Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Pretty things!


I have just sent off my first custom order to Australia from my Etsy shop.  I was asked to make these balls with little bells inside.  It was lovely to make something especially for someone and I hope the baby will be pleased with her new toys!

Our garden is not looking too wonderful at the moment and the grass is in desperate need of cutting (but my dear hubby has promised to do it today!).  The weeds are rampant despite my efforts and the slugs and snails are out in force!  Anyway, we do have some flowers in bloom and I took some pictures to share with you.

I love the sea of colour these Hot Lips Salvia flowers produce and they flower from May right the way through to September.  The name is great and describes them quite well!  They are stunning little flowers.

We have the fiery bright colours of the red hot pokers.

The vibrant cottages pinks that I absolutely love.  This was the first flower to come out and now there are hundreds in bloom.  We have several of these in different shades of pinks.

The purple Aliums (most of which my husband managed to cut down with the lawn mower because he didn't see they were there!  I think he must have been doing it with his eyes closed!)

And these delicate white flowers which I had been told was a Hebe but since looking up pictures on the internet, I'm sure they're not!  I would be very happy if someone can tell me what they are!

There's a little snapshot of the pretty things in my garden and thankfully I don't have to show you the bits that aren't quite so pretty!  Gardening is on the agenda for this afternoon though, whilst the sun is shining, so hopefully it will be looking much better by this evening!  Hope you all have a lovely day, whatever you are doing.


  1. Ooh, I love those baby balls! Might have to make some for my sisters little one when it arrives! Beautiful flowers too!
    Victoria xx

  2. Congratulations for your first Australian custom order :) Your flowers are beautiful, and a belated welcome to Charlie x

  3. Congrats on your order....your flowers are just beautiful..The purple one...I have some of those...not sure what they are either...but they are pretty!!

  4. good luck with the gardening!

    I love the childrens toys! so beautiful!