.. where Ikea is making rabbits!

Hello there! It’s me, Ikea! Merry Christmas!

it seems to me it is xmas time! and that only means one thing – Christmas Cookies, jei! This time, it is – of course – rabbits! Because, u know, it’s the favorite animal of my friend, Pipi. Just after giraffes, hehe!

So, making xmas cookies is really really easy. U need pretty much the same things as what u would need for making giraffes. And then, u need the rabbit cookie-cutter! Here’s how it looks like with a few rabbits cut out:

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Did u find the rabbit with one ear? It’s because Saab ate one ear!! Here’s some more rabbits, baked:

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Can u find the on-eared rabbit here too? What about two ducks? hehe, it’s like puzzle, don’t u think?! Well, here’s a little puzzle for u:

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Find:
– a rabbit with one ear
– a rabbit without ears
– two ducks
– a rabbit with a banjo
– a rabbit with square sunglasses
– a rabbit with a Peace sign
– a rabbit with a big S
– a rabbit with a beard
– a rabbit with one eye
– a rabbit with three eyes
– a rabbit with bmw sign
– a rabbit from Star Trek
– a bee-looking rabbit
– a rabbit with swimming trunks and suspenders
– a rabbit with Hedgehog from Pesakond

u can also find others, if u want. as u can see, there are lots of small hearts too on this fotograf. my friend Lotte made those. Can u tell, how many are there?
and look, what i also found – the Moomins!

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apparently, my friend Sipsik had baked some as I was away taking fotografs of rabbits, hehe! also, i can tell u a secret – my friends Sipsik and Lotte and me, we put the Moomins and the rabbits in little Christmas packages for our other friends! Luckily, we had some rabbits left over too, look:

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As u can see, making rabbits is gr8 fun! It seems to me that making rabbits is almost as fun as making giraffes. Or any other Christmas cookies really! Also, the gr8 news is that now we can eat them! The Teddies will especially like this part, hehe. Did u make any Christmas cookies this year? Let me know!

Have fun and Merry Christmas!!

.. where Ikea talks how he met Sipsik

Hello there! It’s me, Ikea!

Many times people and other friends have asked me about where I am from and how I got my name, Ikea. So, let me tell you!

As much as can remember the first time i saw Sipsik in Göteborg, in this small bookstore that i was staying at the time. In fact, i don’t know how i got to the bookstore myself, and this is pretty much the first thing i remember about myself, being in the bookstore. I have to tell u that there were not many animals in the bookstore, besides me, a giraffe. Only books. And then, of course, the visitors. Like for exempel one older lady with blonde hair that came every day to fika and read a book or two in the store. Mostly detective stories, i think. And then i also remember one girl who usually came with 4-5 friends. She didn’t buy anything, but she came almost every day to look at me, a giraffe! It was Sipsik.

One day one of her friends came to the store without Sipsik and told me that she was going to take me to a new home. The only condition – i had to go into a paper bag and stay there until right time. I was not quite sure where we were going, but i soon found out – suddenly someone was opening the bag and there was: Sipsik! It was her birthday and I was the present, hehe! Very nice to be a present for someone who likes giraffes a lot!

But i was not the only present. There were other friends who brought presents. Especially it was fun for everybody to find out that two people had brought teddy-bears to Sipsik without knowing that the other person had the exact same Teddy! And they DID look alike, i can tell u! Here’s me, Sipsik, the teddies and friends:

So, it was all gr8 fun! But now there was a problem, how to call the teddies. Because, u know, u can’t call one teddy-bear teddy-bear without the other teddy-bear also noticing. So, it was decided at the party to rename teddies and me. I don’t know how it was exactly decided, because u know, it was decided in a secret teddy-bear-and-a-giraffe-naming-meeting, but i know the names had to be local. So as we were in Sweden, it just so happens that i got to be Ikea. As u may know, it is also a store, where u can buy cupboards and stuff. And the teddies, they got the names of Swedish cars – Saab och Volvo!

so now u know! how did u get your name? have fun and cu l8r!

.. where Ikea finds a trampoline

Hello there! It’s me, Ikea!
guess what! on my vacation, i found this fun thing called trampoline. It was right in Sipsik’s friends’ yard, so finding was quite easy. But then, i discovered that you can have lots of fun jumping on a trampoline, hehe! Let me show how this works, it’s quite easy in fact! So, here’s the trampoline:

so, u need to climb up there and jump up! the gravity takes care of the rest!

yes, the gravity. we, giraffes, are big fans of gravity. it’s a force that pretty much keeps you attached to the ground. except when you jump i think, but really, this gravity really brings you back to the ground. or, trampoline, in this case. so, just need to jump a little, and then do some fun things. like for example you can jump upside down, like this:

.. or do a “dead fish flying”. that’s when you are belly up and on the fotograf it looks like you are flying, hehe!

but of course, there are lots of other things u can do, but these are the most easy ones. for giraffes, i think. so, i will go try to see if i can think of some new tricks to do on a trampoline next time. Until then, i have a big question to you – have u been jumping on a trampoline recently? let me know what’s your favorite trick! have fun and cu l8r!