Monday, 2 January 2017

it's a new dawn but the stars are still bright ~*Starbright*~

Happy New Year! 

um, it's been a while since my last post! life kinda got in the way

but my etsy shop is still open, I'm still making the wee leverets and I'm still around!
and I have some great news to share!

- quite a few months ago, one very cold day - a very special bright little star came into my life!!!

I have been thinking of Wesley every single day, ever since he left on xmas eve 2013 in the arms
Yes I missed him but I felt it was maybe time for another rescue rabbit to come into my life, but I didn't feel the urge to contact any rescues, just yet.

..and so the stars answered my request for me

and a tiny little piece of brightness came into my life last May!
(oops! that long ago? and I haven't told anyone? tut tut!)

but here she is - please welcome ~Starbright~ 
my little blue-eyed princess!!

she was a wee bit shy at first

but soon came out of her shell

and like all rabbits feeling safe in a safe place she has already checked out every inch of my apartment, and em, made some slight improvements 
(oh okay, they can be classed as de-provements, but to a rabbit deconstructing something IS seen as an improvement!)

just small matters like the rearrangement of soft furnishings (and carpet corners ripped to buggery)
slight indents made to bathroom walls, but I'm in the process of constructing a new bathroom so that has been most helpful actually
and the inspection of wallpaper-to-skirting board fixments. They just weren't good enough so she has ripped strips of paper off the wall instead so I can do a better job next time

It's such a blessing to have her! 
she was an unwanted bunny and a lovely lady took her in, in the meantime, and word got around and I got the chance to meet her.
As I approached the run that she was in outside, she came over to me, then stood up on her hindlegs, made a small bark noise and poked her nose thru the wire at me!
Oh WOW!! 
that was it! I was sold on her!
-she had done the choosing- simple as that

and every day since then has been wonderful!
here she is opening a packet of Ikea ryvita biscuits

my hares are still selling, and I'm still making them when I have the time

and are also available in a beautiful desert cam pattern too! This Army uniform has seen service in Afghanistan. All the uniforms I reuse have stories behind them. You are not just buying a hare, you are taking in a little bit of history:)

I'm still loving being a soldier and have been away alot this past year. Here I am by some mist shrouded loch up the top of some mountain. It was pretty dreicht that day! (but I loved it!)

and here I am resting near the summit of some other mountain in the West coast of Scotland. Such a beautiful view whilst I ate my lunch!

And looking East from that same view towards some lochs (loch are what the Scots call lakes)

my life has been filled with love! Even the clouds remind me how much love surrounds me!

and on New Year's eve I posted my last etsy sale for 2016!
A wee hare going to England to brighten someone's new year! Yay!

I'm so appreciative that people still take the time to stop by my etsy shop and choose a hare for themselves. Love making them and I still get time to go away and do exciting things!

Isn't this a very wonderful piece of wood? I came across it in a forest and yes, it HAD to come home with me, haha
Love is always revealing itself to me - clouds, wood, stones, rocks, leaves - all in the shape of hearts
and besides, I knew someone who would appreciate this piece of wood very much:)

I've been flying all over the place this past year! So exciting! and exciting to always come home as well

I love flying RyanAir!

Edinburgh has been stunning as usual! Here is a castle that had been living in one of the main streets in the city centre.
Yeah, a castle was put up in a couple of nights, just to, just to, well - just to look beautiful and make you smile!
It came with bright sparkly lights on it, but I rather preferred the ghost-like snow-maiden appearance instead

when you are happy then reminders about enjoying life flash before you
Where ever you happen to be!

sometimes you are reminded of what's important in the most unusual of places - a lorry carpark on the M6 as I was heading back to Scotland from England

..and here is that happy recipient of the heart shaped log 
Starbright knows all about appreciation:)
and so do I
~always follow your heart
~and do what you love

life is too short to do otherwise

be happy, appreciate, smile, laugh and love
and have a great 2017!

thank you
oh! someone has had enough?!

