Sunday, July 17, 2011

And That's How Liberace Rabbit Was Born

Today is the one year anniversary of Confessions of a Tumbleweed. Who cares, right? I haven't won the Nobel Prize for blogging, *yet*, but still, it's a milestone, and I'm having fun doing it, so there you go.

This is me making the 1,357,975th
sandwich of the year.
In that year we have travelled over 103,000 miles on America's roads, bought $48,000 worth of diesel fuel, showered in 269 different places, and peed in 40 states.

We have zip-lined above the trees in West Virginia, walked around New Orleans, been to towns that smelled of Beenie Weenies, had a conversation with a truly crazy person while folding underpants, paid $600 to park overnight in the wrong place, and hauled everything from Red Bull and Starbucks Coffee to torpedo wire and railroad spikes.

Here's an idea of the ways I avoided bookkeeping creative endeavors I did before I started blogging.

Meow Meow Rabbit

My mother likes to buy strange things at garage sales and send them to me. She once sent me a green and red octopus made of yarn, with bells tied around its neck. I use it as a Christmas tree topper. These were plain stuffed rabbits, for what purpose I have no idea, but I was learning how to sew and thought it would be fun to make outfits for them. Meow Meow is wearing a kimono of my own design and Liberace Rabbit has his own song, set to the theme of Little Shop of Horror. Don't judge me.

Liberace Rabbit

Did you know it took up to
18 months to design some of 
Liberace's costumes?

I made this costume in
about 3 hours.

I have a very short attention span, so I never made more than these two outfits, but I have been blogging for a year and I love it. 

When the Nobel people call to tell me I've won, I'll be ready. I may even make my own acceptance costume.


  1. Happy Anniversary and I think I love you more now! I spent 4 days making paper beads one time and every time I move I take them with me. What are they for? I have no idea. I can't throw them out though, they are art of a sort. Now that I've read your blog though, I know what to do. It's time to make 1000 tiny capes.

  2. yay!! what a long strange trip it's been...and what a lot of strange places you've been to, ate at, peed in (on?)!!

    i LOVE your little stuffed thingies...and your creative costumes have really given them character! can't wait to see what you come up with for yourself...

    (you=hysterical!! so glad i found you...or you me...or's been a fun ride...congrats on a year!)

  3. Happy Anniversary, Tumbleweeds, You are tooooo clever.

  4. Happy Blogaversary! Very glad you changed creative outlets...not sure I would have found you if you mantained the Rabbit Liberace Outfit hobby...

  5. M, That is a brilliant idea, who wouldn't want to have 1,000 tiny Liberace capes??

    Laura, A strange trip indeed!

    Doug, Thank you, I'm too SOMETHING, for sure.

    Brütalism, You never know, you just might have had a need for a Liberace Peep cape.

    I love the internet! Thank yall!!!

  6. The resemblance between Liberace Rabbit and the real thing are uncanny. Same with Meow Meow Rabbit and Charo.

    I'm thinking you've got the makings for some stellar Love Boat reenactments here. I envy you.

    Congrats on the 1 year anniversary!

  7. I LOVE kniting!

  8. Christian, I know, right? The weird thing is, that I never even looked up Liberace when I was making it. Somehow there is quite a bit of space in my brain that is dedicated to Liberace. And Charo? Well, cooochie, coochie, coochie!

    Glen, Even without the extra N, I know you do. I know you do.

  9. Happy 1 year!! I miss writing with you!

  10. OMG! Hey Jules! Thank you, me too!!!

  11. Tumbleweed - Happy 1 year on the blog! I had my 1 year in March & also love blogging, although my splash is quite small. Love the tiny outfits; I think I have some of those same little stuffed rabbits & I use mine for Easter - sans the spiffy outfits. I'm older than you & remember watching Liberace each week on TV - his outfits were bizaare for the times, but truly spectacular. Love your blog - it gives me my laugh of the day! Keep on bloggin'...

  12. Thanks Ladybug! Splashing around is fun, no matter the size!


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