Friday, 12 March 2021

Bunny, Birds and Blooms

Spring greetings today dear blog friends.......we have had some wild windy and wet weather but today the sunshine is back and here is mabel, the big bunny, wearing her new spring cardigan.....
........mabel is a very big rabbit, especially compared to my sugar bunnies, so she needed a special cardigan knitting pattern to fit her.....quite small on the top but chubby in the arms.....she seems happy in both the long and the short sleeved versions (pattern for the big bunny cardigan is now in my etsy shop link in sidebar)...
........besides knitting and quilting lately i have been sewing some bright little fabric birds for easter decorations....
.....often i make these birds into a long string but this time i decided to make just one little bird hanger, with beads, a scrap of gingham ribbon and some raffia for a rustic garden feel.....
........a pink one, and a green one and a yellow one......
......the fabrics are pretty little japanese florals......such sweet prints and colours....
.........last week at the garden centre we found these lovely primulas....at first i thought they were auriculas but no, they were primulas with a two colour flower....so pretty.....
....after enjoying them indoors for a bit i'll put them outside where they will be happier....
........here's a picture taken in the greenhouse where you can see more primulas, some sweet pea seedlings growing away and some geraniums cheerily flowering too......lots more seeds still to plant......the cold weather this past week put a stop to a lot of my gardening......
........it's been a quilty kind of week......
........rescuing a few daffodils from the windswept garden and looking out patiently, like mabel....
.........thank you for dropping by to my little bit of blog land dear readers......and thank you for the kind comments....wishing you a wonderful week ahead with sunshine, flowers, crafty inspirations and happy times......take care lovelies...............back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 

16 comments:

Little Quiltsong said...

What sweet cardigans for Mabel - love the rainbow colours in there, always God's promise after the rains. Your greenhouse sounds lovely, with all the flowers blooming away and seeds sprouting. We are seeing our snow melt rapidly here, not sure if that means an early Spring, or just a teaser before more snow comes :) - we will wait and see. Enjoy your day, Helen!

Sandra said...

Your bunnies, birds, and flowers are all so delightful. I love visiting your blog. It is a happy and colorful place.

Linda said...

Every post is an absolute treat! Thank you! :-)

Catherine said...

Beautiful colours! Spring colours

butterfly said...

Sweet bunny with her smart cardigan .
Always love popping over to your blog .
It's been windy down in Devon too .
Have a nice weekend .

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Bunnies in cardies, birdies, pretty blooms and quilts ... all beautiful and just my cup of tea!! :)
Sunshine and showers (especially hail) here today too hoping for the sunshine without the showers this weekend, wishing you a lovely one Helen.
V x

Crafty in the Med said...

Mabel is gorgeous and those little cardigans that you make for her too. You have such an eye for colour and your choice of fabric for the birds makes them really pretty. Primulas beautiful spring flowers which makes me long for spring here too. keep well Amanda x

marmarel said...

Very nice, the bird strings! And so sweet, the bunny. :-)
Greetings from Marijke

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Mabel's sweaters are so cute our! Your fabrics are a welcome bouquet of spring.

Pam Joy said...

Oh you have such a precious heart! The lil sweet colorful birds are delightfully cheerful ~ & dear Mabel :) is adorable! I love the sweet way you display all your precious gifts sewn from the heart! Your Spring flowers are darling too. :) Thank you always for bringing sunshine & joy!

Elaine S. said...

Love Mabel's cardigan! Everything looks so Spring like! Love it!

Christine B said...

Beautiful post Helen. I always love seeing what you have in your potting shed and what will later be in your beautiful garden. Love your colourful birds! Have a lovely weekend! Hugs Christine xx

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Sweet pictures Helen
Enjoy Spring. It is windy and sunny here in Northern Virginia 35 miles west of the cesspool. Very pretty day. I am going to take my daddy out for a nice walk this afternoon

Lisa McCoy said...

I am almost finished with my sweet Mabel and am so excited to hear about the darling cardigan pattern now being available. I took a knitting class so I would be able to make them, so I'm going to go to your shop right now and get the pattern, soooo excited!!! Thank you so much for sharing your joy and kindness as well as your many talents.

meandmysmallcorner said...


Love the sweet Easter birds and Mabel looking whistfully out of the window, for more signs of Spring arriving x

Таня Валеева said...

Как у вас красиво в блоге! Очень мило и очень душевно))