Thursday, April 7, 2011

Hair Bows aren't just for Little Girls

I don't know why having a full time job makes me super productive, I guess because I feel like I have less time to do everything I want to do. I have been making these hair bow bobby pins like crazy and I am in love with how little and delicate they are. I am mostly making them for a wholesale order, but will be putting some in my shop.
(Or, if you want some, you can email me amount and color and I can do a custom order. I have just about every color leather/suede.)
Anyways, I love wearing little bitties in my hair, and these bows are pretty perfect! And they keep my fingers busy. (My house is still a mess though, but honestly, who cares!)
So, today, my second day in the bakery, was part a success and part a nervous wreck. I went into it feeling really nervous again and kind of frustrated. I feel like starting anew job makes you question your abilities and feel like a newbie at stuff you have been doing for years. For example, I have been decorating cakes for a long time. I think I'm pretty capable of basic decorating techniques, but with the other lady staring at me and pulling tool out of my hand (thanks, I already have a Mom...) I get super frustrated. The thing is, I am replacing someone who has been a pastry chef for 25+ years. I have been alive only 25+ years. I am not, and will not be, the last guy. I know he taught her everything she knows, but there is a reason they hired someone new and young. They hired me because of stuff like this:
And YES, I know I need to bring my good camera to work and not my shitty cell phone camera. But seriously, How freaking cute. I love little miniatures, and these chocolate covered strawberry miniature bride and groom make me so happy. I sent this photo to Dougie while we were both at work. I hope he didn't get the wrong idea...right idea...wrong idea. haha!

I'm going to get my fingers busy again while my boy is out skateboarding!!


  1. those strawberries are awesome.

    as are the little bows...

    you've got talent!

  2. If I could eat that picture of strawberries, I would. Good luck with the new job! I hope the transition smooths out.

  3. i really like the bows and the little woodgrain cut out you put them on!! although i have to admit i was kind of expecting a photo of monster wearing them with that blog title ;) hold it down at work girl! i've had similar experiences with training people in coffee... it's like no i get it, you do know something but i'm here to teach you something new... guuh. those strawberries are fun as is the "wrong idea... right idea.. wrong idea" comment haha!! <3 you

  4. I don't even like strawberries and I want to eat those.

  5. love the bows & the strawberries are definitely adorable!

  6. i love the bows, i loveee your creations! what a perfect job for you Beca!!! also, i got my AMAZING new clutch!!! i LOVE it!!! and as you know about the dark clouds my way-- it made my day! absolutely. thank you! i'll send a thank you your way soon ;) xoxoxo

  7. those hair pins are so cute!

  8. thanks and thanks and thanks!

  9. Ohhh, so cute!! LOVE the bows (and their display on the wood card) and the strawberries and accompanying comment are very sweet :) I want the pink & silver hairbows. Trying to decide if I can get away with buying them (I'm still out of work although I am trying very hard to change that!).

  10. OH, PS, wholesale order, yay!!