I am going to be on the road quite a bit before Christmas! And I might just be coming to your city!!! I’ll be posting the events on facebook and twitter so can keep up that way to make sure you don’t miss it! And I am planning on having TWO house shows in Yazoo City (my hometown) but I’m not sure of the dates yet, but I will post them as soon as I know!
Recently I was asked to submit some Christmas work for consideration for a company that manufacturers Christmas giftwrap for major retailers. Unfortunately, that did not pan out. I am trying to find a manufacturer or printer to start printing my work on my own wrapping paper that I can sell at a very reasonable price. This is probably going to take a while, so it probably isn’t going to happen for this coming Christmas season. BUT I have faith that this can happen sometime soon.
But I wanted to share a bit of my vision for Christmas. Hope you enjoy!
Mom and I have kind of figured out our shipping policy for this Christmas. Because this is all unchartered territory, we hope we are doing the right.
In order to get it before Christmas in the 48 United States, order before December 14th. After that, we will either A. charge extra for a rush order OR B. email you a print out that says “Your present from Little Things Studio is on its way.” You will just have to let my mom know which you want.
As far as international orders go, well it is up in the air! It takes about 2-3 weeks so if you order before the 7th, we would hope it would arrive. If not, email my mom and she’ll send you something to printout of “Your present from Little Things Studio is on its way.”
I plan on doing one or two days of free shipping, just to give an incentive to all those last minute shoppers out there to get their tails in action. (But you would only know that if you are a fan on facebook or following me on twitter.)
Merry Christmas friends!
- Kate, Cynthia (my mom) and Weezie
I’m having a BIG sale this friday y’all! I’m not calling it black Friday, because you do NOT have to get up at 4 in the morning to stand in line to wait. You wake up at your normal time, drink a cup of coffee, and leisurely get on your computer, visit my etsy shop and buy happy handmade goods for your friends and family.
BUT you have to be a fan on facebook or follow me on twitter to get the details and codes on Friday morning! That is very important. I don’t want you to miss out.
I am just going to come out and say what I am thinking. Get ready. I think you should buy more handmade this Christmas. I think it’s more meaningful and I think we (as Americans) need to be more conscious about where the money we are spending goes. I am so sick and tired of seeing people buying tacky purses and gross picture frames that were mass manufactured for less than a penny, which were a rip-off of a knock-off of a rip-off of an artist 10 years ago. you know those picture frames I’m talking about – that “distressed wood” with the shabby chic paint on it. They look aged, but they were “Made in China.”
I am putting my foot down with myself. I am going to support my crafter friends. I am going to support the people that are just trying to change the world with an original thought. So if at all possible, I am going to buy handmade. I will be posting links of friends and artists that I admire that make beautiful and unique gifts. I will probably do the bulk of my shopping at Renegade Craft in Austin (and I’ll be there too!) I currently live in a state that is VERY slow to adopt any sort of new thing. But I think Mississippi can step up their game. I do. We can boast with visionaries such as Jim Henson, Elvis Presley, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, and OPRAH! Bam. That alone should tell me that there is hope for my state. I want to see retailers in Mississippi start seeking out local artists to carry in their shop. I want to see a change. THIS Christmas. Yes. Even if it’s just two gifts you give that are handmade, that would be a start.
I feel so much better now that I’ve put this out there now.