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!