AURORA, Colo. — Tara Rex loves sharing her home studio with her two sons, Nathan and Matthew. It’s because of them the former nurse decided to stay home and start her own sewing business, Taradara.
“I make iPad covers, Kindle covers, wallets, and cup cozies,” Rex said.
She started Taradara about three years ago, and since then business has boomed. This past weekend, she got to rub shoulders with the stars in the gifting suite at the Golden Globe Awards.
“Oh my gosh, it was amazing, really,” she said. “Shemar Moore from Criminal Minds, a lot of the Grey’s Anatomy cast came through, and they were all so wonderful. Adele is just as cute in person.”
She did it all working out of her Aurora home. Rex attributes her success to having a great product and letting others know about it.
“If you’re in business for yourself, you need to shout from the rooftops that you are, and promote yourself, because nobody else is going to do it for you,” she said.
Rex is featured in Sew It All magazine and will be on the TV program in April. So how did she do it?
“Most magazines, they have the editor-in-chief on the inside, and it also has their email address. Email them, and if you don’t get a response right away, email them again. Be persistent,” she said.
It’s that persistence that has this mom of two living her dream of owning a successful business and doing what she loves.
Rex is also huge on social media through blogging, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. You can follow her journey at www.taradaramadeit.com.