February 20, 2013

Customer Spotlight: Teresa Robert

The first post in our monthly Customer Spotlight! This month we are featuring customer Teresa Robert, owner/designer of Isabela's Ribbons and Stitched Pink on Etsy. Teresa and I spoke on the phone recently and she told me that she has completed 20 walks to raise money for Breast Cancer and was looking for some pink chevron to make goods for her fundraising. Teresa's story inspired the creation of the Perfectly Pink Chevron line and we love how she is using the fabrics for such a great cause. Please read Teresa's story below, and be sure to enter her contest to win one of her beautiful monogrammed scarves. 
About Teresa

Teresa Robert, a hotel manager turned stay-at-home mother of two kids, walked her first Avon Walk for Breast Cancer after losing her father from a terminal form of cancer. Devastated and angry from the loss Teresa remembered the words spoken by her father's doctor: USE YOUR ANGER TO POWER YOU TO DO SOMETHING GOOD. By turning her grief into motivation, she decided to walk to help the fight against breast cancer. Five years later Teresa has completed twenty long-distance walks, totaling 840 miles and raising more than $40,000!

After the second year of her journey, Teresa combined her compassion for the victims of breast cancer and her hobby of making hair bows into a charitable business. Isabela Ribbons was created to raise awareness of breast cancer and to fundraise donations toward the Avon Walk.

Teresa says she is "Tickled Pink" by the success of her infinity scarves (pictured below) and has plans to make and sell them to fund her next walk in May this year. Go Teresa!!
Teresa is giving away one of her beautiful, handmade scarves for free!

To enter Teresa's infinity scarf giveaway:
The winner will be announced February 22, 2013 on Teresa's Facebook page. Participants must reside in the U.S. One (1) winner will receive an embroidered infinity scarf made with Girl Charlee's Perfectly Pink on Pink Chevron Cotton Jersey.

Contact us through email at gcblog at girlcharlee dot com if you wish to be our next Spotlight Customer. We thank Teresa for allowing us to write about her and encourage you all to spread the word on her cause.

Keep Sewing!
~ Heather


  1. I saw one of her scarves at at a conference this weekend. Beautiful ;)

    1. Totally agree! Her embroidery designs are to die for. :)