The Giving Bunny Project

 For new readers: Are you visiting here because you found a bunny? Read on about The Giving Bunny Project, maybe even join in! Then we would love it if you left a comment telling us the name of the bunny you found and a little bit about your experience. You can even make a note on our Google map where you found your new friend. We hope your bunny brightened your day!

This is a project that has long been in my head, and I’m so excited to be able to finally share it with the crafty community and see where it goes. The idea, you see, is called The Giving Bunny, and this time of year seemed the perfect time to introduce this giant collaborative project where YOU take part.

The giving bunny is just what he sounds like. He is a little bunny who is made for the sole purpose of giving away! He is a plush design that you can download totally free, for machine embroiderers, hand embroiders and other crafty enthusiasts. The idea behind him is that you stitch up as many little adorable bunnies as your heart desires (they’re really easy to make) and then you leave them in public spaces with a little tag as a gift for a stranger to discover.

Can you imagine the unexpected delight of going about your day, maybe even not a very good day, and discovering this little gift left just for you? A tiny plushy bunny with a tag asking you to take him home. Maybe even a few of these people will follow the link on the bunny’s tag back here, and make one of their own to share with someone else. And thus the bunnies can spread … well, like bunnies!

It’s a small thing, but a little bit of vigilante embroidery mixed with street art, and you can spread a tiny bit of bunny-shaped joy to someone you’ve never met, and maybe make what was a grey day a little brighter. Plus, with your help, this project can spread from one free design to hundreds, maybe even thousands of bunnies all across the world!

Want to make one? Of course you do! Grab your FREE machine embroidery bunny file here, or your hand embroidery bunny file here. Then follow these step-by-step instructions to make your bunny. It’s simple, and it’s tons of fun to give each one its own unique look…

Once you’ve made a bunny (or twenty) you can personalize them, dress them up, and make them your own. I made a couple of tiny scarves for a few of mine, since it is winter after all. Bunnies get cold too. You can go really crazy, stitch them in wild colors, add mustaches, hats, tattoos or bow ties. The simplicity of the bunny design leaves lots of room to make him your own. Go nuts!

Once you’re ready to share your bunnies, print out a bunch of tags on cardstock (they’re available as a PDF in English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, and Dutch – thanks, Urban Threadsters who’ve generously helped to translate!), cut them out, and attach them to your bunnies before you leave them somewhere so folks know that the bunny is theirs to take home. Be sure to name your bunny too! It gives him a personality, and it also lets people share which bunny they found if they come and leave a comment.

The army of bunnies assembled and ready for deployment

So, where can you leave your bunnies? Well, I went on an adventure this weekend, and here’s where some of my bunnies ventured off to…

Yes, a bunny really did make it into the Tornado Intercept Vehicle. He fancies himself a tornado chaser.

I had such fun running around and leaving little bunnies around to hopefully bring joy to their unsuspecting new owners. They hid in museums, bookstores, theaters, and cafes. I gave one to a friend to hide in the library where she teaches, and I had one lovely moment when a hostess at a sushi restaurant spotted a bunny even before he was hidden, and asked about where it came from. Since it seemed to be as legitimate a way of finding a bunny as any other, little bunny Neil got a new home right away! It was such fun to see what joy the little bunny could bring, and she assured me Neil will be well looked after. I also already got word that the two bunnies at the science museum were found! All the rest of the bunnies are scattered about Minneapolis, waiting for their new homes.

I had such fun that I’m thinking I should keep a stash of bunnies in my purse at any given time, just so I can keep leaving them places! The little ones are so easy to throw in a purse or tuck in a pocket that I can take my bunny minions anywhere to spread a little bit of random joy.

If you’d like to share your bunny’s adventures, you can upload your photos to the Urban Embroidery flickr group with the tag givingbunny or email them into support@urbanthreads.com and maybe leave a note about where he started his adventure, or,  if you found a bunny, feel free to add a photo of him in his new home! That way we can share in the delight of our growing bunny army. See? I told you I was into world domination. Through random acts of tiny bunnies.

It might work…

The best part? Unlike the regular freebies, this little bunny is going to stay free FOREVER! So the bunny project can keep going and going, and new people can always come and discover the fun of embroidery. All we do ask is that if you make this bunny, please keep him in the spirit of giving. Give him to friends, leave him for strangers, or maybe even use them for fundraising for a cause, but try and keep the giving side of the giving bunny a part of how you use him.

A note: please do not put a bunny anywhere he might cause alarm, like airports or government buildings. Not that many folks would find a tiny bunny very threatening, but you never know. Also, it’s best not to put him somewhere he might be confused with actual merchandise.

So, what are you waiting for? Spread a little joy this season, and give the gift of a charming little handmade bunny, direct from you to someone you may never even meet. With your help, these little bunnies can multiply far and wide, across cities and states, countries and continents, and you can join in a giant group craft project with stitchers all over the world. No matter where you are, it might just make someone’s day a little bit more magical.

Want to see the spread of bunnies? We created a custom Google map where you can mark the location of where you put your bunnies! If you have a Google account, you can sign in, edit the map (you can use this bunny icon if you want), and leave a mark and maybe a note about how many bunnies you left (for example, one marker might say “Two bunnies in a bookstore!”). That way we can have at least one way of watching the bunnies take over the world…


Click here to open the larger map and then click edit to add your bunny

So, start your bunny adventure here, leave a note on the map, and join in this worldwide collaborative project!

 
This project is part of The Lab, a UT initiative to experiment, collaborate and innovate to see just what can be done with the art of embroidery.
 
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326 Responses to “The Giving Bunny Project”

  1. 1
    Cynthia says:

    Hi,
    What a great idea. Just wanted to let you know that every time I click on the link for the printable tag it takes me right back to this page for the instructions.

    Have a great holiday and thank you for sharing such a fun idea.

    • Pam Bonifacio says:

      Did you ever get a printable pattern for the bunnies? I put the pattern into my cart, checked out and the pattern I get is 9 1/2″ big. I’m trying to get it from the blog, however, my e-mails are not answered. I bought everything I need to make many bunnies and am sooooooo anxious to begin. Can you help me with this?
      Thanks in advance.

  2. 2
    irene says:

    I was thinking of the airport as I will be flying this x-mas. Glad you mentioned not to leave any around there. Whew! ;)

  3. 3
    Evelyn says:

    I have a friend that’s a Blue Star Mom and she sends packages to the troops in Afghanistan, I’m thinking a few of these need to find their way into some boxes!

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    Kylie says:

    This is AWESOME! I am going to spread bunnies all over Los Angeles!!

  5. 5
    LorrieLee says:

    Is it just me or is the TAG PDF missing??

  6. 6
    KrisQuilts says:

    did you have to ask permission to leave them anywhere? this sounds so fun!

  7. 7

    Ah, I was thinking it was just me! I can’t get the project instructions either.

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    timewrinkler says:

    I think this is an awesome idea. I’m glad you made the note about not leaving it in a place that might cause alarm, or where it may be confused with merchandise.

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    Kathleen says:

    Just had a run around…………..klikt the tag and came back to this page…………….sniff :-(

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    anne v says:

    Downloaded emb file perfectly, however, the PDF for the tag is glitched-it just goes back to the page. Is it me, or others finding the same?

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    Anissa says:

    Hi
    I adore the bunny !!!!
    I woud love to have the tag Thats on the picture … Where can i Find it ??

    Big Hugs from Belgium

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    SewHappy says:

    I think this project is awesome. I want to make a bunch of bunnies.

    I think the bunny would look just as cute and be even faster if it didn’t have to be turned. The 3rd picture with the bunny embroidery looks great even with a raw edge.

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    Brenda says:

    You have no idea how psyched I am about this! I have two budding artist vigilantes who already adore all things UT :) One of them just happens to be the biggest bunny loving boy on the planet (self-proclaimed) and the other is all about random acts of art and love. This project will be so up their alley – downloading it and getting supplies out to make a stash when they get home from rehearsal – we’ll let you know where we spread the bunny love here in CO!! Thanks so much, UT peeps!

