Monday, 5 February 2018

February Florals

 The past week has been filled with colourful yarn, thread, flowers and fabric for me.....in the picture above you can see the rainbow socks i'm knitting with west yorkshire spinners yarn in the vivid colour way called rum paradise.....(also enjoying mini eggs given to me by my elder daughter...perfect with a nice cup of tea)...........
 .............this little flower applique quilt is my project in the latest issue of crafts beautiful magazine out now..........
 ..........i loved sewing this using scraps of pretty floral fabrics and a dotty background......the border is a riley blake fabric from the gorgeous arbor blossoms collection......
 .............some close ups of the applique (i used bondaweb to apply the pieces and stitched round the shapes with blanket stitch in matching thread)......
 ..............these little quilts are fun for children to tuck their toys up with but they also make nice little mini quilts to decorate the wall too...........

 ..............it's been freezing here the past few days so the bunnies are glad to be snuggled up under this quilt and keeping nice and cosy.............
 ................and we are keeping warm in the studio too today............
 ............we visited friends yesterday and molly had such a great time she is needing a good rest today.......also at the weekend we saw all our grandchildren and had cuddles with the baby...bliss x
 ..............loving all the flowers this time of year brings....lots of tulips and hyacinths and of course masses of inexpensive and cheerful daffodils......you buy a 'bundle of green sticks' and after a bit of time in the warm kitchen you have these glowing bright yellow blooms.....
............thank you for visiting me here dear readers and for the sweet comments you take the time to leave...........it is always a pleasure to hear from you.......wishing you a happy week ahead with plenty of flowers, sunny days and crafty inspirations.....back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

27 comments:

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

The bunnies - too cute! I'd love to have that spot by the fire, it's so cold here and I'm ready for warm weather. Glad you got to enjoy your grandchildren this weekend, what a blessing.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Those little bunnies are very wise snuggling under that gorgeous quilt on a chilly day like today!
I agree Helen nothing like a cup of tea and some mini eggs (although a creme egg is good too). :)
Love your socks!!
Happy new week,
V x

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love those little bunnies snug in their bed too! I SO want to make a doll quilt some day! Enjoy your week and thanks for making us all happy with your pretty creations! Hugs, Diane

KC'sCourt! said...

The bunnies are so cute under their little quilt

Julie xxxxxx

Studio Maywyn said...

Lovely work
Spring is closer every day :)

Mickie said...

Helen,
Such a sweet little quilt, bunnies always need a cozy little cover. You are a wonder with applique and perfect little blanket stitches! I am loving the socks you are working on, such cheerful colors. I must try knitting socks one of these days. Oh my, the bucket list keeps getting longer and longer. Just what I need more WIPs in my live.:)
Thank you for sharing again!
Mickie Indiana, USA

Jacky H said...

What sweet bunnies they look so cosy in their bed under that beautiful quilt.I love hand sewing I find myself doing more especially after making your star quilt which is in your lastested.

Jennifer Hays said...

Lovely spring-like scenes in your post today, Helen. I adore the jug you have flowers in in the first photo, it's so pretty. How nice to see all your grandchildren and cuddle the baby. I'm really happy for you. I hope you have a wonderful week. :)

Lily said...

I saw CB post the photo of this blanket and i felt it must be your doing :) you always work with happy fabrics and your style is recognizable. for one because one can see you like hand sewing (appliques and EPP, etc) and that's admirable in these lazy times

Kate said...

Rum Paradise - such a yummy name for that beautiful yarn. I love your bunnies and the flower quilt. So nice to see the spring flowers. :)

busybusybeejay said...

I love all the things you make.I am quite inspired to make a mini quilt as a wall hanging.I havn't done any patchwork or quilting for years but was given some fat quarters at Xmas.Watch this space!!

Christine M said...

Those little bunnies look very cosy under their quilt. I love the spotty background.

Anonymous said...

Plain and simple....I just love your blog and all your creations. Gail

Teresa Kasner said...

Dear Helen, how I love your white stove, chair, walls and dog with the pops of candy colored crochet, knitting and quilted beauties! It's like a shot of happiness. I look forward to seeing the finished rainbow socks. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

colleen said...

Your pictures are so warm and inviting. I am making a doll quilt to donate for a doll 18 inches I hope it will be well loved. Your doll quilt is so lovely, I will use it as inspiration for mine

Cindy said...

I am loving your colorful post, especially since it is white outside our windows! That yarn is so pretty. I have never knitted socks before, but I know I should try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lorrie said...

Beautiful florals to brighten a grey winter day.

Jane said...

Ahhh daffs and mini eggs Helen...my dreams of Spring! Your bunnies are so delightful and look very snug. Keep warm...hugs xxx

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

The little bunnies and and the quilt are just precious, Helen! Congrats on the magazine feature, too!

Michelle H said...

I adore your blog so much. I'm so happy when I see it in my inbox. I quickly grab my morning coffee and I snuggle under an old quilt and I slowly read and look at everything. Your design style is what I want for my home...everything is so pretty, cheerful and bright...how could one not be happy in such a home!

I've ordered your books from my local and cannot wait to make all the projects in them! Thank you so much for posting as frequently as you do, it really is appreciated.

Much love,
Michelle H
In very frosty Ontario, Canada
💕

Gabri Ercole said...

I also love first fliwrrs of the year...and also your colorfull creations reallycompliments

Jo said...

Happy sock knitting and keep those bunnies warm. Jo xx

Thimble Anna said...

Those three little bunnies and their quilt are ADORABLE! And your sock looks beautiful too -- can't wait to see it!

Marta said...

Belle le calze colorate. La copertina con i fiori primaverili e tutte le tue foto così armoniose e colorate.

Lee said...

Hello there.Loving that yarn so cheerful.Those bunnies are so lucky snuggling under that Beautiful quilt.I love Mini Eggs and eat far toooo many.Molly is sooo cute.Happy Week.xx

Pat's Patch said...

Just catching up with your lovely posts Helen. Bunnies look so sweet and warm wrapped in that beautiful little flower quilt. XXX

Art and Sand said...

Sweet hearts and lovely flowers!