Thursday, September 16, 2010

A few goodies

The mailman left this on my doorstep today:

One look at the sender and you'll know how excited I was to see it:

For those of you who do not know Michelle of The Raspberry Rabbits  (and if you don't, shame on you! you just click on that link there and go check her out, then you can come back and read the rest of this.), she is a marvelous textile artist who makes some very lovely bunny-themed items with the help of her assistants, Sugie, Sir Harrington and the recently-departed-but-still-very-missed Razzy. When I saw one of her more recent creations, I knew I had to have it--and somehow, I was lucky enough to see it still available once I got home from our trip.

I immediately got out my scissors and with great care and trepidation, I opened all the carefully-wrapped packaging. I should have taken more pics during the process, because Shell had wrapped it up so lovingly, just like a present with patterned tissue paper and a gorgeous ribbon (and even added a little extra bonus packet of tea and a Ghiradelli chocolate), but I was so excited to get my hands on it, I just tore into it without thinking.

And there it was:


Isn't it gorgeous?! It's going up in my bedroom just as soon as hubby can install the little brackets that came with it so I can hang it up. I LOVE it, Shell, it's beautiful--and I will be having that tea tonight (hubby snagged the chocolate as his "installation fee").

I wasn't the only one getting something today; I finally gave Mickey his present from our trip:

It's a magnet I found at an army/navy surplus store, so of course there was only one place for it:

His Majesty was suitably impressed with the offering. Don't let that sweet face fool you; he is an attack rabbit--he attacks his food, he attacks his toys, he attacks cardboard...oh yes, and he'll hump your leg if he likes you enough, but that's a story for another post. ;)


Michelle May said...

Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy! I'm so incredibly happy you like it!!! Glad your hubby liked the installation payment. That was so funny!
Of course, the sign for Mick's condo is hilarious! I love it and glad he is doing good! Sweetie boy, auntie shell knows how sweet you really are even if you attack your things.
xx, shell

Karen M said...

Lucky you! All that Shell goodness.
And Mickey's a lucky guy too, to have his place in life so well understood.

Crafty Green Poet said...

What a lovely piece from Michelle! And what a comical sign for Mickey...

Hef's Mom said...

Shell was a busy girl at the post office, I got a package yesterday too! Her items are always lovely and lovingly wrapped, and always a raspberry chocolate!

The Fab Furs said...

The Pumpkin Eaters hanging is very special. As to Mickey's sign, now he is absolved from any liability as a result of his actions--people have been warned! Raspberry chocolate is also sometimes used as a currency around here.

Lisa said...

YAYYY That piece is so beautiful.

Love Mickey's sign. So funny.

The human said...

Mickey's sign is making me laugh so much... particularly because he's sitting under the sign in your picture looking so unimpressed!

He attacks you with his cuteness and smothers you in fluff!

Jade said...

Don't be fooled by the look, he's trying to lull you into a false sense of security before his savage attack--and considering how much he sheds, "smothers in fluff" would definitely be an appropriate description. ;)

FrecklesandDeb said...

How lovely! You will really enjoy loooking at that beautiful hanging.

Freckles has that attack rabbit saying as a sign on the door to her bedroom!

Malcolm Russell said...

Love the sign. My sister lives in Paris and sent me a metal lacquered sign that says 'Lapin Lunatique', which graced Jellybaby's cage for most of her life.