Saturday, 7 February 2009

Bow Lady

"Are you the hair bow lady?" I never thought I would answer yes to a question like that. I am an American Mom residing in the UK. On a visit to grandma's when my daughter was one, I purchased little hair bows to keep her hair out of her eyes (cutting a fringe was out of the question as I was twelve before I was allowed to grow mine out). Back in the UK on our first trip to the shops, people were commenting on the bow and mums were asking where to buy them. A simple plan to buy a few on my next trip home led to an invite to sell at a school fair, more invites followed and Miss Gracie was launched. Now I am "the bow lady".

My career prior to my current one as mum and bow lady, was in retail. Now I had a product and small customer base, I dreamed of a shop. What else should I sell? Toys, books, gorgeous little gifts, tutus, bedding... the opportunities seemed endless. So many lovely things could be sourced for little girls. BUT a shop would mean overhead, business hours... then my clever (IT expert) husband suggested a website. Perfect! I did add products to my range. They sold but nothing ever matched the popularity of the bows so that is where we are today. Just bows! and I love it!
...and that gorgeous little girl in the photo is my Miss Gracie.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Tricia,
    Loved the blog idea and absoulutely love your bows. Keep up with the good work. pui x