Sunday, October 20, 2013

Featured Shop of the Week- Hamburke's Hair Bows

Meet this week's featured shop, Hamburke's Hair Bows, and the talented indie crafter Karin Wallace.

I got started with hair bows when trying to find something to keep my girls hair clips in. I've always been crafty and started making bows for them and their friends. I added crochet hats to my shop when my friends had babies.

Last year, I added fabric sandwich bags after constantly running out of plastic bags - best part was that I found out what my kids were eating and not eating since they didn't dump stuff in the trash can! I worked in environmental science after college and have always done a lot of recycling. I realized that I needed to also REDUCE and REUSE!

The most challenging thing for me is always the flux in sales - some weeks I'm a busy bee filling orders, other weeks, my house is clean!

My favorite blog is CakeWrecks, especially the expectations vs reality photos!
I love all shades of blue - it's calm and relaxing so I painted my kitchen blue so at least my walls are calm and relaxed when I clean up, remake or try and figure out what I did with that the mess I made cooking!
My favorite beverage is limeade - fresh, frozen, store-bought, I love it all!

One interesting fact about Karin, "I have a degree in chemistry and technical writing. After college graduation, I worked as a freelance textbook editor and when the series was finished, I worked for the EPA Region 3 Lab testing water and soil samples from SuperFund clean up sites (commercial chemical spills)."

You can find Hamburke's Hair Bows online at Facebook, Etsy, & Twitter. This week she is offering a 10% discount to all fans in her Etsy shop. Enter code Buds13 at checkout. Plus, one lucky fan will win an eco-friendly reusable sandwich wrap or bag of the winner's choice!

You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below. The only required entries are to like Violet's Buds & Hamburke's Hair Bows on Facebook. Several optional entries have been added to increase your chances of winning. The giveaway starts 10/20/13 and ends at 8pm CDT on 10/26/13. The winner will have 48 hours to claim the prize by contacting If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Fine Print: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. Participants are providing information to Violet's Buds. Your information will not be sold. Violet's Buds is not responsible for any computer or website malfunctions during the giveaway. Incomplete entries will not be accepted. By entering the contest you are agreeing to these terms and conditions. You may not reside in Belgium, Norway, Sweden, or India according to Facebook rules. International players may enter but may be responsible for the shipping if they wish to redeem their prize. If you are not willing to pay shipping, do not enter. Prizes do not have cash value. There will be no returns/exchanges on any of the items. Violet's Buds is not responsible for featured shops who do not follow through with prizes.

Want to have your business featured on Violet's Buds blog? Click here to fill out the application for Featured Shop of the Week. This program aimed to give fellow businesses added exposure, and to introduce our fans to your products!


  1. I love the crocheted baby hats and hair clips and the reusable bags!

  2. Reusable lunch baggies are wonderful! And those ones are fashionable too :)


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