Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Snuggle Bunny and Anniversaries

I have been all abuzz this week trying to keep this surprise to myself. It's been difficult but it seems I have managed, and now I can get it off my chest!

I am celebrating my 1 year anniversary of my very first dragon upload and giveaway, Nash who went to such a sweet and gentle little boy. It was such a monumental time for me and marked the defining tipping point where I went from hobbyist to WAHM (work at home mom). I am deeply proud of the path I have walked over the past year and the growth I have achieved both personally and professionally. It has taught me more about who I am and who I want to be than I could ever attempt to articulate and these lessons have resonated into all areas of my life for the better. I think the tremendous gratitude that swallows me after every upload has permanently altered how I see the world and my place in it and I will be forever grateful for this experience. I continue to strive to be better, do better and learn more, I am always chatting up elderly women in the craft store about hand sewing techniques and in turn learned to appreciate the specific skill that has been passed down from generation to generation. I will bloom with pride when I then get to pass this knowledge onto my children and if I am really lucky, my grandchildren.
I want to thank you all so much for riding this incredible journey with me, for your endless and unwavering support and encouragement, your ideas and feedback, your kind words, your pictures of Petite Ame creations held in tiny hands, but most importantly sticking with me through all the tense uploads. Without you, I would not be where I am and that is never far from my mind. I am so much looking forward to this year and am planning on bringing in a new cast of characters to the line up. I am meticulous before releasing a new pattern, making countless drafts and tweaks and alterations that I nearly drive myself crazy before I get it right. Which brings me to the best part of this post and introducing you all to Charlie! 

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I'm not really sure if this is a Charliese or a Charles and I think I'm going to let the new family decide that in the end. In the mean time, we've taken to the name Charlie and suits this bunny just fine! I'll be offering Charlie up as a giveaway to share just a bit of the gratitude I feel after each upload. This is my newest pattern, the Snuggle Bunny! The feature adorable faces, weighted hands and feet for a snuggly feel and squishy bellies for the best hugs. 

Crafted from a mix of soft grey cotton velour and cream organic bamboo velour accents
Fully lined in the highest quality light weight fleece and weighted with glass beads
Charlie features sew on eyes and is not suggested for children under 3, please use with adult supervision
Legs are internally double button jointed with non jointed arms
Hand sculpted face


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