Welcome to my blog. I am 'The Bunny Maker' - aka Anna, confuzzled mother of three boys, maker of sock bunnies for Widget and Friends, owner of The Warren Bunny Boarding and artist behind Half an Acre. Come on in and join the madness!

Thursday, 31 December 2009


Straight out of Christmas, past New Year, zoooms The Bunny Maker, with hair flying out behind NEOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWW! .... Valentine's Day here we come!

Am I a bit early?

Anyway, I have a sneak peak of some of my Valentine's Rose Sockbunnies ..

Oh, okay, I'm too early? I'll come back later.

Wednesday, 30 December 2009


2010 is going to be a fandabadozie year at The Warren. Not only has everything been streamlined; domains matching up, banners matching, a new Facebook fan page, new website on the way but lots of other new thingies in the pipeline.
The first 'thingie' is a gift voucher - you buy, they choose.

You can either print the voucher off yourself or The Bunny Maker will print it on nice paper, make it look a bit special and gifty and send it directly to the person in need of a bunny. They can then choose whichever bun they like from the shop.
They are listed in the shop right now - bloomin' brilliant, even if I say so myself.

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Tally's Christmas in Alabama

Tally Sockbunny went to live all the way across the Atlantic in Alabama - she was a little nervous to go all that way but has settled in really well. The bunnies back here are veeeeery envious of her new bed though.

TJ's bed finally came in and she tried the bottom bunk first and we had to pry her from between the frames with butter. Apparently she has been sneaking into the Holiday goodies at night! She wanted to have her bed right in front of the tree so she could catch Santa Claws, but slept right through his visit.

She was awakened by Sam though just in time to open gifts!

TJ was so excited she had to wake the fish to tell them Merry Christmas too!

She checked several gifts looking for hers and finally found it. The bow was a little tight but she got it open.

Books! Now she can sit up and read at night instead of snacking, otherwise we would have send her back overseas to be refitted for a new sleeping bag!

Happy Holidays everyone!
Rhonda Smith

P.S. In case you wondered, Tally got a middle name so she would fit in with the rest of the Southerner's here! She loves it!

Monday, 28 December 2009

NEWS FROM THE NETHERLANDS: Albert Barkley joins Little Spotty in the snow

Hello Widget,
Since a couple of weeks ago we have a new friend: Albert Barkley. He is a dog made of a sock, just like us! It's really nice to have a new friend. Since last Wednesday it's been snowing.
We never have seen real snow, so Tessa took us out and let us play in the snow.
It was nice and we had a lot of fun, but it was also very cold. We hope we don't get sick, because we're going away with Christmas. Hopefully we get a nice, warm scarf for Christmas.
A lot of love and a merry Christmas to every bun!
Little Spotty and Maureen

Tuesday, 22 December 2009


Hello bunnies back at The Warren.
Is there a Christmas atmosphere at The Warren?
Here in Shiedam there is!
Tessa has decorated the whole house, it is really lovely.

We helped Tessa with the decoration and we had a lot of fun and Tessa took some pictures of us.
We heard Tessa talking about going away for Christmas and we are going with her!
Hopefully we will get a lot of presents and perhaps it will be snowing for Christmas - we hope so!

Merry Christmas to everybun at The Warren!
Greetings and lots of love,

Little Spotty and Maureen.


Hello Widget and friends!
A couple of days ago I got a little surprise! There was a card for me in the mailbox and it was from the U.K!
Happy I hopped around the house. Tessa helped me opening the envelope. She was afraid that I would hurt myself with the very sharp letter opener.
When she pull out the card, I even hopped faster around then I all ready did because I got a beautiful Christmas card from you all!

Thank you so much!
I put the card next to my sleeping space, so I can take a look at the card every night when I go to bed.
Maureen likes the card too.
Lots of love,
Little Spotty and Maureen.

Friday, 18 December 2009


I had a message last week from Twiglet Bunny. He has spent the last year being loved and loved, loved and loved and now his ear was very sore. Could he come and be mended at The Bunny Hospital? Of course!
He arrived .... a little worse for wear, I have to say. In fact he was squashed. Not squashed a little bit but squashed flat! Oh perish the thought of sorting office rollers and heavy stacked parcels!

