Monday, July 20, 2009

My favorite author, Beatrix Potter. It brings back wonderful memories of reading to my daughters until they were about 10 years old, every night before bed. We had the whole set of about 15 books, and just before bed, I would choose one, the girls would get their "kitties", and we would settle in for a cuddly reading of a Beatrix Potter classic. They are now 18 and 17, and life keeps moving on. My oldest is off to college, and my youngest is going to be a senior in high school. Amazing! But, the other day, they both mentioned that they loved the time we had together when we read before we went to bed. Ahhh, did something right!

Why do we make our cuddlies and blankies and soft plush to curl up with? Because we are creating memories that will last for a long time, generations, really. And not just for the parent, but for the children as well. Children grow up and no longer want to be read to, but they go on to read to, and cuddle with their children the way they did with their parents. That's why plush ellies and the like are made...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Organic Materials

I have been in hunt for organic materials for my elephants. I think this would be a wonderful way to promote green items, especially for babies, and help promote buying and using organic and US grown products. In this economy, we my see an emergence of an entirely new way to buy and sustain ourselves in the US. That global market may shrink due to increased costs of shipping materials everywhere. I hope to do my part to boost and sustain the US economy by incorporating the new organic materials that are slowly becoming more and more available.

New Blog!


Welcome to my new blog, featuring my creations listed on my Etsy account. My little ellies are a lot of fun to make, and even better, the customers are GREAT! I have had a warm reception to my little creations and I'm really grateful!

It's been almost a year now since I've started making them, and I am excited to begin to offer expanded gift options with the ellies as well. I am up to hearing any suggestions, of course! I noticed that when customer order an ellie, they are including it with other gifts as well, so I am going to be putting some gift sets together to make gifting a lot easier! Stay tuned! And don't forget to visit, can't wait to hear from you!