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I love delphiniums, with their little pretend bees!

Do you know I hesitated about doing another post about my garden and my rabbits as I thought I may be boring you all but I decided this is what I am all about, especially at this time of year, so more flowers and bunnies it is!!

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These poppies are so beautiful. I just wish they would last a little longer.

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This little rose will soon being climbing in through my bedroom window.

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I’ve had a few books delivered in the post these last few weeks, along with yarn possibly the happiest mail one can get!

Top of the pile is a lovely new Japanese crochet book, oh I do love these pretty Japanese craft books! I buy all of mine here.

Next book down is the very beautiful Sarah Midda’s, South of France, now I have only recently discovered this gorgeous book which is amazing considering how much I love this part of the world. It is full of the prettiest little watercolour illustrations which just capture the Cote d’Azur.

If you love all things Beatrix Potter and gardening then you will love Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life. This is the one I’m reading just as I drift off to sleep at night!

The next book in my pile is by my lovely blog friend Helen. As I’m sure most of you know already Helen’s beautiful blog is so inspiring and every time I visit I want to make a quilt, I do feel that somewhere inside me there is a quilt!! Helen’s Pretty Patchwork Gifts is full of all sorts of deliciousness.

The last book on my table, Mollie Makes Crochet, is full of all sorts of things that I want to make, if I can manage to find the time!!!

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When I’m not outside reading or gardening I’m bunny making, I do like to spend as much of my time out of doors at this time of year.

These two girls are Minnie and Norah and they will be listed in my Etsy shop along with all the other ‘June Girls’ next Monday 30th June.

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This is my afternoon crochet spot, the picnic table at the top of the garden is good for sun in the morning then the patio outside my greenhouse is good for lunch and then I move here for the late afternoon sunshine!

I’m a bit like the cats moving around the garden after the sun.

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And this handsome boy knows all about that! If you need any advice on relaxation speak to R.J.!

Just before I go, the bunnies and I are entered into Hand Made in the UK’s Crafter of the Month over on Facebook. If any of you who are on Facebook would like to give me a little vote (if you think I deserve it, that is) you can do so here, you just have to leave a comment. Thanks to all of you who have already done so, I really do appreciate it. I really don’t expect to win but I’ll give it a go.

Thank you all so much for you lovely comments on my last post and for dropping in here today, wishing you all a happy week! 🙂

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ali June 24, 2014 - 6:45 pm

beautiful floral photos…the colours just zing. Some good reading material too and the new bunnies as pretty as ever…..good luck with the crafter of the month award.

Soleillucie June 24, 2014 - 6:54 pm

So beautiful photos! Je suis sous le charme de votre blog! Bravo!

Jane June 24, 2014 - 8:56 pm

…and here I am! Bunnies, books and flowers are the perfect combination Vivienne. Your garden is bloomin marvellous too, the sun and rain is a perfect combination, everything is racing away. I love your sunny spots to sit in within your garden and with RJ for company what could be better. Have a lovely week, your new girlies are beautiful as always. Good luck with the award! xx

Simone June 24, 2014 - 9:28 pm

Vivienne, everything about this post is wonderful from the flowers to the bunnies and the books. I love the pretend bees in the delphiniums. I still have the seeds you sent me last year – when should I have sown them? I would definitely have voted for you as Crafter of the Month but as you know I don’t have facebook so am unable too 🙁 Minnie and Norah have the best csrdigans ever!!! x

Stephanie June 24, 2014 - 10:50 pm

Oh goody, a flower and bunny post! Yay! Your poppies, like all flowers, do not last long. But your bunnies do and they most certainly honour the ephemeral beauty of your gorgeous garden flowers.

knitbakecultivate June 25, 2014 - 2:12 am

We will never get tired of your beautiful bunnies. Each one is perfect. Love the photo of the book pile next to those pots of colour. T x

happyhomesteaders2014 June 25, 2014 - 3:17 am

I love blooms, books and bunnies so you just go right ahead and write about those things! Love it!

