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When I received an opportunity to make the biggest floating pomanders yet, I did worry a bit. How big was too big, how many roses will each take, can I guesstimate the rose count correctly, how will I figure the shipping? Those worries took about a minute or so, as I was overjoyed with the challenge. After discussing several times, with the Father of the Bride, oh yes, that was a first too, a great experience at that as well, we decided to a sample size of 18″ balls. Let me remind you that the biggest size foam balls you can buy at a craft store is around 10″. After seeing the sample in person, they (my customer) decided to order 14 of the small ones (yes that is what they called the 18″) and one statement size of 34″ ball. All covered in white base roses with pink accent roses.

I was thrilled to get started, after countless hours of assembly, trying to get the accent pieces just right, I boxed up 14 giant boxes and shipped them off.

I took pictures along the way, and today received the professional photos. So glad I took on this challenge. Since this order, I have made even bigger size pomanders, and rose letters. In fact today, i just delivered two 8′ tall letters covered in white roses. I will blog about that some other time.

Enjoy the floating romance

Photo Credit is Cottonwood Road Photography

 

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Jimmy Choo did it. Chloe did it. Dior did it. Kim Kardashian I believe started it. Nowadays every event seem to find a way to collaborate a flower wall backdrop. From weddings to corporate events, fashion shows to barmitvza’s, flower walls are the focal points. 

I have been meaning to get my floral wall designs out for a while but 2016 wedfing season in full throttle, I didn’t get to it till this weekend. Thanks to my husband, who built me the most sturdy frame and placing the roses in their perfect spots, I got my first wall done. It’s the first of many more designs to follow. Check it out. 

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After almost 3 years of not maintaining my blog let me bring you up to date with what’s been  happening with Baby Bahar Collection. It’s been growing every year and now shipped over 400 orders to cities all around the world. From West coast USA to east coast to Europe and Middle East, I have made decorations for weddings, bridal showed, baptisms, birthday parties and many more events. With each order, tried to perfect my designs and keep it trendy with seasons new colors.

wanna see what all the new designs are, just scroll down the memory lane.

As a shop owner on Etsy, I do spend quite a bit of time on my phone app. Regularly talk to clients, or other Etsians. I do stumble upon way to many great finds. I do add them to my favorites, which I like to call, “please give me a reason to have to have this”

Have a look around…Some of these items are so good, you might want to plan an event around them.

I am in my thirties, and absolutely would like to have this. This is a very soft and fuzzy amigurumi crocheted and sewed bunny. I am good at certain crafts, but knitting is not my cup of tea. I am amazed with the talent behind this. You can’t just find this anywhere. I might need to volunteer to host a birthday party for my friends little girl just so I can play with these. Available at http://www.etsy.com/shop/knittingdreams

Lilly is a fellow Etsian I met online couple months ago. I needed unique thank you cards to send out with my orders. Since than I follow her on Etsy http://www.etsy.com/shop/LTphotographs I personally love photography, and I really appreciate the true softness Lilly captures in all her photos. I think any of her photos will make great invitations, greeting cards, or simply used for home decor.

 

Wedding Cake Toppers Love Birds, Summer Green, White Flower, Outdoor Wedding, Wedding Gift

Since I have been married for almost 16 years, I think I may just get these for an anniversary celebration or something. I melt every time I see them. I love everything that puts a smile on my face. These are avaliable at http://www.etsy.com/shop/vintagegreenlimited 

2 four packs of Peanut Butter Crunch Doggie Truffles -   For Your Dogs

Oh Yes…They do exist. When my good friend’s lab was sick and they couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him, I found these on MsFoddie’s shop. She was great to work with and actually shipped the items directly over to my friend. Knowing how much she also likes baked goods, I had to call her ahead of time to make sure she didn’t eat them. You can’t really have a dog give you feedback, you know they are going to want more…Oh by the way, her dog is doing much better.

I think I am going to stop at 4 favorites this week, I will try to make a habit of sharing my picks as frequently as I can. Blogging is fun but a bit more word than I expected.

Cheers

 

When I first saw these beautifully hand crafted bicycles, I knew there was a way to incorporate them into weddings or showers. I started listing them on etsy but really wasn’t sure how well they would do nor find its unique audience.

Well I didn’t have to wait too long. Couple days into listing them on babybaharcollection views and likes and conversation requests started.
They just work do well with any decoration and people who like biking, really like the idea of incorporating this theme to their events.
I have do far sold these all across the country for various different occasions.

Each one ends up being different, as ribbons, and the kind of chocolate or Jordan almonds per my clients request. But the end result seem to be the same.

A little bit of themselves wrapped all pretty for their quests to take home.

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When you are young Fridays have a different meaning. Anticipation is great. Last day of school, you run home to throw your backpack somewhere in your room, change out of your uniform into something else and hit the streets for long hours of play time. Well at least that’s what I did. Played till the first street light turned on, stayed up late to watch tv and didn’t have to do homework. It was truly a TGIF.
And you get older, anticipation of Friday nights change. It’s the most socially active night of the week. You meet up with friends after work, you go out to dance and eat into early hours of Saturday…There are few years in human spirit that can handle this kind of Fridays so thank god I did it when i did was able to transition out in to more mellow Fridays.

That brings me to my thirties. Married with children, end of a long work week now means start of a long weekend with my own choirs and staying on top of others…

Life is good. And now my Fridays have a different purpose.
etsy orders are taken during the week, I stop over at my local craft store to pick up my supplies after work, cozy over to my house and start putting things together.

I get a glance of what the rest of the world is doing via social media. Exactly what I would be doing 10 or 20 years ago. I join them with a convenient like button, it’s like I am there with them :), I multitask as always… Click away with one hand, write thank you notes to my customers with the other.

THank God for Fridays. Thank God it evolves with you.

Here is a snap shot of my Friday.

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Everything is Made in somewhere. Nothing is made without human touch, somewhere around the assembly line, even the worlds most sophisticated inventions have a hint of human connection. Robots don’t make it all… And in the age of high fuel costs, human labor is back in factories. Not by popular demand maybe, but it might even be cheaper.

Not in USA, I hear you saying. Labor laws, taxes, and all the regulations make labor in US higher. And it should, and it’s what makes us healthier and happier nation than some others…

But there is still an area of local shopping that most of us seem to forget or ignore. Your one and only crafter. 1 man shop owner that buys and makes its art in its one extra room, carries it to local craft shows, and sells it online…The true small business owner. We don’t seem to think of them much. They work full time jobs, or go to school or even both at times and stay up late at night crafting and taking orders…
I can see how you would be picturing only items like hand knitted pot holders, or kids costumes, but have you met this centuries most talented crafters?

I dare you to spend a minute on Etsy type anything you can think of in the search button and come back to report your finds.
Upscale, store front quality items made by locals, a community of great talent.

Think about the impact of your purchase and it’s direct contribution to our economy. Support local artist, support your local small businesses, start on sites like Etsy and go to your neighborhood shops next, and only if all fails go to the mall.

Cheers.