Public Debut times two for Georgia Dragonfly

It’s finally time to take this little project of mine out into the public and I couldn’t be more excited.  Thanks to my mother Georgia Dragonfly products will be in 2 cities today!  Custom sets of elastic hair ties, headbands and bows, in school colors, are available at the St. James Catholic School fall festival today in Savannah.

St. James Custom Sets

St. James Custom Sets

As for me here in Kennesaw, I’ll be live, in person, at  Howl in the Park at Pitner Road Dog Park.  I figured I’d small to test my set up & see how it goes.  Preparing for Howl in the Park has been a big change, yet fun.  I mainly produce on demand when orders are placed, since everything is custom & made the way you want it, but for this I had to start making a bunch of samples, to have product to show off & sell.  Wow what an undertaking!  My wonderful husband Kyle has been there helping me all week cracking his slave labor & union labor jokes.  As I told him “this ain’t no union shop, we don’t get breaks!”  Here are some photos of everything starting to come together.  I will add more later, once all is set up at the park.  Please come out & join us from 11 -3!  There will be a doggie costume contest, free fudge to the first 25 people who buy a BBQ plate, door prizes, silent auction items & fun for the kids.  I will be auctioning off a dog water bottle filled with a sampling of my elastic hair ties, headbands & hair bows.  Hope to see you there!

How a 7 Year Old Changed Me

I cannot tell a lie, I was not fond of making the hair bows I had advertised last week.  I saw them, wanted to try making them, put it on Facebook & BOOM! an old school friend wanted 6 custom hair bows for her 7 year old daughter.  Awesome! I thought.  I’ll get the ribbon needed & knock these puppies out.  Well not that easy.  They involve many more steps than an elastic hair tie or a headband.  I figured while I was doing it why not make a bunch.  16 bows later I was regretting my choices.  That is until I drove over to their house on Sunday.  Brooke, Terri’s daughter, came to the door with her long, blonde, curly hair  & I thought, yep this girl needs a bow.  I pulled them out of my bag & her face lit up with pure joy & happiness at receiving these custom bows.  Definitely a priceless moment for me.  I was a changed woman.  That look was worth every step involved in making those bows.  I couldn’t have imagined a better reaction.

We sat down at the dining room table, so her mom & I could chit chat. We hadn’t seen each other in probably 15 years, since life at Georgia Southern.  Brooke continued to show her excitement for this string of bows I had brought.

Brooke & 7 bows

She then brought out all the elastic hair ties & headbands they had already purchased.  I loved seeing this reaction to a product I had made & believe in.  The next thing I heard was music to my ears.  Terri told me Brooke didn’t like having ponytail holders put in her hair, but now she loves these soft, elastic hair ties.  Brook then perks up, “yea mom don’t put those other ponytail holders in my hair anymore, only these.”  MADE MY DAY!!   I agree with Brooke, I only use Georgia Dragonfly elastic hair ties.

You’ll notice she has 7 bows in the picture above.  I had to give her a signature dragonfly bow when she was counting out the days of the week & came up one short.  She then asked if I could make a bow out of the ribbon I had pinned them all on.  This is one little girl, who loves girly stuff.  I LOVE IT!!

Here’s Brook sporting her pink bow

Brooke in Pink Bow


Brooke will be showing her Georgia Bulldog pride this weekend with her red bow clipped to her black headband at the game against Mizzou.  GO DAWGS!!