BWinks

modern, fun, funky, super-cute and distinctly original

Michigan, United States · 1914 Sales

BWinks

modern, fun, funky, super-cute and distinctly original

Michigan, United States 1914 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(626)
Shop owner

Joy

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Announcement   Beauty is in the Details
All items are created and sewn by me Joy B
BWinks offers high-end, Whimsical Inspired, quality heirloom Gifts
BWinks is the modern teddy, fun, funky, super-cute and distinctly original!

♥♥ All current orders will have a 1-2 week creation period unless the item is listed as "READY TO SHIP" (Ready to ship items will ship with-in 2-3 days)

♥If you need your owl sooner please convo and I'll see if I can accommodate. Thanks for your understanding

Should you have specific questions or concerns, please convo.☺
Thank you - ♥Joy

** Because of demand I currently have a 1-2 week creation period.**

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Announcement
Last updated on Apr 12, 2016

Beauty is in the Details
All items are created and sewn by me Joy B
BWinks offers high-end, Whimsical Inspired, quality heirloom Gifts
BWinks is the modern teddy, fun, funky, super-cute and distinctly original!

♥♥ All current orders will have a 1-2 week creation period unless the item is listed as "READY TO SHIP" (Ready to ship items will ship with-in 2-3 days)

♥If you need your owl sooner please convo and I'll see if I can accommodate. Thanks for your understanding

Should you have specific questions or concerns, please convo.☺
Thank you - ♥Joy

** Because of demand I currently have a 1-2 week creation period.**

Become a Friend on Facebook and keep updated with BWinks' news http://www.facebook.com/BWinks.page

Twitter is fun.. Right? :)
http://twitter.com/BWinks36

Joy

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Joy

BWinks Tooth Fairy Pillow with fabric envelope
US$22.00
Add a fabric Envelope EP401
US$4.00
BWinks stuffed Bunny toy.- a Perfect Friend
US$38.00
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(626)
waffles1089

waffles1089 on Jul 9, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Shipped spot on time-wise, and made a new family very happy. The adults named it Bubo for the Harryhousen owl. We'll see what the baby comes up with down the road. Well-crafted (as far as I can tell). Came out exactly like the picture.

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About

Often imitated but never duplicated in style, fabric design or craftsmanship, BWinks’ are modern, fun, funky, super-cute and distinctly original!

I design, create and produce handmade Whimsical Creations, in particular BWinks’ owls.

Each friend is created with detail, passion, Joy and love. Your BWinks' will be a lifetime cherished gift, a heirloom.

The Beginning:
I have always found my self looking at items and saying, “I could do that”. Although I have no educational background in design, nor did I even know how to sew.

In 2006 I bought my sewing machine at a garage sale for 50$, and it was placed in storage for years. Then when my first born was one, I began tinkering with handmade crafts to dress my little princess up. The time had come to pull my garage sale find out of storage.

So I looked at my machine with absolutely no idea how to use it, but was very excited to try. I read the worn manual, but that didn’t help to much, so what is a girl to do? I went straight to the internet and found a Youtube video, “how to thread a sewing machine”.

After a year of trial and error, I sat down during my daughters (yes plural) nap to create something wonderful. I drew, I cut and then I sewed and created my first BWinks’ owl. It was a primitive version from what they are today.


The Joys:
The best part is the sense of accomplishment and pride I have in creating a successful home business opportunity for me and my family. I love that I can stay at home with my three beautiful children (ages 4 ½ years, nearly 3 year old and 10 months(updated: June 2012)) and help provide income for my family. I love to hear the feedback from my customers, on the joy that my creations bring to others.


The hardest part:
Finding the perfect Balance Between BWinks and Family

Perks:
I get to do what I love.... Create! I control my own destiny.
One of my favorite saying, "Nothing changes as easily as the future" ~unknown (maybe me).


A typical day on the
I try to do most of BWinks’ business while my kids are napping or after their bed time. Sometime I need to remind myself that I created BWinks, so I would be at home and engaging with my children. Very early into BWinks, I learned this was not going to be just my hobby. I think I recruited my husband within two weeks of posting my first owls on Etsy. He handles most of the accounting and fabric cutting and sometimes I can entice him to work outside of his comfort zone. In the beginning I produced one owl at a time, from start to finish, now we have more of a production line.
Each owl takes 2 ½ hour form first cut to packing.


Education/experience:
Bachelors in Elementary Education, graduate of CMU
Self taught in design and creations



When did I start:
March 18 2010. However my Big plans started in early 2010. I didn’t know how, I didn’t know exactly what, but I knew I was determined to find my niche.


How many hours week I work:
It varies. On average I would say 25-35 hrs, depending on demand.

Family life:
I am married to the most wonderful man, in July 2006. Andrew and I have two beautiful girls, Vada Renae and Josephine Anne and a handsome baby boy, Malcolm. Our family is my first dream come true. We are truly blessed.


How do I handle daycare:
BWinks was created so I could be home with my children. Although we do have the love and support in our extended families.

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    Nothing changes as easily as the future. Live life. Mama, Wife, Create, Laugh and Cherish . That is my life in short.

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Last updated on December 17, 2015
Beauty is in the Details ;)

Welcome to BWinks were you are sure to find uniquely designed handmade treasures. Designed and Created by me, Joy.

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Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
BWinks accepts PayPal and Etsy direct payment
Shipping
♥ All current orders have a 1 week creation period unless the item is listed as "READY TO SHIP" (Ready to ship items will ship with-in 2-3 days)

♥If you need your owl sooner please convo and I'll see if I can accommodate. Thanks for your understanding

Should you have specific questions or concerns, please convo.☺
- ♥Joy

♦♦♦Owls and Friends♦♦♦
♥All owls are currently "made to order" and will have a 1 week creation period unless the item is listed as "READY TO SHIP" (Ready to ship items and Prints will ship with-in 2-3 days)Thank you for your understanding.

*****Customs may take up to 20 days for completion.*****

♥If you need your owl sooner please convo and I'll see if I can accommodate. Thanks for your understanding

♥All United States owl orders will be sent 2-3 day priority mail.

♥All international owl orders will be sent first class mail and delivery time will vary by location.

♥Ready to Ship owl items: Please allow 2 days for order processing after payment has been received. These will be marked READY to Ship in item description.

Thanks again and I can't wait for you to get your delivery!

♥International Priority and US Express upgrades are available for an additional charge.

♥If you have specific requests or needs, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate.
Refunds and Exchanges
I want you to be happy with your purchase. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns, including refunds and exchanges.
Additional policies and FAQs
♥♥♥If you do not see exactly what you are looking for, please convo me for a custom listing to fit your needs.