Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Headband Design: Bows

I spent three days, off and on, finishing this newest headband design:

Please excuse the poor photo quality; I took this at 11:30 last night.

I started by hand-stitching two pieces of fabric together to create each of the five bows. Then each bow was hand-sewn together and attached to a bright pink headband. Ribbon and a little bling are the finishing touches. I certainly will not be creating many of these, nor will they be custom orders, since they take a lot of time to make.

I would be lying if I said that this design was an original idea of mine. I was inspired by this headband from Ruche:
Found here
I'm still working on the pricing of mine, but it will be nowhere near the $32.99 price tag on the Ruche headband.

So, how do you think it turned out?

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas is Coming!

It's time to start your Christmas shopping, and Betty Bow Blue items will make great gifts for the ladies in your family. I have already received a few gift requests for both custom orders and in-stock items, so if you are interested in purchasing items for Christmas, now is the time to start ordering! I will be heading back to work (part-time) on Monday, so the sooner I receive your custom orders, the better the chance that they will be shipped in time for Christmas.

A few points about placing orders (as described in the "Policies" tab above):
  • To place an order, please email me. If you are requesting a custom order, then include all details in your email. 
  • I do require payment before shipping orders. Please read the Policies tab for further details.
  • On most orders, please add $1.50 for shipping. If you are receiving several items, then I will let you know if the cost will be different.
Not sure if a Betty Bow Blue item will work for anyone on your list? Here are a few things to consider:
Hair clips are the right size for a stocking stuffer.
Headbands are a great idea as a last-minute gift for your daughter's best friends.
Order a custom-made pin for your child's teacher this year.
    Holiday headbands and pins are ideal for family Christmas photos or parties.
    Ditch the holiday sweaters this year. Poinsettia pins and Christmas-themed pom necklaces add a subtle touch of the Christmas spirit, perfect for the office or workplace.
      Don't forget anyone on your Christmas list this year. Betty Bow Blue items are perfect for your:
      • daughter/granddaughter
      • mother/mother-in-law
      • grandmother
      • sister/sister-in-law
      • wife/girlfriend
      • aunt
      • cousin
      • niece
      • teacher
      • friend
      • roommate
      • co-worker
      Check out the items that I currently have in-stock, or the fabrics available for custom items, and place your orders today!

      Tuesday, November 1, 2011

      New Headband Design

      In my mad dash to build up a stock for my bomb of a craft fair this past weekend, I came up with this new design for a headband and whipped up four of them:

      They are made using fabric, felt, ribbon, and embroidery thread. This design takes a little more time than my others because the fabric is hand-stitched together. It didn't turn out exactly as I had envisioned it to (do they ever?), but the headbands did receive some good "reviews" at the craft fair. Many women and girls commented on how cute they were, and how they haven't seen headbands like these before. Would you believe that one woman, after looking at these headbands, turned to the other one next to her and said, "These are so cute. I need to figure out how to make these myself. So and so would love this." Right in front of me. Seriously?!

      Unfortunately, I had no sales with these items and I'm questioning whether I have them priced too high. I priced them at $12, mainly because they require different supplies than the others, and more time. What do you think? Is the pricing off?