BWinks

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

Traverse City, Michigan On Etsy since 2010

BWinks

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

Traverse City, Michigan | 1,914 Sales

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Note from shop owner Because of demand BWinks' is on Vacation-mode for a short bit to get caught up with orders and to give my three babies some extra L♥ve! All current orders will be sent out ON schedule. Please convo if you have any questions or concern. Hope you have a HOOt of a DAY!

Sincerely, Joy Creator of BWinks ;)

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Last updated on Aug 24, 2016

Because of demand BWinks' is on Vacation-mode for a short bit to get caught up with orders and to give my three babies some extra L♥ve! All current orders will be sent out ON schedule. Please convo if you have any questions or concern. Hope you have a HOOt of a DAY!

Sincerely, Joy Creator of BWinks ;)

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About BWinks

Sales 1,914
On Etsy since 2010

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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  • Joy B ;)

    Owner

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

Shop policies

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 and Etsy Credits
Returns 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.
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.
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.