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Out in the woods most of the trees have shed all of their leaves now, but those that do still cling to the branches, mostly on the oaks and birches, have been burnished by the early morning frosts and shine... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Hello and sorry to have been absent for most of November. Things with Toby have been a bit intense and we're not quite sure why he's finding life hard at the moment, but it is taking lots of energy to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2019 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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It was the school half term break here last week and we had a fun time keeping Toby active and busy: lots of wood walks, tandem trike rides, swimming and rides on the mini steam train that he loves. Alongside... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Hi Flor and thanks, Yes there are alternative feet and legs for any of the animals that include the trainers on Ravelry or Etsy: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/shoe-supplement https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/279233744 Please note that the trainers are knitted as part of the feet and not as something that fits over existing feet, happy knitting with best wishes Julie
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Hi Marie and thanks for sharing - the French name for fly agaric sounds beautifully lyrical. It sounds like you live in a beautiful and bountiful forest, I hope you are first to discover some delicious autumn treats x
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2019 on An autumn fungi walk at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Thanks so much Sue. It has been quite wet, although today is bright and sunny here. I'm hoping for a few more bright days as autumn progresses so we can enjoy the beauty of the leaf colour as the woodlands change - it always looks more vibrant under sunny blue skies. Hope autumn is vibrant and beautiful with you x
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2019 on An autumn fungi walk at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Thanks so much Penny, Toby did have a good day :) And I was very lucky on my walk to find such an amazing collection!
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2019 on An autumn fungi walk at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Thanks RC, they are wonderful aren't they? I've never seen any in person either so I was delighted to find them. Hope you get to see their beauty in person sometime soon, x
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Thanks Mariola, I've never seen them before either, though I have wanted to for a long time. I've looked in the same wood in previous years but they've not been there so I think this must be a good year for fungi spotting, I hope you get to find some near to you, they are very beautiful x
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2019 on An autumn fungi walk at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Thanks so much Barbara, it was an amazing afternoon, I'm so grateful to live near to an enclave of ancient woodland that offeres up such delights x
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2019 on An autumn fungi walk at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Hi CJ and thanks so much, you can't beat a bit of salted caramel ice-cream :) I was so excited to find the fly agarics - I might even have done a little dance of joy! I've never seen them in the flesh before, though ticking them off my list of want-to-sees has been a long held ambition. Now I just need a nuthatch, a carpet of wood anenomes and an osprey to complete my local tick list :) Enjoy your weeken too xxx
Toggle Commented Oct 19, 2019 on An autumn fungi walk at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Thanks so much Vikki, I was amazed at all of the differnt types that I found in such a small area, it was quite magical!
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Firstly thank you all so very much for your kind and thoughtful comments, emails and direct messages wishing Toby a happy birthday. He had a lovely afternoon full of the simple pleasures that make him happiest; balloons, cake, lego, sensory... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2019 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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He may not be able to speak a word, dress himself, understand dangers or resist custard creams. He may be awake each and every night, badly bite himself when stressed, strip all the beds 5 times a day and put... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2019 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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A new free pattern for tiny doughnuts :) link to download is here. The original idea for this doughnut pattern was to make something small enough to fit into the pocket of my dungarees pattern, and although it is a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2019 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Monday morning. It's nicely quiet and calm here and I've just finished my favourite breakfast of poached egg (thankyou Mrs chickens) on hot buttered toast with a pot of tea - a good start to any day. I had planned... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2019 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Hello! And sorry it's been so long. I just wanted to pop in briefly and say I am still here - it's just that here the school summer break is full on Toby time, and he remains my focus until... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2019 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Some mornings I wake early and can't get back to sleep. Sometimes I read, sometimes I knit and sometimes I open the blind and watch the sunrise sky. A couple of weeks back I was leaning out of the bedroom... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2019 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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They really are amazing aren't they. When I first spotted them I though it was a seedpod of something, because it was a tight yellow ball but when I leaned closer I brushed a leaf and the vibrations made the little yellow ball 'explode' into hundreds of fleeing spiders - it made me jump!
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2019 on Looking closely at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Thanks so much Anne Marie. I forgot to mention the blanket, it was the first crochet blanket I made and the pattern is not only a lovely one, it's generously free too, it's called Flowers in the Snow by Solveig Grimstad: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/flowers-in-the-snow
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2019 on Looking closely at Little Cotton Rabbits
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We've had the perfect growing weather here recently - lots of rain and warm temperatures and everything in the garden and surrounding countryside is green and growing. In my little patch I've been planting some new fruit and herb plants.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Hello and happy summer solstice. Just popping in here briefly today to let you know that I've just finished and uploaded the free deer supplement pattern over on Ravelry. Within it you will find instructions for knitting a pair of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2019 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Firstly, thank you so very much for all of the kind comments on the previous post. Things do get a bit wobbly here when routines are shaken up and it's hard to concentrate on anything in the school breaks when... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2019 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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In the depths of winter, when dusk arrives just after 3pm, my favourite place to sit and knit is snuggled up by the fire. But once the days start to lengthen and warm I'm itching to get outside and sit... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2019 at Little Cotton Rabbits
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Hi Alison, yes they're wood anemones, they'd closed up in the damp to form little bells but in the dry they open like little stars J x
Toggle Commented May 10, 2019 on A time of greening at Little Cotton Rabbits
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