Yes, that caught my eye too. Bunny with a Toolbelt is the very cool name of Hilary Pfeifer’s business in Portland, Oregon, where the focus has been ‘making you smile since the late 20th century’. Hilary creates sculptures, animals and wedding cake toppers from recycled wood and other materials. And they are brightly coloured and very quirky. Hilary has also written a couple of books and sells t-shirts and mugs adorned with her work. This Bunny is busy.
I’ll start with my favourite. This dog is made of painted, upcycled wood and stands about 4 inches tall and 11 inches long. The piece is called ‘Oh Happy Day’. And with this brightly coloured piece of magic in your home or office or classroom or shop, I’m tipping you’ll have a very happy day indeed. If you’re a deep kinda person, you can probably read something into the placement of the clouds, or the fact that the dog is happily supporting three animals of another species, all of different colours. But I just like it because it’s bright and cute.
If you’re looking for a customised gift for that certain someone, you can help Hilary to design your own Mini Me. You send photos and thoughts about the subject to Hilary and she creates a mini version of them. In brightly coloured monster form. Uh huh.
And then there are the elephants that Hilary created to illustrate her first alphabet book – Elephabet. As you might expect, it’s no ordinary alphabet book. Y is for Yippie-ki-Yayiphant, S is for Sushiphant, R is for Radiophant. But my favourite is probably this guy: V is for Vice Versaphant.
Oh, and the wedding cake toppers – not normally even remotely my kind of thing, but these have a quirky style. Granted, they won’t suit every couple, but for some people, I think they’re probably just perfect…
Like that really tall couple that you know.
Or those two IT geeks who fell in love in the server room.
Or that couple that took forever to make it down the aisle.
And with more than 60 varieties, there’s plenty more where those came from! You can check out the Bunny with a Toolbelt website here and the etsy shop here. Love your work, Hilary!
10 thoughts on “Bunny with a Toolbelt”
These are so absolutely bright and cheerful. Love them!
Thanks, me too – that blue sky dog is calling me…
I think I want a copy of the elephabet book – how do people come up with these things, Sparks?
I am with TSL, love the elephant book, but love the bright and cheerful little characters also i could have done with a few of those on my desk today to keep a smile on my face 🙂
BCD, hope today is better than yesterday…it’s Friday, after all! 🙂
Much better ! Have a great weekend 🙂
Amazing, hey? I think the book would be hilarious – and you can order online…
absolutely love X
Yay, me too Immy, a bit of colourful silliness never goes astray, I reckon! 🙂
They are cake-topping-tastic. DD and I are going to order some for our nuptials