Thursday, 24 March 2016

Happy BunnyDay

it's been 3 months, tut tut tut!
but here I am - just in time to celebrate Happy Bunny Day!
(that's an official world celebration day isn't it?!)

what can I say?
I've been away, working, and busy busy busy. But not too busy that I can't stop and say hi to new pals ~handsome wee deers~ 
from colder climes

and we got on so well that he came home with me!

just in time to celebrate Easter Bunny Day (and any other celebration that happened to be on the cards)

so, let's get this party started! 
here's some offsrpings singing a neat toon, with a fun optimistic partaaay boy to bring a smile to you ;)

when I was away I picked up these adorable baskets to fill with chocolate and other essentials

but I came across a box of little white chicklets with orange polka dot scarves and, oh well, there you go - they were too cute to share their baskets with any other type of sweeties

I had originally planned on keeping the bunny basket for me, but when my mama saw it she squeeled in delight! and well, that was that...
I'm stuck with the sheepy
should've got two bunnys :/

tiny handsome reindeer approves the baskets I had bought and a photo of him from when he was up on the hills last summer

breathtaking eh? 
reindeer do that to me
(surely I'm not the only one?!)

so my collection of all things adorable and edible were ready to go places to celebrate with me

- up to my mama's that was! the party was being held at her's, as it is, traditionally, every year

and as tradition goes, it is held a week or two, or three before the actual real? one
not sure why that is, just like to celebrate celebrations when I feel like it, so I phoned her 2 days ago and gave 1 days notice...

anyway, before all that happened, as I mentioned I had been away
spending some time up North
(up North is what everyone down South calls the North part of Scotland!)

I'd been away working with the Army, having fun, and sleeping in my 'doss' bag on a plastic lined mattress on a squeaky squeaky bed! 
aaah it was heaven!
when you are happy, and in heaven - the stars are always shining over you

I had some time out and made it along to one of my favourite places! The Reindeer Centre!
(love the white deer running down the steps eh!)
I didn't have enough time to go up the hills for a trek to pat the reindeer, as it usually takes a couple hours so I did the next best thing - I went into their wee shop and ...

a hundred little even-toed ungulates raced over to me!

and 30minutes later I came out with a bag of goodies, plus one handsome boy!

next to the Reindeer centre is an information centre and cafe with a huge granite memorial to celebrate the Norwegian commando soldiers of Kompani Linge, 57 of whom gave their lives during WWII 

many Norwegians came here to train and then returned to Norway in daring Commando raids!

I paid my silent respects to them. 
Every day when I see old fogies out and about I always wonder what part they had in the war. Grand or small, they all played their part. The whole country came together.
My gran worked in an office issuing documents I think and my granpapa was in the Admiralty doing sercet stuffs! He didn't speak a word of his work to anyone, not even my gran. That is loyalty.
It is an honour to serve my country and an honour to be a member of the Armed Forces with such an rich history of bravery and heart. 

Saw this picture up on the wall where I was staying. 

Oh gosh! he took my breath away, I just had to have a photo of him.

..maybe one day we will bump into each other? ..out in a field? ..up a snowy mountain? ..crossing a river in spate? ..travelling in convoy?

every day after work I relaxed with a bottle of sugar sweet coke and an empire biscuit! yyuuummeeee :)
(I never ate the bunny - he was for one of my mates as a thankyou present!)

never had an empire biscuit before?
not here in Scotland at the moment? 
Empires are a traditional Scottish biscuit and my favourite ones are with the orange coloured and yellow coloured sugared jelly tot thingys in the centre. Has to be orange or yellow otherwise I won't eat it. Just sayin' like..
(though the purple one on my lap above went down a treat - it was my last one! I'm not so fussy when I can't be choosy!)

well, I found a recipe from Graham's - a Scottish dairy from up North :)
it's got lots of words and steps in it, my eyes started to glaze over! and I much prefer to just go and buy my empires but for those of you who like to get the kitchen counters in a mess and have stuff spread all over the place.. then here's a recipe for them

so, after work when I came back home I happened to come by this very smart disguise!
- would be hard to recognize me eh?
~ bunny girl ;)

and I was excited because a couple months ago I took this pic above of all these happy friends and one of them went into my mama's shopping basket, as an easter present for me!
and well, yesterday was THE day I was gonna be meeting him again

the table was laid..

