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Bunnies from the Bin

Friday, February 26, 2010

It's been a hard winter for a lot of folks in the US this year. Lots of snow and cold and nasty bugs going around. Let's all take a quick break from winter, shall we? Even though it's a bit too cold to venture into the garden, now's the time to lighten and brighten your creative life and make beautiful things in preparation for spring's arrival. It'll be here before you know it, with its attendant tulips, dogwoods, butterflies and chocolate. (Oh, don't play dumb. You know the Easter Bunny is coming, and you KNOW what he's bringing.) So to celebrate the not-as-eminent-as-we-might-like arrival of spring, here are a couple of remarkable bunnies made by super clever artists on Etsy from unlikely recovered materials. You know how I love recycling!

This charming bunny pendant from BettyJoDesigns is made from scraps of salvaged linoleum and embellished with vintage buttons and bits of doilies.

Loranscruggs has made a perfect pink pull toy rabbit from a reclaimed almond roca tin. What a great alternative to a chocolate bunny! Wait . . . what am I saying? What a great gift to give along with a delectable chocolate bunny!
I hope these inspire you to start thinking about the lovely things you can create now to be ready to welcome spring when it comes!


Lizzie February 27, 2010 at 6:29 AM  

Well, I've managed a burrow-full of sock bunnies so far. May move on to chickens and lambs, with a few puppies and kittens thrown in for good measure...

But I'm thinking "Bunny Book" just now too...

Studio B (UberArt) February 27, 2010 at 8:53 PM  

What cute little bunnies! I like the pull toy.

I like your new background color! It goes well with your logo and is easy on the eye.

Monica Holtsclaw March 3, 2010 at 5:30 AM  

That pull toy is amazing! And I just wanted to leave a note to say I think your blog looks great! :)

Elisa March 5, 2010 at 2:32 PM  

Ha! Love those bunnies. :-) Thanks for stopping by as a new follower! Loove your work and nice blog too. :)

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