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    Stephanie Gould says:

    This is so wonderful! Im so glad I found this site! As a hand embroider and bunny crazy lady, Im in love with these little bunnies. Ive been looking for a craft to raise money for a nearby rabbit rescue. These little bunnies would be perfect! I hope its okay to use them for this purpose, since its in the spirit of giving. This rabbit rescue is very much in need of funds. Please let me know if this is okay. Thanks so much! Love your idea of leaving them all over! Super sweet!

    • Niamh says:

      Absolutely! As long as the bunnies are used for an act of kindness, charity or for a good cause, you can make as many as you like and use them for local community organizations. Have fun making all your bunnies!

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    Rachel says:

    What a great idea! A friend & I will be helping these bunnies take over SE Minnesota in March for the Annual Melee of Kindness – http://www.therandomact.org/events/amok/.

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    jan says:

    I don’t seem to be able to get the tag file to open.

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    Ryan says:

    Hello,

    We found two of your bunnies at the Science Museum this past weekend. I was sad to see at first your page wasn’t up yet so I found you guys on facebook. Both Theodore and Cumberbatch are in loving arms of a 6 and 3 yr. old boy. My 6 year old helped me find Theodore on the TIV and gave it to his friend, in return the 3 yr old found Cumberbatch in the Tugboat and returned the favor by giving it to him. It was cute and did set us up for a great night of exploration at the Science Museum to hopefully find more of these, we didn’t want to take them as we already had two but then later found out we got the only two there :).

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    Mignon says:

    What a wonderful project!

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    Elfie B. says:

    I’m so happy to see not only the people who want to participate, but already a “foundling” post!

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    Marnette Hurt says:

    This is so Cool, I can’t wait to make some. Thank you

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    carol says:

    How big is this bunny? My pattern comes out to 5×7. And this little guy doesn’t look this big. Help!! I need to start stitching.

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    Elise says:

    Love the rabbit. Reminds me of Oswald Rabbit.

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    alex fullerton says:

    so cute! I can’t wait to make these and leave them to brighten someone’s day.

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    Mikgirl says:

    This is so cute! I have too much projects for X’mas gifts so I don’t think I can make them now, but I’m thinking about making them in pastel colors for Easter and pass them around to the kids at my son’s preschool.

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    Sarah says:

    Love this! I will be flying with my 2 kids and husband do the holidays and although I wouldn’t leave the bunnies I think it might me a good idea to give a few away to other kiddos who are waiting for their plane also :) I have your monster collection and might add some embellishments like a bow tie and mustache.

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    McNana says:

    Capital LOVE this project! I’ve been making a list of random acts of kindness to begin the new year, and a bunch o’ bunnies will definitely be involved! Thanks so much for providing all we need to hop right in!

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    Enis says:

    Okay, so how cute is this! I must begin the multipling of the bunnies today! And you know how bunnies like to multiply! Hee Hee Hee

    Thank you for the adorable design and the great project.

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    Chia says:

    OMG! I found your site through Facebook where someone had mentioned you guys on one of the embroidery pages I frequent. I’ve downloaded the bunny and will be stitching them. I think it would be cool if you guys had a way for us to “pin” where all of the bunnies (and names of the bunnies) are found when one finds them.

    • Niamh says:

      We just introduced a google map! You should be able to drop a pin where you leave your bunnies so we can see them spread all over the world!

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    Eileen says:

    Oh, the places these bunny minions could go…..I have relatives all over the country so I know I can get a lot of help “placing” a bunch o’ bunnies…..one sister works with preschool aged children and my brother’s kids are still young enough that this would be an excellent way for them to learn about selfless giving and random acts of kindness. Thank you for giving us (and them) this opportunity!

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    Melissa says:

    It’d be really cool if you had a QR code that linked back to the bunny project we could print on the back of the tags :)

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    Jenny Page says:

    I think I’ll try to make a bunch for the Operation Christmas Child boxes we pack at church…I’ve got until November 2013 :)

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    Rebecca says:

    I did one of the 4×4 bunnies so far. I embroidered a heart on him :)

    I was thinking, those of us with 4×4 machines could make the larger rabbit if you made a separate file that just consisted of the face. Then the rest of the rabbit could be constructed on a regular sewing machine using the dieline and stitch-line you can print out with your machine software’s printing feature. My 4×4 machine won’t recognize the pattern as is even to skip ahead to the face steps because it exceeds hoop. Having mocked it up, the monster factory mustache would fit on the larger face so I’d love to get to make a daddy bunny, mommy bunny, and babies to leave around the local library.

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    carol says:

    so fun, count me in

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    Lindsay says:

    I love the idea of leaving these in book stores, libraries, ferry terminals or a park bench (on a dry day). I want to make a bunch too. They look like they stitch up fairly quickly too. I just need pom poms for the tails. Time to spread some rabbitty cheer!

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    Ally says:

    Hello! I love this idea! I would love to make some for the random acts of kindness project, for a charity project, but I would also love to sell some of these adorable bunnies on my website (with credit to UrbanThreads of course!!!), would that be ok? Thanks!!!

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    Jenny Page says:

    Made my first bunny last night, the 4×4 version. So very cute. He will be carefully tucked into a “dead week survival kit” box being sent to my daughter who is away at college, as she prepares for finals next week. I’ll be making a little tag for him that says “Somebunny loves you”. My husband suggested I also add “…and that’s the honest tooth!” :)

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    Carol Frierson says:

    I am going to start on these this week end! I am going to visit a friend who is having breast cancer surgery and I think I’m gonna make a few as rice bags (hot and cold packs) to leave around for breast cancer surgery patients. I think a little pink ribbon will embroider quite well on them too! I can’t wait to get started!!!

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    Rachel says:

    LuRve this idea! I’ve all ready started. My son is taking one to his teacher today and we are going to bring more for the office. He’s so excited to help make them and leve them around town.

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    ilsebilse says:

    WOW thx so much – just awesome, as usual <3

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    GGBunny says:

    I love this idea I may take some and make them different colors to send a couple solders that may not have gotten anything for the holidays. If I can figure out how to do so… back to the web for more research.

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    BunnyMaker says:

    Any way we can tag each bunny with a unique number so we can track them? You change the tag to say keep bunny for a little while, then pass him on to a home in greater need. It would be like some of the geocaching traveling creatures….

    • Niamh says:

      You could write a code or number on the back of the tag, or put that info in where the name would go. However you want to spread the bunny is good with us!

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    Evelyn says:

    A friend of mine are going to make some of these and start leaving them at fundraising events around the small town we live in. Can’t wait to see how long it takes people to realize that’s when they appear and starting looking for them! (my bet is by the 3rd event they’ll be looking)

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    Leslie says:

    I love the bunny, so easy to make and so easy to give. Tried to mark the map not able to zone in.

    • Niamh says:

      You have to click on the link below the map and then edit it. You won’t be able to add anything unless you go to the google page.

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    Susie says:

    I can’t wait to make these for and at the high school I work at. What a great FACS project!

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    E.K. says:

    This is such a cute idea~ x3 I’m putting together a Christmas donation box for local daycare that doubles as a food pantry for the children’s families, and I think these little bunnies will be great additions to the box! If I make enough bunnies, all the kids can bring one home. :-)

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    Andie says:

    I dropped off a bunny at the place where a particular user group meets. I marked it on the map, but couldn’t find the bunny icon in the list, so my mark has a snowflake. I don’t know how to make google maps display the bunny icon (the mark is in Oregon)

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    Kate says:

    Going to try to whip up a few to take with me to the foodbank, also thinking of hiding a few by the mental health dept. so many clients there would love to find something like this!

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    Annie says:

    I do believe I have the privilege to be the first in the UK to place my giving bunnies.
    Now for some more….lol

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    anissa says:

    hi !!

    i want to put a bunny on the map in belgium but its not working !!!
    can somebody put it there for me or tell me how it works??

    thx !!

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    Hi, really cool initiative. I’ve made 3 so far and 3 more are ready to be stuffed by my 4 year old. I’m trying to add a bunny to the map but I cant. please help.

    • Niamh says:

      In order to be able to edit the map, you’ll need a google account. You can make one with any email. Once you have one, there will be an “edit” button available, and you’ll be able to drop a pin where you placed your bunny!

