Birdsong Bows: October 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Falling For Winter bows

It always seems I start winding my business down this time of year, just when winter sales begin heating up! It may be the weather, the back-to-school illnesses that bring us down, or the need to start work on my own holiday projects, but I seem to cut back on guest launches and focus on just one or two new designs a week, as well as taking care of my regular customers. That's why my Etsy store will be closed for another week - I've got some bows to complete, and I'm working on making some gifts for my daughters' teachers. I know if I don't start now, they'll never get done!

But I've got two styles up this week - a beautiful penguin bow to match paintedbutterflystudios design for the WisteriaLane holiday launch. Hurry, 'cuz there are only two left! And I've still got bows available for Gymboree's panda line. The new Gymbo lines -- one with horses and one with gingerbreads -- came out this week, and I will be working on bows to match those sets as well. I'm taking a trip to the popular store today to match ribbon colors.

This weekend we finally made it to the pumpkin patch and did a little raking. Winter seems to have come early here in northern Indiana, and it's been cold most of the month. This past Sunday was nice and sunny, so we went out (and I was able to practice some photography as well). The girls had so much fun!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bows are the Icing on top

This week I've paired up with boutique*nrf*ny for a great new group launch: Boutique Icing! I made a bow set to match her adorable outfit, and Anna was our model! Anna really loves this dress. Please be sure to check out Boutique Icing on eBay today!

Wednesday is always a tough work day for me because Natalia has gymnastics, so I don't have time to work until her nap time. Since the morning isn't great for work anyway, we went to Gymboree after gymnastics and bought a couple of outfits each for the girls, now that the weather is changing. I also picked up that great jacket from the Popstar Academy line for is so cute! My only wish was that I had more Gymbucks than the one I had.

Just wanted to remind everyone to be our fan on Facebook! I keep the page pretty current with current designs and auctions. Next up is a match to Gymbo's holiday casual line!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Current listings with Birdsong Bows!

Just returned from my quilt retreat and vacation! I finished all of the blocks for my younger daughter's quilt, but still have to assemble them into rows and add quilt borders. I'll tackle this once I make headway on my bow orders that were waiting for my return!

I've got three listings going on eBay this week, and one to add Monday night, so tune in for that exciting launch! Currently I've got a bow set to match with Bullfrogs*n*fireflies for the A Magic Kingdom launch -- where a winning bid enters you into a drawing for a free weekend at Disney, and with my*sweet*sunshine. I'm also listing a bow set with caramiababy_boutique for the BowFairies Christmas launch.

I have closed my regular eBay store and will now only sell auction or Buy-It-Now items on eBay. However, my Etsy store and my website will remain open. New items will be added later in the week when I reopen my Etsy store (I'm trying to catch up from vacation before seeking many new orders. I don't like to make customers wait too longn for their bows! :)