Tag Archives: christmas

Wooden Christmas Tree Decorations – new stock on etsy

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I love these new Christmas Tree Decorations – machine made but hand finished – and you can also use them as gift tags for your presents.  You can leave them as they are, or paint the ‘unpainted’ ones, glue on some glitter, weave ribbons thro’ them – or anything else you can think of.

 

They are also value for money – unpainted ones come in a pack of three, painted ones come in a pack of two – all packs are just £2.50 each.  Listed only on etsy – you can find them by clicking on these links:    unpainted              painted

Also, new in, a mix of small animal and others shapes – as blackboards to use at home, in your workplace, or as signs for items if you are selling at the xmas markets or school fairs and charity functions.  You can find them HERE.

 

 

And back in stock are the popular soap cutters – find them HERE

 

 

If you don’t want to register with etsy to buy anything you see there, you are welcome to send me a message thro the contact me page – see also the buying direct page – and I will send you a paypal invoice.

LAST POSTING DATES FOR XMAS…..

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Hi again

Just thought I’d put up the latest dates you can post items to reach their destination BEFORE XMAS – Royal Mail willing!

new for quilters, each of these squares are available

new for quilters, each of these squares are available

So, if you want me to post you any christmas present buys, for YOU to post them to the person you bought them for …the margins are pretty tight!

To have a look at my current items on etsy & ebay, including some new stock and some bargains, please click on the personal links under my photo on the right – its easier than me putting them up individually in each post!

 

 

natural frankincense resin for burning, I also have myrrh as well as the very popular amber resin

natural frankincense resin for burning, I also have myrrh as well as the very popular amber resin

I will, from now on, post most items 1st class, unless it just won’t work that way – ie: some parcels won’t go for £3.50, and unless you particularly want to pay the extra postage, they will have to go 2nd class, or via Hermes, which I recently discovered has a drop off point in the local CostCutter supermarket!

Please let me know, when ordering, if you want to pay the extra, and I’ll amend your invoice.

I’m not including the extra expensive last minute services, which give you a few extra days, because I don’t want to have to rush to the post office every day with rush orders – smile!

I am also happy to post the item direct to the person you are buying for – worldwide – just let me know their address when you order, and I’ll let you know what the extra postage is.  You can email me direct at julz@julzweaving.plus.com

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For international readers – these are the dates in and from the UK .

WITHIN THE UK

LETTERS & SMALL PARCELS:               2nd class  – 18 December          1st class   – 20 December

PARCELFORCE WORLDWIDE EXPRESS 48:     22 December

FROM UK TO:

Australia                     4 December                       New Zealand             3 December

USA                         12 December                          Canada                       9 December

Europe                    13 December                         China                          13 December

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Hope you’re not feeling too hassled with all your holiday preparations, or spending more than you can afford – smile

all the best

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All my xmas & general photographic greetings cards are now available to anyone -please see last post

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My Flash Sale has now ended, and I will be posting out the orders today – thank you to everyone who participated.

FireHaving got all the boxes down and set up an area where I can put orders together, I thought I might as well keep these on sale – HOWEVER – AS WELL AS ORDERING THE SETS AS SHOWN, YOU CAN ALSO CHOOSE WHICH CARDS YOU WANT FROM EITHER GRID, AND THE QUANTITY YOU WANT.  (Grids are on the previous post)

All cards will be 30p each, when bought direct from me only.  Please email me at julz@julzweaving.plus.com with your order – I haven’t named the cards here (you can see some of the names in the tag list below)  but its probably easier to just give me the positions in each grid – No 1 Grid is the Christmas Card set – No 2 Grid is the General Card Set.  ie: No 1 grid, line 1, card no 3/  No 2 grid line 3, card no 1 – if that makes sense to you!

I will email you back with the total cost, including postage to your country, and if you accept this, I will put together a paypal invoice for you.  Cards will be sent out as soon as possible after you have paid.  (Should anything go wrong your payment will have all the protection of the paypal system.)

Just for info, I have put together the set of 2 fireside greetings cards and the original 8″ x 6″ postcard on etsy – you can see it here

Please feel free to share this post, as this offer is now open to anyone who sees it, now that club members have had first dibs – smile!

(I will let you know when you order if any of the cards become out of stock, or unreachable – smile – reference to my excavations – see last 2 posts)

I loo forward to hearing from you

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The cards I found after my excavations – see previous post!

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set of 4 xmas cards

After more excavations in the stock room, I had to give up, because it would have entailed pulling out so much stuff to get to the other boxes, that I just didn’t have the energy!  However, I did find a box of mixed cards that I used to take with me to craft fairs etc – so this is the set I chose to sell as Xmas Cards.

They are not obvious Xmas cards, but I used to use them to send out to people at xmas, and people really liked an alternative to the usual Merry Christmas emblazoned type cards, and, besides which they often framed them afterwards – smile.

My best seller was the log fire card – bottom right, and as I don’t have quite as many of those as I do the others, I thought I’d offer them as a set, but not promise 5 of each card.

You may notice that ‘fireside’ is similar to the red teapot card – that’s because they are two crops taken from one large format negative – they were taken old style, on film.  I took a whole roll of the still life set up I created around my living room fireplace – and for some reason, on some of them, the film slipped slightly, and I got double exposures – which I liked better than the original sharp photograph – so I chose that one to print!

