...A shop update on April 1? It’s NO joke!! But it is limited and for a short time… so HURRY!
And I’m serious about the wee bit part! I’m no longer stocking a full store. My work schedule hasn’t relented: but I’ve missed being creative so I’m making time for small shop updates every 6-8 weeks. Small but mighty. Small but BEAUTIFUL!
This month’s update is all about Liberty of London. Soft pastel fabrics from the STILE collection (art deco/nouveau themes in blue, salmon pink, green, and yellow) are perfect for this time of year. There are 8 fabric prints to choose from: and you’ll find two handcrafted Art Bear Sachets as well.
And because I adore you all and to reward your patience and support: I’m creating special gifts with purchase for each of you. Unique, one of a kind, original bits of Mireio just for you when you spend $20 or more. This month I’ve made these wonderful envelopes from antique sheet music and Liberty of London fabric. Each envelope is unique and includes a Mireio postcard and a tiny lavender sachet (retail: $7.50).
And if you come LIKE my facebook page, you’ll find an GREAT coupon too!
♥ April 1st: Liberty of London for Spring — Unique Sachets and Gifts featuring Liberty of London fabric.
♥ Each $20 order (before coupon) will receive a handmade Mireio Gift Package . (fabrics and sheet music WILL vary!) While supplies last.
♥ LIKE Mireio’s FB page and receive a BIG coupon on your order.
♥ Supplies are very limited. Next shop update is May 13, 2013
Friends, it’s not too early to be thinking about Mother’s Day. And between the gift with purchase and an amazing coupon, this might be your moment to get something wonderful for the Moms in your life (and treat yourself in the process!)
Love you all and thank you for your support.
Time to stir. . .
Observant readers will notice that I’ve unlinked my store and sidebar options. After much thought and lots of math, I realized that there just aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish everything I need to do and keep Mireio up and running. So, I’m opting to shutter the store and focus my energy on other projects.
I’m sad. But I’m also optimistic. Sometimes, a break is a creative jumpstart. And even with the closing of Mireio, my time seems ridiculously filled. I don’t like the word “busy”. We’re all busy! But, I am noticing that down-time is a thing of the past. So, I’m hopeful that by taking something off my to-do list, I will have a bit more breathing room to accomplish some of my other goals. I rather do less, well… than do more, poorly. I just don’t have the time working 30+ hours a week and homeschooling to focus any energy, much less creative energy to Mireio. And I love my little store too much to not give it my all.
So, it’s time to stir things up.
And the first thing on my list is this ridiculous disasterpiece we live in! After a year of living in an unfinished construction zone, I’m breaking out the paint brushes and setting to work. I have NO idea when the unfinished carpentry projects will get done — that’s a cash-flow and time reality (who has time to vet and hire contractors? I’m still so emotionally scarred from last year, that I don’t even want to let anyone with a toolbelt through the front door.) But I can paint. And while IZ is working 70+ hours a week and can’t really help, our adorable son offered to step in and man-handle a paint-roller.
As for that color. . . well, it’s a peachy-pink not in the plan in any way sort of color. It’s for the upstairs lounge — the room where all our old furniture goes to live. It’s a risk. It’s not the plan. It’s not even remotely what I imagined last year when I was envisioning the future. And it’s aptly become a metaphor for this moment in my life.
Time to stir things up.