All items in this treasury have been created by members of the Etsy Rabbits team. Visiting the shops of team members, you will often find lots of bunny rabbit themed items. However, there is also a great deal of diversity too, something for everyone. The thing that unites members in joining the team is a love of bunny rabbits. Many but not all team members have house rabbits. There are currently 126 members on the team, both buying and selling Etsy members. Go bunnies!
This is a wonderful Etsy bunny rabbit treasury created by NYHop. Thanks so much for including our dust bunnies!
If you can’t find a bunnysitter to physically get away, at least take visual vacations. That is what I like so much about treasuries on Etsy. I can curate 16 items that take me away to somewhere else for a time. Sometimes I buy an item and sometimes by doing the treasuries I help a buyer and seller connect by promoting other’s on Etsy. This treasury celebrates the end of summer and that special quality of light seen this time of year as summer is closing out.
Late last night, I discovered that our Etsy shop has received Google syndication so that it appears in the Google shopping results. This has been a hotly debated subject on Etsy since the rollout for this syndication of Etsy shops began sometime last year. I have seen reports from shops that it helped a lot while other sellers say they haven’t seen any difference at all in their views or sales.
With a tough economy though, many want to believe that getting into that extra place will be the thing that gets them to the sales level they are seeking. So the slowness of Etsy and Google making this happen for all Etsy sellers is causing a lot of negativity. Many of the unsyndicated feel they aren’t on an even playing field.
The jury is out for us on this one until some time has passed. Since summer is a slower time for people looking for bunny rabbit items, unless they are a true rabbit enthusiast, it may not make much difference for us receiving this syndication now. Springtime would have provided a better testing time for Rabbittude. We will keep to our plans and see what this does or doesn’t do for our views and sales going forward. At least now in the Google shopping, items from our CafePress store and Etsy shop are appearing together to give people who are finding us for the first time a wider variety of choices.
Learning we were syndicated did prompt a really good look over all our current listings to make sure they met the rules to be picked up by the feed. I was editing late into the night. Then this morning Blaine was going back through and reviewing, looking for typos or things that didn’t make sense. That provided a funny view of the difference in how the guys view descriptions. Blaine told me I had a problem on one listing. I asked which one and his response was, “the silver bunny earrings with violet whatevers”. Which was his translation of Sterling Bunny Rabbit Earrings, Violet Swarovski Butterflys.
Changing subjects to Poo in review: In The Wonderful World of Bunny Poo, I talked about a Creative Breakroom challenge I had seen for “Jars O Crap”. Even though the challenge is past, I was going to do an upscaled bunny poo in a jar product picture and description a la that challenge theme for fun. However, my rabbits aren’t the poo producers I had thought. Well they are, but they aren’t as messy outside the box as I thought which is the best means of collecting clean dry poo. Either they have gotten very tidy right when I decided to collect a small jar of their random poos, or they were never as messy as I assumed. Live and learn. If I ever get a jar collected, I will do a blog post with my hypthetical product listing.
Tomorrow I will share some photos. The first week of August has been designated as a Simplify Your Life week. So, I have posts planned starting Monday on how to simplify and make things easier with house rabbits as part of the household equation. I will share a lot of the things we have discovered and learned that have helped us.
Ten years with rabbits and it never occurred to me to actually do an internet search for bunny poop. Ah well, it is never too late to learn about new things.
Earlier this week, someone commented they thought someone on Etsy had bunny poo encased in metal for sale. True, as a pet memorial item. You send in the poo and she will encase it in Sterling Silver and create earrings. I have to admit that I have worn my bunnies’ poo, many times, but it was not intentional on my part. It isn’t among my fondest memories of them. So I will take a pass on this product. However, if this is of interest to you, you can find it on Etsy, search for “bunny poop”.
Earlier this week I did a comparison of bunny poop available from Ebay sellers. Etsy also has one seller of Rabbit Manure Fertilizer Green side dressing Gardening garden All Natural. That title obviously has some keyword stuffing and doesn’t read so well. They give the size as a US Postal Priority box of poop for $6.99 with $12.00 shipping cost. They say they stuff as much as possible into this box size which gives me a mental picture of a box about to pop with poop. They list a benefit of the rabbit manure, it doesn’t burn like some other manures. I can verify that should be true since our bunnies have never caught the house on fire with their poop even though we have gas heating and thus pilot lights and open cooking flames. The Etsy seller sounds quite friendly saying, “I look forward to shipping you some soon!”
