One of the reasons this blog has been fairly quiet lately is that during late March/early April I finally made a decision that had been playing on my mind for a while. Having made the decision, writing the announcement had then been hanging over me sapping my energy. So to say I have mixed feelings about this post is an understatement. There is sadness mixed with utter joy and tinged with apprehension. No wonder I haven’t really been in the mood to blog or create.
Read on for the full story!
What’s the big news?
I’m sure many of you have probably guessed by now, or at least may not be entirely surprised.
As of 31st May 2015 my online craft store Quixotic Paperie will be closing, just in time for the 6th anniversary.
It has been an incredible, interesting, challenging and utterly crazy six year period of my life. So much has happened both in my life generally and because of the store. I’m not sure that I would have spent so much time playing with markers if I hadn’t been on this adventure. I certainly do not regret my online retail journey, but it is time to move on to a new chapter. I’ve learnt many things in the past six years, one of which being that my heart doesn’t lie in running a retail store.
After the sad and draining events of recent years I realised it was time to stop treading water and follow my heart.
The clearance discounts over on the website have now been increased, and are now final. Once it’s gone, it’s gone, so be quick and grab whatever is on your wishlist. Many items are now up to 60% off. All sales are final, discounts apply to new orders only, everything ends on 31st May 2015.
What will I be doing from now on?
More creating, more writing, more of everything I’ve been wanting to do. I’ve got lots of things in mind for this blog, so watch this space. I am confident that this new chapter will involve bringing you lots more inspiration via this blog.
Uh oh, what about Make it Colour Blending Card?
I will still be selling one popular item – Make it Colour Blending Card. I know so many of my customers and readers are fans so don’t worry, if you love Make it Colour Blending Card you will still be able to purchase it after 31st May 2015 and I will publish the necessary details at that time.
That’s all folks!
A huge thank you to everyone who has supported Quixotic Paperie and me personally. Your custom and friendship have been hugely appreciated, and I very much hope you will continue to join me over here in the coming weeks, months, years.