poor mrs penny bunnie

Greetings Pink Saturday bloggers! I decided to include this entire post for my first Pink Saturday offering. It's the accidental second part of a little tale I started the day before (see Creative Inspiration and Buttered Toast). You'll find a touch of pink if you choose to read it or if you like you can just scroll down to the end of the post and see a pink craft project I made this week. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Pink Saturday!

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It seems that my dear friend Mrs Penny Bunnie had a bit of a mishap following her last visit with me. After I finished with my photos I took a break and popped into the kitchen to have my toast and cocoa. I left everything on my table with plans to tidy up after. Luna happily munched on the tiny piece of toast I gave her then trotted off to start her morning hunt for Mr Mau, her toy mouse. I didn't notice how quiet things were until I heard an unfamiliar crunch. There on the table was Luna with her mouth around one of Mrs Penny Bunnie's ears, furiously crunching away!

Poor Mrs Penny Bunnie! I've had her for 9 lovely mishap free years. Every Spring she pops out of her cupboard and makes herself at home in my little Easter displays. My last 2 kitties have never had an interest in her except for a passing sniff every now and then. But Luna, being the very curious kitten that she is decided a sniff wasn't enough. So I quickly wrapped Mrs Bunnie's ears with a pink velvet ribbon and a scrap of old  lace.

Since my garden was fresh out of rabbit holes I offered Mrs Bunnie a hat box to burrow in while she was on the mend.

Word of her misfortune quickly got around. Soon Miss Hyacinth Peep waddled over to console her best friend and to keep her company.

Hyacinth was such a good listener that she didn't mind Mrs Bunnie repeating her woeful tale 22 times. She even brought her friend more lace and a pretty pink button to cheer her up. After all nothing makes an ailing friend feel better than something pretty and something pink!

Mrs Penny Bunnie started to feel better after awhile. Even deciding to forgo having her broken ear mended as she was due for a brand new look anyway. Hyacinth couldn't agree more which made Mrs Bunnie very happy because a good friend always supports your personal fashion choices no matter how daring they may be.

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Later (much much later) that night I eventually got around to starting the gift tags I had been planning to make. Inspired by Mrs Bunnie's tale and because I decided to participate in my first Pink Saturday this weekend I made a few color changes. Mrs Bunnie was kind enough to share some of her vintage lace and the pink button she received from her dear friend Hyacinth Peep. Here are my first collage gift tags using the Distress Ink pad I recently picked up. The color is called Tea Dye. I think it's my favorite new toy! I'm really excited about trying it on lots of other projects. Perhaps I'll send a tag over to Mrs Bunnie.


Karen said...

Sorry to hear about Mrs Bunnie's ear. She is rather cute. Good luck with Pink Saturday and I love your pretty gift tags. I am not a pink person per say, but I totally love the idea!

Struggler said...

Poor Mrs Bunnie, but I'm so pleased to see she's making the best of it and turning her ear into a fashion statement!

anna banana said...

Karen and Struggler, thank you so much for your comments. It's always a treat to find them!

sherri@lavenderfields said...

What a wonderful Easter story! And the gift tags are to die for! Enjoy your new toy!! Happy first PS and have a great weekend! Sherri@lavenderfields

Light and Voices said...

Welcome Anna Banana! Poor rabbit. You certainly are a creative person to wrap its ear up so cute and add a story with the pictures. Nice job.
Joyce M

dottydotty said...

welcome to pink saturday i love the idera of hyacinth listening so patiently:)

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Anna,

I love your story..I can see you are a creative soul...

Happy PiNk to you and welcome to PiNk Saturday! I have featured you and your blog on my blog today as a way of welcoming you to this PiNk universe that we travel. :0)

So glad you have joined us and I hope the PiNk bliss will keep you with us every week!

Have a lovely day and do stop by when you have a moment!

Stephanie ♥

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Good Morning and Happy First Pink Saturday Anna Banana! YOur little story about Mrs. Penny and Hyacinth is delightful and the pictures embellish the story so beautifully!

I think Mrs Penny is better off for her mishap- she looks adorable just as she is! And it gave her some lace and buttons to pass on to you to make two pretty as pink gift tags!
Very lovely and fun post!

LV said...

Glad you shared so many cute things on Pink Saturday. Your tags are just great.


So sad to hear about the ear. But she is still the cutest little bunny I've seen! Your blog is beautiful! I love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! Have a wonderful weekend! -April

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Anna,
Love your little pink tale!! Love your tags too. Happy first Pink Saturday.


anna banana said...

Oh my goodness!! Thank you so much for all the lovely comments! What a wonderful bunch of ladies the Pink Saturday bloggers are. I'm enjoying visiting so many pink pages...when I can wrestle the computer away from by dear son. Hope everyone's having a lovely weekend. ♥

Purvail said...

Love your blog and so glad you posted this ....the story of the rabbit is endearing..love it.
I feel a little french this morning with the music. Have a wonderful day. Elaine

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Cute story and lovely tags!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Cute story. Poor Mrs. Bunny. Your tags are pretty.

CC said...

Hi Anna..
Will you convey my personal get well wishes to Mrs. Bunnie. Bless her little heart..I'm so glad that she's getting such great support from her friends, and I hope she uses that beautiful hat box till she's recovered a bit more..that hat box is just gorgeous.. I love your sweet tags.. they're very pretty.
Happy Pinks and have a great weekend.
p.s. I'm going to become a follower. I am so anxious to come back and see more of your pretty blog.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Anna Sweetie...
I absolutely adore Ms Bunnie. I have to tell you she looks even sweeter with her little ribbon and lace wrapped around her ear. So precious. I adore writing stories and finding fun things to use in them. Ms Bunnie is the BEST.

I love your new hang tags that you made. So pretty and love the color. I love the ladies that you used and the lace and trim is definitely the element of surprise. I adore them.

Thank you so much for sharing with me today. I have signed up to follow your blog. I can't wait to see what you share next. I hope you will continue with Ms Bunnie, as I adore her. Please stop by and say hi. I would be so honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well. Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Ms. Bunny is cute no matter! I love your gift tags. So pretty! Happy PS!

Maggie said...

I just love the distressed tags!


Happy PS!

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae
"Do these shoes Match this purse?"

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy 1st Pink Saturday, Anna! Welcome to the pink madnes! ha!

Awww poor Mrs. Penny Bunny! Such a sweet story. Love the pretty tags, especially the tag with the Thomas Gray excerpt.

Enjoy your 1st Pink Saturday! Stop by when you get the chance!


Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Anna. I am so happy you decided to participate.

Poor Penny Bunny, but she has rebounded like a true trooper. And, she looks quite chic with her new fashion statement.

Love your tags!

Gracie Jewellery said...

Poor Mrs Bunny. Welcome to Pink Saturday!

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Cute story - Welcome to Pink Saturday!

Susie Jefferson said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday - I hope you won't be too overwhelmed, trying to visit everyone. Love poor Mrs B, and your tags are gorgeous... I'm rather partial to mixed media and vintage... Love the blog background and header.

Happy Pink Saturday!

someplace in thyme said...

Poor Mrs Bunny, but what a sweet story. Love the tags, I have an adiction to tags. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Ann Creek said...

Your gifts tags are very special. You can tell how creative you are by your detailed tale. Welcome to pink saturday.

Mary said...

So sorry to hear of Mrs. Penny Bunny's mishap. She looks really good with her touch-up now. I'd have to forgive Luna, as she's a most cute little kitty.
Your tags are very pretty, too. Happy PS~