Monday, 21 March 2016

Spring Things

 Hello again lovely readers.....we have a spring filled post today.........i am happy to have lots of bellis daisies flowering here again.....i think they look so pretty with my crochet and other colourful makes..
 ...........we have mini eggs and tea in a hen decorated mug this week.......
 .............i am working on the spring green blanket now and will let you know the yarn details soon....
 ............below is the page from the little scrapbooky sketchpad that i work on whenever we visit the lake district, adding a new page or two while we are there.......this time i couldn't find the little book in time to take it with me so had to work in a bigger sketch pad and trim it down....i painted the primrose and speckled eggs but beatrix potter painted the bunny ;)......
 .................more beautiful bellis flowers on my new blanket..........
 .............and some pastel eggs and a china bunny...........just getting my easter decorations out and looking forward to the celebrations next weekend......
 ............pretty egg cosies for the easter breakfast table............i made these for this month's spring project in crafts beautiful magazine.........
 .............and was very excited to see they were featured on the cover of this issue.......you can find out more about the spring filled crafts beautiful here...........
 .........i have planted lots of seeds in the greenhouse ........waiting with great anticipation, i peer at them each day..........the cosmos came up almost at once :)..........i love these violas, such pretty shades and they are scented too............
 ..............and now, dear readers, it is time to announce the winner of last week's spring giveaway....
 .............a big thank you to everyone who took part in my latest giveaway and for all your very kind comments......i loved reading them all so much........x

.......the winner is betty at wood fairy..........congratulations to you betty and please email me your address so i can send your gifts to you..............we will have another giveaway soon i think as it was a lot of fun............x


........i took this picture yesterday in my eldest daughter's garden..........flowering spring shrubs against a pale blue spring sky........one of my favourite things.........wishing you all a wonderful week ahead with happy times and plenty of crafty inspiration...............back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

47 comments:

Jo said...

You are definitely feeling Spring in the air. Thinking of getting a twig out here and popping some eggs on. Jo x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I don't know where to start Helen, as I love it all!!
Your crochet is beautiful and I agree bellis daisies are perfect with it.
Your sketchbook is wonderful, how I wish I could paint like that, that is just the perfect picture, I love it.
The garden is coming to life isn't it so much to see and do, I do love this time of year!
Finally congrats to Betty, she's a very lucky lady!
Happy week Helen,
V xxx

Ali said...

Your posts/photos always cheer me up... but now I need to go out for some mini eggs lol xx

Lee said...

Love all your Spring pics,soooo pretty love the colours in that crochet.Those Bellis Daisies are so pretty might have to get some of those.You are so talented,my gran and mum were both artists,my mum doesn't paint or sketch anymore tho.I can't draw a straight line hee hee,but am good at crafts.Love those bunny egg cups.The sun is out here,the cows are in the fields and the lambs are jumping about,yep Spring is here yaaaaay.I will go and buy the magazine.Happy Week and Congratulations to the winner of giveaway.Hugs xxx

Christine Barnsley said...

A lovely post Helen! Your beautiful photographs always make me feel like Spring! Congratulations to Betty! Have a lovely week! Christine x

Ana Lopes said...

Dear Helen, I love all your Spring pics! The bellis daisies and the violas are so beautiful! Lovely pastel eggs and eggs cosies! Your post is really full of spring perfume!
I would like, if you have the time, to visit my last post Happy Family-Bunnies Family. My bunnies were inspired on your lovely sugar bunnies. I hope you like them. You are always an inspiration I admire you so much. Thanks for all.
Have a nice week and a Happy Easter!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com


Kate said...

Helen, it's so lovely to see Spring!! We still have some snow on the ground and chilly temperatures just now ... the spring bulbs haven't dared poke their heads through the ground. Your posts always make me smile. :) Congrats to Betty.

KC'sCourt! said...

