I love the work I do, making miniature bears and bunnies. Over the last couple of years, I was very fortunate to buy a few of the cutest. embossed Peter Rabbit tins that were perfect to hold my miniature Peter Rabbits. I only had one left and it was sad, because Peter Rabbit is one of my favourite fictional characters and I just love making him.
Last week, we had company and went exploring St Jacob's farmers market, a lovely place in the middle of a nearby Mennonite and Amish community. I had found my original tins there, and I had sent an email to the stall owner saying I was interested in purchasing some, if she possibly had any more. When we left the next morning, I hadn't received a response and I was very disappointed. I also knew her supplier was no longer carrying tins, so she couldn't order any for me. I held my breath as we walked into her stall and well, I couldn't believe it. This wonderful lady knew I made miniature Peter's to go with them, so on a hunch, she brought the remaining tins she had - an entire box of them, in three different styles. I was in heaven and bought them all! I didn't care if I found anything else that day because I felt as if I had struck gold. Some days are just luckier than others :o)!!