Welcome to Jordy Bugs Boutique

Thank you for stopping in!

We specialize in quality tutus, headbands, hats and purses. We offer many designs perfect for every occasion, Birthdays, Shower gifts, Weddings, Photo props and many more!

Here we will keep you updated on events, specials and what is going on in the world of hand crafted items.

Please visit our Etsy store at jordybugsboutique.etsy.com

Monday, August 31, 2009

Envirosax, Review and Giveaway! on Beautiful to God

YOU could win an Envirosax POUCH, in the Mikado pattern (the pouch pictured above COULD BE YOURS!) !!! Katy, and the wonderful people at Envirosax are giving one of these pouches to one very blessed person!!! Go to http://beautiful2god.blogspot.com/2009/08/envirosax-review-and-giveaway.html and enter to win. Good Luck!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Craft Fairs & Boutiques

Jordy Bugs Boutique will start doing craft fairs & Boutiques in October. We will list all events once they are scheduled. Do you have a hand crafted item you sell, please contact me to be added to my vendor list. The holiday season is coming, get your gifts early.

Best Wishes,

Friday, August 14, 2009

Why Buy Handmade?

Buying Handmade makes for better gift-giving.

The giver of a handmade gift has avoided the parking lots and long lines of the big chain stores in favor of something more meaningful. If the giver has purchased the gift, s/he feels the satisfaction of supporting an artist or crafter directly. The recipient of the handmade gift receives something that is one-of-a-kind, and made with care and attention that can
be seen and touched. It is the result of skill and craftsmanship that is absent in the world of large-scale manufacturing.

Buying handmade is better for people.

The ascendancy of chain store culture and global manufacturing has left us dressing, furnishing, and decorating alike. We are encouraged to be consumers, not producers, of our own culture. Our ties to the local and human sources of our goods have been lost. Buying handmade helps us reconnect.

Buying handmade is better for the environment.

The accumulating environmental effects of mass production are a major cause of global warming and the poisoning of our air, water and soil. Every item you make or purchase from a small-scale independent artist or crafter strikes a small blow to the forces of mass production.

From http://www.buyhandmade.org/why-buy-handmade

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Orange and Black Flower Headband

The orange and black flower headband is perfect for Fall and Halloween seasons. Sure to be an attention getter, our beautiful orange flower is attached to a black cotton headband. The flower measures about 4 inches around. The flower is attached to a alligator clip, so it can be worn with or without the headband. Very posh and sassy!

Our cotton headbands are very soft on little heads.

Order yours today!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Despite ‘Regret,’ U.S. to Pour money into Etsy shops

Reposted from the {New New} blog:

WASHINGTON - The government put itself four-square into the country’s online handmade retail business Tuesday, resorting to what President Obama conceded was the unwelcome choice of massive government investments in Etsy shops in order to continue to make good design, clever non-mass-market goods, and really nice smelling soaps available on a wide scale.

The president said the decision to pour money into the nation’s Etsy shops— a kind of federal intervention not seen since the Depression era — was “not intended to take over the free market for handmade goods.”

Said Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner: “We regret having to take these actions. This is not what we ever wanted to do — but it is what we must do to restore confidence to our online handmade retail system.”

At a news conference last month, Obama defended his administration’s increasingly aggressive market interventions to deal with the biggest upheavals on Wall Street in seven decades.

“I’m sure there are some of my friends out there saying, I thought this guy was a market guy; what happened to him?,” he said. “Well, my first instinct wasn’t to lay out a huge government plan. My first instinct was to let the market work until I realized how significant this problem had become.”

Said Geithner: “Government owning a stake in any private U.S. company is objectionable to most Americans — me included. Yet the alternative of leaving businesses and consumers without access to truly excellent handmade goods is totally unacceptable.”

One thousand major Etsy shops will participate initially, including all of Etsy’s top sellers. The first Etsy shop to take advantage of the new program was the {New New}’s very own May Luk Ceramics, whose CEO announced Tuesday that she would sell $3 billion in bespoke ceramic gifts to the Treasury.

Some of Etsy’s top sellers had to be pressured to participate by Geithner, who wanted healthy institutions that did not necessarily need capital from the government to go first as a way of removing any stigma that might be associated with Etsy shops getting bailouts.

It was the latest in a long series of moves taken by the administration and the Federal Reserve over the past several weeks to prop up a weakening online handmade retail industry. The economic picture in the United States had been darkening for months, but the slump took on new urgency — and had greater global repercussions — amid record-setting selloffs on Gold Street and enactment of a $700 billion bailout bill.

Under the new multifaceted stabilization program described Tuesday, the government will initially buy stocks in major Etsy retailers. When handmade goods markets stabilize and recover, the Etsy shops are expected to buy the stock back from the government, Obama said in brief remarks from the White House Rose Garden.

“These efforts are designed to directly benefit the American people by stabilizing the Etsy retailer system and helping the economy recover,” he said.

Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke welcomed all the new steps and made clear that policymakers would continue to take actions as needed to battle the crisis.

The move, in effect a partial nationalization of Etsy shops, does put the United States in the awkward position of owning shares in institutions it also regulates. The shares purchased by the government will be nonvoting ones.

“The government’s role will be limited and temporary,” Obama pledged. “These measures are not intended to take over the free handmade online market but to preserve it.”

He said these steps and other related actions echoed similar bold moves made overseas in an effort to prevent a global recession. Obama said that by restoring confidence in the system handmade online retail, the hope is to “return our economy back to the road of growth and prosperity.”
Via thenewnew.blogspot.com

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hip & Little

Children's Boutique at Hip and Little

The Children's Boutique at Hip and Little specializes in cute baby things, hard to find gifts and many handmade children's items. Offering big style for little ones!

Pink Taffy Designs

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Children's Boutique, Unique Baby Gifts, Unique Children's Gifts, Photo Birth Announcements. Pink Taffy Designs Children's Boutique offers many unique baby gifts such as designer diaper bags, hand painted wall letters, nursery decor and accessories.We are the place to find all your unique baby shower gifts. We have tons of unique baby gifts to choose from.

Monday, August 3, 2009

New Items Coming Soon!

Jordy Bugs Boutique is working on new unique items and will be on sell soon. Check back often for details.