Saturday 14 May 2011

Mid May Already !

Hello Lovelies, Thank you so much for your comments on my tutorial. I've already taken the photos for part two so hopefully I'll be posting that soon.
Well, after wishing for spring, now that it's here the days and weeks are whizzing by far too quickly for my liking. I suppose I must feel like this every year but all the perfect weather we have enjoyed this year has made spring even more beautiful .
There are new flowers appearing in my garden every time I get a second to go out and enjoy it......



Oriental Poppy

It's been so dry a few spring showers ,to freshen things up, have been very welcome this week.....


I need to squeeze in more gardening time before the weeds start to take over, but I've had a rush crafty project to finish. I can't show you just yet as it's a birthday prezzie for my niece. But I've been on a mission to use only recycled fabric and stuff from my stash so I'll show you this.....

An old , stained jacket of the boys , doesn't look too inspiring does it . Here is a picture of the WIP....

I've actually completed this project today and on Monday I'll be able to show you the finished project :0)
It's really pretty ...honest !
Have a great weekend
Jacquie x


  1. Can't wait to see what it is ...
    The flowers are stunning!
    Have a good week end :)

  2. Gorgeous flowers - our garden is crying out for a spring shower but we've really had very little.

    Can't wait to see what you've made for your niece.

  3. Just found your blog and I love it! Your garden pics are gorgeous! Have a lovely weekend x

  4. Lovely photos as usual! We've got lots of rain and BIG WINDS here, the trees are going mad outside. They always look so dramatic in the wind when they are covered in leaves, don't you think?
    I am intrigued about your project ... :-)

  5. What a tease! How cruel to make us wait until Monday.

    Lovely flower photos, your foxgloves are a lot earlier than mine. We've actually had some welcome rain too.

  6. I can't believe I am saying this but I am desperate for a shower or two, we have some construction work going on next door and my garden and house for that matter is rather dusty to say the least. A shower would clean some of it away. Love your poppy and alliums one of my favourites. Look forward to seeing your recycled make I know it will be gorgeous and I am sure it will be well loved by your neice xox

  7. lovely flower photos! our poppies are coming but no blooms yet not even any buds so far.
    Oh and I made ten of your fleece cushion covers a few days ago thank you so much for that, that really saved me a lot of thinking.

  8. What wonderful flower photos and some lovely inspiration for crafty musings. I've just found your blog but perhaps we could swap blogs, i'm just starting

  9. Morning Bunny mummy,thank you so much for joining my blog..The flowers in your garden are all my favourites,Alliums,poppys,roses and foxgloves, they are soo gorgeous.Cant wait to see what you come up with with the jacket :o And that crochet pin cushion ,I have serious envy!! would you think of sharing a tutorial for that perhaps ;) pleaseee,hugs juliexx

  10. Hmmmm, I wonder what it could be?..............

    Your flowers look gorgeous Jacquie. I looooove Foxgloves and that Poppy is just stunning.

    Glad to hear you've had a little rain. It's been very chilly here and we have the heater cranked up, very toasty.

    Enjoy your weekend, shall be back Monday for the 'big reveal'

    Claire :}

  11. Do tell...what is that wonderful purple explosion at the top? I've never seen that! I love the flower differentiations from region to region! And I, too, can't wait to see what you're doing with the repurposed material! x&o, Annette

  12. Hi Jacquie, I love your garden pics you have some gorgeous flowers in there! I've just done a flowery garden post too, it's so exciting when everything starts blooming isn't it? Can't wait to see what your new craft project will be! Sarah x

  13. Those foxgloves are gorgeous!!

    Your WiP is very intriguing, looking forward to seeing the finished item!!

    S x

  14. ohh just look at your alliums! Lovely!
    Really looking forward to see your finished craft project, your niece must really look forward to your presents!
    I love the pin cushion, fab colours, what a clever idea too! Have we seen this before?

  15. Thanks for great photos! You have beautiful garden and I really enjoy photos you post.

    Btw, do you know the name of the flower on the 3rd photo (pink one)? I have seen such before, but couldn't find it's name. Maybe you know.

    Thanks again for sharing! I like your blog!

  16. Hi Jacquie,
    Lovely pictures! Specially the foxgloves. Be sure I will be back here to see what you are creating to your niece.
    Have a great Sunday.

  17. Looking forward to it! Your flowers are very pretty. I can't get into the garden at the moment. We had such a beautiful Easter but the past week has been very wet here. Quite windy with lots of heavy showers between very short bursts of sunshine! looking forward to some calm warm dry weather! Cx

  18. Beautiful flowers - love that pincushion also. Did you crochet it??? It is so cute.

  19. Can't wait to see what you have made. I love your flower beautiful.

  20. I have the same flowers as you in my garden but mine aren't out yet. What's going on? where are my poppies? My poppies are pink ones like peonies, gorgeous. When they are out I'll post about them. I've decided to harvest the seed heads and post them out to anyone who wants them in their garden next year.

    I'm coveting your toadstool house, i'll have to pop that on the end of my WIP to do list.


  21. Your flowers are very beautiful!!!
    Can't wait to see the finished sewing project.

  22. Beautiful flowers! The foxglove is stunning. Excited about the wip xxx

  23. Hi Jacquie
    Lovely photos of the flowers in your garden - funny that you are a bit ahead of us with things flowering even though you are not so far away! We have alliums but no foxgloves or poppies yet. Looking forward to seeing what you turn the stripy fabric into! :-)

  24. Wow your flower photos are stunning. You take lovely photos, you've even managed to get the raindrops!! Loojk forward to seeing what you've made!


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