Hello!!! My name is Katie and welcome to my blog:) I have recently started my own business called FireFly Fantasies. www.fireflyfantasies1.etsy.com I make beautiful jewelry and hair accessories. I would love to share my story with you
I LOVE to do hair! Anyone that knows me can tell you that. I think it all started when I was in 5th grade. I learned how to braid hair and I would braid all the girls hair at my babysitters house. My love for doing hair grew and grew. I remember when I got into 8th grade we had to write a report on what we wanted to be when we grew up. I wanted to own my own hair salon.
Every day that I went to school I had to have a different hairstyle. I had to color coordinate my accessories with all my outfits too! Every night I would dream about what I would wear and how I could style my hair for the next day. I would wake up sometimes at like 4:00am just to do my hair.( I know I was CRAZY) I dyed my hair all the time. Sometimes it didn't turn out so hot (like the time I turned it orange and I had to wear a hat so it wouldn't blind anyone) ......lol. I would cut my own hair too. I would also have all my friends over and I would style their hair for school or formals.
I wanted to go to cosmetology school so bad, but my parents had another idea for me. They didn't think that I would make enough money doing hair for a living (even though I think I could have gone to HollyWood with my ideas) So they told me to go to college and get a business degree 1st and then if I still wanted to do hair after that, then I could go to cosmetology school. I wasn't thrilled about this idea, but I went to business school... I hated it! I went through almost two years until I couldn't do it anymore. I had a baby and got married in those two years and I had to get a full time job. I couldn't afford to go to school anymore and didn't have time.
I worked at two places until I got a job where I am now and have been for about 7 years now. I am a medical secretary at a Cancer facility. That was the last place I ever thought I would be working at. I hate needles, blood and the smell of Dr.'s offices. All the nurses there like to tease me about it because I freak out so bad. Anyways, I stayed there because I needed a job. I have gotten used to the smell and seeing blood is not so bad anymore, but still hate the shots.
I have always been artsy (taking after my dad's side of the family) and crafty. I am always dreaming up different things to make. I saw a necklace that someone made and I was looking at it and thought "Oh I could do that." So I tried it. I started making all kinds of jewelry. I loved it. I started selling to my friends and co workers.
Something was still missing though. I still had the urge to become a hairstylist. I tried and tried to figure out a way to go back to school for it, but mostly because of financial reasons I am not able to at this time.
So I was thinking, of course like I always am (sometimes I over think), and I thought I should make and sell hair accessories also. A co worker told me about www.ETSY.com Where you can sell your handmade and vintage items. It sounded perfect! I opened my www.fireflyfantasies1.etsy.com shop and am now creating a blog and a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/FireflyFantasies. I love being a business owner and doing everything from making the items to marketing and photography and even modeling. Who knows, maybe my business will take off and I can make enough to follow my dreams?:)
I hope you enjoyed my blog so far. I will continue to post new blogs and hope that you will follow me. Thanks for reading XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO LOL smiley face and have a nice day