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Happy Halloween

by greenrabbitdesigns

I really can’t believe we’re at the end of yet another month and that 10 months of this year have passed already!!!!
We are however and today is Halloween, time for all things spooky. We don’t really do spooky in our house but there are a few pumpkins about and some little autumnal decorations, the little hedgehog in the above photo is from a pattern by Julie of Little Cotton Rabbits which you can find here. We also have nuts and sweets for the Trick-or-Treaters and we’ll have a Halloween pudding later as well.

Next year I’m definitely going to try and grow pumpkins especially a white one as I have seen white pumpkins on so many blogs and I want one!!
Growing and gardening is pretty much over for this year with just a bit more tidying to do as plants come to an end. I did manage to get my tulips planted this week, so I’m looking forward to the time of year when they’ll appear.

As gardening time is reduced, crocheting time has increased and I had a lovely little crochet commission this week which you can see below.

Crocheted Mistletoe

Poppy Red Crocheted Brooch

Crocheted Coloured Acorns

The above Berry Brooch was part of one of my secret giveaways. A couple of posts ago my comment total reached 5000, I had been keeping an eye on it to see who my 5000th commenter would be as I had planned a little giveaway to mark the occasion and the person was the lovely Simone from Linden Grove! So Simone won the brooch plus a little pincushion and a set of needles, the sort you would have found in your granny’s sewing basket which I bought from the gorgeous Avoca shop. Simone has been a very loyal blogging friend over the years.

Well as you can see I’ve been playing around in PicMonkey again! 🙂

I need to stop ‘playing’ now though as I have an Halloween pudding to make, apple sponge I think, with custard of course!!

Happy Halloween!!! 🙂

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leon10 October 31, 2012 - 2:08 pm

o what a nice halloween and fall needle hook work love avoca shops have visit one years ago near the wicklow mountains is was a very big shop mill with lots of pretty fabrics wool and other little things loved it a happy halloweens eve greetings leon10

Patty October 31, 2012 - 2:13 pm

Happy Halloween Vivienne, goodness yes it’s the end of the 10th month, that is pretty scary! I’m taking Halloween as the closing of one fairly dull sort of year and the start of hopefully a better one. I finally got round to making a few toffee apples and I’ve just done some orange buns for our feast. No trick or treaters will darken our doorstep as we are a couple of miles from civilisation. Your apple sponge sounds lovely for a cold, blustery day.
I like what you’ve been making and those acorns are just brilliant little decorations. Have a nice Hallows meal. x

Stephanie October 31, 2012 - 3:07 pm

Happy Hallowe’en, dear Vivienne! It certainly looks as if you are ready for the evening’s festivities; much more so than myself. I simply adore that buttoned toadstool AND the hedgehog AND the acorns. Oh yes; there are many beauties sprouting inside your home.


ps Next blog post I do (after my father’s 90th birthday – everything is after now) I will be posting about Miss Autumn Rabbit. I cannot wait 🙂

Jane October 31, 2012 - 5:34 pm

Happy Halloween Vivienne, mind you we will be out Quick Stepping tonight so will miss any spooky visitors. Love your new work especially those acorns, they would look great on the tree. I still need to play with PIcmonkey, your photos look super. Keep warm, it’s cold and windy here tonight,
Jane x

Anne October 31, 2012 - 6:27 pm

Happy Halloween to you, Vivienne. I love all of your handmade decorations. We don’t do scary (at our house) either. Enjoy your Halloween pudding!!

