Hi, I'm Lesha! Avid calligrapher and bow-maker.
I've always LOVED making things for people and seeing their faces light up! At 16 years of age, I was blessed with a little sister. When she grew some hair 😂, I began creating hair bows for her... and then for the children at church.
I was then encouraged by many around me to have a go at selling them! I was in the middle of University, working towards my bachelor to be a preschool teacher! That summer holiday, I started up my Etsy store. Why Bows and Thiings? Honestly, all I could think of at the time was BOWS! But I wanted to leave room for development for the future, so 'and Thiings' was added on.
I'm now a preschool teacher, hustling to create beautiful crafts off duty. I LOVE both of my jobs. God is good - He's given me the strength, love and resources to pursue my interest in craft, while at the same time allowing me to serve and be a big part of children's growth.
Bows and Thiings now includes handlettered works. That's right, I've added ink, nibs, printers, foiling machines, all kinds of cardstock, and my trusty Apple Pencil to my workspace.
Thank you to all for your wonderful support along the way. This story's still in the making.
Hello! My name's Eliesha, Lesh for short. I'm 22, and a full-time preschool teacher. I'll be the one you're speaking to whenever you hit the 'ask a question' button!
Ben - my greatest supporter and love of my life! He's sweet, honest, and so kind. He also takes my finished products to the post shop for me. Thanks hun, wouldn't be here without ya!
Accepted payment methods
- Other Method
Your item will not be crafted until payment is received.
Payment is due within 3 days of purchase. If for any reason you would like to cancel your purchase, please message me within 3 days of original purchase.
I can provide combined shipping on most items. Add items to your cart and your shipping total will be finalised for you!
For items I already have on hand, I will ship within 1-2 working days. Most of my items are made to order; the wait time for these will vary according to item.
Shipping times range vary depending on the shipping service purchased.
New Zealand: 1-10 Business Days
International: 6-20 Business Days
The shipping option I use will be untracked unless other wise requested. Additional charge will incur.
Returns and exchanges
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalised orders
I welcome custom orders!
Let me know what you're looking for! You can message me anytime.
Can you rush my order?
We require a processing time of 1-2 weeks. The processing time for custom orders is likely to be longer than this. If you would need your products sooner than that, a rush service may be purchased to escalate the processing time.
All of our products are made by hand with love and care in a smoke-free, pet-free home. Due to the handmade nature of our items, finished products may differ slightly from the photographs. Please note that computer calibrations may vary per platform, so colors may be slightly altered.