Hi there–I’m Audrey and I’m thrilled to welcome you to the One Small Child blog!
This is a place to explore the truly important things in life, from the obvious once-in-a-lifetime special occasion, to the more subtle facets of a life-well-lived: an inspiring thought, a snapshot of daily life, a lesson learned, a glimmer of gratitude, a shared meal, a burst of creativity, a reality check.
Here’s a bit about my background and what makes my world go ’round:
Christening gowns, outfits, flower girl dresses (and everything else that goes along with children’s special occasion clothing), have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I can clearly recall all the details of the first blessing dress my mother created when I was ten years old. It was sheer and lacy and ruffly with big dips on each side of the over-skirt, trimmed with satin ribbon bows. (In fact, it was very similar to our current Lucy style.)
I helped out in our little factory on and off through my teenage years and came to work with the company full time in my college years. I have logged thousands of hours cutting, sewing, trimming, inspecting, tagging, bagging, shipping, planning, scheduling, trouble-shooting, answering phones, dreaming, designing, costing, sourcing, writing, editing, sweating, crying, laughing, and loving every minute. I have enjoyed close working relationships with family members, our talented staff, vendors, and many of our valued customers. This business is in my blood. (Thanks Mom!)
Ten years ago, I became a mother, and I can truthfully say that this experience is the only thing more all-consuming and rewarding for me than One Small Child. I know exactly what all of you in the trenches are going through on a daily basis, and am so glad to be able to offer you beautiful products and friendly convenience in your quest for putting together a lovely day full of precious memories for your very own ‘one small child’, and hopefully through this blog, a shared bond and appreciation for creativity and inspiration in all we do.
Do you have any questions, comments or suggestions for information you’d like to see on this blog? Feel free to email me. I look forward to hearing from you!