Thursday, October 13, 2011

Re-opening my shop soon... here's my first giveaway!

It's been a few years since I've updated this blog... 
I can't believe I'm about to make a comeback!
My etsy shop, Sugar On Top Boutique, will be re-opening soon, and I'll be offering 
headbands, nursing shawls, baby graduation outfits and more.

To kick it all off, I'm giving away a nursing shawl, via my craft blog's first blogiversary bash.
Head HERE to enter!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

i don't know

i really don't know if i'll ever resume selling bows on the internet. it was a lot of work! anyway, about this blog,  i'm sure no one in this world really cares if i update it or not.  i was never too committed to it in the first place.  but i think i'll let it linger a little longer, somewhere in cyberspace.  just because.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Ballet Bows

The first day of ballet definitely requires a special bow!

Nope, not back in business, yet. I've decided to work on making a large inventory before I start selling again. It could be a while before my Etsy shop is back in business. But, still making gobs of bows for the little ones!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Our mother's day dessert.

I am still alive.
Just wanted you to know.
I have not reopened my Etsy shop.
But I have been enjoying my children.
Bows can wait.
Little hands and feet cannot.
Stay tuned...
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Monday, April 20, 2009

Etsy Shop Goes on Vacation

I had an idea. (sell bows)

I gave it a name. (Sugar On Top Boutique)

I put it to the test. (Etsy)

I had a great time.

I heard about a law. (CPSIA)

I couldn't sleep.

I put my shop on "vacation mode."

But not because I am in the Bahamas.

Now we wait.

Until I am sure my supplies comply with the law.

The future of this BLOG?

Stay tuned.


My baby ballerina. A perfect little sou-sous.

Friday, April 17, 2009

The Social Business Concept in Action-- Charity Auction

I'm participating in a small way...

All proceeds of this auction will go to Mom It Forward.

"The Secret is in the Sauce" is hosting this amazing event.
(Scroll almost all the way to the bottom to see my item in the auction. You can leave a comment there if you'd like to bid! It's not much, but I'm donating a custom-made hair bow of the winner's choice, and the Disney DVD, "101 Dalmations" ).

I was first introduced to the idea of social businesses by my brother-in-law last summer. I am very intrigued by this concept. "A social business aims to be financially self-sufficient, if not profitable, in its pursuit of a social, ethical or environmental goal." Basically, they are founded upon the theory of using financial, networking, and many other resources to empower other people for the good of humanity. Where profits are made, they are used to stimulate small businesses in needy places, from my understanding.

Here is a social business I'd like to introduce you to:

PS- This is really bad timing, seeing as I'll probably have more traffic here than usual, but I just put my Etsy shop on vacation mode for a while. I'm sorry you won't be able to view the bows in my shop, but this blog will still be active, so check in periodically, and I'll let you know when my shop returns!
(There's this new law that is consuming my every thought, and it's really strict about lead levels. I feel it's my duty to make sure all my products are compliant with it before I am willing to sell anymore).
To the person who wins the custom hair bow- I'm buying some new supplies that are certified with all the new laws, so rest assured! We'll be in touch!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Lifted to a more whimisical look"

I found this hilarious article on, "About Hair Bows"... So, here's your history lesson for today.

Did you know...

Ancient peoples adorned their hair with bits of bone or sticks as a way to symbolize a strong leader, singling him out as the superior. Cultures that followed continued the custom of decorating hair with a variety of objects to look attractive. (Moms, a great way to teach your child leadership, LOL).

The hair bow styles of the early 1900s were hugely oversized bows, usually decorating the heads of little girls, often taking up an entire side of their face. (That's funny)

A hair bow has two main functions: adding beauty, color and style to a hairstyle, and covering up a plain elastic band that is holding the hair in place. (No, really)?

Without the hair bow, a child's hairstyle can look functional and serious. With the use of a hair bow, a child's hairstyle is lifted to a more whimsical look. (A look we're all after).

Even the most stubborn child likes to feel beautiful and special, and sometimes a little bow made of ribbon can achieve that affect. (If my child is that stubborn, she probably won't hold still to have a bow put in her hair).

To see the entire article, click here. To learn how to buy a draft horse, click here. To learn how to clip an awake baby's fingernails, click here. Or to learn how to marry a film producer, click here.