Mar 22 2011
Happy Wednesday everyone!
Isn’t this non-conventional Easter Bunny the most adorable little guy! Not only are Spellbinders™ dies great for scrapbooking and cardmaking, they’re fabulous for all around paper crafting as well!
A couple of weeks ago I received a phone call from one of my girlfriends. She had seen one of the fairy cards I posted last month and loved it, especially the hand made flowers on it that I made with the Blossom Three dies. She told me she had purchased a bunny from Steinmart that had a bird’s nest with flowers inside. She described the basket and asked if I would make small flowers to replace the flowers that came with the bunny (she didn’t like them). Without seeing the nest, it was difficult for me to judge what size would work best so I went to a Steinmart by my house and as luck, or lack thereof, would have it, that Steinmart didn’t have the bunny. She stopped by my husband’s office and dropped the bunny off and he brought it home to me.
Now ladies, when I first saw this bunny I have to admit I wasn’t too impressed . . . LOL . . . I was expecting it to be a bit more traditional. I set it aside for a several days while I was working on other designs and finally got back to it late one night last week.
I sat down and started playing . . . oh, what fun! The rabbit came with the bow, an empty basket, and the nest. Stacey didn’t ask for anything to be done with the basket, but it intrigued me and I started playing with it first and I have to admit, once I started, I really got into it. I had purchased the eggs and grass from Pottery Barn earlier in the week for another project.
Ladies, if you haven’t ordered the Foliage dies yet, what are you waiting for!!!!! Look at how pretty the foliage is in this basket. I used the rose leaves and the fern . . . sigh . . . I just love them!!! I tell you these dies are fabulous for altered designs! I borrowed a spool of my husband’s rope to make the double looped basket handle. As I’m typing this post, Stacey calls to see what I’m up to . . . what timing . . . and she’s on her cell phone and said she’s near Steinmart. She’s going to pull in and check to see if there are any more bunnies left . . . I’m keeping my fingers crossed. She’s going to call me back, hopefully before I finish with this post!
After finishing the basket, I moved on to the nest. I couldn’t resist the feathers, I just couldn’t!! Nor could I resist my sweet little ladybug . . . sigh . . . I’m in paper heaven . . . LOL! A few leaves, a few flowers, a few feathers and a bug . . . voilá . . . it’s done!
Now, isn’t this just way toooo adorable! And yay, Stacey just called, they had one bunny left at her Steinmart . . . woo hoo! I get a bunny . . . yaaaaay! I have several pieces of the MacKenzie-Childs black and white checked enamel dishes, as well as the Honeymoon dishes. This bunny is absolutely perfect!
Oops, a flower fell out of the nest and landed ever so lightly on Mr. Bunny’s foot! Hmmm . . . I wonder what I should name my bunny? Do you do that? Do you name your “pretties”? Any suggestions Ladies?
ETA: I love Mary Lou’s suggestion (see comment below) . . . Monsieur Lapin . . . my bunny has a name . . . thank you Mary Lou . . . I love it, it’s so perfect. I do believe he is french!
Thank you ever so much for indulging me today ladies! I’ve had so much fun!
I hope you’ll be back Friday when I post my Spellbinders™ Bunny Hop design. (Hint: think Easter and inspiration for your Easter decorating . . . wouldn’t it be grand if YOU win the dies that Spellbinders™ is giving away that I’ve designed with! So, be sure to come back and leave a comment on that post.
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