Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Easter Decorating

 Decorating the house for easter is something i always enjoy.........i had a heap of little fabric birds waiting to make into a beaded string for sarah and decided to add some to this speckled egg flowery wreath to see how they looked.........
 ...............the pastel egg wreath looks lovely both plain and with birds so now i can't decided which to have :)......
 ..........the birds also look cute when added to a pretty primrose with a plant stick........
...........i made a little flowery house to put on the dresser among the china.................
                                                 ...........then i made another one............
...........and then i made just one more.....and used rubber stamps to number the doors.............i make the little houses with whatever fabric i currently love....it's a great way to enjoy your favourites and to have them dotted around the house .....i love buying charm packs of fabric lines for patchworking and charm packs are also perfect for making little sets of houses like these...... visit the delightful and inspiring clover and violet blog here to read about the *charm madness blog hop*............ the birdhouse bunting pattern (below) and the little houses pattern are in my book here...........
             ..........i hung the teeny coloured decorated eggs on the little white tree..............
               .............and hung the birdhouse bunting at the top of the white dresser............
 ............gathering lots of pretty coloured eggs ready for the easter egg hunt  in the garden on easter weekend ....weather permitting of course ;)................................
 ..........putting the last hyacinths from my mother's day bouquet into a glass vase to enjoy in my studio while i work on writing project instructions on the computer..............
                .........a little twist of white cotton lace makes it look extra pretty i think..............
............here is a picture of my hard working sewing machine in my easter decorated sewing room......i am working on two quilts at once, as well as summer projects, a gift or two and i have a whole lot of new ideas that i am longing to make too......maybe it's the springtime, and all the flowers beginning to grow but i do find this is an inspiring time...........i hope to get out into the garden this weekend too, now that so much is growing it makes me want to tend it more carefully......there is a wood pigeon cooing outside my window as i type this as if calling me out there :)............

............thank you for dropping in to my little bit of blogland, it's a real pleasure to have your visit....thank you for your sweet comments and a big warm hello to all the new followers who have joined just recently...........i wish you all a wonderful week, with sunny creative days and lots of happy times.........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxooooooxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

55 comments:

Kerri said...

Hi Helen,

I love your sweet easter wreath, and the birdies are a lovely touch! I also love the birdie in the pretty flower pot!!

Happy sewing to you too! I always have lots on my list and never enough time. :)

Hugs,

Kerri

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Hi Helen! It was so lovely to visit you today!! Love all of your cute and colorful Easter decorations!! Can't wait to see what you have been making with your sewing machine!! I am anxiously waiting for your new book to come in the mail :) xoxo

KC'sCourt! said...

The wreath is so pretty.
Julie xxxxxxxxx

Rous said...

The wreath...so lovely and so cute!!!...
Besos desde Madrid,

Rocio.

Tangled Sweetpea said...

Everything looks so pretty and fresh and springlike Helen! I adore the little houses and the bunting!!
Victoria xx

Christine said...

Such lovely pictures. Your post makes me want to sew so much.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

What a beautiful wreath Helen. :)
The little birds brighten up everywhere they go!! You have ended up with a little street of houses, they are very cute.
Fingers crossed for good gardening weather! :)
Vivienne x

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Helen! I'm so happyt to see your spring and Eastern atmosphere! Here the Eastern is after 40 days and I haven't catched the feeling yet. I hope to find time to make birds and houses! Sunny wishes! x Teje

Things and Thoughts said...

Excellent crafts, just wonderful work. I think I'll try me too, it seems easy. Hugs Olympia

Jan said...

What a lovely wreath! I need to get busy decorating for Easter-the grands-ages 6,4 and 7 months will be coming out to hunt Easter eggs!

Maywyn said...

Beautiful decorations

I love the little houses.

Vintage Tea Time said...

Hi, Helen - thanks for your comment. Lovely Easter wreath! And I love the little row of houses - very cute. Yes, fingers crossed for a dry, bright weekend - to get in the garden! Abby x

Simone said...

