france

where did june go to

Well June disappeared very quickly…….didn’t it!

Gone in a flash and July already.

The garden is doing it’s own thing, it’s the time of year where you can mostly just sit back and enjoy it.

And it’s not just enjoying the flowers at the moment either as the strawberries are coming thick and fast.

Home grown, organic, no air miles….and sweet as honey.

We took ourselves off for a little holiday at the beginning of the month as well…to the very beautiful south of France, we had a wonderful time as we always do in this lovely part of the world.

There has been some crafting during June too, with two cardies for my girl!

And of course some little animals too.

This is Provence inspired by my holiday.

Rosette celebrating all the beautiful roses in bloom at the moment.

A little nautical fox called Flare with her own seagull!!

And finally Hollyhocks, unfortunately my own hollyhocks aren’t in bloom yet unlike those on Hollyhocks the hare’s dress.

I will be listing all these girls in my Etsy shop on Wednesday 5th July at 7pm (BST).

So here we are in July, wishing you all a wonderful one.

Thank as always for dropping by!

september

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Hello all, its been a while, hasn’t it!

To celebrate our birthdays and wedding anniversary we took ourselves off to the French Riviera for a week and very lovely it was too.

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As always we had a wonderful time in this amazing part of the world!

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Meanwhile during the month my garden has continued to bloom!

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Nice to still have lots of colour in the garden and thankfully still plenty of sunshine to enjoy it too!

Hortensia Collage

So as another month comes to an end it’s time for a round up of this month’s animals.

The first ‘September Girl’ is Hortensia.

Hortensia is another name for hydrangea and this little bunny is a celebration of those beautfiul blooms.

Sapphire Collage

If you’re born during the month of September, like me, your birthstone is the sapphire and this little one with all her deep blues is of course Sapphire!

Xanthe Collage

The crossover time between summer and autumn is the time of year for chrysanthemums and Xanthe’s dress is covered in them!

Her name comes from ancient Greek and means ‘golden one’, which of course she is.

Orchard Collage

This is Orchard!

It’s definitely an apple time of year and Orchard has a little tree fastening her cardie and lots of red apples all over her dress.

Maizie Collage

Maizie is a little harvest mouse and her dress is a little harvest festival all on it’s own.

Ffion Collage

And last but by no means least this is Ffion, my first Green Rabbit fox.

Her name is Welsh and means ‘foxglove’.

All six of the ‘September Girls’ will be listed in my Etsy shop on Wednesday 30th September at 10pm (BST).

More details about them can be found here, please remember they are collectible items only and not suitable for children under 14 years.

So that’s another month done and dusted, enjoy what’s left of September and have a lovely October, it’s definitely autumn now according to the Green Rabbit Calendar! 🙂

jasmine, rosemary & lavande

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Hi everyone, today I’m continuing on with my French inspired ‘June Girls’, so let me introduce the next three bunnies!

The photo above is of beautiful jasmine, this was growing over someone’s garden wall in France and I only wish I could share the scent with you, it was a-maz-ing!

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When we visited Grasse on our trip we found out that this year they were celebrating jasmine, a flower that is widely used in the making of perfume.

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I decided the French bunnies had to include a perfume girl and of course her name had to be Jasmine!

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It really is a shame that I can’t share the smells in this post because this rosemary smelt wonderful too.

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The French love their herbs and the markets are full of both fresh and dried herbs of every kind.

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This little girl is of course called Rosemary, she even has her name on her dress!

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I told you this was a highly scented post……..lavender, nothing says Provence like lavender!

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The Marche de Fleurs in Nice is full of the scent of lavender.

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This is Lavande, the French word for lavender!

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So here they are altogether, the fragrant French girls.

I have one more bunny to add to the June Girls before they appear in my shop, I’ll introduce you to her next week.

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post, so glad you liked the last three girls .

Wishing you all a happy weekend! 🙂