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. 



Details:
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



ENTER HERE:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

104 comments:

  1. cutest bunny on the planet! congratulations!!

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  2. How adorable!! Congrats on your anniversary!!! I am soon to come to mine and cant wait to celebrate!!! COngrats and many blessed years to come!!!

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  3. oh my goodness - so adorable! Congrats!!

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  4. Love love love love Charlie! You already do so many cute little creatures, it's hard to say what would be amazing to see next, maybe a monkey or a fox!

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  5. I love your beauticorns and our dragon is a part of the family.

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  6. I love love love the beauticorns!! Grandma, however, would probably give up her first born for this bunny :)

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  7. I'm in love with the bunny! Since you're first sneak peek a few months ago, LOVE!♥

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  8. I am so happy for you, Erica! Charlie is adorable!

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  9. I love the bunny! An animal in costume is always cute too!

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  10. I'm not sure you could top the bunny for me. So, MORE BUNNIES!!!!!

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  11. Congratulations!! Your work is amazing!

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  12. hands down the cutest bunny ever by: Karen Short <3

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  13. Wow...a year has passed already? It doesn't seem possible...I'm so happy to see your work so well received & respected!!! You deserve it, sweetie! Your critters always make me smile. :-)

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  14. Charlie is a great name, cute little bunny!

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  15. I would love to see something just for the holidays, like a reindeer maybe! I think my son would love that and what a challenge ;) Love your work!

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  16. I would go nuts for a moose.... my sons would love a cat or dog as well!

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  17. OMG!! This is my most favorite creation of yours yet. The droopy little ears sold me. They also make me think that a dog with droopy ears like a beagle or a basset hound would be really darling as well.

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  18. I seriously adore this bunny! I would pronounce his name with a French accent and feed him only the finest European carrots!

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  19. I would absolutely love to see a giraffe :)

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  20. You already make my favorite creatures! I would be excited about anything you decide to make! =]

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  21. Omg I have a little girl who would love this.. You do such great work

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  22. Truly adorable! Love to see more of these bunnies!

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  23. A fox or a gnome. Or Snuggles long lost cousin. A jackalope!

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  24. Love it!!! This pattern is great! Congrats in your crafting journey!

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  25. Absolutely gorgeous! My youngest is bunny obsessed at the moment!!

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  26. Charlie is adorable but still partial to 'OhNo's. Your talent just keeps growing. Congrats!

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  27. He is so cute! I would love to see a Pegasus!

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  28. I'd love to see a daisy cow and a sheep and more bunnies! I'm still trying to get a dragon and a beauticorn, so keep them coming too <3 And don't forget the Oh-nos! They are adorable!
    Love your work <3

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  29. Id love to see more ponies and bunnies!

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  30. Congrats Erica!!! WE are so lucky to be a forever home 2 not one but 2 of your amazing creations ♥ This bunny is too cute!!

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  31. Not sure where my comments went, but trying again! Would love to see a FOX! So cute!

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  32. Congrats! I would love to see some frogs!

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  33. Congratulations! I think a fat little piggy would be so cute and hilarious.

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  34. Simply amazing! I'm dying/hoping we will have a beauticorn someday!

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  35. We would love to see a Monkey :)

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  36. I'd love to see a giraffe in the coming year! Not sure if you've ever made one but they're my favorite. <3

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  37. Adorable, I really don't know what you could make this month that would top this cutie.

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  38. love all your creatures! this bunny is adorable

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  39. Love Charlie soo much! Congrats, Erica!!! <3

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  40. Thank you so much for offering this!! I would love to see a guinea pig! :-)

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  41. Thank you and good luck everyone!

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  42. Holy moly! Adorbs!!! Nash needs a bunny friend!

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  43. My daughter's name is Charlee!! She needs this!

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  44. Such a cute little snuggle bunny! Congratulations on the milestone! :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  45. Oh my gosh! My DD would flip over a cutie such as this! Thanks for the chance! -Megan W.

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  46. So cute! I can't wait to see more bunnies!

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  47. My new one will be arriving in March and will need a PA critter. :)

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  48. Just found out we are expecting in April of next year. Would love to win this cute guy to go in the nursery!

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  49. Charlie is adorable, and mainly Congratulations on making it to a year!! That is amazing!!

    Would love to see a seahorse or maybe a Hippo at some point :D

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  50. I love Charlie! I would love to see a mouse similar to Charlie. =)

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  51. BUNNIES!!!! tons. no-one ever has enough. Charlie is adorable <3

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  52. I love Charlie. Your work is beautiful.

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  53. I would love to see a panda or koala!

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  54. An owl or panda would be awesome! And more OhNos!

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  55. I have just come to see your wonderful creations thanks to my sister, Nikki Kennedy, and I am in love with Charlie! I know my sister wants him but if I happen to win he is totally mine! I am so excited for you and how wonderful this past year has been for you, good luck with all of the years to come!

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  56. Love this little cutie! Charlie is a very special name as that was my Dad's name. Sadly, he died very suddenly when I was only 13 but I still miss him every day. Charlie is a name you don't hear too much anymore but suits this sweety perfectly!

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  57. Love all your stuff! The dragons are my favorite but I like seeing all the new stuff you come up with!

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  58. I have an OhNo! from you, and I absolutely love him!

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  59. Happy Anniversary! A shark would be awesome, too.

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  60. So cute, I have been waiting for a bunny!

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  61. Super sweet! We love your work.

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  62. We'd love to see more dragons especially dark purple, indigo or black ones with bright paws.

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  63. Please you have no idea how much Charlie would fit so well with my Charlee girl!

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