Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Our Very Own Poem

Recently we have become concerned about poetry since Person told us that no one has written any poems about us. This made us quite sad. We explained this to Person every five minutes. We have now bothered person a sufficient amount and she has written a poem all about us! We hope you enjoy our poem!

  The Town of Elsie

There once was a bunny named Elsie
Who lived at the top of a tree
Which was quite unusual to see

Now this bunny was lonely
Because she didn't have any friends
She couldn't hop for being so sad

Until one grand day she met
A zebra all striped black and white
Who was also in need of a friend

So they went and they made
Themselves a home in a tent
And raided the village for food

They ate all the carrots
Raspberries and lettuce
And nibbled up all of the seeds

There's no doubt about it
The village was ransacked
The people were all in uproar

Then the pair they were sorry
That the people were hungry
So they offered to help with repair

They helped with replanting
With tending and weeding
And they didn't nibble any more seeds

So the villagers were happy
And bunny and zebra moved in with a Person
Who had plenty of carrots to spare

And we really do think
Although we are not quite certain
That this is how the town of Elsie got its name

Sunday, March 19, 2017

We Are Very Helpful!

Person ordered a stool for her studio online and we were very excited when a big box arrived. At first we thought it was for us and were a little disappointed to find out that it was a boring something for Person. However, after we opened the box, and saw that the stool was in lots of pieces, we were very interested. We have never seen a stool like this before. Person said that it had to be assembled which I thought was when a marching band came to a school for an Assembly but it turns out assembled means we get to use tools which is very exciting. 

Elsie has gotten too excited and fallen over!

Obviously, Person will need a lot of help from us on this project. The first step on any project like this is to look at the instructions. Since we can't read, we had to go by the pictures.

This seems fairly complicated. Good thing we are here to help!

It turned out that Elsie had the instructions upside down so it was very confusing and slow going at first but we got the hang of it.

Elsie is working very hard.

Just like Person, we are smarter than we look!

We were a bit disappointed to learn that we won't get to use any power tools on this project. We like the big green drill. It makes a fun noise and a big mess!

I sure hope we have all the pieces and it is not like that puzzle we tried!

OK Elsie, I think this goes here.

Person kept telling us that we were getting in the way but I am pretty sure that is just her way of saying thank you. Person can be quite strange sometimes. 

This is looking great. We should probably be getting paid.

We worked very hard and now Person's stool is all done! She let us sit on it which was very exciting because it is much taller than a normal chair so we feel important. We are always important but Persons don't always realize it.

Where is our treat for all that hard work?

Now we just need to get Person to put the new stool to good use in the studio making something nice for us. We really need some new clothes for future adventures.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Julie and Elsie's Christmas Gift Guide!

Christmas is coming soon so we have been working hard on our annual gift guide. This is part of our job as studio assistants at Studio Lumio. Make sure to share this list with your Person so they know what to get you!

1) New friends from Knitneys, Bitzas and Purple Lilac Amigurumi

Christmas is an excellent time to ask your Person for a new stuffed animal to come live with you! It’s good to have lots of fluffies at your house. It makes planning anipal friendly adventures easier and for convincing humans of things. Elsie was responsible for this portion of the gift list. She did a much better job this year and included an elephant along with the rabbits. Nice work Elsie!

You can purchase this sweet elephant from Knitneys on Etsy!

You can purchase these adorable bunnies from Bitzas on Etsy!

You can purchase this bunny from Purple Lilac Amigurumi on Etsy!

2) Otter Books!

Our friend Otter has another new book! Her books are our very favorite and we have gotten Person to buy us all four. If you are in the sad situation, like we are, that you already have all Otter's books, don't worry because a new one is coming out next year! This will be good for those of you who need something to cheer you up durring the sad post holiday time.

You can buy all of Otter's books on Amazon

Oh no, we forgot we don't know how to read! Where is Person?

3) Flowers from Studio Lumio

Person makes beautiful origami flowers and we help her. Elsie is very proud because sometimes Person lets her hold the flowers. You can custom order these and Elsie and I will make something just for you!

You can purchase these flowers in Person's shop!

These are Elsie's favorite!

4) Tiny Purses from Etilinki and Petites by Yurika

We think every anipal needs a bag to keep their toys and treats in when they go on adventures. Sometimes Persons don't bring everything we need so it is good to have your own bag.

You can purchase these adorable bags from Etilinki on Etsy

You can purchase this bag from Petites by Yurika on Etsy

5) Paper doll ornaments from our shop Studio Lumio

We helped Person make lots of origami paper doll ornaments for Christmas trees. Each one is different so you don't have to worry about getting your friends mixed up (Person says these are not toys but we are going to play with them anyway).

You can find these and lots of other ones too in our shop

6) Tiny hats from Vandicrafts

It's getting cold outside so anipals need stylish ways to keep warm. We recommend these tiny hats that double as Christmas tree ornaments. If you need a bigger one, I bet you can get one made in your specific size. 

You can purchase this from Vandicrafts on Etsy

7) Treats from In the Mix Sweets!

It wouldn't be Christmas without tasty treats. These decorated Oreos are very beautiful and just the right size for Anipals. Make sure your Person gets plenty so you don't have to share! This is very important!

You can purchase these from In The Mix Sweets on Etsy

8) Gifts for Persons from Studio Lumio, Pretty Kiku, and Olechka Design

Perhaps your Person has been very good this year (our Person has been moderately good), you may want to reward them with a present. Here are some we suggest.

We helped Person make these and you can purchase them in our shop. Elsie says they should be pink but I like green.

You can purchase these beautiful earrings from Pretty Kiku on Etsy. We like the one with the fishes best.

