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fuglyfriend's Shop Announcement

♥♥♥Thank you all so, so much for your love and support over the years! As of October 26th, Fugly Friends has officially closed.♥♥♥
Oct 9, 2014
My dearest Fugly family and friends,
I have some bitter sweet news to share with you. (I haven’t even gotten to the news yet and I am tearing up.) I am sad to announce that Fugly Friends will be closing on Sunday, October 26th.

After four years of operation, my body and hands in particular are physically suffering from so much cutting and sewing. While I have spent a great amount of time networking and researching a manufacturer to assist, I feel that this would detract from the very personal, handcrafted nature of each Fugly Friend; they're special as one-of-a-kind and not meant to be mass produced. Through this amazing journey, I've also learned what it really means to run your own business! Although it's been incredibly satisfying, running a small business has taken significantly more of my time than I would have ever imagined. After losing both my mother and father-in-law to cancer in the past 11 months, I have done a lot of soul searching. I’ve realized that it’s important to spend more face time with my family (and start thinking about having a little one of our own).

Closing Fugly Friends has been one of the toughest decisions I have faced in my life. You all are my heart. I could not have done this crazy thing called Fugly without the love, support and inspiration from each and every one of you. You are all truly amazing! The stories and photos of your families that you have shared with me over the years have meant more to me than you will ever know! And your requests for custom Fuglies have kept me laughing and on my toes. With every fiber of my being, thanks for joining me on this journey. Please enjoy the slideshow that I have put together. It is a collection of Fugly memories and highlights from over the years.

Again, thank you a million-billion times over for your support and understanding. You all mean the world to me and I'm going to miss you dearly. I've made such great friends here that I hope to stay in touch beyond Fugly Friends. Much love and big, big hugs (and big, big crocodile tears).
With Love,
Marissa

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