Thursday, February 12, 2009

Moonstruck

It make sense that amigurumi, the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals, would appeal to almost everyone. We humans, with all our maddening parental instincts, can’t resist small, cute objects. How else could our last few generations explain the popularity of calculator wristwatches that perform complex mathematical functions (because hey, trig happens when we least expect it); mp3 players so small we lose them with our keys; and Pokemon? For Marcy Bridges, also known as Marcy Moon-Yen, however, the question is not whether Moon Buns, her signature li’l stuffed bunny, is cute enough—we all know the answer to that one—but rather, how can this doe-eyed work of doll genius get any cuter?

Bridges, a Chinese-American fiber artist working out of her Virginia studio, has figured out how to outfit the same palm-sized bunny in dozens of different colors, and even in a darling riding hood, without ever losing sight of the simplicity and innocence that put her product on the map. Handmade, kid-proportioned to emphasize the sweet childlike spirit of the craft, and conveniently sized for stuffing in purses or pockets as a carry-along friend, Moon Buns just might be the one “traditional” plaything that finally catches on in homes strewn with electro-junk and spent batteries. After all, our kids need someone like Moon Bun. And Moon Bun needs them, too. To help a little bun find his way into your home, Marcy has graciously agreed to send one Custom Forest Moon Bun. To enter, visit Moon's Creations, then come back here to tell us which of Marcy's creations fits your personality best and why. Tell us in an additional post if you subscribe to Wishing Willow, follow us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter, and "tweet" about the giveaway. To post without a Google account, just click “anonymous.” Be sure to also leave your email address. Contest ends 2/20/09. We have our winner. Congrats Hazel!

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mannequin said...

Oh how delightful, aren't they? I just love them all but I suppose the one that spoke to me loudest was the Soft White Moon Bun.
I really love the ASPCA profit one but I'm not crazy about orange, in pink would be my choice. Yes, we ARE the voice of the animals.
Thank you, it's a delightful review and giveaway.

mannequin said...

I'm a Twitter follower (imabrat) and I tweeted about the affair.
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mannequin said...

and of course, I am an email subscriber.

gahome2mom said...

I am picking the Fawn Moon Bun for my daughter Fawn. Thanks. :)


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grannyvon said...

I love this Giveaway. My favorite was the Orange ASPCA one. I have a dog who is a worthy companion. I watch this program on TV and feel for these animals so much and wish I had money to donate. If this is not one of the giveaway buns the the Fawn is my next favorite. The Fawn is a nuteral color and I am into nuteras they can be mixed with any color if you don't believe it just ask Stacy and Clinton on "What now to Wear"! yButler@oppcatv.com

Ashley said...

Baby Blue Bird fits bets, tiny a petit and adorable.
They are always hopping around and such.
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mannequin said...

and I just did the Faceboook thing even though I'm not a Facebook kinda girl.
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Jingle said...

Silver Snowball is my favorite! It's cute and soft and cuddly and fuzzy and wonderful! I'm pretty cute and cuddly, too! LOL!

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Kristy said...

i like the chocolate moon bun, because I love the color.

Xenia said...

They're all so cute! I really like Baby Yellow Bird because of how sweet and little it is. And I think the line in its description, "if you give it lots of love and treat it kindly, it will love you forever" fits my personality because I'm like that too!

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I'm a subscriber!

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superfizz said...

I'm a librarian, lover of books. So I would choose the First Book Charity Moon Bun.

Peggy said...

So cute ,these are just adorable. I collect bunnies and I love the Forest Moon Bun,the little blue bird is wonderful. Thanks

Peggy said...

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Abby said...

My favorite is Mocha Moon bunny !

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Vicky H. said...

I would say that the Mocha Moon Bun fits me best. Why? Its name is Mocha, and one of my addictions is coffee drinks. LoL. They're *all* very cute creations.

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Dani' said...

I think the baby yellow bird fits the most because I always try to be cheerful even if I'm not really feeling it. Fake it 'til you make it! ;)
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Christina said...

So cute! I like the grey moon bun.

Christina said...

I subscribe.

Dani' said...

I am following on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/solstar/status/1203216447

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Anonymous said...

I'm a bunny freak and can't pick a fave!

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Nicole said...

I'm going with the baby green bird. I've always had an affinity to birds, and I'm just loving the green. I'm always drawn to that color somehow!

And I'm a subscriber!

hazel said...

I think the Baby Yellow Bird fits my personality best, I always feel like if I were an animal, I'd end up as a bird, obsessing over shiny things and eating a lot of bread.
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hazel said...

I'm a subscriber!
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Kim said...

I love the Baby Yellow Bird - it's just too cute

Kim said...

I subscribe

Kim said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted (kgail11)

Christina said...

I follow on Facebook.

Kerrie said...

