Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Sew Romantic

 As this is a rather romantic time of year i decided this post should have a romantic feel too......but first i must announce the winner of my recent bunny giveaway......thank you very much to everyone who entered, it was so lovely that so many of you offered a home to miss hyacinth.......i wish that i had a whole burrow full of bunnies to give away.....but there is just one winner and that is............... sweet paula at the lovely blog sweet victoria rose.......well done on being the number chosen, paula...i will be in touch very soon for your postal address :)...........
...........i made this heart quite a while ago now as a project for my new book *pretty patchwork gifts*........i loved the french postcard print fabric and made the patchwork heart using other pale florals too, then added embroidered details and embellishments....
..........the pattern and instructions for the romantic french heart can be found in the book.............
                                                .............*pretty patchwork gifts*..........
..........i have also been sewing some new hearts for valentine's day and adorning them with buttons....the little blue grey dish was one of a set from granny's attic....i think they were designed originally as fruit dishes but now i use them as button dishes, and also to hold the pieces of a patchwork block, they are just the perfect size for that :)......
............the bright fabrics and haberdashery things in my studio are helping to cheer up one of the gloomiest and most bitterly cold days we've had this winter........ 
...........but some cheery primroses and a bright valentine heart seem to do the trick..........
 .........this week i received one of the things i love most......a brown paper package tied up with string.........it was a beautifully wrapped giveaway parcel from lovely nina at tabiboo..........i was the lucky recipient of a sweet collection of afternoon tea inspired gifts.............
..........i am looking forward to enjoying the tea and shortbread biscuits with my daughters who also love afternoon tea......and the cup and saucer, beautiful postcards and vintage apron will be treasured.......thank you, nina................
..............i am loving the new pink primrose plant in the old blue and white spotty pot which i use every year for the same purpose and always enjoy seeing on my kitchen window sill........
 ...........another of my paper packets...this one has special valentine chocolate inside..........
.........thank you for visiting my bit of blogland today it's a delight to see you :) and i look forward to coming and visiting you now............i wish you a wonderful valentine week with treats and treasures and happy crafty times.........keep cosy.........back soon xxxxxxxxxxooooooooxxxxxxxxx

51 comments:

KC'sCourt! said...

Congratulations to the winner.
I love the the hearts, they are so pretty.
Julie xxxxxxxxxx

debbie @ happy little cottage said...

Congratulations to lucky Paula!

Have a lovely Valentine's Day!!

I can't wait to get a copy of your new book! There are so many wonderful projects I want to make!! xoxo

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Your book looks fab, can't wait to get a proper look! Enjoy your cuppa! :) x

Mary Redo said...

Oh I am so happy she won, I just went over to meet her and fell in love with her blog, I'm going back to read more. Your new heart is gorgeous and love those buttons and stamps.

Big Hugs ~ Mary

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Helen

Here's wishing Miss Hyacinth a safe trip to Paula's home.

The pretties are lovely and I can only imagine the thrill of having a book on the horizon. At least, I hope the thrill is still there for you!

Enjoy the rest of your week,
Karen

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Helen and thank you again for the sweet post! Congratualtions to Paula, lucky lady! Your hearts are so beautiful and I love the little running birdie! In Finland Valentine's day is also Friend's day so i wish you wonderful Friend's Day my friend! x Teje

Twelfthknit said...

Shame I didn't win the bunny ,but as your book arrived today I can make my very own :0) It is a beautiful book. The fabrics are lovely and I really like the styling.

Country Rabbit said...

such beauty in everything you put your creative hands to~ such sweet hearts xx

vintage grey said...

Congrats to Sweet Paula!!! She is the sweetest! Love your beautiful hearts!! Such pretties and treats Nina sent you!! Your pink primrose is beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day!! xo Heather

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Congrats to Paula, she's a very lucky lady indeed!!
I love all the pretty little hearts and sweet little primroses Helen just the thing for Valentines!
You did find some wonderful treasures in granny's attic!
Wishing you a lovely rest-of-the-weekend Happy Valentines Day!
V xxx

20 North Ora said...

Congratulations to Paula.

