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Called To Be Creative

February 21, 2017

Oh hey there!

It’s been a while since my last post and so much has changed in our life since then! I thought it would be nice to re-introduce myself, share a little about what I do + give a little peek into my studio / workspace.

My name is Kristin and I’m the mama of the two little munchkins you’ll probably see here all the time.  Our oldest is about to turn 4, is extremely extroverted & loves to wear her princess dress + batman mask basically EVERY day. Our youngest is 2.5, take a while to warm up, yet will stop at nothing for a chance to shake her little booty to any beat. (the rhythm of the washer can get this girl moving. no lie!)

Kristin Robbins - Tyger Alexis

I’m married to a really attractive + creative man, and together last November, we re-launched Tyger Alexis as a brand specializing in apparel + teethers + decor + toys for modern families. And now as a full blown lifestyle blog for creative women!

I say RE-launch because, for many years TA was a freelance women’s clothing brand based in Raleigh NC. I specialized mainly in custom, one off, edgy ready-to-wear garments & had fun with experimental pieces for the runaway. But with two little’s eating up every moment of your time + energy, keeping up became ALMOST impossible. I’ll get the the ‘almost’ in just a sec!

Now for a little background! My mom taught me how to hand sew clothing for all my barbies and stuffed animals when I was about 4 years old after she realized I drew outfits for her to wear almost every day! Then as a teen I would constantly shop vintage & alter or totally repurpose the clothing, further learning the ins and outs of clothing construction. And in 2005, I was blessed to have spent some serious time in Paris studying design, working runway shows and eating lots of Nutella crepes. #nutellaislife

All that to say, I have been creating since I can remember and love it more than most things. Even Nutella! But never more than my sweet little tribe.
So here we are, many years later, I’m a new mom, worn out, tired and feeling I will never get my groove back. Not wanting to change a thing as far as being a mama goes, but also not wanting to sacrifice my creative self. I felt so bummed that I may have to wait, or worse, completely miss out on all my dreams. Any other creative mama’s out there relate?

But one day, as I was feeling a little self defeated, these words whispered so gently to my spirit, hit me so hard in my heart! 👊🏽💥❤️

“I have given you your dreams and everything you need to accomplish them. You don’t have to give up, just do it differently.”

And there you have it! I felt alive and inspired again, realizing I, in fact, had EVERYTHING I needed to continue creating under one roof & and wrapped up in our little family! A wood crafting husband, two adorable muses & the empowerment of motherhood to be a #momboss making TA a killer children’s lifestyle brand!

Tyger Alexis - Teething Necklaces

So here’s to motherhood, to dreams being resurrected & to slaying in 2017!! I just want to encourage your beautiful, powerful creatives out there – Whatever is holding you back from your dreams, be it a current job situation, finances, the hood (motherhood to be exact) or even YOURSELF – Say ‘NO MORE!’. You are capable, you CAN do it, you DO have the tools necessary! Sometimes you just need a paradigm shift to see the possibilities. It may take a different shape than what you originally planned, but ALL things work for the good. Just jump.

I did. And it feels so good to finally learn to fly.

xo

Bando 2017 Planner - Tyger Alexis

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9 Comments

  • Sarah

    December 6, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Beyond proud of you for starting this gloriously life giving outlet again! You were made to inspire, influence and breathe creative joy into this world! ❤️

    1. tygeralexis

      December 6, 2017 at 11:06 pm

      Your words give me life! Funny that I feel the same about you. Thank you so much for stopping by and giving me this verbal hug!! Love you!

  • Jessie Jellicorse

    November 29, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Yay! So excited to see what is to come. XOXOXO

    1. tygeralexis

      December 7, 2017 at 12:16 am

      Thank you so much! I am too! xo

  • Acamy

    March 1, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    This is great! I love that you’ve found inspiration and motivation to pursue the things you love again. From what I see, you’re doing great!

  • leapaligutan

    February 22, 2017 at 4:12 pm

    Thank you for this very inspiring post!
    I’m a new blogger (I found your post and blog on The Rising Tide Society Facebook page). As a new blogger and a student in need of money, I sometimes feel discouraged because the fruit of the huge work behind my blog is taking so slow to show up (especially because I blog in English even if it’s not my first language and this makes everything harder). Sometimes I feel like just giving up and to go and get a “real” job. But thank God, as it happened to you, I also heard that voice whispering to me and this is the only reason I’m still doing what I’m doing ^_^

  • Libby

    February 22, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Beautiful pictures!

  • Anna Osgoodby

    February 22, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Yay! Welcome back to blogging and it’s so great to learn a little more about your story 🙂 I absolutely loveee the branding for Tyger Alexis too.

    1. Kristin Robbins

      February 22, 2017 at 11:28 am

      Thank you so much! Means a lot. ☺ We are so excited about this redirection + can’t wait to see what’s in store.

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