1. I think It Must Be Nice To Be a Bird, run by Madeleine Belanger is currently my favourite jewellery designer (Ladybird Likes being a close second!).

    My boyfriend got me a lovely rabbit pendant last Christmas and I’m in awe of it.  My life is all about crafts, and I go to a lot of craft shops, galleries and shows and there’s always a lot of jewellery and sometimes things can seem a bit samey, still wonderful, but it’s rare I get really truly excited.  (I don’t mean to sound like a dick.  I do get excited, I do think a lot of the work I see is really well crafted, but I don’t think “I NEED TO BLOG ABOUT THIS MAKER!” often) But Madeleine’s work is really breathtaking.

    I love her style, tiny works of art.  And the drawings in each one are hand painted water colours, seriously.  Amazing.  So much amazing craftsmanship.  Her work is inspired by the Canadian landscape around her and it’s wildlife.

    My partner has said he knows what to get me for the next few Christmasses, and I may well be asking for a commission featuring my rabbit in =]

    Her blog is here: http://itmustbenicetobeabird.blogspot.com/

    And Etsy store is here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/iamabird

    All images from the artists Etsy.  And all available to buy!

     
  2. Some of you may know that I have a house bunny, Sir Anthony Hopkins.  He’s amazing, but also a little devil!  Many crafters may know the drama of having many handmade things and a pet set on DESTROYING EVERYTHING.  So, I made a load of patches, cards and things inspired by this!  On etsy here!

    (https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/169895388/chewing-rabbits-patch?)

     
  3. Organising all of the patches I’ve done over the last week or so, oh god.  There’s so many.  Too many!  Each pile is about 10-20 high =/  This isn’t even all of them!  OH GOD TOO MANY PATCHES.

    Now I need to get them all photographed and up on Etsy.  I have given myself a job and a half.

    They’ll be up here…one day…

    (https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Glitterbugdoodlebean)

     
  4. I recently got a pet rabbit recently, and he’s adorable and stuff, so I’ve got a bit obsessed with rabbit accessories and things, and these are my favourites.

    First necklace is a commission from Katie May Designs, a fantastic laser cut designer.  Laser cutting is everywhere now, and her stuff still manages to be fresh, and geometrically amazingly hip.  She made another rabbit with flowers on, but I thought it’d look gorgeous with maps, so this is one she made for me with a map of Hope Cove in Devon, where I spent much of my childhood.

    The drawing is by Kate Webber Illustrations.  Kate does amazing one of drawings with so much detail, it’s really incredible.  

    The other necklace is by Gallons of Ink, I also have a tote bag with rabbits by her.  She does lovely drawings and turns them into jewellery and wearable accessories.  This one looks just like my rabbit, Sir Anthony Hopkins.  (pictured above on his 3 month birthday.)

     
  5. TINY bunny knitting pattern from MochiMochiLand!

     
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  7. Sorry that there hasn’t been much activity lately on this blog, it’s thanks to this little squirt!  I got him just over a week ago, his name is Sir Anthony Hopkins and here he is “helping” me with my crafting.

     
  8. Mr. Mini Rabbit Deer-Stachio, Miniature Faux Taxidermy - A.I.Creatures (by Anatomically Incorrect Creatures)

     

  9. myfeetwontstopmoving:

    New brooch I put up on etsy!

     
  10. Lovely printed textiles from Olivia Streatfeild-James.