Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bun Bun

Bun Bun is what my daughter called rabbits when she was just a little tiny girl. This morning I woke up with this image of bunnies in my head. I had heaps of other things to do, but you know, sometimes you just have to go with what's there. These are little prototype bunny beads. They are in the bisque kiln right now. There's only a hand full so I can see what they glaze up like.

I love baby bunnies. They are one of my earliest happy memories. Seeing them hop through the grass at dusk was such an exciting thing. You had to be really quiet so that you wouldn't scare them off. That is not something so easy to do as a four year old. I loved those little grey furry plump bunnies. My mother was less than thrilled with them. The object of those little bunnies affection was my mothers garden. New pea sprouts, lettuce, spinach, not a the asparagus, but almost anything newly sprouting, was what they were after. Me, I think I'd like to plant a garden just to feed those little babies.

OK, now that I've lured you in here, hop on over to the Beads of Clay Blog. Joan Tucker of Off Center Productions is writing a monthly spot light feature of BOC members. This month it is me!!!! She's even made me sound somewhat interesting. Yippeeee.

Thanks, Joan!

25 comments:

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Awww...the lil' bun buns are so cute...Definately going to check out the BOC blog

SueBeads said...

OMG!!! You did it again! You made something I NEED! My daughter's best friend LOVES LOVES LOVES bunnies, they even had one, so I need to buy one from you to make her a necklace for her birthday!!! Please reserve me one!

Round Rabbit said...

Oh dear, I'm going to need a little pile of those beads!
Must have bunnies.... :)

mairedodd said...

oh seriously - this is too much! you are making magic leann, one bead at a time... these are adorable - so innocent and darling... i saw them and my heart just melted... so glad you went with it! :0)

Jenny J-V said...

So sweet! Just saying the word "bunny" makes me happy!!

Katie said...

I'm with Nancy...I'm going to need a pile of bunnies...I just can't resist their cuteness...

If you saw my cubicle at work right now, you'd see that I have my very own Peep on my wall - I made them for everyone because bunny Peeps are too cute...who doesn't love a bunny????

sharon said...

They are so cute I can't take it!!! I think you have an incredible and distinct connection with nature, it just flows from you!

Tammy and Rob said...

I love the baby bunnies, I have always loved them too! I'm excited to read the Beads of Clay feature too!

Judy said...

I just love baby bunnies they are just the cutest! The bun-bun bead is darlin...I can already see a necklace with one of those little babies.

Greer - Vintajia said...

Cute! - shame they are foreigh imports here in Oz and terribly destructive.

Marie Cramp said...

Spring is inspiring you!! They are adorable!! You know I am going to need one, or two, or...

stregata said...

LeAnn, darling, you are interesting!!!
And those bunnies are too cute for words! I need to have a bun bun! LOL
I think it is the inner child that responds so strongly to these.

The Joy of Nesting said...

Congratulations!! I think are in order, Next I must have a bunny listen carefully you can hear him say his best friend is a little birdie who lives in Mazatlan by the name of "Woodcock"!!! And last,

THE BIRDIES HAVE LANDED!!!! Oh and they are soooo wonderful and so are all the beautiful goodies you added. If you check my blog you can see their arrival ;)

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

sasha and max said...

Lovely write up on BOC, LeAnn - congratulations and so well deserved.
Sweet little bunnies too :). Nice to here that you have 2 animal assistants like me :)

Angela said...

Ah bunnies brings back memories of when our two 'male' rabbits provided 6 babies, and although we seperated them as soon as we'd realised another 5 appeared, but they were all so adorable and good homes were found for all apart from the ones we kept back for the children!

TesoriTrovati said...

When my son was about 3 and misbehaving (just a tad) before Easter we saw a bunny hopping around outside our back door, looking like he was spying on us. I said "There's the Bunny Scout! He is watching you and will report back to the EB!" (Easter Bunny) It worked. To this day when we see them we think of Bunny Scouts. Because the EB can't be everywhere (P.S. Works the same with all the Santas you see around Christmas...they are Santa Scouts!)
Enjoy the day!
Erin

hint said...

Loving precious bun bun!

Silver Parrot said...

Somehow, I think my bird beads are gonna need a bun bun buddy ;-)

One of my cousins had a rabbit when we were little and the rabbit's actual name was "Bun Bun."

belvedere beads said...

Wasn't 'Bun Bun' the name of the rabbit puppet on Captain Kangaroo?

In any case, these are too cute - can't wait to snag one in your etsy shop.

Pretty Things said...

I want to pet him and hug him and squeeze him and love him and feed him and call him George.

(If you didn't watch Bugs Bunny when you were a kid, that went STRAIGHT over your head and you just think I'm weirder than normal.)

Kella said...

I look forward to seeing them glazed.

Sweet Pea said...

I love bunnies so much!! We resued a baby bunny and kept it for about a week, then let it go in a golf course. We named him Pete!!

Esther said...

so cute!! bravo LeAnn

kvk said...

Oh my - the bunnies are so very sweet!
My bunny memories are problematic - the summer hay harvest would flush the baby bunnies which meant sport for our critters ... not a happy sound. We've long since moved and the critters have passed so I can once again enjoy the little darlings.
Can't wait to see them glazed.

Cindy said...

LeAnn...guess what, we had a gray bunny named "BunBuns"!! She lived to be about 10 years old. Her buddy, named Babycakes lived to be about 14 years old and we lost him about 2 years ago now. I have a fondness for bunnies for sure. Your new beads are adorable!!
Cindy