A New Decade Means New Stuff @ The Krafty Lady Fair Trade Store!

Hi everyone and a very, VERY happy new year, and new DECADE to you all! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and enjoyed spending quality time with family and friends 🙂

Thanks to everyone who came by the eBay store: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/thekraftyladyfairtradestore and signed up to the website http://www.thekraftylady.com – we still need some more members so please pop by when you have a minute and join our little community. There’s forums where you can chat with other members about anything and everything, blogs, games (Pacman and Tetris! Old Skool!), news on Fair Trade and charity events we’re helping with, and loads lof other cool stuff so it would be great to see you all there!It only takes a minute or so to fill out a profile and add a piccie of yourself and it’s well worth it 😉

Christmas at The Krafty Lady was truly awesome, and a huge thanks to everyone who bought gifts for their loved ones (or for themselves ;-D ). It kept me really busy and I had great fun. Being back on eBay is much better than I thought it would be! Thanks also to everyone who has left such kind feedback – we’re still rocking at 100% positive and I don’t expect that to change this year! (In fact, I’m *hoping* we might get to Top Rated seller status in the next couple of months… I’ll keep you posted!).

I’m currently listing lots of items – some of them you will have seen at the old shop, but quite a lot of the items coming in next week are all shiny and new so drop in frequently to get the best bits! Hoodies, hats, scarves, gloves and candley things are all selling as soon as I’m listing them at the moment, and I’m starting to list some gorgeous jewellery in time for Valentine’s Day. Body jewellery and ear stretchers will be back soon, too, with some job lots at *Bargain* prices so if you run your own shop, car boot sales or market stalls it may be worth coming by to have a look. I’m also in the process of getting some of the festival bits on ready for the new Festival Season starting in a couple of months – if you missed out on the poi before you’ll be pleased to know they’ll be back, with lots of other cool festival accessories!

We’ll also be doing some charity sales soon and taking part in some local charity events – keep an eye on our blogs for more information on these and to see how you can get involved. It’s Fairtrade Fortnight coming up so they’ll be lots of Fairtrade news soon!

You can sign up to our eBay store newsletter, the website newsletter, Twitter, our WordPress blog and even Facebook and MySpace to get the latest news, special offers and new items.

Wishing you all a fantastic 2010 and looking forward to seeing you at the website or at the shop. Thanks again to everyone who has visited so far, I’ll be back blogging more news soon!

*MWAH*

Viki xxx

The Krafty Lady is Moving! :-)

 

Hi everyone!

Sorry it’s been a while since we last spoke – this year had been a pretty tough one for us at The Krafty Lady and we’ve had some really important decisions to make, which we weren’t prepared to confuse you with until we knew what we were doing ourselves!

You may have noticed that our websites; http://www.thekraftylady.co.uk and http://www.thekraftylady.fr have been down for some time now… Don’t panic, we’re still here! 🙂 Soon all of our URLs will be redirected to our new eBay store, where we will be setting up camp for a while.

We really wanted to do a complete overhaul of our website and for this reason we’re closing it down until we can find a design and hosting company that we’re completely happy with! Our website is looking rather old now, and to be able to update it properly we’re going to need a bit of time to work on it.

However, in the meantime, you can find everything that was on the website at our shiny new eBay store by typing: http://stores.ebay.co.uk/thekraftyladyfairtradestore or http://www.thekraftylady.com – as of next week ALL of our URLs will be redirected to the eBay store so you shouldn’t have any problem finding us on there 🙂 And you can still contact us through our email addresses: thekraftylady@gmail.com or sales@thekraftylady.co.uk, or via our Skype: The_Krafty_Lady (02032877574).

And of course we will still be providing you with amazing Fair Trade and Ethically Sourced products as well as our World-Famous insanely good customer service! 😉

We want to thank everyone who’s supported us this year, and hope that your support will continue during this changeover period – it will be thoroughly rewarded with an awesome, amazing, fantastic new website at some point in the next few months! 🙂 Don’t forget to spread the word and tell your friends!

We’ll keep you updated with all the latest news – for live updates follow us on Twitter (http://twitter.com/TheKraftyLady) or at our WordPress blog (https://thekraftylady.wordpress.com).

Thanks again, we look forward to seeing you at The Krafty Lady Fair Trade Store!

Viki & Paul

The Krafty Lady

Huge Summer Sale – Up To 50% off Fair Trade & Ethically Sourced Products @ www.thekraftylady.co.uk

Hello everyone!
I hope you’ve been enjoying the Summer Festival Season and have been behaving yourselves at the same time 😉
Just a little note to let you know that there is currently a HUGE Summer Sale on at The Krafty Lady, with up to (and over, in some cases!) 50% discount on Fair Trade & Ethically Sourced products, including gorgeous wooden boxes, cast iron cauldrons, soapstone sculptures, beautiful candle kits ideal for gifts, incense, oil burners, pendulums, wands and crystal balls! All of these items must  go to make way for new stock, so please take a browse and pass this direct link to our sale items on to anyone you know who might be interested:
Enjoy the rest of your Summer, and we look forward to seeing you in the shop! Don’t forget to keep an eye out for our special discount code in The Festival Guide, and keep it green, people! 🙂
Viki and Paul

Hello everyone!

