Greetings dear friends & readers,
I hope you are all managing to stay safe & well & are taking good care of yourselves?
About 3 weeks ago I had to go over to the city to Spotlight as I needed some ticking fabric to complete an Order.
I was in the curtaining department trying to find the ticking when I walked past this most gorgeous fabric
that stopped me in my tracks.
I am not usually an impulse buyer but I just had to have a metre of it - I adored it so much 💕
It is a linen cotton blend with the cutest ever rabbits dotted all over it.
At first I thought I would make myself a cushion but decided instead to make a long runner for my coffee table
& then perhaps put together a little Easter vignette.
I backed my runner with some calico & then added pink pom pom trim to each end - yes I have forgotten
to photograph this 😉
I found the blue wool blanket bunny that I made last Easter
This is a free downloadable pattern from twig and tale designs
I also sewed the two little girl bunnies above last Easter.
Once again, a free pattern from Tilda's World
(scroll right down the page for the rabbits)
The white porcelain dishes were picked up last year in half price sales after Easter - this is the first time I have
Yes I do have to quickly hide the pink eggs when The Mr arrives home or I would have none left for my display 😉
I covered a few more polystyrene eggs to top my bowl up a bit - this is a simple & fun activity - done with Sid last Tuesday.
A small grouping of Easter Candles under my glass cloche
My only purchase this year (apart from my fabric) were these artificial eggs from kmart
I just LoVed their pastel colors - & purchased them online.
My little pewter rabbit clinging onto the bowl was purchased when the Hummingbird closed last year.
I snapped some pics last night with the fairy lights going - when I sit on the couch & do my knitting of an evening -
this table sits directly in front of me
Pretty things to look at & scented candles . . . . .
Simple things that bring me much pleasure at the moment 💗
This pattern was purchased early last year, put away & never even looked at.
I pulled it out last week as I decided to make it up & knew I had a nice piece of blue wool felt in my stash that would suit it perfectly.
The pattern is from Jodi's RicRac Sews etsy store
|Gosh I have only just noticed how I have completely missed the seam when stitching the nose on (!!!!)|
Rather than sew, turn & stuff as the instructions state, I handstitched my rabbit as I rather liked the effect of this.
I used some Liberty cotton for trim on mine so I think I need to give it another name as "she" doesn't really suit Warren. 😉
Yesterday afternoon we were forecast thunder storms so I picked the last roses of the season & bought them inside.
I waited with great anticipation as I do love a good thunderstorm but not one droplet appeared.
I snapped this glorious sunset out the french doors in our bedroom last night
Now dear friends - if it all just gets a little too much for you - take a leaf out of Pippi's book & tuck your head
under the covers for awhile. 💗
Thanks So Very Much for your visits here today,
Take care of yourselves dear readers - be kind to yourselves & to each other,
With much love & friendship to you all,
Julie & the furry ones x0x0x