flowers

welcome february

February is a month I always welcome, I think you can see the beginnings of spring.

I have been filling my home with bulbs, as you know I do like to hurry spring along.

However the garden is beginning to wake up and it is lovely to see some flowers in bloom again.

As always the little snowdrops are the first to make an appearance.

And I can never resist the primula when they start to appear in the shops.

I have just finished a little group of animals……this is Hattie the hare waiting on the crocuses to bloom (which they have since this photo was taken).

The flower of the month for February is the violet and so I’ve named this little lady Violette.

With a cardie to match the daffodils this is February the fox!

And the final little one this time is Hexie and I’m sure you can guess how she got her name!

All four girls will be listed in my Etsy shop on Wednesday 8th February at 9pm (GMT).

More information about them can be found here and more images here.

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

Thanks as always for taking the time to pop by, I do appreciate it.

Enjoy February….the gateway to spring! 🙂

new year girls

Well we’re more than half way through the first month of 2017 and pre-spring is going reasonably well I have to say!

I took the above photo just after the man on the radio said we were covered in a blanket of snow, I had to laugh as the sky was brilliantly blue and there was no snow in sight.

I have to admit it did appear later that evening but it was only a dusting and it had almost all disappeared by the next morning thankfully…..and I hope that’s the end of it!!

In the house I’m surrounding myself with bulbs and its a joy to see these bright little yellow flowers open up.

I bought another pot at the weekend as I like to keep them coming.

I have finished the first batch of girls for 2017.

This little bunny has been appropriately named January and her dress is covered in shoots and buds, a hopeful sign of spring.

With her red shimmery dress and jewel button this little girl has been named Garnet……January’s birthstone!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner so with hearts, flowers and love birds AND a ‘chocolate’ coloured cardie……please meet Cupid!

The final girl this time is Pink who got her name not just because she is pink but because the flower of the month for January is a carnation and carnations are also known as pinks!

All these girls will be listed in my Etsy shop on Wednesday 18th January at 9pm (GMT), more information on my animals can be found here.

Thanks as always for dropping in, enjoy the rest of January and keep looking for spring! 🙂

hello 2017

Happy New Year everyone!!

I actually can’t believe how quickly 2016 flew by!

The above image is a collection of all my monthly collages on Instagram, as I said over on IG it was a year of ‘B’s”….blooms, bunnies, bears and a baby.

There were quite a few animals during 2016……61 in total all living in various places across the globe. A big thank you to everyone who gave one a home.

Of course without a doubt the highlight of 2016 was the birth of our granddaughter Amelie, words can’t express the joy she has brought to our lives.

And so on to 2017….I do love a bright shiny new year, I hope its a good one for us all.

I just love the words on the front of my new diary!

So with my best wishes for 2017, I’ll leave you with this hopeful image of little tete-a-tete daffodils on my dresser……….it’s pre-spring now you know!!!! 🙂