Thursday, May 17, 2012

House keeping

Good morning cloth enthusiasts!

What a fantastic sunny side day we have here in Hobart town, I have finally fired up the ebb machine after finished up on all the pre order emails and combining postage from the ladies that have emailed me, if I find any other combined postage orders down the track I will automatically do them, if you need me to refund now, please shoot me a email so I can get this under way for you. 

I have been getting up at 5.00am to get to these emails before Paige wakes up, so I have some time to focus, which has left me only now starting to crank the ebb machine up, It is allot of behind work, and have decided to only offer DD (Direct Deposit) from now on with all future stockings, it does cost me money to refund, and I get ALLOT of separate orders and then get asked to combine. I do under stand why, as ladies do not want to miss out on nappies, and check out a few times, but puts me in a compromised position. Lots of other small business's do not combine postage if two separate orders take place due to the shear man hours it takes to conduct all this. I see why now and like where you want me to be "in the studio" so do I, not all day on my email, I will never get any nappies made! LOL

 Direct Deposit is the only option from now on, and I will still combine for you, just not get slogged the fees for doing so. Please in future though, it's really easy to add a few items to your cart and check them all out together, it only takes a second, and I will really really appreciate it. I know from my website I could potentially look like quite a big established well earning business, but I can assure you I am not, I have a sewing machine or two in my studio, I do all the sewing myself, this is a passion of mine with a ABN number. The time I put in I am still yet to pull out something half decent on paper so the Pay Pal fees and refunding fees in general are just not working for us. Us I mean my family, me and my daughter Paige Red. 

Any over seas customers in future will have to choice either "local pick up" or "payment in advance" so I have your postal details, then I will correspond via email for an invoice and PP details for payment. 

I appreciate your understanding on this matter. 

Now! How crazy was that listing! I have heaps of work on and flat out in the studio at nights, 15th of July is the forcast on stock being sent as a group bunch, I will have to take a photo me swimming in them all! After they are sent I will then be on break for 8weeks. So if you do not have an order from me from the last pre orders, sorry to say but nothing will be listed for another 4 months but I will be making some appearances at some places around the traps with a few nappies for sale that I will let you know of on my fan page, when they come up, plus a few auctions will pop up on my page. After the 4 months though, good news I will be doing in stock, and custom slot releases only, so back to fast postage on nappies! 

I log of on Friday arvo's now and are back on line Mondays, and am on line in the mornings through the week till noon can always catch me then. 

I know this blog is not so exciting, but it's all info that I need to clear up before it gets really quiet on my fan page and blog (which is for the next 16 weeks). 

A big thank-you to all the ladies that carted on the Tuesday lunch time, and that went into the night, I am still so blown away by how word has spread and I have a few thousand fans now, and a few of you are wanting my designs! Thats such a great feeling, you have no idea, I am very lucky to be blessed with motivation and with fantastic customers. 

When I was a cloth-ing my baby, I never really knew my designs were going to get so detailed, I knew I have it in me as far as sewing skills from yrs ago, and an arts degree/ full life /worth of ideas, I was willing to give it a crack if it could keep me home more with my baby, and create a good design I was looking for in a nappy, but I never imagined the support, drive and love, I have found for Bare Rumps.

Have a lovely winter yal, and only a email away if you need advice on your Bare Rumps Nappies. 

- JR x

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Winner and more winners!

I know it's Sunday! 
Not Monday like I said when to keep a eye out on the blog!

Truth be told, I figure my daughter has fallen asleep on the couch (very rare occasion these days) so I best muster up all my powers while that lovely silence over takes the home, whip up this blog as with my bad spelling/editing/grammar it can take me quite some time to get these blogs right 'and they are never right even with all the editing' LOL! Proud self proclaimed bad english interpretation procrastination writer here. (That did not make sense did it? Hum maybe a few of you got it!) Hey we all have our strong points, just leave me to making the nappies! 

Monday I am flat out in the studio and want to dedicate the whole day in the studio sewing, as I have quite allot going on at the moment as far as projects, so this is a perfect time to update you all. 

 I know a few of you are thinking Jerry why are you on line!
 Well to be frankly honest with you, it's quite a isolating experience raising young children without the net plus I am a net junkie.

 I figured out a good medium to the whole "draw a line between WAHM and family" is no business email replies on the weekend, I can still be sewing weekend wise (dear me I need to be) for my own sense of self while being a mum is satisfying in it's self, as a artist it's trying to find the happy medium where all parts of myself are satisfied, so that usually means lots of very late nights, mum during the day and studio at night. As well as nappies this weekend I have been working on a few painting projects for Paige's room. 

Well you know some of my blogs tend to turn into a bit if a dear diary, so I will stop rambling and get to the exciting stuff! 

First on the agenda- Gossamer Dreams Collective! I am a WAHM guest for this month! What a pleasure to be apart of such a fantastic collective of creative ladies, what a honour! This month's theme is Unity, and my contribution and inspiration behind the theme "Unity" explores day/night, twins, intwinement, Tree of life, and explores a more spiritual side to uniting as one for planet earth.

The items will go live on the Gossamer website  on the night of the 15th, at 8.00am East time, and previews will be up 24hours before. Mark it in your calendar! 

First winner pulled out her winning entry due to personal reasons, 
So the winner then falls to the second winner via random. org, I collected the numbers via the babies album on my FB page- 41 entries in no set order. 

                                              And we got! Shay! The baby line up! 

                     I just know Shay is going to be wrapped! So spread the word to her! 

           Shay is going home with a BR custom to the value of $120! Putting into consideration the first winners entry was invalid so that value goes to Shay's custom!  

Now to all the rest of the lovely ladies that entered.... 
I really appreciate your entries, I know as a mum how time poor some days can be so your effort has not been unnoticed, some sweet, adorable, frightful, and then some down right funny entries which I had some really good belly laughs and hope you did to :) 


You are all invited to join This group the onus is on you to join, I am not emailing every one, again friends of entry participants please spread the word! You are all going to be given that exclusive password to my store ONCE, that you can use at ANY future restock via my website! ONLY request to join the group if you have entered in the photo comp running from 3rd of April, to the 3rd of May, read the 'About information'  request to join and even say hello! I will catch up with you all over that way! Cool eh ;) 

Also if you do not get my news letters you can always find out here   where I am in the studio, as far as releasing custom slots/ pre orders/ in-house stock/ to the public. I update that page all the time. 

Well thats a wrap!

 I can see little miss a stirring and I want get a bit more of this extreme I am working on a little bit more refined. 

- JR