Sunday, January 16, 2011

Spring Festival is Just Around the Corner

Sitting here typing with my electric bed heater turned on; 41 degrees F, gloomy, and gray outside; and my own Southeastern US covered in white; it's hard to visualize Spring just waiting around the corner. But then Spring Festival is the same thing as Chinese New Year, and the new year usually comes in with a bang of fireworks and not a profusion of petals. According to the Chinese calendar, we are about to usher in the Year of the Rabbit. I personally was born in the Year of the Snake; but would have preferred to be a cute, cuddly bunny. The Chinese zodiac is based on a 12 year cycle of the lunar calendar; so if you were born in or after February of 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, and 2011; you most likely are a rabbit 属兔子(shǔ tùzǐ). In honor of the approaching holiday, I thought I would share some rabbit images and ideas:

So if you'd like to join in the spirit of the new year, by taking a rabbit ride...

decorating your plants....

Rabbits by Stacey (Swirly Girly)

or adorning appropriate attire....

Bunny Hats by A Turner
A Turner Designs Etsy

Please do! And check out these other incredible bunny creations to delight, inspire, and complement your celebration.

Sweet Rabbit Ring by littlemouse11 Etsy

Rabbit Silhouette Charm & Chain by Charms4You Etsy

Cute New Year's Red Bunny Bracelet by LittlePinkPixie Etsy

Claudette by LCRknitted Etsy
She also has a lovely blog about knitting & life with an autistic son

Clara: an Old-fashioned Bunny by Cynthia Toy - Fairiesnest Etsy
You can enjoy her special magic in blogland at The Fairies' Nest

Raspberry Truffle Bunny Softie by Mommy Lion Etsy

Radical Red Amigurumi Moon Bun by Moon's Creations Etsy

So if you're taking notes...

Pair of Hairs with HEARTS mini journal by FuzzyMug

In the Year of the Tiger (2010), Chinese Spring Festival landed on Valentine's Day. This lunar calendar the holiday begins on February 3, 2011 and ends 15 days later, culminating with the Lantern Festival and another round of explosives. Look who was ready to start celebrating last year...



  1. Sweet precious little critters, aren't they? Love the felt ornaments the best. It's nice to just think that "someday" spring will be around the corner. Glad you're back! xoxo

  2. Good to hear from you again, Stepheny! What a lot of fun images; my favorites are the felt plant decorations, the lovely ring, and of course the moon buns :-)

    Hoping for Spring here in the dreary Midwest!


  3. Thanks Ladies! Your support encourages me so much. And Beth, why am I not surprise about the "Moon Buns" :).

  4. Thanks so much for featuring one of my bunnies! I'm so ready for Spring this year an this bunny collection hits the spot!


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