AbraBOWdana

Orland Park, Illinois · 184 Sales

AbraBOWdana

Orland Park, Illinois 184 Sales On Etsy since 2012

0 out of 5 stars
(78)

Announcement   Hello and welcome to the coolest shop this side of ETSY!!! If you don't see something you like or need just messgage me for a custom order!!

Announcement

Hello and welcome to the coolest shop this side of ETSY!!! If you don't see something you like or need just messgage me for a custom order!!

DANA STORINO

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DANA STORINO

Reviews

No reviews in the last year

Anonymous on Feb 7, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Cute

Anonymous on Feb 2, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Awesome bows and headband!!!!! We love Abrabowdana!!!

Anonymous on Jan 24, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Super cute and great prices!!

Anonymous on Jan 24, 2013

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful items! You are so talented, can't wait to buy more!!

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About

Every cloud has a silver lining

As a mom of three, one being a newborn it was pretty insane when I woke up to my husband having a Grand Mal siezure in bed right next to me. My last child was 2 months old and I was just getting adjusted to having three kids instead of two. My whole world was turned upside down in seconds. My husband couldn't work anymore because state law forbids using power tools, driving and climbing ladders for 6 months after having a seizure.

My husband who is an amazing HVAC tech was unable to work and was struggling to find a medicine that could control his seizures. He had seizures before but he hadn't had one in 15 years. On top of everything I had a newborn and my husband couldn't be alone with the kids while he was adjusting to medications so I couldn't work either. I had never felt so helpless in my entire life. So I decided to do something about it. I had always wanted to make bows. I was obsessed with buying them on ETSY for my daughter and I admired how talented the shop owners were. I have never been "crafty" myself, but making them always intrigued me. I guess all I needed was a little "push"....well, I got a shove. So here I am three months later making all sorts of creations!!! Making the bows helped me get through some tough times. At night after the kids would go to bed I would sit up and work. It helped take the focus off of all of the negative things going on and made me focus on my creativity. It even helped my husband. He loves helping me with measurements and different techniques. Amazingly he was able to incorporate some of his HVAC skills into my work.

I love seeing a finished piece and even critiquing my own work. I can be really hard on myself but I think that is my motivation. I try to out do myself. I love seeing feedback from my customers praising my work and even getting repeat customers. I also love knowing that my creations are little pieces of art that people all over can wear and enjoy everyday. Its like art that moves! I don't know if I would have ever actually made bows if it wasn't for the events that occurred. I wish things could be different for my family but I can't change what is. All I can do is accept what has been delt to me and try to make the best out of everyday and every situation. I guess every cloud does have a silver lining and this is proof.

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Shop members

  • Dana Storino

    Owner

    My name is Dana Storino and Im a wife and mother of three beautiful children!!!

Shop policies

Last updated on June 19, 2012
Welcome to my shop!!! It's the cure for the average bow!

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Shipping
I charge at least 3.00 for shipping because I get a shipping confirmation and tracking number. If you want a shipping upgrade please note that in your order and I will put an additional charge in.
Refunds and Exchanges
No returns or exchanges!!!