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not just bunnies

by greenrabbitdesigns


Just to prove that it’s not just bunny (or mouse) making around here, I thought that today I would share some other crafty things I’ve been making.

I made the flower holders above from used tins ( tomato, beans or soup tin size) which I painted in Annie Sloan chalk paint in the colour Provence. I love this colour and the fact that it is named after one of my favourite places!


I printed the labels off the internet, unfortunately I can’t remember the exact place now but if you Google ‘free printable vintage seed labels’ it will bring up lots of places to find them. I then just stuck them on the tins with PVA glue.

I have to admit I do love these even without flowers.


I have been patchworking (she says, like she knows what she’s talking about)!

Very, very simple squares sewn together.

The fabrics are vintage and I bought them from the lovely Jane of Littleteawagon.


What happens next, well I’m not too sure about that, I know it involves wadding of some sort and I do like the idea of tying the quilt and I do use the term ‘quilt’ very loosely as it only measures 100cm by 75 cm.

However it is a start and we all have to start somewhere. 😉


A colander of strawberries………of the painted variety!

I had seen painted strawberries online in many places and really wanted to give them a go, again just Google ‘painted stone strawberries’ for a whole host of images.

I collected the stones on the beach the last time I was in France with this purpose in mind making sure I picked strawberry shaped ones.

They are painted with acrylic paint and finished with some PVA glue to give them a little shine.


And finally back in my comfort zone again, a crocheted blanket for a baby boy!


Thanks as always for visiting and commenting, I do love it that you do.

Have a lovely week. 🙂

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Jane's Journal August 3, 2015 - 7:18 pm

What lovely things you have been working on Vivienne. I especially love your painted strawberries and the tins, great work. Such pretty colours in your blanket, perfect for a baby boy. Enjoy a crafty week my friend xx

Anne D.T. August 3, 2015 - 7:27 pm

Looks like a wonderful start for August. Whenever I see those old-fashioned labels, I think of you, Vivienne. Here’s to better weather and more creative days.
Anne and company xxx

Julia August 3, 2015 - 7:40 pm

Dear Vivienne, the tins are just gorgeous! Such a lovely idea to transform something we all normally just recycle without thinking. The strawberry pebbles are so cute and the vintage quilt and baby blanket are adorable! I’d love to make a quilt someday. We spent the day at the Ulster American Folk park and it’s really put me in the mood. Maybe when the girls are teenagers I’ll actually find the time! Best wishes Julia xx

Helen Philipps August 3, 2015 - 7:56 pm

What a busy crafty lady you have been, Vivienne! I love those tins so much, such a lovely colour and the seed packets are a perfect way to decorate them. A lovely little retro quilt and baby blanket too……such pretty makes!
Have a happy week enjoying all your crafts 🙂
Helen xox

Robin Elaine August 3, 2015 - 8:21 pm

What an array of different craft projects! I love what a little paint can do with repurposing items. That color is so refreshing on your cans and the labels just add the finishing touch. I love the little stone strawberries. I especially am interested in your quilt as that has been my favorite pastime since the 1980’s. I just finished the last of the graduation quilt gifts for my nieces and nephews. I began the first quilt gift in 2000 and the last one graduated this June. Thank you for sharing what you are working on as it is fun to see the creative ideas that others have. xo

ali August 3, 2015 - 9:27 pm

You have been very busy. Love the patchwork….its always nice to try new things. The baby blanket is absolutely gorgeous!

Helen Coulter August 3, 2015 - 9:33 pm

Oh , so much going on in this post ! I love your painted tins and was looking for large tins to paint and use in the garden . Maybe next year . And they look fab with the Annie Sloan chalks Next, your quilt . Looks fantastic and you’ll finish it off beautifully , I know you will . I’ve never tied a quilt but I know they are very popular and authentic And I love your painted strawberries. I remember one year we painted pretend Japanese writing on stones . Wondered what happened to them ! And I love your crochet Helenx

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Debbie Seton August 3, 2015 - 10:14 pm

Someone has been VERY busy! I love everything – particularly the cans (beautiful colours in the paint and the labels) and I’m so impressed with the patchwork! Your seams look beautifully nested and everything is pressed to perfection – so lovely <3 If you don't feel ready for 'full' quilting yet, you could tie the quilt instead? If you want any help with any of it, links to binding tutorials and the like, give me a shout 😀

Elizabeth August 4, 2015 - 12:39 am

The colours are beautiful Vivienne I love craft and you are so good making things. Blanket perfect for a baby boy. Crochet I am learning at the moment. I think a bunny must be hiding under the quilt.!!Thank s for brightening my morning. Love & Blessing. Elizabeth x

Simone August 4, 2015 - 12:18 pm

Vivienne you are multi-talented! Thank you for sharing your recent makes – they are perfect! x

Miss August 4, 2015 - 12:40 pm

I really love the tins!!! I am so in love with seeds and garden..
seeds packages are so beautiful sometimes. that is a great idea!!!
Beautiful crochet too.

mynestofyarnandbuttons August 4, 2015 - 1:19 pm

Vivienne I love all your makes! The tins are so beautiful and the color is my favorite too. The labels are so perfect and so many uses for the gorgeous tins. Love the painted strawberries and you even washed them in your colander! Fabric making, well you always have the best fabrics and I love these too. Is there a baby boy coming?? Love the crocheting.
So much happening at your home, xoRobin

Jennifer August 4, 2015 - 6:32 pm

You are a woman with many talents! I love all of these things you’ve made. I think painting rocks is really fun. I used to do it a lot when I was younger and haven’t tried it in many years. You’ve inspired me to do it again. 🙂

ginaferrari August 5, 2015 - 8:43 am

Such lovely things, but I especially love those tins and think that is an idea I might be copying. I have stones that I painted years ago… With little bunnies!

pat hayes August 5, 2015 - 3:39 pm

These are all fabulous. Love Pat x

Patty August 6, 2015 - 8:29 am

Hi V, it’s lovely to see the other things you get up to in bunnyland! I really love those tins, the colour is superb. I haven’t tried the Annie Sloan paints yet but one day I hope to have a go as the texture looks fab. The strawberries are fun, you could paint large ones for material weights, I keep meaning to make some material weights. Good luck with the patchwork quilt, I sometimes tinker about with squares but never get very far or have the patience to do proper quilting. Happy crafting 🙂 x

Jooles August 7, 2015 - 10:25 am

So much gorgeousness! I LOVE everything x
wishing you a super weekend!
love Jooles x x x

Jane August 10, 2015 - 3:19 pm

Superb Vivienne, those little painted stones are amazing and I love what you did with the tins, I shall be googling vintage seed labels very soon. Lovely patchwork and crochet too, I like the acqua-brown mix. Jane xx

handmade by amalia August 15, 2015 - 7:51 am

Love the pretty tins!

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