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Winter pansies in pots.

Crochet Catch Up And Spring Awakening

Happy hump day and happy first day of Spring too! I love this time of year. The bulbs have all woken up from their winter slumber and are cheerfully brightening up our garden. Grape hyacinths in the border

It’s been nice to get back out in the garden. I’m always at my happiest when I’m tatting around outside, it’s nice to have a little escapism for a while.

I’ve just filled up all of the feeders again and popped some more suet in our coconut holders. The birds enjoy gathering for their breakfast each morning.

The pots are cheering up the walkway. Winter pansies are so underrated. They are resilient little things really. Withstanding all of our harsh frosts and typical British weather, yet they still blissfully bloom away. Quite the hard knock of the plant world!

I think I’m going to dust the mower off this week and give the lawns the first cut of the year. It always looks much tidier when that job is done.
And the manure I dug into the borders has definitely improved the soil so we should have some lovely shows of colour this year.

Pretty pink primroses

A lovely yellow glow from the Forsythia

I’ve also had enough time on my hands to finish off my amigurumi bunny. This is the first time I have attempted to make a soft toy and don’t think I’ve done too bad. The James C Brett yarn for the body was a little chunky, but I wanted to use the scraps I had left over from the boys’ scarves. I think she looks quite pretty in her multicoloured jumpsuit.

I think I might have a go at making a pouffe for the living room next.

What have you been up to?

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9 Comments

  1. Lisa | Handmade in Israel

    March 20, 2019 at 11:38 am

    Love your bunny! She is so sweet. The hyacinths are gorgeous.

  2. Kim Carberry

    March 20, 2019 at 11:55 am

    Your garden is beautiful! So much colour! That bunny is just adorable. x
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  3. Cheryl | TimeToCraft

    March 20, 2019 at 1:20 pm

    Happy spring to you too. I love the bunny. There are so many cute amigurumi patterns. I’ve not tried crocheting anything that isn’t flat. One day.

  4. Carolyn E

    March 20, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    Love the flower photos and the crocheted bunny is amazing. I wish I could crochet better.

  5. Maxine Lewis-Enright

    March 21, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    I love spring, I love all the pretty colours from the flowers xx

  6. Margaret GALLAGHER

    March 21, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Already cut our grass with the beautiful weather earlier – love your pots too

  7. Jo m welsh

    March 24, 2019 at 7:44 am

    Lov the bunny , I tried crocheting a dinosaur but made so many mistakes kinda stopped before I finished him ,maybe one day I’ll go back and start again.

  8. Crummy Mummy

    March 24, 2019 at 8:20 pm

    What a bright & uplifting post! I can’t wait for the clocks to go forward when we spring into spring – bring it on! #MMBC

  9. Ruth Harwood

    March 25, 2019 at 9:02 am

    it’s getting to be warmer, hope we don’t get any more cold snaps!

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