One of my dear and sweetest friends is originally from Brazil and so is her lovely sister-in-law. In fact, I think my Brazilian friend is one of my biggest fans and the best supporter ever.
It was her who encouraged me to follow my heart and passion and actually start my “maRRose – Colorful Crochet & Crafts” business, which turned out to be one of my best decisions ever. Not because of the business aspect of it, but for the joy that creating beautiful things brings me and the fact that “maRRose – CCC” has connected me to so many wonderful, inspiring people who I share the same passion with.
I can never thank her enough for this ……
My dear friend’s sister-in-law has just had her first child, a precious baby girl and my friend bought one of my first made cushions for her darling niece, the bolster cushion that I showed before on Instagram.
I love to wrap my makes as nicely as I can, and of course I add my business card, which lead to my friend’s sister-in-law checking out my social media, finding doll Zoë that I crocheted some time ago.
She immediately texted my friend, if she could please ask me to make one of these for her baby girl. My Zoë reminded her of a rag doll/character that she grew up with back in Brazil, the famous “Emília”.
She wanted to pass on her own special and fond memories to her little daughter, hence her request.
(Wikipedia gives an extensive description on Emília, should you want to learn more. If I understand well, it’s a kind of Pippi Longstocking, very popular when I was a child myself.)
What else to do than oblige – immediately? So I got out the excellent pattern by very talented Sarah/Annaboo’s House and started creating her Astrid doll again.
And knowing that my Emília is so wanted and will be loved so much, has given me even more pleasure making her, and I can’t wait to gift her to her new owner!