This my friends, may be one of the hardest post I’ve ever written. Because today it’s time for me to share the beginning of a new journey with you, while also bidding a partial farewell to this space that has become a second home to me.
I am delighted to share that this Fall I will be launching a new business: Petit Pippin! Over a year ago I began daydreaming about creating a brand that would include unique art and handcrafted goods for little ones and their families, designed and crafted by me. It really felt like hardly more than just a dream back then, but bit by bit this dream began to grow into an actual possibility, and finally after months and months it is finally going to become a reality. I can’t wait to share my vision with you!
I’ve done my best over the past few months to split my focus between both Creature Comforts and Petit Pippin. I’ve been traveling with my feet on two very different roads for a while now, and it has become clear that as difficult as it may be, and as much as I wish that I could split my priorities equally without any negative effects…it is finally time for me to choose just one path to travel on. So I’ve made the heavy decision to focus the majority of my attention onto Petit Pippin, so that I can give it the opportunity to be the best that it can be. I don’t plan to leave Creature Comforts in the dust. I will still be by from time to time to share a few pretty things and moments of note, but it seems only fair to let you all know that moving forward I just won’t be around on this space as often. This decision has not come without a lot of thought and many sleepless nights, but in my heart I know that it is the right thing to do…even though it aches to say goodbye (even if it’s not a forever farewell).
When I started Creature Comforts nine years ago I could have never imagined all of the amazing experiences that this little online space would bring my way, or the incredible people who would touch my life in profound ways that will stay with me forever. You’ve given me an overwhelming sense of community in times when I could have felt isolated and alone. You’ve helped me see hopeful things about myself that I would have never seen, and motivated me to spend each day seeking beauty in even the most ordinary parts of life. This has been a nine-year journey filled creativity and encouragement, far more ups than downs, and above all it has always been an indescribable place of peace and joy for me. I will be forever thankful to each and every one of you who has touched my life through this space.
You’ve shared my triumphs and tears, cheered me on, consoled me, and now as I venture down this exciting unknown new path, I so hope to have your company. It’s bound to be an exciting adventure! Will you be a part of the next chapter in my story?
I’ll be announcing the grand opening of Petit Pippin very soon…so keep a lookout for that! The website is not actually live quite yet (I’m working feverishly to get it ready), so in the meantime if you are interested I’ve set up a newsletter that I’d like to invite you to subscribe to for future shop notifications and special promos. You can also find Petit Pippin on Pinterest and Instagram. I’ve just started those accounts and it’s pretty quiet, so please come on over to say “hello” and help me brighten those spaces up!
Thank you again for all the ways both large and small that you have made each day beautiful during the last nine years! You are the best and brightest part of this past chapter of my life, and I couldn’t be more honored to have been a part of your day. Love, gratitude, and happy trails, Ez