      • Old Coot husband of a bunny-maker says:

        Unfortunately, it is _really_ easy to accidentally move an existing bunny when clicking on one to show details. I didn’t even have to press the Edit button first! Luckily, there’s an Undo button. Unfortunately, that doesn’t seem to undo the last-update information that’s attached to the bunny. One of them was the bunny at the Frye in Seattle. Sorry ’bout that.

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    KB.ARTist says:

    Hey just found this and I am so going to make some up to leave around the malls and local libraries here in Kentucky. I wish there were more people here interested in things like this so i could potentially find one made by someone else for my own!

    …There’s no rule that says i have to give them all away, so one just might find its forever home with me!

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    Jude says:

    I love this!!!! I’ve got so, so much to do…AFTER I make twenty or so bunnies!!!! thanks so much, gotta get to work now.

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    Stephanie says:

    I downloaded the Hand Embroidery pattern, opened it and printed it out and it turned out gigantic. Any idea why this happened? What is the finished bunny’s size supposed to be? I really want to get stated. Already bought all the supplies :)

    • Niamh says:

      Hi Stephanie-

      Our hand embroidery sizes are always sized to the largest available option, so folks can use the big size or scale down easily. In order to get the small bunny size like you see here, set your print size to 3.85 inches tall. Then your bunny will be like the bitty bunny you see here!

      • Lisa T says:

        How do you do this? I don’t get any print options that allow me to set a 3.85 inch size. If I choose to print 4 pages on 1, I can get the bunny to print out a 4.25″.

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    Genie says:

    9 bunnies left for the ladies at The Contractor’s Institute in Hudson, FL for their continued service to the community. Quilts for children in crisis, Christmas stockings for community school children, giving tree for families in need and an outstanding Relay for Life team.

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    Liz says:

    What a perfect idea! My mom lives in a assisted living community and many do not have families that come to visit. Each apartment has a shelf outside their front door where the residents have a few nicknacks displayed and sometimes little surprises from the staff. I can’t wait to hear that these little bunnies made a few residents happy!

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    Joan says:

    Wonderful! Just waiting for such a project and ready to begin! Thousands of thank yous!

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    Stacey says:

    Is there a time frame? I think this would be great to do with our kindergarten girl scout troop. But it would have to be after the holiday’s.

    • Niamh says:

      No time frame! This bunny design will stay free forever and we’ll just keep the project going and going. There’s never a bad time to give a bunny!

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    Debra Neiman says:

    I LUV LUV THIS PROJECT = perfect!

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    Varina says:

    I’m thinking button eyes would also be awfully cute! And whipstitched edges, sort of a primitives thing. What a scathingly brilliant, wonderful, marvelous idea! Thinking of places to put them now…

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    Sheila says:

    Brilliant marketing idea!

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    Bonnie says:

    Instead of cutting the dieline of the bunny, we’re just cutting a 4×4 1/2″ square and then cutting it out. It working great!!! Enjoy.

    • Sewsirius says:

      That’s what I was planning to do too…I’ve sewn in-the-hoop projects before without cutting out the pieces on the die line (the fish cat toys) and it works much better!

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    Iselilja says:

    I’ve just found this project and I love it! I can’t wait to start making these little guys to leave around England on my travels ^_^ thank you!

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    Cynthia Wheelehan says:

    How about a Pintrest board of the pictures in addition to FLickr?

    I’m put one on my Pintrest.

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    Christa says:

    Bunny-explosion! We’ve made 40 bunnies, stuffed with half fiber-fil and half rice to make microwavable heat packs, and tomorrow they head out for Murray High School, Beehive Elementary School, and places in between. My kids are already hyper about getting to give them away, and I know that other faculty members at the high school are going to be surprised.

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    These are awesome! Just bought pompoms and plush felt! I can’t wait until finals are over so I can go nuts and make a million! I might even attach one to a geocaching travel bug to see if I can get it to travel the world. If not, I’ll just have to bring a handful with me when I go to Germany this summer.

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    I left Jeremy at Courtyard Coffee (Eccleshall) on Saturday, but no small children came in. I took him to Sugnall Farmers’ Market on Sunday, and he went off happily with a little girl. Hope she will leave a message here.

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    Cynthia Wheelehan says:

    Shared your link on the Facebook page of the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation – they loved and posted you to their Facebook page!!!

    In 7 hours – 68 likes and 6 wonderful comments (and this is overnight!)

    Hope you don’t mind!

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    Anna says:

    Love this idea! What about translating the tag in different languages?
    I may help with the Italian translation (and I would love to tell my blog’s followers about the giving bunny!)

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    deedee says:

    I so want to do this.. thanks so much… do you have a way to follow you via email so I don’t loose you.. don’t get much bloggin time in these days…

    Happy Holidays..

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    Marika says:

    I just found a bunny this morning at Lanigan school in the teacher’s lounge and it made me so happy! It was the first thing I saw this morning upon walking into the school :) I will definately be making my own bunny and leaving it somewhere special for someone to find!

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    Dianna Loftis says:

    Nothing has given me more pleasure than making these little guys and giving them away. Silly how a little bunny could make me so happy.

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    Melissa P says:

    Hi there! I just found a giving bunny in my handbag! All the way down here in Sydey Australia! What do I do with it now? Pass it on to someone else? How cool…

    • Niamh says:

      The bunny is yours to keep! He was a gift intended for you. You can if you like make a bunny of your own and spread the bunny joy! All the info and links to make your own bunny is here. I’m so glad your new bunny brought you some joy :)

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    Cassandra says:

    I love this idea more then you know.
    My embi machine is on. I think ill set about making some bunnies, What a lovely way to share the Christmas spirit. xx
    (Melbourne, Australia :-)

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    TW says:

    It is my hope that Chauncey, Solange, and Nutmeg will brighten someone’s finals week. Greetings to all the other bunny-planters out there!

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    Katie says:

    What a wonderful idea! They are darling!!!
    I belong to a group on Facebook called “Art Abandonment” and read about it there.

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    Kristine says:

    Do yall think you could come up with some mini patterns that we could use on the bunnies? i wanted to add a mustache to one of mine named Horatio (he has green eyes) and i figured i would just resize one of yalls mustaches on my machine. the smallest it goes is 2.86 in. which is like 7cm too long =( i had another bunny that i made last night named etta who has a tutu that i sewed on…i wanted to embroider a magic wand on her…it was too long (it was from a different site) >_<

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    Tara says:

    I love this idea! I am going to make a bunch of these and leave them EVERYWHERE! I drive a semi for a living so I can drop them in all sorts of places. It will be interesting leaving them in different places at truck stops so they can travel across the country while putting a smile on other drivers’ faces.

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    Noel O. says:

    …So there I am looking around my local library, it’s rainy and gloomy not really a good day :/ when all of a sudden out of nowhere I’m staring at this cute little bunny. His name is Louis. Imagine my surprise when the tag tells me to take him home and learn about the giving bunny project and I absolutely LOVE this idea! Louis made my day when I found him, now I take him everywhere with me: College, shopping, parents house and even when I go out to eat. It makes me smile every time someone asks me why I carry him around and I tell them how we met. I’ve started making my own bunnies and soon I hope to spread smiles happiness around San Diego one bunny at a time. =:3

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    Hey, FYI, you really don’t need to cut the dieline out of the felt first, since the whole thing is going to be trimmed and turned. It cuts a little bit of time to just stitch the dieline on the interfacing, then throw on a rectangle that’s just a little bigger (or just eyeball it if you don’t want to do the initial dieline), restitch the dieline to hold the felt in place, do all the interior stitching, then cover with another rectangle that covers the dielines for the backpiece. Then when you unhoop it, just trim around the final seam stitching and turn. Not exactly earth-shattering, but it does save time for anyone thinking about whipping up a batch-o-bunnies.

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    Sessle says:

    I don’t really understand about dieline. WHat is it? And also, how do you download the bunny template?
    So cute and I really want to make one!

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    KimK says:

    Wouldn’t it be amazing if one of these could make it into the hands of those children from the school affected by the recent shooting! !
    This is definitely a priority project for me to start! We all need a happy moment!

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    Shannon says:

    I love this idea! I wonder if I can find / create a crochet pattern for a similar bunny … I can’t sew or embroider to save my life, but I could crochet up a bunch of bunnies to hide!

