Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Nutmeg

 This is nutmeg, a little bunny i made specially for a dear friend's birthday at the beginning of august.......i chose the colours with her in mind and took some photos before nutmeg went to her new home..............
 ...........the beautiful birdhouse was painted for me years ago by my sweet sister............
 ............and here is nutmeg with the adorable little toffee lakeland terrier from northfield primitives....
..........real bunnies too today, pictures taken of charlie and daisy with the baby bunnies in the bunny barn at the farm we visited......they wanted to bring them home.....so did i..........
......... nutmeg's warm autumn colours have inspired two more spice bunnies now.....cinnamon and clove will be here soon, they are just waiting for their claws to be sewn on....................
                      ........here is my project in the september issue of crafts beautiful............
                                   ..............i love stitching mushrooms and toadstools..............
                              .............there will be more mushrooms to show you soon...................
 ..........this week i have been having a big painting crush...........both my daughters have been busy home making and painting furniture and interiors and it doesn't take much to inspire me to start painting things again :)............
 ...............i will do a bit more today and then show you some pictures..........i am also working on my seaside hexie quilt and really looking forward to the quilting part as autumn evenings are drawing in........and some gorgeous new fabrics have arrived here recently...............
 ................these lecien old new 30's fabrics are from sew and quilt here..............i can't wait to start sewing with them........maybe later in the week......
.......i love these autumn days when the light is golden, the sky is bright blue and there are red berries on the rowan trees............time to pick blackberries, gather apples and make crumbles........to plant bulbs for next spring..................and i am happily sowing poppy seeds this week too, kindly sent to me by debbie at the beautiful blog serendipity patch...............
.................happy september, lovely readers, and thank you for your visits here and sweet comments................wishing you wonderful sunny crafty times this week................back soon xxxxxxxx

51 comments:

Amy at love made my home said...

Hello, just found your blog and wanted to say how beautiful everything is! Love your little pincushions, I just made one that is sort of similar so loving seeing yours too. Hope you will be able to visit my blog and let me know what you think of my pincushion.

Looking forward to reading more from you.

Amy

DianeM said...

Ooooo...I love Nutmeg, and her photo shoot <3 Your post has me looking forward to Fall :) I always LOVE when you create a post....your pictures and projects are so lovely and inspiring :)
Smiles, DianeM

KC'sCourt! said...

Love lit Nutmeg. Beautiful.
Julie
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Teje Karjalainen said...

Dear Helen, your sweet post was just what I needed after thinking Foxy. I love your bunnies! Your projects for the magazine are wonderful - who wouldn't love mushrooms! I'm waiting to see more. Have fun with your painting! x Teje

gilly said...

What a sweetie little bunny, her name just seems to suit her perfectly!
A beautiful, colourful and inspiring post as always - thanks Helen :-)
Have a happy week,
xx

Country Rabbit said...

beautiful post, wonderful bunny makes x...so much autumnal colouring- lovely!! x thanks always for your sweet comments helen too x

Jane said...

What a sweetie Nutmeg is Helen,Ilove her "nutty" colours ;0) The summer sunshine is still here for the time being fortunately. Your mushroom are just perfect.....next to conkers and acorns they are are a " favourite" autumn image of mine. Happy September, enjoy your crochet x

Things and Thoughts said...

Oh Helen, you are unique!You create things from your mind and you have the talent to realize your projects.You combine materials,colors, items so well!Your world is a sweet and delightful and happy one !
Wish you a great start into the new season!

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Oh Helen, I would have wanted to bring the bunnies home too, so sweet! :)
I love Nutmeg, her little sweater is beautiful, such a lovely name too!
Mushrooms are lovely little autumnal images. I'm still in summer mode though with all this lovely warm sunshine.
V xxx

Chrissie said...

Your autumn bunnies are so darling - it's the Autumn Spice Collection! ;-) and I am inspired by your mushroom cushion, I have some shroomy fabric scraps I could use to make my own...thank you, as always, for sharing your creativity. Chrissie x

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Happy September Helen!! Blue skies and red berries are probably one of my most favorite things....maybe just add a pumpkin or two!!! Nutmeg is adorable, and I have to make a sweet bunny just for me....my next project :) xoxo

Christine said...

