathering some greens and poking sprigs in a grapevine wreath. I attached a red and green plaid bow but am hoping to commission one of my children to cut some holly from the tree down between the ponds. Your red berries are lovely and little Nell a treasure to delight :) Joy to you and yours, Helen! xx from Gracie

Alessandra said...

your bunny is such a sweetie!!!
love everything about her!!!
we are all merry around here, but I'm so tired....a lot of things to do ....crazy days!!!
xxx Alessandra

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

She is absolutely adorable Helen.

Merry and a bit crazed here, 'tis always the way in the run up to Christmas!

by Teresa said...

Hi Helen, Nell is just a darling bun. I wish I could have two of them for my granddaughters. I crocheted them Teddy Bears, but don't sew. Maybe someday I'll take it up?
❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
*M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Naturally Carol said...

Nell is very festive and pretty in her new red and white outfit. Red and white..and a hint of green are my favourites this Christmas season too. I have also pared down my decorations and like the less overtly decorated spaces this year..more restful I think. You have decorated your home very tastefully this year.

Simone said...

I love little Nell with her rosy red cheeks! Have a lovely weekend Helen. x

Pickworth said...

Sweet little nell. By now she has surely arrived at her destination and is being loved by a very special person.
How sweet to receive such a beautiful gift this Holiday Season.

Gerda said...

Yeah, tis the season to be crafty. A pity I'm only working, each day,about 12 hours a day. But never mind, the 20th I will have my first day off, since the 2th of december. Love your rabit! groetjes, Gerda

koralee said...

Your Christmas home is beyond adorable...I just knew if I came over for a visit you would have joy to share..your bunny is such a sweet merry wish...such joy she will bring. Happy weekend dear one.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Little Nell looks wonderful! You make the most beautiful things! :)

flowers on my table said...

Hi Helen, little Nell is gorgeous. I hope she will be very happy in her new home. I agree with you about the flowers in Greengate jugs, so very pretty. Have a relaxinf Sunday, with love, Linda x

barbara said...

love little nell settling down for a sleep in the tissue paper!

and also the photo of your dresser with red and white decorations, how true, have just packed away some decorations we've always had on display each year myself as less is truly more ...

a very happy Christmas Helen, thank you for a year of beautiful posts ...

Barbara x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

I can't believe she's mine!!! I love her so much and can assure you (and all your lovely followers) that she will indeed be treasured forever. Small people will be allowed to look with their eyes only! (Mabel may be allowed a small hold if she has clean hands!!)
Sending more Christmas love to you and yours lovely friend...fee x

Windy Island Handmade said...

I love your blog and gorgeous pics. It always lifts my heart and makes me smile.Thank you. I am fairly new to blogging and would like to invite you to visit me, if you have time. I am at http://windyislandhandmade.blogspot.co.uk/ Would you mind if I added you to my bloglist? Thank you, Karla xxx

Jooles said...

oh Helen .... little Nell is so sweet and reading Fee's comment above i know that she will have a lovely cosy new home and will be treasured.

your home looks absolutley beautiful, i am loving your red and white theme, so fresh.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful christmas time filled with peace, love and happiness
love jooles x

Siobhán said...

Little Nell is just adorable! My Aunt Wanda, God rest her soul, made me a bunny like that when I was young, and I loved it.

Mia said...

Lovely, lovely Nell, Helen, she'll make someone's Christmas so special! And I love the white&red together, very festive yet simple beautiful...

Happy last days before Christmas!

Yours,
Mia

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

She is SO sweet! I love the name, Nell too. Everything you do is just precious down tot he littlest of details. Do you sell a pattern for those? I think I could sew those forever and be perfectly content! I love bunnies!

Anna said...

Ooohhhhh me encanta todo!!!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Anna

Kerri said...

Hi Helen,

I'm not sure if I've commented or not before but I had to say hi and tell you your lovely creations are so adorable!! I'll be adding you to my blog roll so I remember to come back often.

I love the sweet little houses you made and the pretty pincushion!! Such lovely eye candy!!

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

Kerri :)
Sew Deerly Loved &
Lovely Little Handmades

Nannie Sheila said...

I stumbled across your blog by chance ..... how adorable. Do you have a pattern to make the bunnies in all their finery? Thank you.