Friday, September 9, 2011

Imitation is flattery??

Just wanted to address the number one question that I get often…

Q: Can you make this bow/necklace/tutu cheaper??? (while attaching a picture from another boutique)

A: In short – NO!

You may send me a link to a picture of something that you like or are looking for that you don’t currently see on my facebook page/website/zibbet store… but I will NOT try to duplicate it cheaper than the originator. That is just flat out wrong.

What I will do is attempt to create something similar but for my price. If it is cheaper, then good, if not, I’m sorry.

Handmade items take time and some people forget then when they are ordering or buying. You are not buying something off the rack that is made in a factory and is mass produced. Every bow is made to order. I do at times have some items that are ready-to-ship… but most of my orders are custom and made when your order is placed. I try to keep my prices affordable for anyone on any budget while at the same time making enough money to pay myself. This is my business and my job.

I am sure that other boutiques, if they are honest and legit, will tell you the same thing… that undercuts our hard work when you blatantly try to have someone “copy” what we have spent our time creating just to save a few bucks.

With that said, I do welcome and ideas if you know what you are looking for but don’t see it pictured on any of my sites, send me the link to it in an email and like I said, I will try to do something similar, but will NOT flat out copy it! If you want it bad enough, then please buy from the source.

I’m sorry if I have offended anyone by posting this, but I have gotten numerous emails from several different people asking about this. I just want to address it and let you know why I can’t do what you are asking.

Thanks for reading and look forward to working with you soon!

Much Love,

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day!!!

I hope that everyone is enjoying their holiday today! I am – I’m very busy! :)

I am just getting over being sick with something so I am making up for it now by working on a lot of things. I was busy taking pics over the weekend of some new items that I am going to be posting later today (hopefully) and also will be posting some finished orders that I took pics of but never edited to post. Sorry about that.

Like I stated on my FB page, I had planned on doing a big thing for when I reached 400 fans and then I passed that so quick and then 500 came and went… so I gave the 400th fan a gift certificate and am trying to get to the 500th fan. If I don’t hear anything from her today I will move on to the next person after her. I am working on doing a big celebration – just not sure when. I didn’t think I would grow this fast! :) So THANK YOU!!!!

All, I can say is keep referring your friends. If you need to get in touch with me about an order, please use the contact tab. I do not get all notifications instantly so if you really need me, that would be the best way.

That is about all and hope everyone has a safe and happy labor day!

Much Love,

Thursday, September 1, 2011

400 fan celebration - COMING SOON!!!!

Okay guys, thank you so much for all of your support! I would love to welcome all of the new fans from Izzy B. Designs! Please suggest my page to your friends! Also, if you are a follower of this blog, make sure to become a fan on facebook. I am going to have a 400 fan celebration and I am not that far away! I am participating in the giveaway on Izzy's page for September - there is a $25 gift certificate that is up for grabs - you have to like her page and mine as well. Good Luck!!! :)

Also, I just got some great resins to use and will be posting some samples that I will make with them. I only ordered a few of them to see how they sell so if you see something you like and it is sold out, please let me know what you are interested in and I can order more.

Another thing, I will also be posting some samples of custom ribbon that I can do... please know that these ribbons are not for sale as I do not do wholesale, but you can choose the ribbon to be used in a bow. Can't wait to show off all of the things that I have been working on! Please don't hesitate to comment or show some love! Hope to see some of you on facebook! :)

Until then...
Much Love,

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Quick Update...

Regarding copyright issues:

I will NO longer be carrying certain cap images... mainly the sports teams for college and NFL teams. I will be able to make some for your teams but I can NO longer offer cap images with the helmet and logo or just the logo. If you were wanting some of these, please contact me and let me know which team and I will work on something for you. I am starting to roll out the new sports images so you can start to look at those. I am sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

Also, I made a typo in one of my previous posts about the VIP Club... I updated it so you can go back and read it. Thanks again.

Much Love,

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hey Everyone!

Just wanted to let you all know that these posts are scheduled to post every morning (when I have posted) at 8am! So, just wanted you to know that if you see it post, it does not mean that I am always online.

Also, I have added a blog tab to my page on the left… if you click on that, there is a button where you can click to follow my blog as well. Hope to see all of you following me soon.

Another thing, I have gotten a lot of requests about the feather extensions – I am sorry, but I do not carry those. I do not currently have a supplier for them and you have to be a licensed cosmetologist to put them in – according to state law. So, with that said, maybe you can try your local salon for those. I know that Blown Away Salon in Blythewood carries them and puts them in for you. Not sure on the price though. Sorry again!

I do want to remind you to be checking the customer orders page when you order something. I started with new orders as everything else has been shipped or pending pick up/delivery. So, if you are still expecting something from me, please, let me know. Thanks!

Hope you guys have a great day!

Much Love,

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

New Pricing Coming Soon!!!

It's that time again... My new price list is due to come out any day now.

A couple of things that I am going to start is a VIP Club. This is for all of my local customers. If you are local, you will have the choice of certain services. One of which will be color matching by appointment... I will come to your house with my color chart regularly once every season (or when you need) to match ribbon to your child's outfits.

Also, Bow of the Month club... you sign up and pay for however many months you would like to participate and you will get a bow for every month. It will be in the theme of the holiday that will be in each month. When it is your child's birthday they will get a bow for their birthday. You get to choose the style(s).

More on both of these soon!

Also, please, don't forget that I do invitations and more. So, if you have a party coming up, let me know and I can create something great for you! I have some on my page already and more than need to be posted. Thank you so much to those that have ordered and referred others. It makes me so happy to have great customers like you! You guys ROCK!

That's about all for tonight. I hope you all like the new format of me not posting on FB all the time. I just thought it would be easier to only use that for questions, comments, orders, and of course pics!!! So, with that said, good night!

Much Love,

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Long awaited NEW post! :)

Sorry that I have been MIA for a while from here. Been going through a major personal struggle and trying to work out the details (still in progress) with my FB page and my zibbet store and my website. I really need someone that can do all of that for me. Just because I know how to do it, doesn't mean that I have to.

Well, I am excited... I just reached my 300th like yesterday. That person is getting a 30% OFF Gift Certificate. I am really happy with the direction my business is going. I still would love to have so many orders that I had to stop taking orders, but that day will come.... right now, I am just happy to have great customers who are nice, friendly, and above all, loyal.

It really means something when a customer is loyal. Not to say that you can't ever buy bows from someone else but the fact that they always come back for more and refer people is the best. I am working on a new thing that I will be doing called a "Bow of the Month Club". Once I have all the details worked out, I will post more.

Right now, I still have a few orders that I am working on. A couple of Halloween costumes and some back to school stuff. Then I will be starting on my Holiday items. So excited. So if you aren't a fan, check out my page on FB and like it! :) Then suggest it to your friends! Hope you all have a great day!

By the way, the link to my FB page is to the right. Just click on my FB badge! Hope to see more of you soon! Thanks and God Bless!

Much Love,