northern ireland

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.

Fraise Collage

Fraise is a little strawberry-loving fox.

Harriet Collage

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! 🙂

may so far

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My goodness May has been a whirlwind around these parts!

Due to the early arrival of our gorgeous little granddaughter Amelie Annie.

She decided she wasn’t waiting until her due date and arrived on the 2nd, 16 days before we were expecting her!

She was a very healthy 7lbs and perfect in every way.

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To say that we are completely besotted with her would be an understatement, she has brought so much joy to our lives!

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My garden has continued to bloom during the month despite me not having that much time for it but that’s the thing about May it just gets on with things without much help!

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I also managed to get to the woods to see and smell the bluebells!

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And the wild garlic….which perhaps doesn’t smell as sweet as the bluebells but is still pretty.

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And of course the wonderful cow parsley which couldn’t be missed either.

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There seems to be such an abundance of it this year.

And it has been the inspiration for my one and only May bunny to date!

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Meet Parsley!

Life has been busy and I have missed making my bunnies so I really need get back to them again and of course I have to make ‘Amelie the Bunny’ for a special little girl too!

So just one more week left of May to enjoy, I do love the month of May, it has always been my favourite month of the year…..even more so now as it’s the birth month of my little princess. 💗

autumn days

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According to the Green Rabbit Calendar October is the first month of autumn and it started in true Keats style!

The misty chilly mornings have led to beautiful sunny days and on the whole it has been a lovely month with lots of outside time.

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We have enjoyed some lovely autumn walks!

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Time has been spent in the garden too, where the roses are still in bloom.

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Oct 13th garden Collage

It is so good having so much colour in the garden at this late stage of the year, long may it continue!

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I’ve been painting tins again, I just love doing these, especially searching for the vintage images.

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This one was photobombed by the lovely Lily!!

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Of course there has been lots of animal making during the month too with the arrival of my first hare called Harlow which means ‘meadow of the hares’ joined here by a little brown dutch rabbit called Acorn!

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This is Glade in her little owl dress and a little autumn mouse called Maple.

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These two are Copper and Flame, enjoying some autumn sunshine in the garden.

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The final ‘Autumn Girl’ is a little Halloween pumpkin girl called Octavia!

Normally I show my girls in their collage photos but as I always put them on my Bunnies & Friends page too I have decided there was no need to duplicate this on the blog, if you would like to see the detailed collages please click here.

The ‘Autumn Girls’ will be listed in my Etsy shop this evening (Monday 26th Oct) at 10pm (GMT). Please remember they are collectible items only and not suitable for children under 14 years of age. You can find out more details about them here.

So here we are into the last week of October, enjoy what’s left of this month, have a fun Halloween and a lovely start to November! 🙂