I'm pretty sure my last comment on your blog was something about me never wanting summer to end because of your lovely summer pictures. And today on the first day of school for my son you have autumn colors. I feel really good about saying bye to summer now. And your pictures and making are gorgeous as always.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Lovely Autumn colours here, I too will have paint brush in hand soon....hope I'm as enthusiastic as your good self!!! :) x

Ali said...

Gorgeous - nutmeg is soooo cute - I'm still working on your rabbit - I've used French ticking for his trousers and I think it is just too thick so its put me off a bit - I dont know why it'll only take a few mins. to run up a new pair of trousers!! lol - loving your cross-stitch and fabric too xxx

by Teresa said...

Oh Helen, all your makes are so inspirational! Love your colors and subjects! Spice bunnies.. wonderful idea! Your sister's birdhouse is adorable.. I made a whole series of birdhouses too. Fun! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Hannapat said...

Hello lovely Helen, little nutmeg is everything her name says and more. She oozes autumn and charm and I am sure your friend will be so delighted to receive such a special gift. I like the idea of your spice collection of bunnies and how sweet that you actually got to hold some real ones too. I know all of us here would have wanted to bring them home. There is something really therapeutic about painting and it is something I so enjoy. I look forward to seeing what you have been doing and also seeing you hexie quilt. A big congrats for your beautiful pillow featuring in the Sept issue of Crafts Beautiful, what an honour. Wishing you a happy and creative week xoxo

Deborah said...

Thanks so much for feeding my cravings for fall with your lovely post. Nutmeg is precious as are your mushrooms!

busybusybeejay said...

A Lovely post,as always.I love Nutmeg.

Dorothy Griffiths said...

Helen I just adore your bunnies, they are like little people to me, all different characters, just adore them all. I love the colours of your new one and how talented your sister is painting that lovely bird house, now wonder you love it. Helen your posts are always a delight to read and a inspiration to me, thank you so much.
Lots of love as always
Dorothy
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vintage grey said...

Hi Helen,
Nutmeg is darling and what a treasure it will be for your dear friend! And, I love your mushroom and toadstool pillow! So cute!! Have fun playing with your pretty new fabrics!! xo Heather

cristina said...

Helen, you are a handmade factory to make cute little bunnies! yes! true! another lovely little rabbit! welcome!

and.... I'll be grateful if you want to spread my message. Maybe their countries news channels do not speak but there is a great social movement in Catalonia that the September 11 wants to make a human chain of 400 kilometers to claim what belongs to us: freedom, independence. We wish one day we can celebrate our Independence Day's...
FREEDOM FOR CATALONIA.
Catalonia, the new state in Europe.
Thank you Helen... thank you to you all...

Tania said...

Hi Helen, little Nutmeg is just gorgeous, and what a beautiful blog post - making me wish for autumn evenings again too! Such cute little real bunnies too. Thank you for such lovely reading and gorgeous photos.

My Little Home and Garden said...

Nutmeg is lovely, sporting her autumnal colours. I find I'm gravitating to the warmer colours now that September has arrived. There will still be warm days ahead, I'm sure.

Have a lovely week, Helen.

-Karen

Grayseasailor said...

Thanks for the link to one of your material sources, Helen. I enjoyed viewing their selection and your gift of combining style and color [ I keep hoping I will absorb some of you gift if I expose myself to it frequently :)] Happy crafting to you as well :)
Gracie xx

Just pootling said...

Wow, such beautiful pictures to look at. A lovely way to start my day ! You have such lovely colour choices and your friend will adore her Beautiful rabbit.
Kate x
justpootling.blogspot.co.uk

Lavendel en Papaver said...

You friend is lucky to have a little rabbit like Nutmeg.
So lovely!
Regards, Nathaly

...I am Nora..... said...

Hi Helen....back from my holiday to be greeted by this post on your blog....JOY!

Love it all!

xx

Anna-Marie Field said...

Hi Helen,Nutmeg is gorgeous!!!Love that she inspired more spice bunnies!!!Love the mushrooms too!!!Can't wait to see more of your hexie!!!Have a great day!!!
Love
AMarie

Pati from London said...

Helen, Nutmeg is a sweetie!! and adore your new crosstitch designs for toadstools, they are very cute!
I saw the lecien prints on the sew and quilt site and they are gorgeous.... and on my wishlist :-)
Thanks for so much inspiration,
Pati x

Rhona said...

I'm sure your friend will love her gift....Nutmeg is so cute! Love her name and the autumnal colours you chose.

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

Such a beautiful present for your friend! I think she will be very pleased with Nutmeg!

