taking flight into art, love, and life (the blog)

Thursday, December 09, 2010

celebrating giftbeat and a really happy kid.

giftbeat

i'm so thrilled that the kelly rae roberts collection (my gift product line with demdaco) was ranked #1 in the inspirational category in GiftBeat's Dec/Jan issue. to be ranked #1 alongside mega gift line, willow tree, is, well, it's insanely incredible. giftbeat is an industry newsletter that gathers data on how products are selling in stores nationwide. being ranked in any category is huge news and it means that retailers nationwide are selling the line really really well. when i received the news today, i did a happy dance in the dining room. baby true was sleeping, otherwise i would have yelled out a good ol' YEE-HAW! huge thanks to all of you retailers who are selling the product and HUGE thanks to all of you who are buying the product! and of course, giant forever thanks to the folks at demdaco who took a risk on introducing my line in early 2009 and who, two years later, have continued to amaze me with their vision, their talents, and their enthusiasm for what's to come. it's a partnership of a lifetime. i will always be grateful.

in other licensing news, i can barely wait to share the news with you about what's coming in 2011. it's big, like pee in your pants, can hardly believe it big.

but for now, i will share some omg,icanhardlystandthecuteness photos of True:

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and a quick 15 second video of my singing the song we sing to True every single morning. he loves it. there are more verses but i'll spare you:) and please, please, pardon my singing. he laughs like this all day long especially when we sing to him or when we turn on the music (which means it's always on nowadays) or when we show him a book (he seems to love the illustrations) or when we look him in the eye and talk baby talk. this kid is happy. and my heart heals everyday from the joy. nine weeks old....



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