Sunday, April 10, 2011

The garden bunny's storry

Today it is the garden bunny's turn to tell his side of the story. Not really so much about his dealings with Duke but more of a little of his history.

He was born about a dozen years ago right here at my house. And like any rabbit, if there is one there's bound to be more. I couldn't even tell you how many of these guys I ended up making. It seemed like it was a couple weeks that I had a pot on my stove filled with tea and tube socks. Yes, you read that right. He was made from tea dyed tube socks. The body is a 2 liter pop bottle and the head is a Styrofoam ball. Small wood pieces were used for his facial features. Eyebrows were drawn on with a marker and his cheeks and inside his ears were painted. Finished off with a few raffia whiskers and a bow around his neck.
He also carries with him his trusty garden bucket made from an old mushroom can with a wire handle. The bucket holds his purchased garden tools and a couple plastic carrots. I made these at Easter time but he usually sits out for most of the summer since he's not really an Easter bunny.

Since Easter is approaching, and over the weekend I drug out the Easter decorations, I'll be posting some Easter cuteness for the next few days.


  1. I would never have guessed you made the bunny but I probably should have known since you are so crafty! He is very cute and your talent knows no bounds!

  2. That's adorable. I would love to be able to make one. So cute.

    Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

  3. That is really creative! Wish I had thought up something that great! Do you sell your stuff? I don't see any link to an Etsy page or anything. Just curious

  4. are a pro at creating!!!

  5. This bunny is adorable! It's hard to believe that Easter is just around the corner. I am looking forward to chocolate eggs! :)
    xo Catherine

  6. So cute, Ann. When you first showed him, it didn't occur to me he was handmade - you're good!

  7. You are SO creative!! I love this bunny. I know that if my wife saw it, she would definitely want one (hint,hint) :)

  8. Oh Ann, You are just so creative... I love Mr. Rabbit.... I can imagine you making a bunch of them... Anyone who sees it would want one!!!!!!

    WOW---You are the best.

  9. I really love the bunny ... and his bucket!

  10. Wow, I had no idea you made him, he is just precious!! What did you do with the others? Did they all look a bit different? I can't wait to see your Easter things!!!

  11. That is so cool that you can do stuff like that!

  12. So, you've now got a fill-in for Duke, who fills in for you?

  13. Your Bunny is great! Love the idea of dyeing with tea ...

  14. This is very beautifully made Ann :) It would certainly be nice to have a few on your porch come Easter. I love the tin can and carrots.. that is a nice touch!

  15. He is adorable Ann...I think you should make lots more and have them all round the garden too!!!

  16. He is so darn cute Ann. What a great Easter bunny. Good job crafting him. You are so good at making things. Hope you have a great day.

  17. What an adorable bunny and project. I like this bunny. With his tiny tools, he looks to be a helper in the garden rather than one that devours all the plants like my bunnies do. Do you think he can be trained to be a scare-bunny to discourage the ones mowing down my garden?

    I would leave this handsome guy out all summer too!

  18. He is much cuter than the ones you find at Hobby Lobby! What a cute idea.

  19. I am totally impressed! he is so cute and i had no idea you made him in yesterday's post. looking at him i could not see the sock ears until after i read the post and took a second look. again i say i am impressed... you are really talented.

  20. So cute! It's fascinating to know how he was made!

  21. That was a great job Ann. I had to call my wife over to look at it. She also thinks you are so clever.

  22. Seriously? Adorable ... see this is just one more reason why you are so darn cool!

  23. Ahhhhh, he's so Sweet! Too bad he and Duke don't get along...Lolol

  24. What a cute bunny. What a great idea!

  25. beaded tail he's been with me for a while now. one of the things that has survived over the

    sandee he was pretty easy to make but after so many I really got sick of doing them

    sharkbytes I think I found him in a magazine or something. No selling just for fun

    jean why thank you

    catherine I know, it's sure sneaking up on us isn't it

    ann, some things turn out good some things not so

    tahtimbo :) that's how I ended up making so many of them years ago. I gave a bunch away as gifts then someone asked if I would make a bunch that she could raffle off at some club she belonged to

    betsy I don't even remember how many I actually did but it was a lot

    kloggers I was really pleased with him when I first did it

    ginny they were all the same except for maybe a different fabric for the bow. Several were gifts for friends and family and then I sold some to someone who wanted to raffle them off

    Grace and I have fun doing it too

    fishhawk I haven't figured that one out yet

    pat thanks

    philippa me too, don't think my family was thrilled with the pot of socks on the stove

    anny not my idea though, I think I found the directions for him in a magazine somewhere

    allotments4you that would be cute but I don't think he would handle the weather too well

    marg I've always enjoyed making stuff and some of it even comes out pretty

    ldh I wonder if he could be trained :) He would become very useful then wouldn't

    karen I wish I had a hobby lobby near me. Do they have some like this one there?

    sandra why thank you very much. I liked him the minute i saw him and knew I had to have one

    out on the prairie yes, he's pretty good about not chewing anything up but his toys

    bossy betty I go to craft shows and inspect things I like to try and figure out how they made them

    Russ why thanks, to both of you

    tanyia SERIOUSLY well this was made a lot of years ago so I hope the coolness hasn't worn off

    donna actually Duke pretty much just ignores him. Those pictures worked out well though to make up that story :)

    tammy thanks, I wish I could come up with the ideas like this on my own :)

  26. Oh, he is VERY cute!! Thanks for reminding me that I have Easter decorations. Don't tell Em--I might get away with not putting them out. Shhhhhhh.

  27. I LOVE this one, it's always the warm colors that get me...I'm not the pastel, bunny kind a gal.

  28. Lin thanks. I won't say a word to Em. I remember what it was like when Amanda was still living at home and she always wanted me to drag all the junk out.

    Miawa thanks. Ah yes, the warm colors, I love them.

  29. hmmmm. that bunny's maybe growin' on me, but keep watchin' out for your real carrots, miss ann!!

    the booker man

  30. booker, I'll be sure to keep an eye on the carrots


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