Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Asking for payment is not harrassing!

If a customer makes a purchase in one of my shops and does NOT make payment right away, my policy is to send a friendly reminder. If payment is still not made by the next morning, I send another friendly reminder. If still no payment within 24 hours I send yet another request for payment--- This my friends is not harrassing for payment this is being patient!!!

So I got that off my chest!

Don't forget to enter my giveaway below! Great Gadget case is up for grabs!!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

GIVEAWAY GIVEAWAY- Amy Butlers Morning Glory Gadget Case--Ends 8/7/09


Here is a great GIVEAWAY!!! Since I am no longer making these gadget cases and I still have two of these left, I thought it would make a wonderful giveaway!

Many chances to win this lovely Amy Butlers Morning Glory Boxie Gadget Case!!!

Here are the super easy rules:

1. Just go to my shop and take a look around. Come back here and tell me your favorite item .

2. To get your name in again tell me your LEAST favorite item in my shop--but must tell me WHY!

3. To get your name in again become a follower of my blog. If you are already a follower of this blog then just remind me for yet another entry.

4. If you purchase an item from my shop before August 8th and mention that you read my blog then I will also enter you in this giveaway- you MUST tell me that you read about the giveaway.

5. Contest starts today and will end 8/07/09 so there is no time to waste!! Don't forget to make sure there is a way for me to contact you.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

JPAT blooms design line!

I am super excited to finally reveal my first of several new JPAT original designer fabrics. I have always loved my bloom banner so it only made sense that it would be the first one to be created.

So what do you think? The JPAT blooms little zip pouch is already listed in my Etsy shop. As a special promotional feature I am offering any customer who purchases 4 items or more (within one order) will receive a customer appreciation complimentary JPAT little zip pouch for FREE for a limited time! Just my way of saying Thanks to all my wonderful customers for the past 3 years.
It is also available thru a regular purchase for $8.00 plus shipping.
The next JPAT designer fabric is in production with several others still in the design phase. It is tons of fun to play with ideas but I must admit that before I know it , hours have passed and I am still not satisfied with the outcome. Hopefully I will become more efficient with this new adventure.
I would love to hear any feedback of what you think of my JPAT blooms little zip pouch.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I always stop at Quilt shops

Whenever we travel on vacation or just for a long weekend road trip, my husband and daughters are always kind enough to let me stop at any local Quilt shop. The trip to Sedona was no exception--- I did not see many new ones that caught my eye but did pick up a few adorable bird fabrics and a very rare Japanese imported fabric that I just love.
I have been able to make and list a few little zips in some of these fabrics.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Eco-baggies! GONE!

So the last of my Eco-baggies sold last night! I must admit I am glad to be done with them. I do not like sewing with nylon and velcro is such a pain to deal with.

So what is up and coming?
I am in the process of designing my own fabric line! One is currently in production and the others are still in the design phase. I hope to have items made with these new JPAT design fabrics in the coming weeks so keep your eyes on my shop! It is all very exciting (at least for me).

Thursday, July 16, 2009

ECO-BAGGIE Update on Sale!

Due to the overwhelming response to my Eco-baggies sale, I feel that it is my duty to explain that I am starting to run very low on some of the more popular fabrics I use. I suggest if you see one you like you better purchase very fast because once they are gone I will not be making any more and will not be purchasing any new fabrics since this is a close-out, discontinued SALE!

I wish that I could continue but as explained in an earlier post here on my blog, they are just not a very profitable item for me to make. I think if they brought people to my shop and then they also purchased other items then I would consider keeping them but as of right now, I find it necessary to watch my costs very closely.
Thank you to all my loyal customers ♥♥

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Redirecting my shop focus---SALE SALE SALE

So I have decided to discontinue making gadget cases and my boxie travel zipper pouches. Why you may ask? Well mainly because they are a pain to make but also they sale the least. So many sellers on Etsy make gadget cases and although I think my design is unique and super cool, the extra time it takes me just is not worth it. My boxie travel pouches actually do ok as far as sales but they too are a very time consuming item to make.

Therefore, in order to clear these two designs out of my shop I have put them all on SALE!!! Some are over 40% off!

I sold many of them already but as of today I still have about 6-7 left. These would make great gifts so plan ahead. Here is the section in my Etsy shop that will take you right to the items still left on SALE!

I have also decided that I will not be making anymore Eco-Baggies after I sale off my existing inventory of them. This decision was based solely on the very small profit margin I gain on these designs. I will be reducing the price of these also for quick sale!

Monday, July 13, 2009

I had to buy a new sew machine

I actually have had this machine for several weeks now but wanted to try it out before blogging about it. I am a loyal, loyal Janome fan, so when my old work horse Janome of 10 years starting acting up I had to decide if I wanted to have it repaired or just upgrade to a new machine. Well, when I saw that Janome just came out with a great new Thread Banger it became a no-brainer lol.... So I am happy to say it was on sale and well worth the wait.

I still have not had as much time as I would like to learn all that it can do but I am planning on taking 2-3 days to really have fun playing with it.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

On Vacation-July 3rd-14th

Time to go on vacation.

My husband and I celebrated our 20th Anniversary in May, so we are going back to where we got married to show our daughters. Sedona, Az !!

It will be great to have some major down time! Both Jim and I have been way too busy. I will be sure to take pictures and post here.
Both my Etsy and Artfire shops will be on vacation mode. Please feel free to contact me although I will have limited internet access.
Exciting news coming soon- regarding my two shops so stay tuned :)