Thursday, 31 July 2014

Minor adjustments

Hello All!

Eeek, just one day to go.....

Before I open the doors again I wanted to update you on a small change that I'll be making to how the shop will be run.

With two children now running/ rolling around little maldod HQ life is pretty busy and time is even more precious than ever. As you'll probably have worked out by now little maldod is an independent handmade business that is run solely by me, not withstanding the amazing love and support that I have from my husband (AKA chief label printer in hours of need!)

Almost everything  I sell is made to order and everything is carefully printed or sewn, packaged and sent to you as if I were making a gift for a friend. Because I want the same care and attention to go into each order without it being rushed out the door and into the post box, I've decided to extend the dispatch time from 5 to 7 working days. Very often I can turn things around well within this time frame but at least this gives me breathing space when life gets busy.

Personalised vests have been a best seller for little maldod and the original long sleeve vests will still be available when the shop reopens. However I'll also be stocking some shorter sleeve vests (like those below) with brand new designs which will be perfect for the summer. 

I've come up with, what I think, is rather a clever plan and will be offering a selection of each design and style at heavily discounted 'sample' prices. The only catch is that the vest or t-shirt will be photographed for the shop before winging its way to you. A win win situation don't you think? I'll post more details of this on facebook and Instagram in the next week or two so keep your eyes peeled.

Finally, the eagle eyed amongst you may notice that some products have been discontinued. This is so that I can keep things looking fresh and exciting. However if there's something that you spotted before that you'd like to order just drop me a line as I happily take commissions.  

I very much look forward to welcoming you back again tomorrow and hope you enjoy what’s to come over the next couple of weeks.

Thanks for reading.

Lowri x

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

It's been a while....


So, one minute it was March and I was awaiting the arrival of our daughter, the next minute she's here smiling, giggling and rolling and its nearly August. It feels just like yesterday that we bought our little newborn back from hospital and started to settle into life as a four. Our chirpy (read chopsy), happy and contented little Anwen is an absolute joy and such a wonderful addition to our family. 

I thought I might have updated this blog a bit more than I have done since her arrival (i.e. at least once) but as it turns out I rather lost my blogging groove when life's pace stepped up a gear.
However I've found great enjoyment in documenting life's adventures through Instagram. Its a great form of social media and I've experienced a real sense of community from it. If you use it then do look up and follow @littlemaldod for more up to date happenings.

As well as welcoming Anwen into the world in March we've had a fun filled couple of months. We've celebrated mine and Wilf's birthdays, spent time visiting friends and family and had a lovely week in West Wales in a delightful farmhouse. We've also had lots of lovely home and garden time and have been making the most of the amazing sunshine. Here's a few photos of what we've been up to. 

A break from the shop while we adjusted to life as a four has been lovely (and much needed) but I knew I'd want to get back to little maldod over the summer, so here I am! Yes in case you've missed it the shop will be open for business again from this Friday 1st August (gulp!)

I'm very exited to share some lovely new products that I have planned as well as making some little maldod versions of things I'm finding really useful with a little one again.

I'll share further details of these in future blog posts but this feeding cover is a small taster of what's to come. 

If I'm honest with you, as well as being excited I'm also slightly nervous about opening up the doors again. I'd got used to running things with one toddler who could be depended on to have epic afternoon naps and to go down well each night (SO lucky, I know.) Now there's another little person around and time is even more precious. I've therefore decided to make a small change to how the shop is run but I'll update you on that next time.

I'll also share some details of a special offer on samples that could be making their way to you very soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by and I look forward to welcoming you back to little maldod on Friday!

Much love,
Lowri x