I’m not a great secret keeper (understatement noted), so it’s been driving me crazy not to share the progress of our new web design with you guys. I must admit I had very little to do with the actual change… it was all Michelle’s design and Tim’s computer skills. My contribution? Michelle would hold 2 things up and say, “Do you like this or that better?” I suspect she only asked for my input on things that she could have gone either way on. Have I ever mentioned she tends to treat me like a toddler? 😉
Anyway, I suspect you are oooing and ahing along with me. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new design. It is less fussy, more open, but at the same time maintains the warmth and spirit of Wee Folk Art. I think she nailed it spot on!
You will need to take some time to reacquaint yourself with the site. We are organized a bit different, with some things being deleted and some new info being added. Probably the greatest change for us is the addition of a “Shop”!
Although our Shop will not be open until January, we are hard at work and very excited for this next evolution at Wee Folk Art. Over the past year we have been approached by many businesses wanting to sell our finished projects or interested in buying some of our patterns. We have also been approached by several businesses to sell kits of some of our projects. We have also had truck loads of request to have our patterns available in a more printer friendly format.
Well, we agreed that this was the next logical step, but we decided instead of selling our creative efforts off to others, we would open a shop and do it ourselves, and be able to do it our way! So, what will be in our shop? We will be selling patterns that can be downloaded immediately, that are written in an easy to follow style and that are print friendly. Patterns will be sold for a modest price. In the future you can also expect to see some E-Books added to the inventory.
Most exciting… we will start carrying kits of some of our special projects. (The dolls pictured above will be one of the first kits in our shop.) When I go to do a project, I have a wealth of materials before me. Most crafters don’t have the same materials in their stashes. Now, you can simply buy a kit, and when it comes in the mail, you’ll be ready to start crafting. Our shop will start out small, but will grow monthly. We hope this is a service that will have meaning to you. Also, as time goes by, we will be adding more and more crafting supplies, and occasionally, items made by Michelle and myself :).
As we approach the opening to our shop, we will start giving you little peeks 🙂 And for all of you that are now saying, “Darn it”. We loved Wee Folk Art because of all the FREE patterns… not to worry. We will continue crafting right here, adding more FREE patterns and applique blocks all the time. Our Shop is not going to replace our blog, hopefully, it is going to enhance it and give our readers choices.
When you are feeling particularly alert 🙂 please spend some time reading over our FAQs. If you’ve never read them before, you are in for a treat (cough cough). Quite a riveting read 😉 Probably half of the emails we receive have questions that are answered in our FAQs. It is especially important to read the sections on copyrights. If you have any questions after reading our FAQs, don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
So, there you have it… our new design, we hope you love it, and the announcement about our Shop that will be coming in January… we hope you are excited. So, run along, take a look around, and let us know what you think, and please report any wonky behaviors you stumble upon. We are sure the site will need some tweaking! Thanks 🙂