Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pat the Bunny

Bunnies … we’re thinking about them all the time as we’ve worked on a recent design submission. Our finished product looks nothing like the source of our inspiration, pictured above, but the design roots are found in the slightly stained and matted fur of an old Pat the Bunny, owned by Madison, Marybeth’s 13 year old daughter.

This bunny is named “Big Bunny” and he was originally white when he first came into Madison’s life at age two. Other than having a slight fragrance issue (he’s been spared the indignity of a bath in a washing machine... they just wreak havoc on long ears), he’s a true Velveteen Rabbit story, for sure. “Big Bunny” was posing for Marybeth in the photo above, so she could get a general feel for sketching a large bunny design. Maggie, the reluctant bystander dog, was not impressed at all and refused to cooperate with any photo styling tips. Absolutely refused. We think she was wondering why SHE wasn’t picked as a drawing model.

Our final design was worth all the effort and numerous “propping -ups” that Big Bunny had to endure. Modeling can be so exhausting when you’re a gracefully aging bunny. We’re glad to say that Big Bunny had a good night’s sleep after our photo shoot … safe in the arms of Madison, who still sleeps with him every night.

So, to all Pat the Bunny fans, no matter what shade your bunny may be...give them a hug today.

The Velvet Lime Girls

Madison & Big Bunny:

Monday, March 26, 2012

Blossom Inspiration

This is the view outside of the Velvet Lime Girls studio. Today is Tuesday and we're in the midst of our weekly design, create, dream session and we just couldn't resist sharing a little piece of our world. We always say that "inspiration is everywhere" and these cherry blossoms sashaying in the breeze are fanning that thought over and over. Oh, we wish you could be here.
Standing underneath a cherry tree in full bloom and looking up into it's snowy canopy, laden with white petals that turn a slightly softer shade of pink with each passing second, is pure springtime bliss. Humming from the heart just spontaneously happens here.
So "stand" under the canopy with us today through our photos and let your creative side breathe in some inspiration. If a slight urge to hum overtakes you ... just go with it.

Humming in our hearts,
The Velvet Lime Girls

How to Enjoy Life

How to enjoy life:

Slip into a sparkly new pair of sandals. It doesn’t matter if your polish matches.
Or, if it's even still there.

Walk on freshly fallen cherry blossoms.
Dance under cherry trees.

Let "snow-petals" fall on your face in spring.

Find someone to hug.

Be Still


"Be still and know that I am God "
Psalms 46:10

Enjoying life with our new sandals, blue polish and moments of stillness,
The Velvet Lime Girls

Special thanks to Laura's granddaughters, Sophia, Lilly and Alexa.