Didn’t you ever wish, just once that you owned a candy company? Well Bambi is a woman living every childs dream and every dentists nightmare (lol), she makes gourmet lollipops! =)
From the extreme to the exotic, Kula Strawberry (pictured left below) to Cinnamon Raisin (pictured right below)
Well, that’s enough of my ramblings, lets hear what Bambi has to say about her sinfully sweet sensations!
Aloha, my name is Bambi. I am a local girl raised in beautiful Hawaii. As a little girl, I was very crafty, and always loved making my own things rather than buying. I have always had a creative mind. As I got older, I always knew that I wanted to have my own business. Some may think I am a jack of all trades, because I like to do and try to make everything. But the way I look at it is..... I am trying to find my niche.
One day I decided that I wanted a sewing machine. lol , at that time I have never operated a sewing machine and had no idea where to start. All I knew was that I wanted to sew..... and I was going to learn. So I self taught myself and began sewing new creations.
I opened my Etsy shop BAMBIcreations in 2011. I think my first creation I ever listed in my shop was fabric covered photo albums. that was something I learned how to make in high school, and enjoyed making those. Of all my sewing creations, I am most proud of my Mod Mini Wallets. They are fun, and very functional:)
(I want the pink one myself!)
Here is a link to the Mod Mini Wallet section in her Etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/BAMBIcreations?section_id=7823135.
My other passion is cooking/baking. I love being in the kitchen.. I think that is my favorite place in the house to be. So a little after I opened my Etsy shop, I ventured into candy making:) I am a little girl at heart and love to make and eat candy:) My first candy creation was Island Style Taffy. It was a hit and sold very well. Anyone that tried my taffy always came back for more, and I had a lot of repeat customers come back just to order more taffy. For the past 6 months or so, I have put taffy making on hold for a little bit to expand my candy making creations. I now create Luau Pops which are Gourmet Lollipop Creations. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE creating new lollies with unique flavors. My lollipops are very tasty, unique and nice to look at:) My Gourmet Lollipop craft allows me to be creative and unlock the inner artist in me:) For me, creating new flavors, ideas, and concepts with these lollies is liberating. It allows me to be free and just create. No limits. I love creating new flavors that are so weird, so innovative you just can't help but buy just to try:) Here is the link to my Luau Pops
(Have you ever wondered what Butterscotch and Bacon would taste like? This woman and it’s become one of her more popular lollipops to date!)
Our lollies make great treats, gifts, and party favors. They can be created fun for a child's birthday party, and elegant for a wedding
The advice I would give others that are just starting out with their Etsy shop is have NO LIMITS. Be as creative as you want to be, keep creating and never give up:) I have found that not everything will work, or sell..... you just have to keep creating and see what works:) The more passion and love that goes behind your creating, the more successful your shop will be.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story. I hope it has inspired you to take the limits off and just create because you love to create:)
Bambi (shop owner and creator)
If you read my story, checked out my shop, and see something you'd like, please enjoy 10% off your first purchase with coupon code LOLLIPOP10 at checkout
Enjoy your little piece of paradise!!!!
Thank you Bambi for sharing your story! I plan on using the code to try the Kona Coffee pops as soon as I have cash to spend! =)
Here’s the link to Bambi’s shop, check out her awesome candy, wallets and all the other fun stuff they have to offer! Don’t forget to get 10% off and mention I sent ya! ;)