I grew up with crafting in my blood. My mother is very crafty and I spent numerous weekends with her at craft sales and tradeshows. She always had something on the go whether it was decorating a cake for someone's birthday or wedding, or arranging flowers into a pretty arrangement, or whatever else she was working on, crafting was always around me. Crafting became my niche and area to relax and put everything behind me for a few hours. As I got older and got busier with school and eventually college for cosmetology and esthetics and working full time, crafting fell to the wayside for awhile.
My husband, Darren, proposed in 2007 and while we were engaged, I was able to use some of my crafting knowledge to hand make our wedding invitations and other wedding decorations. Shortly after being married in 2008 we became pregnant and had our first child, a son, Aidan, in December 2009 and suddenly life changed again. Just when I thought I may have some spare time, I decided to go back to college to take a Medical Administrative Assistant course as this career was better suited for a mother with children, as working as a hairstylist and esthetician required me to give up many weekends and evenings. With my husband working away from home the majority of the time, my schedule was simply not ideal with children and daycare hours.
I had worked full time until the birth of our daughter, Braelyn, in February 2017. We did not find out the gender until her delivery day, and when the doctor said it was a girl, I was ecstatic. I love having a mama's boy, don't get me wrong, but there is also something special about a girl. Instantly the addiction to girly clothes and accessories became real. On my maternity leave, I thought I need to do something crafty, and it had to be girly...but what?!?
Within a few weeks of me pondering this idea, my cousin placed a Facebook post saying she was selling her hairbow business and materials. I thought....hmmm....this would be a great opportunity to try this thing out! I mean, it would be a great hobby to spend my evenings instead of being brainwashed by the TV and Netflix....so, here we have it. I spent many late nights playing, perfecting, trying all the things for our new baby girl. There was one problem....she couldn't possibly need THAT many hairbows! What would I do with them??? Hence the birth of my new little business.....