You’ve seen her a few times on this website and if you were a part of the recent 2022 OLHP Splintered Fairytales, she was my virtual character (avatar) as the OLHP communications chair.
Yes, MiniBunny is a Bunny and she is a miniature. I purchased her from her maker a number of years ago. She was made by Maureen Thomas who I used to see at shows. I see some of her dolls on ebay occasionally. MiniBunny is 2 1/2 inches tall and considered 1:24 scale or half inch scale. In real life she would equal a 5 foot tall person.
What will she do on my website
Well, frankly, anything I can think of. I honestly just have so much fun staging and taking photos.
How MiniBunny Became an Internet Influencer
Back in 2019, I was the Gold Star chair for NAME‘s second OLHP and I had agreed to do the newsletter. I started using Mail Chimp to create the newsletter and it allows to add photo blocks or text blocks. I really can’t remember now how I decided MiniBunny was going to be what she was. I can remember thinking who better to illustrate that we would be online in virtual activities than having a miniature demonstrate things to do or see.
I have all the emails she sent out saved. I won’t take away from the experience of that particular event by posting all the photos but I will share some to illustrate how she began her internet career.
Here some of her 2019 thoughts for the OLHP. The theme was Around the World in Eight Days.
During the lead up to the OLHP, I went on a business trip. I took several photos. I’m sure my seat mate thought I was crazy. But it was so much fun to think of an idea and then get that photo. Doing these was like the Flat Stanley idea.
Then other times it was something in the newsletter that inspired the photo.
Here is one of my favorites. By favorite I mean they made me laugh while I’m getting the picture and writing the blip.
Houseparty Helper (raffle) win after the OLHP was over.
2022 OLHP Role
For NAME’s 2022 OLHP, I repeated my role for sending the newsletters and even did some promotion beforehand on FB and in the online miniatures groups. This time I claimed the title of ‘Communications Chair’. Being online meant roles were different than an in-person one.
Here are some highlights from the 2022 OLHP newsletters.
Like in 2019, MiniBunny’s friends helped with various activities, Miss Kitty joined us as a First-timer asking many questions.
I really like the aspect of an online houseparty – from anywhere. Just like reading this website, you only need an internet connection.
One aspect of OLHP is to receive THE BOX – of souvenirs and committee gifts. Often people talk about having to wait to open THE BOX, so MiniBunny was busy entertaining mine.
There you have it. MiniBunny is joining me at mini-smallpackages.com and we hope you enjoy seeing more of her.
If you are curious about anything about MiniBunny, she might answer your questions – posted as a comment – in a future post.