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Well according to the GRD calendar we are now well into autumn but what a beautiful autumn it has been so far.

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The weather has been amazing with lots of lovely autumn sunshine.

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I still have many lovely flowers in bloom in my garden.

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Of course with autumn there are plenty of fallen leaves to be raked up, this bagful was waiting to be composted but a certain Mr RJ decided they would make a cosy bed.

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I haven’t posted about it for a while but we are still enjoying our lovely local park, it was looking particularly pretty in its autumn colours this past weekend.

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As the weather is so good we have been enjoying a few days out and about…this is Helen’s Tower in Co Down.

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The clear skies mean chillier evenings and its the time of year for knitting by the fire…..I’ve been making some things for Amelie including this cosy Wowligan cardie………….

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…………..and a hat to keep those little ears warm.

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And back to the title of my post, a few weeks back I was asked to join the Showcase Handmade UK group on Facebook. The group hold showcases every few weeks on their Facebook page.

So this is Incy my first entry and she will be appearing in the Hunters Moon Showcase on Thursday 13th October at 8pm, more details can be found by clicking on the link.

Incy has of course has been named after Incy Wincy Spider and she comes complete with her own white pumpkin.

Please do check out the showcase as it contains lots of lovely autumn, harvest, halloween inspired makes.

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Its another beautiful day here…long, long may it last.

Thanks as always for dropping by! 🙂

hi october

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So here we are in October already….I’m not even going to say “how on earth did we get here so quickly”! 😉

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My garden is beginning to close down although there are still quite a few blooms but it was quite pretty during September.

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I had some lovely garden visitors during September……

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……and perhaps some not-so-welcome ones but to be honest I left them alone as it was the almost the end of the season and we’d had the best of the nasturtiums and if we want lovely garden visitors then we have to accommodate their alto egos!

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This past month saw us celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary……

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……which we did in lovely County Fermanagh!

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Of course there have been some girls produced during the past few weeks.

First up is Ashlee, her name means ‘meadow of ash trees’ which I think is rather lovely. She has little ash leaves all over her dress.

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Next is a little seasonal and fruity girl called Damson.

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This little one is September…..she’s a little celebration of the last flowers of summer.

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The final animal in this batch is Frond the fox, her name means ‘the leaf or leaf-like part of a palm or fern’.

All these girls will be listed in my Etsy shop on Tuesday 4th October at 9pm (BST).

More information about my animals can be found here.

Thanks as always for your visits……wishing you all a very happy October! 🙂

july days

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There have been sunny days…..

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…..and rainy days!

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There have been away days…..

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…..and garden days.

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I received a beautiful package during the month from a very lovely blog friend…thank you so much Pat for your kindness, I love it all!

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Even though there have been lots of outings during July, I’ve been making too…..a pear for my little princess, from this lovely book,

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…..and crocheting squares for a very good cause.

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Of course there have been some new animals too!

This is Sandia, as I’m sure you know, her name is Spanish for watermelon.

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Fraise is a little strawberry-loving fox.

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This is Harriet the hare, I love the combination of mauve and mustard.

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And the final girl of this batch is Petunia, named after the flowers on her dress!

Sandia, Fraise, Harriet and Petunia will all be listed in my Etsy shop on Tuesday 26th July at 9pm (BST).

More information about my animals can be found here.

So July is coming to an end, its been good here with lots of days out and family time.

Thanks as always for taking the time to drop by.

Wishing you all a happy August! 🙂