Auction for Sweet Greta with bids starting LOW!

Sometimes we are just so touched by a story and we know we have the power to help, even if just a little. It was right before Chirstmas when we heard the news that sweet 5 year old Greta of Abbotsford BC needed help. Greta was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma - a rare form of bone cancer. Her family and friends, and our entire community, have been doing all we can to help her to raise money so that she can get the help needed.

It Takes a Village - Help Greta Fight Cancer!

Help GretaWe heard news just before Christmas that someone in our community needs help. Little Greta Loewen, a sweet 5 year old in Abbotsford has been diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare cancer in her spine. When we heard the news, I have to admit, my eyes began to water up as I put myself in the shoes of her Mom. What what I do if that was my little girl?

Our soft sole leather baby moccasins - Mally Mocs

It brings me great pleasure to introduce you to the latest product in the Mally Designs family, our sweet and adorable leather baby moccasins - soon to be commonly known as Mally Mocs. 

Definition of moccasin:

Google: A soft leather slipper or shoe, strictly one without a separate heel, having the sole turned up on all sides and sewn to the upper in a simple gathered seam, in a style originating among North American Indians.

NEW Mally Bibs designs launch!

Oh my gosh, I can hardly believe this day is here! I started sketching our new bib designs about 9 months ago. Once the designs were all approved by my kids, the true official design decision makers, it was time to order the cutting dies. That involves re-drawing the designs in CAD and then sending them off to our die cutter manufacturer. After anxiously waiting a few more weeks, we get to start playing with the acual designs with our medium, baby safe leather. That's my favourite part, as once we give them some colour, we get to see the designs come to life!

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - Why dump instead of donate?

Last week our family of 4 was individually nominated to participate in the ALS ice bucket challenge. We knew our time was coming, as we started to see the wave of ice bucket dumpers through our facebook and instagram feeds, making it a matter of time before we were nominated. At first I thought, "Why would I dump instead of donate?" It seemed pointless and perhaps even a rediculous way to save a few $ while looking like a drowned rat in front of a few hundred friends. Then I did my research.

2014 Mally Designs Model Search!

2014 Model Search!

It's that time of year again! We are looking for 5-6 cutie pies to model our products for our new collection launching this fall! We are looking for babies and toddlers ages 6-24 months who are used to wearing Mally Bibs. To enter, please submit a photo of your baby or toddler wearing Mally Bibs to contests(at)mallybibs(dot)com ASAP! Our photo shoot will take place in early September at a date and location in the Fraser Valley or lower mainland, to be determined. 

In your entry email, please include:

    -a recent photo of your baby or toddler wearing Mally Bibs
    -your baby's name
    -your baby's birthdate
    -your city of residence
    -any dates in September that won't work for you

      Good Luck! We can't wait to see that photo entry of your little cutie!

      Chosen models will get to keep a personalized bib of one of our latest designs that they wore in the photo shoot, as well as the digital files to the photos from the shoot, not to mention bragging rights as our thanks!

      *photo contest winners will be contacted and announced in 1 week - on Wednesday, August 27th!

      Auction for exclusive one of a kind Mally Designs paddleboard items for Ruben's Shoes!

      We have just launched our first ever auction! We have made up 10 exclusive one of a kind Paddleboard items for charity! Bids will start at just $5 per item!! 100% of the funds collected in the auction will go directly to Ruben's Shoes on behalf of the Nanaimo2Vancouver SUP team fundraiser. It'll be a feel good purchase for sure! We are kind of nervous about how this auction will go since we've never done this before, so please take a moment to bid what you can or even simply like or share it as this is for a really great cause!

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      All June we celebrate our 9th Birthday by thanking YOU!

      Our business is like a 3rd child to us. It gives us the lifestyle we want - one that gives us the flexibility to go to our children's sports days, assemblies, and field trips without having to take time away from a 'real' job. It also allows us to travel to cities around the continent, making friends along the way. On top of that, we actually enjoy what we do! We have a passion for making things, we enjoy design and we love making customers happy. It's really the perfect fit for us! That said, we are very proud of what we have done and we want to celebrate its Birthday!

      My late night addiction

      I'll just get right to the point, it's the sauna. Simple as that. The way the dry heat feels on my skin, the scent of the cedar plank walls surrounding me, the sweat dripping off my body - I love it all. It was about 3 years ago that I started going to the sauna on a regular basis, sometimes to relax after a workout or yoga class and sometimes not. My body, mind and soul craves the sauna. I actually began challenging myself to stay in the heat as long as possible, sometimes to the point of getting dizzy. So, there you have it, my addiction is the sauna.

      The many faces of Facebook - is Facebook taking over our lives?

      It's hard to imagine a world without facebook now. Since I joined in 2007, which is likely around the same time you joined if you're one of their 1.23+ billion active users, as of 2012. Although there are many opinions on facebook, I personally view it as more good than bad. Personally, I have reconnected with old friends, been able to stay in touch with far away friends and relatives all at once, and I have even made new friends through facebook. There's many people on there that I'm sure I would have lost touch with, but I'm so thankful for facebook that hasn't happened.

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      We're retiring from shows plus, a shipping update

      The title says it all, and it's true. It's time, and it feels right. After 14 seasons, we have decided it's time to wrap up the Craft Show and Christmas Market chapter in our lives and really start to enjoy the holidays. Our kids are getting older and through the years we have loved doing these shows, but the only downside it that it has also meant being away from our kids for a few weeks and for a very fast paced December served with a side of exhaustion for us all.

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