Thursday, September 11, 2008

July Hairbow Sales for Prissy Sissy Bows

This post shows the hairbows that I sold during the month of July through my Prissy Sissy Bows Etsy shop.

This first item is my Newborn Headband that Allows for Interchangeable Hairbows. This headband measures approximately 13.5 inches round and allows you to change out the hairbows on it. As long as the bows have a clippie on them, you can attach them to this band.


These next bows are basic newborn hairbows. They can also be used for older girls to hold back bangs.


As always, most all items seen on this blog can be duplicated. If interested in purchasing items, please contact me through my website at http://PrissySissyBows.etsy.com/.

♥Bows

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Will I Get Accepted or Not??? Time Will Tell. Let's Try To Be Patient.

I mailed my application for the Christmas Craft Show in Aiken, SC. Let's keep our fingers crossed that I get accepted!



♥Bows

PS: I blogged earlier about sending out the first of my three show applications... I didn't make into the first two. This is my last shot for a big show this year. Please cross your fingers....

June Hairbow Sales for Prissy Sissy Bows

So, I have been a bit behind on blogging about my hairbows lately. I promise to do a little better and blog more often, so you, my faithful readers, won't think that I've quit making and pushing my hairbows.

This post will feature the hairbows I sold in June. As always, if you see anything in this blog that you'd like to purchase, please contact me through my Etsy website, http://PrissySissyBows.etsy.com/.

These bows are my little girl pink check hairbows. These bows measure approximately 3.5 inches wide and 3.5 inches long and have double prong clippies securely attached to the backs. These bows were shipped to Greenville, SC.


These next two items were shipped to Huntsville, TX. This first item is my Love Bug Hairbow Holder. This is used to hang your bows for storage rather than keeping them in a basket or drawer. This keeps your bows wrinkle-free and with-in reach.


This is my Medium Satin Camouflage Hairbow for little girls. This bow measure approximately 3.5 inches wide and 3.5 inches long and have double prong clippies securely attached to the back.


As always, thank you to all of my wonderful customers and thanks for reading!
♥Bows

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My First Hairbow Gig!

Saturday Market is held in downtown Augusta, GA, at 8th Street and the River (Savannah River). August 9, 2008 was Kids Day, so I took this as my opportunity to setup my booth and sell some hairbows!

Of course, if you know my husband and I you know that there is an adventure with every outing that we attempt, and this Saturday was no exception. So Friday evening, I was supposed to have everything packed up and broken down, so that when my husband arrived home from work we could discuss whether I had overlooked anything or whatever.... Well, he got home and I was still making bows... and realized just before he arrived that I hadn't even eaten dinner yet--it was now about 9 pm.

So, he talked me into getting out for a moment and grabbing a bite to eat. We went through the Arby's drive-through and ate at home. We then decided to watch a bit of tv (like this was a smart idea!). So at about 10:15 pm, we decided to pack up the booth. Boy, we had that thing packed up in no time!

We talked about what time would be adequate time for us to get ready the next morning, and since the Saturday Market officially opens at 8 am, we decided that we would need to get up at 4:30 am so that we would have plenty of time to load the truck and get out there to setup. My husband set his alarm for 4:30. Well, I took a shower before bed and finally got into bed at midnight (and didn't sleep well all night... nervous I guess...).

Well.... I woke up and felt like I had gotten more than 4.5 hours of sleep... I rolled over and looked at my clock... it was 5:55 am! I started yelling and we hit the ground running! I just knew that there would be no way for us to make it out in time to setup the booth before 8 am. (We later realized that he set his alarm for 4:30 pm.... nice, hunh?)

We were speedily getting ready and loading the truck. Believe it or not, but I dried and straightened my hair and finished getting ready in 20 minutes! We arrived downtown at about 6:45 am, setup the booth, and priced most all of the items by 8 am. We had done it... and then we waited.



