Clearance Sale

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Lots of craft eyes on clearance of up to 50% off or more with more added daily.  Click the image above to shop or go to shop.suncatchereyes.com

Clearance Sale!

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Clearance!  A few have been added to the clearance section.   Lots more to come! http://www.shop.suncatchereyes.com/Clearance_c17.htm

I can help you with your business!

business-adviceAt the highest tier on my GoFundMe campaign, I’m offering up to a month of business support including:

*Branding
*Online storefronts
*Customer retention
*Customer service
*Social media
*Packaging and shipping
*Product photos
*Increasing sales
*Guerilla marketing
*Answering all of your questions (email with a few phone calls too)

Once I began offering these services, I realized this is a real passion for me – helping others grow their business by sharing what I’ve learned over the past 10 years.  You should have seen the length of my first email!  I had to stop myself LOL!  There are so many things I’ve learned from experience and teaching myself, and I can’t wait to share them.

Since I’m enjoying this so much, I thought I would offer it on Etsy and my website as well.  Here is the Etsy link:  Professional Advice for your Craft Business  It’s $150 for up to 1 month of ongoing support including any and all of the topics above and answering questions and brainstorming with you.

What do you think?  I’m really excited about this!  I look forward to working with you!

Our strange holidays with autism

I hope everyone had a good holiday. Some of you may celebrate with friends and family, some of you may not. We don’t. When my kids were probably around 11 or 12, we realized that their autism made change almost intolerable to them.  That’s any change:  Change in season, change in daylight savings time, changes in our daily schedule, someone getting sick, plans changing, holidays … any little change.  So in order to minimize the stress of change as much as possible, we stopped celebrating holidays and even birthdays.  We still recognize the person on their birthday and have a cake, but that’s it.  There’s no singing or big fuss.  Instead of a big party with presents, presents are given through the year “just because” instead of for a specific holiday.  I like it better that way anyway.  It feels more special to me instead of being forced to buy tons of presents for one day.

This Thanksgiving is a little different.  Both of my sons have their own apartments (I’m so proud of them!).  So I cooked Thanksgiving dinner for everyone and delivered it to each of their homes. We visited for a few minutes, and that was it. Easy and stress-free for everyone. That’s also the way we’ll be celebrating Christmas.

It took me a long time to come to terms with the fact that we couldn’t have a big holiday get-together and be “normal,” but now I’ve realized that every family is different and that’s okay.  I can’t tell you how wonderful it feels to let go of all that stress.  It’s awesome being different!

Here’s a little video I made on the holidays and school and how it’s okay to be different:

Hope you all have a good holiday in your own way.

Michelle

Black Friday coupon code

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Click the image above to shop.  I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday!

25% Off cut (owl) craft eyes

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Click on the image above to shop for cut (owl) craft eyes or here:  http://www.shop.suncatchereyes.com/Cut-Owl-Eyes_c13.htm.  Sale is through the end of November.

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It’s giveaway time! Ends November 20

Lots of giveaways going on over on my Facebook group.  Simply scroll down and comment on any or all of the giveaways to enter to win.  Winners will be chosen on November 20, 2016.  Good luck!

Sorry to those of you not on Facebook.  This is the best platform for me to reach the most people at this time.

Closer to goal and lots of giveaways!

Getting closer to my goal of $1600 for the GoFundMe campaign.  Thank you all so much.  There have been 20 donations so far!  Please consider checking out the campaign.  I’m offering some nice thank you gifts.  This GoFundMe is to help me stock up on craft eyes for the holiday season so that I can fill all orders that come in.

You can read/watch a video on my GoFundMe about why I need to do this campaign.  Basically some of my family members needed extra help from me over the past year, so now I don’t have the personal funds to put into my business.  Plus summer is my slow season, so there wasn’t a lot of extra business income to buy stock.  Kind of a perfect storm of sorts.  Once I get through this month and pay for this stock, things should be back to normal again.  Thank you for all your support.  Sharing this campaign on your social media helps a lot too.

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There are lots of giveaways on the Suncatcher Craft Eyes Facebook page, some today and then more on Tuesday.  To enter, comment on the Facebook page posts.

35% of the way to goal!

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I am totally blow away by the outpouring of support and love that I’ve been receiving.  We’re 35% of the way to goal in just 5 days.  I’ve been moved to tears more than once.  These donations are going to help keep Suncatcher Craft Eyes financially stable through this holiday season, allowing me to keep in stock all the craft eye sizes you all need for your upcoming projects.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

If you would like to donate or help get the word out about this campaign, simply click the link above to go to my GoFundMe page.  You’ll find information there about how to donate and the thank you gifts available as well as links to share on social media, which really helps a lot.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Michelle

 

1/4 of the way to goal in just 2 days!

1/4 of the way to goal in just 2 days! https://www.gofundme.com/suncatchers
Each gift tier comes with a thank you gift.
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I can’t thank you all enough! All of your messages of support have really helped me get back into the fighting spirit. We will have an awesome holiday season no matter what!
 
There are other ways to help besides donating. Share this post on your social media to get the word out helps a lot too! 
Thanks so much for your support.  I’m overwhelmed by all the wonderful messages and donations.