Today we would like to introduce you to
Etsy shop BowsForYourBellas
BowsForYourBellas has been selling on Etsy since July 2014, they sell adorable handmade hairbows! Today they are going to give us a little peak behind the scenes of their Etsy shop.
What motivated you to start your shop?
My three girls are what motivates me! I would buy hair bows for my girls when I needed something special for the holiday's or picture day with the family and I found that I just could not find exactly what I was looking for.
I thought to myself, I am sure I could make a bow myself! So I went shopping with the girls and we picked out their favorite colors and went home and started creating. People started asking where I would get our themed bows from and I told them I made them, they would ask if I could make them one, and so that is where I started from.
What is the story behind your shop name?
Bella means beautiful in Italian and every girl is beautiful, so why not let them feel beautiful every day! Of course there are days when we do not feel beautiful, but why not at least try and give these girls a smile when they pick out a Frozen bow, or a Disney inspired bow, or even a sports bow for the older girls, they walk away feeling beautiful even if they did not feel it early on.
What surprised you most about having your own craft / online shop?
How much fun I would have creating new items for people when they asked "can you make this" or "do you have that"?
One of our favorite things is knowing that I can get a frozen bow or a sports bow out to that little girl in Chicago, because she cannot find one in her local boutique!
What is your favourite creations from your shop?
My most favorite creations are all of them, but I love the holiday bows, they are so much fun when picking out fun and scary Halloween cats or pumpkins. There are such cute turkey bows for Thanksgiving and my personal favorite How The Grinch Stole Christmas bows! My family loves the Grinch, we have a few different styles with the Grinch!
What's your personal philosophy behind your shop / products?
I want my products to be durable for the little babies or girls out there that love to pull the clips out of their hair, but yet I want them to be dainty, soft looking and fun looking.
I want these hair bows to last longer than a year so they can wear it whenever they choose. Since I want the bows to last for years to come I use all high quality grosgrain ribbon or silk ribbon and I use large and small alligator clips with teeth so they will hold in any type hair, I also put a small round felt piece on the back of all the bows attached to the clip and bow it self to make more durable.
What do you do when you aren't working?
I am with my 5 kids, I am on the PTA with their elementary school and preschool, I am with my kids taking them to sports practice and we just enjoy spending our time together as a family on the off days of no work and no school.
Anything else you'd like to tell us or share?
I know that there are so many wonderful shops out there that have bows and headbands, but I try to set my bows aside from others with my themes, and the sports bows along with that I am available to anyone one any time for custom orders, whether it be for your little girls birthday party or family picture day. I am here to listen to the moms out there looking for that special something instead of having only what's available on my shop sight, I am open to any custom idea and will try my hardest to be able to fill it for you!
BowsForYourBellas is offering a 25% discount in her shop. To use the coupon visit her etsy store and enter code "ETSYKIDS" at checkout. Valid until December 31st 2014.