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!


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,

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!

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.


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)