Monday, February 8, 2016

Emmett & Korra Sitting In A Tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G

So amidst our difficult times and sadness over these last few weeks,
we've had goodness and beauty too in the form of two of our babies falling in love!
We've bonded many rabbits in our 20+ years of rabbit parenthood...
Ella and Roo, took 6 months to bond.
Noodle and Hobbs took about 1 or 2 months.
Sisters Jinny and Hazel took several months to bond to Jaks
And once the boys Jaks & Roo lost their partners they actually bonded in about 1 month.
Teela and Yuuji took over 3 months...
and Teela, Yuuji and Frenwyck took over 2 years!
Well our newest couple took ONE DAY!!!
Now we happily get to sing the ritual
"Emmett & Korra, sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G" ha ha.
We originally adopted Korra-Soleil because, well she was just meant to be part of our family,
but secondly because we wanted to try to bond her with Frenwyck.
She had a bonded mate before but he died when they were transferred from one shelter to another,
Frenwyck was clearly desperate for friends but Yuuji & Teela were just taking too darn long.
So we adopted her but her & Fren just didn't seem to like each other & they had to remain separate.
On the other hand,
whenever Emmett would get to see Korra-Soleil he would spring to life, literally!
He'd bounce and dance and put on quite the show in her honor...
and she respond in a way she never did for Frenwyck,
She would popcorn at the gate beside him and wiggle her tail at him constantly.
She was SO aggressive with all other buns, including us and Min is so mild mannered,
well we didn't even consider it at first...
than just before Xmas, when Fren was finally with Teela nd Yuuji fulltime,
I said 'Hey let's take those two for a ride in the truck and see how they do'.
Well that ride went super well,
in the same day we found ourselves going from the truck to the living room,
than to an even larger space into the hallway and that lead into time in their respective rooms
and well, it happened in one fights, bonded straight away, it was love at first sight.
What I find funny is that these two rabbits were at the same 2 shelters together.
First one in Quebec and then the one in Toronto where we found them...
I joke that maybe they both speak French, ha ha!
It just goes to show that rabbits are soul mates just like people...
don't you just love that.

Friday, February 5, 2016

New Felt Fun

It's been awhile since I've worked with felt & stitchery and it felt good to get back into it a bit.
Here is my most recently finished lovely...isn't it pretty?
It can be put in a frame for the makings of a lovely little embroidered art piece,
or upon request I can make it into a one-of-a-kind brooch for you.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Year Of The Monkey Coloring Page

This month the lovely folks who "Keep In Touch" with my studio news
get this colouring page...
Because this New Year of ours is the Year Of The Monkey.
Want monthly colouring pages, shop discounts, first dibs and other good stuff, just sign up here.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Glitter Bug 9

Glitter Bug 9 is one of my new favorites...
These bugs of mine aren't real of course, just my re-imagining inspired by the real thing.
Once again this beauty is a teeny tiny 3 x 3 inch one of a kind...
interested in having the lovely little original for your very own? just email me if you are.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Flowers to Press

Most flowers that pass through this house get a 2nd life
as I press them in my homemade super nifty flower presses.
It is a process I love.  Somehow it's relaxing.
...It's exciting because you never know what you'll get,
Some flowers turn out amazingly, others rot out...
I am sure they'll make their way into mixed medias someday, atleast that's been the plan!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Glitter Bug 8

A new little butterfly, Glitter Bug 8.
A coloured pencil on a painted mini canvas measuring on 3 x 3 inches.
I'll get shots of the original and get it listed as soon as the sun peeks it's head out!
Interested without seeing more, just send me an email.

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Book Pile

Forgive my absence last week, I was suppose to be back to blogging as normal
but a super bad 3+ day long migraine kept me away from any semblance or a normal routine!
Today I wanted to share my 2015 book pile with you all...
it wasn't a stellar reading year but what can you do, life gets in the way sometimes doesn't it, ha ha!
These 4 I absolutely loved.
Alice Hoffman continues to be my favorite author with Sarah Addison Allen a close 2nd.
Though these 6 don't quite make me favorites pile, they were really good...

 and these 4 I didn't care for so much, a couple of them felt like a real chore to get though in fact!
I am sure other people might love them but I did not.  To each their own opinion and all that jazz!

Did you read any spectacular books that you would recommend??
As always, feel free to do your own book pile post and share the link in the comments below.
Well I am off to more studio tidying and than an afternoon with watercolours.
As soon as it's sunny, I'll be able to take some photos and show you my latest work.
See you soon XO

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