I haven't posted on my blog here in a while (sorry) but I thought this would be the best platform to tell the story behind these creations I made for a crafty friend of mine I met this year through Instagram.
I was cleaning my 5 year old rabbit, Casper's FAVOURITE food/treat bowl in the bathroom one morning in early June 2019 and it just slipped right out of my hands onto the tiled bathroom floor and smashed into a couple of big pieces and a lot of very tiny pieces.
Sadly they do not sell this bowl in Australia (where I live) anymore. I bought the bowl in 2014 when I first got Casper.
So I was on a mission to find Casper's favourite bowl but failed until my Mum found it and showed me it online. I was squealing happily when she found it only to find out that they DON'T ship to Australia. 😞
I then had an idea...I decided to ask a crafty friend I met online who lives in the USA (where the bowl is located) if she could do me a huge favour and purchase and pack and ship to me. I told her I would pay for the bowls and postage to Australia and she happily agreed to help me out. It might be ridiculous to some people but...I purchased 10 bowls for Casper in case of any future accidents, I'd always have a back up. LOL! 😄
Casper isn't any ordinary "normal" type of rabbit...he gets attached to things a bit like us humans do. So when he heard me scream when I accidentally broke his favourite bowl and had to show him what happened he was very depressed for days and had to use a temporary food bowl which he would refuse to eat out of and I didn't know rabbits could cry but he was crying real sad tears. 😞
What made it worse is that his bowl broke only a couple of days before his 5th birthday.
Fast forward a few days, Samantha (my crafty online USA friend) got all of the bowls and shipped to me and mentioned her birthday was coming up which was a "hint hint, wink wink" situation. 😜
So I got a list of her favourite things (colours and animals) and came up with something for her birthday card and then had to create something even more special and I was so happy I had the stamps to create what I had in mind.
I made a double sided tag with a bunny representing Casper on each side looking happy, thankful and grateful with a "I Can't Thank You Enough" sentiment and some raining carrots and turnips that represent Casper's favourite food bowl on one side and the other side with some gems/jewels and the sentiment "You're A Gem".
The "You're A Gem" represents after she agreed to get me the bowls and me telling her that she was a gem which made her so happy because no one had ever said that to her before.