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Friday, 14 August 2015

A Hard Decision....

I have come to a hard decision.

Last year I started introducing sewing patterns into my shop and the idea was that I would split my time between creating sewing patterns and making made to order items:

However, since March 2014 I have only created 14 new patterns.... that's roughly 1 a month.

If I want to take make my mark on the sewing industry as a pattern designer I am going to need to make more than 1 pattern a month, or at the very least, make sure that the patterns I am offering are far more in depth than I have the time for at the moment.

So while we've been on holiday for the last 3 weeks I have been wondering how to change the status quo as all my gorgeous customers have been keeping me mightily busy with their made to order purchases!

So I have decided to remove a large proportion of my made to order listings from my Etsy Shop and now have the following sections:

So in the Made To Order sections we now have the Campervans (the big cuddly ones and the mini ones) Baby Mobiles (which currently includes the Mini Campervans and Airplanes but will be extended in due course) Framed Pictures (because I love making them) and the Poppies which I make and donate part of the profits to the Royal British Legion.

I know that this will come as a shock to some of my gorgeous customers and I am really sorry about that, but as the shop was in Vacation Mode for a couple of weeks, I took the opportunity to revamp the shop and this will give me more time to create new patterns and hopefully next year to start offering Sew Your Own Kits.

If there is anything that we were offering as a Made to Order item that you would like to purchase, I will honour all the old items and their prices until the end of September. To order any of these, you can email me at simmi@gracesfavours.co.uk

Thank you all for your continued support, comments and love. Simmi xxx

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