I always remember my inner conviction that I would never work in an office. When the opportunity arose to set up my own business, I began to develop in the field of optics. I spent two years in this business. Then I got bored. I offered this business to my husband, and he still runs it.
I was a housewife, raising children. The bunnies came as a consequence of a major trauma: a triple fracture in my leg. I was bored out of my mind. I folded origami, beaded, knitted blouses.
Found a squiggle, tried to sew, and went the first bunny. Exactly one year after the break, I was with the bunnies at the first Mlyn.
After my illness, a different life began. The bunnies gave life a different meaning.Now my business is just toys and traveling with them.
My toys have found homes all over the world. People buy toys from me who I like. In all this time I have sewn over 2,000 toys. That’s how many good people there are in the world!
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The material was created as part of the project “Photohistory. Express course”, organized by the Belarusian Association of Journalists and the Media Training Center “Media Coach”.