Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Happy Easter

 We are just beginning our easter break here........we have plenty of flowers and chocolate eggs to give (and some fabric eggs to just look pretty) and of course some bunnies............
 ............here is this year's easter bunny, her name is lolly and she has just hopped home from an exciting time being featured in april's crafts beautiful magazine, and even being the cover girl.....
 ..............she is joining the other bunnies here, and is already a big favourite with daisy who knows each one by name and chooses different ones to play with on each visit here ...she has her own bunny, candy, at home too :)....................
 ................i made some fabric eggs a while ago, just for fun and because i love making old patterns with new fabrics and seeing how they turn out......oldies but goodies :)..........
 .............i seem to be collecting white pottery bunny egg cups..........
 ................half a dozen fabric eggs........china chickens looking a bit puzzled..............
 ...............we have also made (and already eaten) a batch of easter biscuits in the shapes of bunnies, eggs and chicks............i am going to make some more for our party on sunday.............
 ...........i love the pretty cookie cutters too, and store them in my new little drawstring bag.......
 ..............we have new bunny mugs for our morning tea..............i bought these and showed them to my daughter sarah......she had already bought the same ones :).............
 ...............this week i have been finishing three work projects, including a christmas one......(i am used to working out of season so luckily it doesn't seem strange any more).......i needed to get the projects made so i can fit in the writing and instructions over the next two weeks between family times..........
..............i have been out in the garden with my flowery patterned secateurs picking flowers for the easter decorating , and of course filling the big white bucket with tulips from my specially planted tulip cutting patch.....though i still feel a bit guilty actually cutting them.............they last ages in the house and look lovely indoors.............
 ..............my easter crochet project.........a granny stripe for my daughter rosie to match a quilt i made her a long time ago from amy butler fabrics in lovely fresh pinks and greens......it is for the sofa in their cottage conservatory.............i have also promised to make a grey stripy ripple for their sitting room........i have more small crochet things i want to make too and hope to fit them in soon........
..............thank you for visiting me here in my little blog space, lovely readers.......it is always a pleasure to have your visits and to read your sweet comments.......i wish you all a very happy easter, with sunshine, flowers and some special treats too.................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

60 comments:

Ana Lopes said...

Hi Helen, all you create is magic!!! I love every color, fabric, yarn you used! Thanks for sharing such beauty! Your Lolly is adorable!
Happy Easter!
Hugs from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Your Easter decor is so pretty, Helen. It's all looking very festive in your house. The granny stripe is going to beautiful, I just love those colors. I hope you have a happy Easter!

Jane said...

Happy Easter to you too Helen I have one more day at work tomorrow then I am off until next Wednesday...bliss. You look all set for a beautiful time with your dear family. The cutting patch is coming in to its own. Enjoy some crochet time and also working on your Christmas commission...Christmas in April, sounds perfect to me ;0) xx

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

Everything looks beautiful, Helen! Happy Easter!

Kate Eastwood said...

So many lovely things Helen. Your bunny is gorgeous and your fabric eggs are better than Faberge eggs ! So, so pretty.
I hope you have a really lovely Easter with your family,
Kate x

cida silva said...

Lindos os biscoitos em formato de coelho e parecem bem apetitosos também . Boa páscoa !

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love all your posts Helen but Easter posts are the best!
Love, love, love little Lolly, she's a cutie! :) all your Easter decorations are beautiful! And those gorgeous tulips too, I always feel guilty about picking flowers from my garden as well.
I also have the little blue bunny mug, I can't resist a bunny.
Wishing you a wonderful Easter with you family!!
V xxx



Christine Barnsley said...

Happy Easter Helen! Love all your beautiful fresh flowers and your cute little bunnies, not to mention those delightful fabric eggs! xx

Simone said...

You have been busy Helen! I love the new rabbit, fabric, eggs, blanket and flowers. I just love it all!!! Wishing you and your family a very Happy Easter. x

KC'sCourt! said...

Your Easter biscuits look scrummy. Love the fabric eggs. Those pretty tulips are spectacular.
Julie xxxxxxxxx

scrappyjacky said...

It's all looking lovely and Eastery. We have a big family Easter tea and I'll be baking bunny shortbreads as well.

Jilly said...

Happy Easter Helen. I love the little fabric eggs and the blanket. Have a lovely time with your family.

nerospost said...

Hi Helen! Thank you for Easter inspiration! I love your fabric eggs, egg cups, coocie cutters and the bunny of course! Can't wait to make my very own bunny and fabric eggs! Happy Easter! x Teje
PS. Great to be again at home!

Chrysalis said...

