Saturday, June 15, 2013

Mid Month Madness and a Giveaway!

Woo Hoo! Happy Mid Month Madness time!

 I've been running around like a mad bunny getting ready for the International Quilt Festival in Chicago. I leave next week. Be sure and hop over here on Monday for the details.  I'm so excited!


Until then, I wanted to share to share this fun project with you. The Quilt Festival folks will be collecting and selling 4" x 6" recipe-art-cards to benefit the Chicago Food Bank. I think this is a wonderful thing to do, so I set out to create my card.


OK...so you know around here almost everything is "bunny" related. I can't help it. It's just happens. So I decided to create a "Honey Bun" recipe card. Get it? Honey Bun? hee,hee,hee. Don't you just love his bee cardigan? I crack myself dorky self up!


My friend, Lydia, helped me find a quick and easy recipe that would fit on the back of the card. Thanks Lyd!! I printed the recipe onto a sheet of the inkjet fabric. You can purchase it at most craft stores and their are also tutorials for making your own.

Of course, I have given credit to the recipe creator, Tricia Goss, on the back of the card. It's important to give credit to the creators of things and not act like we come up with every fabulous idea ourselves. That is naughty. Besides, your head would explode from being so big with all that fabulousness. hee,hee,hee. 

The recipe card is made exactly like the postcards we have been making. I didn't make kits up for this one simply because I don't have time and basically, you can use scraps of wool that you have left over. You can also use fabrics if you don't have wool. However; the pattern is FREE for you to use and you can hop over HERE to get it. I think these would make really cute hostess gifts. Don't you?


I also want to take a minute to tell you that the bunnies and I are, once again, delighted to be sponsors for the Pets on Quilts Blog Hop.

You can hop over HERE and read more about it. We always love to see the wonderful pet quilts featured each year.

Alrighty then, onto our giveaway!


This month's prize is eight, yes eight, 20" x 22" pieces of National Nonwovens Xotic Felt. This is the Botanical Collection. It is a blend of bamboo and rayon. It's soooooooooo soft!

To enter the giveaway, leave a comment on this post. As always, if you are signed up as a follower (right sidebar) you will receive two chances. Our giveaways are always open to friends around the world. We love having you with us! 


The random number generator will select the winner next Wednesday, June 19.

Hugs and good luck! Now go make some honey buns! ;)

xx,
Michelle and the Bunnies

128 comments:

Rabbits' Guy said...

I think I am number one! (Of course it is still daylight on Friday here in the far Pacific Northwest. - Only Michelle could hurry Saturday up into Friday!

Do not enter me in the drawing. I am clueless with felt, pretty as it is. Guess I could make a sort of girlie table cover for the poker table.

However this is, as far as I can remember, the first post of your many where there is finally something I will really, really like - Honey Bunns! They will get a go here soon - but I plan to double up on the cinnamon and maybe even add some frosting!

Yummmmmm!

theholdens said...

Hi Shell
I love anything with bees on them (they always remind me of my Dad who has bees and keeps us supplied with plenty of honey) - your honey bun is so cute.
Angela

usagypsy said...

I just love your little bunny bee! And such a great project to be involved with! This felt looks so gorgeous, I just want to reach out and touch it.
usagypsy(at)hotmail(dot)com

speedyrabbit said...

Brilliant Shell,we love you Honey bun card,I wonder if I can make this card out of paper seeing as I am rubish at sewing....Hmmm,xx Rachel and Speedy

usagypsy said...

Oh I almost forgot, I'm a follower. Now through bloglovn.
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Christine M said...

I love your post card Shell. It's so cute. I saw that you are a sponsor of Pets on Quilts. I don't know if I'll be able to get Molly to sit still this year. She might even start chewing the quilt! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Christine

Gill said...

I love your bee bunny! what a great idea!
I look forward to hearing more about your trip to Chicago - it sounds fun!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Sunnybec said...

Hello! Long time no speak!! Still on holiday (6 weeks now eeekk) have got free internet on this site so thought I would do a quick blog read... and enter your giveaway :-). Love your postcard and yes the bee cardi made me smile too! You know I follow you not sure if I need to do another entry but will let you sort it out. Speak soon. Hugs xxxxx

belarmina said...

me gusta!!el conejito y la abeja
parece el titulo y la portada de un cuento
buen fin de semana

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I am just discovering felt and can't wait to try making more things with it. I need to learn the blanket stitch too!!!!

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Yay I am already a follower :) I love felt!!!

witje said...

i like your blog. thanks for the give-away

brandi said...

