The Spring Hare Gift Guide

Mad as a March Hare

Boxing hares are one of the key indicators in the natural world that spring is on it’s way.  This behaviour marks the beginning of the breeding season, causing lots of unpredictable, frenzied action and excitement in the hares.  So much so that the term ‘Mad as a March hare’ was coined in the 16th century to describe a person acting in a similar way.  This also must have surely inspired the March Hare character in Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’.

The Spring Hare

spring hare ooak doll

The hare has become synonymous with spring.  Both are symbolically linked to fertility and the nocturnal hare is sacred to the Goddess of Easter, Ostara or Eostre.

The Handmade Hare

I have never witnessed this curious natural event in person and it is something I would very much like to see.  So in the meantime I have collated a collection of hare inspired goodies from independent UK designers and makers on Etsy.

hare necklace

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/FenandCo

 

wire hare

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/WireyCreatures

 

hare card

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PaintingPasserine

 

Lucy Hare

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LucyBrydonArt

 

hare cup

www.etsy.com/uk/shop/HudsonandMiddleton

You can discover more hare finds on my Pinterest board.

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