I love all the Easter goodies, Helen. Your daughter will be thrilled with the granny project. Have a great week, Chris x

Ольга Тарасенко said...

so cute and nice bunnies)))

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claire said...

Easter looks like fun in your house :) I share the Tulip Cutting Guilt!!

sky-blu-pink said...

Love eveything on this post, especially the fabric eggs and the biscuits! Happy Easter to you and all the family; I am halfway through mine, looking forward to Easter after a rather frugal Lent.

Amy at love made my home said...

So many beautiful things as always, Eastery and otherwise of course! Your bunny and the eggs are delightful! Hope that you have a great Easter. xx

Pink Milk said...

Haha, I love the picture of Lolly draped over the little crate - I do hope the fame hasn't gone to her head and she turns into a diva! ;-)

Aren't your bunny mugs gorgeous and how funny your daughter bought the same ones - she's obviously inherited her mother's exquisite taste.

Have a super Easter, Helen.

Heather xx

vintage grey said...

Hi Helen,
Beautiful Easter decorations and Miss Lolly is darling! Love her cute sweater and dress! The granny blanket colors are so pretty! Wishing you a very Happy Easter!! xo Heather

ahomespunyear said...

That is a gorgeous bunny. Love all your Easter pics...and very pretty eggs. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. x

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Lolly is such an adorable little bunny, and your fabric eggs are just the cutest! Have a happy Easter, Helen!

Teresa Kasner said...

Helen, you are a crafter rock star!! How cool to have your work on the cover of a craft magazine! I could only dream of taking such lovely photos. I've been trying to figure out how you do yours. I love all your things, but the crochet fascinates me with the colors you're using.. very unique and fab! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Joy said...

Easter is looking very pretty, colourful and delicious around your place Helen - I love it all!
Miss Lolly is rather gorgeous, and I love the granny stripes for your daughter; those colours are like ice-cream - yummy!
Have a wonderful Easter, all the best to you and your loved ones! Hugs, Joy x

Sam I Am...... said...

A cover girl no less! Congratulations to both of you! I was crocheting today too and making Easter treats for the grands but I need to mail mine. I love your pruning shears...so girly! We don't have stuff like that here. Nothing with flowers or crochet hooks with polka dots etc. but I keep looking. I may have to "import" some stuff...Ha! Ha!
I adore Lolly's dress fabric and the fact that she is wearing a little sweater as it is chilly at times in the Spring. I also like her because she has big feet and I have big feet too although I don't hop like I used to.
Happy Easter to you and your family and enjoy your week. I hope the weather cooperates. It's supposed tor rain here on Easter Sunday but I like variety in weather so I don't mind.
Oh, I also like those mugs with the bunnies on them...so cute. The blanket is another wonderful Phillips color combo. I don't know how you come up with all of them but they are all winners. I'm going to try some of those fabric eggs. I tried some decoupage eggs last year and it was a big mess and a big flop. LOL! Okay, I'm really signing off now! Toodles!

Cindy said...

I love your little bunny. I had planned on making one for myself (I had made one for my grandson from your book) but I haven't had the chance.
Your blog is so inspiring! I want to make some of those Easter cookies too - so cute. Have a Happy Easter with your family!

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

yummy bunny cookies!!!!!!!
xxxxxxx ale

PamKittyMorning said...

Happy Easter!

Pat Hayes said...

Dear Helen,
This is the loveliest blog post. Everything you have made and beautifully photographed is a charming delight. And I love the puzzled chickens. Bless you. Happy Easter to you and your family. Love Pat x

Mia said...

Happy Easter-time, Helen,

These project of yours are so pretty always, and just perfect for the season! Beautiful bunny, and oh how delicious looking cookies...Bunnies too! Enjoy the holidays soon, and happy crocheting!

Sunshine from Finland!

Yours,
Mia

Hillside Garden said...

Very pretty, your decoration. The egg, bunny and duck form I have too - baught in Britain.
I wish you a Wonderful party this weekend!

Sigrun

gilly said...

It's always such a delight to visit your happy, pretty space, Helen!
Wishing you & yours a very blessed & happy Easter,
Xx

Annerose said...

Oh wie schön, deine Stoffeier gefallen mir sehr gut und sehen hübsch in dem Schränkchen aus. Ich wünsche dir und deinen Lieben ein schönes Osterfest und schicke liebe Grüße Annerose

Ladybird Diaries said...

