Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Bouncin' Bunnies!!

Here comes Peter Cottontail,
Hopping down the bunny trail,
Hippitty, Hoppitty, Easter's on it's way ...

Oh yeah ... whether you think you're ready for it or not (I personally fall into the 'NOT' category!!!) Easter is just a few sleeps away and I've had some hippitty, hoppitty  critters arrive this week to remind me of that.

Now ... this hippitty, hoppitty story began with one of my good blogging buddies, Dr Bunnystein ... OOPS! I mean ... Toni Alexander! :0) of the Red Boot Quilt Co. having a designer-de-clutter. Toni decided to give her creativity a bit of a nudge by clearing out some of the 'clutter' in her sewing room. I'd advise you to keep an eye on her blog cos there are some fun bargains to be had as she cleans out. Her plan is to sell off some of her stash of fabrics that she's been staring at for a while now so she can justify buying some MORE pretty fabric, some new colours, patterns and designs to give her creativity a boost. And what a great justification for buying new fabric! Tee! Hee! Hee! Right there with you, Toni! :0)

Now not only is Toni preparing to sell of some of her stash fabrics, she is also selling off some of her pattern samples ... she's still got a few pretty quilts available, I think, so pop over and visit. I had been watching Toni's clear-out and de-clutter posts, thinking she is much better at de-cluttering than me!!! :0) And then my heart did a little pitty-patty-happy-dance!!! I couldn't believe my luck!! Toni was selling off one of my FAVOURITE of her pattern samples!! I was in contact with her so quick that I think she had just finished pushing the "Post" button when my reply arrived! Tee! Hee! Hee! And yesterday my lovely new purchase arrived  ... wanna see what made my heart go pitty-patty??

The Bunnies At Kew Gardens! Isn't this just the CUTEST wall quilt you've ever seen!! :0) It makes me smile every time I look at it! I actually had this one on my "To Do One Day" list ... and now it's all MINE!! YAY!! There is just something about Toni's bunnies that puts a smile on my face ...

This one is my favourite and actually reminds me of Toni ...

What do you think? Can you see the resemblance?? Oh ... she doesn't REALLY have a moustache in real life ... just saying! Tee! Hee! Hee!

... there's a bunny family ...

... girl bunnies ...

... and boy bunnies ... and they all look just a little MANIC! :0) Perhaps they are Mad March Hares in disguise! Whatever they are, they make me SMILE every time I look at them! :0) Thanks for the prompt delivery, Toni! And if you would like some bouncin' bunnies to make you smile, you can buy a copy of the pattern from Toni HERE. Toni also has a number of other Bunny themed patterns for quilts and softies and you'll also see her cute Easter Bags in the current issue of "Australian Homespun" ... it was the creation process of these bunny bags that led to her pseudonym "Dr Bunnystein". Yes ... we designers can be a peculiar species! Tee! Hee! Hee! You should check out Toni's web site to see her full range of patterns ... she is such a clever, creative designer who is in LOOOOOOOOVE with colour ... MY kinda gal! :0) If I didn't have so many of my own new design samples to stitch, you can bet that I'd be making quite a few of Toni's designs ... one day! :0)

Oh ... and a little something extra HOPPED into my parcel from Toni ...

... a chocolate Easter Bunny and some lovely birthday goodies ... a pretty smelly for my bath and some yummy tea ... can you see the name of it? "Girlie Grey"!! :0) Toni said she couldn't resist! Tee! Hee! Hee! It's  a Lady Grey blend, I think and you can bet it will be greatly enjoyed by this tea-sippin' gal! :0) Thanks Toni!! :0)

OH!!!! Something I've been meaning to share for a while was a special parcel that arrived from Brenda a few weeks ago. Brenda is also having a stash-clearing clean out and sent packages off to me and my lovely OPAM partner-in-crime, Sweet Peg ...

... there were some cross-stitch kits, pretty little buttons, some charm squares and some sweetie-treaties. Brenda thought that since she was cleaning out her stash, Sweet Peg and I might like some pretties to play with or pass on as OPAM prizes. THANK YOU BRENDA!!! :0) What a sweet parcel to receive and a lovely sentiment behind it. I have to confess ... the Peeps and Valentines treats are no more ... I don't usually have a sweet tooth, but the Valentines treats were YUMMO ... gotta love white chocolate with a bear on it! :0) And we don't have Peeps here in Australia and I confess to LOVING these marshmallowy goodies! :0) You gals in the USA and Canada have such INTERESTING and YUMMY sweetie-treaties! :0) Perhaps it's a good thing that I can't get some of your sweetie-treaties here or I'd be a 'cuddlier' bear than I already am! Tee! Hee! Hee!

OK ... I'm off to play Polly and try out some of my "Girly Grey" tea. I hope you're all having a fantastic week and in case I don't get back here, may this Easter be a time of rest, relaxation and reflection for you all. Til next time ...

HOPPY EASTER BEAR HUGS!!

CHEERS!
KRIS












9 comments:

Mistea said...

Ooh lucky you getting the original. That quilt is gorgeous.
Happy Easter wishes to you.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

A gorgeous quilt Kris... lucky you!
Happy Easter.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Maria said...

What a lovely Bunny Quilt..
Wishing you a Very happy Easter.

Christine M said...

How gorgeous is that quilt! Enjoy your goodies. Have a lovely Easter Kris. Hugs, Christine

katherine said...

Very cute bunnies. Enjoy your tea. I have just ordered some tea online from a specialist tea shop and cant wait for it to arrive. Probably after Easter sadly

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Awe so cute :) Hoppy Easter to you too

Susan In Texas said...

What a lovely set of bunnies! But aren't your teddies going to get jealous with all the "Bunny Bunny Bunny" talk?

Happy Easter,
Susan in Texas

Judy S. said...

That bunny quilt is really cute! Have a nice Easter, Kris.

Melody said...

I popped over to wish you a happy Easter and wow the bunnies that greeted me are so cute.

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