Hope everyone is having a great Summer, despite the very un-Summer weather like!
Things are crazy busy at The Piggy Lounge so I wanted to update you all on a few things!
Pre-Mades and Custom Orders
When I originally started The Piggy Lounge Cosies One Woman Production I decided that I would focus on pre-mades rather than custom orders. I like the flexibility of choosing my own fleece prints and I like the fact that you can have an item soon after you order it. But the main reason I decided this was due to my schedule. I work part time with some random overtime shifts in there. I also volunteer (or try my best) with Hazelcroft Guinea Pig Rescue helping with promotion, website maintenance, fostering, etc. In addition I also have a million other hobbies. Ohh, I also have a husband who likes to spend time with me, 9 guinea pigs, 2 gerbils, 2 rats and 1 hamster. In the next 2 weeks I am also looking after an additional 18 guinea pigs for a friend.
Custom orders make me feel under pressure as I struggle to keep everything else in balance whilst keeping my lovely customers happy. At the moment I have quite a few custom orders in a queue and going through them whilst keeping up with the above is rather slow. This also means I haven’t been able to sew new stock for the shop and that makes me sad as my main aim from the start was to have a nice selection of pre-mades.
Soooo…. (and this is the announcement part of this post) I will NO longer be accepting any custom orders! If you spot a fabric you like and would like a cosy out of it just hang in there, keep checking the shop, follow me on social media as eventually one like that will be all ready made, ready to purchase and ready to send. If you have enquired about a custom order before this announcement don’t worry, I will still complete it, although with the crazy couple of months ahead it might take longer than expected. I will be messaging all of you within next few days to confirm who are happy with this (or not).
Tough Mudder Half 2016
At the moment I am crazy busy training hard as I signed up to take part in a Tough Mudder Half on the 21st August. I’m fundraising for Piggies in Need and specifically a recent rescue of +350 piggies rescued from dire conditions. Every little helps so please consider donating and sponsoring me for this event. I am not that fit or strong so slightly terrified but will plough ahead for piggies. Click on this link to find out more and sponsor me.
TEAS (The Excellent Adventure Sanctuary) Animal Rescue Fair 17th September
I’m a big fan and supporter of TEAS and will be attending the 1st Animal Rescue Fair in September with The Piggy Lounge. I will be donation a big percentage of profits from the day to TEAS so obviously will need to build up stock for this event. It’ll be great and lovely to see some of The Piggy Lounge followers and customers there.
And that’s all for now, thank you for reading!