with cakes and candles (yes it says Happy BUNNYday there! aha!)

see, I didn't lie ;)


(the candles were left unattended as I opened my presents and the letters sort of vanished onto the coffee table in a little lump of hot white gooey stickiness, heh heh)

(never leave a burning candle unattended even if your presents are uber super exciting and take all your attention away!)

this wasn't one of my bunnyday presents, but it was a present for me, from me, hahaha
I got this a wee while ago - it's my new mp3
cute eh?
came all the way from China, with FREE shipping!
cost $1.87, 
but unfortunately my Mac Mini doesn't recognize it, neither does my mum's pc, neither does my papa's laptop, so I can't upload my Metallica toons to it for my gym! *sigh*
so shall have to relent and buy some ipod shuffle thingy after all
if only Apple made mp3s that were cute
all the cutest stuff comes from China!

um, then again!
perhaps not?
not sure how this design above passed design-quality-control, but when I was up North and saw this in a shop I just had to take a picture!
it's so wrong on so many levels eh?!!
tut tut tut

(er well, it's a badly designed, fresh(or flesh!)-pink-coloured knob-bly tricycle handle)
(like I said - tut tut tut!)

and in another shop I happened on some beautiful lucky Japanese fishes
these ones are well-designed! hahaha

so beautiful eh?
love the fabrics and the simplicity of the design

which takes me to my next announcement!

on this Happy BUNNY day I would like to introduce into the world - little Army Bunny Bun!

all fluffy and tufty
and wearing her coat of woodland disguise

with shiny and baby proof safe eyes
oh lol, what can I say?

sorry - she's not for sale!

this wee mite is off to be a companion to a tiny little human bundle, so the chances of a baby chewing on her eyes could be a possibility, hence the buttons instead of the shiny eyes I normally use

and great news - my very first litter of MTP drive safe baby Army hares!
these ones ARE for sale!

looking very dapper in their new MTP coats :)

MTP is multi terrain pattern, and these hares are made from a pair of unwanted Army issue trousers. Like all things in my etsy shop and the tiny hares I make, I love to upcycle all old/used/not needed materials to give them a second, or third! life

and I'm excited to say that I also have drive safe Army hares in Desert cams pattern too!
oh my! don't they look awfy becoming eh? if I don't say so myself, ah ha :)

love these wee ones!

so, the wee Army bunny bun and a couple of these drive safe hares are now off to a new home -for FREE- as a thank you to the soldier who kindly sent me his old unwanted cams!
If you've got some old kit that's seen service, and not needed any more then message me and you could have a couple of beautiful hares in return

that's a rather nice way to receive a bunny eh?

let's have some love toons eh?

it's been 5 years now since my princess Arabella was here

she came from a rabbit rescue centre after being an unwanted easter bunny


it's been 2 years since Wesley was here

my king of kings!

he came from a rabbit rescue centre as well, in Rugby in England, after being an unwanted easter present too

I'm so blessed to have had both of these precious little hearts in my home and my heart with me
Each treasure shared 7 years of their life with me

If you are looking to fill your heart and home with a wee real-life bun, then do visit a rabbit rescue centre. 
There are heaps out there. And many little treasures are waiting excitedly for a forever home to share love and happy days with you.

here's me yesterday
wearing some gold leaf in my hair
looking cute without my rabbit whiskers and ears, ha ha!??

I'm so blessed to have had Arabella and Wesley in my life
and some day I will bring another little bun, or two, from a rabbit rescue centre into my home and heart again 

but until then, I just keep doing what I love every day

right you finally finished?!
you can get me wrapped and packed and off to my new home and the little human I am going to be loving

oh gosh!!

yes thank you! and
I hope you have a great happy bunny day and easter when it comes, unless you are like me, and like to celebrate early and whenever you goddam feel like it!