Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Happy Holidays To All!

I usually don't like to say that so I'll be more specific. :D I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and will have a Happy New Year! I also realize many other holidays fall this month so for those of different beliefs...have very Happy Holidays!

There have been many requests for weighted vests and onsies for older toddlers and children. I am working to get them up and available early in 2008. I have one of those little ones who loves to "pull on the tube" so a onsie style t-shirt is first on my list. I'm honestly not sure how long it will be since I am back in school part time starting in mid-January. My goal is to have it done before school starts so lets hope it works. I do know that it will be a simple shirt that snaps someway in the crotch so if you have snap crotch pants it will be easy to access for diaper changes. I am also considering an access patch on the front so you won't have to unsnap the bottom to feed or give meds. I'd love some feedback from you tube feeding parents! I think that will be an option rather than a standard. I am also thinking of having them listed (ready to ship) on both Etsy & EBay, along with custom ones on Etsy. Lots to think about. On a less cheerful note..the cost of good quality fabrics is getting higher. I'm not turning ANY profit on the things I am making. Litterally less than the cost of my time for nearly everything. I'm, unfortunately, going to be raising my prices for most items beginning Jan 1, 2008. I hate to do that since I know how expensive having a special needs child is but I barely cover the cost of materials and shipping and there is nothing left for my time/profit. I am going to do my best to continue to keep them low but I've got to make some profit or I can't keep doing this as I will have to go back to work outside the home. This is so much more satisfying so I'm going to try to find that balance. Thanks for understanding!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Reopening my Ebay listings too

After much deliberation, I have decided to begin listing on Ebay again in January 2008. The Etsy store will remain open for my custom work and some ready to ship items. My Ebay will be listing for ready to ship items for special needs such as weighted blankets and snap-crotch pants in children and youth sizes (maybe some Adult sizes too). I will be selling my Ebay items under the user ID kittypal10. Sometime during the spring I have plans to open a store on Ebay but not immediately. I am hoping this will allow more people to access the items I create and sell for their special loved ones. I am hoping to start a once monthly newsletter with information about my specials and other shop related topics. Keep an eye open for lots of new items on both places!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

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Saturday, December 1, 2007

A special thanks...

I just wanted to give a special "Thank you" to the members of Special Child Exchange. Thanks to Steve for starting it and to all the wonderful members who allow me to help out their very special kids. It is my privilege and I am very thankful for it!