Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Halloween Fabric

I've been working on holiday fabric for the past couple weeks. I just got my sample in of the Halloween fabric and I'm in love! I have already made several fall + Christmas designs that will be available for purchase as soon as I get my samples in.

You can purchase the Halloween fabric here!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Shop Re-opening

I'm excited to announce that the shop will be re-opening this Friday, August 12th!  Thank you to everyone for being patient while I've taken a break + revamped the shop

I've made some changes to shipping + wrote up a blog post about it here.

I've revamped some of my old products + I'm currently working on new products. I am not currently selling sticker packs, but you can find individual vinyl stickers. Let me know if there are any past designs that you would like to see in this bigger size.

You can also find my fabric fat quarter samples. All of the fabric is 100% cotton and printed through Spoonflower. In order to be able to sell a design on Spoonflower, you have to order a sample, so I don't have more than a fat quarter on hand. Instead of just letting the fabric sit around my studio, I'm putting it up for sale at the price I paid for it as a designer.

This Friday, Saturday + Sunday only, save 25% with the coupon code "OPEN".

 I also have a special on cards, for a limited time only:

Thank you again for your support over the years! xoxoxo

Friday, August 5, 2016

Shipping Changes

With my shop re-opening soon (I'm shooting for Friday, August 12th), I've been in the process of re-thinking everything. One thing that always seems to shoot me in the foot is shipping costs. With the price of shipping continuing to rise, it seems crazy to continue only offering USPS First Class with tracking on most of my items.

I decided to test out sending stickers + cards USPS Standard. This means I put a cute stamp on your envelope and you don't get a tracking number. I have used this method in the past for my Sticker of the Month Club, and never had any issues. This is cheaper for me and for you, since the items I sell don't weight much.

This is great news for international customers, because I can use a global stamp. A global stamp cuts the cost from an average $6+USD to $1.10 (or a couple dollars depending on the weight).

I know some people need to have a tracking number for their own piece of mind. I am making the option available with an add on listing or in special cases a custom listing.  I will be using tracking on prints + fabric sales, since I can not easily replace those items.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns with these changes. And as always everything will be packaged with care + love! xo

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August Goals

 Seems like July flew by! August is here and I'm ready for fall! I decided to make a few business goals this month to help keep my focused + motivated:

1. Make preparations to re-open my shop. I don't think I will be opening this month, but I will be sending out a newsletter to announce the date. I'm already taking steps to get ready (like re-ordering business cards, and taking product photos.).
2. Blog. I am a super inconsistent blogger. It's not my main gig, and I would rather be making cute things....but I know blogging is an important part of running a small business. So if you have any post ideas you would like to see, let me know.
3. New Designs. I've been working on a portrait series, and even considering offering custom portraits (which is really scary). I'm working on the logistics + examples right now. I'm also working on more card designs. I haven't decided whether or not I will be carrying stickers, unless I outsource printing + cutting.
4. At least 2 new fabric designs for sale on Spoonflower. I've been focusing on making fabric designs using my old sticker designs. This takes time, from the pattern stage to buying a sample and making sure it's perfect. I've loved seeing all the things people make with my fabric!
5. Find a printer for prints. I've had a hard time finding a printer for prints. I use Moo for my greeting cards, but I can't seem to find a reasonable printing company for prints. Let me know if you know of a great company!

What are your goals for this month?