The wreath look beautiful with the added birds. I think you should put the birds everywhere! The weather is dire here at the moment. I really do hope it brightens up by Easter and that you can have your Easter egg hunt in the garden. x

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Hmmmmm, now I want a wreath like yours as well as my own! (never enough!) Beautiful work.
Happy Easter Helen
fee x

Ali said...

Just gorgeous!!! Please can I come and live in your house xxx lol

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Helen, the birds give your Easter wreath an extra liveliness. I can just imagine them hopping around the new spring growth there. I love the way you've cross-hatched the windows of your new flowery houses, they're especially gorgeous this time. I've just taken Mr M to work for the early shift today so I'm up super early myself...I think I'll be back in bed soon though for a little extra sleep before breakfast! I hope your day is beautiful.

sweetpea family said...

Another amazing post, I want to make everything - I am going to have a go at making a little house to go on my dresser - keep your fingers crossed x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Just wanted to say I love your new book, will post about it properly soon! Great photos! :) x

20 North Ora said...

Love everything you've made and everything you're going to make!! The little birds look great on the wreath. Your use of color is just fantastic. I'm addicted to making your little houses. They are everywhere in my home!

Keep up the good work.

Judy

Cozy Little House said...

This is always my "happy" place to visit. I so wish we could shop Greengate!
Brenda

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Gorgeous wreath Helen! I am really taken with your little birds :)

sky-blu-pink said...

How sweet! I must get ready for Easter decorating!

Ladybird Diaries said...

I love your gorgeous Easter decorations! Love the sweet wreath and little houses you made especially.
M xxxx

Grayseasailor said...

Helen!!! Simple Patchwork Gifts arrived, I took a photo of it, posted the photo of it on my blog and linked to your blog from mine :-) Better yet I read it and so love viewing you creative efforts. I have my heart set on making one of your bunnies.

I especially love the wreath with your birds in this post!

xx,
Gracie

by Teresa said...

Hello my friend! I've been wanting an egg wreath like that for years now, but your birds on it bring it up to a whole new level of Spring-y wonderfulness! I'm excited, as yesterday we bought and brought home a vintage sewing machine.. photos on blog.. and now I can make more things like yours! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Frances said...

Helen, it's been great fun to see all that you've shown us in this post. Very inspiring to visit here after a "challenging" day at my workplace.

I love the photo of your sewing machine. Definitely a very important featured player in your creative beauties. xo

Alessandra said...

love the bird houses bunting!!!!!
xxxx Ale

Lori ann said...

i'm completely inspired by everything you make helen, i've finally set my sewing machine back up and have my heart set on little houses and birds. next is a quilt.i didn't think i'd decorate for easter since we don't have children or other family around anymore, but now i think i'll just do it for me. have a wonderful week lovely friend.
xxx lori
:)

Jane said...

Good morning Helen. Your birds add a special spring touch to your easter wreath and your house is looking so bright and cheerful. I really hope we get some spring weather too as my garden is calling me. Happy Thursday my friend, Jane x

julie said...

Everything looks so fresh and pretty Helen and your wreath with the little birds is just perfect! I hope Spring arrives properly soon and that you enjoy being out in your garden this weekend x

The Faerie Factory said...

How pretty ... I love easter's pastel hues.. and the first signs of Spring .. Sarah x

sweetpea family said...

It's me again - just ordered your book - can't wait x

Erna said...

Hello Helen, once again a bright post..Love it.. Today is Helen's day here in Amsterda...I received your book I ordered at Amazon..Poured myself a nice cuppa and having some me time now...
Hugs
Erna x

Cindy said...

Everything is so lovely! The wreath is so cute with the birds and I just love that birdhouse banner. Great idea!

Paula said...

Hello sweet Helen! I love your gorgeous egg wreath and pretty birds! I think the birds look perfect on the wreath. I love the pink rosy one you made into a plant stick. You are so clever! I have your new book and I love it!!! These houses are so sweet! You always use the prettiest fabrics. I also love the numbers on the doors! Your Easter tree, birdhouse bunting and hyacinths are all so gorgeous and cheerful! What a happy home you have sweetie! I do hope that the weather will be nice and you and your dear ones can enjoy an egg hunt! Your sewing room is lovely! I hope that you can get in the garden and enjoy all the flowers and birds this weekend! Enjoy your lovely projects sweet friend! I wish you a wonderful rest of the week with sunny creative days and happy times too! Much love, Paula xoxo

vintage grey said...

Hi Helen,
Your Easter wreath is beautiful and I love your sweet birds sprinkled throughout!! Those houses are so pretty and sweet!! Wishing you a happy week of creating and a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

Deborah said...

What a scrumptious Spring post! Your wreath is lovely!

Mia said...

Easter-decorations are the prettiest, and yours are just adorable, Helen! I love those wreaths!

Wishing you a sunny weekend soon, and happy creating!

Yours,
Mia

Jules said...

I so enjoy your blog! So grateful for the chance to visit your beautiful world!

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Helen

Snowing or not, my Easter wreath of pastel eggs is going on the front door today! Yours is beautiful, with and without the little birds.

The lovely birdhouse bunting has reminded me of the fun I had making birdhouse greeting cards last year.

Love, love the happy colours and fun projects! Enjoy the rest of your week.

-Karen

Anonymous said...

You are such an inspiration to create beautiful things! Thank you sew much for sharing your wonderful creations with all of us!
Sheriann

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

I love your Easter decorating, especially your bird and egg decorated wreath. Charm squares for your bunting is perfect. And, your little houses are adorable. I have a lot more stitching to do!! Have a wonderful day!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Hi Helen...Such a lovely spring post...I love the little birds on your wreath..definitely a must and your little houses are so pretty!
Wishing you a lovely weekend...my girls are home from uni in a few days time...so excited...I haven't seen Ashley for weeks as she's been in beautiful Portugal!
Happy Weekend,
Susan x

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

I can see where Spring is a season just made for you or vice-versa. The colors, the flowers, the birds are all emblematic of your designs and sense of style. Spring Style? Or Helen Phillips Style? You be the judge!
Love it all and the little touches like the lace around the vase are what make it so special. TFS! Happy Spring and Happy Easter!

claire said...

NOW you've got me inspired to decorate!

Madelief said...

Another post full of joy. The little birds, the houses, the flowers....it all looks beautiful! Hope you will be able to get into the garden this weekend. I would love to do that as well, but it's Artic in Holland!!

Happy weekend,

Madelief x

Solange Honorato said...

Helen your works are wonderful. I loved!!!Bjs!

Anne Toprak said...

Hi Helen,
Beautiful spring wreath and Easter decorations. I like the bunting very much.

Happy almost Easter from my home to yours,
Anne
PlumCreek22 Studio

purple-roses-country-cottage said...

Dear Helen,
the birds look so nic. I love the fabric you used to sew them. Nicolexxx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

The birdies are very sweet and add a little extra to that pretty Easter wreath. Such sweet houses, too. Thankfully the dust cleared but it's never far away, that's for sure. Things just get dusty and stay dusty most of the time. Hope things are warming up so you can get out there in the garden. Best wishes, Tammy

Windy Island Handmade said...

Hi Helen, wow I love your easter wreath and the birds are gorgeous. I must say, my house looks exactly like yours, in my head. But in reality, with dogs, teenagers and a child, it just looks like a jumbled chaotic mess! Oh well, I can dream... Karla xxx

Tammy Chrzan said...

The houses are so so cute! I saw some on pinterest once, but yours are so much nicer! I love them!
Everything looks wonderful!
Happy Easter!

fat's arts em EVA said...

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margaret said...

just popped over after reading about you on another blog, your book looks wonderful,I know I am going to enjoy following you

Prasad Kumar said...

How I love these Easter decorations of yours. The creative touch, the delicate colors, all elements are just perfect. Mind if I will share or repin this to my Easter 2014 pinterest board? Hope you won't mind.

Regards
Prasad