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"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --Albert Einstein
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Thursday, February 12, 2009

teddy said ~ i said

Holy wind gusts! It is blowing like you wouldn't believe over here today. I just hope I
get my post in before my power goes out.

Today is the birthday of the best man that I know { well, he is tied with my hubby}.
Happy Birthday Dad! I love you more than words can say!

If you are here to see if you won my OWOH giveaway, you did if your name is Connie and
you blog here. Thank you to everyone who entered, it was so nice to meet all of you! We'll
have to do it again next year. Thanks to Lisa also for hosting.

So, who is this Teddy you are wondering? Well, I am referring to President Theodore
Roosevelt. In 1901, after the assassination of President McKinley, he became the young~
est man to serve this office at the tender age of 42. You can find more information about
President Roosevelt here. I am more concerned with his famous saying: "speak softly and
carry a big stick; you will go far".



Hmmmmm, well what if we lopped off the tail end of that ... made it more
whimsical ... inserted some cuteness ... and what if the "we" is rhetorical



because I have already done it for us ... may i present to you:

"speak softly and carry a big bunny"









Hee Hee!!! I hope you like it.

60 comments:

the wild raspberry said...

i more than like it- i love it.
there is a bunny in my yard lately that just won't let me get close enough to give him a pet. cute little guy.
enjoy the birthday cake today!
chas

Lola Enchanted said...

I am in total and complete LOVE with that bunny! You are one amazing lady!!!!!!~ Hop on over to enter my blog give~away if you have a second!

TinyBear said...

I love your new creation Lori.
So unique and cute too.
Tina x

Candy said...

What a cute and fuzzy post. Hope it didn't get blown away.
as they say...tie a knot and hang on!
Candy

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Oh WoW! I am in shock! I never win anything! Well I can't say that now!!!
Thank you so much. I just sent you an email personally with my info!

I do LOVE your little bunny and girl! Tooo adorable! I used to raise show rabbits. Loved them all!

Thank you again soo much for drawing my name! And Happy Birthday to your Father!!!

LiLi M. said...

Too bad my name isn't Conny...
Oh my do I like your new artwork??? Yessss oh it's beautiful and clever. I like the words too! I think anybody can turn those words into their motto. You should creat for world leaders! Have a nice day!

Fete et Fleur said...

I want one! This is just incredible Lori. Lucky Connie!! I hope your power doesn't go out and Happy Birthday to your Dad!

Hugs!
Nancy

Charmingdesigns said...

I can see there is some bunny love going around.lol. Sooooo adorable!! Laurie

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Too sweet, Lori!!!!
Michelle

Andrea said...

That is too cute! I love it! I don't think you could make something ugly even if you tried.

Secondhandrose said...

Very cute Lori and I like how you change the President's saying....sounds much better that way. I'm going to pick up a rabbit.

karen

Tiedupmemories said...

That little girl with bunny is the sweetest thing! I just love it!Wishing your Pa Happy B-day!!
Tracy

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Lori, that is so darn cute and funny! Love it! Boy are you talented (and funny)!

Jenn said...

Oh MY! This is the sweetest thing since sliced bread... not that sliced bread is too sweet but you get what I am trying to say.... adorable!

Jenny Fowler said...

Oh my gosh, how cute! You did a great job.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Its not every day that I see artwork inspired by Teddy Roosevelt! How cute.

Elyse said...

very cool and a little history for us, too.

xo

Bee and Rose said...

I love the bunny with my whole heart! So stinkin' cute! You are filled with talent!

Sandy Michelle said...

It's so darn cute and I love the colors!!I hope your dad has a wonderful birthday!My dad's birthday was this past Tuesday. Last night it was sooo windy here and it rained so much that there are floods everywhere!

Keep warm..Sandy:)

craftyhala said...

So cute. I want to try it now! making the bunny that is!

vivian said...

see how you are?? I thought we were friends.. but youre killing me again with your too freaken cute for words art!!!!!!!!!!!! I love it! Youre right at the top of my idol list ! heehee.. really, that is just tooooo stinking wonderful!
hugs!
vivian

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Lori that is just too, too sweet!

Jennifer said...

AWWW he is so adorable.HUgs,Jen

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Oh snap, I wish my name were Connie! Congrats to her.

And love your new little shadowbox creation.

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

Lori- that bunny is so precious!!!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Ha! that is so funny--and just darling! lol I never fail to get a smile from your work.
Smiles, Karen

Happy Birthday to your Dad!!

cuteartworld said...