Aww I love the ASPCA bun! So cute, and a very worthwhile cause. =) I used to donate to them, but now the funds are low so I can't and it breaks my heart. All of my dogs have been adopted (including the two I own now)...so I would love to have that bun!

Kerrie said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber.

Kerrie said...

And I follow you on Twitter (keeerried216)!

jdine said...

I am like Baby Yellow Bird because I'm shy. But if someone gives love and kindness, I love them forever.

Roseann K. said...

the bunny is adorable. Thanks!

CathyH said...

Baby White Bird fits me best because it reminds me spring is just around the corner, my favorite time of year.

CathyH said...

i subscribe

Andrea Swan said...

they are so adorable! i would say the little moon bun in fawn, is my favourite and i would add a little pink hood with a moss green stripe...so sweet, just like my little girl who's room would be the moon bun's new home.

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Andrea Swan said...

i'm a subscriber

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Andrea Swan said...

i also follow you on facebook

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Erin said...

I am mot like the Baby Yellow Bird! I'm pretty shy most of the time.

Erin said...

I'm a subscriber.

Meninheira said...

The rabits are very cute and the Baby Yellow Bird is sooooo beautiful :)

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Meninheira said...

I'm a follower ;)

Vivien said...

Oh what a delightful shop! I think the white moon bun with a red hood would suit me the best. I love Little Red Riding Hood and I red/white is one of my favorite combinations to wear.

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jenny said...

oh how cute thay all are and as for me i be happy with any one of them thanks i realy do love stuff like this thanks

Whimsical Creations said...

Love the Baby Blue Bird.

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bFlat said...

I love the baby green bird because green is my favorite color.

ecky said...

i love the little green bird because it is bright and quirky!

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janehixon said...

I love the little Soft White Moon Bun........adorable! I don't have a really good reason....I just think it is sweet.......and friendly and non-threatening......!!!

janehixon said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber....

Shelley K. said...

Oh, these are just cute as the dickens. I love the little yellow and blue birds. I also like the cutom forest moonbun.

Thanks so much for a great giveaway.

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Shelley K. said...

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Valerie said...

CCFA Charity Moon Bun, I like the color
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Irit said...

They are all so precious, but I think my favorite is Fawn Moon Bun. The color is yummy.

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Irit said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber, and also follow you on Facebook.

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Leane said...

I LUV 'CCFA Charity Moon Bun'. It's great that it is for charity, and it is a darling lavender color that I think is so cute. I always loved purple when I was a little girl and especially this shade of lav. [webleaneATyahooDOTcom]

Leane said...

I am a WW email subscriber......
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Stephanie said...

I love the Charcoal Moon Bun. He reminds me of my grey bunny.

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mverno said...

the baby yellow bird

susan said...

Silver Snow Ball is perfect for me because I just love the snow!

ashley said...

baby blue bird suits me well because that little guy looks so cheerful and fresh and full of life--i hope i come across to others as being those things!

minishoes said...

I like the Rainn charity Moon bun for hope and healing. I really like this charity and how it helps people! thanks jacquecurl@gmail.com

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judybrittle said...

The Baby Yellow Bird is my favorite and I am pretty much a very shy person. These little critters are all so adorable! Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm a subscriber.

Hana said...

Oh my goodness! How cute! I love the cream moon bun! He/she would just fit in perfectly in my cottage style bedroom...nestled on my bed b/wn my pillows! I hope I win!!

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Christina said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I am most like Baby Red Bird, because I love the color red and because although I have many responsibilities and have to do adult things I can also sometimes feel small!

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Christina - xristya@rock.com - I am very happy to be a subscriber to Wishing Willow (my mother, whom I loved very much when she was alive, loved wishing wells and willow trees, so you can see why I'm enamoured of the name also)!

eyeslikesugar said...

ADORABLE bunnies! I love bunnies.. I even have a bunny tattoo ;) I love the black moon bun :) Thank you so much for offering this giveaway! eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com

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I subscribe to you on my Google Reader. :) Thank you so much for offering this giveaway! eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com

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I became a fan of yours on Facebook. :) (Rebecca) Thank you so much for offering this giveaway! eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com

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I also follow you on Twitter. Thank you so much for offering this giveaway! eyeslikesugar [at] gmail [dot] com

Sarah said...

I love the Arbor day foundation moon bun. I chose this one because I am an avid supporter of state parks and love to be outside surrounded by gorgeous nature.
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Sarah said...

I subscribe to your blog. =)

kathemc(at)gmail(dot)com said...

I'm torn between the Toffee Moon Bun (because it reminds me of the wild buns in our neighborhood)and the Baby Yellow Bird (just because it's so darn precious).

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valerie2350 said...

the baby blue bird looks so happy!

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Aprilshowers said...

