Friday, March 20, 2009

Closing Up Shop

Ella-Bear Bowtique is taking a break from Etsy. Due to my husband's job with the Marine Corps I'm taking a small break away from creating to spend important time with my family.
I am not closing up my Etsy shop for good, just through the summer. Ella-Bear Bowtique on Etsy will be back in full force come September!

You can still find my creations on America's Handmade Homefront on Hyena cart.

Thank you to all my loyal customers for all of your kind words of support.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Spring Tulips

Spring is just around the corner and I'm currently stocking some of what is in store for Ella-Bear Bowtique this upcoming season.

I had a lot of fun making this piece. I always enjoy making novelty clips. Taking the time to figure out the best way to assemble and what designs work best and which ones don't. What will hold up best to wear and tear and ones that won't. I never use tutorials and work solely by trail and error. I think it's more fun that way.

Right now I have the pink tulip in my Etsy shop but also have the tulip clip available in yellow and red to stock in the near future.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Daddy Bear

Anyone who reads my blog or knows who I am knows that my husband is an active duty marine. What that means for my family is that sometimes he is gone for long periods of time where myself and my children do not have access to him physically, via phone, email or letter. These times can be very hard on military families especially when young children who do not understand that daddy has training missions he has to do and that is why he can't kiss them before bed each night.

To ease some of this pain for my children I decided I would purchase a special gift to come in the mail that would be from their father.
I decided to head over to Camillam's Bears and More Etsy shop and finally buy one of her amazing bears I've been drooling over.

This adorable "Semper Fi Bear" as it is so aptly named was the perfect fit. Not only would it be a special gift from their daddy but it is wearing something they directly associate with their father which is the charlie uniform.

When the bear arrived yesterday I was so excited for them to open it. When they did they were so excited to see their new bear. They were hugging and kissing him. Then I told them that it was a special daddy bear that daddy put all his kisses in so that every time they kissed the bear they were receiving a kiss from their daddy. They suddenly became very attached to the bear taking turns, reluctantly, playing with it. The daddy bear gave them each a kiss good night and they agreed to take turns sleeping with it.

Outside of the fact that this is by far the best teddy bear I have ever purchased as far as quality, attention to detail and excellent customer service goes it also gave me back my sanity.
Instead of taking me over an hour to put the kids to bed it took me all but 15 minutes to get them into bed with the daddy bear. For them it gives them a comfort that my words letting them know that their daddy loves and misses them couldn't do.

So Thank you Camillam's Bears and More. Thank you for an excellent product that exceeds all others, thank you for helping comfort my children with such a special bear and thank you for giving me back my evening!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ella-Bear Bowtique is Moving!

The Marine Corps has handed down orders to my husband for a new duty station. We are excited as a family to have the opportunity to move to new and different places to experience what different parts of this great country has to offer.

I will be taking some time off from my Etsy shop and my Hyena Cart shop on America’s Handmade Homefront to prepare for our move.
That means I’ll be closing up shop briefly. Or in my case, packing up shop briefly. Both my shops on Etsy and America’s Handmade Homefront will close up on November 21st 2008.
This is no way means that I am not coming back! I just need some time to pack up our household, drive it to our new duty station and unpack it all and start to settle in to our new surroundings. We should be unpacked and settled by December 10th, just in time for America’s Handmade Homefront’s December 15th stocking. In the mean time you can check out my blog at
Ella-Bear Bowtique on Blogger for updates on our move and sneak peaks at upcoming products.

Be sure to catch America’s Handmade Homefront’s December 15th stocking for great new items and fantastic re-opening discounts from Ella-Bear Bowtique.

Thank you to all my wonderful customers for your kind words and support with my move. I’ll be very happy to be settled and to get back to work creating more fun and beautiful items for you in December!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Birthday Celebration Sale!

Today is my husband's birthday! Happy birthday honey!!!

In celebration of his brithday I am offering FREE shipping on any order of hair accessories in my Etsy shop and in my Hyena Cart shop. Just wait for a revised invoice before making payment.

Even Marines like to feel like a princess ;)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Jewelry by Jems By J and Company

The Etsy JET team was having a really fun scavenger hunt recently that I choose to partake in. It was a lot of fun and all the shops were so beautiful to look through. The JET team has enormous talent!

I was lucky enough to win one of their scavenger hunts and was contacted by Jems By J and Company who allowed me to pick any item for $20 or less in their store. How generous!

It proved hard to choose any one item. Jems By J and Company is truly talented. In the end I choose a sea glass necklace. The photo didn't do this necklace justice. It's absolutely gorgeous.

Another necklace that I thought was absolutely stunning by Jems By J and Company was this "Watching Over the Bird's Nest" necklace.

Jems By J and Company has a shop full of amazing items to choose from. The prices are fantastic, the shipping time was fast, my item was packaged immaculately and the seller was a delight.

Stop by their shop and check out all their lovely pieces. You are sure to find a favorite.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Let's Pretend!

Now that my daughter is 3 years old she is VERY into playing dress up and pretend. I found a great shop here on Etsy that has all the essentials for the girly girl that likes to play pretend.

Chic Baby Rose has a large variety of beautiful items perfect for your little princess.

This adorable pettiskirt is my favorite! It is done so gorgeously and would make any little girl feel extra special.

What little girl doesn't love to throw tea parties? The perfect toy for playing in her kitchen or throwing her friends a tea party fit for a princess are these adorable wooden cupcakes.

Lastly, what princess is completely without her crown? This will top off any pretend outfit she decides to wear.

I absolutely LOVE this shop and can't wait to snag some items for my daughter for the holidays.