WistfulSupplies is taking a short break.
10-03-11: Hi there! I realize some variation of this message has been up for a very long time and many longtime, loyal customers have had to move on to purchasing from someone else, which I understand though I'm sorry to have lost you as a customer and hope that maybe you'll see this message or see that I've reopened and come back because I appreciate and miss all of you! Just wanted to make a note that I had yet another health setback since the last update I posted but I am finally in a place where things are at least a little bit less hectic and hope to reopen this month. I realize I've probably missed most of your holiday shopping but feel free to send a convo if you'd like to see about placing an order between now and when I open or as soon as I open and I can let you know if I have what you need in stock. There are a few items I'm having trouble restocking due to problems with suppliers but most everything that I used to sell is still in my inventory so I just need to get organized and reopened. I *really* hope to be able to do this by the end of October at the latest. For really real. No really. I promise. Which is to say: I promise I will do everything I can to make that happen. :)
Also: deepest and most sincere apologies if I missed replying to a convo you've sent in the last few months. I've had some trouble with my email and I've never been able to really keep up with convos on Etsy - I always am made aware of them via email and I think I may have missed a few. If I've failed to respond to you, I can promise you it was absolutely not meant as a snub or a lack of interest in your business or anything like that. Life has just been sort of relentlessly overwhelming lately but I hope to be reopened soon (she says for the hundredth time in the last year). Stay tuned! Please convo with any questions. Thank you so much for your patience and support! xo!
8-11-11: HELLO! I know I've been away for a very, very, VERY long time but I am working to get everything ready so that I can open for the holidays at least, even if I end up having to close again right afterward. I'm having health problems and don't know that I'll be able to stay open but I am hoping to be open again sometime during the week of the 21st-27th.
As much as I LOVE my international customers, I am only going to be taking US orders during this time since US postage can be printed at home and picked up from my home but unfortunately, the same is not true of international mail. In addition to having health issues that have caused a great many problems, I also have limited transportation so trips to the post office are an obstacle I can't really work around right now. I will try to work something out for next year and fully intend for this limitation to only be temporary.
I'm currently going through my inventory and prepping buttons and things like that. If you are a regular customer who still checks in, well, first of all, THANK YOU, that means the world to me. Secondly, if you are checking in and see this message, please feel free to convo me and let me know what you need and, if I have what you need in stock, I will make a spreadsheet listing names, dates, and items so that your listings will go up first. If you're comfortable paying in advance so that your order can ship right away, let me know. Otherwise, orders will ship in the order that payment is received.
If you have any questions, please let me know. Thank you again for your patience and I look forward to finally reopening my shop, yay!
4-17-11: I have been gone for about six months now, which is waaaay longer than I intended and I've been just awful about replying to convos, I'm so so so sorry. Life and health issues have really gotten in the way here and I've had very little internet access and have not been confident I'd be able to run my business properly and efficiently under the current stresses I've been experiencing but I absolutely 100% intend to return and will be finally getting back to anyone who has sent a convo and has not received a reply. Even if it's too late to do business with you, I still intend to send you a message apologizing for the delay and thanking you for your interest because I appreciate all of my customers very much and I'm so sorry for any inconveniences caused. I hope to see some familiar names when I get back and look forward to working with all of you again.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and kind words. All are deeply appreciated and I swear, I'm working on it and as soon as I get things sorted out and leveled out, I will absolutely be back. If you would like to discuss an order during the interim, please convo me with the details. I have better internet access now at least so I will get back to you and let you know if it's possible to work something out - just convo with the details: what you need (description, quantities, that sort of thing) and any time constraints you have as well as where you live (just need to know what country) and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
I give up on giving dates when I'll get back because that always goes poorly but I am hoping within two months or so, I hope I hope I hope. I am able to fill orders now though so please contact me if you're interested in ordering while I'm closed and we can discuss it. :)