Oh I love your painting. Its gorgeous. Bellis Daisies are so pretty, I love daisies - when I see daisies I know spring and summer are definitely here!
Julie xxxxx

Cindy said...

Congrats to the winner! I'm loving all of your springy things. This is my favorite time of the year and I am checking my seedlings every day too!

busybusybeejay said...

Lovely post.Lovely colours .Lovely scrapbook.

Kim said...

Spring in your world is much more colorful than the white fluffy view outside my window!

Jacky H said...

Lovely blog I've enjoyed reading and looking at the picture.
congratulations to the winner.

Rhona said...

I'm enjoying the feeling of spring with all your crafty makes, Helen....it's cold and dreary here so a doze of Spring is just what the doctor ordered to cheer me up :)

Susan said...

Your violas are lovely. I miss living in a place where I can grow things, so I enjoy seeing photos of your flowers. Your paintings are so pretty I would love to have one hanging on my wall. Thank you another colorful and cheerful post. I truly do eagerly await them. And congratulations to Betty. :)

PamKittyMorning said...

So cute! Spring looks so pretty there! I love all your great projects, congrats on the cover. Happy Spring!

Beca said...

Lots of Spring-i-ness in your photos. Lovely makes. ♥
xx Beca

Jane said...

So much wonderful spring colour here today Helen. I too love bellis daisies, such pretty flowers. Your little scrapbook page is so pretty, gorgeous flower that you drew. Well done to the lucky winner and congrats on your front page feature. Happy spring my friend xx

Lorrie said...

Bellis daisies are such dainty things. Wonderful spring colors and photos here today. Your painted scrapbook page (with help from Beatrix Potter) is so pretty. Have a wonderful day, Helen.

Simone said...

I love the bellis daisies! Your scrapbook is delightful Helen - I bet you have great fun painting in it. I hope you have a lovely Easter with your family. Well done to the lucky winner of the giveaway. x

Maywyn Studio said...

Congratulations to Wood Fairy on the win!

Lovely photographs
I look at them and wish I had a box of peeps with me. :)

Have a Very Happy Spring!

Jo@awholeplotoflove said...

Congrats to the winner. A lovely colourful post as always xx

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

You are having a lovely spring while in Virginia we are having near freezing temps! But hopefully it will warm up again soon, I'm itching to plant zinnias - my entire garden will be zinnias this summer, my favorite flower. Your daisies are so pretty, and your egg cup cozies just delightful - you are so talented ;)

Mary

Teje Karjalainen said...

Dear Helen, what a lovely post again! Beautiful photos and cute egg cosies! Congratulations to the winner! I missed that post and was now happy to see that you visited Beatrix Potter's home. I have Susan Branch's book and she describes that plase amazing. In Finland Easter is next weekend but here in Greece after one month. Happy Easter and Spring! x Teje

Jennifer said...

Such a lovely post full of spring goodies. I love all your decorations, especially the egg covers. Your new crochet is coming along really beautifully too. I look forward to seeing more of it. I hope you have a great week, Helen.

Pat's Patch said...

Lovely photos, flowers, colour of your beautiful crochet. Love your holiday scrapbook and easter egg cosies are so cute. Congratulations to wood fairy. Love Pat x

Teresa Kasner said...

Oh the winner is so lucky! I love all your flowers and crochet and needlework things. Your eye for color is so wonderful. I just posted my update on my Flowers in the Snow blanket on my blog, I hope you pop over to see as it was YOU who inspired me to make it. :-) ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

flowers on my table said...

Hello Helen, lovely and 'Springy' over here. I do love the Bellis daisies and your daughters Camelia looks beautiful.Your crochet is wonderful as always and the little egg cosies are very sweet. Wishing you a happy week and a wonderful Easter. Love Linda x

Amy at love made my home said...

Happy Easter Helen! Congratulations to Betty! xx

Gracie Saylor said...