I am in love with your new granny stripe blanket! I love the bright, fresh colours. Wishing you a lovely Easter Helen!
Marianne x

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Happy Easter lovely Helen! You seem more then ready for the weekend with your family. I know it will be such a happy time, the grandchildren bring so much JOY! Love lolly and all your easter eggs in fabric. The poor chickens are SO confused. Cookies and cutters and mugs and cut flowers I would be in heaven. Take care dear Helen, xoRobin

Christine said...

all your makings and photos are so beautiful!!!! I really love your Beatrix Potter spoons. I would like to start collecting Beatrix Potter items. I especially love the things I see with Peter's mother on them.

Lori ann said...

a bunny cover girl, hee hee, if that isn't the cutest thing ever. all your makings are so perfect for a lovely easter, such a happy charming post dear helen.

yarn and pencil said...

A happy Easter to you Helen :-)
I so love your colours...so clean, fresh and bright.
Tracey xx

Emma Pearce said...

Simply stunning as usual. Will you please come and stay with me and put a little of your beauty in my home??? Pretty please...
Those bunnies are just so sweet...and all the Easter bits and bobs are making me want to do more to my own little house...but I am a bit lazy!!!

sew said...

Thank you for this joyful post from your beautiful home and garden. Easter chez Philipps always looks wonderful - have a lovely time. ♥

driftwood said...

happy Easter Helen, it looks like it's going to be such a pretty one x

Pat said...

Hope you have a lovely Easter holiday! Pat :) xx

Dorothy Griffiths said...

Lovely Helen, reading your posts is like my Country Living magazine dropping on the mat - it is always a treat and soothes my soul as your blog does. I bought a new magazine today (yes I know I shouldn't have!) on Patchwork and Quilting and there are some of your wonderful designs in it so I cannot wait to pick one out to have a go. Have the most wonderful Easter Helen with your lovely family, sending you huge hugs and loves
Dorothy
:-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

A little happy place said...

I love your fabric covered eggs Helen. A riot of pretty colours as always! Happy Easter, Sarah xo

Evelyn Hender said...

Happy Easter :) What a delightfully coloured post. Love your granny stripe colours

Jo said...

Beautiful makes and beautiful images, as always.
Happy Easter to you and your family,
Jo x

angelasweby said...

What a lovely Easter jolly post. i adore your little bunny and bought the magazine so i can have a go.
Those bunny biscuits look delicious.
Enjoy Easter in your beautifully decorated home.

moonstruckcreations said...

Looks as if you are all set for a lovely Easter weekend, hope you have a wonderful time with your family!

Helenxx

Jooles said...

Happy Easter lovely Helen!
What a beautiful cover bunny Lolly makes and I adore all of your pretty eggs too.
I think it's lovely that you and your daughter had bought the same mugs!
love Jooles x x x

my4lilgirls said...

Lolly is quite a stunning cover girl, will have to try one of your bunny patterns :)
Have a wonderful Easter weekend
Karen x

Janine Marques said...

My dear friend Hellen i would like to wish you a Happy Easter with love and sea blessing from my hearth :)
Love
Nina

My Little Home and Garden said...

Wishes for a Happy Easter are sent your way, Helen.

Thank you for your cheery post that is oozing with prettiness in the forms of bunnies, crochet work and other delights.

-Karen

Anonymous said...

Helen,
Such a beautiful blog, so springy and full of the Easter season. I look forward to your blog each week with wonder and awe. I too share the tulip cutting guilt, but I did "rescue" one lonely red one that came up tangled in a bush and have it on my window ledge above my kitchen sink so I can enjoy it while I cook.
Have a Happy Easter.
Fondly, Mickie in Indiana

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Ooh, how pretty is dear Lolly!...Beautiful fabric eggs and crochet too....Easter is such a special time, isn't it Helen?
I have some of the little bunny egg cups but only in pastels...no little white bunny egg cup!
Happy Easter to you and your family,
Susan xxxxxxxx

a tale from toadstoolhouse said...

Happy easter lovely Helen ,wishing you a blessed and happy weekend xxx

vanessa said...

Helen your posts are always so pretty snd so inspirational. I particularly love the Easter crochet project you currently have on the go - the colours are a dream! One thing I am staggered by is your output. Howcdo you manage to create such a plethora of beautifully crafted objects in such a short space of time? I seem to take an entire ice age to complete each project I attempt!

Pati from London said...

What lovely makes, Helen! I think the fabric eggs are so pretty! The other day I was in Marburg, Germany and thought of you as I saw your book (Pretty Patchwork gifts - I think it was that one as the cover was a bit different and I don't speak German) in one of the city many bookshops. It made me smile!
Have a lovely week,
Pati x

sweetpea family said...

Happy Easter Helen everything looks perfect x

cida silva said...

Quanta beleza !
Lindas peças e lindas cores.
tenha uma boa semana.