Friday, December 05, 2008

Christmas Orders

Just a friendly reminder that if you want guaranteed Chirstmas delivery, please have your orders in today (okay, maybe tomorrow too).
After that, I can no longer guarantee their arrival for Christmas as I don't have enough pull with USPS to make sure all Bowtique packages are the Priority they deserve to be.

Once things quiet a little bit, I'll be working on some new things for the New Year! (and keep your eyes open for the new adjustable headbands- I have been trying these ones out myself)!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Cyber Monday

I think I must be a little behind in the cyber world, as it seems that Cyber Monday is the online shopping equivalent to Black Friday. In the spirit of shopping, I have extended the 20% off all orders through 11:59 ES.

Just be sure to enter the code: THANKS

Let the holiday shopping begin internet!!

Somewhere over the rainbow...

Just want to take a minute to show off a custom Felt Fuzzy. Someone wanted a rainbow for their daughter and I love the way this one turned out (despite the fact that there were some rather intense stitching issues- but I won in the end).

Anyway, this is a perfect example of how fun custom creations can be...a lot of the time, the inspiration comes from a customer asking "what about?" And it's that challenge that I just can not back down from (which is a good thing for business). Its also the same question that was answered with my dear husband and two daughters...but that's another story.

Also, remember to ensure your order arrives in time for Christmas, please order by December 5th. I can not guarantee holiday delivery after this date.


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you enjoyed a Happy Thanksgiving full of lots of things to be thankful for! (and some good food).

As a Thank you to our wonderful customers, we are offering 20% off all orders Black Friday. Be sure to enter the code: THANKS to receive the discount!
Also, receive free first class shipping if you mention this blog post!

Thank you all! Thanks for helping to make The Bowtique what it is today!

Monday, November 17, 2008

No peanuts please!

No peanuts anyone?
With inspiration from my dearest friend and her need to watch certain foods with her daughters, we came up with a new and stylish way to remind the world not to feed peanuts to those wee ones with allergies.

The best part is, not only is this clip very functional, but also adorably sweet!

...but it also got my thinking..maybe we could create a line of allergy clips. If you have an allergy clip you'd like created just for you, just email me!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New and Improved No Slip Grips!

I have been working on a new no slip hair grip for awhile now...and after a unanimous vote of various friends and family, I am thrilled to let the internet know that I finally have an even better no slip grip!
We will be phasing out our recent foam gripper for a new, unbelievably grippy silicone no slip hair grip.

So watch out customers, you're about to be shocked and amazed by The Bowtique's even more improved bows and hair clips!!

(pssst...we will also be offering new adjustable ribbon headbands for girls of all ages! We've been having fun trying these out for awhile now, and they are almost ready to be featured!)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Keeping me busy.

This is what I have been up to in between my own online orders, you know, in my spare time! (if you could hear me, I am snorting with sarcastic laughter).
Only one more wholesale order to go until I can devote my time to the website orders...and keep things going smoothly for the holiday rush.

Did you know that there are only 44 days until Christmas?

Thursday, November 06, 2008

November's Clip of the Month!

I had a really though time trying to decide which clip to feature for November's clip of the month, but I decided the adorable owl would be perfect, as I am seeing owls everywhere! Owls are the new black you know!
And since it's that time if year, I thought Toys of Tots would be a wonderful foundation to give to.
All proceeds for our Owl clip/snappy/Pony O will be donated to a local Toys for Tots drop off site in a monetary value.
You can feel great helping a needy child receive a new gift Christmas morning and look great because you'll be sporting our sweet Owl Clip!
It's a win-win for all!
For more information on the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, just click on their logo below!

For more information on our Clip of the Month, click on this month's Owl clip below!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

I took the Homemade Pledge!

I Took The Handmade Pledge!

There are so many cool Mompreneurs and Crafters out there. So as a member of the Mom Design world, I decided to try and support as many other designers as possible this holiday season.
I have to say, there is no shortage for cool and unique gift ideas out there. So in order to spark your interest in other cool crafters, here's a short list of some other sites that I have recently enjoyed!



Wednesday, October 29, 2008

2 days to go!