My heart skipped a beat or two or twenty when I got a looksy at that recipe card!!!!
How precious and creative is that??
Good job! I bet the bunnies of bunnyville had some input? Better give the help their due.
You are going to have the bestest in westest recipe card at the show, I just know it.
And for the record, you SO need to do a whole series of Honey Bunn cards, wall art, quilts, etc.

Gera said...

Hi,
Thanks for the give-away. I love working with felt. And it would be a new experience working with Xotic Felt!

Gera

Lesley said...

Your honey bunny is adorable! Very creative...I wouldn't be afraid of bees if they looked like this little fellow!

Quilt Hollow said...

It must be a week for cute bee-ness! I posted earlier this week a bee quilt that was cute! Sweet idea for you buns. I'm not in the giveaway just popping in this am to say hey there!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

thanks for the giveaway,..your work is wonderful and I would love he felt never used this type.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

I am a follower

Sunshine said...

What a wonderful giveaway. I am working on your Christmas tree project right now and loving it!

Sunshine said...

I am a follower :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Your new post didn't appear until about 20 minutes ago! AHHHH!

Dearest, your Honey Buns recipe card is going to be a hit; my little postcard is forever cherished and what a LOVELY souvenir of sweet friendship! You should see Carlos and the gang in my yard....pretty cute!

HAVE A SUPER TIME IN CHICAGO, and we will wait for your return! Anita

Jacqueline said...

I have not worked with this type of felt and welcome the chance. Thanks for the opportunity.

Love your bunnies..

Heather said...

Thanks so much for the chance at this giveaway . I have not used this type of felt and would love to give it a go. A d I will be trying those honey buns!

tink's mom said...

Oh so SWEET ! Great idea, thanks for the pattern and the chance to win. Enjoy the Chicago experience.

Heather said...

Oh, and I am a follower.

daisydilly (vicki) said...

Another super cute design :). And a chance to win some Xotic felt!! I was able to order some of that a couple years back and I LOVED it so a chance to win some would be awesome and the color scheme is grand. Enjoy your trip to Chicago

Starr White said...

Oooo, Ooooo Me wants! Me wants!

Love your postcard, and I'm going to try that recipe! I've got two little honeybuns who just love honey buns for breakfast ;)

Kristi Brown said...

I would love to win! I have been drooling over felt projects recently and would love to get started with your giveaway felt!

Jordy said...

Ooh this is awesome! I'm a follower and would love to win!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi! I wanted to tell you that bunny recipe card is one of the cutest things I've seen! Also, I really enjoyed the tour of your lovely home:) Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Wendy said...

oh Shell, you are so generous with patterns and giveaways. Thank you so much for this lovely pattern!

Lyn said...

That little card is just so cute! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.
Beautiful felt for the giveaway. would love to win!

Lyn said...

Yes I am a happy follower.

martha said...

I am a follower and best wishes for your trip to Chicago.

KatieQ said...

The post card is lovely. Bunnies and bees are a perfect combination. Of course I am a follower.

Melody said...

Brilliant, just like everything you design and sew.

barbara woods said...

have just the pattern to use thsat on. thanks for the chance

barbara woods said...

i follow gfc

Bonniedoo said...

love the recipe, love the postcard, love, love, love the felt!!

Kathy MacKie said...

Count me in!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

His cardigan is adorable!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm a follower.

Donna Nowicki French said...

I love the bunny bee, so cute. I will have to make this.

sue said...

Love the card! So cute a bunny bee!

kristie said...

Love the honey bun! Way too cute. I will be making this one to add to my collection. Thanks!

Irina said...

This seems like a good time to start commenting. Love your craft and love your buns. I have two buns too and one day hope to have a craft room. Yours is absolutely beautiful!

Pat Matejcek said...

I would love to be entered in your giveaway! I think the post card is adorable. I am going to try your recipe. Thanks Pat
p.matejcek@yahoo.com




Helen said...

Fantastic giveaway and thanks for the recipe. Its going in my box. Have fun in Chicago and enjoy the show.

Helen

Val Laird said...

Michelle, that recipe card is just brilliant! Your work is amazing. Have fun at the Show!
Hugs from Val

Sherry said...

Another fun and very creative design, thanks for sharing your talents. Your post made me smile, I needed that! Have fun in Chicago.

Jeanette said...

So very cute Shell. Love the honey bunny. Have fun in Chicago. Hugs,xx.

Marcia W. said...

Honey Bun -- yes, something I would love to eat and my mother can bake honey buns -- thanks shell
Also, I like those wee bits of felt/wool and am gathering slowly to make a "wool" piece. Thanks for that chance. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

Sue said...