I received your new book yesterday and it is FABULOUS!! I can't wait to start working on some of your projects. Such beautiful items.

Judy

John'aLee said...

What a fun and happy post!

julie said...

It has been such a dull and cold day today so seeing such cheery colourful hearts is a treat. I especially love those tiny keys!

Paula said...

Oh Helen! I am in happy tears and over the moon happy!!! My hubby and son are so happy for me too! I excitedly told them, "I won sweet Helen's gorgeous bunny... come look!!!" They love it as much as I do and we all thank you for your generous giveaway! Your work is so beautiful and I feel so very blessed to know that Miss Hyacinth will be living with me and be a part of my family! Yay! Thank you so much dear friend!!!

I love your pretty, romantic heart sweetie! I am so glad the project will be in your new book! The details are so sweet and lovely! I love the pink!!! Your lovely dish and buttons are so sweet and colorful and I love your Valentine heart! So adorable! I am glad the bright fabrics and things are cheering you up sweetheart! I do hope spring will arrive soon and warmer, sunnier weather with it!

Your gifts are beautiful! I am so happy for you! I love your pink primrose and the spotty pot. Your gorgeous photos always make me happy! Your paper packets are beautiful! So sweet and thoughtful! I wish you a wonderful Valentine week with treats, treasures, happiness and lots of love, as well as happy, crafty times too! Keep warm and cozy! I am sending you lots of hugs and love! Thank you so much sweet friend! I am so excited about beautiful Miss Hyacinth!!! Much love, Paula xoxo

Simone said...

Beautiful heart with the bluebird of happiness adornment. It is so warming to visit here Helen when there is a bitter chill outside! x

Ali said...

All so pretty xxx

Natalia Glazacheva said...

Love your romantic creatures Helen! This french heart is so sweet and your prize looks very lovely as well. Congrats to sweet Paula! She is so nice lady :0) Your book paper pack and your primula are absolutely adorable!
Have a sweet Valentine Day
Lot of love from Moscow
Natasha

Ladybird Diaries said...

I love all the hearts you have made, they are lovely.
M xxx

mags said...

Love all the hearts, especially the one from the book - the little keys are gorgeous. Can't wait for the new book!

Patchwork and Play said...

What a delightful post- hearts galore and so many pretty colours! And then reading Paula's excited comment topped it off. Thank you for sharing your talents with us all!

sweetpea family said...

what a lovely inspirational post - such beautiful creations x

by Teresa said...

Oh, lucky Paula.. I was really coveting your bunny! I love your sewn hearts, you make such beautiful things. Your sure got a wonderful giveaway, too! Don't you just love the friendships we make in blogging? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)
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Jooles said...

I feel so romantic now ......
I am so happy for the very lovely Paula, i just know her new bunny will be loved and looked after so well and i love your little patchwork heart, soooo pretty.
happy valentines day to you lovely x
love jooles xxx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Oh how I have missed bloggy land and your gorgeous colourful photographs. x

GrannyTaughtMeToCrochet said...

Aw I too love primroses. I brought six the other day and nearly brought the pink with yellow centers but decided in the classic pale yellow ones. X

Ali Hogg said...

I love the Suffolk Puffs on the Romantic French Hearts, Ali

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to Paula. I love your cheerful pretty blog and new book. Happy Valentine's. Pat xxx

Jane said...

Well done to Paula, what a lucky lady. Tomorrow is certainly the day for hearts Helen, I wonder if that wonderfully wrapped parcel is for Mr P ;0) xx

Clara {Clover and Violet} said...

I love all of your sweet hearts that you've made. They are so pretty, hearts always remind me of my mom, she loves all things hearts!! Thank you for brightening up a very rainy cloudy day here!! Oh, and congrats to Paula!!