Looking forward to see what you are painting. I have never worked with Annie Sloan paint before, but they do have some pretty colours.

Happy evening!

Madelief x

serendipity said...

Nutmeg is adorable. I love the real live ones too! Hope those seeds grow :)

shari said...

Nutmeg is just the sweetest little bunny! I am sure your friend will just love her. Can't wait to see your new hexie quilt you have in mind. Hexies are one thing I haven't tried so I just might have to see what all the fun is about!
Hugs, Shari

Cindy said...

Love Nutmeg and the new cushion. The cross stitch is so cute. I bought some of those fabrics and love the colors. Have a great week!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

As always your post is a cornucopia of delights!

I especially love the (rather darling) bunny and terrier shots, but you know that I'm a huge Northfield Primitives fan myself :)

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Gorgeous post Helen...I'm so looking forward to all the delights that autumn brings as I read your post...It's my favourite time of year with misty mornings and golden, crisp sunny days...and it's never too hot or too cold which suits me perfectly!
Nutmeg and the little Spicy Bunnies are just beautiful (and your real life little baby bunny is adorable!)
Love your toadstool cross stitch ...your new magazine project is lovely as are the new fabrics...Ooh, I'm off to dream now....(and pick up my paint brush!)
Susan x

Erna said...

Love your little Nutmeg, her colours are just lovely.
So funny, I am repainting our furniture as well, and I'm also using Annie Sloan paint...painting is so relaxing...Almost forget to stitch :)
Hugs
Erna x

Anne Toprak said...

Dear Helen, I love all the bunnies, homemade and real. How fun for your grandchildren. The sun is shining but it does feel like autumn. I'm having a giveaway. You're most welcome.
Lovely mushroom tag,
Anne and all
PlumCreek22 etsy

Amy DeCesare said...

So much to see and smile at in this post! The bunnies are so cute, especially their ears! How lucky you are to have a talented sister - the roof on the birdhouse is extra cute. Can't wait to see some of the painted things you are making now.

Ladybird Diaries said...

What a gorgeous autumnal post! Nutmeg is just adorable and I love your little cushion with the toadstool patch.
M x

Jessie Fincham @ Messy Jesse said...

Nutmeg is just the sweetest Helen! So pleased you like the fabrics, I can't wait to see you sewing with them :) have a lovely, crafty weekend Helen. xo

purple-roses-country-cottage said...

Dear Helen,

Nutmeg looks so cute! I love the yellow ears. And the stiched mushrooms and toadstools are looking so beautiful. Have a nice weekend. Nicole xxx

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I absolutely adore your newest bunnies, especially their names. Spice is nice! :) Best wishes for a wonderful weekend. Tammy

Crafty in the Med said...

Hello Helen

Nutmeg.....what a great start to September!!! Brilliant choice of name and for the other two new bunnies you are creating. What inspired you?
It is like a breath of fresh air popping into your blog ... I made a bee line for it this evening :-)
Your cushion is gorgeous too. Love the design!!!.
Rowan Trees are special and special to me.

keep well

Amanda :-)

moonstruckcreations said...

Love Nutmeg and love the autumn colours you are using!

Looking forward to my favourite time of year!

Helenxx

Pink Milk said...

I'm so enchanted with how you're naming your bunnies after spices, Helen. Nutmeg is just lovely - she has a very slightly determined look about her which totally appeals - what a lovely friend you are.

I'm having a teensy love affair with mushrooms myself at the moment so am totally coveting your gorgeous cushion!

Hope you've had a super weekend.

Heather x

Heldasland said...

Thank you for reminding me about ann sloan paints I have two tins and two bedside tables I have been meaning to do forever. I adore your work.

flowers on my table said...

Hello Helen, sounds like you are getting busy in preparation for Autumn. I love your bunnies, and the names are so cute. I made a couple of bunnies myself recently.
Your toadstools are adorable, and so very timely. Looking forward to seeing what you've painted. Much love to you, Linda x

Ali said...

Dont know how I missed this post but everything is gorgeous xxx Can I ask do you have any rules when buying fabric - or do you just have a natural eye(if you know what I mean) as to what works well together??

Jooles said...

Nutmeg cinnamon and clove ..... ahhhhh I am in love :o)
loving your sweet toadstools too Helen x
love jooles xxx

Alex said...

Your bunnies are so cute, they would make a great gift for a small child, so cute.