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The concept of my company was launched by word of mouth 9 years ago when I created a bunny using vintage chenille for a co-worker's newborn daughter. When she pulled the bunny from the gift bag, immediately 6 co-workers placed orders for a bunny or bear of their own. The interest and orders continued to grow through the years.

Two years ago my son and the daughter of friend decided to go on a mission trip to Jamaica. Many bunnies and bears were created and sold to cover the cost of that trip. It was definitely a labor of love and great experiences were gained on the trip.

About a year ago my son, the same friend and I decided to go on a mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya. With the additional demands to raise money, Etsy became the main source of marketing and selling. I added bears, blankets, loveys and more to the items available at my shop. It…

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  • Female
  • Born on June 21
  • Joined December 1, 2008

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About

The concept of my company was launched by word of mouth 9 years ago when I created a bunny using vintage chenille for a co-worker's newborn daughter. When she pulled the bunny from the gift bag, immediately 6 co-workers placed orders for a bunny or bear of their own. The interest and orders continued to grow through the years.

Two years ago my son and the daughter of friend decided to go on a mission trip to Jamaica. Many bunnies and bears were created and sold to cover the cost of that trip. It was definitely a labor of love and great experiences were gained on the trip.

About a year ago my son, the same friend and I decided to go on a mission trip to Nairobi, Kenya. With the additional demands to raise money, Etsy became the main source of marketing and selling. I added bears, blankets, loveys and more to the items available at my shop. It was so rewarding to use the proceeds from the sales to help children in the slums of Makuru.

Although the shop carries many items for babies and toddlers, I have found that even teens and adults love the one-of-a-kind bunnies and bears I design and make.

Recently I have added "memory" bunnies/bears and blankets created from the clothing of a loved one. This is a perfect way to have tangible memories from a family members life.

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