I’m coming up on my 10 year anniversary of sewing Sleepy King animals, and 9 years and some months of selling online. Back when I started making toys I couldn’t find a single handmade plush animal that looked like mine on the internet. Ten years later my toys don’t look unique at all anymore, but I keep making and I keep trying to evolve. It’s been a crazy 10 years. . I thought I’d be way more successful by now, but I *think* I’m getting there slowly but surely. I had some major setbacks when my mom passed away. I could hardly work for 3 years. I passed up some major opportunities with amazing companies because I just couldn’t function normally and I didn’t see any point in what I was doing. I don’t know how, but I pushed through the grief and I kept making.
I’m hoping the next few years will bring more growth, collaborations, and of course fun! I’d love to be at a point where I have a couple helpers and a larger operation. All I can do is keep going. Thank you for sticking with me and being so supportive. Without you I wouldn’t be able to do what I love. ✨