Friday, September 9, 2011

Imitation is flattery??

Just wanted to address the number one question that I get often…

Q: Can you make this bow/necklace/tutu cheaper??? (while attaching a picture from another boutique)

A: In short – NO!

You may send me a link to a picture of something that you like or are looking for that you don’t currently see on my facebook page/website/zibbet store… but I will NOT try to duplicate it cheaper than the originator. That is just flat out wrong.

What I will do is attempt to create something similar but for my price. If it is cheaper, then good, if not, I’m sorry.

Handmade items take time and some people forget then when they are ordering or buying. You are not buying something off the rack that is made in a factory and is mass produced. Every bow is made to order. I do at times have some items that are ready-to-ship… but most of my orders are custom and made when your order is placed. I try to keep my prices affordable for anyone on any budget while at the same time making enough money to pay myself. This is my business and my job.

I am sure that other boutiques, if they are honest and legit, will tell you the same thing… that undercuts our hard work when you blatantly try to have someone “copy” what we have spent our time creating just to save a few bucks.

With that said, I do welcome and ideas if you know what you are looking for but don’t see it pictured on any of my sites, send me the link to it in an email and like I said, I will try to do something similar, but will NOT flat out copy it! If you want it bad enough, then please buy from the source.

I’m sorry if I have offended anyone by posting this, but I have gotten numerous emails from several different people asking about this. I just want to address it and let you know why I can’t do what you are asking.

Thanks for reading and look forward to working with you soon!

Much Love,

Monday, September 5, 2011

Happy Labor Day!!!

I hope that everyone is enjoying their holiday today! I am – I’m very busy! :)

I am just getting over being sick with something so I am making up for it now by working on a lot of things. I was busy taking pics over the weekend of some new items that I am going to be posting later today (hopefully) and also will be posting some finished orders that I took pics of but never edited to post. Sorry about that.

Like I stated on my FB page, I had planned on doing a big thing for when I reached 400 fans and then I passed that so quick and then 500 came and went… so I gave the 400th fan a gift certificate and am trying to get to the 500th fan. If I don’t hear anything from her today I will move on to the next person after her. I am working on doing a big celebration – just not sure when. I didn’t think I would grow this fast! :) So THANK YOU!!!!

All, I can say is keep referring your friends. If you need to get in touch with me about an order, please use the contact tab. I do not get all notifications instantly so if you really need me, that would be the best way.

That is about all and hope everyone has a safe and happy labor day!

Much Love,

Thursday, September 1, 2011

400 fan celebration - COMING SOON!!!!

Okay guys, thank you so much for all of your support! I would love to welcome all of the new fans from Izzy B. Designs! Please suggest my page to your friends! Also, if you are a follower of this blog, make sure to become a fan on facebook. I am going to have a 400 fan celebration and I am not that far away! I am participating in the giveaway on Izzy's page for September - there is a $25 gift certificate that is up for grabs - you have to like her page and mine as well. Good Luck!!! :)

Also, I just got some great resins to use and will be posting some samples that I will make with them. I only ordered a few of them to see how they sell so if you see something you like and it is sold out, please let me know what you are interested in and I can order more.

Another thing, I will also be posting some samples of custom ribbon that I can do... please know that these ribbons are not for sale as I do not do wholesale, but you can choose the ribbon to be used in a bow. Can't wait to show off all of the things that I have been working on! Please don't hesitate to comment or show some love! Hope to see some of you on facebook! :)

Until then...
Much Love,