And we waited. It was somewhat of a slow go, but traffic picked up and soon we had covered the cost of the booth for day. And soon we were seeing a profit! The market hours were from 8 am to 12 pm. We started packing up the booth at around 1 pm because there were still people out and about.

I am so happy that my first hairbow gig was a success. I want to say thank you to all of my customers. Thank you for your encouragement and support.

♥Bows

Valley Girls Volleyball Team Hairbow Options

Hi, Valley Girls! Here a few hairbow options I put together tonight for you. If these aren't styles that you had in mind, just let me know and I will get some more options together for you. Since I do not have burgandy on hand, I used red, but your bows will be burgandy, white and black.

These pictures are of the layered short bow. It measures approximately 5.5 inches wide and 5 inches long.



This picture is a layered long bow. Keep in mind that this bow will hang differently than it looks when laying flat. This bow measures approximately 8 inches long and 5 inches wide. If you are looking to have these bows monogrammed somewhere locally, then this is the bow you will want.



This picture shows the barrettes that are available for these size bows. You may each choose the size barrette that you need. The larger barrette is about 2.75 inches wide. The smaller barrette is about 2.5 inches wide.


Please let me know if you were looking for something different or if you have any questions. You may contact me, just get my email address from Ms. Bailey.

♥Bows (J)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

My Little Hairbow Model!

Thanks Leslie for allowing me to use your daughter's pictures in my hairbow listings! Isn't she just so cute?!

Monday, June 16, 2008

I've been featured!

I was the Friday Feature for the Designers and Buyers of Custom Boutique group on June 13, 2008! Thank you so much for the feature!
♥Bows

Friday, June 13, 2008

Craft Show Applications...

I have finally done it. I have finally gotten my first of three craft show applications in the mail. The hardest part was putting together the non-existant craft show booth so that I could take a picture to submit with the applications. Well, several hundred dollars and drops of sweat later, this is what I have created.



I have potentially two more applications to go. It is absolutely amazing at how much money can be spent just on entry fees alone. We are really hoping that this financial and time investment will pay off. Maybe it will pay off big time and I can quit my day job!

If you are reading this, please post comments about any pointers and tips that a newbie may need! Any positive comments will be greatly appreciated.

♥Bows

Thursday, June 12, 2008

May Hairbow Sales for Prissy Sissy Bows

It's that time again.... This is the time set aside for me to brag about the hairbows that I sold during the last month--of course, this time for the month of May-- in my Etsy shop, http://prissysissybows.etsy.com/.

The first bow I sold in May was shipped to Illinois. This is my White Satin and Pink Sheer Layered Hairbow. This bow measures approximately 5 inches wide, by 5 inches long, and has a stack of about 2 inches.


The next bow was sold to a company in California who plans to resell this hairbow. This is my Medium Pink Cupcake Fun Hairbow. I am hoping that this will be a big seller for them....


The next hairbows I sold were shipped to Covington, GA. Thank you for being my big buyer for May!

This is my Kitty Cat Princess Hairbow Holder. This item allows you to store your bows without them becoming crushed and smashed.


This hairbow is my I Love My Cat Hairbow in Red. This is the perfect hairbow for the cat lover!


This hairbow is my Medium Kiddie Loop Scottie Dog Hairbow.


These are my Strawberry Hair Clips in Red. These are also available in pink!


This hairbow is my Western Red Check and White Hairbow.


This is my Jesus Loves Me Hairbow with Tails. This bow measures approximately 3.5 inches wide and 6 inches long.


Thank you for looking and joining in with my excitement for the month! All hairbows seen on this website can be duplicated, so if you want one of these, just contact me through http://prissysissybows.etsy.com/.

♥Bows

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day is....

Observing holidays as actual days of remembrance or reflection was never anything that we did growing up. Holidays were seen as a day off for spending time with family. But is there a deeper meaning for the holidays that we have? Since I didn't really know why I was granted a day off from my day job yesterday, I thought that I would do just a bit of research....

