Brigette, Terrariums and Inspiration

Brigette is my secret inspiration at Bunny Hill. She’s my trunk show president, and so much more. She’s a continuous source of happiness and fun, and yesterday she was also the terrarium goddess. Really. She knows her terrariums. We spent half a day planting this beautiful miniature garden for my living room.

My Living Room Garden

Here’s a close-up of the tiny little plants; miniature violets, begonias, a beautiful button fern, just to name a few. Can you see Peter Rabbit? It’s so much fun to look at this little garden!

A Miniature Garden

This beautiful terrarium came from Smith & Hawkin should you want one for yourself. And this weekend you can get 30% off one item! The miniature violets and begonias came from The Violet Barn.

When we were done, hands cleaned and nails scrubbed it was up to the studio for more inspiration. This wonderful basket of fabric arrived here on Thursday. It’s Stone Cottage from Renee Nanneman. I love this fabric and it’s just what I needed for the quilt I’m working on right now!

A Present from Renee

Brigette and I brain-stormed together and she was more help than she’ll ever know! She always is!

Here’s another little secret. Brigette, also known as “I’ll never get my name on a pattern” Brigette, will soon be listed on the back of a Bunny Hill pattern…you’ll have to look for it! Inspired by Brigette Mason, is at the quilter’s right now and coming soon!



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  • Miss Jean - Oh, my! I love the terrarium! I made one years back in a glass fish tank. I’ll have to make another. Your living room is just beautiful. The basket of fabric – awesome. So pretty you don’t even need to do anything with it. Just look at it and pet it once in a while.

    Have a relaxing Sunday.ReplyCancel

  • from little acorns - What a beautiful terrarium! Yea Brigette! Just the idea that there is a place called 'The Violet Barn' makes me wish I was in CA!
    ( . . . & I see my the side table/organ bench that I love so much in the background!
    xo, BrenReplyCancel

  • from little acorns - (. . . LOL! I just realized I call it “my” side table/organ bench!. . . LOL!)
    xo, BrenReplyCancel

  • Linda - The terrarium is so spring. I was at 5 quilt shops yesterday looking for your patterns and fabric. I came up emty handed. Where can I purchase in Canada. LindaReplyCancel

  • tam - Hello Anne!
    Terrariums are so fun and your is especially nice. I love how big it is and the cute bunny of course! The basket of fabric look so pretty-must be hard to use them?
    Have a wonderful day!~Smiles~TamReplyCancel

  • Dandelion Quilts - What a beautiful terrarium! Such a cool container!ReplyCancel

  • Shawn ; ) - Hi Anne, your room looks so pretty and I love your terrarium and fabric. I just picked up a button fern and miniature violet too. Ok I’m off to check out Smith and Hawkin!!ReplyCancel

  • NMSue - Where can we find Stone Cottage by Renee Nanneman? I looked at Hancock’s of Paducah online and they don’t handle it. The fabrics are definitely yummy-would love some. And the terrarium is adorable.ReplyCancel

  • W. Latane Barton - I haven’t had a terrarium in years. They are fun to make and enjoy. I know you will love yours for ages to come.ReplyCancel

  • SarahB - Love your terrarium! I’ve always wanted one! Perhaps one day when my little ones aren’t quiet so little. :)ReplyCancel

  • Connie - Your terrarium is beautiful. My mother had one that lasted for years. I think I tried it once and my plants got too big too soon.ReplyCancel

  • Pat - Oh, that is so nice. I am sure it will make her very happy!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie P. - Lovely little garden and the fabric is too.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Anne Drury - I LOVE terrariums!! I haven’t made one since YMCA Daycamp 100 years ago …. we took our nature hike with our nature counselor and picked up moss and other stuff in the woods (hopefully not poinson ivy!) and planted everything sideways in a mason jar. I’ve been wanting to make one of those the past few years …. and now after seeing that GORGEOUS one you made I’ve really got the urge!!ReplyCancel

  • Suzanne@NotesfromthePatch - So pretty. That brings back fond memories. I did those in the 80’s except in large glass water bottles, through the the tiny opening at the top. Yours looks lots easier.ReplyCancel

  • Pamela - I love that idea. The glass container is beautiful. thanks for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Peddlecar Quilts - We loved those terraiums in the 70’s, and I don’t know why we stopped!!!! It’s beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Anne, I had a great time over at Bunny Hill helping with the terrarium! I can’t wait to get mine set up. Now I just need your living room to place it in! Thanks for all of the kudos…. but really, you’re just fun to be around, and inspiring yourself! A quilt inspired by MMEEEE???? Hmmmm…. I hope that’s what you entitled it, “Inspired by Brigette Mason”, because that would sell up a storm! or you could name it… “Bunnies love Brigette”! Ha ha.
    Have a fun day Anne, you made mine.

  • vivian - I immediately got online and ordered me one just like yours. Can’t wait to get it and make it. I am going to paint the lid a white to go in my all white living room.

  • Thimbleanna - WOOHOO!!! We LOVE us some Brigette!!! I’m so jealous that you get to work with Brigette — she’s awesome — even as an imaginary friend LOL!ReplyCancel

  • Jen in NY - That basket of fabric is just about the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen! I don’t think I could ever open it up! :-)

    Beautiful terrarium–I’m inspired!!ReplyCancel

  • Sheri Howard - My mom made a terrarium at a church ladies social one time when I was young, I thought it was the neatest idea. Yours looks GREAT!ReplyCancel