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    Mary says:

    I am looking forward to making a few of these to place in geocaches. I would love some geocaching oriented machine designs from Urban Threads as well. Looking forward to Geocaching designs in 2013!
    Thanks!

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    Happy to announce that 100 of these little bunnies will find a lovely home in the hands of children through Operation Christmas Child. I have pledged to create 100 Shoe Boxes by October 31, 2013. (If we can break that number, all the more amazing!) I am needing donations of wrapping paper & articles to place in the shoe box gifts. Also have my local sewing circle/guild working on tote projects. Each individual has been issued a challenge to create a tote bag them for a girl and a boy. If you would like to help please contact me. Thanks so much for the Bunny Project. I’m certain they will bring much joy in the coming holiday seasons!!!

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    Pam P. says:

    I love it, and thank you for such a wonderful project. This is what I am doing with your project this week “a comfort and joy” event at the studio:

    http://pamelapenney.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/comfort-and-joy/

    I can’t wait to send you picture of all the wonderful bunnies who are
    “birthed”.

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    Mrs. Quayle says:

    Made a class set for my daughter’s 4th grade to give away during their breaks. They had so much fun stuffing them, picking out the fluffy tail colors, giving them scarves and naming them. Many had a list of their favorite activities written on the back. And there was one ninja bunny! A couple even made it into the ‘Letters for Soldiers’ boxes in the office. Great Project!

    • Barbara says:

      As the mother of one of those fourth graders, I have to say that I love this project. She is so excited to leave “Bookworm” somewhere, and I think we may be making some more. I may try to get our Girl Scout troop to make some. What a fun project!

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    Sophie R says:

    3 Themed (glamour, pirate and ninja) little bunny’s will be going to my niece and nephews for Christmas prezzies as money is to tight this year to buy them.
    Once they get their bunny they will hopefully make loads more with me to hide in fun place’s.
    Thank you for this fabulous idea, I will be making so many more of these.

    Is any one else completely hand making these?

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    Jan Lambert says:

    Great Idea, I found this project through Pinterest and I’m going to be making some Bunnies and leaving them around the North East of England

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    teena mettam says:

    am going to start the bunny project here in Australia on the northern rivers area and send a number to qeenslands as well hope the hope around

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    Joyce S says:

    I got my Bunny from my friend Kim and I cannot do anything with a needle (poor me) but I love my bunny and will pass him/her on to my special niece who is 4 years old and we don’t live in the same city so I can’t hug her but Bunny can for me! what a wonderful project!

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    kaitlin and cody says:

    We found a bunny named Webster at Disneyland in California on the Thunder Mountain ride. We love him and are excited for him to come home with us

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    Donna says:

    I’ve placed several bunnies in medical waiting rooms, specifically in my autistic son’s psychiatric office that serves a lot of kids.

    All my bunnies have the last name “O’Hare”. :D

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    Brigitte R says:

    My six year old and I found this when we left music class in Oak Park tonight. At bedtime, Bunny Penelope was tucked in a nest with other critters. Everyone is sleeping peacefully.

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    Wilja says:

    Hello; i just found my bunny “Nijntje” at my gate. What a very warm and welcome treat! It made me cry, knowing that someone really thought about me and made an effort to leave some Sunshine at my house….

    Whomever you are> THANK YOU! xxooxx W.

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    Arabella says:

    This was soooooo much fun. I just want to make more bunnies! I will remember this simple project, for when I need a dose of happy. Making and then placing/hiding/giving these bunnies has been just wonderful.

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    loligon says:

    I think I’m going to make a batch of bunnies to send to my friend who is moving back to Tokyo soon and my friend studying abroad in Hong Kong! I’ll have to translate the tag into Japanese first for Tokyo, but that shouldn’t be too hard. :) Not only will I have a fun way to keep in touch with my friend, but I’ll get bunnies to Japan and Hong Kong! Yay!

    • Maria says:

      If you get the tag translated into Japanese, could you share it with Urban Threads? I’m heading to Hawaii on vacation and would like to share some bunnies with tourists from Japan! Thanks!

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    Sharon Shute says:

    How cute! I volunteer at a food pantry every Tuesady. I am going to make some for the kids that come with their parents, or grandparents, foster-parents.

    If you turned the bunny upside down, it looks like a molar(tooth) It would make a great tooth fairy pillow, just add a pocket! Hint, hint!

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    zita says:

    i found mine at the mall!

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    Jennifer says:

    My kids found Flip on a bench at Merchant’s Square in Williamsburg, Virginia on 12/18/2012.

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    Leia says:

    I love this idea, especially since it is bunnies! I used to work for an endangered rabbit program (yes bunnies can be endangered too) and I am definiteley going to have to leave some bunnies around for my former coworkers to find. They will love it! I’ve already hidden five around town.

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    Lori says:

    I have sew enjoyed seeing all the enhanced bunnies but it was giving me an inferiority complex. I am leaving very soon on a long road trip & vacation & thought it would be great to make a batch of these to take along on my trip but don’t have time to make them extra fancy. Finally, I decided the idea is to just make them & pass them on. So I will start sewing them out today. Thank you for the darling project

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    Henry''s mum says:

    We found a little sweetie named Ming at Pettirosso Coffee, Cap Hill, Seattle, wa. He’s now a friend to our darling 10 year old son. Thank you! We will definitely pass on some bunnies of our own!!

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    Nikki says:

    Hi, I was walking around the base of mount mauganui in bay of plenty new Zealand with my family and we found a blue bunny named Theo. my kids thought he was just the coolest so we are going to make some and leave them around while we are traveling around nz … Very cool idea

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    I went to the university of Florida and we found this stuffed bunny
    And read the tag.my mom thought it was a cool idea.his name is Pablo
    He has a black mustash.Im so glad I have an Italian bunny!!!!!

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    I have had so much fun doing this. I made 1 for each of my grandchildren for them to hide somewhere and I also left one at the La Quinta Inn in New Braunfels when we went to visit my husband’s parents. I’m thinking about adding a travel bug to mine. I am a geocacher. It will let me know where my bunnies travel to. So fun.

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    Karen Brannam says:

    Left Bunny Andrew at Rosa Mexicano Reastaurant in Washington DC
    and Bunny Alexander at Shakespeare Theater in Washington DC. Have to make more bunnies. This is fun. Do you think bunnies would like Puerto Vallarta? Well, they might like Northern Virginia too.

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    Stacy says:

    I just made four bunnies for some coworkers as prizes for a little contest I did. They can either keep them or hide them for someone else to find. Wish I could post a pic here!!

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    Olivia says:

    Hi, love this idea. I am 11 years old, and last week I was in Carpenteria for New Years and was at Carpenteria nails getting pedicures for my sisters 16th birthday. Then a very nice lady came in and left an adorable yellow bunny named Dijon on my moms purse for me. It was such a nice gesture and the bunny is so cute! Thank you for making this idea and to whoever it was who left the bunny, or if it was you. Thanks again and Dijon says thanks too!

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    Kath says:

    Love this idea so much! I have already started making them to go and hide in town. I just updated my bunny on your google map, but now everytime I try to view it the whole map is EMPTY! I am just praying that its only on my computer and not everyone’s!! I hope I didnt do anything to clear all the bunnies!
    Ill try to get more people in New Zealand on board : )

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    Rebekah says:

    Hello! I was on my way back to New York City from Virginia when I came across a bunny named Taryn at Union Station in D.C. Finding him made my day and I still find myself smiling because him. I love Taryn very much and can’t wait to take him with me on the many adventures that the New Year and the many years after will bring :)

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    anon says:

    Just found one at work tonight. Closing up the craft section!

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    Lidiya says:

    Привет из России!!
    Замечательный кролик!! Замечательная идея!!
    Присоединяюсь Сибирь Байкал.

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    Kathryn says:

    Wow, what a fantastic project. Today while shopping at Spotlight in Tauranga, New Zealand I found ‘Isabella’ a gorgeous pink bunny made by little kiwis. Isabella will now live a charmed life in my classroom and will travel NZ and overseas on many adventures. I will email pictures of Isabella in her new home. The Giving Bunny Project definitely put a smile on my face especially after learning that the bunny had sat there unattended for a few weeks.

