Just some lighthearted fun today with a playful summer mood!
There is just something wonderful about the quality of light in the woods coming down through all the tree branches or breaking free in a meadow by the forest. These items on Etsy all captured the feel of a day in the woodlands from sun up to sun down. Enjoy!
Here is a treasury of great Etsy gifts that are unisex or for the guys! Everything has a rustic woodlands look in wonderful nature based colors. Enjoy!
Etsy has a Treasury Challenge NonTeam that has a challenge beginning each Thursday at noon running through Sunday noon for treasuries to be created around one chosen item. Read more details about the nonteam challenge and participating if you have an Etsy shop: http://treasurychallengenonteam.blogspot.com/
Since I think in images, I have created a couple lovely treasuries today. Switching to pictures is the most natural thing for me to do when I find my energy level lagging a bit. It is like dropping back into my native language. Enjoy!
For my second Follow Friday post today, I have an Etsy find, jewelry artist Bonnie of Bellina Creations. I have really just started to get to know her as the captain of the Etsy team, Lean on Me. I can see already I am going to enjoy the very positive atmosphere she has created in the team threads and the many friendly people who have been drawn to the team.
This is a find, she just opened her shop less than six months ago. Reading her profile I see she is one of the many who have become unemployed in this economy. In her own words she is “taking a leap of faith and finding a different road”.
You will find lovely jewelry in her shop that is beautifully photographed. I picked three favorite pieces to showcase here. She currently has over 120 handcrafted jewelry items.
I love what she shares about her sea glass:
But sea glass has a little piece of my heart. The reason behind this is that I put so much of myself into it. Each piece is found by me and can take days sometimes weeks to find a jewelry quality piece. Seeing that little shining gem lying amongst the rocks and sand is like finding a treasure!
I think there are many treasures waiting in her shop, so check her out: http://BellinaCreations.etsy.com.
Seriously, as rabbit lovers, this was irresistible. Twitter users started sharing the link over the weekend for International Carrot Day, April 4th. Logically, an Etsy treasury devoted to carrots had to follow, with a few carrot loving rabbits too.
Here’s a carrot fact from Bugs Bunny cartoon history. The voice of Bugs, Mel Blanc, hated carrots. They tried all kinds of fruits and vegetables to see if biting in and crunching something else could sound like a carrot. Nothing but a carrot sounded like a carrot. So Mel would bite in and crunch on the carrots and then spit them out.
Sorry Mel, but for us it is time to pause and get our paws on some lovely carrots!
At Rabbittude, we are always up for a good laugh year round, so we would wish for more than one day dedicated to silliness, laughter and fun. Ah, well, that is why we have bunnies to keep us going with foolishness in between. We will make do with the day we have to be our completely quirky, wacky selves today.
Here is a treasury I created of wonderful lighthearted fun things made by Etsy artisans: Silly Rabbit’s & Friends for April Fool’s Day.
Great Blog Post Alert! The Rabbittude Get Off My Tail bumper sticker has been included in this wonderful Feature Friday blog by Frostings sharing humorous Etsy items for April Fool’s Day: http://tncakes.blogspot.com/2011/04/feature-friday-april-fools-day.html. It is wonderful to be included here, but I am not posting it here just to brag (okay, bragging just a little bit). I think this is a great list of Etsy items, they all made me laugh and smile. I am really partial to the take off on Keep Calm and Carry On created by Sad Little Crown, Fling Yourself on the Bed and Cry Uncontrollably. It reminds me so much of Despair.com’s parody of beautiful photo art motivational training posters. Sometimes the motivational stuff just really doesn’t do it and you have to let it all out and then move on. ~Rebecca Pullin
Sometime in early March 10 years ago, little Miss Tigger was born. It is hard to believe that she has been with us for almost 10 years. We brought her home in mid May when she was still a baby, just two and a half pounds of pure trouble looking for a place to happen.
Over the years Tigger has slowed down some. Our anorexic model bunny retired a few years ago and has really put on some weight. She now really enjoys her food instead of us begging her to eat something. Now we can call her chubs.
Be vewy, vewy quiet! This is a group of some of the smallest bunnies on Etsy. All will fit in your hand.
The treasury includes items from some shops of the new Etsy Rabbits team. To check out or join the team, click here.