Bandzies

When Tiana was a baby, she hardly had any hair. And sometimes my boys would say, “She looks like a boy!” So I made all kinds of bows for her hair and thought of creating a business, branding them “bandzies.” But after all the effort, I realized I only really wanted to make them for my daughter. Between homeschooling, breastfeeding and caring for a newborn, I did not have the time to source, manufacture, market, and sell them. Now that Tiana is 2 and doesn’t need to wear them anymore, I decided that I would give them away to friends with baby girls.

Anyway, for posterity’s sake, I photographed some of the stuff I made. Maybe it will also give moms out there who have baby girls ideas, too! I bought most of my ribbons, elastic bands and flowers at Carolinas in SM Megamall. Others I picked up in Divisoria or random places. With a needle and thread and a glue gun, anyone can make these.

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Comments

  1. They’re so pretty Joy! I’m sure if you had more time, these items will sell like hotcakes. Skills can be acquired but originality, class and fashion is a gift. I really love the designs. 🙂

    • Joy T Mendoza says:

      Thanks fifi! Maybe if I have another baby…that usually inspires me to make things. Especially if we have another baby girl 😉

  2. They’re all wonderfully designed!

  3. cflchoa says:

    Hi joy, what a timely article because I’ve been looking for Bandzies for my 5mo baby girl but couldn’t find any. I dropped by Carolina’s last Saturday but they didn’t have any elastics, can you point me to the right direction:) thxs!!

    • Joy T Mendoza says:

      There is a store in Tutuban called Michelle’s which has folded elastic or fold over elastic. It’s softer and they come in different colors. You can contact them first, just to be sure. 🙂 Michelle’s – G/F Tutuban Prime Block C.M. Recto, 1012 Manila, Philippines(632) 2542935 ; 2542968

  4. Precious Grace L. Masilang says:

    Hi? Where po in divisoria can i buy fold over elastics? Thank you. 🙂 hope you can help me.

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