Monday, January 11, 2010

Okay, I sent this out in my mass mailer today...but somehow it came through as code for some of you. I am pretty impressed with myself as a IT person for this one, I wasn't even trying. Hehe.

But, for those of you that may not have been able to read my code, or if you are not on the mailer - I figured I would let yall play too. Here is what I sent:

Hello all and Happy New Year! It is definitely a new year here at brownie-goose, and I have just a few changes that I wanted to fill everyone in on.

• The website. It is brand-new and *hopefully* improved. I got rid of my actual website and got creative with my blog. I have configured it to where it works as a website and then my home page (http://browniegoose.com) will be kind of a bulletin board with updates, news, etc. I did this to hopefully make it easier for me to update, fix, etc. and easier for all of my readers to follow.

• Order taking. I don’t know if everyone read my post about last years numbers or not (here it is if you are interested, http://browniegoose.blogspot.com/2009/12/numbers-are-in.html) but last year got a little crazy with the amount of orders that I took. This greatly took away from time with my precious family, and I do not want that to happen again this year. Therefore, I am limiting the amount of orders that I take. I am sorry if this inconveniences anyone, but I learned the hard way that family comes first, always. On my home page, I will have written at the top either “orders closed” or “orders open.” Please look for this before you email an order. I will be opening and closing periodically, just making sure that I am not a slave to my sewing machines…and instead to my sweet, understanding husband and spit-fire toddler.

• Sizing. I am no longer making any outfits over a size 4T. Once again, I apologize for any inconveniences, but I had to cut back in some areas, and this is one that I felt was needed since I didn’t have patterns in most of my outfits over 4T anyways…

• Prices. Sorry guys, I am not going to hide it – but I had to increase my prices. I am now solely using designer fabrics, which cost me more to purchase, and also my patterns and appliqu├ęs and such are getting more time-consuming, and in the end – last year it boiled down to me making about a penny an hour, if even that – and that just wont work. We all need to make a living, right? I debated about even writing this…but I think honesty is truly the best policy.

• Outfits. I have now made all ordering set up as separates. For example, you must order everything individually. Pants are a separate order from a shirt, or a top, etc.

• Turn-around. Please allow at least 6-8 weeks for delivery. I doubt that it will ever take that long….but each outfit is custom-made by me, myself and I.

Now for the fun part, I have some AMAZING new dress and top patterns in time for Spring/Summer ’10. They are awesome and adorable, and of course fun & funky. The fabrics I have for this season are just about as fun as they come. So, all this aside…..brownie-goose is BRINGING IT this year. Are you ready?

Keep checking my website for the green “orders open.”

Also, have you joined me on Facebook yet? If not, you should! Search brownie goose on Facebook and become a fan.

Thanks again for all the support, understanding, patience, etc. that comes from each and every one of you. You are the reason that I continue to do all this, my fans are the best!

Amy

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