WOW! ... its 2020!!!
Who remembers buying their dress for the Millennium New Year's Party!! And now its the "Roaring '20s" again!
Thank you for coming on this journey with me with my new store and having patience with my (many?) bumps in the road ...
This years starts with a bump (no, not what you think!!!) my computer died in the last days of 2019 and so please understand as I have to rebuild my 'behind the scenes' data … but thanks to Shopify my store is still up and running.
My second learning curve is postage (hence the graphic) I didn't expect the wide range of customer to my store … So my postal rates need some tweaking (sorry) … I will be updating my larger items with a message stating that "Final Postal Rates will be manually Calculated" This is because I didn't think I would have customers from the East of Canada and the USA!!
Thank you for understanding.
- Jennifer Care
Are you hesitant to buy threads without 'seeing' them? Do you want to see how an item works?
Then book a FaceTime Consult!!
I will be happy to 'talk' on the phone about any of my products ... as a 21st Century girl I love email and online shopping but I understand if you want to 'test drive' first.
firstname.lastname@example.org to set your appointment (I am on Mountain Standard Time)
*Hard Hat Area - Product being loaded on to website
There are so many products that have been suggested to me over the last few weeks and as I have only so many hours in the day, many items are "under construction"
If you see the Hard Hat Area note, then I am in the process of loading options for you to order. If you need it right away, then just email me with the item you need and I can let you know the price and get it ordered for you.
As with all construction projects there will be a little disruption to your daily routine but the results will be great! And please excuse the odd traffic cone left behind.
My Theme for the Newsletter
I am going to use my newsletter as a way to follow along as I start this journey to build a new business. It will be filled with products I am looking to order, designers I am connecting with and ideas that have been given to me by all of you!!!
I hope that this too will evolve over time to include some fun stuff! Coupon codes, upcoming markets I am attending, class information and maybe just some random stuff thrown in too!!!
Sign up below to get a behind the scenes look at the store ... and for me this is always the best part of a DVD !!
My plan is to start my newsletter in 2020 and publish one a month to start.
Until that time I will send out email with new products that I have in my store so subscribe to find out more!
Always in Stock
There are some items that everyone needs to be in stock when you want it ... for me DMC floss is one of those items. It always frustrates me when you go into a store (who will remain nameless) and they are out of stock on most of the thread. You are all excited to start a new pattern and you are pulled down to Earth, your bubble bursts, your dreams are shattered .... well a little over the top but you all know the feeling.
I am going to create a core group of items that will always be in stock (barring unforeseen disasters ... like the zombie apocalypse or something)
Also I am in the middle of uploading photos of all the DMC threads so you can shop by colour ... there are a lot of DMC colours, a lot!!
New Colours from DMC
I am now IN STOCK for all the new colours for DMC in 6 stand floss, Perle #5 and Perle #8!
Floss: 01-35 -- Perle #5 & #8: 01, 03, 30, 32, 33, 34 & 35.
I will order any colour of Perle #3, #5 & #8 on request!
Skip the Dishes ... Embroidery Edition!
So, I know its nice to pop into an embroidery store and browse the pretty threads, get inspired and start a new project ... but ... sometimes you have the perfect pattern already and just need the thread and fabric and away you go! So this is where I come in, I'll deliver directly to your door (well, in Calgary & Edmonton to start!)
This is how it will work:
Order your 'in stock' items by 9pm and add the delivery flat rate and your order will be delivered to your address by 9pm then next day! Maybe even faster as I get better at this process. I want to make embroidery accessible to everyone even those of you who can't get to your local "brick and mortar" store!
Shipping will also be open to anyone in Canada and the USA, via Canada Post. Free Pick up will also be an option when I attend a market location across Alberta.
Follow me on Instagram and Facebook to see where I will be ... who knows, I might do Flat rate delivery to other cities when I am in the area! *hint hint .... I have family in Saskatoon!
Designers - Favorites and Newly Discovered
Designers are the heart of embroidery. Everyone has their favorites but its also nice to branch out and discover new styles and ideas!
I personally love moderns cross stitch with bright colours and fun designs! You will see my taste in designs reflected in the patterns I will carry but let me know if your favorite isn't here and I'll get one for you (if I can). I love sassy designs and sparkly jewel tone threads and beads.
And as we all have different stitching moods I'm planning to carry as many styles as I can. From Cross stitch and Canvaswork to Whitework, Stumpwork and Goldwork (oh my)
I will also carry patterns for any stage of embroidery, from newbie stitchers young and old to experienced stitchers looking for a challenge. I have licensing agreements with some great Etsy Designers to sell their patterns in Kit form at Market across Alberta.
I want to carry "Adult Only" patterns that will make you laugh, curse and proclaim your political opinion! (look for them coming soon)
*Still adding all my patterns to the site ... check back over the next few weeks to find more product.
Designer Curated Collections
Want to start a new style but don't know where to start? Well I am going to reach out to Designers in many different styles to pick their brains ... what do they recommend for threads, tools and beginner patterns you can try on your own. I am also planning to organize classes throughout the year.
... can't live on bread alone
If you are like me, then you love great stitching themed gifts. The gift section will include items like Needleminders and my Limited Edition Mugs. New items will be added as I come across a cool item I think you might like!