Thanks for all your pretty glimpses of Spring, Helen. I love seeing the eggs and primrose you painted and your egg cosies you made...sweet...and your lovely blanket you are working on, too. Congratulations to your giveaway winner :) xxxxxxx

Wood Fairy said...

I am so excited! thank you very much for your beautiful giveaway, the gifts are absolute treasure and will be loved and cherished! Your post is so full of Spring and Easter cheer, lovely colours and inspiration. Wishing you a happy Easter. Betty x

Thimbleanna said...

{Sigh}. You are always such a beautiful breath of fresh air. Such happy, springy colors. I LOVE the colors on your new little crochet project. Just SO sweet!!!

Frances said...

Helen, those egg cosies are perfect choices for the Crafts Beautiful cover photograph! Your design looks just the thing to brighten a spring breakfast table...particularly Easter morning.

I so agree with you about the colors of viola flowers. They are spring favorites.

Your primrose painting makes a grand addition to your Lakes picture book. Having such a memory book is a grand idea...one that I remind myself to try on some future holiday.

Happy Easter! xo

Serviced Apartments London Lady said...

Lovely photos, all the pastels make me so excited to Spring!

driftwood said...

so many spring pretties Helen xxxx

Viola said...

Lovely Easter pictures, Helen! I like bellie daisies a lot, as well. They are the ultimate Spring flowers, aren't they? I will buy a whole lot of them tomorrow when I'm working on our local market. Your blanket looks so pretty. Happy Easter! Viola

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

All of it, so lovely!!! It is snowing here, so your beautiful blog has me smiling.
Hugs,
Lin

angelasweby said...

Such a lovely post full of the promise of Spring. I was so delighted to log on and see your Bellis daisies. I was away last week and whilst away, visited a St Patrick's Day fundraiser. It was the best fun ever and one of the things I bought was a pot with an unidentified plant in it. It was all small leaves and three red flowers. It was so pretty but, in the last few days, it has amazed me with lots of little paper thin frilly pink and creamy white flowers looking exactly like your photo. I'm so happy to know what it is and will look for more of these perfect little Spring plants. Are they indoor plants or outdoor, I wonder ?
I love your pretty crocheted blanket and your little cosies but, my favourite is your sketchpad page. What lovely watercolours. Did you copy the BP bunny onto your watercolour paper with a copier? The effect is really eye catching.

Roberta Mendes said...

Hello, I love your crochet, it is beauty, I love this colors, I follow your blog, I have a blog about crochet with free patterns and free crochet diagrams, visit me , hugs from Brazil.
Visite meu blog - Tita Carré - Crochet

handmade by amalia said...

It almost seems a shame to use a cosy on your pretty eggs. But then we see the cosies - the are adorable! Happy Easter!
Amalia
xo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Always so much prettiness in your posts. Happy Easter!

20 North Ora said...

Those Bellis daisies are just gorgeous! Love all of your colorful items. You are so talented.

Judy

Gabri Ercole said...

Lovely your daisies and crochet blanket!!Lovely your Easter decoration!!It s nice in this season work in the garden plant flowers and vegetable we start too!!I wish to you and your family an happy Easter Time!!And of course compliment to the winner of your spring giveaway!!

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

A happy and colourful Easter post. The bellis does look lovely with your crochet work indeed.

Such a good idea to take a scrap/sketch book with you whenever you go to the Lake District. I will go there for a short holiday at the beginning of June. My first time ever. Looking forward to it very much!

Congratulations to the Wood fairy for winning your beautiful giveaway.

Happy Easter to you and your family!

Madelief x

Ladybird Diaries said...

Gorgeous post as always Helen...everything is so pretty! Wishing you a lovely Easter weekend with your family.
Marianne x

claire said...

Happy Easter Helen - lovely to see your Spring things x

cristina said...

Congrats, Betty!!!!!!!!
And Happy Easter Helen!!!!!!
Loooooooooooooove your new blanket and all your crafts!
A big hug from Catalonia!

Amber said...

Oh my goodness! I do love your journal!