Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2 new kits in the store!

Paris Designs has been busy these last couple of weeks. 2 new kits in the store!  Winter Blues:

and Winter Joy

Both kits work individually or together, coordinating in elements, style and colors and are personal use only. They can be found at our new store, Flights of Fancy     Just click on the name of the store and you should be taken to it!  The kits are only $2.99 each.  They are just waiting for you to help you make your winter memory pages.


Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve!

What a pre-holiday season it has turned out to be!!  We got the store 'opened' but just, the grand opening date has not been decided on yet.  We will definitely keep you all posted! Please head on over and register... don't forget to sign up for the newsletter!!  We are doing one thing I am very very pleased about. Quality Control! Nothing is going into the store for sale without going through the QC team. We want those little annoying problems you can find in kits stopped before they get to the customer. No nasty little surprises, or even little annoying ones are coming into the store and being sold.  We did get a Christmas kit in the store and have 2 more in the works.  To see it and more previews of what all is in it, go to the store!!  Flights of Fancy Click on the preview to head on over!!

Craft fairs all went by in a blur.  I was swamped before they got here and before I knew it they were over. I could tell by how exhausted I was I had done them though. The mess that is created when getting ready for them is still in evidence in the living/dining room in our apt. because I have not been able, or should I say not had the energy when I am home, to clear it away. The table and love-seat are piled high with multicolored pieces of materials, sewing machine, crates with glitter, glue, ribbons and buttons are stacked in the mess as well.  Here is a couple shots of one of the fairs, and it is only a couple areas of the table. I can say I make everything you see.

Then there is the unusual weather here in Paris. It has almost not stopped snowing. In the 12 years I have been here, never have I seen it like this. I am so glad I picked up a pair of boots when in Michigan this summer. I am not without them most of the time. Unfortunately my winter coat is packed somewhere down in our storage and I have yet to go and dig for it. So, I go out with 2 lighter coats, 2 scarves, sometimes 2 pair of gloves, hat and boots. My mom is sure I am not dressing warm enough, but I have the evidence. I look like a polar bear in blues. Only good thing is in the spring when I don't do this any longer, I look like I dropped an easy 20 lbs!

Why am I wearing all of this?  Simple... this is what I am wading through when we go outside.

This is the "Place des Fetes" where we live (Paris France). There were people all over the place and kids building snowmen. I have never seen so many different shapes and sizes with unusual decorations in one place. I was going to take photos the next day when I went out to walk the dog but some vandal had been busy during the night and they were all destroyed.

I chuckle each time I go out being from Michigan, watching the drivers who are trying to drive with their non-snow tires, tiny cars and lack of experience. Then I watch the crazy ones who actually walk out in front of the cars thinking because they are going slow they will be able to stop, when you can barely stand up it is so slippery.

We are going to have a late Christmas though. I worked up until today and hubby came down ill to start his vacation. He has been in bed for almost 2 days straight but starting to complain more so I think maybe he has passed the worst of it. No sense trying to do nice meals when he feels so crummy. I don't even have the tree up but did clear out the corner a little where I 'may' put a smaller version of what we usually put up. Not sure. It is so much work to put up and take down when you are not feeling good enough to enjoy it.

The daughter and grand daughter have made it home for the holidays (in Michigan) and we will try and hook up with everyone via phone to wish them a very Merry Christmas. That all said, I should get back to work on those kits OR work on getting a small tree up. Which will it be?

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!  May it be filled with peace, happiness, love and good health.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Wow!! More designers and kits going into the store! ALSO.....

We are very sorry to say we had problems with an upgrade in the cart and had to redo it. Anyone who has registered as a customer to receive the newsletter will have to PLEASE -- RESIGN UP.  We lost our few registered customers... but hopefully we will get them all back and registered!


The good news is we have signed up a couple more designers, that makes 6 of us so far. The kits should start going into the store very soon. They are starting to go through the Quality Control Team. Each kit will be QC checked and if all is ok, given the "ok" to link into the store. You should see this little sticker either on a preview or in the description area saying all is well....

 although even if the designer doesn't put it in, it is not allowed to be linked into the store without the QC Okay!!

Still do not have a grand opening 'date', but it is basically open. We will continue to keep you updated!