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How the BIG SULLY got its name?
I have the most wonderful imaginative grandson named Cooper. He just turned 10 yr but at age 8 he went into my studio one day and came out declaring that he had cleaned it all up.
We make the Yarnit in other colors, pink, purple etc and he had mixed them all up. One color top on anther color bottom and weird color bases. You get the idea.
Cooper lives over 3 hrs away so his visits are very special but what a nightmare sorting out all the globes after he left behind. I was doing a big show a few days later and one or two of these Yarnits stayed the same mixed up concoction. To my surprise those were the first Yarnits to be grabbed up.
We like to use whimsical names so we called that one the “Cooper” and explained that for everyone sold he would get a percentage in his college fund. Well that may have been a mistake because he was so thrilled he started naming all our “stuff”
On one of his visits he saw the drawings in my studio, and asked about them. After the explanation that it would be similar to the original Yarnit but larger he declared it was to be called “the Big Sully”
My last name is Sullivan and my husband, who Cooper loves madly, is 6.1, 240 lbs, a bear of a guy. Cooper thought it was only fitting a name and I thought it was funny but I dropped the idea thinking it was a little corny.
I have been working on these drawings and running prototypes for over a year. Every time I would talk to or see Cooper he would ask with great enthusiasm “how is the Big Sully” coming along? Suddenly the name started to sound fitting and we started referring to it as THE BIG SULLY.
Now I love the BIG SLLY and Cooper too.
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