This would be a great win, thank you for the chance!

Marcia W. said...

I am a seasoned follower (old) of your wonderful blog. mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

gail said...

Hi Shell,
I have been really busy at the day job:( (really its been great) but miss visiting my blog friends. I just love the Honey Bun Recipe card. Just adorable!!! Have an awesome time in Chicago at the Quilt show. I am so happy for you.
Bunny Hugs =^.^= Gail

Fiona said...

how cute is your recipe card and it sounds delish (I am not familiar with refrigerator biscuits?)... have fun in Chicago...
Hugz
PS.... you know I follow follow... hop hop...

Createology said...

Your uber cute Honey Bun post card should really help the food bank. Great idea for a fundraiser. The bee costume is perfect! Such a generous offering of such beautiful pieces of fine fabric. Blessings dear...

Bonnie58 said...

Love the postcard. It is so cute. I am a follower Thanks for sharing.

Kd Brown said...

Great bunny art and recipe! You are so very talented. Thank you for thinking of us, Michelle. :)

Kd Brown said...

Oh, I for got I am a follower of your lovely blog as WeimerMom. Toodles!

~Laurie~ said...

The wool felt looks yummy! Hope you enjoy yourself in Chicago - send us lots of pictures!

~Laurie~ said...

I am already a follower of the bunny trail :)

Sharon Decker said...

What an adorable card. Hope I win. See you in Illinois on Friday

Sowing Stitches said...

YUM! Thanks for sharing such a yummy and simple Honey Bun treat! :) Looking forward to Pets on Quilts!

Trish said...

Love the card! Your honey bun recipe sounds super yummy!

Trish said...

I follow via email :)

KMSC said...

Wow, a free pattern, a new recipe and a giveaway! Thanks so much for your generosity. Your recipe card is adorable!

KMSC said...

I am also a follower (by email).

kc said...

oh, I just don't know how that card could get any cuter or sweeter! mmmhhmmm...honey AND butter? And cinnamon...surely that's heaven in a muffin tin?

I am gonna have to hop over & grab that pattern right up...and if I could ever get caught up on the "must-do" projects, I will put him at the TOP of the "to-do" list! Thanks for such generosity!!!

Brenda said...

Cute recipe card, what a great idea!

Rebeckah Austin said...

Lovely felt :)

Rebeckah Austin said...

I follow you!

Nancy said...

The Honey buns sound wonderful. Will have to try them. Love the post card you made. Nancy P.

Judy B said...

I love to make fabric postcards and your honeybee bunny is just 2 cute! Yummy recipe. Thank you for the great giveaway, I would love to try the new felt.

Judy B said...

I follow you and the bunnies via email!

Judy1522 said...

I love the recipe card it is so cute and it is so sweet of you to give us a pattern for it.

Judy1522 said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Susanne said...

Hi Shell, just so cute, one day I will try the recipe. I do hope that I will be the lucky one this time, as it is my Father-in-law 90 years birthday. I hope that you will have a good trip to Chicago. By the way have you seen my new picture at my Facebook page, this is the Picture that will be on the election posteres in November, when I run for the local counsil.
Remember also that I am a follower.
Lots of hugs from me and the rest of your adopted Family in Denmark

Donna Phelps said...

I LOVE your work and your talent. Thank you so much for the recipe and free pattern for the postcard. I am always happy to hear from you.Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

Carrie said...

Love the honeybee bunny. The recipe looks good too. My imagination is racing ahead thinking what to make with the felt if I'm lucky enough to win.

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love the honeybun card! So adorable!

That felt looks and sounds amazing too!

Carin said...

The bunny bee is beautiful, love it !! And thank you for the recipe.

The felt has so beautiful colors, please count me in. I'm already a happy follower.

Karen said...

This is a gorgeous idea for a card and a great way to raise funds for a wonderful cause.
The felt colours look lovely and I imagine the bamboo makes it very soft.

Beth said...

Your posts always make me smile. Thanks for the chance to enter the giveaway, and for promoting such a good cause.

Beth said...

yep, I'm a follower.

Lee said...

I love the bunny bee and the hive is so cute! thank you!

Lee said...

I am a follower! thanks again!

Mhairi said...

I have seen artist trading cards and other cards but I love the idea of a recipe card.
Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful idea and the yummy sounding recipe too.

Mhairi said...

I am a follower. I love reading your posts and seeing what you have been up to.

Amy C said...

You make the cutest things!
I'm a follower.
campbellamyd at gmail dot com

Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Awe...love that recipe card! The bunny bee is so cute!!

