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When I started this business 5 years ago, I was a military wife, who had left teaching, to stay at home with my new baby girl, Adelyn. We didn't find out if we were having a boy or a girl, so she was affectionately referred to as "Bean" until she was born. However, once she arrived, it just sort of stuck. Our Addie Bean was the inspiration behind my bows, so it only seemed fitting I name them after her.

I came across an ancient Japanese technique called Tsumami Kanzashi. Traditionally, the folded flowers were made from small squares of silk and were worn by women as hair ornaments in traditional hairstyles. Using the historic technique, I altered it a bit to make it simpler and more modern, and then voila! I had the perfect bow, or "blossom", as I called it, for Addie.

I became a bit addicted to the craft, which is in my nature. I made Addie LOTS of…

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AddieBeanBlossoms
Addie Bean Blossoms

About

When I started this business 5 years ago, I was a military wife, who had left teaching, to stay at home with my new baby girl, Adelyn. We didn't find out if we were having a boy or a girl, so she was affectionately referred to as "Bean" until she was born. However, once she arrived, it just sort of stuck. Our Addie Bean was the inspiration behind my bows, so it only seemed fitting I name them after her.

I came across an ancient Japanese technique called Tsumami Kanzashi. Traditionally, the folded flowers were made from small squares of silk and were worn by women as hair ornaments in traditional hairstyles. Using the historic technique, I altered it a bit to make it simpler and more modern, and then voila! I had the perfect bow, or "blossom", as I called it, for Addie.

I became a bit addicted to the craft, which is in my nature. I made Addie LOTS of blossoms. Then, somewhere along the line I figured there must be others out there looking for a similar type bow and opened up my Etsy shop. It turns out there were. And not only people looking for their daughters, but also for themselves. That is the great thing about my hair clips. They are truly perfect for all ages. And then came new creations such as mini blossoms, headbands, hats, and most recently, stethoscope id tags and badge reels.

Since opening shop, I've had three more children (Milo, Emery, and Abel) and moved with my wonderful family three times. (And of course, as is military nature... all across the country). However, I've managed to keep my "nap time, bed time" business going and hope to do so for awhile. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have.

Thanks for stopping by!
*Becky*

Check out my webpage with a link to my Facebook page.
www.addiebeanblossoms.com

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