The month of November started out with the Buddy Walk. I talked about this last year. This year was the 6th annual Buddy Walk, it takes place at Hawrelak Park. $150,000 was raised for programs and supports for people with down syndrome. We walk for my niece taylor, who was born 3 years ago, and has Down Syndrome. She is truly an amazing little lady and I feel blessed to have her in our lives. The walk is now something that me and my family look forward to every November, and each year Team Tay Tay is growing. This year, to make out group stand out, we all wore green tutus, pink and green boas and moustaches!
Here is a picture of Taylor and her parents (my sister and brother in law) Some of the most amazing and loving parents I know.
They arent the only amazing people in Tay Tays life….she has so much love from family and friends who will always be there to support her.
I have a new collection out. The Abby Rose Collection. Named after my daughters. I started this line to bring out everyday wear skirts. Something still girly but that can be worn at any time, not just dress up time. Everything is machine washable, totally wearable and super affordable. In this collection I have toddler belts, A-line skirts, Tube skirts…these skirts can be made with or without tulle underneath). I will also be adding some of my previous items to this collection, the ties and the onsies. I have a couple of projects on the go that will be added to the Abby Rose collection after Christmas. For more information on my new line there will soon be a new heading “Abby Rose”.
I had two trade shows this month. I must say, this was my first year to do a trade show close to Christams and it was amazing, so much better than the spring shows. The first was so much fun. It was held at Festival Place in Sherwood Park , called the Shopping Event and Fashion Show. I had seven fabulous children join me on stage for the fashion show, and their awesome parents came to help out as well! Kathy did a great job of putting it all together, here is the website, www.shoppingevent.webs.com
The second was the Santas Little Helpers Trade Fair. It was held at the River Cree Resort and Casino in Edmotnon. It was a great event, best bigger trade show I have been to. Kinsley Events (http://www.facebook.com/KingsleyEvents) organizes it and does a wonderful job. I got to sit beside a talented friend for the whole day too! She makes probably the best cake pops in town! Hers are truly delicious. I will post a link once I get one! This year I decided not to have a table but have displays and stand instead. I admit it looked a lot better than having my products spread on a table, but it is a lot of work to make 10 trips in and out to set up!
On a more personal note, we received our family pictures back from Kayla at Nagazina Designs. They are so good! She is quite talented, you should check out her page. http://www.nagazinak.com/
November has also been quite the social month. A lot of birthday parties and get togethers, play dates and meetings I sometimes have the urge to complain about being so busy, but I really appreciate being busy, it is a great thing, especially when it involves surrounding yourself with wonderful, talented, positive people.