Sunday, March 8, 2009

Bunnies for spring

Well, our snow hasn't quite melted and the flowers certainly aren't blooming, but the smell of spring is in the air and the Magic Cabin website is featuring their Easter Collection. This springy bunch of bunnies, baskets, crafts and gifts is just right for filling Easter baskets, celebrating the Spring Equinox, or just for anticipating that winter is almost over.

But, Arielle has been talking about Magic Cabin's rabbit hutch since she first saw it in the catalog in November. Fortunately, Magic Cabin was very kind and she got to do a pre-Easter review.

The Rabbit Hutch ($69 for hutch and three bunnies, also sold separately)

The hutch itself is beautifully handcrafted of solid pine with hardwood doors and a roof. The unfinished wood is nice and smooth - no worries about splinters. The hutch has two little rooms for bunny nests. Each room has its own door that opens and closes and "locks" to keep the bunnies safe and warm.

"What are the bunnies safe from, Arielle?"
" The wind and wild tigers and lions and dinosaurs."

It's good to know that these sweet little bunnies are safe. Each little felt bunny is about three inches long. They are made in Germany from 100% wool felt and have embroidered features and the cutest poofy cotton tails.

They especially like to eat wooden carrots and green beans and lettuce. Yum!

Arielle can spend hours playing with the bunnies. She used a green play silk to make a meadow for the bunnies to play in.

The bunnies are also available individually in dark brown, light brown and white ($12.98). They are suggested for ages three and up. The hutch is also available individually ($39.98), and can be used as a chicken coop or bird house for Holztiger figures or other small animals.

I've got more Easter suggestions coming up, but if you are looking for an easy, safe, non-junky Easter basket, Magic Cabin has a prefilled Easter Gift Basket ($24.98). This is a basket lined with paper grass and filled with five chocolate coins, a soft velour bunny, a natural lollipop, a rubber ball and sticker book - a nice Bunny surprise for any child.

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