I love the bunny! I love the whole design! Thank you for stopping in today that was so nice of you! I feel so honored!
Hugs

Liv said...

Very cute, Lori!! I love the bunny...he is a big one! :)

Oh...and congrats on winning Bella Casa's OWOH prize!! That's a great picture!! :)

Mary Wadsworth said...

So cute and a clever saying, I love her dress!
Mary

cheryl kuhn said...

Wow, your creativity never ceases to amaze me! So whimsical and sweet...in other words so Lori!!!

Little Pink Studio said...

Love this so much Lori!
Just darling!!
xoxo,Cerri

Christa from Chloe Rose said...

I always loved that saying.....your creation turned out beautifully and is funny at the same time.

Blessings-

Christa
Chloe Rose

A Thing for Roses said...

OMG Lori!

Your little creation is adorable. You are so talented girl. Great job. I am finally updating my blog roll and adding you in so I can check up on you more often.

Lisa

Jeannene said...

Miss Lori!! LOVELY...NEVER A DULL MOMENT HERE!! I can always come here and find something always BEAUTIFUL....

"HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY" weekend to you my friend, I hope you enjoy your family!!
Love, Nene

Cathy said...

Congratulations Connie.

Lori, I just love this beautiful bunny. I pulled all my bunnies out and set them up today. They look so cute.
I so love bunnies.

Have a wonderful Valentines Day

xo Cathy

Jeanne said...

This is the cutest....love your Teddy Bunny!
xo
jeanne

Vintagebella ~ Andrea said...

That is so dang cute Lori! Ijust love your style! xoxo Andrea

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

This is a great month for Birthdays! I hope your sweet papa has a joyous one! I celebrated a weeks worth for mine.

I adore your felted critters! I went to lolli Shops to take a peek at your new creations. I have a question about the Marie styled bunny. Is it possible to order her in a different dress color? Please let me know.

The wrapping on your lil' packages were so ornate. I'm one of those who almost performs surgery in removing the trims and paper from a gift...and that's just the ordinary paper from Target,lol!

Sweet Wishes,
Sara

Valerie said...

i'm learning how to make teddy bears recently and i love your bunny! perhaps you want to take a look at my teddy bears at my blog.

happy valentine's day!

Joy said...

I adore this piece. Just adore it.

Counting Your Blessings said...

That's darling! :)

My son's birthday is today (14th) and he's turning 18 so it's sort of a bittersweet day.

Valentines Blessings... Polly

LiLi M. said...

Just popping by to say 'Hi' and "happy Valentine's day to you!

Stephenie said...

I love your little bunny and your blog looks so pretty. I just wanted to let you know, I finally started a blog. Hope to see you soon. Stephenie

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Lori girl that is more than cute! I don't see how you guys make those little needle felted animals to look so precious!

Elly said...

Yep, I like the saying much better this way!!!! Very sweet! I'm in love with all your felt figures! You did it again: what a great piece of art!!!!!! Congrats on your Dad (father-in-law?)!

Alisa said...

Haha! I love it... too cute!

Tammy said...

How cute!!

Anne Marie said...

Good to see you and glad I stopped by again! You are so creative!!

Pinkie Denise said...

Love your darling creation...how cute is that sweet little bunny. Take care and keep safe in this weather Pinkie

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Lori.... this little bunny is SO cute. You did such a great job on it!! It sure was windy.. so glad it is over now.

Hope you had a good weekend. xo Heather

cindy said...

LOL! Ohmygosh...I love it! I love it! You are always awesome!

c

Du Buh Du Designs said...

What a great piece!! I love the use of type and the bunny especially:)

Jeanneoli said...

That is so adorable!

Heather said...

OMG that is soo cute. Now I want a big bunny! LOL

Sophie Rose Designs said...

I hope your Dad had a wonderful birthday!! My gosh Lori, you make the cutest bunnies I've ever seen!!!! That is brilliant!!

xo
Dara

Brandy Faulkner said...

Oh its just precious! You are so witty and funny!

LaurieStar said...

This is darling! What a great adaptation.

Jamie said...

This is the cutest shadow box EVER! I LOVE the bunny you created. And the saying is perfect and smart. I love everything about this piece. Good job my friend! Love, Miss Texas

lauren said...

i would definitely put down a stick for one of those bunnees!!! i'd probably even put down a *CUPCAKE*...which you know...is the ultimate sacrifice! (but the bunnee truly *IS* that cuuuuuuuuuuute! ♥)

SweetAnnee said...

Oh how cuteeeeeeee is that???
You just total have a wonderful
eye for whimsy..

Fondly, Deena

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