"Memorial Day (May 30), or Decoration Day, began in 1868 when members of the Grand Army of the Republic heeded the request of their commander, General John A. Logan, to decorate the graves of their fallen compatriots. It has since become the day on which the United States honors the dead of all its wars and is observed as a legal holiday in most states. National services are held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Virginia. In 2000 President Bill Clinton asked the nation to endorse a humanitarian organization's addition of a moment of silence to the holiday, designating 3 P.M. local time for a minute of quiet reflection on the meaning of America's war dead." (Taken from http://www.answers.com/topic/memorial-day)

Living in Augusta, GA, near Fort Gordon, we often see soldiers and members of the military out and around. I work with wives of soldiers at my real job. Although I've never said "thank you," I do realize and greatly appreciate the sacrifice that they and their families make for me. I learned last week that my friend's husband will be leaving for Iraq soon. He will be leaving his wife and two children to serve for his country. Thank you to all who see it as his or her duty to serve our country.

May we all pray and take a moment of silence everyday to remember those who make sacrifices for us. May God bless you.

♥Bows

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Cupcakes! Yumm....

I've been experimenting with cupcake hairbows. I think that so far, things are going well... the pictures below are a few of my newest cupcake creations. I have a few more in the works, I just don't have pics yet, but I'll post these also soon.

This first bow is my Large Cupcake Sweets hairbow. It is a triple layered hairbow. The first layer is raspberry; the second layer is brown with pink dots; and the third layer is cupcake ribbon in raspberry, teal, and brown. The bow is finished with a raspberry knot.


The second bow is a Medium Pink Cupcake Fun Hairbow. This bow has a base bow color of light pink with four kiddie looped ribbon colors of hot pink dot, island blue, pink checks, and lavender. The bow is finished with a pink cupcake embellishment.


I hope that you enjoy these hairbows. I, of course, think that they are adorable and yummy!

♥Bows

Friday, May 9, 2008

April Hairbow Sales Part 3

So, this is my last post for hairbows that I sold in the month of April. All of these bows were shipped to Alabama. Thank you Wendi for buying my hairbows!
♥Bows









Thursday, May 8, 2008

April Hairbow Sales Part 2

As I mentioned in my last post, April was a great month for the hairbow business. There will not only be two posts about hair bow sales, but there will be an additional one as well, so you'll have to check back in....

This post will feature items that I shipped to California.

The first hairbow is my Large Ladybug Kiddie Loop hairbow. This bow is made of 1.5 inch grosgrain ribbon with 4 different 3/8 inch ribbons kiddie looped on top. The bow center is a Ladybug embellishment.


The second hairbow is my Large Lilac Satin hairbow. This bow is made of 1.5 inch satin ribbon with a center knot. I think that this bow is so elegant.


The third bow was actually a custom order. These bows were needed for a wedding in London. I actually made 4 bows all the same for two little girls. I can only imagine how cute they were at the wedding!



There will be one more post about my sales from April. Here's a huge thank you to all my wonderful customers!

♥Bows

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

April Hairbow Sales Part 1

April has been a wonderful month for hairbows! I have been contacted several times for custom orders, with several of them following through with their requests. I have sold several listings besides custom orders from my Etsy Shop. Thank you to everyone who purchased my hairbows this month!

The first bow I sold this month was to a local lady. She found me through Craigslist. She purchased a large pink satin and black sheer princess hairbow. She emailed after we met to exchange goods and told me that her two-year-old was running around telling her daddy that she was a princess now... now that she had her hairbow!
She called me later to see if I could make something for her baby that matched the other hairbow that I had made for her. I have worked on another bow so maybe this will also lead to another sale.


Next I sold my Frog Princess Hairbow Holder to a lady in California. This hairbow holder has a wooden green frog wearing lipstick and a gold crown attached to 1 yd prepared ribbons that allow you to hang your bows. My hairbow holders are excellent solutions for storage of hairbows. Hanging you bows prevents them from wrinkling and crushing, which can make a bow look horrible.


