Saturday, October 30, 2010

"Hoppy" Halloween ~

"Hoppy" Halloween!!! We've been so busy this weekend and it's only half over. We volunteered at our Church's Fall Festival tonight. It was lots of fun and all of the children looked so adorable in their Costumes. I convinced Baby Bunny (who will be 14 next week) to dress up as "Little Red Riding Hood" and she wore her Cape from about 8 years ago. Has it been that long ago?

~ Halloween 2002 ?? ~

The Cape was really short on her this Year ~ but it was a nice quick and super easy "last minute" costume. She was working one of the Fall Festival Booths ~ so we decided it would be fun if she wore a Costume. The picture above is Baby Bunny in 2002 as "Little Red Riding Hood". She didn't want to carry a basket this Year ~ but she still looked "the part". They had a professional photographer at the event tonight ~ so I'll post a picture when I receive them. I'll do a "split screen" with an age progression.

It's almost midnight ~ I'm finishing up my Sunday School Lesson and need to answer a few emails. We're making Prayer Books tomorrow for our class of 2 and 3 year olds. They're going to be really cute and I think they will enjoy making a "Book".

We're having a HUGE Family Luncheon at my Mother's House after Church tomorrow. Some of our Relatives are in town for the Space Shuttle Launch, the Spectacular Air Show and they're also going to Disney World. I think the guest list is approx. 15 or 16 ~ so my Mother is a little stressed but thrilled that they're in town. We're all so excited to see them ~ it's been 3 years since they visited. Wish they lived closer to us so we could spend more time together.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

New Blog Banner ~

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I was really hoping that Tiffany would design a few Thanksgiving Blog Banners. So ~ I was thrilled when I saw this Blog Banner in her Etsy Shop last night. I just HAD to add it to my collection ~ isn't it absolutely PERFECT!!!

I'm one lucky Bunny to have crossed paths with the lovely and amazingly talented Tiffany Jane Marshall of "Beyond the Vintage Path". She has a few Fall Blog Banners in her Etsy Shop and she's also selling some of her beautiful rubber stamps on Ebay. I don't know why I'm telling you this ~ since I was going to bid on them myself........ She's always been so kind and generous to me ~ so that's why I'm sharing this information w/you. Bid high and often.......

This Bunny Blog is so precious to me ~ even though I don't Blog daily. (Some days ~ I just don't think Any Bunny could possibly be interested in our life here at the Bunny Cottage) However, I've met so many incredibly wonderful people through my blogging. During this Season of Thanksgiving ~ I'm so truly thankful for all of my blessings ~ but especially for all of my Blog friends.

To be rich in friends is to be poor in nothing. (Lilian Whiting)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Black Dress Tote and Audrey Hepburn Book ~

This "Little Black Dress" Market Tote is so much fun. I have several of these Totes that I use for my Groceries. They're very sturdy ~ yet so incredibly chic!!! Fun, Flirty ~ yet functional. They feature collapsible interior compartments and a virtually indestructible waterproof surface which can be wiped clean and reused indefinitely. These Trendy Totes fold flat for easy storage and are quite large measuring 15.5" x 15" x 8". We have several in stock and they're available for immediate shipment.

This is a close-up of the front of the "Little Black Dress" Tote. Zebra print, little black dress and pink polka dots ~ equals ~ Perfection!! Don't you love it? :)

LOVE ~ LOVE ~ LOVE this Book entitled "How to be a Hepburn in a Hilton World". Since I have literally hundreds of books ~ I've been "checking" books out from the Library before buying them. I'm extremely selective about which Books I want to purchase and this one is a "must have" for Every Bunny. I think it's such a well written book ~ might be the perfect Christmas gift for a few people on my List.

So sad that I didn't get all of the Halloween Cards done ~ but I've got them ready for next Year. I spent last week at my Mother's House helping her with a few projects and yesterday I worked in our back yard all day.

Hopefully ~ tomorrow I can get some of the new items listed on the Bunny Chic Boutique website. We have so many adorable products to list. Then, next week ~ we'll start on the Christmas Cards, which will be quite exquisite.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Handmade Halloween Cards ~ Ta-Da!!

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Ta-Da!! The first of my Handmade Halloween Cards!!! In my Sunday School Class yesterday, one of the 2 year old girls kept saying "Ta-Da". She would do it with great fanfare with her arms outstretched ~ it was so adorable!!

