Monday, June 2, 2008

Shabby Wabbits and The Busy Bee

Hey my friends. First, let me say that I'm so glad that you enjoyed last week's post on the Chunky Bunny. He has started his exercise routine. Well kinda. He and Chloe come running over for carrots in the morning. I've tried to make Razzy follow me for his. However, Chloe get's hers and takes off running. Razzy gets mad at me for not giving him his carrot and goes over to steal Chloes. At least he had to hop around a little bit before he gets to her carrot right????

On to this week's post. Each Monday at Make Mine Pink, we do a show and tell. It's so much fun to see what everyone is up to. This weekend, I was able to create some things and I actually had an "aha" moment as Oprah would say. You see, my friend Lyd gave me an idea a few months ago. She's great at coming up with things. She said "Shabby Wabbits." I loved it! However, what in the heck are Shabby Wabbits??? It's been driving me crazy for months. What are they, what are they, what are they dag nabit! My "aha" moment came when I finally realized the KISS (keep it simple stupid). I love simple things. I love simple art. I love soft, simple colors. So, my Shabby Wabbits are just that. They are made from vintage and new fabrics and are filled with lavender and rose petals so they smell good. They measure 13 1/2" high by about 5" wide. See the picture above. Each one will be different and one of a kind. I will make up a bunch more as soon as my lavender shipment arrives.

I was indeed a Busy Bee and also finished a photo album that I was commissioned to make for a wonderful customer of mine. See above. I also made a checkbook cover that again is simple and pretty. I'm debating whether or not to keep the pen holder on them. Any feedback? I also made two handmade thank you cards, one congratulations card, two fathers day cards, two happy birthday cards and one get well card. Busy, busy, busy, but boy does it feel good to get things done and to finally have an idea I really like.

Well, have a fun week and get lots of stuff done for yourself.


This week IGF Lyd and her wonderful ideas and getting stuff done.


Susan said...

Love the "Wabbit"...and definitely keep the pen in the checkbook could have pens designed with your logo or suggest it for shops if you wholesale...

Cottage Flair said...

I love the lavender "wabbit". Great design ....

gail said...

Hi Michele, I am so glad to hear Chunky Bunny is on a somewhat exercise program. LOL I still think its funny. poor bunny. I would love to talk with you about petsitting. Feel free to email anytime.

I love you shabby wabbits... sooo cute. I like the idea of keeping the pen holder on the check book cover. very convenient... well have great hugs to chunky bunny from his pink auntie gail

Sharon said...

the shabby wabbits are sooooooooooo cute~ you were a busy bee~ S

Craft Diva said...

shell, you were truly inspired this week! love that checkbook cover. yes...susan is right. get pens made up and tuck them in. love the wabbit...soooooo pretty! and how cool is it that you got all of that other work done as well?

Patricia said...

AHA--Chunky Bunny and I have similar exercise routines!
I like the pen on the checkbook cover as well and I think Susan's idea of putting in pens with you logo is really a good one!


lisa said...


I vote for keep the pen holder. I can never find mine in the bottomless pit I call a purse. I love the the shabby wabbits too. So cute.


Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Shell,

I enjoy hearing stories about your rabbits. :) And the photo album you've made is so pretty! I love the fabrics you have chosen! Just so me.!

Pei Li

Flowerchild Clay Queen said...

Hi! Michele,,your shabby wabbits are adorable....What a great idea...and sooo cute

Roxie said...

Hi Michelle. Love love love the Shabby Wabbit. I think you should keep the pen, very useful. I'm always digging around my purse and get so mad when I can't find one.

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Very pretty photo album. I also like the checkbook, such lovely things. Glad to hear Chunky Bunny is getting his exercise, sort of. he he

Theresa said...

I yike dat Shabby Wabbit. Dat is so 'dorable. And I bet it smell sweet, I always use the KISS method. You are so talented, and you always leave us wanting more.....
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

K&E@forgetmenotdreams said...

Wow Shell, you have been a busy bee! I'd keep the pen holder...I can never find my pen in my purse!

Silena said...

Hi Michelle,
Love the Wabbit, love the album and the check cover is are one very busy lady....thanks for sharing!!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Michelle,

Oh I just love the Wabbit too! The checkbook cover and pen is a great idea. Love it. Great Show and Tell Michelle! You did good.
See you next week!
Janet's Creative Pillows

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh! I have to HAVE a shabby wabbit!!!!! Those are so CUTE!! I cant wait until you make more! I hope you will keep us posted :)

I love your blog! I have one mini lop named Rosey Posey Day. By the middle of next month, I will have another :) I LOVE bunnies. They are so sweet and yours are just adorable! I hope you will come visit me sometime :)