Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sonja's Snuggables - Review & Giveaway (ENDED 1/30/12)

Monkey Snuggables

Sonja, owner of Sonja’s Snuggables has been on quite a journey the past six years.  She began to sew after she was in a car accident which left her with a spinal injury.  She still struggles with the effects today, but one thing that gets her mind off her pain is sewing.

“I battle it everyday, but this helps take my mind off of it and makes me feel good, and it makes me feel good when I see other people enjoying my creations,” said Sonja.
Elephant Snuggable

She quickly discovered her talent for sewing and design.  Her sewing studio is a rainbow of colors, all shades and hues of solid and print fleece fabric stacked high on shelves around her sewing machines.   

She began by making Snuggable creatures for friends and family, then expanded to craft shows – where her animals often sold out!   As the requests came in, she expanded the types of animals she could create.


The Snuggables

I loved them the minute I saw them!

They’re super soft and hand crafted from fleece fabric.  They’re so cuddly - I was shocked at how large they were.  The perfect size for using as a pillow while lounging and watching movies!  They’re also very fun, and each and every one is unique.
Great size! Picture shows proportion of the large sized animals.

The fabric “speaks to me,” says Sonja.  She finds sewing and designing calming. She enjoys working with contrasting fabric colors; no two animals end up identical.

And each is finished off with a “Sonja's Snuggables ~ Made in Colorado” custom tag.

Cuddling a frog Snuggable.  A pillow AND a friend!

Do You Sew?

This part of Sonja’s story is what fascinated me the most.

Sonja contacted long-time pattern maker Simplicity in early 2009 to see if they'd be interested in buying one of her patterns. Simplicity was interested and asked Kent to send samples. They loved it, and after a rather lengthy process the business purchased and published Kent’s first pattern. 


Within the first year, nearly 9,240 patterns were sold internationally.  Recently, Simplicity introduced Kent’s second pattern.

The first Simplicity pattern #2394 contains instructions for making an elephant, big and small rhinos, a giraffe, hippo and monkey.

With the second Simplicity pattern #1930, you can create your own horses, unicorns, dogs, a Pegasus, and a panda or bear.  

A Horse Snuggable party.
 
Where You Can Find Snuggables

Check out Sonja's great website to get a better idea of all the amazing Snuggables (and also blankets) that she has to offer!  She is also on Facebook.

You can order the Sonja's Snuggables Simplicity patterns online, or they can be found be found at your local craft store.

Buffalo Snuggable

The Giveaway

Sonja has given me a Snuggable to offer a giveaway to my readers!  Here is the adorable blue Frog that one lucky reader will win.

The frog Snuggable giveaway prize!

I received a Sonja's Snuggables monkey to review.  I was not compensated for this post, and the opinions are my own.
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46 comments:

  1. I <3 her turtles! I <3 turtles, and these are awesome!

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  2. I love the elephant.

    skyrobinson@yahoo

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  3. they are all cute i love the pegasus...wonder why no dragons :)

    luckygirl5918 at gmail dot com

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  4. My favorite is the white spotted pinto horse. My son likes the elephants and dinosaurs :)

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  5. The longneck dino is great! Thanks!

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  6. I love the pigs!!

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  7. I like the horse or the turtle
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  8. love the girafee!
    tristazmail yahoo com

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  9. The large giraffe made with basketball fabric was the first thing that caught my eye!
    ~Wendy

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  10. LOVE the unicorns!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  11. I think the dinosaur ones are great! I have 2 boys and they are all about things that go roar.

    marie [at] workfromhomeme [dot] com

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  12. I like the Denver Broncos Snuggable! :-) What a wonderful gift for my son for his birthday!

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  13. I love the Elephant and the giraffe!

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  14. The Elephant is the cutest thing ever!!!

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  15. I love the elephants, but the buffalo are pretty awesome, too! :)

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  16. I like the Dinosaurs Longneck birdson@roadrunner.com

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  17. Giraffe is my favorite! sandy 1955 at comcast dot net

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  18. I like the horses!

    wendywynsma at gmail dot com

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  19. I love the turtles!
    mamilibelula at gmail dot com

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  20. My favorite is the buffalo!

    nancy
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  21. My favorite is Snuggables - Pig

    owen.darlene@gmail.com

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  22. Dino or the horse


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  23. I love the horse!

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  24. We love the elephants!
    Cassie
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  25. I like the elephant.
    robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

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  26. I like the elephants!
    octoberthings at gmail dot com

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  27. My son would love the Long Neck Dinosaurs especially the Triceratops.
    priscillavbenavides@yahoo.com

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  28. I like the giraffes. reejen at comcast dot net

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  29. The giraffe is cute!

    khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  30. I absolutely LOVE the giraffe .. My daughter would love it because we always pick on her saying she is a giraffe with her red hair and long neck lol.. Now she collects them

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  31. Love the pegasus!
    Allibird1 at aol dot com

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  32. I think the pigs are cute
    marika200@hotmail.com

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  33. I like the hippos
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