Home bears january


Its amazing to believe that we are now in the last week of January, I have of course spent the month thinking of and searching for spring.

In the house I’ve been in spring cleaning mode and outside I’ve been looking for buds and shoots.

There have been some lovely days when I’ve been able to take photos like the one above with blue skies and buds on the cherry tree there has also been some snow, no photos of that though as I’m pretending it didn’t happen, that really doesn’t fit in with my pre-spring theory!


I’ve been filling the house with spring flowers ……..


……and bulbs.


It’s lovely to have these little pots of happiness at this time of year.

January hasn’t all been about cleaning and bud finding though, I have managed to squeeze in a few little animals too!

Bella Collage

Bella, whose name means ‘beautiful’, is my first little bear.

Hartlyn Collage

This little hare with all her hearts is Hartlyn, which means ‘full of love’.

Frieda Collage

This month’s fox is Frieda and her name means ‘beautiful, beloved’.


‘Dear one, darling’, is the meaning behind Cheri’s name.


Mina Mouse’s name has a German meaning and it simply means ‘love’.

Darlene Collage

And the final little lady for this month is Darlene which means ‘little darling’.


As I’m sure you’ve guessed by now with all the name meanings and the abundance of hearts that altogether these little creatures make up the ‘Valentine Girls’!!

The ‘Valentine Girls’ will all be listed in my Etsy shop this evening, Monday 25th January at 9pm GMT. Please remember that they are collectible artdolls and are not suitable for children under 14 years. More details about them can be found here.

Thank you so much to everyone who has followed me over here to my new blog, thank you for changing your settings and blog rolls etc. The old blog is still exists at the moment but it will eventually go so my old wordpress.com address will then disappear. Thanks too for all your encouraging comments on the new look.

Thanks as always for dropping by and enjoy the last week of January!

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Simone January 25, 2016 - 11:09 am

I love all your Valentine girls Vivienne and am sure that they will all soon have new homes to go to. January has gone by in the blink of an eye. I really must get some planted bulbs to have in the house for a splash of colour on a dull pre-spring day! Have a lovely week. x

Jane's Journal January 25, 2016 - 11:25 am

Good morning dear Vivienne, spring is in the air on your lovely post and also here…it’s 15c outside at the moment and the sky is blue. I’m loving it. Your bulbs are gorgeous and full of such promise. Hello to the Valentine girls….wow what beauties especially your first sweet Bella Bear. There is a lot of love put into these, they are just glowing. Enjoy the sunshine my friend and yes it’s nearly time to welcome February xx

Ali January 25, 2016 - 12:16 pm

lovely photos of the spring flowers….quite mild today. Love all your girls….but my favourite has to be the little mouse Mina!

julie January 25, 2016 - 12:44 pm

Hi Vivienne and sorry it’s taken me so long to pop by your new home. Everything looks so lovely here, all bright and cheery and colourful – your son did a great job! Love you new valentines girls, so pretty in their crate and all ready for adventures in new homes x

Susan January 25, 2016 - 1:43 pm

Hi Vivienne …I hope you’ve had a wonderful start to 2016..you’ve certainly been busy and your new home is looking beautiful!…I love your little bear (I mustn’t let Romeo see her…she’s way too pretty! 😉 ) Can you send your lovely blue sky to me please?
Susan x

Robin January 25, 2016 - 1:58 pm

I’m with you “V” and the pre-spring search! Not much here in Vermont but I must purchase some bulbs today, We both have colds and need cheeriness! Your girls always bring me that!!! xoxoRobin

Mia January 25, 2016 - 8:40 pm

Hello dear Vivienne,

What a wonderful spring-post (I know it was all about January but for me it all looks so springlish already!), and that Valentine-gang is just fabulous, your finest (until the next patch as they usually get cuter every time even it really is hard to believe) work, love the heart-y theme on clothing&the carefully chosen names. Brilliant!

Have a wonderful last week of January, may it be sunny&pretty too!


Anne D.T. January 25, 2016 - 10:17 pm

Hello Vivienne, You are so lucky to have some signs of spring…. I’ll just enjoy your lovely flowers and cherry buds. Super cold and grey here…. Another lovely January (Valentine themed) collection, which just sold out!! Happy last week of January!
Good evening from Anne and all xx

Elizabeth January 26, 2016 - 5:49 am

Hi Vivienne the Valentine girls are lovely, my favourite is Darlene ‘little darling’. Have fun the rest of the week. Spring is soon for you Autumn with us. Love & Blessings. Elizabeth x x

micheline rens January 26, 2016 - 8:14 am

just to late to read the mail , perahps newt time I will be able to buy one of your beautyifull creations,
my favortie was Bella
love Micheline

handmade by amalia January 26, 2016 - 8:26 am

I absolutely cannot understand what happened to January. I’ve yet to start on any of my new year resolutions and a whole month has gone. Meanwhile, you have given me a taste for bulbs with your beautiful photos and I must go to the nursery this afternoon.

Helen Philipps January 26, 2016 - 3:29 pm

Such a lovely springlike and cheerful post! Your new Valentine girls are all so sweet and will bring lots of happiness to their new owners very soon. Wishing you a happy new week dear Vivienne, I hope you find many more signs of spring each day 🙂
Helen xox

Vicky ` stichr January 26, 2016 - 9:59 pm

I am so excited! Darlene gets to join Frost here with us. I didn’t want to say anything on the more public sites because it would sound like I am bragging…again….Twice now I have checked in on one of your many site posts, within minutes of you putting the girls up on etsy…minutes!!! Part of a minute is spent on Googling the time difference between GMT and PST {8 hours BTW} and then racing to etsy. Thank You Vivienne!

Pat hayes January 29, 2016 - 1:00 pm

Beautiful cheerful makes , lovely bulbs just reminding us that Spring is on the way. Thank you Vivienne.x

gina January 29, 2016 - 10:19 pm

Beautiful bunnies and animals as ever.

Jane February 2, 2016 - 9:03 pm

Beautiful Valentine girls and I love your new look blog. Enjoy the rest of your week. Jane xx

susan February 3, 2016 - 8:27 pm

I love all of your special valentine girls! One is cuter than the next and they are all made with such perfection. Just beautiful.

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