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Rabbit Tales – A History in the Making

Introduction

Rabbit and Rabbit Tales

Rabbit has always creative and curious to learn. Ever since she received her first tub of Legos, she’s been constantly building. As she grow, so did her love for crafts and learning. In middle school, she took every craft related class she could. It was the same in high school as well. During her senior year of high school, Rabbit’s art teacher agreed to have her as a student assistant where Rabbit learned she had a passion for teaching as much as creating.

It was the year after high school, during a sleepless night of thinking, that Rabbit had a revelation: she should open a business with all these different crafts and also start offering classes/tutorials so other people can learn from her!

It was an amazing idea. Now she had to decide on a name. It was already a late night of sleepless thinking, so she continues to think. Rabbit had been a recent nickname she received thanks to a recent cosplay build and she was embracing the name more a more.

Once again, the idea struck: Rabbit Tales. A play on words and ideas. Most people would think it was tails, which would give her a chance to explain, “no, no. Tales. As in stories. Every craft is a new chapter for me.”

The idea would sit in the back of her mind for months until it finally sounded right and a basic idea was formed. Then, it would a few years before Rabbit Tales would become what it is now.

Lion and the Craft Bug

Lion wasn’t much of a crafter. His love for art came from his father who had a lovely talent for drawing. He did, though, have an eye for Rabbit and enjoyed watching her love of crafting. He wanted to see Rabbit Tales grow after listening to Rabbit ramble about all the ideas she had for it. He agreed that going to conventions and applying for artist alley tables would be a great start. During the first tabled event, Lion felt a little lost. He enjoyed watching Rabbit make all these amazing things, but had nothing to show for himself.

A few events later, Lion caught himself admiring some etched glass-work at another table. After a bit of of convincing from Rabbit, he went over to the table and asked about the process. After that event, the couple got the necessary supplies to have Lion start this new craft.

The crafting bug had infected Lion.

Pretty soon he was asking about more crafts he could learn, and offering to run panels about them as well. The infection of making Rabbit Tales bigger had spread.

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Updates and Resets

2018 is getting closer and closer to ending, and Lion and I are spending some of the time to reset and refresh. It’s been a little rough the past few months and we know that we need to reboot a few things before it gets too hard to try to.

Rabbit Tales has been, and probably always will be, a multi craft company. I personally have too many hobbies to keep count (“Collecting hobbies is my hobby” and “I’m Pancraftsual” are statements I say constantly on my stream) and Lion has been getting the craft itch the longer we’re married. We see no reason to change that, but we are working on focusing and honing the ideas so we’re not so all over the place.

Currently, I’m working on expanding and explaining Rabbit Tales and the idea of the name and what it really means. The “Tales” part was always meant to be explained better since I consider all my different crafts to be different chapters of me that I can always go and expand on. Although a lot of people catch the play on words and I get a chance to explain this idea, I’ve never really hashed it out past “every craft is a new chapter.” It’s a huge work in progress, but it’s getting a fair bit of head way.

With this explanation expansion, this also means that the business as a whole is getting a huge clean up and work on as well. You have the move the house to reset the foundation. Several projects may be getting scrubbed in the future while new projects will get added to the front view. If you’re not following us on social medias, I would suggest following us soon so you can know as things change.

If you’re interested in getting news first, we also have a Facebook group and a Discord server available now as well.

As we continue on through this process of adjusting, we hope you’ll understand if things are erratic and off the wall as we try to clean, sort, organize, and reset.

Personal Update:

We have a new cat! We’ve chatted about this on Twitter and on personal pages, but we’d like everyone else to know this for a few reasons. First is a warning to cat allergic people: we always strive our best to make sure cat hair is cleared from any commissions, but with two cats, this may be a little harder. Order at your own risk. The second is just as a heads up that we’ve been a little preoccupied with make sure our two cats will get a long. Saffron, our original cat has been a solo cat for so long that he is not happy with a new cat in his territory. The process is slow, exhausting, but progress is getting made.

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This is SnaggleTooth. Lovingly nicknamed, and now named, because every so often his lower tooth would life his upper lip and give him a snaggle tooth look. He was, we thought a stray, but was always so cuddly and friendly to us when we went outside. We’d seen him around our house for over a year and didn’t know much more past that. A few weeks back, we saw a nasty wound on his side and Lion and I knew we couldn’t let him stay outside with a wound like that.

We went to the vet and found out he was chipped! After contacting the chip company, we learned that A- the chip wasn’t updated for 3 years, and B – he was born in 2002! 16 years old!! The chip company left a voicemail for the owners and gave them my contact information.

The next day, the owners actually called us back. Come to find out, he was meant to be an indoor cat, but they have dogs and dog doors so he’s just walk out of the house for days/weeks on end. The couple also had a 1 year old child and “they haven’t been able to give him the care he really needs.” They’re also our next door neighbors. No joke.

Come to find out, they’ve been talking about possibly re-homing him since he’s been getting out so much and all that jazz. So, he’s now ours. He currently has a safe spot in Lion’s office that his all his to enjoy while we slowly introduce the cats and try to make them love each other.

 

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Flights of Fancy – New Necklace Series

 

A lot has been happening at Rabbit Tales. I now have a part time job, I’m preparing to get back to school, and since there’s free time between those two, I have time to stream crafts and work on creating new items.

One of the newest projects? Resin wing necklaces.

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The creation of the wings was streamed on Twitch (which, if you haven’t subscribed, you totally should) and completed over the following week.

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I am now happy to announce all the necklaces are available on Etsy! If you’re interested in a certain color, I am more than happy to take requests! Click on the image of the necklace you want to get sent directly to the Etsy listing.

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