Wednesday, 3 April 2013

spring days and a give-away!

This weekend found me enjoying soft blue skies, a gentle breeze and sunshine. The earth feels like it's beginning to warm itself, the ground feels like it's softening. I walked along with a spring in my step. It's still blimmin freezing mind, but with the six or so different layers I'm wearing and some sunshine, it's really rather nice.


My mud encrusted boots have been exchanged for something soft and spring like, and so I really am springing along now. Feels good. The ground feels softer and more yielding.


On easter sunday I watched kites flying on the common. I think kite flying would make a great easter sunday tradition. If you have a breeze and hill you can't go wrong! That said, some of them were huge and looked like they needed a bit of mastery.....  


At home you can see that the easter hare (old and much loved) has brought chocolate and goodies.


The basket was for my teen, who of course also had a big chocolate egg. I must have done something right as I won myself a spontaneous hug! not bad for someone who's actually not that keen on chocolate! I think he realizes the easter basket is just humouring me. I found it in the attic. It's been washed although a little mouse has been nibbling at the ribbon I think!


Other march delights, cupcakes! Here's the proof I made them, all gone now.



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And so we are into April. I starting my blogging journey last April, it's almost been a year now. I have been making spring garlands and I thought it would be nice to have a spring give-away. I wanted to say thank you for following me on my little adventures and creative endeavours! So if you would like a spring garland to decorate with, wherever you are in the world, leave me a message at the end of this post.


Speaking of crochet flowers, have you seen this wonderful Brazilian lady Lidia Luz, who makes the most amazing bright crochet flowers and decorations. Her pictures are full of light and colour, in the most positive way. You can see her pictures here and also here. I love the way she uses real flowers and icons in her work, it does feel as though her mission is to bring love, peace and light through her work. 

I hope April brings you good things. Don't forget to leave a message if you would like to enter the give-away. I'll pick a name out the hat in a week or so.

  
until then, have a good week

Heather
X




30 comments:

Alessandra said...

one year that we know each other???? Splendid!!!!
you know that I love to visit you and your blog!!!
Happy Blog Birthday!!!!!
love, xxxx Ale

Everyday Things said...

OH no, can I be in your give away, as its not spring here but going into autumn/winter!!! still after that we'll get spring too! so please count me in too!(ps I love in Oz)

glad that youre getting some spring liek weather there at last!

Angie said...

A whole year? Happy blogging birthday!
Angie x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Very sunny here today, bit warmer too! I'd love to win one of your lovely flower garlands! Thanks :) x

Vintage from the Village said...

Your garlands are so pretty, I would love to enter your giveaway please.
Glad spring has found you
Best wishes
Sue x

Anna-Marie Field said...

Hi Heather, Yes please, count me in!! They are gorgeous!!! On this side of the world it is still quite hot, temps still in the 30's. I am really looking forward to winter, for the first time ever!!! Never been a winter person (we have very-dry-everything-dies, black frost,wind blasting winters) but the heat this year has been truly unbearable!!! Looks like you had a fun Easter!!! Happy Blog Birthday!!
Love
AMarie

Rebecca said...

Oh yes please! I am just learning to crochet and have lots of little projects that I can wait to learn and these gorgeous little garlands are on the list...but I am a way off yet.

Our Spring Monday was spent with a full roast dinner and walk around the lake collecting sticks, leaves, shells and more sticks (my 3yr old had started a collection of things from nature) we always come home with a bucket full xx

Sassy Breese said...

Delightful post with cheerful pictures. The crochet flowers are like the ones I have paid mega bucks for at a scrapbook store. If I won the garland, after using it as such for a while, I would begin plucking off the flowers and adding them to my layouts.
If you start to dabble in memory keeping, there are two rules in Scrapbooking. #1 There are no rules. Only guild lines. There are strong designs and weaker designs but no right or wrong designs. #2 There are no mistakes. Only opportunities to further express our creativity through theadditional application of embellishment.

Sam Conrad said...

Ooh, count me in please, they're gorgeous.
Happy blog birthday x

Sonja frå Sunnfjord said...

I'd love to win the lovely flower garland:-)

Suzie Williams said...

Aw Heather, your little Easter basket is lovely and winning a hug from your teen must have been great too. My eight year old is gradually starting to display symptoms of being over hugs, or at least in public anyway, us mums have to grab 'em where we can! I'd love your crochet flowers, I have just bought myself ANOTHER book to help my burgeoning 'skills' along - would be ace to have some proper crochet to admire and adorn my campervan! x

Deb said...

So happy to have found your blog ♥ Happy blog anniversary xo
Would love the chance to win your gorgeous spring garland {it would look perfect hanging across my window} :-D thank you Heather.

the linen cloud said...

So lovely to see spring underway in your photos ... the easter basket most definitely deserved a hug ... and I would love to enter your lovely giveaway ... Bee xx

Karen said...

That is the prettiest garland I've seen please pop me in your giveaway. Bet your son was secretly pleased with his basket of goodies. My 14 year old has eaten all his eggs already and my 19 year old is on an exercise/diet thingy so Matts eaten all his too. I feel spring may at last be creeping in slowly too. Karen x

haleysuzanne said...

I would love a sweet little spring garland - so pretty!

Trudy said...

Pick me, pick me, pick meeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
Happy Blog Birthday and enjoy those lovely Spring days : -)
Trudy x

Mellie Moo Crochet said...

Hello and happy blog birthday ... what a beautiful blog too!! I love your Easter Tree!!! x

The Faerie Factory said...

A whole year, that's something to celebrate, I have only just begun to blog, a years worth seems an awful lot :) So lovely to see the blue skies in your pictures. Sarah x

Sara@ the bottom of the garden said...

Happy blog birthday. Your garlind looks lovely. Thanks for you comment on my blog. xx

Bethany Rosselit said...

Happy bloggiversary! I think my second year went faster than my first. Watch out! ;-)

Mouse said...

I would love to enter your giveaway, thank you so much.

Swallow Barn said...

beautiful garland - the colours are just lovely!

Nikki x

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

I think this gorgeous sunshine is putting a spring in everyone's step!

The garland is lovely but please don't worry about entering me into the giveaway, I win too many of them! I just wanted to say congrats on your first blogging anniversary :D

Neighborhood Watch said...

Oh, I would love to fly kites, but it is really woodsy here without much open space. The colors in the garland are so vibrant. I would love to win it!

eskimo*rose said...

I can't believe it's finally looking like spring in our garden - i'm so happy, I literally have a spring in my step and I'm buzzing with ideas after being practically dormant for months! Hope you had a lovely Easter
Em x

Kimberley Atkinson said...

What a gorgeous garland. Heading into winter here, but it would brighten my new roman blinds in the main bedroom. Happy bloggy anniversary!

Rosemari Roast said...

Looks like a wonderful awakening you're experiencing this season. I'm still waiting for the last of the snow to melt, but still have seeds in the ground and seedlings started in the house … and I'll enjoy your garland of flowers until I have my own blooms to dance with!

Lovely blog. So glad I stumbled on it!

Gillian said...

Ooh, am I too late? I'm just having a mammoth blog catch up and have just seen this! Your crochet garland is beautiful. x

Corien said...

I would love to win a spring garland! It's very beautiful.

dolly mixtures said...

Very late here too. My house needs a bit of spring-time cheer. I could put this above my desk - love it. Keep blogging Heather - congratulations on one whole year xo