When I saw Kate's post on Facebook requesting for designers, I quickly drafted up an email, said a little prayer and sent it her way. I mean afterall, this is "Kate Landers" the woman who inspires me with everything she does and makes every party she touches dreamy!!!
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I reached out to Kate and quickly heard back from her. At first I just sat there and stared at the inbox screen… She replied YAY!
Kate explained to me sweetly what she was looking for and shared all the hard work other fabulous vendors were working on and what she would be needing from me for this specific project. I was in charge of designing some adorable stickers to pretty up the helmets (shellmets) for all the gorgeous little cuties out there that are diagnosed with plagiocephaly-torticollis and need to wear helmets.
Once I read her email and the nature of the situation, and that her sweet baby Noah has been diagnosed with plagiocephaly-torticollis, I gained a complete different kind of admiration and respect for her and this project. I went from giddy party girl to whole heartedly concerned mommy. I mean seriously I am so aware of that feeling of "guilt" us parents feel for anything that happens to our children as well as the feeling of helplessness or the overwhelming feeling of doing anything to protect them. Kate and I were pregnant at the same time, my due date was pretty much parallel with hers so often I would check in on Kate and see how things were going for her. Kate is a super mom, as I told her myself, I picture her wearing a cape (a gorgeous one for that matter) =) and holding her sweet baby Noah and assuring him that everything was going to be just great, as it really has been.
I have kept Kate and her family in my prayers and I know from experience that there are far more worse things that can happen. Having to watch my dear friends say goodbye to a 5 month old baby girl has made me more understanding of non fatal illnesses children can face. Remember the sweet blessings baby shower we shared a while back, that mom's journey has been one of the hardest experiences of my life to watch. However, like I said I can relate to Kate and all moms who want to always protect and love their children. All I wanted to do was give her a big hug and tell her what an amazing mom she is.
Kate put together a beautiful party to introduce and increase awareness for plagiocephaly torticollis to her family and the world. Kate, the fabulous vendors involved and myself are hoping that you can please spread the word as much as possible in order to help educate others as well as share the adorable stickers and party printable we all worked so hard to design.
Might I add that working with Kate has been a complete pleasure and I am now spoiled. I am open and eager to work as a paper goods designer but I can only hope any upcoming opportunities are as rewarding as this one. It really makes me feel so great to help Kate and any parents out there in a similar situation. As I shared my work with Kate, she was always so thankful and complimented my designs whole heartedly. Kate really is a special person and I am honored to have been a small part of this. Thank You Kate!
Kate did such an amazing job with the party as well as all the vendors who designed and donated products.
How cute is this one picture of Auntie's helmet. I designed a pink and navy blue version of the round initial stickers as well as some rectangle ones. You can download them free through the links below
Custom helmet free stickers
Dollhouse Paperie by Dolce Drive – I created three designs
How cute is Baby Noah, I hope he and Gabriella can someday meet, they would be the best of buddies…..
Here is a list of the all the donated printables, please help spread the word and share these, you never know who may need it.
1. Tortilly Cute Party Printables by Frog Prince Paperie
2. Preppy Helmet Stickers by Magnolia Creative
5. Absolutely Adorable Helmet Stickers by The Well-Heeled Hostess
7. Darling Vintage Helmet Stickers by Free Pretty Things For You