Happy 2017 everyone!
I am still recovering from a hectic holiday season, although I had planned on it being long, slow and restful. Right after my holiday line launched in October, my shop slowed waaaaaay down so I decided to take a one-month trip to see my family. I scheduled my visit and bought myself a ticket, leaving on 12/13. This meant I had to ship all of my orders and contest prizes before I left. “No problem,” I thought…the closer it gets to Christmas, the less busier I should get, so I should have plenty of time for my personal Christmas sewing along with the very few orders that may come in, right?” SURPRISE!!! November picked up and ended up being my busiest sales month ever and December would have been even bigger if I hadn’t decided to close my shop on 12/5 so we could get everything done and shipped. Were people buying holiday items? NO!!! Who knew that Hawaiian shirts and dresses, island vacations and cruises, and trips to Disneyland do NOT have a slow season! So, I see no more holiday vacations in my near future.
So, my vacation is almost over and I will be heading back home in about a week. I will miss my San Diego family members but can’t wait to get back to my sewing machines, beautiful fabrics, and wonderful customers and models. I’m itching to sew up some pretty pink fabrics for Valentine’s Day and open my shop back up.
Devonchey Creations will start off 2017 with a bang – 3 new contests for our minis and moms will be happening in January, starting with our Valentine Dress Collaboration.. They will be working together to design their own Valentine Dress. The winner will get to have their design turned into a real live Valentine dress! I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with! The email for this contest has already gone out, so check your emails if you plan to participate
Our second competition will be for moms only. We will be having another membership drive to attract and gather new additions to our email list and VIP group. The more people we have in our group, the more fun we can have! This time there will be an opportunity to win a store credit worth up to $75. More info about how this contest will work will be provided in our kick-off email that will go out in a few days. You can, however, begin referring people to our email sign-up link any time. Any referrals you get throughout the month up until the final day of the contest at midnight will still count, even if we haven’t yet officially kicked off our campaign.
Our third contest for the month of January will be in the form of instant sneaky giveaways - you never know where they might pop up and there may be more than one a month. I’m always on the lookout for cool stuff for our mini mermaids.
So, if you have read all the way to the end and wish you had hair like a troll, go let our VIP group know. Be the first to comment and you will win a Troll headband with your own pink Troll hair! Prize will ship out to the winner after I return from vacation! Also, give yourself a big pat on the back because this was really long!! (Pssssss....click the pic below and it will take you to the VIP group!