AnnesRibbonGarden

Handmade Deluxe Hairbows, Tutu and Wood Letter Bow Holders, Bottle Cap Jewelry

Gonzales, Louisiana · 34 Sales

AnnesRibbonGarden

Handmade Deluxe Hairbows, Tutu and Wood Letter Bow Holders, Bottle Cap Jewelry

Gonzales, Louisiana 34 Sales On Etsy since 2013

0 out of 5 stars
(13)

Announcement   Happy Holidays!!

**New!!!  Every order ships with a FREE SURPRISE GIFT!!!"  We have been doing this a while, but we just decided to make it a standard procedure. **

**New!!!  As of now, we are updating how we handle our charitable donations. Since we haven't made a large number of sales to balance our profit/loss numbers, we have decided that the sales of any of our items containing Autism Speaks Puzzle Ribbon or other materials will have the entire proceeds contributed to The Autism Speaks Foundation. You can learn about the organization at www.autismspeaks.org.  Optionally, you can request that 20% of your purchase of any other item be donated to either autismspeaks.org or to The Ascension Fund (the local charity will have supported over the past year). We hope in this way, to continue our charitable giving while our shop builds a more stable revenue base. **

**Hair Bows**Bow Head Bands**Pony-O's**Wooden Letter and Tutu Hair Bow Holders**Bottlecap Notions, Bow Toppers, and Jewelry**Crochet Mug Warmers**Paracord Bracelets and Lanyards**Handmade Lace (tatting)**Seasonal and Home Door Wreaths*

Other Items Coming Soon:
*Knitted hats,Fingerless Gloves, Neck Cowls, Shawls or Shoulder Wraps, Cute Bags, Electronic Device Covers, and Other Nifty Items**Natural Organic Body Products**Natural Organic Scented Wax Melts and Other Aromatherapy Items**Resin Jewelry**Polymer Clay Jewelry*

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Announcement

Happy Holidays!!

**New!!!  Every order ships with a FREE SURPRISE GIFT!!!"  We have been doing this a while, but we just decided to make it a standard procedure. **

**New!!!  As of now, we are updating how we handle our charitable donations. Since we haven't made a large number of sales to balance our profit/loss numbers, we have decided that the sales of any of our items containing Autism Speaks Puzzle Ribbon or other materials will have the entire proceeds contributed to The Autism Speaks Foundation. You can learn about the organization at www.autismspeaks.org.  Optionally, you can request that 20% of your purchase of any other item be donated to either autismspeaks.org or to The Ascension Fund (the local charity will have supported over the past year). We hope in this way, to continue our charitable giving while our shop builds a more stable revenue base. **

**Hair Bows**Bow Head Bands**Pony-O's**Wooden Letter and Tutu Hair Bow Holders**Bottlecap Notions, Bow Toppers, and Jewelry**Crochet Mug Warmers**Paracord Bracelets and Lanyards**Handmade Lace (tatting)**Seasonal and Home Door Wreaths*

Other Items Coming Soon:
*Knitted hats,Fingerless Gloves, Neck Cowls, Shawls or Shoulder Wraps, Cute Bags, Electronic Device Covers, and Other Nifty Items**Natural Organic Body Products**Natural Organic Scented Wax Melts and Other Aromatherapy Items**Resin Jewelry**Polymer Clay Jewelry*

Like our Facebook page for Giveaway Contests, Coupons, and to stay updated on all products and events.

Chrys Albarado

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Chrys Albarado

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Vera Kendall

Vera Kendall on Mar 18, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

I just love this bow holder. I wish I could have gotten a picture of my daughter's face when I opened the box and started unwrapping the holder the look was just priceless. You did a excellent job we both just love 😍 it. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone.

Vera Kendall

Vera Kendall on Feb 19, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Love Love the bow holder and the bows you did a excellent job. It was so worth the wait. My little girl just loves it. I am gonna tell all my friends with little girls about you.

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About

A mom and her children use their crafty designs to pay for college and make a difference in the world at the same time.

