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Something's Awry Productions Gumball Pillow by Once Upon a Time Creation

Commemorative Pillows for a Family of Filmmakers

What is your family into? Sports? Music? Art? How about Filmmaking? You don’t hear that everyday, right?

Something’s Awry Productions is a locally-owned, family-run production company that has produced many short films, commercials, and stop motion shorts. To commemorate their two most recent short films, we created these fun pillows. The fronts of the pillows showcase fabric printed snapshots of scenes from both films, monogrammed film logos, and coordinating fabric. The backs proudly display the company logo and award laurels.

Something's Awry Productions Alien Communications and Gumball Pillows by Once Upon a Time Creation

If you are not familiar with film production, it is a complex process. For those of us not in the industry, we will never fully understand everything that goes into making a film and the emotional investment made for each production.

So much time and energy are expended way before the first actor sets foot on set. The organization and sheer will of the Producer seem to be the driving force behind any production. Finding (or writing) the script, acquiring funding, casting, securing equipment and locations, wardrobe, and the list goes on…

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From what I hear, the actual filming is usually fast and furious. Locations and actors have time constraints and obviously, the longer filming takes the higher the budget reaches. It’s raining…uh oh, change in schedule. Actor is delayed…uh oh, change in schedule.  I am not sure I could handle that kind of stress!

After the lights and cameras are put away, post-production kicks in. Honestly, I have no idea what that entails. All I know is that editing a film is very technical and time consuming.

Something's Awry Productions Alien Communications Pillow by Once Upon a Time Creation

The unique family that founded Something’s Awry Productions does it all! Among the three brothers and mom, they each have unbelievable gifts and talents they bring to the table. They write, produce, direct, edit, promote, and do it all with creativity and professionalism.

Something's Awry Productions Pillow Backs with Award Laurels by Once Upon a Time Creation

Something’s Awry Productions has won awards all over the country for their stop motion animation and short film productions. Two of their most recent films that are featured on the pillows are Alien Communications and Gumball. Both were filmed locally in Chester County, PA.

Along with their short films, they produce commercials that have been picked up by major companies such as Lego and Mattel. Their creative view of the world and attention to detail shines through in each one of their productions.

Something's Awry Productions Gumball Pillow by Once Upon a Time Creation

So are you as impressed with this family as I am? Did I mention that two brothers are still high school?! You heard it here…someday they will be honored on the Oscar stage. From now until then, I will be one of their biggest fans!

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We are so grateful to Something’s Awry Productions for creating our video. We were looking for a way to share our philosophy and process with you and they really nailed it. If you are looking for a new way to share your business and connect with your customers, please contact Amy and she will help you get started. You will not be disappointed!

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A Growing Business Keepsake Memory Blanket

When we think of memory blankets, we normally think of a collage of t-shirts and outgrown clothes, but a memory blanket is so much more. It is a visual display of a person’s history, a timeline of interests, events, accomplishments, and special moments. Buddha Babe bibs

This blanket takes this concept to a new level. Did you ever think a business’s history and growth could be showcased through a memory blanket?

Tina and I met through an amazing group of women entrepreneurs called the Bizzy Mamas. She is the founder and driving force behind Buddha Babe. A little over a year ago, her company began as Buddha Bibs because Tina wanted a stylish way to keep her son dry through that drooly phase that all kids go through.  By utilizing trendy, fun fabrics, she combined style and function that people adore.

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Like any growing business, her bibs have matured and her offerings have expanded. Now you can find adorable beanies, blankets, teethers, and more through Buddha Babe. What began as a dining room table venture has transformed into a line of luxury baby goods for the stylish mama and babe.

Buddha Babe bib and teether

This blanket celebrates how far Tina’s business has come in such a short time and holds special meaning because all these bibs were worn and loved by her son.

Buddha Babe Bibs Memory Blanket by Once Upon a TIme Creation

For most of us starting a business after we have a family, the two are closely connected. Maybe there was a product we needed that wasn’t on the market, or maybe we wanted to do something a little better, or different, or maybe we needed the opportunity to create our own schedule and be more present at home. Whatever the reason, the motivation and drive to create a successful business is coupled with the needs of home. This unique combination can produce amazing results and we see that happening at Buddha Babe.

Tina with her My Buddha Babe Memory Blanket

Have you started your own business? Why did you start? What keeps you going? Please share! Your story is inspiring and moms everywhere want to hear about it.

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For luxe style and comfort your little one will drool over visit Buddha Babe.  Tina has graciously given us a special coupon to share with you. Please use the code KARMA to receive 10% off your purchase.

If you would life to create a special keepsake from special clothing and textiles you have saved, please visit our website: https://www.onceuponatimecreation.com

 

 

A Memory Blanket Tradition Among Lifelong Friends

You may have met in elementary school, at the middle school lunch table, your dorm hall freshman year, or maybe even later.  You may have all met at once or built your family of friends over time. They are your biggest cheerleaders, your trusted advisors, the ones that have stuck by you year after year. They are your family of friends.

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At the beginning, it was all about the fun. They make you laugh, you can have a good time anywhere, and they just get you. Then something not-so-great happens and you realize you can depend on each other for stability, guidance, and reassurance.

As we grow and change, these are the friends who are supportive, honest, and truly have your best interest at heart. They are there for the little things like a cup of coffee, a day at the beach, or a night out.

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And they are there for the big things like graduations, wedding days, and bringing baby home from the hospital. They have supported you through life’s twists and turns… careers, houses, toddlers, teens, and so much more.

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One of life’s sweetest pleasures is when your kids become friends with your friend’s kids. Not because they go to school together, or play on the same team, just because they get along, have a good time together, and have an inherit sense of trust. They have grown up together in one way or another. Maybe they live in the same town or maybe they only see each other for an annual group getaway. Either way, there is a special bond.

You love your friends’ kids like your own. You cheer when they succeed and support them when they need a boost. You love them for who they are and want the very best for them in whichever path they choose.

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Before you know it, one of life’s biggest milestones, high school graduation, arrives for the first of this next generation. As with so many other events you have experienced together, you laugh, cry, and lend support, both in thoughts and actions.

One group of lifelong friends came to us to start a tradition to celebrate graduation and give the graduates something special to take to college and beyond. They wanted a gift that was from the heart. When the time comes, they give each graduate a memory blanket to commemorate how far they have come and remind them that they will always have each other.

As this next generation enjoys the little things, makes big decisions, and lives the life they are meant to live, your friends will be there to laugh, and cry, and love you just as they did when you were going through it yourselves.

Cheers to you and your family of friends!

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