Monday, March 19, 2012

A Lamb called Buttercup...

In the field behind our garden I can hear the sound of Spring Lambs coming from the farm building, can't wait to see them!  I have always loved Lambs, as a child I would spend my Easter holidays at my Granny's home in the countryside and help at the next door Farm with lambing season.  I was on duty to hand rear any orphaned lambs and was in heaven!

This wee little Lamb was part of one of my very first Bumpkin Illustrations.  Recently a customer that loves Lambs like I do recently asked if I could make some cards with just the Lamb.

Well I jumped at the chance and decided that she needed some sunny Buttercups in the field with her!
Do you remember holding Buttercups under your chin as a child to see if you liked Butter or not?!

This "Buttercup The Lamb" illustration is now available in my Etsy Shop as an Easter Card, Birthday Card, Blank Notecards and the cutest scalloped Stickers.  I'm going to have fun decorating my envelopes & gifts with these Stickers at Easter.   Thanks for skipping by, I'll be sure to share photos of the Lambs out in the field when they appear!  Catherine x

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St Patrick's Day

I hope you are enjoying a merry and luck filled St Patrick's Day!  Some of you may not know that my Grandfather (on my Mum's side) was Irish, sadly I never got to meet him as he lost his life very bravely in the Second World War.  But I have always been very proud of him and being part Irish (in fact I'm quarter Irish, quarter Scottish and half English!) so on this special day I send you this old Irish Blessing:

May you always have 
walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain,
tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you,
those you love near you
and all your heart might desire.

This Bumpkin Bunny does love to hunt for four leaved clovers!  

Lots of exciting news coming up here at Bumpkin HQ, including a very special party that I worked on for an Events company in Australia.  So do fly on by again soon.  Irish Hugs, Catherine x

Friday, March 2, 2012

Which door shall we choose?

Take a wonder down this Lane
Until you reach the end
A Strangers Club will call,
But carry on around the bend
And there will be a treat for us all!

Your patience has been rewarded
our furry friends have been waiting!

This charming old cobbled Street is Elm Hill in Norwich, England and this is The Bear Shop! I could just imagine Harry Potter disappearing through The Strangers Club door.  More photos from my trip back home in England coming soon!  Catherine x