My next sale was to a lady in Texas. She had requested custom hairbows through Alchemy on www.Etsy.com. You can read all about my Alchemy experience in my last blog entry. These bows were for a 9-11 year old softball team. I received an email from them and they were excited about the bows!


So, these are just some of the sales I have made this month. I will post part 2 to this story at the beginning of May so that you can see the other sales and custom orders I have made this month. I want to again thank all of my customers for supporting me and my Etsy Shop! Thank you!

♥Bows

Saturday, April 12, 2008

So, here is what I've been so excited and secretive about...

Etsy has this thing they call Alchemy. I've heard that they had it a some time back and that they'd taken it away. To everyone's delight, they've recently released Alchemy again. Alchemy provides a forum in which those looking for items can submit a request for the specific items they want. Sellers search the requests and then make bids on the orders in hopes of earning a sale.

Well, 4ofakind submitted a request for 11 hairbows for her granddaughter's softball team. I submitted by bid, bit my nails, and patiently waited.... and, later that day, 4ofakind picked my bid out of 17 bids total! I had won over 4ofakid! I had landed my first Alchemy sale! I was so excited (as if you couldn't tell!)


I immediately started looking for the right colors of ribbon and coordinating payment and barrettes with 4ofakind. Even though I had to order one of the ribbon colors from online, I was still able to finish the bows in record time and ship them out this morning. 4ofakind should get them early next week and I can't wait! I really hope that she loves them as much as I do!


So, I now think that Alchemy is even more wonderful than I did before. Your completed bid/ sale from Alchemy shows in your sold items and the description of your bid is the listing itself.


When bidding for an Alchemy request, you have to be very thorough. As you can see, I tried to cover all of the basics. What you don't see are the terms and conditions which only the buyer and seller sees. In the terms and conditions, I described what I required for payment and when. When I would be able to ship and any other important notes that could affect the outcome of the bows.


As you work your order, Alchemy allows and asks you to upload pictures of your progress. The pictures in this blog article have two of the last pictures I uploaded to my completed Alchemy sale. In the first one you can see the 11 finished bows. In the second and third pictures, you can see the stack of the bow which is approximately 2 inches and the bow tails which are approximately 7 inches.


This order was a lot of fun for me. It provided great experience and great exposure. I think that Alchemy and 4ofakind's granddaughter's softball team rocks! Thank you 4ofakind for this opportunity!

♥Bows

Friday, April 11, 2008

Ribbons, Ribbons, Ribbons!

So, my ribbon came in yesterday and I was able to sit down last night and almost finish the project I was working on. I am very excited about that! I will share the secret of this project with you once I'm finished and have shipped it out!

Now I want to share one of my newest listings with you. These are ribbons that are cut at approximately 36 inches long with the ends heat sealed to prevent fraying. The ends are cut and sealed just so delicately to ensure that the ribbons look professional.

For the colors below, you may buy as many 1 yd cuts that you need. Just contact me through my Prissy Sissy Bows Etsy shop and I'll make a custom order for you. Also, if you need a special color, contact me; I can probably get that color for you.

♥Bows


Thursday, April 10, 2008

I cannot wait for the ribbon I've ordered to get here!

I've ordered some ribbon to help me finish out my surprise... (see earlier posts.) I ordered it online on Saturday and it was shipped out on Monday, so it should be here soon, but I'm getting just a little impatient. I think I'm just so excited and it seems like it is just taking forever!

So, hurry up already! I just can't wait any longer!

♥Bows

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

We've Been Doing Some Gardening....

So, my husband and I have been discussing our flowers. We've decided on a few of them but really know nothing about flowers and gardening. So, a few weekends ago, we planted azaleas along the front of our house. They are very pretty and help our yard out a lot, but much is still needed. We have plans to plant more in several flower beds around the house but the much needed rain has prevented us so far.

If anyone reading this can provide support for gardening, we'd greatly appreciate it. Just leave us a comment.

And now for the Prissy Sissy Bows plug....
Here is my Tulip Hairbow. This bow is very cute and would be adorable on your little girl!

♥Bows