Regina C. said...

I look at your blog all the time love it.

shawkl said...

I follow you because you have such cool ideas and designs...and I love bunnies (really who doesn't!). The little HoneyBun is just too cute!
Kathy

Cathy said...

I love the bunny postcard. The recipe sounds yummy. Thanks so much for the chance to win. I am a loyal follower. Hugs

Sandy D said...

I am a follower.

Sandy D said...

Thanks for the quick and easy recipe.Cute Bee card.

Regina said...

Shell, your card is super and as usual all the bunnies are cutest! I would love to win the felt prize. Thanks for offering it.

vicki said...

Love the colors of the felt and the honey buns sound really good! Thanks for the giveaway!

lauraluvsloons said...

I love reading your blog. The honey bunny is too cute.

brandi said...

Oh, and Shell, I wanted to add that I did not want to enter the drawing, either, but also that your honey bunn recipe card is now the wallpaper on my Chromebook. It is just too squee.

shawn said...

That felt sounds like it would be wonderful to use. I love your postcard it is so sweet.
(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

shawn said...

I have been following by email for awhile now. Thank you
(smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

Jeanne Gwin said...

One can tell by the picture that it is as soft as butter. I love combining medias and I love the colors you have chosen. Thanks

Jeanne Gwin said...

I have been following you for a long time now. Thanks again.

Loris said...

I'm late to the biscuit party here :-) Been working all weekend and these biscuits sound delish and like fun to make! The bee bunny postcard is Too Cute! and I will definitely be making one. It will make me smile every time I see it! I love the idea of a bunny wearing a bee sweater. Cracks me up...though Harrington would surely think it was not a great idea!
I hope the show and fundraiser is a great success! Have a wonderful time there. Thank you for the sweet and lovely giveaway!

Linda said...

FOLLOWED VIA GFC FOR QUITE A TIME!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

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Linda said...

HI! SUCH LOVELY COLORS>THANKS!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Wendy B said...

Oh Michelle.....such gorgeous ideas......and yes, I do love the stripey cardigan!!!! LOL Good idea to recognise and acknowledge creators......would hate to see exploding heads all about the place!!!! ;D Thanks for another lovely project...I think I might just have to make me one!!! *wink*
love and sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

sue said...


thank you for the honey bun recipes. Looks like it will be easy and quick to make. I would love to win the felt pieces you are offering. It would be nice to try something different - and soft.

Deb Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Yipeee! Thanks for the opportunity Shell and for the honey bun recipe and pattern, too cute (as always!) xoxo Deb

Rhonda D. said...

Love your recipe card! Thanks for the honey bun recipe! I am a happy
follower. Thanks for the chance
to win!

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Jodi - usairdoll said...

Darling recipe card! I will be going over to get the pattern, Thanks! Gorgeous fabrics!

Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Follower via BlogLovin.

Thank again for a chance to win.

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

shez said...

wow have fun at the show Shell and i am a happy follower.xx

Kristy said...

Your patterns only get cuter and cuter! Love the new things you are creating. The postcard is so sweet! Hope things go well in Chicago. The hat is all time! :-) Keep up the hoppy work! K-

linny said...

Love your postcard & love the felt in the giveaway. I follow by email.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Joy Burkhart said...

Love the felt - have one of your kits. Love your designs! Thanks for this chance to get some MORE of your lovely felt. :)
xoxo
Joy in S. Indiana

Loretta said...

I am a follower AND a winner :-)

pinsandneedles said...

Your post card is wonderful! It is for a great cause! Thanks!

pinsandneedles said...

Oh BTW, I'm a follower!

DebbieM said...

You know I'm a follower of yours. Since I'm into primitives, I can always use more felt and yours is the best I've found. Thanks, Shell, for the giveaway and have a ball in"Chi Town." Debbie

DebbieM said...

You know I'm a follower of yours. Since I'm into primitives, I can always use more felt and yours is the best I've found. Thanks, Shell, for the giveaway and have a ball in"Chi Town." Debbie

Kris said...

That is the cutest postcard and the Honey Bunnies sound fabulous!!!

Evie said...

That bunny bee postcard is so cute. I just love alll your beautiful patterns!!!! Thanks for the awesome felt giveaway.
Hugs to you and the bunnies

Evie said...

I'm a follower too!

Lija Broka said...

Not sure if I am late ... as it is already a Wednesday here in England, but I would love to be entered. I am also a new follower.

RoseMary said...

I love your bee hive, that I want to make, do you have a bee to go with it? Just moved to VA, also.