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Lupins & Other Lovelies

by greenrabbitdesigns

Hi everyone, hope your week has got off to a good start, a bank holiday always helps.

This year seems to be a good year for lupins, I couldn’t believe how much mine had grown when I came back from holiday and not just in height but also in the number of blooms on each plant too.

I love all tall flowers, sunflowers, delphiniums, foxgloves and lupins, all beautiful cottage garden plants. All my lupins have been grown from seeds and I think that’s part of the excitement as you never really know what colours you’re going to get until they bloom.

They have been very brave plants this year though as we have quite a lot of high winds these past few weeks and I was out in my garden one morning in my dressing gown in a storm trying to stake them so as not to lose them. Thankfully they held on despite the wind.

Now one of the other lovelies I wanted to show you in this post is this very generous giveaway I was lucky enough to win at Soil blog. Soil is formerly HandmaidLiset but Lisette now has a whole new look with a great shop selling handmade and vintage with a big emphasis on recycling and a new blog too. Thanks Lisette, I love it all!!

I’ve been buying material again too, well you never can have enough can you? I love all these pretty vintage inspired fabrics I picked up from M is for Make. I just need to get a move on and make something with the all yarn and fabric I’ve been buying lately!

Now before I go I just want to say that I have found out that my some photographs are not being displayed properly if my blog is viewed in Firefox. I don’t know why this is I just noticed this yesterday when my son was looking at my blog and I could see that some of the photos were on top of each other and some not there at all but just in recent posts. I always use Internet Explorer to write and publish my blog but when in Firefox it’s not quite the same so if you have been looking at Green Rabbit Designs in Firefox rest assured I have not had too much French wine and just thrown my photographs on any way at all, I have absolutely no idea why it happens or what I can do about it! I don’t like how it looks in Firefox I much prefer the Explorer version.

Well here we are at the end of another month, hard to believe it, let’s hope June is hot and sunny, fingers crossed!!
Have a good week. 🙂

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Kristyne May 31, 2011 - 12:11 am

Loving me those lupins! Especially the pink ones 😉

marigold jam May 31, 2011 - 9:08 am

Love those lupins – such a beautiufl plant which transports me to childhood for some reason – mind you these days many things do that must be my age!! Anyway glad the wind didn’t get to them as they are stunning.

Patty May 31, 2011 - 9:17 am

Lovely lupins, I don’t know why but as a child I would always pull the larger petals at the bottom off. I appreciate them much more these days!
I love your new fabric so i must take a look at that site and also the soil blog.

Emma Angel May 31, 2011 - 10:07 am

Fabulous Lupins!!!

Helen Philipps May 31, 2011 - 10:08 am

Beautiful lupins, Vivienne!! They look so gorgeous all together like that, and how clever you grew them from seed yourself, even better. What a shock it must have been seeing what firefox did to your blog – we never know what things are going on out there…I view your blog in Internet Explorer fortunatley and it is always perfect, but hope it can be sorted out for everyone to enjoy. Love your new treats and fabric! Have a great week.
Helen x

Robin May 31, 2011 - 12:18 pm

hi Viv, Love your lupins. I actually gasped when I saw them. They are gorgeous!! I have never grown them because I thought they were poisonish. But no more small kids around so I think I can now!! Lovely gifts too. Enjoy, xoRobin❤

Amanda May 31, 2011 - 12:48 pm

Lupine love!!! Those flowers are beautiful. Can’t wait to see what other wonderful items you make from your amazing fabric.

summerfete May 31, 2011 - 1:29 pm

My lupins are on their second flush already, its definitely a good year.

Lusting after your fabrics now!!

lily May 31, 2011 - 3:21 pm

Gorgeous lupins, a real cottage garden beauty, you must have some good soil in your garden, they look so tall.

I LOVE that fabric, such a retro look about it…….must go and explore MADE and Soil.

btw, your pictures are fine and beautifully placed with internet explorer……..thank goodness.

lily x

lily May 31, 2011 - 3:26 pm

Just had a look in M is for Make, fantastically wonderful fabrics, thanks for the link Vivienne, I think I’ll be asking for early birthday presents from my dearest.

lily x

Mia May 31, 2011 - 4:59 pm

Lovely, lovely lupins, Viv! And what a great giveaway-win too, makes me want to take a closer look to all those pretty colors 🙂 so I’ll dig into their website, thank you for sharing! And fabric (or wool or…) we definitely never can have too much! Great one that your latest!

Have a sunny and great week, we have our bank holiday on Thursday here, can’t wait!


Lola Nova June 1, 2011 - 12:22 am

Oh what absolutely gorgeous lupines! I wish mine would bloom. Love your fabric too!

tinajo June 1, 2011 - 10:32 am

Oh – are those flowers called Lupins in english? I had no idea, but it fits them! 🙂

What a great Giveaway prize you got – congrats! 🙂

Pomona June 1, 2011 - 5:00 pm

It’s fine viewed in Chrome, which is what I always use on the recommendation of my techie son! Your lupins are beautiful – we have had a fantastic show of them this year – they obviously like the dry weather.

Pomona x

Pam June 2, 2011 - 6:10 am

The lupins are gorgeous and you’re very lucky that they’ve survived in these winds! But then you’re obviously on a lucky streak – some lovely things in that giveaway.
I feel as if it’s been a long time since I visited, so it’s good to catch up again!
P x

Gill June 4, 2011 - 6:49 pm

Your lupins are glorious Vivienne! Wonderful colours.
Great gievaway you won there and I love the new fabrics you’ve bought,especially the tea cup one!
Gill x

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