Having got fed up with no business cards to hand out - it's beginning to be a problem! - and having found that getting them printed off line, using local businesses, were prohibitively expensive (we are still a small operation with small funds to play with!) I bit the bullet last night and spent a long time working on a new design.
Have used the artwork for the banner in both this blog and the shop (www.coldhamcuddlies.etsy.com) and using a white matt finish cardstock, have included all the relevant contact details for ColdhamCuddlies and myself, giving myself the title of Toymaker! That is, after all, what I am, isn't it? The internet source I have gone with is the company which the original, incorrect batch came from. (I have to admit, that the problem was probably all mine, because I was even less adept at using the computer than I am now, and did sign the proof as being correct!). The cost is about a quarter of the cheapest I was quoted hereabouts, including delivery and Value Added Tax and I can expect them within 21 days. So, no contest really, is there?
Second thing is that it looks as though I am about to make the acquaintance of a second Teddy Bear in need of rejuvenation. Think I've mentioned in an earlier post ("Looking on the Bright Side - Continued" - early in May this year, that following the Rejuvenation of Little Red Ted - there were three posts about that earlier too, that I am seriously thinking of offering a Soft Toy Clinic option, as well as the Shop to be seen at (www.coldhamcuddlies.etsy.com). Our long-time friend R.E. has just 'phoned to say that his Ted is in a jiffy bag and he just needed our postal address! I've not forgotten about this new potential business, and the new arrival is just the trigger I need to really put plans into action.
Think I shall formulate the plans - and blog about them shortly - particularly as I don't really know what is coming to be treated! Just to remind readers, here is a reminder of what happened to Little Red Ted!
|Starting the treatment|
|Little Red Ted completed, with Big Red Ted and Cy Bear!|
Now, I had better get back to the domestic sewing projects I mentioned in my last post a couple of nights ago! Two are complete: four more to go! Then it's back to the toys!
All the best . Isobel