Mom, disabled, began making her daughters beloved hair bows to save money. Friends said mom was good at it and should sell them. Mom deliberated. Mom had always wanted to do something to make a positive impact on the world. But, becoming disabled had pretty well scrapped all of her plans. After discovering she actually liked making bows and that they were pretty easy for her, mom decided to sell the bows for charity. But, she also wanted to be there for her children and provide them with valuable experiences to improves their chances at adult success. But, what kid wants to work for free???

For Marlyanne, the answer was simple. She gets her choice of every five non custom hair bows created. In addition, we named the shop after her (she's the only girl, so no objections were raised), and she got business cards and permission to tell everyone she meets that her mom sells hair bows. She was tickled pink!!

For the boys, the reward is college savings, and smaller chores requirements. They also get to choose HOW they are involved in the business so long as it's a real time investment and educational for them. Marlyanne gets college savings, too, of course.

For Reese, well, we don't know what he gets yet as he has not made any demands to date. He did request a steady diet of wooden clothes pins, but it was unanimously determined that this would not be a beneficial reward for his hard work and patience. We are strongly considering vaccinations and neutering. He is not find of the idea, but democracy, you know. Also being considered is a unending supply of beggin' strips and knuckle bones.

Dad gets additional time on the xbox, a less bored wife, and well, supposedly a more cooperative family, but all that is probably still debatable. Losing the expense of buying hair bows from someone else, as well as a semi-monthly bag of Reese's peanut butter cups seem to keep him sufficiently appeased.

Amy gets half off all products for all of her support and someone to hang out with.

What do I get? Well, I get to give all of the above, plus feel like less of a useless person and more like a contributing member of society. I get to do things I like and be creative and shop for supplies. I get to be closer to my children, play with my dog, visit my friend, save money for my children, provide bows for my daughter, and contribute to a worthy cause.

All of this is really nothing to sneer at. And maybe one day, this will mean that I don't have to live on disability anymore.

Our pricing and financial structure is to be updated annually, in order to provide opportunity for real success to be capitalized upon, but we will ALWAYS donate a portion of our proceeds to charity and we will always be saving money for college, if not for these three children then for our future grandchildren, etc.

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  • Chrys Albarado

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator, Executive Executer Of Company Efforts

    Hi. I'm Chrys, the mom. At this moment in time, I am running the show. But, that's just until the children learn enough to take over parts they want to handle. Till then, their ideas are handled democratically. We learn about politics, too. Neato!!

  • D. Albarado - oldest

    Maker, Finance, Web Management, Inventory, Product Production

    He is interested in managing the company's finances, design and management of of web presence, handling out inventory, and actually making the products. His excellent computer skills and eye for attractive design suit him well for these task.

  • A. Albarado

    Designer, Mechanics, Invention, Production Streamline, And Process Engineer

    He thinks outside the box. With truly brilliant ideas, he is capable of determining how things are made, designing items to make work flow better or faster, whe maintaining or improving quality. As the business grows, we'll rely on him heavily.

  • Marlyanne

    Design Approval, Quality Assurance, Promotional Marketing, Model/Spokesperson

    Meet the face of the company. She says "love it or hate it" to each bow. She wears some of the products to ensure they can handle a day in her life. She advertises and models. She is compensated in hairbows. Her looks and outgoing personality ROCK!!

  • Reese

    Security, Access Control, Janitorial Supervisor, Health And Nutrition Specialist

    He alerts us to deliveries and visitors. He ensures we keep our shop tidy (by eating everything left where he can get it). He ensures we get exercise and take appropriate breaks from work for food and preventing stiff joints. He relieves stress.

  • Anthony Albarado

    Financial Contributor, Business Advisor, Human Resources, Performance Evaluator, Silent Partner

    The dad. He is my support through all of this. He handles the family expenses, separate from the company, provides discipline and appropriate guidance to employees, promotes democratic policies, ensures success is measured and supports our efforts.

  • Amy W.

