Monday, August 15, 2011

Adios, 4 chubby men!

It takes hours to put shipping labels on everything, but we're finally finished! We have a nice pile for the UPS man and a separate stack of stuff to deliver to the Post Office loading dock at our local airport. The shipping method depends on where it is going and how big (heavy) it is! About 10% of our business is outside the US, so those customers are very specific about shipping method. Overseas shipping is really expensive!

What's next?  Cleaning the office, of course!  After 5 days of assembling, packing and shipping the place is...well, a MESS of holiday proportions!  Sure, it's a lot emptier than it was a few hours ago, but it's time for the elves to clean Santa's workshop. 

While we wait for those elves to show up, here's a preview list of what's coming to a needlework shop near you later this week:

* 6 Fat Men Flip-its - the first 3 snowman in the series (check our website soon for FREE border and instructions for combining the men into one big snow fest.
* Santa '11 - Santa's sleigh is overflowing with goodies and beautiful holiday color (Embellishment pack available)
* Tiny Tidings XVI - the first time we've ever squeezed 7 designs in this annual chartpak. Includes some unique finishing ideas as gift tags, wine bags and bags for gift jars. (Embellishment pack available)
* Inspiration Boxer "When we do what we can, God will do what we cannot". This includes bonus design for a sweet bluebird fob project.


  1. I can't wait to see these Fat Men! I love that you have taken us step by step. I feel like part of the team. If I was close to you I would have loved to help.

  2. Thank you for posting about this whole process. My husband runs a large press and he told me exactly what type the snow guys have been printed on :)
    I can't wait to see the new designs in person.

  3. So glad they are on their way. Have enjoyed so much our walk through the whole process. Kudos to you all ~ for all you do.
    Wish I was closer so I could be an Elf, too!
    God Bless ~

  4. Wow, lots of stuff going out. Hope the elves show up soon!!