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.


Rose Kute said...

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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