    Economic Specialist, Vendor Relationship Developer, Advertising Development, Marketing Research, New Product Advisor, Laughter Specialist

    While not a household member, she is vital to our team. She looks for new products to use, reaches potential vendors, delivers info on current marketing strategies, assists with pricing and provides extensive healing laughter, & emotional support.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 20, 2014
Welcome to ANNE'S RIBBON GARDEN!!!

Here, you will find extravagant Hair Bows for your ruff and tumble girl (or yourself).

We believe that being beautiful comes from the inside.

We DON'T believe beauty should restrain us from climbing trees or rocking with our garage band.

We also believe that feeling beautiful sometimes comes from taking good care of yourself and even wearing something special.

There is no such thing as TOO pretty.

So, take your beauty and make it even more luscious and flamboyant than before.

Remember, when someone compliments your Hair bow, respond with a smile and a "Thank you" and know that a bow is just decoration for a beautiful soul. Oh, and don't forget to tell them where you got it.

Here at ANNE'S RIBBON GARDEN, we have some values that we work to instill in our everyday lives:

HARD WORK
CREATIVITY
HONESTY
RESPECT
WILLINGNESS TO LEARN
FRUGALITY
INTEGRITY
COURTESY
QUALITY
TRANSPARENCY
ETHICS
CHARITY
KINDNESS

These values are important to us, us being myself, my children, and my husband.

I created this venture to fill my time while my children are in school. I can only clean so much, right?

I started making bows for ANNE, realized in order to do so cheaply, I had to buy more ribbon than I need for each bow. So, I decided to sell bows made from the leftover materials.

Then, my children wanted to help. So, we struck a deal. They help out in exchange for contributions to their college savings accounts. In addition, I saw the opportunity to teach them more about giving to others and doing their part in the world and to teach them a little about economics and business.

My daughter insisted we name the shop for her, since she is the one who wears bows and she would give me free advertising. She loves posing for photos. (And pretending to give me raises, everytime I make a winning bow. I'm making like, a million doars an hour now. **wink wink**

The children have (unanimously) decided to donate 1/3 of our sales to the Ascension Fund for the next full calendar year.

The organization provides grants to teachers to do amazing things in our schools right here in Ascension Parish, where the children attend school. This is going to give them the opportunity to see a more direct impact from their donations than donating elsewhere might. It's a great place to start, in my opinion.

I know that just last year, my son's band room received one of the grants for some axing new technology. This is stuff the kids now use everyday.

We have contacted the Ascension Fund and are now ready to move forward. We will be promoting the organization as well in order to bring some attention their way. We are very excited to be able to be a part if out community in such a valuable way.

Get more information @ http://www.ascensionfund.com/
Or find them on Facebook!!

Most of all, buy a bow or two. :)

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Payment
All items MUST be paid prior to shipping.
ALL custom items MUST be paid prior to purchase of special materials or creation.
All payments must be made through ETSY.
Shipping
COMBINING ORDERS

If ordering multiple items, please contact me before paying for your item!!!
I will be happy to combine shipping in order to get you the best price possible, as long as it will not crush your product. But, you must contact me first.
Let me know which items you will be purchasing and i will create a new listing containing the items together. This will allow you to pay once.

This might be the complicated way to do it, but it will work until I figure out the easier way.
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SHIPPING COSTS/INCLUDED FEATURES

When you see the shipping cost on each item, you will see the cheapest shipping price available. Depending on what shipping options are available for the size of the package, this will either be First Class, or Standard Mail. First Class Mail arrives in four business days. Standard Mail arrives in 7 business days.

If you let me know, I can upgrade shipping to Priority for 3 day shipping or Express for 2 day shipping. But, you MUST LET ME KNOW.
Otherwise, all items will ship at the lowest possible cost.

I will always ship online I order to provide the cheapest rate to the customer, insure items up to $50, and provide you a tracking number.

