Monday, September 27, 2010

Monday Meeting - Annette Tait from Dragon House of Yuen

Good morning my wonderful staff. I do hope you party animals are all rested from the weekend. Let's get started shall we!

This week I am delighted to introduce you to my friend and fellow bunny lover, Annette Tait of Dragon House of Yuen. Not only is Annette a bunny lover, she is also a wonderful artist, an advocate for rabbits and a supporter of rabbit rescue. A gal after my own heart indeed!

Annette lives is Edinburgh Scotland with her fuzzy assistants, Arabella and Wesley. Both of whom she rescued.

This is the lovely Arabella enjoying a snack.

This is the handsome Wesley enjoying a snack.

Most of Annettes work is fashioned after the lovely Arabella. She makes soft sculpture rabbits, cards, handbags, etc. She sells them through her Etsy shop. These are just a few below.

Currently Annette is participating in the Winter Raffle 2010. You simply purchase a raffle ticket to help raise money for Wesley's old rescue in England. Annette also supports several other rabbit rescues around the world. There are some really lovely prizes this year including this beauty, Mother Hare Ermine, made by Annette (you know I love her as she is white, hee,hee,hee).

I invite you to hop over and visit with my bunny friends at Dragon House of Yuen, purchase a raffle ticket, and feel good knowing that you helped some wonderful fuzzy faces have better lives.

Have a wonderful week!
Meeting adjourned.

xx, shell, sugie and harrington


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Shell:
I've seen her sweet creations before on Etsy. I'm a big fan, too!

Love the photos of her rescued bunnies. So adorable!


Annette F Tait said...

goodness me Shell, I have to wipe away the tears, this is so touching and sweet and just perfect!
thank you so much for this write up, I'm honoured, and doubly honoured because you are as much an advocate, if not more, for rescue rabbits, in all your support and good work.
I had two mamas to choose from and Ermine just stood out, she has a little wrinkle under her right eye and she just seemed the perfect hare.
thank you so much again :)
I'm so very touched, thinking of all the rabbits that will be helped by these good words,
warmest thanks,
Annette, Arabella and Wesley xxx

Karen M said...

Isn't Anette wonderful? She had some very helpful advice when Ginny first got sick. And her work is amazing. I still wish I had won the Arabella bag that she had in a raffle for the Buckeye rescue group a couple years back. Although I'm not sure whether I would have used it or just cuddled it!

Love that final picture of Arabella, btw. It looks like she is keeping a very close eye on things.

d. moll, said...

Hoooray for Annette! I love her work, all of it!

Jan M said...

Nothing like sweet bunny faces to start the week! Thanks for introducing us to Annette, her bunnies, and her talent.

The Fab Furs said...

She does do lovely work and contributes to so many worthy causes!

Clovie Boy said...

Annette included my work in her treasuries a time or two and passed along great Etsy tips. She's a very generous person.

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

I love Annettes work, I've seen her on Etsy before, a few times I am sure...I am off to check out those hangbags and that incredibly fun and fantastic bunny card.

Lisa said...

Annette is a fantastic artist and a wonderful woman. When she recreated Biff and Sogna (to a tee) in purse form, we spoke multiple times a week, because she wanted to make sure I was 100% happy with the finished product. (If you haven't seen my bag, or don't remember, I'll show you. I don't do tags on my blog, so it'd be hard to find on your own. It's absolutely uncanny). She's so insightful about international animal issues (and non animal issues), too, she's wonderful to speak with. It's been a pleasure to have known her.

Allie said...

Wow - talk about a beautiful blogger - her love for bunnies just shines out of her work! Gorgeous.

Terri said...

I never tire viewing your real and made rabbits. Just lovely.

Debora said...

Love those wide-eyed, long-bodied rabbits! And the fluffy ones are cute, too. :o)

KaHolly said...

What a clever lady! I especially appreciate how she has focused on one theme. You know, I never heard of rabbit rescue before, but last year I stepped out my back door and was greeted by a little black bunny. Discovered a local resident just turned it out, and it found it's way to my house.