So, Ta-Da!!! I'm finally sharing with you one of my Halloween Cards. I have several others ~ but ran out of daylight. What do you think? It looks a lot better in person ~ since the sparkly glitter doesn't show up in the pictures.

The image above is of the front of the handmade card featuring Vintage Images Collages that were designed by my friend ~ the awesomely talented ~ Tiffany Jane.

I used lots of Martha Stewart Black Multi-Dimensional Glitter to accent the Three Black Pumpkins, Bats, Eyes of the Orange Pumpkins, Swirls, etc. There is also iridescent silver glitter on the fabric bow. AND ~ the two Vintage images on the front of the card are printed on Glossy Photo Paper ~ to give them added depth and also because I'm extremely extravagant in almost everything I do.

This image (above) is of the inside of this "unique" Halloween Card. It features a vintage wallpaper background with a removeable fabric flower pin. The Flower is handmade by my friend ~ the incredibly talented ~ Tracy. I LOVE all of her Gorgeous designs!!! Aren't these Fabric Flowers Fabulous? Fun and yet Functional. She uses small scraps of fabric that would otherwise be thrown away.

I thought it would be such a great idea to include a little gift when you sent out a Greeting Card. So, I've incorporated one of Tracy's Fabric Flowers in the design of my Halloween Cards. The Flower is attached to the Card with a small safety pin and is easily removeable. There is a printed note in the top right corner (framed in black ric rac) that says:

"Fabric Flower for your Coat, Clutch or Cottage"

AND ~ you may choose which Fabric Flower you would like attached to the inside of the Halloween Card you purchase. The image above shows the six different choices ~ Yikes, Eeek, Trick or Treat, Boo, Spooky or Happy Halloween. These Flowers make the perfect little gift to brighten SomeBunny's day.

I have lots of additional Halloween Cards with various other Vintage Images. I'll try and get them posted here tomorrow. There are also some "brighter" designs wtihout Vintage images ~ but have "glow in the dark" images instead.

If you're interested in this Card ~ just email me or leave a comment. The introductory price is $4.00 with free shipping.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cinderella Painting ~

Today I hung this Painting (featured above) in my Bedroom and it looks absolutely Gorgeous. The Painting is a Beautiful Work of Art by Jennifer of jennifersdols (Etsy) and it's entitled ~ "Cinderella". I LOVE all of the details and it has TONS of Glitter on it. Tomorrow ~ I'm going to hang the last curtain/valance and my Bedroom is FINALLY finished.

Beach Bunny had her Senior Portraits today and Baby Bunny played a "round of Golf". It was the most Perfect day and the weather was so nice. I hope that the temps stay down ~ since I have lots of yard work to do.

The Halloween Cards are also FINALLY finished ~ hopefully on Monday we'll be able to take pictures of them and get them listed. I have a lots of new designs for the Christmas Cards and I'm anxious to get those started.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Original Handpainted Bunny Canvas Paintings

I have two more original handpainted Bunny Canvas Paintings that are so Beautiful. They have lots of details and of course the Bunnies are absolutely adorable!! They will both be available on the Bunny Chic Boutique website this weekend.

Yesterday ~ I had lunch and went shopping with my best friend. We had the best time and ALWAYS enjoy spending time together. We've been friends all of our lives ~ since our Fathers were best friends. We even lived next door to each other during our childhood. Can't wait until we "do lunch" again.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Blog Banner by Tiffany Marshall ~

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New Bunny Chic Boutique Fall Blog Banner by Tiffany Marshall!!! I LOVE this Blog Banner that the incredibly talented Tiffany of "Beyond the Vintage Path" made for me. That Bunny (featured above) with the rosebud tail is so adorable!!! This Blog Banner has so many lovely details ~ the Castle, Carriage, Bunnies sitting on the Pumpkins. I couldn't be more thrilled with it. Thanks so much ~ Tiff!! Love ya!! Here's the link to her Etsy Shop ~ where she has a few more Blog Banners available for purchase.

AND ~ this Banner is my Gorgeous "everyday" Blog Banner that Tiffany made for me. It will be back on here in the Spring.