Can you believe it?
My new appliques arrived today and I was putting together samples while the girls were both awake! Yes, I was that eager to see what these would look like!
SO without further ado, and because I sacrificed a quiet naptime to get these done-
Introducing our newest Holiday Clip Collection (plus a new dragonfly that is truly too sweet for words)!

A couple new Big Girl Felt Fuzzies (just in time for Thanksgiving)!

Some new purdy sequin clippies- something a little different for us. (plus you can also choose which color to line your clippy with!)

And le piece de la resistence-
The long awaited Dragonfly clippy that I have spent countless hours trying to find a supplier of these adorable appliques. The dragonfly is available in 3 colors, but if they are popular, they are available in a few more rather chic colors!

I have 2 days left to get these online (just as promised). So be sure to check out our new items!
And I am already planning my next crafty super chic headbands. Adjustable, stylish and perfect for the big girls! I have been testing this product out myself, and have been receiving a ton of compliments!!
But I can not give too much away yet. So stay tuned...

Saturday, October 25, 2008

November 1st - Mark Your Calenders!

The new Holiday items will be up and ready!
I will have our new Ballerina and Fairy clips available, as well as our new Big Girl Felt Fuzzies.
The Big Girl Turkey will also be available, just in time for Thanksgiving!!
But the exciting news is the new sequin clippies that are coming for the holidays! A very pretty sequin snowflake, poinsettia clip and Santa too!
As well as the long awaited dragonfly sequin clips! I have been waiting a very long time for those! Yay! Something new and very different for us!

So, be sure to mark your calender for November 1st! (mine will be marked for October31st, so I can add all our new products for your viewing pleasure!)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

This is what I have been up to!

I should soon be back to faster turnaround times. I finally finished a couple wholesale orders...only a couple more to go!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Still here.

Just in case anyone was wondering, I am still here! Swimming in an ocean of bows! I have been trying to fill a few wholesale orders and trying to keep up with the start of the holiday rush.
But I wanted to mention that the new clips will be added by November, just in time for the November newsletter!

Until then- check this out! We were chosen as one of the Top 10 editors picks from CoolBabyKid! They receive hundreds of products for reviews and our impeccable clips were one of the favs! Yay! (of course, we are not surprised by that).

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Ballerinas and fairies oh my!

I am supposed to be working on a handful of wholesale orders, but was feeling a little more creative late in the wee hours last night.
I will be adding these super cute new ballerina and fairy clips very soon. A favorite around the Bowtique house and a sure to be a favorite with your girly girl.

I am hoping the store orders will be all finished by the end of October so I may concentrate on the holiday rush, which has slowly started. I am hoping to keep orders less than a 2 week wait through the holidays. I will be posting Christmas order deadlines soon.
I have a few more Christmas bows and a bigger Hannukah bow yet to come. As always, I am constantly working on new designs, so you will see them added time to time.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Think Pink! (plus new additions)

Unless you've been living under a rock, you are probably aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. There are pink products everywhere! In our efforts to support a cause near and dear to my heart, I have added our line of "Think Pink" accessories. All the proceeds from these clips will be donated to breast cancer initiatives. Just click the pic below!

Also, I just added a few more Christmas holiday additions (including an Hannukah clip, which I hear are very hard to find).

Friday, October 03, 2008

A Sneak Peak!

Lookie, lookie! Here's a sneak peak at some new designs that will be added this weekend (I hope). See, you still have plenty of time for holiday items!

I will be adding some new and redesigned Felt clips. This includes my new favorite, the Felt Mitten (awwww!) It's also available in any of our felt colors, so you can match almost anything! And it's embroidered with a sweet beaded snowflake.

Also new to the Felt Fuzzies is the new snowman. No words needed. His picture tells it all.

I am so very excited to have this Minnie ribbon. After so many requests for Disney themed clips, I am thrilled to carry this stinkin' sweet!

...and of course it's available in a bitty bow for the wee Disney fans too!

I also have a few new pieces that just need to be added to the site. Yet to be added to the Felt Fuzzy collection are a holly, a big girl reindeer and a crown.
Also at least one more bow for Hannukah as I have been told that those are very hard to find!
And as I have mentioned before we will have new sequin clippies. These will be another couple weeks as I am still finalizing that order. But I promise that they will be worth the wait!

