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  1. September, where did that Summer go?

    As I sit here looking out across the field, the leaves on the trees are very noticably changing colour, they know that Autumn is in the air, the nights are drawing in and despite the headlines promising us an Indian Summer, we are now racing towards beautiful Autumn.

    Autumn, with it's rich oranges, reds, and browns; crunchy leaves on the floor that are great to kick around; the smell of warm, comforting woodsmoke; and the fields full of Pumpkins and Squash, with outstretched leaves and tendrils gently cuddling it's young.

    This is also the time that we, at White Wizard Purple Elf, start planning for the Winter. This month we have already seen an increase in orders, as the seasonal gift buying begins. This week we have placed orders with our suppliers for the first of our new Seasonal stock, we are most excited about a delivery of Cornish Pewter Jewellery, as well as some mischievous Pixies, and magical toadstools.

    Some of you may have seen our St Justin pewter jewellery at an event this summer, and some of you may have heard the story of the Shipwrecked Cornish Tin. We are very privilaged to be able to sell, exclusively, a beautful range of Viking jewelley made in Penzance Cornwall from Cornish Pewter.

    The festival season is now coming to an end, but you can still visit us between now and the end of September at Middle Earth Festival, Sarehole Mill, Birmingham; The Enchanted Boar Festival, Ammanford, Wales; and Dragon Daze, Newport Centre. Followed by Christmas Fetes and Markets later in the year.

    Viking Ships

  2. I am currently considering adding a new section to our shop, it will be called something like, Build Your Own.

    The idea being, we have lots of garments available in many sizes and colours, and thousands of designs. I am trying to work out a way that you select your preferred garment in a colour of your choice, and your size. And then select a design.

    It's just a case of getting my head around the idea. At the moment I see complications in the size of the design, and what it will fit on. A larger taller design is easier to stitch on a Zoodie, but on a Hoodie, due to the restrictions of the tubular nature of the garment, we tend to only stitch up to 200mm tall.

    We hold the most popular sizes and colours of garments in stock, but it can take up to 2 weeks to get in a different colour and size, I am not sure if customers would really want to wait that long for their order. So should I specify for each colour/size how long it may take, or do I state 2-3 weeks for all?

    Then there is the pricing, do I price the garment, and the design. Or the garment at e.g. Hoodie £30 and the design 1p.

    Lots of things to think about, and I won't know if it works, until I have spent hours building it all!

    I am currently thinking, if I add the Hoodies e.g. the 3 different weights, and the contrasts. Hmm, but some colours are available in larger sizes. I need to think about this a bit more.

    In principle, I think it's a good idea, but how it woud need to be set up, and if it will work, remains to be seen.