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    Andrea says:

    What a great idea !!!
    I will make some and leave the bunny in geocaches.

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    Tacchan says:

    I got my little Bunny from a nice lady and her daughter at the Morikami Museum’s Oshougatsu Festival. She came up to me and my little sister telling me how originally the bunnies were suppose to be hidden for the guests to find and take home, but seeing as that wasn’t working to plan the lady had gave me little Sammy in person : ) I read Sammy’s tag and thought it would be nice to go on the website and just say thank you for making such a adorable bunny. I will treasure him ^^ he’s very preacious to me!

    • Kat says:

      Oh I am so glad you have Sammy! I’m Sammy’s ‘mom’ and I asked my friend to leave him there for someone to find (but one of the workers there thought he was trash and wanted to throw him away). I enjoyed making him, and I am thrilled he will now have a loving home! :-)

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    Shannon Rubado says:

    I’m so excited to make these and leave such a happy gift in random locations! It would so make my day if I found one and I love the thought of making someone else’s day! Thank you!

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    Kerri says:

    Has anyone found Dizzy and Kizzy left in High wycombe england?

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    Kerri says:

    Left Dizzy on the 32 Bus High Wycombe Bucks England and Kizzie in Hobby craft children’s area Hope someone has found them?

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    Nana says:

    Hi, does the bunny has to be white? Can it be made out of other fabric too?

    Nana from Germany

    • Niamh says:

      Nope, the bunnies can be whatever color or fabric you like! Whatever personality you want to give them is up to you :)

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    DaniLinsi says:

    what a nice idea. i will try to make some bunnys at the next weekend.

    Dani

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    Eberly says:

    I have had a pretty stressful week so far but I found cute little floral Millie on my campus in San Diego, California. She was on top of mailboxes looking out to the world and I couldn’t help but take her with me. I don’t know how to embroider but I want to learn to make these so I can make some for other people to find. She made my day and I know it would make other’s days as well. This was a great idea!!

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    K Herrman says:

    This is WONDERFUL! We were shopping in a mall, 2 hours away from our hometown, when my (getting VERY grouchy) 6 year old son spotted a bunny in a planter. Our bunny was quite fancy, in brown and pink fabric with a colorful scarf and whiskers. I was hesitant for him to touch it, but he had perked up so much and was SO excited. I leaned in to read the tag and then gave him the ‘ok’ to grab it. His grin was enormous and my energy was renewed by the sheer joy of such an unexpected delight! I don’t know how to sew or embroider, but I’m going to ask my grandmother to make a few of these for us so we can continue the project. Wonderful, wonderful idea!

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    Roberta says:

    Hello Giving Bunny Project!
    Today (1-25-13) I found a little bunny named Button at the Lakewood Library in Lakewood, Colorado sitting right next to my books that were on the hold shelf. What a wonderful surprise that brought a smile to my face! Great project that I hope to contribute to as well. Bunny power around the world!

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    RebeccainGA says:

    I will be sending some of these to my daughter when she deploys to Qatar this year with the USAF. Airmen need love too!

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    Nataluchi says:

    Just found this website randomly, I really loved the project! I usually make plushies when Im bored, gonna send bunnies all over the world!

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    Diane B says:

    I just found your project while browsing embroidery designs. What darling little bunnies! This is such a precious thing to do! I will be spreading around some bunny love soon. Thank you for sharing the two sizes of designs. I only have the 4×4 hoop presently. Can’t wait to get started!

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    Laura says:

    Love this idea!! Bunnies will be hanging out all over Texas real soon!

    xoxox

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    Paulette Scrooby says:

    Love this idea will give it a try for easter and see if i can get a few bunnies hoppin around Whangarei New Zealand x

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    Joy says:

    I just started making up some of the bunnies today and am very excited to start sprinkling them around my city!

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    Britta says:

    I also love this idea and i will make some for easter. They hoppin around Hessen in Germany than… thx :)

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    Miss Scarlet says:

    do the bunnies have to be white? love to use up some of my scraps for this!

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    We have JUST found a bunny in our quilt shop only moments ago. Her name is “Sweet Maggie” and she was hiding in our fabric. I have NO idea who left her – we lost our sweet pup of 12 years just a couple weeks ago…yes, her name was “Maggie”…..finding this little bunny just brought tears to our eyes…happy tears…that someone was so caring and thoughtful and did this for us….Our Maggie came to work with us everyday since she was only 8wks old…she was our greeter, baby/husband sitter….and quite often took naps near the spot this little bunny was found.

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    Judy says:

    Just ran across this on your site. I can’t wait for my day off so I can make these a million ideas it seems are running through my head. Life is so stressful what a treat for someone to randomly find and put a smile on their face. What a great idea you had.

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    Nick says:

    Hey….today I was out for Pizza and red wine and after a great dinner a friend of mine was using the bathroom. She was coming back with the little cute bunny, named LUCY! We was so proud and happy and Lucy is now a part of my family. I’m traveling a lot and Lucy is welcome at all places where I’m going. The idea is very very nice and I will made also a new bunny (maybe) and why not leaving it in a plane or train…I will report :-)

    Thank you for this great idea and greetings from Lucy, Daniela and Nick – Hamburg/Germany

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    Nathan Kerbo says:

    Hey this is cool. My mom found Ace the bunny and brought it home to me. I think it was really neat and i know it brighten my moms day.Thanks and we will pass it on.

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    Alexis says:

    Just wanted to say OMG and Thank you. This is such a cute project and was a totally inspiration for us at Sassy Quest. We made it one of the quests for Random Act of Kindness Day. Thank you so much for sharing and for the inspiration. SUPER FAN!!

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    [...] Finished my giving bunny for the bunny giving project. Not sure where I’ll leave him. He’s a little lopsided but hopefully it’d still make someone’s day. http://www.urbanthreads.com/blog/?p=7487 [...]

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    Shazcakes says:

    I’ve been making bunnies for my pregnant and new-mummy friends, just out of old t-shirt material, baby-proof, etc, and was thinking about simplifying the design last night, to give to friends and sell for local good causes. Imagine my sheer surprise to see the giving bunny online today – looks just like what i was thinking of making!! I’m definitely going to be making more of these – i wanted to leave them at a local orphanage or something but was worried they’d be wary of random bunnies so to link to you guys would be great. They’re so much fun to make! =) great minds think alike i guess! Sheffield, (UK), will soon be hopping with ‘em x

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    Nathalie says:

    Hello,

    I work at the belgian federal police in brussels and this morning I found a pretty little bunny named Kenny left behind on one of our patrol vehicules. Thx …you make my day! Thumbs up for the project….

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    Sherrie Holtkamp says:

    Just curious – do you have this page as a .pdf with the instructions/pictures ???

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    [...] stitch very simple bunnies. But these are pretty cool bunnies because they’ll become part of the Urban Threads Giving Bunny Project.  Over the weekend I made a few [...]

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    bella davie says:

    i love it my sister made one and it is so cute. she made a glindaba and a hippy bunnies i love the hippy bunny!!!!!!!!!!!!!! giving bunnies are awsome

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    Kitra Woodall says:

    1st-I have to say this is THE BEST idea Ive seen in forever :) 2nd-Im beyond excited to make my bunnies and leave them places!!!!! TYTYTY for all of your creativity and for sharing it with all of us!

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    Karen says:

    OMG… I love this idea! Always been looking for activities of making gifts for strangers.
    Seems like china (my country) is having so few bunnies.. I’m gonna make some. Thanks for the tutorial and everything! :)

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    Good Golly Miss Molly says:

    I just finished my first giving bunny and am so excited! My teenaged daughters are just as excited as I and can’t wait to get stitching and giving. Thank you so much for a quick and easy way to show others that we care. This is such a fun way to spread a little joy.

    Blessings – Molly

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    Mara says:

    My daughter was handed a bunny today! She LOVES it! The name of the bunny is Ester.Ester has a beautifully knit cap. Thanks for spreading the love :)

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    [...] a little bunny…super duper cute…she loves the thing! It came with a little tag w/a link to a {CLICK HERE} website that explains the bunny. I wonder how hard it would be to make those bunnies?? {Grandma [...]

