Monday, December 2, 2013

Holiday Happenings!!

Happy Cyber Monday, Everyone!  In honor of the busiest online shopping day of the year, Tallulah has a special coupon code in the etsy shop! Enter coupon code CYBERBOWS today only, to save 20% on your purchase! Woo Hoo!!!!

Want to see all the Tallulah goods in one place? Do you need a fancy flower or bow to complement a holiday outfit? New baby that needs a warm beanie? Need a stocking stuffer or two or maybe a Gift certificate? Come to the annual "Tallulah Twinkletoes Holiday Soiree" at my home this Thursday from 7 to 9pm and see what I have! MUCH more than you'll find in my online shop, and with special show pricing! Treats, giveaways and more! Come see it all!

Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Washingtonians!! Show your favorite football team some love! Check these out in the shop- and hurry, they're selling like hotcakes!

Friday, October 4, 2013

We Heart Party Style Magazine!

FRIENDS! Such excitement in Tallulahland! We have products featured in this month's issue of Party Style magazine!
These candy corn clips were a darling accompaniment to these tiny treat bags...
And our little Witchie looked super cute in her Tallulah Twinkletoes hat and bow...

What a fun opportunity for Tallulah to get to be a part of the party! Big shoutouts to Christina Goff from 4KidsCakes for styling so masterfully and inviting us to participate and to Stephanie Vogel of Stephanie Vogel Photography for making us look so good! Do yourself a favor and go like these ladies on FB!

And go check out the rest of the shoot in Party Style-- it's adorable and so perfect for Halloween! See it here!

Keep your eyes peeled! More Tallulah Twinkletoes magazine fun to be found soon!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Okay... Here we go...

So, I'm not sure how many of ya'll have been paying attention, but if you HAVE, then you've noticed that not much has happened here in Tallulahland lately. And by lately, I'm mostly referring to the last two years or so.

There are good reasons for this, but I feel like every two or three posts or so on my blog I do one of these posts where I make some (typically legitimate) excuses for why I'm not posting, or why there's nothing in the shop, or why I haven't had a show in a while...So I'll spare you the usual reasons.  Things in the boutique bow industry (heh heh) haven't been swell for the last few years. Attribute that where you will (economy, Pinterest, over-saturated market, etc). I've seen a LOT of tutu makers and bow makers at every street fair, festival and market I've been to in the last year. I hope some of them are doing well.

I realized a year or so ago, that Tallulah Twinkletoes is a lot of work, and to do it the way that meets MY standards is a *LOT* of work. Also, having five kids that are in three schools is a lot of work. And I knew something had to give. So Tallulah went to the back burner, and life continued on at its usual pace. I've had a few custom orders here and there. Done a few little shows. A few weddings. Some prom stuff. And every time I do one of these little projects, a little spark ignites in me again and I remember how much I love (and NEED) to have a creative pursuit in my life.

Tallulah has been in existence for five years now. FIVE years. That's pretty significant, I'd say. I started this business when my youngest child was a baby, and now my baby is in full day school.

So I'm at a crossroads, Tallulahfans. I have a lot of active kids with a lot of extra curricular needs. I drive them to and from school everyday, so a conventional job just won't work for my time constraints. I have an empty house during the day (other than Lucy, the wonderpup, and the laundry monster, he's always here...), and a little hole in my heart where I used to have a little friend (or five) to do things with. Basically, I need something creative to do, and I think I know what that needs to be.

I've done something I never did before, even in Tallulah's golden days (mostly because I was too busy doing shows and soirees to do it). *I put merchandise in my etsy shop*.

I've decided that I've been blessed with a talent. And I need to use my talent to bless my family. And in order to do that, I need to have a better online presence, rather than do a ton of soirees and shows, which I don't have a great deal of time for anymore.

Yes, I will continue to do shows here and there, mostly during the busy fall/Christmas season, and around Easter. I will make more available in the shop so that folks and friends around the world can see and purchase my products.

I have been blessed with some great contacts, with a few exciting photoshoots and upcoming placements in magazines (!), opening Tallulah Twinkletoes to a new market. I feel very excited about the opportunities this affords me and my business!

I am still trying to remain relevant in a Pinterest culture. I have tried to switch things up and add some new products to the mainstays, to give myself a challenge and keep things interesting. You will see some of these items listed occasionally in the shop, and I'll try to give you a heads up when I'm going to do so.

Thank you, thank you, Tallulahfans, for your support over the years. Thanks for coming to my shows, for loyally ordering my bows rather than buying some for cheaper at Wal-Mart. Thank you for inviting me to make things for your new baby, for your daughter's baptism, for prom and weddings. Thank you for bringing over a dress and asking me to make a special hairpiece, just for you. I have loved doing it, and I look forward to doing it all, a lot more.

xoxo   Amberlyn

Thursday, October 25, 2012

HAPPIEST of Halloweens!!

HELLO Tallulah Friends!!! 
It is my favorite time of year (or at least the beginning of it), and Tallulah is FOUR years old! Happy Birthday Tallulah!  We have been busy around here getting our Spooky on...
Halloween Clip Art 

...and getting ready for Bazaar season...

 (Yeah, it's a huge bow. A HUGE bow, but isn't it AWESOME? I prefer to call it the Big Texas bow. Actually, I would call it a big A** bow, but that wouldn't be appropriate. The candy corn in the center is actually also a clip so it's DOUBLE DECKER. Yep. If it isn't large and in charge, it isn't a Tallulah... :)

Here are some of her friends...

 Love the ribbon on this one- very vintage looking...

These bows are available for purchase! I don't have a lot of time to put them in my etsy store and ship, but drop me a line if you would like one and I'll zip it off to you! Six dollars, baby!

What's next for Tallulah, you ask? Well, find me at the Victor Falls Elementary School Bazaar (here in Bonney Lake, WA)  Saturday, November 17th at 9am for Thanksgiving and Christmas goodies. I will also host a soiree at my home Tuesday, November 20th at 7pm. Please join us and get a head start on Christmas shopping and pick up a little something for yourself! Don't forget those Christmas dresses for accessory matching! Headbands, clips, cabochon jewelry... don't miss it!

And don't forget- custom orders are always welcome!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Year Without Fear

I taught a lesson to a group of women at church on New Year's Day. During the lesson, we talked about making this year, 2012, a year that we learn to overcome our fear- fear of change, of expressing ourselves, of being who we are. I thought I would make this printable available for anyone who might want to put it up as a reminder that we can overcome our fears, and embrace our potential. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy Happy 2012!

Here's to new challenges, changes and pig heads in 2012! Thanks for all of your support in 2011- I truly couldn't do it without you!

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