Remembering back to my young years, I was a sucker for the cute stuffed animals. My room was filled with plush animals even as an adolescent. With the years passing me I use to think back on those days and remember how I would stream a yarn wire across my bedroom ceiling and have all my stuffed animals hang from there. For a 16 year old that was quite a baby room I might say. But now in my mid 30s I was convinced that evidence of my youth was only that of a memory.
My daughter the other day brought tears to my eyes when she said something that just melted my heart into pieces. I have not mentioned it in this blog but anyone that knows me and follows my other blogs knows that I create baby shower gift arrangements. If you took a peek inside our family office at home, you would see a mini factory of arts and crafts of which its sole purpose is to make baby gifts. And on the side I have a shelf and box full of the cutest plushed animals you can find in the market today. My daughter walks in the other day while I am getting a few centerpieces ready for a baby shower and said, “Mommy I love all you fluffy animals. When I grow up I want to make pretty things like you that way I can have stuffed animals in my room forever.” It dawned on me that moment that I had never let go of my passion for the plushes. I just never realized that my passion to building beautiful baby gifts was my outlet to letting me be a kid every moment I spent make a beautiful piece.
The very week I found out I was pregnant back in February, 2005 I bought Tubby of the TY Pluffies collection. He sat on my desk at work through my pregnancy. Everytime I would look at him it gave me a sense of peace and serenity while I await my baby girl.