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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Carly & I would like you to meet Violet & Ted + Help name a bunny!!

Children's literature in its entirety, from picture books to chapter books, will always be one of my favourite things because they're somewhere to escape to where absolutely anything is possible. They have inspired children to explore their own imaginations for centuries, we all have a few particular stories and characters that were with us throughout our childhood that may ultimately stay with us throughout our entire lives and that is so magical and wonderful. I know I can't wait to share the Tales of Beatrix Potter, Alice in Wonderland, Winnie The Pooh and of course Harry Potter with my future children.

A few months ago I took a day out, I went for a really long walk by myself to clear my head and thought about the things I really want to achieve or at least have a go at in my life; writing a children's book was towards the top of that list. I've had a few characters spinning around in my head for a little while now, one of which is pretty substantially based on little Ralphie bunny and I figured, why not have a go? One thing I was certain of from the beginning was that I didn't want to do this on my own; I knew it would be so much more fun with Carly on board and thankfully she said yes! Carly's creativity and ideas have brought the characters to life and we're both so excited for the coming weeks & months!

We're both super excited to introduce you to Violet & Ted!

Violet is a sweet little girl with a lot of personality. She's girly & strong and always there to look out for her little brother on their big adventures. Ted, affectionately known as Teddy is an incredibly sweet little boy with a big heart. Both siblings adore each other and they definitely have a mischievous side, which brings with it a lot of fun and laughter. They have two bunnies that always come along on their adventures with them & together they're the best of friends. Little Ralphie bunny has a very large collection of bow ties (the red one is his favourite), he's always keen to explore and be cheeky but snuggling down at the end of the day for cuddles is one of his favourite things.



The little white hotot bunny with a sweet little heart is currently nameless and that's where we need you; we would so love for you to name her!

If you have a favourite name or a name you think suits our little white bunny perfectly, please let us know either on this post or over on Carly's post here & we're already so excited to pick our favourite because we know you'll come up with something perfect!  

We have lots of dreams and things planned over the coming weeks, the ultimate dream is our very own book and we have so many other ideas, like prints & cards that we're excited to explore along the way. We really hope you'll join us on this journey, we're hoping it's going to be lots of fun!

Thank you so much for the support already - you're amazing!


xoxo

57 comments:

  1. Awwh, great idea! Snowy? (how original!) x

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  2. What a brilliant idea, good luck with it! :) xx

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  3. Aaaaaw!!! Bianca is a nice name if you're white, but I think to name an animal you actually have to know it and feel its personaly ... :)

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  4. Aww, I love children's books, one of my favourites is the lost penguin - so sweet.
    Adore the book/bunny idea! My name(s) for the white bunny would be Melody or Belle, as I've always thought those names had a good touch of whimsy!

    Fliss xx

    The Offbeat Girl

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  5. This is such a fab idea, sounds so exciting! The illustrations are the cutest too, Carly is so talented. If my dog had been a girl I would've called her Flossie! xxx

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  6. This is amazing!! I'm so excited.

    She looks like a Bella :)

    Xx

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  7. These look adorable, I know you and Carly will come out with something amazing!

    We had a big white rabbit called Lulu, she loved escaping into the woods behind our house or into next door's garden (which weirdly, was full of goats.) We'd have to get next door to wrestle the massive goat with horns (named Battle Royale) to the ground while we chased Lulu around!

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    1. Thank you sweet! Aww bless her, that sounds so funny! xo

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  8. Looks amazing! Good luck with it all, I'm excited for you and think you'll do an utterly fab job together.

    For the rabbit I quite like the name Effie or Smidge.

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  9. This is so lovely, I would have loved this as a kid, I was bunny obsessed. My rabbit is called Crackers (because she's a crazy one!) but for a girl I'd say Snowflake and for a boy I'd say George (just because my old boy was called Fred aha.)
    Rosalie x
    RosalieJayne

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  10. this is so exciting! i lovelovelove the style of this illustration. as for the name, i have to go with naming her after the girl who had the most amazing adventures with the most memorable of rabbits (the White Rabbit & the Mad Hatter....) - Alice! x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

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  11. Aww this is such an amazing idea! Those illustrations are fantastic and I can't wait to hear more about what you've got in store! xx

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  12. This is beyond exciting Jennie! I'm so thrilled for you, honestly! (: As for cute little white bunny i like the names Belle & Boo, and they sound good as a whole too! "Violet, Ted, Ralphie & Belle" or "Violet, Ted, Ralphie & Boo" I think they sound cute and match her(??) sweet, laid back look (:

    Good Luck with everything and i can't wait to hear about the next steps!

    K xo

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    1. Aww thank you so much sweet, you're so lovely <3 <3

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  13. I am so excited for you!!! I'm really happy you are getting to make your dream come true! I'm sorry I don't have any names to suggest, I'm rubbish at that! :( Congratulations!! xx

    http://www.ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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  14. I am so excited Jennie for you to pursue this, it all sounds so amazing with each of the characters and of course cute ralphie!
    I love the names for the rabbit to be either Luna,Elise,Aria or my own name Eloise. As the rabbit has a light heart on his fur think my name would be good as it means love sun or sometimes sun on its own.
    Hope you find the perfect name for the bunny soon!

    Eloise | simplynaturale xo

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  15. AW I love the illustration! I've never owned a white bunny before! But I've had grey, brown/white and black/white. Their names have been Molly, cookie, daisy, treacle and buttons. Don't know if they any of those would help?
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. Oh gosh this is so adorable!!! :) Good luck for the book! Xxx

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    1. Thank you lovely! I think it's a long way off but we're keeping our fingers crossed! xo

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  17. I have a little bunny called Smudgy with a strong personality, maybe you should call the white rabbit Smudgy? xx

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  18. oh, that was so cute... a like a name of "beauty"

    It’s a GIRL Thing

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  19. This sounds like such a fun and creative project! Good luck with the book, can't wait to see what you come up with!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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  20. Aw this is such a lovely idea, I would totally buy your book for my stepdaughters :)

    Jess xo

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  21. Oh that is such a great idea! I wish you all the success in the world :) How about dandelion (the white and fluffy stage)?

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    1. Thank you lovely, I love that name so much <3

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  22. This is such a cute idea, I can't wait to see the name you pick! x
    http://holllieee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. I really love all of these amazing name suggestions! So many adorable ones to choose from. xxx

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    1. Ahh I know, they're all amazing <3

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  24. Well Im a big fan instantly as my niece is called Violet!!

    So exciting for you I can't wait to hear more.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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    1. Aww that's lovely, Violet is one of my all time favourite names <3

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  25. Ahhhh this seems like the perfect project for you! I don't feel like I'm good at names...Snowball? Snowie? Snowflake?!

    Annie | www.raspberphobia.com

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  26. was so excited to find out what you and carly were up to. a children's book is such a great idea, especially with you two behind it. I can't think of any names! i will get back to you lol x

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  27. Oh wow this is so exciting! Good luck! What about Rosie? xx

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  28. Ahh, this is so cute, and a great idea. I would love to name the bunny White like Whyt Bun, x What about Popcorn? ;)x

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  29. I wish you so much love and luck with Violet and Ted, it sounds incredible. I would love to think of a name for your bunny but I just can't top those already meantioned! x

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