Congrats, Simone. Enjoy your goodies.

best wishes, Anne and ST//Greg in Lancaster//Emma L in Aberdeen

simone October 31, 2012 - 6:41 pm

Vivienne, I want to publicly thank you for my lovely berry brooch and goodies. I am very lucky! I love this post! Did you make all the crocheted decorations? I really fancy some of that apple sponge right now, with custard of course. I want to grow a white pumpkin too! A white pumpkin as well as growing the alpine strawberries. Now that would be a wonderful combination. x

Gill October 31, 2012 - 7:12 pm

Happy Halloween to you Vivienne! You’ve been very busy on the crochet front, and I especially love your Halloween display – the Hedgehog is amazing. Everyhting you’ve made is so neat and pretty, but those little acorns have stolen my heart they are so cute!
Congrats to Simone on her win!
I’ve seen lots of those little white pumpkins around too, and must look out for them.
All we’ve done this year is put a carved pumpkin on the doorstep lit with candles, and we have a big tub of choccy bars waiting on the hall table for the trick or treaters – have had atleast 20 kids so far and its only just gone 7pm!
Your Halloween pud sounds yum – hope you enjoy it!
Gill xx

Madelief October 31, 2012 - 8:03 pm

Your brooches look lovely Vivienne! Happy Halloween to you too!

Madelief x

ginaferrari October 31, 2012 - 9:12 pm

Oooh… I love the look of that mistletoe

Ada Bea October 31, 2012 - 9:26 pm

I love those little acorns! Beautiful creations! Ada 🙂

Jenny October 31, 2012 - 11:06 pm

Happy Halloween again Vivienne, hope you had a lovely day! Bit uneventful here on the trick or treater front – only two lots but that means more sweets left for me! Hope you enjoyed your pudding 🙂 xx

Folly Bloom November 1, 2012 - 7:21 am

Love the little acorns. 🙂

Helen Philipps November 1, 2012 - 9:47 am

Wonderful things today, Vivienne! I really love those adorable little acorns you’ve made! I have a hedgehog made from Julie’s pattern too, that a friend knitted for me,…they are so cute aren’t they? I hope you had a very Happy Halloween last night.
And wishing you a Happy November!
Helen x

knitsofacto November 1, 2012 - 11:42 am

Everything you make catches the eye Vivienne, but I particularly like the sparkly acorns 😀

We’ve not seen a single Trick or Treating child the last two years so I had nothing set by to hand out and of course this year the knocks on the door were frequent. I raided the Mr’s stash of Tunnocks wafers and I think the kids were happy!

Jill November 1, 2012 - 1:47 pm

I’m sitting here waiting for the postman to bring me all those wonderful things you’ve made for me. I think you’re gonna be getting lots of orders for those little acorn decorations :0)
I’ve been playing around with Picmonkey today, trying to make some scary pictures of Violet in her Halloween outfit.
Love the Hedgehog – think it’ll have to go on my ‘wants to knit’ list.
Jill xxx

Susana November 1, 2012 - 3:15 pm

Hola vivienne. Gracias por tus comentarios, te lo agradezco mucho. Me gusta mucho como te ha quedado la seta con sus botones y las bellotas, el muérdago, los broches …. todo es precioso¡¡¡¡
kiss and happy halloween

Amanda November 1, 2012 - 3:45 pm

I hope your Halloween was filled with fun! Those white pumpkins are on my list for next year too – they are just the prettiest happiest things.

Mia November 1, 2012 - 6:44 pm

Wonderful November, dear friend! I just can’t believe we’re “here” already, it feels like it was August yesterday… And those crocheted beauties you’ve done, just perfect! I LOVE those little acorns!

We’ve having milder weather here so it might be bye-bye to snow (yippee!) and I wish you wonderful, sunny weekend soon!


jooles November 2, 2012 - 8:24 am

ooooh such a cosy post, all that wonderful crochet, you are very clever ~ i am loving the little mistletoe.
Apple sponge and custard ….. ooooh yum!
have a cosy weekend
love jooles x
P.S thank you very much for adding my giveaway link x

Margaret November 3, 2012 - 5:40 pm

Another lovely post full of delightful little makes.
Love the little hedgehog and the toadstool. Best of all that oh so cute crochet pumpkin ornament which just makes me smile.

Karen November 3, 2012 - 7:09 pm

The crochet acorns are so sweet – as are your other lovely creations. Do plant some pumpkins next year, they are so easy and fun to display (and eat!)! I will be curious if you do find seeds for a white variety. I think I’ll be on the lookout too! Have a lovely weekend! xo K.

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