Saturday, December 13, 2008

In Reflection

As the current year comes to an end and the new year inches closer I tend to think about what I want to do different. This involves everything in my life. For your sake though I will spare you the usual ideas you know, eat better, exercise, etc, etc.

I have though been thinking a lot about the business. It's been nearly a year now that I have been 'officially' open for business. I have done some reflection on this past year and have some changes in store. Yep all good changes! The response so far has been overwhelming and humbling. And every comment, suggestion, and opinion has been taken to heart. I have listened to everyone and am ready to make some changes.

I will keep you updated as these changes begin to take place. Some of these changes include a new look to the web site. An easy way to order your custom bags, and a stronger emphasis on bridal bags and gifts for bridal attendants. Some of the new bags will be created out of fabric I personally have designed, which is totally exciting.

What all this means for you is a SALE! To make room for the new fabric and bags I am clearing out my studio. All bags currently on my etsy shop are on sale with some at 50% off their original price. If you are in the neighborhood on December 20 be sure to stop by Cleveland Handmades Last Minute Market.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Your help is needed

A fellow business associate of mine is in dire need of your help. A family member has gone missing and they are petrified that foul play is involved in her disappearance. Please take a moment and read this article and look at her picture. Please contact the police if you know anything and please keep Guy and his family in your prayers.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Last Minute Market

For last minute holiday shoppers or for those who simply enjoy handmade wonders...

Cleveland Handmade is enabling, maybe even encouraging, holiday shopping procrastination with a LAST MINUTE handmade market. Many of the sellers presenting will be offering special deals and pricing, just for the show!

Come support your local artists and craftspeople while you enjoy wine, refreshments and a fun, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. There will be something (handmade!) for just about everyone on your list.

We'll be there! To learn more and obtain directions click on the link to the right.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Oh to my surprise!

After countless attempts to unleash my blog from the 'spam' label I am free! Yep I checked today and I am once again spam free. I cannot tell you how many times I requested an unblock from google...doesn't is over. Time to move forward. I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing Thanskgiving. My sister cooked and to tell you the truth it was pretty good! Thanks Linda!

So to catch you up...Blue Orchid is having a sale, free shipping, and re-introduced layaway. We were going to offer all of this through December 1 but have decided to extend the sale and free shipping through December 17 and the layaway option through December 31. We have new items too. Check out our sushi roll tote bags. They have been scooped up around here by friends and family, we have a few left but just a few. They roll up and fit easily in your purse or briefcase or desk.

The newest bag is the wristlet. Check her out! Don't have a name for her yet, if anyone has an idea please let me know. This bag is perfect for brides and their parties too.

Thank you Google!