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    Donna Keeley says:

    I put out a bunch at a Science Fiction/Fantasy convention I attended over the weekend in San Diego, CA. I loved seeing people walk around with them; one guy carried his in his shirt pocket the entire weekend. :D

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    Wendy Kellogg says:

    Thank you to the person who left Brian O’Hare at the Town and Country Convention Center during ConDor 2013! It was so delightful to find him waiting for me. I cuddled him for a bit, and then gave him to a little girl who needed the comfort he provided by being so soft and plush. I saw his brother (?), Arthur, picked up by a dear friend at the convention.
    What a great project- world bunny domination!!!

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    Susan says:

    Just uploaded pictures of Winston and Annie Bunny to your Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14427061@N00/
    Thanks so much for the project. My son and I really enjoyed making and naming our bunnies. (We have so many names we will be sewing for years!) Very excited that these are the first bunnies in Maryland.

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    mindi says:

    awwe i got a lil bunny named Muffin….so cute :P MOUNT VERNON,WASHINGTON

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    Pat W says:

    I made three of these bunnies for my grandkids. I wish that I’d seen the cute little scarves on them before I presented them, though. At first glance, they thought they were TEETH… Sure blew the wind from my sails! No matter, I still think they’re adorable.

    • Diane says:

      I have had people tell me they are teeth, too! I tell them to turn them over and look again! LOL! Silly people!

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    Helen says:

    I received this bunny while sitting at Los Angeles airport to catch a flight back to Chicago. At first I thought the woman I sat next to, had left it behind so I waited for her to return so I could give it to her. I then read the tag. It made me feel happy and good someone was kind enough to think of me, and let me have a free bunny. In turn I am now going to make a few and leave them in places I travel to.
    Whoever thought of the idea and to Louise who left me the bunny, Thank You.

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    Helen says:

    Correction, my bunny name is Louise (that’s not who left it for me).

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    Diane says:

    I have left these bunnies with a tip when I eat out. Just today I gave one to our waitress at Applebees. She was grinning from ear to ear and said I made her day! Then her manager came out and wanted to know where I got the adorable bunny. I told her I made them. I had also given one to each of my friends I was lunching with so the one friend gave hers to the manager! More squeals! I had some in the car so I gave a new one to my friend. The giving goes on and on! What fun! The tag makes all the difference explaining what the bunny is all about. Thanks again for sharing this great pattern!

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    [...] Urban Threads came up with a nifty little project: the Giving Bunny. Read the details on their blog HERE. They provide a free pattern, instructions and even a cute little tag you can print for the bunny. [...]

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    [...] by Atomic Shrimp’s beadmen and Urban Thread’s Giving Bunny I thought I’d have a go at spreading my art through the community. One of my favourite things [...]

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    Dominique says:

    It’s now also seen in Holland!

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    Darcy lee says:

    I found Mr. Hare E Potter at the UofA this morning… What a nice surprise.. My dog was rolling in the grass under a tree, and as I looked up, the white bunny caught my eye. What a cool project, and am even cooler way to spread some love!!! Thanks !

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    Jenn says:

    I found Bunny Foo Foo this afternoon in Greenville, SC while he was visiting with the Mice on Main. Was having a great afternoon after a rough week and he was the perfect finish to a trip down town! Thank you for making my week!

    • Trish says:

      I am so glad that you liked him. My 4 kids and I were standing on the street not too far away b/c they desperately wanted to see someone pick him up. It was all I could do to keep them from cheering when you did. The kids had a blast leaving them various places.

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    Sarah says:

    I was having a really stressful and trying weekend at an event where by all means and intents I should have been having the time of my life – and on the last day of it, I went into my hotel elevator and it was filled with confetti! I was pretty amused, and then I noticed this little bunny in the corner – his name was Hilbert :) Reading the tag made me tear up a little bit, it was that sweet and I was absolutely touched by the serendipity of the moment. It was exactly what I needed and I thank whoever made my bunny and you guys for this wonderful project!!!

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    Teagan says:

    Found Daisy at the Hampton Memorial Branch of the Pickens County Library in Easley, SC. Child very pleased and excited to find this bunny while browsing the children’s section.

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    Amy says:

    Thank you for the idea to leave these at comicon! I left a few at my local comicon, hopefully some crafty people will pick them up and make some more :)

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    Leah says:

    Hi I think this idea is just BRILLIANT so I’ve posted on my blog and bit about its and a link to this page. I’ll be making some of these. I can’t wait to hide them.

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    Dor says:

    Such an adorable idea! I’m tempted to make millions of them!!!

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    Tilda says:

    This is just such a beautiful idea. Thankyou for putting it together and sharing it.
    I have just written about it on my blog, and linked it back to you here. I hope many people become ‘vigilante embroiderers’ and share the love and bunnies.
    Just gorgeous! ♡

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    Randina Bliss says:

    Just found this bunny on your site. Love the idea. Will be sending my bunnies to Boston. My love and prayers go out to the victims and the people of Boston. I am not able to do much but hope this tiny little bit helps someones spirits in wake of their long recovery.

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    Elranchoryan says:

    Hi, thankyou! We had a rocky start to my poor daughters birthday as we are living interstate from family and friends and homesick and then, as if a sign thigns will get better for her we found “Melissa”, it really made our day and gave me the gift of seeing my darling smile. xoxo it means a lot to us

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    Tannim says:

    Awesome! We’re going to make and take bunnies with us this summer when we go to England, Wales, and Ireland!

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    Barbara Matthiessen says:

    Love the bunny project and made about 60. Got kids, hubby and grand kids involved, all adored it. Starting on a new batch. Grateful you thought of this wonderful idea.
    Tomorrow it’s Millions Against Monsanto then back to bunnyville.
    Xp

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    Rosa says:

    3 bunnies left at Graceland in Memphis. Hope Elvis finds one!

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    Michelle Aldridge says:

    So glad I found this. Its awesome. Im going to be teaching some teens how to sew and I think this will be a great group project!

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    Zoe says:

    My 5 year old son was over the moon to find “Arthur” the bunny in our local garden centre in Somerset (UK)! What a brilliant idea – it cheered us all up on this wet, rainy and cold Father’s Day :)

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    Emily Harding says:

    I was in my local library today in Somerset with my 9 month old son when we stumbled across “Bertie”!
    My little boy loves him and hasn’t been able to put him down. What a great idea!

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    Barbara says:

    So, I went to visit cologne cathedral today. I always do this when I’m in town (I admired my friend’s brand new baby boy and went to a stellar concert), because it is such an amazing, monumental, peaceful building situated right across the train station… and all in the back, looking kinda bored, there was “Peter”! Absolutely made my day! :-)

    Peter will be very busy during the next days, visiting some of my dearest friends and my family with me before we’ll eventually get back to Hamburg together, his new hometown.
    Maybe he will even sail the seven seas from there one day, who knows?

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    Dian Delph says:

    I have seen this free pattern for quite some time but just now read what it is all about. I love it!!!! I live and work in a retirement community and the ladies are always traveling all over the world. I’m going to see if I can get them to drop some off while they are overseas. Sure wish I would have read this sooner. Just had clients in Vietnam, Cambodia, India and a few other places. One leaves for Turkey in a couple of days. I better get stitching!

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    My lover is learning how to sew and doing crafting things.. so he really enjoyed the project (so am I !) and we did some few “lapinous” too… for the moment we didn’t gave them in anonymous places but time will come !

    it’s really a super cute project ! here you can find the pictures of our bunnies !
    http://heartsless-witch.blogspot.fr/2013/07/les-lapinous-d.html
    enjoy !

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    Tamara says:

    What a great idea! I love the Bunny! =)
    Greetings from Germany / Frankfurt am Main

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    Mary Beth says:

    I made about two dozen bunnies over the winter. Some were hidden for/given to friends, and some were left in the wild. One was given to my son’s school bus driver. She vowed to take the bunny traveling to leave for someone else to find. We just received a postcard from the bus driver saying that she’s left the bunny on Crete while traveling there with her family this summer. What fun!

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    Elizabeth says:

    I left a couple of bunnies to family in Moore, Oklahoma. My granddaughter left a bunny a a restaurant in Cambridge, MA. We LOVE the bunnies! I made 10 and plan to make more soon.

