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Friday, September 11, 2015

Tootsie Goes To HOLLYWOOD????

Yup…you read that right!   I am going to Hollywood in just a few short weeks!

Here’s the scoop.

I have not been posting much this past while because I have started a little business...I think that this is a good time to come clean...and tell you all what exactly is keeping me from my beloved blog.

A lot of you guys have been asking me via email WHERE I have been all these months…and if I am Chic-a-Boot.   Well…the answer is yes.   Chic-a-Boot is the little company that I created just over a year ago. 

Burlap n buttons

I have been working my little fingers to the bone designing, and creating my products and sending them ALL over Canada and the United States!

basic leg warmer

Those of you who have followed me for a while are probably stunned beyond stunned that I am actually sewing!   I have never enjoyed that hobby.   I was actually afraid of my sewing machine and didn’t even know how to thread the darned thing…it sat on a shelf for 20 years…until someone who knew how to sew would ask to borrow it…or come sew something for me.  haha.   In school, I stapled my home-ec project together…Sewing was NOT my thing.   Until now.


NOW…I not only sew with one little regular machine…I am running 3 regular machines…an overlock machine and 4 industrial sergers!   I have become somewhat of an expert….and I am
loving every minute of it!


What is Chic-a-Boot?


Chic-a-Boot is the name of my business…and is primarily boot cuffs…boot bracelets…unisex hunting gators…leg warmers and  extender slips.   Check out the gallery on the website to see my entire line!


WHY am I going to HOLLYWOOD?


Well…Chic-a-Boot was scouted out and invited to participate in a red carpet one on one celebrity event to celebrate the American Music Awards!   Only 40 companies from around the world are invited to attend this event.   It is such an exciting opportunity to meet celebrities…and have photo opportunities…and to promote the little business I have worked so hard to create!


It is very exciting to see anyone wearing my products when I am out and about, much less to see a celebrity wear them! 


When I first opened the email that had the invite all detailed for me, I was skeptical.   I decided to take a bit of time to do a little research and then phoned the telephone number they gave.   This is for real.



The lady told me that they found me on my Chic-a-Boot Facebook page…clicked over to my website and LOVE my products and is certain that the stars will ‘just eat them up’!  I am very excited for this opportunity!


I recently participated in the market place trade fair at the Big Valley Jamboree in Camrose Alberta…It was such a fun venue…I got to meet a lot of new friends and picked up several new wholesale accounts.


It’s not the best photo…but that is my booth from Big Valley.   It was a lot of fun to build the backdrop, and make the table skirt.   I am so glad to have had that experience…and though a little nervous to go all the way from Alberta to Hollywood…I can’t wait to strut my product and hob nob with a few celebrities!


SO…Now you have the scoop…the reason I have been so absent from posting for the last while.   I have been a VERY busy girl…stubbornly making my mind up to make my own little company a success. 

snuggle soft steel

If you have any questions…let them fly!   oh….and don’t forget to watch for the Chic-a-Boot Brand in your favorite quality retail store!

poster with email

I miss you all…and one day…I hope to have time to strut my stuff (if I ever get a chance to Tootsie around on something)  lol

Until next time….Happy shopping!

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Terra said...

Tootsie, what exciting news and I am cheering for you. Your creative ideas are brilliant and now to Hollywood, wow. Well done.

CiNdEe's GaRdEn said...

Holy Cow! Congrats!!! That is really exciting(-:
Best wishes to you on your trip and sales.
I am so excited for you(-:

Tootsie said...

Thank you so much ladies! I am shocked at all the comments on my personal facebook page. I am so very lucky to have so many beautiful friends who have always been so supportive! I kept it a secret because I was trying to keep my Tootsie life separate from my business life...but alas...a few of you figured it out!...

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Congratulations! A new business that is going like gangbusters and a trip to Hollywood.



CONGRAT"S! Very exciting news and can't wait to see and hear all about your Hollywood adventure! Take lots of photos!

Joanna said...

I have definitely missed you and your beautiful gardens, but oh my goodness, they is such fantastic news. Don't forget about us, your humble blog readers, when you're famous. Good luck!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Congratulations on your new business. I wondered what happened to you. I was reading your posts about the remodeling - what happened?

So welcome to Sunny CA. For many years I worked at a hotel where we housed the celebrities for the Country Awards Music. Was a lot of fun - got to meet so many of the "Stars" = so good luck and enjoy yourself.

Unknown said...

I am SO excited for you Glenda. I can't ink of anyone that deserves the success more than you do.
I have been following your blog for a long time and am delighted to hear the big news. You are such a talented and artistic young lady and you have such wonderful ideas. I knew I liked you after easing your comment about never make someone a priority that regards you as an option. I have experienced that in my life as well so I understand how you feel. You have worked so hard to rebuild your life and family and I am so proud of you. Let us all know how you are progressing. Your blogs have gotten me through a lot so I am anxious to see how your journey continues. Sending you friendship, hugs, pats on the back and anything else that will help out.
Sincerely, Pat

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

OMG! Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you!!! I know ALL the celebs will just go crazy for these! I am going to look for them in our stores. Will they be in the shoe department of stores? YEAH! This is so exciting!!!!

Lori E said...

I haven't been around in a long time so I didn't know you hadn't either. However my reasons are mundane and no where nearly as exciting as yours.
I love what you have created. Makes me wish I wore boots!!!!! I will head on over to Facebook and share the heck out of your stuff!!!!
Congratulations to you on your HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT.