Posts Tagged ‘store opening’

Crunch Time

November 22, 2009

The store opens Monday at 12 midnight. For those of you are night owls like myself this means that it opens very late Sunday night or as some may say Sunday at midnight. For those of you who are on a more correctly functioning calendar it opens Monday morning at 12 AM.

There’s a lot of stress here right now. I have a lot of feeling of apprehension and worry and I have yet to meet in person with a model for photos. The plan is to meet with the newest Om Nom Nom model tomorrow for photos. We will see if this does indeed manage to come to fruition. I am aware that eventually I will be forced to be my own model – but as things are right now I am not confident enough that I will offer quite the cute look I am hoping to convey.

Today three more bags had linings and zippers sewn in. I am hoping since right now it looks like I may not have photos with a model in time that items like the bags will help fill the wait for the remaining listings.

The listings have indeed been made but are not “active” on Etsy yet. I think my last count was that there were about 26 inactive listings on for my shop on Etsy.

I ask that those of you who know me in person or those of you who have come to know me from any of my other social networking sites tell your friends once we are open to help make this project become a success. Or as I like to say – don’t be scurred to spread the wurrd.

In other new – THE Ohio State buckeyes won against Michigan wolverines and it has been 2,191 days since Michigans last victory over Ohio State. May I say on behalf of all buckeye fans – we love you Dick Rod.


Store Opening Moved Up

November 19, 2009

Pro-Portional Designs Etsy opening has been moved up from Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 to Monday, November 23rd, 2009.

It looks as if there will also be another model – who shall remain nameless for the time being.

I finished another bag today and plan to felt it with the others very soon (I’d like them to be available for the opening.)

Store Launch – Possibly Moved Up

November 17, 2009

Alright a lot of items have been “pre-listed” on Etsy. Meaning that I have listed the majority of the items I have ready for sale and their descriptions but not pictures and the listings have not been activated so the public will not see them. That had to be an incredibly grammatically incorrect sentence.

I really want not only the launch to be successful but the store as well so I am trying my best to present all items in the best possible ways.

There are a few concerns that there will be last minute problems that keep the store from opening on time so I will be trying to take more pictures tomorrow without the planned model, Elizabeth K., to insure that Pro-Portional Designs will open on or before November 25th, 2009. If I do open early the launch date will most likely be Monday, November 23rd, 2009.

The reason for a lot of this being put off is that there is a particular item I made and it is not my size which is what spawned my decision to have/use a model (who it should fit but I will not know until the date she comes for us to take pictures.)

Also, I am very uncertain about shipping. So right now all shipping costs have been estimated by using USPS’s online shipping calculator. As mentioned in my store policies customers will be charged a shipping and handling fee. The handling fee is pretty much to cover the packaging.

That covers most of what is going on for now.

All’s Quiet on the Mid-Western Front

November 5, 2009

Shrugs numbers one and three are now finished. Shrug number two is on the back burner because I want to make sure this design comes out as close as possible to how I see it in my mind (and my sketchbook.)

Work has begun on one of the scarves that I will have for sale. The going rate for my scarves will be about $150.

Slow and Steady

November 4, 2009

Today I pulled out and separated items that I intend to put in the store for the opening and it looks like I do not have quite as many as I was hoping to have. We will see.

Finished another shrug for the most part. The going price for shrugs will be about 275$

I am also considering placing my Foundling Nemo hat in the shop. It is a heavily modified version of a Knitty pattern called “Dead or Alive?” To best insure I did not end up with an angry designer or fan of that designer I have contacted her for permission for the one-time sale for this heavily modified version of her pattern. So if it is in the store and you want it – act fast because I do not intend to have another one up for sale.