Thursday, August 23, 2012

Guest Blogger: Kuddles And Kritters

I recently found a super cute store on etsy and asked her to be a guest blogger. I asked her how she got started creating her Kritters. What a neat story!  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. :)


 Every expectant mother feels a rush of excitement at the mention of three words: "You're in labor!" Though at only 29 weeks pregnant, those were words I definitely did not want to hear! After a 4-day hospitalization and several doses of medication, I returned home confined to strict bed rest. Now, let me be the first to tell you that I am not one to sit still for very long, so this was difficult for me to swallow! I needed something to occupy my time, my mind, and my hands. So, with brief instruction from a friend's mom, I taught myself to crochet. After my baby girl was born (full-term!), I continued to seek out and practice new crochet skills. Now, I'll be honest, the first few projects were hideous! But as time went on, I developed a "feel" for it. About a year and a half later, I was invited to a friend's baby shower. Her nursery theme was jungle animals in all shades of purple. I set my heart on buying a purple plush hippo for the new baby, but could not find one anywhere! They had pink; they had blue; they had yellow; but no purple hippos! I thought, I wonder if I can make one? After a few days of stitching and restitching, Henrietta the Hippo was born! After posting a picture on Facebook, I got a flood of requests for different animals. Several people encouraged me to start selling, so I opened up Kuddles And Kritters and have been happily fulfilling custom orders since! My vision for this business is simple: growth! I'd love to have a team of crocheters and have my Kritters featured in a craft magazine. Eventually, I see myself publishing my patterns and sharing my knowledge and talent with others!

Visit Kuddle And Kritters on Etsy here or follow her on facebook here.

2 comments:

Rose Kute said...

Adorable!!!
That shows one can make good use of a difficult time. 2kutekudos to you.

Tammy said...

I'm so glad you brought a purple hippo into the world! Looking forward to hearing of the growth and seeing how things expand for Kuddles and Kritters!

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