Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Drumroll Please (for lots of reasons ....)

From my human random number selector (my husband) Anna's wonderful book will be flying its way through snail mail to comment #12 very soon - that would be the lovely girls at A Spoonful of Sugar.

I also have to give a very big shout out to Sue at The Portuguese Water Blog - she wrote the nicest things about my knitting - hugely touched. If you haven't visited Sue before - you should - not only are her pooches overly cute - but her posts are adorable and witty.

So here is the news from the Rachael Rabbit Workshop (although there is very much a lack of any sort of work going on at the moment.)

We moved!! We finally moved!! We have a house!! I'm so thrilled. I know that NYC is an amazing city filled to the brim with amazing places, people and things - but I'm just not a city girl - I'm a 'small patch of grass under my feet' kind of girl. So after a 2 1/2 years of searching we finally found a house we both love and we are now in the process of decorating. Here is a picture of what will be my workroom ...... it looks hopeful (or hopeless) no? Currently filled with furniture that is trying to escape the decorating dust - I wonder if it will ever be organized ... let alone used.

And the lack of crafting? I do have a valid excuse - in addition to the move - I'm pregnant again! It only seems like yesterday when I posted news of little baby bunnies arrival. I'm thrilled we will be having another little baby bunny. But that first 13 weeks of pregnancy just WIPED me out. I just couldn't function at all. I don't remember being that tired and grumpy with our first. Maybe it is because I am now chasing around a toddler all day (a toddler who seems to have a never ending battery pack) ... or maybe it was the combination of the move and energetic toddler ... or maybe it was just because every pregnancy is different. Anyway - I was truly pooped - everyday napping when bunny napped and then collapsing in a snoring heap once she was in bed. I feel much better now and I'm even feeling the urge to find a project I can get my teeth into. Perhaps something again with patchwork hexagons? ... knitting in this heat has not been appealing.

Baby Bunny has grown up so very much in the past month - the way she plays has totally changed, the books she likes has totally changed. She is such a little person ...... and I'm a very very proud mother. I recently brought her this book (I'm a Big Sister by Joanna Cole) - she loves it - we read it at least 3 times a day. It has a picture in the book that I feel I have to share with you ... ... I fear this is an all too realistic image. Mummy is still in her PJ's doing heaps of baby laundry, Daddy is nowhere in sight and baby is being 'babysat' by the toddler who we just pray is really going to be 'gentle with the baby'.

Our new baby bunny is due early in 2011.


  1. Congratulations on the new bunny-to-be and the space for all the bunnies to run around!

  2. looks like big congratulations all round , new house new baby - wow . Just remember to take it easy - hugs :-)

  3. Thanks so much Rachael for the give away - I will look forward to knitting up some cute critters.

    Congratulations on your wonderful baby news - sounds like exciting times ahead.

  4. Congratulations! Both on the new hone and the new bunny! Wonderful news! Little 'person' Bunny is too cute for words. Hope you feel better in the next few months.

  5. Wow, a new house! That's really exciting. It'll be so nice with the expanding bunny hutch.

    Glad to hear you're feeling better. I assume the book was written by an overwhelmed new mom. It looks rather true to life.

    I was glad to help promote the giveaway and I'll go over and offer congrats to the winner. I started a Mochi Mochi piece last night.

  6. Great to know the book is going to such wonderful people. Congratulations on the pregnancy, they are all different. Such exciting times ahead. Enjoy every moment.

  7. Oh! Many many congratulations Rachael. Hurray!

    I SO remember those first weeks of the second pregnancy. Oh yes - it sounds very similar to yours. I'm so glad you're out of it - it's demoralising and scary.

    So pleased for you x

  8. so much wonderful news, I had a hunch you were pregnant again when you talked of a surprise! Happy days in a new home, little bunny has grown so much, what a cutie. Take Care, Hugs, Catherine xx

  9. I had the same hunch as Catherine! Big congrats! What exciting times! Take it easy though :)

    Hugs, Sarah x

  10. Congratulations! On both the baby and the new house! Hope it all goes well

  11. A new bunny on the way! Fabulous!! A new house! Woo hoo!! Lots happening Bunny Gal!

  12. Wow! That's a lot of exciting news! I'm glad you'll have some grass again soon :) And congrats on your pregnancy! I hope everything goes as smoothly as possible :)

  13. I'm so happy to see you're back! Congratulations on the new little bunny, and your toddler is absolutely beautiful and adorable! My husband and I have been caring for his beautiful 13 month old grandson for the past two weeks. We have loved every minute of it but we are EXHAUSTED! We'll miss him when he returns home on Saturday but I may sleep around the clock!

  14. WHOA! So much is happening in Rabbit land!
    Many congratulations on the new bunny and new house!
    I've enjoyed catching up on your blog- especially Mr. Dinosaurus's escapades in NYC. VERY cute :-)


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