Monday, November 23, 2009

A Very Sad Decision + Special Blog Follower Deal

After alot of hard emotional decision making, I have sadly decided to wind down my etsy shop with Berrylicious Buttons.

This very difficult decision has largely come about due to the decline of my health. For those that do not know me personally, I have terminal cancer and I am finding that the business has become quite difficult to juggle with daily life and my current commitments. I have also encountered a huge amount of plagarism and struggle to deal with this emotionally.

The closure of my shop may take a couple of months, as I still have quite a lot of stock that is made and supplies that need to be used. I will also be attending the Woodbridge Market on the 6th December, and perhaps a few other markets in the new year. I may continue to do a market here and there just to keep my "hand in"... I guess we will just see how things go.

For all my lovely followers that I cherish so much, I would like to offer you a
special deal to thank you for your support and to make some savings on for your Christmas shopping! (I believe in pre christmas sales - not after christmas sales!)

For every order over $50 (excluding shipping) on my etsy shop prior to the 25th December you may select on eof the follow special deals:
1. ONE FREE TINNED DELIGHTS PONY TAIL HAIR SET* (*Design randomly selected) OR
2. 10% off your total order (excluding shipping)

(TO RECEIVE THIS OFFER: Please "Message to Seller" at Checkout "BLOG DEAL" along with which deal you would like to take advantage of. For those wishing to receive the 10% discount offer, please wait for your revised invoice before making payment. I am also happy to send you a revised invoice in Australian Dollars if requested).


Sunweeds said...

I'm very sad to hear that things are not going so well for you, having a shop on Etsy does take a huge chunk of your time, rest up relax and have a great Christmas.

Red Fish Circle said...

It sounds like you are taking good care of yourself which is most important. Hopefully you will have some time and energy to do some personal projects. I will be thinking of you over the holidays.

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

Please look after yourself, your health is most important and let the rest go for a while, Maybe you could let a friend look after your shop for a while, I wish you all the best.
Love Sue

innerearthsoaps said...

Sad to hear you're winding the shop down ... but of course your health is most important. Look after yourself. xx

Penni said...

Oh Susan, glad to hear you're taking care of yourself. See you in January, we're coming down around the 9th, and camping in Ranelagh.

Cloud said...

Susan, I'm sorry that you have to close your shop. Looking after yourself is by far the more important priotity though. *Hugs*

Leanne said...

Susan..I am so sorry to hear that you will be closing on Etsy. Your creations are so colourful bright and bubbly. Take care and a wise choice to put your health first!xxxx

Lulu said...

I'm very sad to hear about your shop, I like to keep an eye on what you have for sale. I hope you keep blogging though.

Nemesis_Productions said...

Oh my goodness! I had no idea. :( I am saddened to hear this news, as your stuff is lovely and I imagine is rather cathartic some days too. The fact that people are stealing your ideas just proves how lovely it is, even if it is a shady, backhanded kind of compliment. Hopefully I will be able to purchase some of your lovely things before they are all gone.

Keep us informed, and you will be in our thoughts.

Veri-Tea said...

Take care of yourself Susan xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox