Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Autumn Things

 These are the flowers i picked from the autumn garden last week............an interesting mix of summer and autumn flowers and big bunches of red rowan berries..........behind the flowers in the top picture is an ordinary brown envelope that i printed with secret garden stamps to brighten it up before adding the contents.............
............making some rubber stamped tags is something else i love to do both for work and just because too............here are the two spice bunnies now completed............cinnamon (on the right) and clove...
..............just like the first spice bunny, nutmeg, who was made as a gift, these bunnies are dressed in soft autumn colours and they have little crochet sweaters with buttons on the shoulders............

 ............cinnamon with some cinnamon sticks............ i love using cinnamon and cloves with autumn fruits like plums and apples....delicious...........we had both victoria plums and cooking apples kindly given to us this week :)............
............you might have spied the little fabric pumpkins with the bunnies above..........i don't usually have pumpkins around until october, but these were here for work purposes as this is my project in the new-look and rather gorgeous latest issue of crafts beautiful magazine in the shops now and online here..................
.............i love how the magazine styled the photos........you can of course use the pumpkins as pincushions :)................
                     ................here are a few more that i made for my fall decorating.................

.........i love the smaller pumpkins and am looking forward to buying some real ones soon.............
 .............a little bit of crochet has been going on here........these bright flowers are for a project that i hope to show you soon..............
..............i made a whole lot in reds and yellows and then made some blue ones for a bit of contrast...............
 ............before i go today i wanted to mention that my lovely, generous blog friend fee of the inspiring blog chipper nelly is holding a macmillan coffee morning and raffle on friday september 27..........even if you can't go to the coffee morning there is still time to send something crafty to include in the raffle......and you can buy tickets for it and also donate online.....see all the details here.............good luck, fee..............
...............thank you to all the lovely readers who have dropped in to see me here, and for your lovely comments too, it is always a pleasure to see you and i do enjoy your visits :)..............wishing you a happy crafty week with some warm september sunshine and lots of sweet autumn flowers.................back soon xxxxxxxxxx 

49 comments:

Teje Karjalainen said...

Dear Helen, I love your sweet autumn post! Autumn is so great and what could be better than some cute autumn spicey bunnies and flowers! We had first rain yesterday and not only few drops - it rained well two hours. So finally today we didn't neet to water the garden. Sun is shining again and it's still hot summer. Hugs! x Teje

Cindy said...

Cinnamon and clove are so cute! And I love those little pumpkins.
We have had some fallish weather here lately and I was in the mood to put out some pumpkins and even some Halloween stuff. Love this time of year:)

Lorrie said...

Your spice bunnies are adorable.

Delia Ryder said...

I love this post with all its yummy autumn colours. Your rabbits are adorable and your pumpkin cushions so sweet. Love the crochet flowers to I love colour it brightens up a dull day. Have a lovely week, dee x

Country Rabbit said...

such a bright and beautiful post on a very dark west country day~ too much rain too ;0(...wonderful makings~ fabby fabric pumpkins too cute xx

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

So nice to see your cute little bunnies all dressed so sweetly! I always love to see your crochet. Your bunch of flowers are so pretty, too! Have a wonderful week!!

Caroline said...

Your little bunnies are so cute! Gorgeous flowers too :)
Caroline xxx

Amy at love made my home said...

Soon you will have a whole warren of bunnies to sit in a pumpkin patch! The bunnies and the pumpkins are so cute though. I love them!

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

As usual, I am behind in everything! LOL! Including reading your lovely blog. The bunnies are so precious and the new fall colors, fabric and their sweet names. Fall is my favorite season of all and to see your pretty flowers and the little pumpkins was such a delight. You always make my heart sing with joy and inspiration....you are such a treasure!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Lovely September post Helen! :)
I am of course in love with the bunnies and the little pumpkins are very cute, I do love pumpkins!!!
Looking forward to the crochet reveal. :)
V xxx

Simone said...

I am still not feeling that well but am cheered up by this lovely post. I adore your bunnies especially cinammon as I love the colour of her cardigan so much! Very uplifting and invigorating! The pumpkins are adorable and remind me of patty pan squash. x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Oooooh Spicy Bunnies, just lovely! Yes everything is very autumnal now although I'm still holding out for an Indian Summer! :) x

Just pootling said...

Hi Helen
You've been so busy ! The Autumn bunnies and pumpkins are just perfect. Today I'm so cold I truly think Autumn has arrived !
Kate

20 North Ora said...

Love your Autumn bunnies - especially their darling sweaters!! Your flowers are still so beautiful. Ours have all wilted out due to extreme heat.

Judy

scrappyjacky said...

I love your spice bunnies....so lovely and autumnal.
Not many flowers left in our garden....certainly not a lovely assortment like yours....though I do have plenty of sunflowers still.

Ladybird Diaries said...

What a lovely autumnal post and such sweet bunnies.
M x

Chrissie said...

I adore your autumn bunnies! And the pumpkins are so cute and cheery, I'm going to get that magazine toot sweet! Chrissie x

busybusybeejay said...

I love Cinnamon and Clove and their cute outfits.It is very Autumnal here in N.Wales but we are hoping for some better weather at the weekend as it is our annual Food Festival.

Things and Thoughts said...

Your pincushions are so lovely, I could put them everywhere in the house... Your seasonal bouquet is beautiful as well and your bunnies adorable. You treat us so nicely Helen!

Ali said...

Gorgeous as always loving the pumpkins xx

Dorothy Griffiths said...