Elizabeth June 25, 2014 - 10:43 am

Vivienne I will never be bored with the beautiful bunnies, flowers, pictures of your garden and home plus gorgeous cats. We had a cat called pookie and she lived a very long life. Craft books are a delight to look through the ones you have are interesting you will enjoy I am sure. Love and Blessing. Elizabeth’s x x

Jill June 25, 2014 - 12:09 pm

I for one, just love looking at all those beautiful blooms in your garden – I get quite envious, as I wish they were in my own garden. That pale pink poppy looks like it’s made of tissue paper, it’s stunning :0)
A big hello to Minnie and Norah – I’m loving all your June Girls. I wonder where in the World they’ll end up living.
Your reading pile is looking inspirational, and a couple have piqued my own interest. I’ll pop off and check them out.
Wishing you a wonderful day of crochet, reading, and relaxing in the sun. xxx

Anne D.T. June 25, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Hi Vivienne, Your garden AND bunnies just get better and better. Never, ever boring. Please send some sunshine my way. It’s been a wet and grey summer here. I’m a big fan of Sarah Midda’s South of France book, too. Will check out the others you mentioned.
Here’s to creating and sunshine (wherever it my be)!
Anne xx
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Madelief June 25, 2014 - 7:24 pm

Dear Vivienne,

You have some interesting books on your table. I am interested in the one by Beatrix Potter. See if I can find it on Amazon.

Lovely photo’s of the flowers in your garden too. Your bunnies look very sweet!!

Have a lovely evening!

Madelief x

Serendipity June 25, 2014 - 8:15 pm

It’s always a treat to buy some new books isn’t it! I’ve had Sarah Midda’s one for years and think it’s wonderful. I also have the Beatrix Potter one, but haven’t made time to read it yet. Must find the time! xx

Julie June 26, 2014 - 10:52 am

I do wish I could come and spend and afternoon in your garden with you Vivienne. It looks like such a tranquil and beautiful place to be. Your flowers are looking wonderful – I especially love the poppy with all those frothy pink layers. Thanks for the book recommendations – there is definitely one that will be on my birthday list this year. Off to vote for you now xxx

beadlework June 26, 2014 - 3:20 pm

It’s good to keep blogging about what you enjoy and what you’re comfortable with. I never tire of your posts even though I don’t often comment. I like to see what other bloggers are reading too, it’s a way of finding new books which is always good. Your bunnies are always made to perfection with lovely detail, a pleasure to see.

Susana June 26, 2014 - 3:50 pm

Hola, tienes un jardín fantástico y dos conejas encantadoras.
besos

leon10 June 26, 2014 - 6:00 pm

lovely colorful blooms nice blue s and pinks minnie and norah are very cute
beatrix potter gardening life never known that there was a gardening book of here never seen it before have a lovely weekend leon10

knitsofacto June 26, 2014 - 10:34 pm

We love your garden and bunny posts, well I do, although I am now longing for a strawberry milkshake the exact colour of those pink poppies!

Patty June 27, 2014 - 10:53 am

Hi Vivienne, I must say your garden and the flowers are looking fabulous, you’ve had a nice run of weather but I”m thinking the weekend looks a bit dodgy! I hadn’t thought of the delphiniums as having pretend bees but my what a good description 🙂 Love the books and the pretty bunnies, have a good weekend xx

Karen June 27, 2014 - 7:18 pm

What very lovely garden photos. I’m quite interested in the Beatrix Potter book and the lovely France book and what a surprise, I’ve been to that Etsy shop as well! Pet the kitty from me!

Sharon June 28, 2014 - 7:52 am

How could your beautiful blog be boring, I just love coming here, it’s taken me 3 days to comment because I’ve spent so long following all your links and found fascinating reading. Wonderful pics of your garden and as ever your girls look stunningly beautiful.
Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my post, glad the pics bought back memories.

Mia June 29, 2014 - 7:35 am

Hello dear Vivienne,

Sorry for a bit late commenting, but these summer days (cold but sunny) have stolen me from the computer 🙂 – I couldn’t agree more with Sharon above: this little spot of yours is never boring, it is full of beautiful and interesting things and all is always so you, dear! Lovely stack of pictures, I also needed to click every single link to see more! Those are a perfect read in the sunny garden…

Lovely last days of June (already?really?) and happy July soon!

Yours,
Mia

Heather L. July 1, 2014 - 12:15 am

Wow!!!! That pink poppy is just amazing! I love it! Thanks for the book titles. I LOVED the Beatrix Potter gardening book……

thelinencat & rockcottageyear July 7, 2014 - 6:00 pm

Funny I just replied to your last comment on my blog and thought how lovely your garden is probably looking at this time of year and here is the proof! Great photos and nice to see your latest bunnies 🙂 Bethxx

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