I originally printed the whole image as an 8 x 6″ postcard – which is also still available – and only later, when I was choosing images to print as greetings cards did it occur to me to split the image.

I am selling the 4 cards above as a set of 20 for £6 – that’s 30p a card, and is definately less than it cost me to produce them!

While I was at it, I decided to offer a set of 10 randomly selected cards from the rest of the range for £3 – also 30p each. These are some of the cards available in that set – the only reason I haven’t included all of them is that I couldn’t find a grid template big enuf to take the rest of them! 9 of my other cards

All the cards are 5″ square, blank inside and printed on really good card, with nice, good quality coloured envelopes.

The reason I have put them up here is that the cards do not show up large enough in the email I sent out to my customers on Saturday, so I thought I’d direct them here so they could see them properly.

However, having done so – if anyone else would like to buy any – please get in touch  – julz@julzweaving.plus.com

You can pay with paypal, which makes things easier.

“Enuf Already” of the sales pitch!  I would be interested in any comments, positive OR negative about the cards – feedback is always useful.

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FLASH SALES & CHRISTMAS CARDS ……..

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redteapotAll of a sudden we’re being bombarded with pre Christmas adverts, emails, junk mail etc etc…….and oddly enough, I’m planning to do something too ……..

Well, its like this, I was idly listening to Evan Davis (the new Newsnight presenter – what do you think of him?)  on the Bottom Line (Radio 4) the other week, and he and his panel of business people were talking about Flash Sales.  I couldn’t tell you much about what they actually said, but it sparked a train of thought – and I’ve been thinking about it ever since.

I used to be a photographer – I say used to be, because the old ways have been so superseded by digital cameras and mobile phones, that I can no longer earn a living in photography – without doing weddings, which I always refused!

TRECASTLEAt one point I also earned some extra by selling my own photographic greetings cards, which I got printed up to very high standards, and on very good card, with really nice envelopes.  Sadly, the ‘art’ greetings card market also took  a dive, as people don’t bother to send nice little notes on nice cards to each other any more either!

I’m not moaning – just setting the scene.  I now am back selling stuff on ebay, and if it weren’t for digital and broadband, I’d never have the opportunity.

Anyway, I did sell quite a lot of cards, and even had some in galleries and museums, but that was about 15 years ago!

When demand starting drying up, I went to see a local business advisor – he was a lovely man – his business was selling bull semen – smile – and he gave me some very good advice.  He said, sell them all off to a wholesaler for 1p a card! – ie take a big loss and forget about them. I was selling them for around  £2.50 at the time.

lambActually he was right – but I just couldn’t do it – so over the years the boxes of cards have had small incursions into them, but there are still loads left – all stacked up in the store room (my 2nd bedroom) and its got so bad in there that I have just spent ages trying to move stuff to get to them!   There are some I just ain’t gonna reach at the moment – I’m looking for the ones I used to sell and send as Xmas cards.  So altho the whole set may not be available – I thought I’d go ahead with the idea of a Flash Sale on the ones I can find – as soon as I’ve sorted everything out and worked how how many of each I have.  The ones I know I have at present are shown in this meandering blog!

Why am I writing this now – when I haven’t got any firm news to tell you?  Because I felt like a rest from excavating the store room, and because I plan to have things ready within the next week.  At that point I will be sending a NEWS FROM JULZ email to all my customers, giving them an exclusive offer, and I will be selling the cards for less than they cost me to produce – but NOT 1p!  So I thought I’d give you a heads up.

Anyone who has not bought from me, or thinks they have dropped off my mailing list, is welcome to email me at julz@julzweaving.plus.com – mentioning this blog, and I’ll add you to the list.

In the meantime I’ve been having fun putting some of my other photos/cards/prints up on my old ebay account – which you can view by clicking on the orange lettering.

I’ve also been adding to my listings on my new ebay account (mainly spinning & weaving stuff) – and to my etsy shop (a more eclectic mix) – click on orange lettering to have a look.

That’s all for now ……will let you know more when I know it!

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MERRY XMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR CUSTOM DURING 2012
HOPE TO SEE YOU IN 2013

MERRY XMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Just to let you know the last posting date for 1st class mail to the UK is Thursday 20 December – and anything now posted 2nd class or to international destinations  is unlikely to reach you before Christmas. (I have been sending items 1st class for you for the last couple of days, even if you paid for 2nd class postage.)

You can still order anything from my listings on ebay & etsy (link below as the edit on this page is not letting me add it here!), and I will post small items during the holidays, but anything special will be safer sent after the New Year Holiday, from 2 January, as there is likely to be a backlog in all postal systems.  If you have bought something and it hasn’t arrived yet, please be patient, especially if it has been sent overseas.

I will be adding new stock during January, as well as putting some items up at reduced prices, in a mini January Sale.  If you have any suggestions for items you would like me to stock, please let me know!

Have a good holiday – relax, enjoy and don’t overspend – smile!

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Julz Craft Supplies
85 cyfyng road
Ystalyfera
Swansea SA9 2BT

Tel: 01639 849685
email:  julz@julzweaving.plus.com
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