Saturday, 1 December 2007
"No matter how small one's garden one should always set aside at least half an acre for wildflowers."
I think it is mis-quoted because my mother found it quoted again in a magazine and cut out the words for me. It was a whole acre, but I can't change the name now!
I found it a curious and evocative name for my company.
My Half an Acre is a peaceful meadow - lizards dart through the grass, fish swim in the little river and the Sockbunnies live in The Warren, which nestles in the sunniest corner of the plot. There is a vegetable garden, tended by the bunnies, where they grow carrots, lettuce and strawberries.
One day I will have my own half an acre, and there will be a hammock slung between two trees and a rickety gate leading to the adjacent garden of my oldest and best friend Ruth.
Saturday, 3 March 2007
These two bunnies are now living with a certain Isabella Campling. She has discovered her 'inner bunny' big time. Little did we all know what would come over her when she took these two home!
The bunnies have the most glorious, fluffiest, pinkest, most girlie bed EVER. Never has a sock bunny slept in such grandeur.
What ever will they say back at The Warren?
Friday, 2 March 2007
Thursday, 1 February 2007
Thursday, 4 January 2007
It was discovered when my three children were a little bored and I made a sock bunny for one of them. Then the other two boys wanted one. Those bunnies were lonely and needed bunny friends. The bunnies then needed families. Next their friends wanted bunnies, then their friends' friends ......... As everyone discovered their inner bunny it became obvious that a shop was needed. And so Widget and Friends opened on Folksy!
Each bunny comes in it's own sleeping bag. Please keep them in there at night as they don't like to be cold. Remember to take them out in the daytime though ..... so they can hop around and search for carrots.
Each bunny comes in a travelling box with a bunny badge and instructions on how to stay in touch with The Warren. The bunnies would love to know where their friends are off to and any interesting tales they have to tell of their travels. Please let them know by contacting The Warren and it can be posted on this blog! Your bunny will also be added to the Bunny Map and it you let us know if it travels anywhere it's journey can be plotted too!
The bunnys' email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Remember - your inner bunny is in there struggling to get out!
Monday, 1 January 2007
'Widget and Friends' is part of Half an Acre. Widget and his bunny friends all live at 'The Warren' which nestles in a sunny corner of Half an Acre. I started to make the sock bunnies because my eldest son has a big love of all things rabbit. Widget and Friends was first to open (as a shop within Folksy.com) and, just after, I started this blog. This blog is the central information point for the sock bunnies. Here you can read about the sold bunnies - where they are living and what they might be getting up to with their new owners. Global Bunny is visiting exciting places around the world and you can read about her travels here too. You can also sign up to the newsletter to get updates from the bunnies.
Widget Sockbunny is having one picture taken every day for a whole year! You can see his daily photo on his blog Widget's Year.
Do keep stopping back in on your travels around the internet - there will always be something new happening!