 This is a rainbow zebra! I want rainbow stripes too! You can purchase this print from Olechka Design on Etsy 

Person made this paper doll and then trapped it in a frame! At least she won't have to take a bath in there.

If you have questions about any of these gifts or need other ideas, please let me know. I like detective work and am very good at it (I ask Person to look things up for me on the internet). You could ask Elsie too but she’s kind of unreliable right now because she’s so excited about Christmas! We hope you are excited about Christmas too!

Monday, November 7, 2016

We go to Germany*
*Person says it was not really Germany but she is probably wrong

Last month Person took us to a Bavarian theme village. We were extra excited because we had not been on a trip in a very long time. 

Welcome to Leavenworth!

The town was very cute and they must have been expecting us because they had put up a big welcome sign at the entrance of town just for us!

Maybe we can live here?

After walking around the village, Elsie was tired and needed a nap and I wanted a snack so we went to our rental for some nice chocolate.

Do we really have to share? This isn't nearly enough!!

The next morning we went on a long hike where we saw lots of beautiful fall leaves. Elsie tried to eat one because it was orange and she thought it was pumpkin pie.

I wonder where this trail goes. Maybe we will see a bunny!

According to Person, October is not a good time for a swim!

Elsie thinks she saw a Totoro in the forest!

The next morning we went for a drive and saw some beautiful mountains. Person made a lot of noise singing a song from The Sound of Music which I think scared all the animals away because we didn't see any other zebras or bunnies. There weren't even any bears!

Do you think anyone will mind if we pick some flowers?

We then drove to a nearby lake. Again, as it turns out, October is not a good time for swimming which is really quite sad! These lakes and rivers need to be heated.

We'd like to go boating please!

After a not so good lunch (Person forgot the carrots and Elsie cried) we did a little more hiking at the same place we went the day before.

These fall colors are so pretty!

Do you think we can climb to that snowy bit and build a snow rabbit?

On our last day we begged Person to take us to the nutcracker museum. She finally said that we could stop there on our way home but when we got there, it was closed! We were super disappointed and made Person promise to take us there some other time!

I'm surprised they didn't know we were coming!

To cheer us up, we went on another walk around the village while eating chocolate and looking at fall decorations in the shop windows.

I think I see a mini pumpkin!

We had a very fun time in Germany and hope to go again soon. Person needs to take us to the Christmas festival in the winter and let us go on a carriage ride!

Where do you think we should talk Person into taking us next?

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bad News!

We have some bad news. Person was very sick and went off to a scary place called the hospital. The worst part about this is that she did not take us with her! We were very lonely while Person was gone. I was brave but Elsie cried a lot and I had to comfort her. After what seemed like forever, Person finally came home. We were so glad to see her but since she had surgery, she could not play with us and had to rest. We don't know what surgery is but we can't believe she had it without us. It's not fair! Person also has a nice pink mark from the surgery. We really like pink so we want one too! I may give Elsie a matching mark with a pink pen when Person is not looking! 

Don't eat those chocolate chips Elsie! They are not for you!

Person needed to be taken care of after her operation so I organized a snack committee. I was in charge of lollipop disbursement and Elsie was in charge of chocolate chip disbursement.

We are working very hard on this project.

We also have been coloring lots of pictures to cheer Person up. Not being able to play or hop is very sad so we have to keep Person occupied. The good news is that thanks to our excellent nursing, Person is starting to feel better. She is better enough to help us write this update using the important computer. This makes us very happy even though she naps a lot more than we think is strictly necessary. We hope Person is all better soon so that we can go on a fun adventure together.  We love you Person!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016


Last weekend, Person took us to the coast. As you know, we have been asking Person for a very long time to take us to the aquarium. Finally, she said yes! We had to drive for about 20 minutes from where we were staying to get to the aquarium. Elsie and I were so excited that we could not keep still. By the time we arrived, Elsie was so tired that she fell asleep and missed the whole trip! I have shown her these pictures and told her all about it. She is still a little sad so I've promised to bother Person until she takes us to the aquarium again! 

Person says this purple thing is alive!

At the aquarium, we saw lots of beautiful and colorful fish. I even saw one that was black and white and zebra stripped! I wanted to take this zebra fish home as a pet but Person said no. She though it would miss the other fish at the aquarium but I think I'm more fun than a fish.

Do you think our friend I Am Otter lives here?

Since Elsie and I really love otters, I was very excited about the otter exhibit. I though our friend I Am Otter lived here so I was a bit disappointed when Person reminded me that Otter lives with Otter Keeper in England.

Oh, I think I see one coming...

I waited patiently at the glass for an otter to swim by and then suddenly I saw one!

There's the otter!

The otters were very cute and were playing happily in the water. I wanted to go join then but again Person said no. I think it was time for her nap because she was being very unreasonable. There was an opening near the top of the water and Person could have just thrown me in.

Look at me, I'm a zebra otter!

After that, Person showed me a fun place where I could play that I was an otter and that made me feel better. Maybe I can play with the otters next time we visit.

Otter water?

At the gift shop we saw some "Otter water". I thought this was water from where the otters were swimming and I wanted to take some home to put in my bathtub so I could be an otter too. Person was disagreeable and said the water was just for drinking. Maybe if you drink it, you turn into an otter. That must be it!

Can we take them home please?!

We also saw some sweet otter anipals at the gift store that needed a new home. I asked Person very nicely but she said no. Maybe I will get one for Christmas next year but that is a very long time to wait. They did not carry my friend otter's books which was sad. Person reminded me that I already have all of otter's books so that made me feel better.Overall, I had a very good time at the aquarium and can't wait to go again. I have already made a list for Person on ways she can improve to make our next trip even better! For some reason she doesn't appreciate my lists and organizational skills. I wonder why?