I have listed some yummy yarn for sale and if you haven’t looked at the store, you should! More to come soon as I have just restocked my unddyed yard supply and am looking forward to breaking out the dyepot soon.
The past few weeks have been busy for me with the Chinese New Year preparations as well as rushing to complete several orders. I’ve also been scouting around for new crochet bootie designs and am planning to feature some felt booties as well – something which I need time and material to work on! The felt shoes would be great for destashing as I have some yummy wools to get rid of.
The start of the Chinese New Year has been good. Cousins of mine who run blessedmums.com – a Malaysian online store that specializes in breastfeeding items (clothes, pumps, accessories) as well as baby items – had been trying to get a hold of me to talk shop, but I’m always hardly ever around. One of them finally caught hold of me and we got to iron out a few details. Lets just say that I’ll be VERY busy churning out booties over the next few weeks, which means that I may not have time to take in any new orders save the ones I already have received before Chinese New Year.
So yes, on that front, I’ll be ultra busy. I also brought in new colours for the Double Strap Booties – must make a note to take some pics of the new colours – in conjunction with bring in a new design – the very yummy and super cute Little Sandals! At the moment, these come in blue, green and pink combos but I’m planning to add in more colour combos and give them yummylicious names as well! So don’t forget to watch this space, ya?
In the meantime, here’s wishing all a roaring Chinese New Year (it’s the Year of the Tiger)!!!
If you haven’t checked out the store of lately, you should because…
…I have launched two new categories with some yummy item listings.
Our Seconds category comprise of marked-down items which are not all that perfect for sale. Usually, they consist of either mis-stitched items or test items (fabric combination and/or pattern). Seconds are always useable, just not presentable – not for fussy mums but great for those on a budget! Hence the low prices – in fact, I’m selling them for dirt cheap!
Package deals are basically just deal – think of bulk discounts! Instead of buying items separately, you get to stretch your dollar a little further with deals. Great for those hunting for suitable shower gifts or for first time mothers who want a little of everything!
Coming soon, shoes and in different styles too!
Since reopening the store, I’ve taken a look at the inventory – having a baby makes things easier when it comes to making baby items – and realized that our 9 month handcrochet booties are just too expensive when you take into consideration the cost of the Grippies (used to make the soles of the booties non-slip). And being a mum with a budget, I do know what it’s like to feel the pinch.
Hence, I’ve decided to phase out the booties – so the last few pairs that I’m making will be just that – the last few. I still have the handcrochet booties in 3- and 6-month sizes but for older infants and toddlers, there’ll be something else – soft sole shoes made from either microsuede or non-slip soles and cotton fabric! Currently, I’m testing out one design but am hoping to churn out at least two to three different designs in a variety of fabric combinations. These babies will be available from newborn to 18 months, and if all goes well, I might even be tempted to make some in waterproof fabric or faux leather.
Also, there will be another category called “Seconds” whereby items made for trial – such as new fabric combinations or patterns – and not-so-nice finished products will be available for sale at a much lower price. Rest assured that these items will still be wearable, especially the not-so-nice products (which are usually things like wonky stitches). If you’re not all that fuss or am on a super tight budget, this is the place to look!
I’ll also be introducing gift sets made up of soft sole shoes, bibs and burp cloths in co-ordinating fabrics so with any luck, we should have some lovelies up by the end of November! Time to get sewing sewing and sewing!
I’ve had a number of people ask about how to make payment via credit card when they don’t have a PayPal account or they don’t want to sign up for one. While I understand that PayPal allows people the option of paying using their cards without having to sign up, I contacted them to be doubly sure and they have reassured me that it is correct. Nevertheless, I have encountered situations whereby people are taken to a different page whereby they have to register for an account in order to use their credit card. Now, I’ve contacted PayPal and PrestaShop regarding this and am waiting for their answer.
In the meantime, here are the screenshots of what you should see (it’s weird because I get the option to pay without signing up for an account while a customer got the whole “sign up for an account” page and we were going through the checkout process TOGETHER – I was walking her through it. BAH!).
For credit card users, just look out for the words “Don’t have a PayPal account? Use your credit card or bank account (where available)” and the link next to it on the left side of the page (see below in the highlighted area):
Clicking on the “Continue” option will take you to the following page. Ignore the fields on the right which asks for you to log into your PayPal account. Just fill in the necessary credit card details and after you have checked everything, click on “Review Order and Continue”.
In this page, you get to see your order, credit card number, amount to be billed as well as shipping address. If all is good, click on “Pay Now”. Once that is done, payment has been made and all without ever signing up for a PayPal account!
Now lets hope PayPal gets back to me soon on the matter…otherwise I just might have to call up the Singapore “branch” and query them on the issue. Bah bah.
I would love to unveil it now but all I will say is that soon, we’ll have a storefront on this site to call our own!!!
If I have been quiet on the blogfront, it’s because I’ve been busy tinkering around with shopping cart softwares and customizations for the new storefront! It’s churning out pretty well and looks to be up in time for the unveiling of the Tiny Tots range!
I hope all will go smoothly in terms of the payment and everything. I suspect there might be some hiccups but still…am definitely keeping my fingers crossed!
Finally I’m done with the 25 March update!!! Here’s a sneak peek as to what will be available come tomorrow at the shop:
The next update will be quite phenomenal; I’m looking at dyeing up about 1.5 kilos of sock yarn followed by 2 kilos of fibres!!!! Hopefully, I won’t collapse from it all. ^^
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