Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Just a little update!

Hey Bloggers!

I am swamped with orders once again. I am working towards getting them out sooner and also trying to figure out some time saving strategies to get orders out faster. Any tips?

New bottle caps coming soon! I promise! I am probably too late for all my new halloween images, but I have alot of new christmas ones too!

I have alot of new products to put online. Trying to figure out a way to make everything and get it online as well.

I have a show coming up in Prospect Hieghts, IL on Sunday Oct 4. More info on that later!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Craft Show Saturday & Sunday

I will be at a Craft Show ths Weekend. I have tons of new items, so stop by and see me!

September 19 & 20

It will be in the parish center of
St. Dennis Church & School
1214 Hamilton St
Lockport, IL

Saturday 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Sunday 8 am - 2 pm

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Updates and stuff

Wow what a long 10 days. I lost an Uncle on Sat and canceled my show for last sunday. I just didn't feel up to it due to the death the night before. I actually wasn't prepared as I should have been. I had some stuff but it worked out for the best. But enough about that.

All bottle cap orders are now caught up, almost all orders are out but for 2 recent ones. So feel free to place any orders :)

In an effort to prepare for my show this coming weekend in Lockport, I will not be working on any bottle cap orders until Saturday or Sunday. It shouldn't delay orders too much.

I have a new display I am trying to fill up and I just have not made enough items to make it look decent! The bits and peices I have been working on lately are rather pathetic. So I spent most of yesterday cutting and sealing ribbon. I hope I cut enough, we shall see. I started lining some clips and I have started on some bows. Pictures when I mount them. They are unfinished right now.

I have to run some errands later and pick up some more clips...i'm running low. So back to work for me, hopefully I have pictures tomorrow. If not Ill for sure have some on saturday of my set up!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Updated Shipping Schedule!

Due to my large order volume, I have decided to make a blog post with the aprox. shipping time of your order. This is based on the date you PAID for your order. Not the date it was placed. This chart is for bottle caps only. Thank you for your patience and understanding! I really do appreciate your business. If you need them sooner, please email me ASAP so I can rush your order.

Please note that this can change at any time. Please check back to see any updates to this list. This is also only a guideline, your order may have shipped sooner.

Paid for on---------------Shipping On

  • November 1st-------Nov 6th---------shipped
  • November 2nd------Nov 7th---------shipped
  • November 3rd------Nov 9th---------shipped
  • November 4th------Nov 9th----------shipped
  • November 5th------Nov 10th---------shipped
  • November 6th------Nov 13th---------shipped
  • November 7th------Nov 14th---------shipped
  • November 8th------Nov 13th---------shipped
  • November 9th------Nov 14th---------shipped
  • November 10th-----Nov 18th---------shipped
  • November 11th-----Nov 18th---------shipped
  • November 12th-----Nov 19th---------shipped
  • November 13th-----Nov 19th---------shipped
  • November 14th-----Nov 20th---------shipped
  • November 15th-----Nov 20th---------shipped
  • November 16th-----Nov 24th---------shipped
  • November 17th-----Nov 25th---------shipped
  • November 18th-----Nov 27th---------shipped
  • November 19th-----Nov 28th---------shipped
  • November 20th-----Nov 28th---------shipped
  • November 21st-----Nov 28th----------shipped
  • November 22nd----Nov 28th----------Shipped
  • November 23rd----Nov 30th----------shipped
  • November 24th-----Dec 1st-----------shipped
  • November 25th-----Dec 2nd----------shipped
  • November 26th-----Dec 2nd----------shipped
  • November 27th-----Dec 3rd----------shipped
  • November 28th-----Dec 4th----------shipped
  • November 29th-----Dec 4th----------shipped
  • November 30th-----Dec 4th----------shipped
  • December 1st-------Dec 4th----------shipped
  • December 2nd-------Dec 5th-----------shipped
  • December 3rd-------Dec 7th-----------Shipped
  • December 4rd-------Dec 7th
  • December 5th-------Dec 8th
  • December 6th-------Dec 9th
  • December 7th-------Dec 10th

Friday, September 4, 2009

It's my anniversary!

I just noticed it is my 1 yr anniversary on iOffer today. What a great day to get a nice letter from google saying they will no longer accept feeds from iOffer.

I also noticed my 1 yr anniversary on Etsy passed in August. I sure have come a long way since I first started offically selling my bottle caps online.

Lately, I have seen alot of bottle cap makers taking a break or closing up shop right at the start of the fall craft show seasons. I'm sure thier decisions are the best thing for them, and of course I am saying nothing bad of them. I have heard they do good work as well. I just want to say that I am still here and offering great bottle caps at resonable prices. I drill holes, add jump rings (split rings) and do custom orders as well. So if you need anything for upcoming shows, be sure to place an order now. I am about 5 days lead time right now.

Now, as far as iOffer goes, I am leaving my store there for now. If in a month or so, google is still not acceptng feeds from them and my sales are nil, I will close up shop there. You can always find my most complete up to date list of bottle caps on Bonanzle.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Is it really September already?

My how time flies! Let's see, I have have tons of stuff going on with my son and his school. They already sent home a fundraiser on Monday, its for the scholastic books though and well you can never have too many books. I beleive its a monthly thing, but I'm not sure because this is the 1st year he is going full time. There are also 3 more fundraisers listed to start this month. One is ongoing all year! Really, does the school have any funds?

Besides that I have some news. I regret but I must close down my Mommy Auctions Store. They switched to only allow childrens clothing, and since I don't sell childrens clothing I am shutting down shop.

My inventory number system has been put on hiatis until I have more time, possibly mid December into January. So some stuff was already updated, alot wasn't.It is still pretty easy to read.

I am up to 5 days lead time now for orders. It was 6 days but I am starting to get caught up. I am working as fast as I can to get everything caught up. So with that being said, please place your orders with enough time to get to you. Roughly it is 2 weeks before they arrive at your house. So please please place your orders ahead of time.

I have 4 shows coming up, 1 is invite only so I cannot list that one. Its a private event I guess. I'm not too sure how it works, all I know is I am setting up a table there for guests to shop. You can, however, attend my next 3 shows. They are not confirmed yet, but I am sure they will. I am trying to fill my calendar with at least 4 more shows in the area.

I am working on some new products for my shows. You will be pleasantly surprised if you have ever seen me at another show. Alot of new stuff that is super cute! So don't forget to stop by!