This is late (our birthday was YESTERDAY) and will be short -it's been a busy birthday week for me! To add more to the mix, my family is heading off early next week to visit my mom, which will be super fun, but does require a bit of getting ready and getting things done around here.
I can hardly believe it's been a whole year of New Leaf already! And at the same time, it sort of feels like I've been doing this forever. I so love to make things and having the opportunity (and motivation!) to do it every day is such a gift! New Leaf has grown quite a bit over the past months: we started three Etsy shops, attended lots of trade shows, met for some awesome staff meeting over some tasty food... Before starting this business, I had NO experience with anything business-related (and still have days where I wonder what on earth I am doing...), so I've learned a lot and make some great connections with other business owners and of course, our most excellent customers. I have really loved the personal side of owning a small business, how I get to manage each transaction and make sure things get to people quickly and in good condition, changing things to suit me and New Leaf and our customers... And I have to say, hearing your feedback has probably been the best part. It not only makes me happy to provide people with beautiful products that they love, but it also reassures me that I am on the right track!
Thanks so much to you all! I hope our Birthday Sale lets you know how much we appreciate you!
Cheers to an awesome first year in business and to what I hope will be many more years of New Leaf!
New Leaf Handmade Goods turns One-year-old on March 16th and we are celebrating with a huge sale! Enter the code HAPPYME during checkout at any of our three Etsy shops, and receive 20% off your entire purchase (not including shipping) and receive a free gift too!
Our sale runs Sunday, March 13th (12:00amCST) until Saturday, March 19th (11:59pmCST).
The free gift is a pocket-size notebook and a sweet little flower/leaf magnet. Designs vary and will be chosen at random.
Shop at Our Etsy Shops now!
You may have heard that we invested in a wire binding machine not-so-long ago to replace our plastic binding machine. Though we love our first notebooks (those bound with plastic combs), we find the wire-bindings to be even lovelier, making it possible for the notebooks to be folded right back for easier writing.
The good news about our update is that we are itching to clear out all our plastic-bound notebooks in order to make way for the wire-bounds. Thus, a sale is born. All throughout October, you will get a free plastic-bound notebook with the purchase of another. The free notebook must be of equal or lesser value. This offer excludes all our wire-bound notebooks. This is a great time to get some early Christmas shopping done, or just to treat your notebook addiction...
Get in on the deal!
Choose the notebook you'd like to purchase from our Etsy shop, and during checkout let us know in the 'Message to Seller' box which notebook you'd like free. Check out our Notebook Section now.
Congrats to Dana , the winner of our September giveaway draw! If your name is Dana, check your email: we'll be in touch for delivery of your $10 gift certificate.
If you subscirbe to our newsletter, you'll already know, but if you don't, here's a great deal for you...
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Cecelia and I have been feverishly getting ready for our big sale this week. We're going to be at Frontier Days in Swift Current -in the Stockade building. Come visit us if you happen to be at the fair -we'd love to see you! We'll be there on Friday the 2nd and Saturday, the 3rd.
We've only been to one craft sale/trade show thing before, and it was a really small one, so we are feeling a bit crazy (well, I am at least) and stressed about getting ready for this show. Between getting our products packaged and priced, figuring out creative and functional displays, and making sure we'll have enough stuff to sell, it's been a bit of a whirlwind around here (not to mention my family is having a Christmas-in-July type get-together the day before! Eek!). So I've been slacking a bit in listing new stuff in our shop. After the weekend I'm planning to get down to some photographing and posting, and hopefully making some new and fun things!
I found this really great blog about craft sale displays, and it's been a huge help for getting my brains organized and thinking about all the details. Check it out if you have a chance.
Craft + Show Designs
Hopefully our booth looks inviting and fun too! We'll post some pictures after the event. Happy Canada Day all!
Everyone loves free stuff. Starting May 1st, we'll be having a monthly giveaway, featuring a different product each month as the giveaway item. This month it's a medium handmade notebook, created from a vintage greeting card.
The winner will be randomly selected and will be announced HERE on this blog on Saturday, May 1st, 2010. This giveaway is open internationally.
Remember, with any purchase you receive a free mini notebook. What a great timeto start thinking about Mother's Day...
Happy shopping, and enjoy your weekend!
Celebrate our Grand Opening with us on April 23rd, 24th, and 25th!
Recieve a FREE mini notebook with any purchase*.
*Offer applies for the three-day Grand Opening event only, beginning at 12am CST Friday, April 23rd and ending Sunday, April 24th at 11:59pm CST.
**One mini notebook (value C$2.00) will be chosen randomly and shipped with purchase.
Maria & Cecelia
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