Helen what can I say - a truly fabulous post - the bunnies are my absolute favourite as you know and try as I can I cannot do them as you do. Yours all have character of their own and I just love looking at them. The pumpkins are a treat, really cheerful and what a good idea to have a few dotted around, love them. Helen you are such an inspiration to everyone, especially me, thanks so much
Lots of love as always
Dorothy
:-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Patchwork and Play said...

More joyful colour and sweet makes! Always a visual delight visiting you Helen!

sky-blu-pink said...

What a great post! Love the flowers, and the bunnies, and thanks for the heads up for the raffle. We are having a MacMillan coffee morning at school,i am thinking of both indulgent and healthy bakes to take!

vintage grey said...

Hi Helen,
Gorgeous flowers! Both bunnies are so precious and sweet! And, I love the cute pumpkins! I made some fabric ones a couple years ago and love displaying them each year! Wishing you a lovely and crafty week! xo Heather

by Teresa said...

Helen.. I adore your little pumpkins! I have crocheted some little ones and some fabric ones would look sweet with them too. LOVE the bunnies.. autumn spice.. a nice image. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Frances said...

Helen, it is fun to see how the imminent arrival of Autumn is affecting your creative inspiration.

Your hares and tiny pumpkins truly send a beautiful signal that the season is changing day by day. Leaving work tonight I gazed upward at an almost full moon and just gazes and gazed.

I also wanted to say how much I also admire your use of stamps. There are so many ways to use this technique...how could anyone ever run out of ideas.

Best wishes. xo

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Very sweet bunnies and I did notice the cute pumpkins right away! Love pumpkins!
Your blog is such a happy one! Love the fresh and bright colors.
Warmly,
deb

thriftwood said...

Ooh Helen, I love the pumpkins, they're so sweet! I've just seen some on Etsy, made from recycled jumpers ... everyone's getting into the Autumn vibe!

Have a fabulous day

Love Claire xxx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Your spice bunnies are beautiful Helen and the autumnal pic of them with their pumpkins is lovely! Your project in Crafts Beautiful looks gorgeous too...I do think it's a great magazine.
More pretty flowers..I do love how you mix them up!
Happy Wednesday,
Susan x

Anna-Marie Field said...

Hi Helen,I soooo love your bunnies and Cinnamon is absolutely soooo cuute!!!!Have a happy crafty week!!!
Love
AMarie

Dinki Dots said...

Your blog posts are so beautiful! x

Naturally Carol said...

A lovely take on those gorgeous autumnal spicy colours with your sweet bunnies. I am really enjoying those big bunches of mixed flowers too. I hope your week is beautiful Helen!

Hannapat said...

Lovely Helen your autumn posy is so beautiful and it must be so lovely to get the last of the pretty flowers into the house. Cinnamon and clove are gorgeous, you are so clever! I too enjoy these autumn and winter flavors added to food and speaking of food, yes, I always stock up on Pumpkins, some for decoration and some to eat, so I love these very sweet little pumpkins that you made, they are darling. Thanks for sharing the magazine with us too. Thanks for your lovely comment over at mine. Wishing you a very happy and creative week. xoxo

sew said...

What a beautiful seasonal post this is - it makes me not mind so much the demise of Summer. I love the fabric of Clove's skirt and her dear little jumper and I'm sure I can detect the scent of cinnamon coming from somewhere!

Crafted by Carly said...

What a wonderful posy, Helen! You've made me look forward to Autumn! The flower arrangement is stunning - what an amazing mixture!!!
Carly
x

Janine Marques said...

dear Hellen as alwyas your post´s are magnificent, love the rabits specially cinamon...
Hugs***
Nina

KC'sCourt! said...

Another lovely post.
Julie xxxxxxxx

Kay said...

Your autumn bunnies are adorabl. I feel a need to make some.

claire said...

i love your autumn posy especially the peach daliha :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your little bunnies are oh so sweet with their pretty Fall sweaters on. We watched the movie, Miss Potter tonight and it sure makes you in the mood for bunnies and sweet animals!

Lori ann said...

this is the very best blog title helen, autumn is here! loving all your little rabbits and pumpkins and flowers. and the magazine article, very exciting, i love the styling too.
enjoy these lovely days of crafting and autumny weather (leaves falling!).
xxx lori

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

That bunch of flowers from your garden is beautiful!! After two weeks of rain we finally have another warm and sunny day tomorrow. Hurray :-)!

Nutmeg and her friend look really sweet. So do your pumpkins!

Have a lovely weekend!

Madelief x

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

This post has such a feeling of transition, that time as summer becomes autumn, it's the colour palette I think, and it's beautiful :)

Anonymous said...

I love that the spice bunnies are dressed for autumn in their crocheted jumpers as well as their pretty spiced skirts. Love Pat

moonstruckcreations said...

Lovely lovely photos. I went to WH Smith to try to buy a copy of the magazine yesterday but they didn't have any :(

Helenxx

gillyflower said...

The spice bunnies are so sweet, perfect for Autumn! Love the little pumpkin pincushions too.
Have a great weekend Helen!
Gill xx

Marikki said...

Sweet and lovely!♥

Amy DeCesare said...

Welcome, Autumn! So many sweet ideas in this post. All those flowers and pumpkins are delightful, especially the ones you created. The tiny bunny sweaters are adorable, too.

Mia said...

Hello Helen,

Those bunny-ladies are the most precious, so so sweet! And oh my, those pumpkins are just perfect for the season, and they're practical as pincushions too... I love it!

Happy October!

Yours,
Mia