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Helen, I love everything about this post AND I already have your New Book. Check out my blog when you get a chance!!!!
Lucky winner too, Congratulations to Paula!
xoRobin❤

Julie122324 said...

Hello Helen and thanks for another lovely post. I really look forward to them. I love the little dishes you found in the attic. Its Johnson Bros Grey Dawn. I collect this lovely china and all the other pretty colours too. The lovely cup and saucer that you received in the give- away is Woods Ware Beryl which i love too!! We couldnt live without our pretty china!! I always swoon over your gorgeousGreetgate! Its impossible to find here in Australia. Lots of love to you in freezing England all the way from scorching Australia. Xxx Julie

Primroses Attic said...

Lucky winner. I'm so jealous.
Your hearts so pretty and a cute bird too.
Rosezeeta.

Alessandra said...

congratulations to the winner!!!
Your pink heart with that little blue bird....just lovely!!!!
happy valentine's day, xoxo Ale

Grayseasailor said...

<3 Happy Valentine's Day, Helen <3

I am glad that Paula and her family will welcome Hyacinth into their home, and I love viewing your pretty hearts and pink primrose and your great tea gifts.

It has been gray and misty and cold here, but I just posted some pictures of our first rosy red camellia blossoms which are cheering us up a bit and perhaps will cheer you as well :-)

xx,
Gracie

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Helen, you have a fine collection of handmade hearts, such a lovely post to peruse on Valentine's Day! Have a great week!

Kay said...

Such a pretty heart. Happy valentine's to you too.

gillyflower said...

Lovely hearts, so pretty and so appropriate for today!
Wishing you a Happy Valentines Day Helen!

Vintage Tea Time said...

Lucky Paula - well done! What a lovely post, as ever - like a ray of sunshine!

Madelief said...

Dear Helen,

Such a pretty Valentine post. Congratulations to Paula for winning your beautiful Bunny!

Your hearts looks beautiful! Hope you will show us some more photographs of your new book.

Have a lovely Valentine's evening!

Madelief x

barb said...

Received your book I ordered from amazon and finished a bunny, so sweet. I love the hearts...hmm what am I doing tonight?

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

It's always lovely to catch up with your crafty endeavours Helen, and these hearts are just gorgeous!

That's a fabulous giveaway win, and your primrose is so pretty!

Crafty Mermaid said...

beautiful as always

Cindy said...

Congrats to the winner! You hearts are so pretty. I love how you adorn them with the cutest little things.
Take care and have a great day!

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

Congratulations to the winner! Lucky gal for sure! But I do have your Patchwork Gifts book in my wish list on Amazon so it's just a matter of time especially since it is Valentine's season! LOL!
Is there actually a stamp out there that looks like a postal stamp? Amazing and adds just the perfect touch to your book page little packages. I love them so. And of course your hearts...I can't wait to get that book! I have rabbit fever too! Ha! Ha!

Anne Toprak said...

Love your hearts and congrats on the giveaway winnings!!

I'm inspired by your old book pages wrapping paper.

Happy mid-February from chilly America,
Anne
PlumCreek22 Studio

Solange Honorato said...

Wonderful and Inspiring!!!Bjs!

Anonymous said...

How is it possible that everything you have and do are totaly and absolutly gorgeous? Every single image in your blog is perfect and beautiful.
Thank you so much and congratulations

koralee said...

Your hearts always make me smile my friend...I still so enjoy the one you made for me.
I am so into spring...filling my home with flowers makes me so happy. Your little package you received filled with tea is so lovely...enjoy. xoxo Happy week to you.

Kristyne said...

Ach! I simply LOVE what you do with pretty fabric! You are so inspiring and the things you make always put a big smile on my face. It really is a joy reading your blog, Helen. :)

xo k

Deborah said...

I'm just catching up! You create a heart like no other! PS I am enjoying your new book immensely! What a gem!

By Neymes said...

OLÁ HELEN,SEU BLOG SER MUITO BONITO,PARABÉNS.VALÉRIA.(BRASIL).