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Can you believe we’re almost at the end of November?? I can’t!

The weather has turned a little more grim with grey, damp, chilly days but thankfully we still get the odd beautiful bright and sunny albeit fresh late autumn day.

The little cyclamen above are blooming away in my window boxes and are a blast of colour on those grey days.

The garden has more less shut down for the winter and I have removed, cut back and tucked away in the greenhouse for the winter quite a lot of plants.

There are though little dots of colour throughout the borders and pots.







Seven Skeins 1 Collage

Not spending as much time in the garden has meant that I’ve had more time to spend on knitting.

During the past few weeks I’ve been taking part in the Kate Davies Designs Seven Skeins Club using Kate’s gorgeous new yarn Buachaille.

The club involved knitting up seven patterns using the seven different shades of Buachaille, the yarn arrived with a lovely tote bag and each week a secret pattern arrived in my inbox.

There is also a lovely book, Buachaille: At Home in the Highlands, arriving in the next couple of weeks too and I believe it will be on general release shortly after that as will the beautiful yarn.

If you count the projects above you’ll see there are only six, number seven arrives this weekend, I’m going to miss my email from Kate every Friday morning!!

Merry Collage

Of course I’ve been making my animals during the month too and believe it or not all the ‘Christmas Girls’ are finished!!

Crista Collage

Star Collage

Fir Collage

Jolly Collage

Mistletoe Collage

All six of the ‘Christmas Girls’ will be listed in my Etsy shop tomorrow evening, Wednesday 25th November at 10pm (GMT). Please remember they are collectible items only and not suitable for children under 14 years of age. You can find out more details about them here.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my giveaway bunny, Neva, in my last post, Neva was won by Louise Andrews over on Facebook.

So not many days left of November and then we are into December and winter but don’t worry winter only lasts for one month in the Green Rabbit calendar, so it won’t last long!

It’s only 28 days until the Winter Solstice and then the days will be getting longer again! Wonderful!

Just before I go I would like to wish all my lovely friends in the U.S.A. a very Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂

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Helen November 24, 2015 - 3:38 pm

I love Christa’s button , that tells a whole story in itself .

Helen Philipps November 24, 2015 - 8:05 pm

Such a beautifully festive collection of Christmas Girls…..it is too hard to pick a favourite! I love all your knitting projects too…the Seven Skeins Club sounds like fun and lots of variety. Your knitting and crochet are always beautiful, Vivienne ….I was wearing one of your little rose crochet brooches yesterday and admiring it again 🙂
Helen xox

Postcard from Gibraltar November 24, 2015 - 11:11 pm

What beautiful floral and crafty photos. Merry looks adorable:-)

Elizabeth November 25, 2015 - 2:27 am

Christmas collection and the things you have knit are lovely Vivienne. Busy time of year don’t you think. I enjoy as usual the flowers. Love & Blessings Elizabeth.

B.Géraldine wool and cats November 25, 2015 - 7:10 am

oh your girls are so so pretty …. and yes soon december and the winter solstice … courage my friend, the days will be longer very soon …..

Mia November 25, 2015 - 10:38 am

Hello dear Vivienne,

I can’t believe how different but beautiful ways there are to capture November: yours is in almost full bloom, and here we have white landscape and frosty trees! And your girls… Oh how pretty again! I am in luuuv with those lop ears so Star stole my hear from this batch but they all are adorable. And off to their new homes just in time for Holidays!

Lovely last days of November, dear friend!


mynestofyarnandbuttons November 25, 2015 - 12:28 pm

Hi Vivienne, Love the sounds of the seven skeins club, such lovely makes and the yarn is so gorgeous. Can’t wait to see the last project. The patterns seems so well written because the items are wonderful. The yarn looks like it knit even which I always look for.
Love your Christmas Girls! xoxoRobin

Anne D.T. November 25, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Hello Vivienne, Those bunnies and friends will be lovely for this Christmastime. I am not even picking one favorite. They are all stars.
We had mild weather too but now super cold and snowy.
Enjoying your 7 skeins creations.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day and then full speed on to CHristmas.

Happy Wed. from the Toprak family xxxx
Anne x

Jane's Journal November 25, 2015 - 4:19 pm

Hello my dear it is time to say goodnight to the garden for the winter isn’t it. At least the autumn was elongated for us. What lovely knitting projects they sound great fun. Hello to the gorgeous Christmas girls….just a month now…I’m counting down. As I adore Christmas I could not pick a favourite this time but Star really is a Star in my books. Keep snug xx

Ilona Bergen November 26, 2015 - 3:51 am

Thank you for the happy wishes. We have been busy baking, cooking for tomorrow. Turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potato souflee, green bean casserole, corn bread, mashed potatoes , pumkin pies, apple and cream pies then to top that off with a healthy dose of American football and family. This year about 20 of us only.

Simone November 26, 2015 - 8:49 pm

I can’t believe I missed this post! I didn’t get an anything pop up in my email as I usually do. Never mind. Better late than never! All your girls are gorgeous Vivienne. Star could possibly be my favourite though? I hope they all have lovely new homes to go to. x

Susan November 28, 2015 - 10:50 am

Beautiful makes Vivienne…you have been so busy!!! Your yarn looks gorgeous and all your girls are beautiful as always ♥
Have a lovely weekend!
Susan x

handmade by amalia November 28, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Picking Star as my favorite. What a lovely dress.

Debbie Seton November 29, 2015 - 9:04 am

I definitely can’t believe it’s the end of November already – where did it go?! 😮 I love how your groups of girls are all so diverse now – so lovely again this month. Thanks so much for the splash of colour from your garden – I needed it today – there’s every shade of grey here and not much else! <3

ali November 30, 2015 - 12:32 pm

I like the idea of the seven skein knit….exciting to have the patterns revealed weekly. All the girls are just beautiful as always.

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