Hi, I'm Sarah (Marley and Fox's Mom). I started Marleys Monsters while on maternity leave from my career as an interior designer, waiting for the arrival of my first baby girl in January of 2013. I have always had a passion for making anything and everything, so I knew that I wanted to make Marley something special before she was born. I decided that this project would be a stuffed monster with the fabric scraps I'd collected for years. I pulled my dusty sewing machine out of the closet and taught myself how to use it. I really hadn't sewn anything since I was a little girl, and never fully understood the ins and outs of working a sewing machine. But after hard work, dedication and trial and error, Marley's first monster was born. After the monster I just kept going. I started making Marley everything she needed, always with sustainability and reusability in mind. Throughout the baby years, I tried product after product and learned what I liked and didn't like about each one, before designing the version I liked best. Every recommendation or new product request from my customers also helped us to grow into what Marley's Monsters is today.