Oh my gosh these are just the cutest things. I think the Baby Green Bird fits my personality b/c he is a little bit shy like me.

Aprilshowers said...

I'm a subscriber.

Kerri Settle said...

I love the Grey Moon Bun. It's one of my favorite shades and as a painter I've learned how important greys can be to the success of a painting!

They're all adorable.

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j said...

charcoal moon bun! fav colour!

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

ASPCA Charity Moon Bun - We Are Their Voice

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kellyache[at] hotmail.com said...

The baby black bird is so darn sweet. I love it because we have many ravens in our area. It fits my personality best b/c I am a sporadic housecleaner; black would show dirt the least!

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Jossan said...

They are just so cute! :) I would love to get a Forest bun that looks like nr 18 from her flickr site! He is just so cute! :D

Jossan said...

Im a subsriber via email! :)

Jossan said...

And I do follow you on twitter! :)
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janil said...

My favourite ASPCA Charity Moon Bun - We Are Their Voice!

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Aik said...

I love the Soft White Moon Bun! Sweet and cute...<3

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Aik said...

I'm a follower!

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clc408 said...

Mocha Moon Bunny - Coffee and Chocolate. MMMM

Anna Lloyd said...

The Caramel Moon Bun is so cute!

Anna Lloyd said...

I am an email subscriber.

DEBIJOT said...

The Toffee Moon Bun. The color is so soothing.

DEBIJOT said...

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TiLT said...

So cute! I like the Toffee Moon Bun - reminds me of candy caramel - yum

Followed you on Twitter...love finding new tweeters!

And I tweeted the giveaway

TiLT said...

oops - forgot the email:
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TiLT said...

I am clumsy fingered today...my email is tiltcreations@gmail.com

good thing I was coming back to tell you that I was now subscribed to this blog also :)

Amber said...

Mocha Moon Bun fits me best because I do love my coffee and I love the rich brown color! Very warm and friendly, just like me :)
Thank you for the giveaway :)
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Danielle said...

Oh my, How cute are these! I love the baby blue bird, it is simple & cute! I love adding little things to a room tha you would not expet to see there, it adds so much wimsy:)

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pandacub said...

These little moon buns are so sweet! Definitely, the one that fits my personality best is the Chocolate Moon Bun because I'm a chocoholic! :D

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Meredith said...

These are adorable. My fav is the little blue bird. :)
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Jennifer said...

These are fabulous. I would say CCFA Charity Moon Bun would be best suited and it is a charity near and dear to me and my family.

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Jennifer said...

I am indeed an email subscriber. :)

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Kristen Taylor said...

I love the cream colored bunny! :) It fit's 'me' ..

vboackle said...

the cream moon bunny fits me.

Michelle B. said...

These are so cute how could anyone anywhere not like them. I love her site such adorable little one's. I loved the ASPCA Charity Moon Bun the best but, I love orange so as soon as I seen it I was like that's the one. I also loved the Mocha Moon Bun. OMG so many adorable one's I wish I had them all...lol...Thanks for the chance =)

Michelle B. said...

I subscribe via email...Thanks!

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Chris said...

How sweet are these little guys? I love the little blue bird. I have always loved the color blue and this little bird is just too too cute!

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gkstratos said...

Cream Moon Bunny - I like the natural color
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sito50 said...

Oh, so cute! The little Baby White Bird looks like she needs a little nest to snuggle in.

sito50 said...

I subscribe.

Sharon Harmon said...

Silver Snow Ball is sooo ME!!! I am a winter person and snowballs and snowflakes are my favorite seasonal symbol! Little Silver Snow Ball is so precious, and she is just like my little 'inner child' who adores winter's brisk cold, beautiful snow, and the holiday season that comes with it!! Thank you for the contest!
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littlelatina said...

I like charcoal moon bun

danosor said...

Please enter me in this contest.I am a subscriber.

Tessa said...

I love the soft white moon bun, since it looks the most like my puppy!

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Tessa said...

I'm a subscriber. :)

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Laura said...

My favorite is the Baby Blue Bird. It's super tiny like me! (I'm 21 and still 4'11"!)


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Shanda said...

Baby Red Bird because I am little but sassy!
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BandaiBlossom said...

The Baby Blue Bird. I love cute things... and look at how teeny it is!! Kyaaa!!

paleseptember said...

so cute! i think the chocolate moon bun represents me best because I LOVE chocolate! plus, i have brown hair...
thank you for the giveaway.

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kdkdkd said...

I like the Cream Moon Bun, but they are all cute!

Angie said...

I love the Arbor Day Foundation Charity Moon Bunny. My favorite color is green and I'm getting more 'greener' as I get older. :)

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winvin said...

Freaking adorable! I think the Soft White Moon Bun is most like me, so sweet and innocent. wink

Kathryn said...

