Thursday, 13 January 2011

Happy Winter

Hello! I hope you've been having a happy winter week! Here are some of the things I've been enjoying in mine. Knitting clothes for toy rabbits... much quicker than knitting them for me and I'm sure that  the bunny likes being cosy...
    Seeing Daisy playing with the soft blocks I showed you in my last post - she loved them sooo much!!
       Baking bread mmmmm there's nothing quite like the delicious smell of fresh baked bread is there?
 Reading this sweet book - I've heard of it for ages and was curious about the quirky title, and I loved the cover design especially the postmark and stamp bit, but have only just got round to reading it...I'm so glad I did.
     Cutting into these scrumptious dotty fabrics to make something new which I'll be showing you soon...
And sooo enjoying my spring bulbs...another present from xmas...this is a wonderful little postcard-y decorated container with the deepest blue sweetly scented hyacinths - a bit of heaven on the table in my studio, delicious wafts of scent while I am working at the computer (like now!)
What have you been enjoying this week? Thank you for visiting me here, for your sweet comments and  a big welcome to new readers who have just found me here!! Have a happy week! Back soon xx


Anonymous said...

Helen, you do have the loviest plant containers!!
As for the rabbit, sooo cute, it certainly looks a happy bunny!
Lovely to see little Daisy playing with her blocks. :)
Looking forward to seeing what you make with that gorgeous fabric.
As always a really happy post!!
Vivienne x

Crafts @ Home said...

I can't wait to see what you have in mind for those dotty, spotty fabrics :)

Simone said...

That bunny has the sweetest happiest face! Such a HUGE smile!!! I love the fabric bundle and the Hyacinths in their plant container too. x

...Nina Nixon... said...

That bunny is so cute - I love the big floppy polka dot ears and the kniited clothes....too cute.

Happy Winter to you in return and have a fabulous day,

Nina xxx

Marigold Jam said...

As always a post full of lovliness - scented flowers, home baking, stitching and cute bunnies - what more could we ask!


salty pebble said...

oh helen your blog fills my heart with warmth- so bright and cheery and all your beautiful creative makes- inspirational ;0)

i love the post card-y box with hyacinths- sooo beautiful ;0)x

wow i noticed your lovely books!
superly clever!...amazing!

x kazzy x

Naturally Carol said...

Loving those spots!

*❀* said...

mmmmmm lovely to catch the warm smell of homebaked bread over here and such a coincidence,i am just about to start reading the very same book! :o)
i lovely everything thing else about this post too, including the pretty bulbs and the cute bunny with the gorgeous grin.

warmest hugs


sylviesgarden said...

Thank you Helen for such a lovely, cheerful post. Just what I needed on such a grey, wet day.

Mandy said...

Have read that book! Thought it was ssssssssooooooo good! Enjoy! Thank you for your cheering post! :)

susanhal said...

what a lovely post with babies and flowers, a cute rabbit in his winter woolies, yummy dotty cottons and a good read ! Best of all is baby Daisy she looks to be at that lovely happy chubby stage.
I have just heard that my third grandchild is due in july and can't wait to meet him/her!
Thank Helen for such a cheering post on a dreary day.

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Such a cheerful winter post! The hyacinths are lovely! I have never heard of the book you are reading but it looks like something I would love to read. Off to check Amazon.

Jane said...

Hi Helen, a great cheery winter post to cheer a very dull January day. Thank you. One great thing for today though- when over at my Mum and Dad's...I saw my 1st snowdrop of the year..they are so late this year.
Happy Thursday,
Jane x

Jenny said...

Hi Helen, thanks for dropping by my blog just now, and for your lovely comments. Your blog is gorgeous, glad i found you... looking forward to sitting down and having a good read through your previous posts, it all looks so lovely:) jenny xx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

I enjoyed looking at your book in WH Smith today , I feel that may be popping into my Amazon basket later :-)

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, I love the bunnies clothes, so cute, warm and cozy. (and button) I love the smell of homemade bread and there is nothing like it. I made gingersnaps yesterday and that's a great smell too. I put in crystalized ginger bits which gave the recipe an extra punch. Very curious to see what's up with the polka love dots!!!! Enjoy, xoRobin❤

Mia said...

Those sweet little hands holding the blog...I am in love! And I cannot wait to see what you'll create from those wonderful fabrics - I hope we'll see it soon?

Have the happiest weekend soon (oh, yet an another week gone!)!


Teje said...

Hi Helen! 'Happy Winter' in deed with this qute imiling rabbit - she's wonderful!
I'm sure Daisy had the best time those beautiful cubes you had made!
I'll save in my mind those fabulous hyacinths and their smell!
xxx Teje

Sewmancer said...

Such a cute bunny and as always such bright happy photos

Rubyred said...

Hello Helen,
Thats what I call a happy bunny!
Such cuteness with the pretty quilt and blocks and Daisy!
Lovely cheery post! i am still doing my crochet . Found some very pretty rowan 4 ply in my stash so I'm making some spring bunting!
have a lovely day!
Rachel x