The Halloween Handmade Cards are almost done. I ran into a few technical and artist delays. First ~ I ran out of ink in my printer, then I printed everything as a mirror image and sadly I'm just artistically challenged. I've tweaked the card designs yet again and the first set of cards will be available soon ~ hopefully tomorrow. Maybe I should just start on Easter Cards.................
I was finally able to "check" something off of my "To Do" List today. I don't know why I'm having such a difficult time getting things accomplished. Of course ~ it's overwhelming to have a 30 page (single spaced) List of Things to Do. I finally finished decorating our little Cottage for Halloween. I placed my Halloween Paintings (by Sylvia) all over the Cottage. Isn't she talented? I'll get the link to her website and put it on here.

I LOVE this Painting of a "Shopping Witch" ~ isn't it (she) Gorgeous??!!

AND ~ this Painting is so intriguing. LOVE the colors and the Shoes are too cute!!!

Does anyone else have difficulty getting everything done? Do I really have A.D.D. ~ as diagnosed by my Daughter? Overwhelmed ~ yes..... Overweight ~ yes.... Overtired ~ yes!!! Over-the-hill ~ yes!!! I just might sleep for the next 24 hours.

So ~ in the process of decorating for Halloween ~ I dropped one of my decorations. It was one calamity after another. First ~ I superglued my fingers together, then while I was soaking my hands in Acetone (fingernail polish remover) ~ I put the ornament on the table. There was enough super glue on the ornament that it was now glued to my antique table. AND ~ while I was trying to pry the ornament off of the table ~ Baby Bunny noticed that the acetone was leaking out of the cup ~ all over the Counter. Did you know that Acetone will "eat" through a Plastic Cup?? On top of that ~ my Manicure was totally destroyed!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Original Bunny Paintings ~

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I'm so excited about these ORIGINAL hand painted Bunny Paintings. They're absolutely adorable and will be available on the Bunny Chic Boutique website. They measure 6 X 6 inches and are priced at $45.00 per painting. It's difficult to pick a favorite ~ they're both simply stunning and so sweet. Which one is your favorite?

Another Handmade Halloween Card ~

Here's another Handmade Halloween Card that features a Crow and a Bingo Card. It's available over on Bunny Chic Boutique ~ just hop right over here. I love all of the lovely details on this Card ~ the "Boo" Ribbon, rhinestone for the Crow's eye and of course the Bingo Card.

I have several additional Handmade Halloween Cards that I worked on today. Hopefully ~ I can get pictures taken and will post about them here tomorrow. I had to make a "supply run" ~ which turned into an all out treasure hunt at THREE different stores. So ~ that was how I spent my Sunday afternoon yesterday. I'm now addicted to Martha Stewart Glitter ~ LOVE it and just can't get enough of it. Our local Wal-mart used to carry it ~ but now I can't find it here locally. Don't worry ~ I found LOTS and LOTS of other items to add to my stash of supplies.

Please check back tomorrow so you can see the 3 Cards that took 4 days and about $100.00 worth of supplies to make. I really love the way they turned out and if they don't sell ~ I'll just send them to my family and friends. At least I had fun making them.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I Feel Like Dancing ~

Fresh Fall Air makes you feel like dancing. LOVE this Video of 40 different movie clips ~ really makes you feel dancing.

AND ~ this Video featuring Gene Kelly TAP dancing while wearing Roller Skates is amazing.

Today ~ I'm finishing up the Halloween Greeting Cards, decorating our Cottage for Fall/Halloween and Baby Bunny has a much anticipated Basketball Game tonight. Her Team is playing against a neighboring Jr./Sr. High School ~ where most of her friends attend. She'll probably attend that School next year IF we decide to move to Cocoa Beach. It's so tempting to live in a Condo.....Would we miss having a Yard? Is it just that the grass is always greener on the other side........

Spring is still my favorite ~ but today I'm Loving Fall............

Monday, October 4, 2010

Final Roll Out for Space Shuttle Discovery ~

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Gorgeous Image of the Space Shuttle Discovery and it's last trip from the VAB (Vehicle Assembly Building) to the Launch Pad. Discovery's last Launch is scheduled for November 1, 2010 ~ so sad.........

Don't forget to vote for the "wake-up" song. The Theme Song from Star Trek is still in the lead. You can hop right over here to vote for your favorite.