I love the whimsical quality if your website!! All of the animals were absolutely adorable...but my favorite was the Forest Moon Bun in the green cape and burgundy dress! she looks so tiny and sweet that I would have to carry her with me at all times in case I needed a reason to smile!!! (kprentice@verizon.net
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Therese said...

silver snowball is my favorite

Jenna said...

Cream Moon Bun makes me feel innocently happy, and paired with a white hood and red shirt would just make me beam.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

I love the color of this little guy...and the charity he will go to help :)
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bavaria said...

oh how cute ! Silver Snow Ball ... a little on the round site and oh so cute ...just like me ..lol :)


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Jenn said...

These are so cute! I like hte baby blue bird.

deedleweedle said...

I like Silver Snow Ball!

Shirley said...

I just love the Toffee Moon Bun. I love the fact that she uses safety eyes on the buns.

Shirley said...

I'm a subscriber.

kellyache[at] hotmail.com said...

The print of Paulina is my favourite. I love her elfin qualities.

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Happy subscriber! Thanks.

kellyache[at] hotmail.com said...

Oh frig! I posted in the wrong giveaway twice. Sorry. Please disregard the last two entries.

ehhogan said...

i like the RAINN Charity Moon Bun for Hope and Healing but they are all cute.

mcveggie said...

So sweet. My fave is the ASPCA Charity Moon Bun. I choose this one for a couple reasons, one because i love orange. Also i do tons of volunteer work for the SPCA, and have 3 adopted pets.
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mcveggie said...

I'm a subscriber too :)

kingac said...

I would say the Charcoal Moon Bunny because (s)/he seems like a lovable one with a slightly dark side sort of like myself :) These are fantastic, and I would love to have one for myself to keep me company...

The Giveaway Diva said...

Silver Snowball is my favorite!i think i relate most to her because she is warm and cuddly! shes' fuzzy too but i'm not! =P

janetfaye said...

I like Baby Blue Bird because I love birds.

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jamaise said...

I love them all :) I'd most be like Mocha Bun, as I'm a big coffee sipper of late :)) But I'd love to make a happi home for any of them :)) I'd love to see an Autism Charity Bun as well.

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Ana said...

The ASPCA one is so cute! The orange is loud and attracts attention.

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bison61 said...

I picked CCFA Charity Moon Bun - lavender, purple is one of my favorite colors

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Jodi Renshaw said...

The Caramel Moon Bun suits me ... as its coloring is so similar to my son's skin coloring ... as someone who has lily white skin, I am forever in love with my son's mocha coloring. So creamy and gorgeous. Anyway, that is why I am drawn to the Caramel Moon Bun. Though, I would gladly tkae them all :)

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mogrill said...

I love the Mocha Moon bunny!

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Jenny said...

These little buns are adorable! She doesn't have any in her shop now, but I love the little pink bunnies in her sold items because they are so sweet! A pink bunny would make a good charity item for breast cancer.
Thanks for the giveaway!
~Jenny~

Jenny said...

I subscribe via email!

Aleda said...

I really like the First Book Charity Moon bun. I've always been a huge reader, and I remember as a kid being horrified by the idea that some people might not have access to books or encouragement to read. I still am rather horrified, to be honest. :/

paula h said...

My favorite is the Mocha Moon Bun because I LOVE chocolate and coffee. Yummy, yummy!

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Andrea said...

My favorite is the Fawn Moon Bun. It's the same color as the bunny that lives in our backyard...that started appearing outside my window everyday after I discovered I was pregnant! I'm planning on decorating our nursery with bunnies too.

Andrea said...

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Andrea said...

I'm following on facebook!

Rebecca said...

oh my gosh! how cute! i love them all!!!the little baby bird is my fav, SO cute!!!I would love to have one of these little bunnies, thank you for the oppertunity, whoever wins will fall in love, im sure!

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LitVamp said...

LOVE them! I would like the opportunity to customize my own forest moon bun.

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kaylee8 said...

The Baby Red Bird fits because I love watching the cardinals at often wish I were one!

陳加昀 said...

These are SO CUTE! I love the customisable forest moon buns!

Thanks for the giveaway.

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I'm also a subscriber to your blog =)

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Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Baby White Bird is my favorite, it is so little and cute!

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I am a subscriber!

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I follow you on facebook, Rebecca C

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sushipie said...

The minx moon bun fits my personality best because I'm crafty and cute!

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Owen Says said...

Mocha Moon Bun is totally my girl and would be my conspirator in all my coffee fixes!

LOVEIS said...

Chocolate Moon Bun is my fav.

Dierdra said...

Minx Moon Bun cause I am very girly and a flirt.

PurrPrints said...

i think chocolate moon bun suits me best because i'm a chocolate fanatic. purrprints at gmail

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and i follow on twitter as purrprints

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