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    Susan says:

    Love this idea so much. Its all about spreading joy and smiles. Can’t wait to have a go.

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    Jennifer says:

    I really live this and will be making some and getting my 4 children involved!! Do you all have a Facebook page specifically for this project?? It would be so much fun for everyone to be able to go there and upload photos of bunnies being left and found!! Facebook seems so much easier and much more widely used than any of the other social networks out there!!

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    Daniel says:

    I was out meeting some old friends last night around Saltaire, UK and found a bunny named Sniff nestled in the tentacles of an octopus statue on a bridge next to the canal. It was so cute! I looked after my bunny all evening and brought it home.

    My sister studied textiles and loves the idea. She’s planning to help me make more bunnies to spread around our local area!

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    [...] is a sweet little bunny.  We have made a lot of these guys at Plush Club. They come from Urban Threads and are meant to be left “in the wild” for someone to find.  The kids love to find places [...]

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    Robin says:

    The link for the directions is incorrect. Can you fix that so I can download the directions? Just want to make sure I don’t forget anything. Thank you!

    • Niamh says:

      Which link is incorrect? I’ve checked through them and they appear to all be accurate. The main directions are really that image that shows the assembly of the bunnies. The other link (that takes you to the stitch and turn tutorial) is a basic explanation of all stitch and turn stuffies, which includes these bunnies.

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    Kino says:

    hi. i just want to say is a wonderful idea. and i’ve made a facebook page for it in spanish
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/413010375487273/

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    jess says:

    giving bunnnies are a great idea!!!!!!!!they are soooooooo cute!!!!!!!that made my day when i found my rabbiy Gordon:-]bye bye

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    Tracy and I love the bunnies we received at Gen Con in Indianapolis Indiana, USA. Mine rode around in my badge holder for the entire con. W fed them Jelly Belly Raspberries to keep them entertained as they rode home on the plane with us. Thank you so much! Their names are ‘Glitch’ and ‘Kord’. Sorry I couldn’t figure out how to put them on the map.

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    Marcy says:

    Love this idea! so very cute! I am totally going to do this project. how fun and sweet! Thank you!!

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    Rosie says:

    Love this idea! Am definitely getting involved, have started on my bunnies already! Soon there will be bunnies loose in Scotland!

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    Nadine says:

    Hi!
    I found a bunny today! Her name is Mathilde and she just made my day! I found her at work and she looks so cute, i had to take her with me!
    So the bunnies are in germany now!
    Thank you so much!!

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    Dionne (Bunny) Ballon says:

    I just came across this by typing ‘proud’ and ‘bunnies’ in my search engine. How I adore this! I’ve shared your link on my page. Bunnies forever!!

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    One of our chambermaids found cute little “Tula” last week sitting on one of the beds in the room after check-out of the guests and at first thought it might have been forgotten unintentionally, but after noone claimed her for one week we went to the link on the attached label and came to know of your lovely project!
    You can see Tula on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hotel-Breslauer-Hof-am-Dom-K%C3%B6ln/240639989281142?ref=hl#!/photo.php?fbid=671426462869157&set=a.467842689894203.110004.240639989281142&type=1&theater

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    Genine says:

    tried to post bunny on map but doesn’t show up?

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    Brittany says:

    We found D.F.T.B.A in the stacks of the Children’s Room. This Bunny didn’t forget to be awesome and it made our day! :)

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    Ginger Monastyrski says:

    Here is my twist on the Giving Bunny! I have left them all over town. The library, grocery store, hospital, drug store etc etc I hope they brought a smile to someone”s face :)

    http://s230.photobucket.com/user/WB9ZHC/media/bunnies.jpg.html

    Ginger

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    Trang says:

    I only just came across this idea and wish I had found out about it sooner! I’m planning on making these bunnies with my sisters and planting them all over Hanoi :) Any chance the tags could be translated into Vietnamese as well? ;) Thanks so much for this awesome project!

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    Gina says:

    OMGG randomly scrolling for sewing projects and bam i found this page! I go out alot so i am definitely planting these epic bunnies wherever i go :D

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    Blanca Rico says:

    I love this idea… I’ll see what I can do and then will let you know.

    Thanks a lot for the idea!

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    Sheepish Sarah says:

    It is time to put South Australia on the bunny map!

    I am going to make some bunnies and get my friends to help hide them :)

    This is a wonderful project :)

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    laina says:

    I found grant my bunny in the Wallowa memorial hospital in enterprise oregon.

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    well I Felt 4 in Orlando Florida, In Disney and 4 in Miami Florida when I wen to visit Family, at my daughters school, and Job. then we werer off to tybee island in Georgia, where I left the last 4.

    hope to see some post from them soon?? But it was so much fun leaving them. I got cought once I left one at my daughters school, she is an X-Ray Tech, and i was holding my grandaughters hand and she kept saying i left my bunny.. that was really funny..

    • Crystal Huffman says:

      Oh I wish I had seen this, I was just in Orlando today. If I may ask, where did you leave them? Any near UCF? I can check to see if they’re still there. Okay, selfish motive, I admit, I want one!

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    Anna&Lois says:

    We left Charles, Barnaby, Fred and Ruby around Plymouth (in Devon) today. We’d love to know if you find them! xxx

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    Caroline chadwick says:

    Hey just found a bunny in Birmingham uk at an
    Exhibition-what a great idea!!

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    Missy says:

    I have just sewed about 12 of these some with a bit of a Halloween theme to them as I will be at Whitby over Halloween and will be dotting them round the place…..so look out for them!!

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    Sarah says:

    Hi Anna&Lois…we found Barnaby in Waterstones, Plymouth.

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    Nelly Bunny says:

    My name is Nelly Bunny, I snuck into a package headed to my Emma’s grandmother house. I can’t wait to meet Emma. She is sick and I hope to make her feel brave at the doctors office. I will be her friend and listen with my big ears to every thing she has to tell me. I can’t wait for my Emma to find me. Love Nelly Bunny.

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    claudia says:

    I am going to make some too and leave them around areas that are financially depressed nearby. I will dress them like Snow Bunnies! I think they would be great around Easter time especially! I also am going to turn them upside down (the face that is) and give them to some dentists that specialize in donating their services to children in depressed areas. I think they look like a tooth upside down!

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    Sewsirius says:

    Looks like none have been given in UAE…will have to fix that!

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    Cassie says:

    Love this idea! I found these on Facebook. Unfortunately, I don’t embroider ): but I paint. Would it be ok if I made your bunnies using paint on muslin or canvas? I would love to make some as a fundraiser for our Relay for Life team! Adding ribbons of different colors.

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    Bizzaromom says:

    Bizzaromom just made a litter of bunnies, and posted about it (with several links back here of course) on her site. Come Meet Bizzaromom’s Bunnies!

    http://wp.me/p2Ghy5-sL

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    Brooke says:

    I, my mum, and my 10 month old daughter found a bunny at Perth, W.A, Australia, in Joondalup shopping center on a bench near Jesters chips.. His name was Milford and at first glance I thought he was a toy a child had left behind but my curiosity got the better of me, so I picked him and the little note up and read it out loud to my mum and we both had the biggest grin on our faces!! I had been having such a crappy day and this lil guy made my entire week!! THANKYOU to whoever left Milford there for me! He had a little eye spectacle thingy. :)

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    Brooke says:

    Also, is there a page where people can share stories/ pictures of the bunnies they have found?? thanks! x

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    Sue Scott says:

    I put the two at Church in Ellicott City, MD. I am so excited that they are being loved. I put 4 more in/around Ellicott City. I hope they get posted too. I sent one to South Korea. He won’t arrive for another week. He’s touring NJ, NY and CA first.

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    Love this idea!!!
    Will start tomorrow in Karlsruhe/ Germany!
    Thank you!
    Mel

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    Kathy says:

    I have just completed my first 2 bunnies and they will be going to their destinations today! They are easy and great fun to make. Thanks so much for the pattern. I plan to make more and have them hop and pop up in the waiting rooms of the human services building where I think they will cheer up many people. I used a scrap piece of paper to put on the 2nd piece of fabric in order to mask it so that when I spray the fabric, it will only go to those outside places where I want it. Much easier than trying to avoid them!

