northern ireland

lovely april

April is the blossom and blue sky month!

There have been a few April showers but generally it has been a lovely month.

And the garden has sprung into life.

Easter of course happened during the month and there were plenty of eggs….both chocolate and woolly!

During the Easter holidays we had lots of lovely walks on hillsides, bluebell woods and parks.

There has been time for some crafting during April as well, I finished a little green cardie for my granddaughter just in time for Easter.

And there have been some little animals too, who will be appearing in my Etsy shop on Monday 24th April at 7pm (BST), more info here and larger images here.

We have a very special first birthday coming on the 2nd May, I truly can’t believe Amelie has been here for a whole year, what a year it has been, she has brought us so much joy!

Thanks for taking the time to drop by, enjoy the last week of April! 🙂

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!! 🙂

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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! 🙂