It all started in the early summer of 2012. I was fresh out of University, living in a small apartment, and preparing for the next step in my life’s journey. My roommates left for summer vacation, and suddenly, for the first time in a long time, I found myself alone with my thoughts. Nowadays with how busy and fast paced a world we live in having quiet time to yourself can feel like a luxury. But it can also feel quite lonely.
Uncertain about where my life was headed, needing something to do to keep busy, and longing for company I decided to finally pursue a craft I had previously never found the time for. I pulled out a needle and thread, grabbed a pair of socks, and using only what I could find in my apartment I made myself a friend; a simple sock moose.
And this little roughly hand sewn moose brought me so much joy!
I have always loved plush toys ever since I was a small child. And even as an adult I had never been able to part with them. These soft friends brought so much happiness to my life. They are always there to be a listening ear, a friend to snuggle, and even the sight of them brings a smile to my face.
And thus an idea was born.
A desire to create unique plush dolls, and to share the happiness they bring us; whether that be nostalgia for our childhoods, the desire for a soft friend, or a love of collecting a handmade art piece. Plush lovers for life!
Where has this passion lead?
Over the past seven years I have been making plush creations in various capacities. I have made them for myself, my friends, as private commissions, and have sold them in local and online markets. In 2016 I decided to open an Etsy store so that I could share my creations with even more people around the world.
There have been challenges along the way: such as having to learn the ins and outs of running a small business, and, most challenging of all, dealing with ongoing depression and anxiety. I had to master new skills, both in the business world, and in caring for my own health, but through it all my desire to bring happiness in to other people’s lives through my creations has kept me going.
Your response has been amazing! Seeing your eyes light up with excitement, and watching these plush toys bring a little joy to your lives has made all the hard work worthwhile. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.