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

Monday, April 7, 2008

Giddy-Up, Cowgirl!

This is the perfect bow for the country or western girl to wear while riding horses or brushing their mane. If you're not fortunate enough to be a country or western girl, you can always dream....

So, put on your boots and let this hairbow take you to the country or out west!

♥Bows

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Precious Rose Buds

This bow is the perfect addition to any outfit that has just a touch of pink. The rose buds in the four corners are hand painted with fabric paint. This bow is just so precious!

♥Bows

Friday, April 4, 2008

For You, Princess!

This Little Pink Princess Hairbow has just been listed to my Prissy Sissy Bows Etsy Shop.

This bow is made of light pink grosgrain ribbon. The bright raspberry pink glittery crown embellishment is securely adhered to the upper right corner.

This is the perfect bow for your princess!

♥Bows


Thursday, April 3, 2008

Best Wishes in Colorado!

Bye, Nikki. I'll miss you! May God continue to bless you!
♥Jess

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

March Sales!

I was again fortunate to have a successful month in the hairbow biz. Through my Etsy Shop, Prissy Sissy Bows, I sold two listings and then sold three hairbows to my friend at work:

These bows were shipped to California. There is some little girl out there living on the wild side in these bows. These are my M2MG Leopard Print Pigtail Hairbows.


These bows were purchased by my friend and co-worker at my "real" job. Today is her last day at work as her husband has taken a job and will be moving his family to Colorado soon. This is my Happy Bunny Face Hairbow.


She also purchased three of these bows. She kept one for her daughter and then I think that she gave the other two to some little girlies at her church. This is my Jesus Loves Me Hairbow.


So, I have been selling bows for just under 4 months now and things are going well. I could not be a success without my customers! Thank you to all who have bought my bows for your precious babes.

♥Bows