Friday, April 10, 2009

i can't help but love my rabbit (or The Proud Rabbit Mother Who Never Shuts Up)

Yes, I do love my rabbit & go on and on about her latest adventures.

This is what the crazy, possibly hormonal adolescent rabbit did one day while home alone. Not sure what else it was about. I'd just cleaned her litter and food tray, so she wasn't cranky about that, just messed it all up.

She bunched up her food-tray paper and shredded it all over the carpet. She moved her food tray and litter tray all around. She even up-ended her water bowl (bottom right of photo) and threw it across the floor.

A very sneaky & suspicious looking rabbit....

And no it isn't gorillas in the mist, it's rabbit in the curtain...

On this particular day, she buried herself in and was rummaging around in the curtain on the front door. I was trying to leave for work but couldn't find her in all the layers of curtain. My inability to get her out probably wasn't helped by my inability to stop laughing at the ridiculous strange behaviour that was going on in the curtain.

And here's just one fat bunny, communing with the dust bunnies.

If ever I loved the internet (or, life-changing revelations)

I have discovered a previously unknown (to me) universe of crocheted wonders. I would have been content with blankets, stuffed toys and the occasional doily or clothing item*, but no, I have been beset with the most (disturbing?) range of crocheted food, animals, and household objects (I don't mean pot holders either). I feel like I have found some missing piece of my imagination on the internet...... (that may be a little too melodramatic, but you get the picture).

I was so excited and overwhelmed that I couldn't think straight.
There is even a whole (craft?) called amigurumi which in part basically includes crocheting a whole bunch of food. The astonishing revelations just kept coming. I have immediate plans for cake and a variety of vegetables.

Here are some of my favourites:

A sushi toilet roll

Cakes that I would be proud to bake, let alone crochet

And of course, don't forget that breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

This has just changed my life, I tell you.

*I forgot to mention tea cosies.

I crocheted it all by myself

Little easter bunny egg cosies. I'm quite proud of them (even easter bunnies can be born with a few missing hairs and bumps and bruises).

(Pattern here)

Which brings me to my next post.....

Older still

Another year older. Well, I like the excuse for a family dinner :) There was a surprising absence of menfolk. My mum outdid herself with the pink cupcakes (my favourite), I was speechless. (I think I was also quite hyperactive?) Some Scenes from a Birthday Tea.....

Wonderful cupcake tree

Presents :)

Much eating enjoyment of cupcakes

Indiace and his Nanna

Famblies (and long lost relatives)

Family lunch, involving relatives of all kinds and a long-lost cousin who I haven't seen since I can't remember when & who hadn't seen his mother in several years either.

(So many people have been visiting a certain ill relative lately that it's almost like the family's Last Farewell).