Yay! I have got to say that I am pretty proud of myself for getting this far with the holiday stuff. The rush is almost upon us. Orders are currently taking about a week, but they can easily take up to 2 weeks a I know people have been making alot of inquiries. Also October is a busy wholesale month for me as I accept very limited orders in November from stores so that I may concentrate on my online orders.
So bare with me and rest assured that I do my best to get your orders to you as fast as I possibly can!
(while allowing myself enough sleep that I can function during the day and still bring you well crafted accessories!)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Felt Flower Bow Clip Holder

Finally! I have added the Felt Flower Bow Holder! This has been in the works for waaaaay to long! This bow holder is stuffed with fluff and and securely attached to coordinating ribbons to give you 3 feet of bow keeping room!
The best thing is you can choose your colors! We are all lovin' the new bow holder here and hope you do too!

There will be new flt bow holders added as soon as I can get some pictures. In the mean time, if you see a felt design that you'd love to have as a bow holder, send me an email and I will see what I can do!

Up next:
new Christmas and holiday bows and clips will be slowly added, so be sure to check back.
Also with the impending holiday rush upon us remember that Christmas orders will only be taken until the first couple days og December. I will post the cut off date shortly!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

One more for Halloween

Ooops...I just added one more Halloween felt clip. It's a cute little candy corn, and although it looks good enough to eat, its supposed to be worn as a hair clippy.
This is also available on an alligator clip for the big girls!

Also very soon will be the most adorable hair bow holders ever!! Think felt, flowers and butterflies. Need I say more??

I am also working on getting some sequin designs in stock. I am hoping to have some really spiffy sequin dragonflies as well as a couple new ones for the holidays. I am hoping to have those up in earlier October, as I think they will make perfect stocking stuffers!

So that's about it. More bows and clips here, as well as a few projects in the works for new headbands...but I am still working out the kinks on that one.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

I can not brain today.

I think this picture totally sums up how I feel today.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Halloween Treats are Here!

Yay! I actually managed to keep a deadline. I said these would be up early this week and they are (I am just as shocked as you)!
I have just added the super adorable new Felt Fuzzies for Fall and some super sweet festive bows for Halloween!
Now bows were my original crafting love, but I have to admit that lately it's the Felt clips that keep me constantly crafting.
Once again, I have discontinued the Big Girl Snappies. Now you can choose either the Little Girl snappies 1 1/4 inch or the Big Girl alligator clips (which will last longer anyway).

Oh yeah, check out the adorableness!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Back to School and Looking Cool!

Yeah, cheesy I know. I am all about the know- "easy peasy lemon squeezy" and the ever popular around here "I'm the boss, applesauce".
Anyway, I finally managed to get some new designs up for the fall. Yay me!
As you can see, I am really working with adding alot more felt designs on alligator clips. They seem to be a big hit!
The Big Girl Girlie Clip

The Big Girl Monogram Clip

The Big Girl Felt Cupcake (yummy)

Also some new bows with apples for fall and some super trendy chocolate brown with pink or blue bows and tuxedo clips. You can check out all the new items under the New Arrivals link!

As always, I am constantly working on improving the website. I am updating some of the descriptions and have added pictures on the clips and sizes link of the two bow styles now available on most bows.

I will have a few more Halloween designs up by next week (no, really, I will). This includes a black cat and a new Halloween striped ribbon! Be sure to check back!

Also note I am now featuring a new clip each month at a discount. This month, you can enjoy any Felt Apple Clip at $5! You. are. welcome!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

We're back!

The Bowtique is once again open and ready for orders! We enjoyed a nice vacation and were lucky enough to miss Hurricane Fay while we were gone.
We were also lucky enough not to have any major damage.

I will be adding new designs a within the next few days. So keep your eyes open. Halloween designs are not too far behind either! I am trying to get everything organized for the soon-to-be holiday rush. (ack! I can not even believe I am thinking that already).

Also new is the "Clip of the Month". Each month, we will feature a clip that will be offered at a special price. Some months all the proceeds will go towards certain charities and causes. We will post all of the info on the "Clip of the Month" page.

Here's a sneak peak at one of my favorite new designs. A Monogram Felt Clip for the big girls mounted to an alligator clip.