Thursday, March 22, 2018

Bunny Week 2018: Silly Rabbit!

Rabbits have a ton of personality. Just like humans, some are shy and some are outgoing. Some are really curious and riveted by something new, while others prefer more predictable surroundings. The best way to get to know a rabbit's personality is to spend time with him and provide him with a safe, roomy, non-cage environment where he can show you who he really is.

As I've mentioned many times, our rabbit Trouble has free run of the downstairs and part of the upstairs. We've carefully bunny-proofed this space. We keep doors and gates closed to the other spaces, only allowing him in when we are closely supervising.

Sometimes Trouble follows me up and down the stairs as I go about my day. Sometimes he doesn't. Every once in a while, I'll be crinkling something downstairs while he is upstairs that makes him think that maybe, just maybe, I might be getting out treats. He zips down to the landing and sticks his face through the stair rails to stare at me. He looks so inquisitive... and hopeful that treats are in his future. And of course, they usually are, even if that wasn't the original plan. How could anyone refuse this face?! 

Did You Say Treats? (affiliate link)

I have tons of posts about life with a house rabbit - this and this and this are some of my favorites. If you have any questions about rabbits, anything at all, please ask! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Bunny Week 2018: Bunny Envelope

It's Day 3 of Bunny Week and I have another bunny craft for you! 

This little pouch is super easy to make. Once it's done, you can fill it with a note and some treats to give to someone special. 


Bunny Envelope


  • Business-sized envelope
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Pink pen
  • Black pen
  • Glue


1. Seal the envelope. Leaving the sealed side up, turn the envelope 90° and draw a bunny head with the pencil. 

2. Cut along the pencil lines. Save the scraps. Turn the envelope over so the sealed side is down. 

3. Trim 1/8" off ONLY the front layer of the ears. Leave the back layer untouched. Save the pieces you cut off, as they become the whiskers. 

4. Cut a nose from the scraps. Place a piece of scrap paper between the two layers of ears. Color the nose and just the front layer of the ears with the pink pen. 

5. Remove the scrap paper. 

6. Glue the nose and whiskers in place. Add eyes and a mouth and the bunny is done!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Bunny Week 2018: Bunny Egg Cup

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It's Day 2 of Bunny Week 2018!

I've been having great fun with Easter Wonders Color Art! The book is full of adorable bunny images, so I used one page to make some egg cups for Easter. It's a really easy project that requires only a few supplies. It's such a fun way to display colored eggs on the table at Easter. (Or for Bunny Week, if you're the sort of family that sets a holiday table for that occasion.)


Bunny Egg Cup



  • Cut the cardboard tube into 1" rings, then paint each piece white. 
  • While the rings are drying, complete the coloring page. 
  • Use the microtip scissors to cut out each bunny image. 
  • Attach a Glue Dot to the dried ring, then press the bunny into place. 
  • Set a dyed egg into each egg cup. 

Coloring Books 725

Monday, March 19, 2018

Bunny Week 2018: #Crepuscular

Welcome to Bunny Week 2018! Bunny Week is an annual tradition at My Creative Life. Each year in March, I dedicate a week of the blog to All Things Rabbit. It's like Shark Week, but fuzzier. I'm starting off Bunny Week 2018 with a layout featuring Trouble, the best rabbit ever. 

#Crepuscular (affiliate link)

Rabbits are not nocturnal, nor are they diurnal. They're crepuscular, which means they are active at dawn and dusk. This is part of what makes them such great pets. They're awake in the mornings when people are up. They sleep during the work hours, then are active again in the early evening when people are home from work or school. Then they sleep the same hours at night that people do.

Trouble is up at the crack of dawn and active until around 9:00 am. Then he settles in for a series of naps. Often, he sleeps at my feet, on my feet, or nearby as I work. He'll change nap locations a few times, but generally dozes until late afternoon. Then he's active until 9:00 pm, when he settles in for the night. 

Bunnies are awesome.

Friday, March 16, 2018

How to Draw a Jukebox

I've been drawing jukeboxes lately. 

Colored Sharpies

They're all quick sketches with a black Sharpie - no planning, no erasing, no changing. 

Black Sharpie, colored pencils, and Stickles

My jukeboxes are far from perfect. They're lopsided and irregular, but I love them.


I've colored in each one with different media. 

Mr. Sketch Markers

You can draw your own jukebox in just a few easy steps! First, draw an arc. Draw a rectangle connecting the two ends of the arc. Your arc can be tall and narrow or short and wide. 

Add a semi-circle just inside the top of the arc. Add a rectangle (or an inverted semi-circle) at the bottom. This will be the speaker. Again, there are no rules about any of this. You're the designer!

Add a rectangle in the middle of the jukebox where the songs are listed. Fill the bottom rectangle with crosshatches. Now add details - a record, musical notes, or whatever else you can dream up.

Finally, add some color! Jukeboxes come in every color you can imagine and often feature neon, sparkle, or other attention-getting shades. Turn on your favorite retro music to inspire your designs! If you draw a jukebox, let me know. I'd love to see your drawings.

Just for fun, I checked my theory that you can buy literally anything on Amazon and, sure enough, there are plenty of jukeboxes to choose from. Awesome! As much as I'd love to have a house big enough with a designated jukebox room, I do not. (I would also like to have a spare $9000, but I don't have that either.) How fun would the desktop CD player jukebox be though? Or the docking station?! So cute!