Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Selling Inventory

Well...I guess it's official. We won't be re-opening our doors. I've taken a few months to make this decision and it finally feels right. I've recently returned to work as a veterinarian and it is right where I need to be! I know there will be days when I miss all the fun of Mairzey Dotes...but it's time to move on.

So...lucky you...I'm starting to list some things on Ebay. I've already listed some random blankets, ribbon and fabric. I'll be adding some Amy Butler and other designer stay tuned!

Here are a few things I got listed today:

Yellow Chenille & Yellow Dots Large Blanket
Pink Dots Receiving Blanket
Blue/Yellow Dots Receiving Blanket
Cowboy Flannel Fabric
Yellow Chenille Fabric
Pink & Brown Dots Grosgrain Ribbon
Pink & Green Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Blue & Brown Dots Grosgrain Ribbon
Dog Fabric
Joel Dewberry Yellow Sparrows Fabric
Paisley Dot Chenille Blanket

Spread the word! Thanks!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Only one more week to place your orders!

Some of you have probably heard the fabulous news that there has been a one year stay put on the latest CPSIA legislation. This basically means that makers of children's products will not have to test their items until 2010. While this does not completely lift the burden off of businesses like Mairzey Dotes, it is certainly a major step in the right direction!

So if this is such great news, why do you only have one week to order from Mairzey Dotes?? Well, all of the CPSIA stuff has really made me reflect upon my business, my family, and my life. I need a serious change. You see, the reason I started this business was so I could be home with my kids. But I have realized that while I am home with my kids...I am working way too much! (Which means less time to play, less trips to the park, and less time to nurture my family and myself. So what is the purpose of being home???)

I really, really, really want to spend more time with this:
and this:

And I really, really, really want to be able to have more time to enjoy fun things like this:
and silly things like this:
Therefore, Mairzey Dotes will still be closing our doors on February 10th. I haven't yet decided if it will be for a few months or forever. But I have decided it is necessary. So please continue to stock up on our products and get 40% off with code "thanks" at checkout.

Please note that due to the high volume of orders we are receiving, it may take up to 2 weeks for us to get your items in the mail. Thanks for understanding...thanks for your orders...and most importantly -- thanks for being wonderful customers and friends!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

40% off everything...while supplies last!!

40% off!?! I know. I have some explaining to do.

This is not an easy post to write. You see, lately I've been wondering if we should keep our doors open. This business was started 4 years ago when my first son was born. It was a way for me to stay home with my family...yet remain creative and make a little income on the side. Lately,however, I am feeling pulled in too many directions. I have been feeling more overwhelmed by this business rather than fulfilled by it.

The final straw came when Congress passed the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act. This law goes into affect February 10th and requires that all products made for children (ages 12 and under) undergo rigorous testing to prove that they don't contain lead or pthalates. While this sounds like a good idea (who doesn't want to get those lead tainted toys off the market??), the reality is that thousands of crafters and artisans will go out of business -- Mairzey Dotes included. I simply cannot afford to pay thousands of dollars to prove that my products, which have never contained toxins, STILL do not contain toxins. Click here to read more about this crazy law.

While I am not saying for sure that we are closing our doors...I feel strongly that God is telling me to take a new direction. I'll keep you posted.

In the meantime, please take advantage of my indecisiveness and get 40% off your order by entering the code "thanks" at checkout. And please spread the word about the new legislation...and the big sale!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Best of 2008!!

The Editors at Cool Mom Picks (oh, how we love you, Kristen and Liz!) picked our bibs as the coolest bibs of 2008. Wow! I'm speechless.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Baby, it's cold outside!

I don't know where you all live...but it's been 3 degrees in Indy the past few days. Brrrrr!!! The only member of our family absolutely loving this weather is our crazy puppy. As for me -- I'm staying inside as much as possible.

Hope you all are staying warm!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

We're in Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine!

I was thrilled when my friend Jamie, of Wet Happened, emailed me the other day and told me I had a product in the December issue of Pregnancy & Newborn magazine! It is such an amazing feeling to know that editors of such an awesome magazine like my stuff!

They featured the reversible "D is for Dog" blanket. Next time you're at the bookstore, pick up a copy and check it out!