The item in this picture was created for Easter and sold back then, but I’ll bet there could be more if you ask! You can click on the picture to see the full listing, except the selling price. I love the irony of bunny poop as soap and who doesn’t love a deep chocolate color and scent? This was created by Etsy seller Love Lee Soaps. It was intended as an Easter basket gag gift, but I think has a great year round potential for rabbit lovers.
Looking at things available on the web, I am a bit disturbed by how many items are gag candy gifts / treat bags made to look like they contain bunny poop. This kind of puts the gag into gag gift for me. It reminds me too much of an item from The Bad Bunny List. Someone left an open candy dish of Raisinets in the bunny area. I would never leave any open food in a bunny area being concerned about a bunny eating forbidden / dangerous foods. However in this case the bunny claimed them in a different manner, by pooping in the dish and marking it “theirs”. I could picture the next unsuspecting human not paying attention, grabbing a handful, tossing them into their mouth and really get a taste surprise.
On Amazon, bunny poop returns something cute for kids to aid in toilet training: Toilet Buddy Poo P. Bunny . Cute name, Poo P. Bunny! The product description says “Toilet Buddies are designed to open up family communication, peak children’s interest, and most importantly initiate toilet training readiness. They empower children to explore the toilet and bathroom independently with fun and humor.” And it gives your toilet a cartoon bunny rabbit ears, face, paws and carrot! The price is $17.59 and eligible for free shipping.
Part of the reason the Bunny Poo P. Bunny makes me smile is it really gives the feel of bunny is watching you. That reminds me of a story told to me by someone I met at a rescue group meeting. She would leave the bathroom door open and her bunny would come to the doorway, see she was occupied and race off to get into trouble while he knew she couldn’t get to him.
I will admit, I did buy something this week that tickled my funny bone. It is upscaled and subtle enough to need a second look to “get” it if you don’t actually see a title. I bought this Bunny Poop necklace by foowahu on Etsy. I haven’t received it yet. The shop is in vacation mode right now. So if you like it you will have to check back in about a month to see if it is back in stock. I loved the necklace and the description: Watch your step! Those dang bunnies leave their little ‘presents’ everywhere!
And so they do and do and do… I will share something for the pooper troopers later.
*** Addendum, remembered after I posted. One internet search told me that one of the people search companies had located Bunny Poo for me. If I paid their fee, they would provide me with the real age, location, address and phone number for Bunny Poo.
I will start out today with a follow, a favorite shop on Etsy, Tyler’s Workshop. I have included work from this shop in a number of treasuries and purchased the Bunnyland card (picture below on right). I have my eye on more cards.
The shop announcement starts out: WARNING: You have a SERIOUS RISK OF SMILING! I do smile every time I come to this shop to take a look at what is new.
The artwork of animals just being their cute selves is just wonderful. Even better is that the art is available on cards, providing lots of choices of cards to send to animal / bunny lovers you know. Or you can keep cards and frame the artwork to enjoy yourself.
So I would suggest hopping on over and checking this artist and shop out! Bring some smiles to your Friday or plan to share some with someone else.
Tyler’s Workshop currently has:
- 190+ Items
- 170 Cards – $3.50 to $3.75 with $.60 for shipping
- 40+ Bunny Rabbit Items
This is lovely affordable animal art!
On Tuesday, I always try to create one or more beautiful treasuries to lift my spirits. Today I created one featuring many items from members of the Lean On Me team. The inspiration for the colors and title came from the painting by Lauras Fine Art, Cool Clouds and Golden Field.
Earlier this week with all the bunny troubles going on, I was craving things that were sweet and light and happy to perk me up. So I created a treasury of items that took me to a happy place just looking at them all. These would all be lovely buys, so I wanted to share.
It has been an on and off again gray day here, so I created a really bright red hot treasury of items created by members of the Etsy Rabbits team. I got the inspiration for the title from UsagiRabbit’s Punk Bunny.
For anyone who would like that summertime feel with bunnies included, here is an Etsy treasury I created today.