We brought him round with a little dash of JD. He'd had such a traumatic journey.

After he'd come round and had a little snooze Widget showed him round the 'Mending Room'.

Twiglet was quite scared of the sewing machine but Widget told him that his ear didn't need to be sewn using it. The Bunny Maker would be 'very gentle' and sew him by hand. Twiglet wanted more whiskey. The Bunny Maker said No.

Widget decided that he was to choose 'the new sleeping bag' for Twiglet who had arrived without one and was shivering a little. Unfortunately Widget is a messy little bunny and threw sock bits this way and that until The Bunny Maker got fed up and shut him out of the way.

Below is Twiglet just after having his ear fixed, he was a little woozy and passed out shortly afterwards. He was put to bed.

Twiglet is all fixed now, parcelled up, ready to be sent back home for Christmas.
He has with him:
A fixed ear, a new cosy sleeping bag, two carrots, a bag of chocolate, a mended sleeping bag and a new sleeping bag for Spotty Bunny who also lives with him.

Widget was going to take him to the post office today but he seems to have gone missing. Widget, that is. The Bunny Maker looked out his hat, made by Sock Monkey Gang, but can't find him anywhere. Perhaps he has gone Christmas shopping?

Friday, 11 December 2009

ALASKA HO! (Or is it Yukon Ho?)

These three christmassy bunnies are on their way to Alaska right now - to the Farthest Most Northern Division of The Warren, home to many of Widget's friends.

They looked so cute - I hope I left enough air pockets for them for their long journey and I'm sure those carrots won't be there when the parcel arrives in Alaska!!

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

The Bunny Maker falls in love ....

Widget and his bunny friends started being made sold in November 2008. To date I have made and sold roughly 500 bunnies and I am happy to see them packed up and off to start their new lives. But last week I made a little bunny who just looked up at me and I knew that I could never, ever part with him. He is the only bunny I have known that I could never sell.
I can't put my finger on it ...

but, to me, he is perfect. *sniff*

The Spike

Something arrived in the post today that will change my life.
Dun dun duuuuuuuuun! It is ......... The Spike.

It even has a little rubber cap on it to de-spike the spike when it is not spiking.
No more slipping-around piles of receipts toppling off the desk and wafting to the floor. No more 'Mind my paperwork' shouts when the kids 'borrow' my laptop. All will be spiked. Pinned. I'm trying this one out but I envisage a blissful row of spikes all controlling my papers, all in date order ready for my seamless accounting *chokes on mincepie*.
It's the simple things in life - and don't you forget it. Now, back to what you were doing ....

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Tally Bun heads out for the day ....

We have had some more news and photos from Tally in Alabama, it seems that she has been out and about lately and has been given her own special carseat. An imaginative adaption of the mobile holder.

She has also been busy choosing her new bed!

It looks like she is having much better weather over there in Alabama than the bunnies back here at The Warren!

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Tally Bun finds a new home

How exciting! The bunnies here at The Warren have heard from Tally Bunny who has gone to live in Alabama, USA. She sent us lots of lovely pictures and news of her arrival in her new home.

It was Pretty chilly in my new location in USA, but I was greeted with a hot cup of tea right away! Next, I was greeted by the elder bun of the house, Daisy, who was very thoughtful not to chew my ears. He seems sweet though.

I also met a couple of puppies who looked at me like I was dinner, so I scurried off quickly!
I just had to see the front garden. It was a cold, rainy day, and unfortunately the flowers have gone for now, but looks like we have a great starter garden. I understand there will be another made in the spring just for wild flowers! How wonderful!

I noticed my new family has all the decorations up for the Holidays, and I insisted that my picture be made in front of the "fancy tree!." It was so pretty!
Well, I'm taking a nap now. I think I may have jet-lag! These are my friends Bun and Henryetta keeping me company so I don't fall off the big bed! I heard a new one just my size is on the way!

Ah ha! I found the cookie jar, so all is well!

Thank you, Tally! We are all so pleased that you have a great home to explore - send us more news soon....