I Like BOWS!

I do, I really, really like bows!  They look soo cute in my girls hair.   I just wish my littlest one would actually leave them in her hair.  But anyways, I made up a bunch of bows, because I have ribbon on hand, and I figured it was worth a shot to put them on Etsy.  Etsy has some crazy bow competition though and I wasn’t to sure how it would work out.  So on Monday afternoon I finished publishing all my bow listings and on Wednesday morning I got my first order!  She didn’t just want one set of bows, but two!

I really like these “School Uniform” bow sets because they will be soo cute with Macey’s school uniform that she will have to start wearing next month.

I got them all shipped off this morning and then we hit the splash pad to celebrate Mom’s first bow order.  I’m hoping the buyer leaves me nice feedback so I can get more orders.  I think that’s what holds some people back from order is that I’m new and I don’t have any feedback on my profile.  So hopefully once I get a few sold things will pick up and I will be making bows like crazy.

Since bow competition is soo tight on Etsy I need to step up my picture quality.  I spray painted a bajillion lima beans white this afternoon (in the 99 degree heat) to use as a bow back drop.

So which picture do you think is more interesting?  The picture with a bean backdrop?

or the picture with a pink frame?

Help me out because I really have no clue what I’m doing!  If you leave me a comment and tell me what you think I’ll love you forever. I’m just saying. . . .

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10 Responses to I Like BOWS!

  1. Kat says:

    I like the the pictures with the frame best but the ones with the beans are cute too so use a combo of each. Best of luck with your bow buisness!

  2. Kirby Lue says:

    I hate to say this after you put all that work into the beans, but I personally like the frame better.

    • Ten Cow Chick says:

      Thanks for the honesty Kirbs! 🙂

    • Kirby Lue says:

      Also, I forgot to say that I love the bows you have pictured at the end. You made one for Ev that was brown with thin pink ribbon in the middle and it’s my favorite one. You should definitely make sure those are in your etsy shop.

  3. Nikki says:

    I like the frame better. Glad you’re already doing well- I tried selling bows on there once and wasn’t successful.

  4. Tracy says:

    I LOVE the beans backdrop – and I think you’re a genius for thinking of it! I always just end up photographing mine on my back deck, but I’m going to try something similar to the beans now!

    • Ten Cow Chick says:

      Wait – you can’t steal my idea! Just kidding. I checked out your shop and I think the aged wood goes really good with your style of hair pins. But your free to use my bean idea if you want. 🙂

  5. Jessica says:

    I agree…the picture frame! Although the beans are neat for jewelry or bow accessories.

  6. jenifer says:

    I really like the beans. I say go with those. I LOVE all your bows! Keep up the good work 🙂

  7. Julie says:

    I love both the beans and the frame. I agree, use a combination. I have been using some of your tutorials to make bows. I LOVE the butterfly one (well really all!!). I have a 10 month old to start making bows for and a newborn niece.

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