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    Rita says:

    I am so excited to do this project. I was looking for a service oriented project for my daughter and I to do. There is a VA hospital, Children’s Hospital and several cancer centers very close to us in Central PA and I thought these would be great for her to pass out to cheer people up. Does anyone know if there is a Facebook page for the Giving Bunny? If it’s ok, I may make one for Pennsylvania. I also work for a transportation company and think it would be great for some of my co-workers to drop them off through out New England. Thanks for the Amazing Idea.

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    Yankee Candle, Andover Garden Centre says:

    We discovered our little bunny in amongst our scented candles yesterday. Initially we thought he’d been left behind by a child but on checking the “Spotted Andover” site on Facebook we were delighted to discover that he’d been left as a gift to us. What a lovely idea, we will give him a good home and he will be our lucky charm instore!!!!

    • Yankee Candle Andover Garden Centre says:

      We found our second bunny in store today, how lucky are we!! We now have a male and female bunny, we are hoping for babies soon :-)

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    Melis says:

    Planning on making some hand-sewn ones while i recover from major surgery next week! Such a cute idea!

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    Hi!
    I found P!nk at Emerald City Comic Con! A random girl came up to us and asked my group if we wanted this bunny. So of course we took it and he’s been sitting on my shelf ever since. A very delightful little guy to have around, love this project!

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    tinga1911 says:

    This is such a wonderful idea, I’ll get started as soon as I can get some materials! Although I think I need to translate the tag to Finnish since not all Finns can understand English well enough.

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    Vanessa says:

    I love these bunnies and love to put them in unique places for people to find, however I hate working with felt. I fixed this and came up with some really awesome bunnies by using some of my scrap fabric! Now I can make many more bunnies than I had before because I have a ton of scrap fabric and they are adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Lesley says:

    This is incredible! Absolutely love it. I see none have hopped over to Canada yet… I might just have to start something here!

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    Robin says:

    I took a batch if bunnies with me on my recent trip to Orlando. I named them after my friends and left them in places I thought their namesakes would like. I left some bunnies in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the Magic Kingdom in Disney World, and the final bunnyI handed to a little girl in the airport. I had so much fun making the bunnies and finding places to leave them. I hope I brought a little snugly magic into some peoples lives. Thanks for creating this project! :)

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    KS says:

    I just left one named Lola in West Vancouver, BC. Can’t wait to leave more around Vancouver! :)

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    Jessi says:

    Hello :)
    I will hide some on the Leipziger Buchmesse in Germany this weekend… I’m exited about what will happen with them!!!!

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    Katy says:

    I am trying to pin and mark where i found my bunny, but not able to…
    I found it right in my embroidery machine in Utrecht, Netherlands~!
    His name is Binkie and i think he might be a she as it looks she’s pregnant with more bunnies!
    So i guess i will be dropping bunnies in the next couple of weeks!

    • Niamh says:

      Try looking at the last “page” of the map. Bunnies often show up there if you can’t find them anywhere else!

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    Lynsey Hannahs says:

    This will be so fun!!!! I plan to take over the college with these little guys :D

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    Crystal Huffman says:

    I am so sad! I’m sure you’ve noticed on the map that Florida is the only place in the entire country where there are no bunnies! (The giant invasive exotic reptiles scared them all off) I collect stuffed bunnies, and I sew so I would really love to get involved in this project as well. I was wondering if anyone would be willing to ship me one of the bunnies? I could totally reimburse you for shipping and you would have my eternal gratitude. Please help me out!
    Cystal

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    Sarah says:

    I found my bunny, Petunia, in a quilt store in North Carolina. It is so cute I can’t wait to make more bunnies!!

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    Omg I found one online on images and they are so cute and I love it and I love sewing so I just have to make some!!!!! I’m inspired :) this looks like a thing I would create… this website I mean… the bunny not so much but now I found the idea I’ll sew some. I’m glad its working out for you all!!!

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    :) great idea whoever put a Bunny in the old age home! My mom wants me to visit my grandmother who now lives in them old age home since my grandfather died and I should make some and passed out around there and I can also make some with my friends from school

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    Mel B I saw your floor or Google image or both of some of your bunnies! They are cute keep up good work!! :)

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    Sry typo your flikr Not floor Mel b

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    chrissy says:

    I am in London and my bunny is called Guildford, he was made with love in Liverpool by a wonderful Purple witch.

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    Michelle says:

    I found my bunny, Splat, hanging out on the counter at Subway located in Indiana. The name is suitable as she is splattered with multicolored paint. I actually thought it was the toy for the child’s meal & the reason I picked it up… really sweet surprise

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    ThyrisThreads says:

    I was wondering…do they have to be white bunnies? I’ve got some pretty felts that I’d love to make these bunnies from…

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    Shirley Smyth says:

    I will be making some Bunnies for Nova Scotia, Canada. Such a wonderful idea! Want to take mine to the Ronald MacDonald House here.

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    Susan says:

    This is the greatest idea!! My youngest daughter works for an airline so I promise these little bunnies will be going around the world before you know it. I’m starting on them tonight where I will have a bag full to give her on Sunday. They will be in 3 countries by Wed. evening. keep up the good ideas Urban Threads is great!!!!!!!!!!.

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    Karen Brannam says:

    Between 22 and 28 April, I left 5 bunnies at Emerald Bay near Mazatlan, Mexico. I make bunnies mostly white, tan and grey. My favorites are the grey ones.

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    LeAnn says:

    My kids and I left 8 little bunnies around Germantown, MD tonight. Last January, Sophie Lillard and her sister Madigan lost their lives when their family home caught fire. Now, our entire community celebrates the girls giving spirit with acts of kindness on their birthdays. These bunnies were the perfect project, thank you!

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    Jillian says:

    Are there any in Anchorage, Alaska?

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    Jubilee friends says:

    Left a bunnie at King Soopers in Westminster CO. His name is Chevy what fun!

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    jenn keeley says:

    love this idea!!! how fun !!

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    Kendall says:

    My bunny’s name is Joey. I found him at the East Central Regional Library

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    Valerie B says:

    I’m making bunnies tonight!

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    eliza says:

    My son found Sunny Bunny at the Ypsilanti District Library!

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    Emily P says:

    My friend just posted about finding a bunny in Michigan, and I couldn’t help but notice a striking similarity to the Jimmyjane Form 2 (warning, googling that is probably NSFW). Distant bunny cousins, perhaps? Now we are wondering if it is on purpose or just a coincidence! ;o)

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    Linda Mize says:

    Wow, what a wonderful idea! I am a RN in a Newborn ICU in Va. I’ll bet some Moms & Siblings would love some bunnies! And some kids in Pediatrics……and some kids/big kids in the ER….and some people in the psychiatric area!!! Urban Threads should receive a special award for starting such a wonderful project. Has anyone come up with a crochet or Knit pattern for the bunnies?

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    Zach says:

    I found Chewy, the #geekbunny, at GenCon. I cannot express in words how much it brightened the terrible week I’ve been having. I have two real pet rabbits, and now I have a third!

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    Jacquelyn Beatty says:

    I found my bunny when we were out on a motorcycle ride here in California….. I came back to the bike and found it peeking out of my helmet!! I was surprised and happy and defiantly love the project… I will defiantly get involved…. :)

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    Linda says:

    My daughter introduced me to this adorable project and she has already spread a bit of bunny love around. In a few short weeks I am participating in a Relay For Life and thought these cuties would be a sweet addition to the gift bags we provide at the surviviors luncheon!
    Sooooo..we found some appropriate fabric and are now on the path to make 75 of these bunnies! Can’t wait to share the pics of the finished project and the smiles they are sure to bring! Now to come up with 75 cute names :)

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    Evelyn says:

    Cleo and Clementine were found here in the yarn shop at Rocking Horse Farm, St. Cloud.

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    Marie says:

    We found Bonnie – a little knitted bunny – at the Weald & Downland Museum in West Sussex, UK :D Fab IDEA!

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    Judy Scott says:

    We did it! It brought me such joy, my husband had just lost his battle with cancer and it filled my days as I recovered. We started in Georgia and have now moved it into Florida, my new home. I want to do the same thing with a Christmas bear, you think that would be ok?

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