Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Sweet Little "Bowtique"

Whether you're looking for darling hair bows or cute little clippies, chances are Sprinkles Bowtique has just what you're looking for. And if you can't find just the right bow for your little girl, shop owner Ashley is happy to make something special just for you.

Ashley is part of the new generation of moms who make beautiful clippies for their daughters (see yesterday's post to read about old school, vintage clippies). She started designing clippies when she couldn't find cute, affordable clippies for her own daughter in traditional baby stores. Every time she went out with her daughter, folks would ask her where she got her clippies. When she told them that she made them, they would often ask if she sold them. With the encouragement of friends and family, Sprinkles Bowtique made its debut on Etsy in August 2008.

A lifelong crafter, Ashley can hardly remember a time when she wasn't creating. "My mother designated a special drawer in the house that I fondly called my 'cwaft dwar' (craft drawer)," she remembered. "I have always loved making things and being creative."

Ashley's designs blossom at the kitchen table, where she spends her time turning her stash of ribbons, buttons, maribou and crystals into sweet little bows and clippies. "I rarely make the same design twice," Ashley said. "because I get a new idea every time I make one. The possibilities are endless!"

I encourage you to drop by Sprinkles Bowtique and see for yourself the lovely items Ashley creates for little girls. Ashley is a fellow member of the EtsyMom Street Team and she just made her first sale yesterday. Congratulations, Ashley!

1 comment:

  1. What a great feature! Thanks for introducing me to her shop!

    Happy Birthday to you, too! Yeah for Sept.30th!!!

    -10oneworld on etsy