Ashcroft grad wins recognition for her sewing creations

Former Ashcroft grad now a successful Colorado business mom

Rex with one of her i-pad cover creations

Tara Rex (nee Darough) grew up in Ashcroft and graduated from ASS in 1991, making pocket change by delivering The Journal as a kid. Her parents and family all still reside in the Ashcroft/Cache Creek area.

After nursing school, she was recruited by University of New Mexico Hospital to work as an RN in their ER/Trauma Room.

Now married with two children and living in Colorado, she’s a stay at home mom with a growing sewing home business: Taradara. It recently won the 2011 Moms in Business Unite Inventor Showcase in Denver for her unique, handmade iPad covers.

“I’m motivated to help Mom-preneurs and other handmade artisans to live their dream and turn their passion in to profit,” she says. “I love to help others by sharing information and experiences. Mentoring has always been a part of me, especially with my nursing background mentoring new nurses.”

Rex has also been contacted by the Interior Science Innovation Council in Kamloops to consult.

“Being able to be connected to home in this way is truly amazing and something I’d like to do more of,” she says.

Rex invites anyone with questions about selling online to contact her through her social media sites: blog http://taradaramadeit.com or facebook page http://facebook.com/taradara

Her iPhone covers, another one of her beautiful creations, will be featured in January at The Artisan Group’s exhibit in the L’Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, in honor of the 2012 Golden Globes Nominees and Presenters. All attending celebrities will receive one of these colorful iPhone covers in their swag bags. This event will also be attended by over 75 media outlets.