Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Coming soon to a website near you!

I've been brainstorming the past few weeks to come up with some wonderful new products and ways to make your shopping at The Creative Cupcake easier. We will be unveiling some fun new accessories over the next several weeks, with the big unveil of our new line of belts coming in early February.

One of our customer's favorite features is our 115 different ribbon colors, sizes and styles that we carry in stock. To make it easier for you to imagine how our headbands will look in your favorite polka dot color or just how that ribbon belt will look in that chic new preppy stripe you have been eyeing, we will be introducing individual product photos for each of our items! It is going to take us a LONG time to photograph (and edit, resize, upload.....) each and every one but it'll be worth the wait! Starting with our popular headbands, we will be working our way through each of our product categories until we're done. Take a look at our Key Fobs to get an idea of what our new layouts will look like!

You've asked. You've begged. You've even tried to bribe. We finally gave in and will be adding these super, top-secret preppy critter headband designs to the site very soon. They will be in limited supply until our latest ribbon shipment comes in and may temporarily sell out, but don't say we didn't warn you!

Holiday Recovery Sale!

Save on headbands, makeup bags, wallets and all remaining holiday exclusive designs!
Shop this sale until 12/31/06 - 11:59pm EST

Friday, December 22, 2006

Hark, the Herald Prepsters Sing!

We made it! All of our holiday orders have been shipped and save for a small shipping snafu we had a wonderfully successful holiday season. Look out for our Year In Review coming next week, once we've recovered from our traveling adventures...

Merry/Happy [enter your celebration of choice] & Happy New Year from all of us here at The Creative Cupcake!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

New: Grosgrain Ribbon for Sale!

Even though we are smack in the middle of the holiday season, I have been spending the better part of the past few weeks finalizing the designs for Spring 2007. I'm trying to think of flowers and balmy weather while my radio plays "O Holy Night", the humor of which is not lost on me. I've decided to completely revamp the belts the design of the belts that we carry, and also take the time to update our ribbon inventories. There are several new grosgrain ribbon designs that I have been itching to carry for our Preppy styles, but that means I need to discontinue some of the current styles.

Sometimes in my business, I may be thinking about 2 completely unrelated things and, all of a sudden, they cross paths. Like today. You see, I often receive questions from customers asking about my ribbons and if I sell them. Well, now I do! Sort of... Seeing as I'm going to be left with thousands of yards of ribbon that I won't be using anymore and need to clear out of my studio, I've decided to sell the overstock and discontinued ribbon along side my accessories. Take a look!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

We got a little work done

I thought the blog was looking a little down and out, and who doesn't love a makeover? A little scrub here, a little peel there... maybe even some Botox to iron out the wrinkles. There are categories to help you navigate the posts better, some new fonts and colors, plus a shmancy new header at the top. Not to shabby.

Now that our shows are over for the season, it is time to turn my attention to the site and working on what new and wonderful things we are going to offer in the next year. I don't want to give too much away just yet, but there are going to be some amazing new designs for both adults and kids. Actually, now that I stop and think about it, there are going to be some major announcements within the next few months here at The Creative Cupcake. Big. Stuff.

The best part? We'll need to clear out some of our current stock to make room in our store and studio for the new designs, which means BIG SALES are in your future! Fans of preppy, girlie and just plain cute accessories are not going to be dissapointed!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Holiday designs are selling quickly!

Just to forewarn - don't wait too much longer to buy our holiday designs as gifts or for yourself. Quite a few of the pieces are close to selling out and I'd hate to see you and your loved ones left unadorned for the holidays!

I love ribbon!

Nothing much to report. We had our first two Texas shows to great reviews. I realized that it is going to take some time to figure out where our customers are down here. I knew Jersey and the specific towns that did well for us -- and learned that the towns next door don't necessarily have the same buying habits. Here in Dallas it is a whole new ball game. I need to go around asking people, "Excuse me. Where are the rich people with small children?" Not that it might be rude, or anything...

Over the next few weeks I'm going to be cleaning out my ribbon stash. Not that "stash" even begins to cover the tens (probably hundreds) of thousands of yards of ribbon that have taken over my studio. I'll be going over my sales records and discontinuing some of the patterns that don't sell as quickly (read: BIG SALES!!) and then adding some wonderful new patterns that I just know you are going to eat up!

Otherwise I am plugging along and making things like crazy. I've probably made more clips and bows and headbands and belts in the past week than I have in the 2 1/2 years that I've been in business! But busy is good, so I'm not going to complain. Well, maybe just a little [wink]...

Friday, December 01, 2006

Let it... snow?!

I don't know quite what is going on... Wednesday afternoon errands were done with the windows down and the sunroof open. It was about 80 degrees and a bit breezy but otherwise beautiful. Did I just say 80-degrees was beautiful? Boy, Texas has really done a number on me. But I digress... So I start dinner around 5 and by the time we're done with dinner and I've finished my work for the night (maybe 10-ish) we sit down on the couch and go to open the nearby window because our apartment was a little stuffy. In that 5 hours, the temperature had dropped to (per the Weather Channel) 37-degrees and it was going to start snowing overnight! Umm... what?!

So for the past 36 hours we've been staying warm inside, working up a storm (pun totally intended) to get ready for my first Texas show tomorrow. We're going to have to venture outside at some point today and I don't know how I'm going to handle it. Afterall, our first Thanksgiving here was 83-degrees so we were getting ready to spend the winter in relative warmth. No such luck, I guess. In the meantime, I'm glad I've amassed a large scarf collection since I have no idea where our coats are!!