Typical Shipping Charges
Item First Class Standard Priority Express
4 Days 7 Days 3 Days 2 Days
Coffee Cup Cozy 2.03 6.95 31.20
Paracord Bracelet 2.03 6.95 31.20
Small Hair Clip (Including Disney) 2.03 6.95 31.20
Bottlecaps Notions 2.03 6.95 31.20
Wreath 9.64 9.99 40.15
Hairbow 4.12 6.73 6.95 36.60
Headband 4.12 6.73 6.95 36.60
Wooden Initial Bow Holder 4.12 6.73 6.95 36.60
Tutu Bow Holder 9.64 9.99 40.15
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PROCESSING/PURCHASE CREATION

Ready made bows - will need to have the choice of fastener you choose at purchasing attached prior to shipping. This takes very little time. All orders made before Noon on Monday thru Saturday will ship at 1-2 pm that day. Orders placed Sunday will ship on Monday at 1-2 pm.

Custom made bows - will first need to be made. Depending on the detail, design, and intricacy of the bow, if I have all of the necessary materials, it can take up to 3 days to make your order.

If I have to purchase special items, it may take longer, depending on where I have to get those items. I can probably find everything locally, as we have a plethora of crafts stores in my area. Occasionally, I might need to order off the internet. Therefore, processing time will depend on the supplier and how much you are willing to pay for them to rush ship your item.
Refunds and Exchanges
If you are not satisfied with your purchase, we will certainly do our best to address the problem and make it right. My bows are designed with the roughest little princess in mind. Every one is hand stitched with strong quadrupled threaded embroidery thread and hot glued together so that they hold their shape for a very long time. Maybe they will even last long enough to pass down to generations. Imagine, a Hairbow you buy today could one day be a vintage look.

I do a great deal of tugging and pulling both during creation and shaping and finishing to ensure the bow is good and sturdy.

Some things to consider when assessing the quality of your purchase.

-- is the bow looking misshapen or crushed or just not sitting how you would like? Try misting with some water, holding it in the shape you would like and blow drying with LOW heat. LOW heat is important here due to the following note.

-- If your bow gets left in the heat, such as in the car, the hot glue may got hot again. Should this cause the bow to become unattached, you can try to reglue it. Hot glue is best. But, really, super glue or something like that should hold it, or any kind of fabric glue. I doubt Elmer's glue would work at all. Especially in the case of a bow stacked more than two layers high, sometimes over heating may cause the bow layers to slide. I suggest warming them with direct heat from a blow dryer and repositioning them. This won't work though if they come completely unstuck.

- In all cases, you should take care of your bows. They shouldn't be thrown into drawers or toyboxes, left outside or in the car, or in sheltered in the pouring rain. However, Anne has done ALL of the above with her store bought bows and I have learned how to repair them. I design my bows to withstand her abuse!!!! Learning from the flaws in bows I have spend ungodly amounts of money on, I have put all of my best into your bows.

If something happens to your bow, DO NOT TOSS IT UNTIL YOU CONTACT ME!!! I will be more than happy to help you try to save it. The only thing I have been unable to do so far is remove ground in mud from a mostly white bow.

If you are unhappy with the look of your bow, as in ribbon, style, color, size, it is unlikely I will refund or replace the item since I put very true to life colored photos in many different angles with detailed descriptions up in the listings.

What you see is what you get. As for custom bows, you will receive photos prior to shipping for your approval. If you don't like it, I will happily remake it or create an entirely new item. I can always sell the first try to someone else.

There are exceptions to every rule, of course. I could see remaking a bow for someone's wedding for instance. But, please make sure to look closely at photos and ask questions before purchasing ready made bows or accepting approval for custom made items.

Thank you for understanding.
Additional policies and FAQs
We believe in transparency. It is important to our mission that the consumer be aware of where the money they spend in our shop goes.
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Proceeds from every sale are divvied in the following manner.

Item Cost - Shipping - Listing Fee - Minus Etsy Percentage Fee = Remainder

Remainder/3 = Return to shop operations
Remainder/3 = Given to my children's College Funds
Remainder/3 = To Be Donated to The Ascension Fund.