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so that was march!

So another month has passed and I have to say I’m always sorry to say goodbye to March, I love spring and if I could pause the year I would do so now.

The garden is springing into life and I love it!

We have enjoyed some lovely walks in our local park too.

There has been lots of knitting during the month and we’ve celebrated a birthday and Mothers Day.

We had a little trip to lovely Edinburgh during the month as well.

And when there I got to visit the Edinburgh Yarn Festival, wow that was good, all that gorgeous yarn and talented designers and I may have made a few purchases to feed my yarn addiction!

So March you have been so very lovely and I am sorry you’re over.

Just before I go I’d like to share four more little animals with you that I will be listing in my Etsy shop on Sunday 2nd April at 7.30pm, more images can be found here and more info here.

Thanks as always for dropping by…..happy April!! 🙂

march already

Can you believe it’s March already, this year is moving along far too quickly, it is lovely though having longer evenings and of course we are now in ‘real’ spring!

Flowers are becoming more plentiful and it’s great to enjoy them both inside and out now.

February as always provided some opportunities for yummy things to eat…with Valentine’s Day and Shrove Tuesday.

During the past month I’ve been knitting some new things for my little princess and buying some lovely new yarn to make some more. 🙂

Of course there have been some new animals too!

This is Fifi and her little dog Pepe.

Fifi is a little French bunny and she loves nothing better than taking Pepe for a walk in a Parisian park and then stopping off in Laduree for some macarons.

A little grey mouse called Mustard!

It’s lovely at this time of year to have the pretty little primula to brighten up pots and window boxes and this little bear is a celebration of those colourful plants…….meet Primmie.

And the final one this time is a little mint green bunny who has of course been named Minty!

All four of these girls will be listed in my Etsy shop on Sunday 5th March at 7pm (GMT).

Please note they are collectibles only and are not suitable for children under 14 years.

Thank you so much for dropping by, wishing you all a very happy March………it’s Spring! 🙂

things to brighten

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Oh my goodness, today is one of those days that reminds me why I do not like this time of year, I really don’t think it got light at all today, roll on pre-spring!!!

I have received some happy mail recently and I thought I would share it today to try and brighten your day and mine!

First up some beautiful sunflower cards sent to me all the way from Australia from my lovely Facebook friend Terry of Terry Cards. So very thoughful and so very welcome. Terry does all her own photography, you can find her on Facebook here where she shares her lovely images. Thanks Terry, sunflowers are my favourite flowers and just the tonic for a grey day.

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I have shared some of Beth’s from The Linen Cat’s gorgeous makes here before, I do love her creations. When she posted these lovely birds on her blog recently, I just had to have one. Beth’s packages are always lovely to receive. You can find her fabulous work here and here.

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Now another lovely package which was a joy to receive was this one from Debbie of The Crimson Rabbit. I ordered the little blue rabbit star for my daughter and the red one for me, amazing, aren’t they!! You can also find Debbie on Etsy and Facebook. Do check out Debbie’s shop to see her beautiful creations!

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This is little Monty Mouse the creation of Sue McLearie of Paws by Sue McLearie. I first spotted him on Sue’s Facebook page and knew I had to have him.

Monty has been printed on to a transparent sticker so that you can place him wherever you want.

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And here he is happily living in the skirting board in my craft room! Cute or what!

So hopefully I have provided you with some new places to visit and maybe tempt you away from your pennies, it happens to me all the time.

So what have I spent this dismal day doing?

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Well I have baked some wheaten bread and cinnamon roll scones ( recipe can be found here).

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And I have also been making my ‘Christmas Girls’, excuse the photo, blame the grimness!!!

Have a great week, fingers crossed for some more brightness!

Thanks as always for dropping in. 🙂