I hope you’ve been enjoying the Summer Festival Season and have been behaving yourselves at the same time 😉 Just a little note to let you know that there is currently a HUGE Summer Sale on at The Krafty Lady, with up to (and over, in some cases!) 50% discount on Fair Trade & Ethically Sourced products, including gorgeous wooden boxes, cast iron cauldrons, soapstone sculptures, beautiful candle kits ideal for gifts, incense, oil burners, pendulums, wands and crystal balls! All of these items must  go to make way for new stock, so please take a browse and pass this direct link to our sale items on to anyone you know who might be interested:

http://www.thekraftylady.co.uk/specials.php

Enjoy the rest of your Summer, and we look forward to seeing you in the shop! Don’t forget to keep an eye out for our special discount code in The Festival Guide, and keep it green, people! 🙂

Viki and Paul

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Flatrate Mainland UK Postage now just £5.95 @ www.thekraftylady.co.uk

Hail Facebookers, bloggers, Twits & Fans!

I’d like to announce that we have finally caught up with other online stores and are finally able to offer flat rate mainland UK postage at just £5.95. That means you can buy as much, (or as little) as you’d like and the postage cost will always be the same. Much easier!

We’re also opening up more payment options for you, so for those of you who don’t like paying via PayPal, (even though you don’t need an account to make a secure payment), you will be able to choose from a range of payment options such as BACS and Google Checkout, (as well as PayPal). This will *hopefully* be available in the next few weeks. As we use PayPal we are already using a secure payment server, however you’ll notice that as we get new payment options on the checkout we’ll also be getting an SSL certificate (the little padlock that appears beside a secure transaction) to reassure you lovely people that all of the transactions we make are kept totally secure with the new payment options.

We will be updating the website too over the next few months so keep an eye out for a redesign. All the changes will be small but will hopefully make your shopping experience all the better, and will also make the website easier on the eye! As always, we’d love to take your suggestions because it’s your shop. We have learned so much over the past year the shop can only get better and better!

You may also have heard that we will not be taking part in the London Bridges Walk for Kidney Research UK this year. The recession has hit everyone hard, (including us!) so we’ve only managed to raise a feeble £20 even though we have been fundraising since January. Because of this, we have decided that we will donate the money we would have spent on travelling to the kidney walk and buying food in London etc. (about £70) to Kidney Research UK through our sponsorship page, as we feel that the money would be better spent going directly to them rather than being spent on us getting to the walk! You can still help though; you can make a donation at:http://www.kidneyresearchuk.org or through our sponsorship page: http://www.kidneyresearchukevents.org/thekraftylady but please remember we will not be attending the walk so this will be a donation not sponsorship!

Once again we want to thank you for your support and custom – especially this year when we are all trying to save our money for necessities; it’s great to know we’re still wanted! 🙂

Have a great time at any festivals you may be attending, stay safe, and we’ll catch up a bit later on in the Summer!
Rock on!

Viki and Paul

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Fairtrade Fortnight & 10% OFF @ www.thekraftylady.com!

I hope you’re well and are enjoying 2009 so far 🙂 It’s turned out to be quite a busy year for The Krafty Lady – hence the reason we haven’t sent an update out for a while! I’m sitting in my lovely new organised office now, so it’s looking to be a good year! 😀

I just wanted to tell you about Fairtrade Fortnight which is taking place over the next couple of weeks. You can find out about all sorts of cool events going on in your part of the world by logging on to http://www.fairtrade.org.uk and going along to take part. We’re also joining in by offering 10% discount when you spend just £5.00 or more during Fairtrade Fortnight at http://www.thekraftylady.com, http://www.thekraftylady.co.uk, or http://www.thekraftylady.fr . Just type the following code in at the promo code box on checkout and 10% will be magically deducted from the total!

Promo Code: KRAFTYFAIRTRADE

I’m currently listing all sorts of exciting new Fair Trade products, including bags, wallets, hats… and even poi! And you may haave noticed the body jewellery section is looking a bit low – keep checking back over the next couple of weeks for some fantastic new products and ranges! There’s lots to be excited about.

Also please keep an eye out for our ad and promo code in the new Festival Guide which is out in May, and we’ll once again be donning the purple shirts to take part in the London Bridges Walk for Kidney Research UK in July; a 7 mile walk which takes us over the bridges of London – hopefully with better weather this year, although it still didn’t put us off! See our Gallery Page for photos of last year’s event, and if you’re feeling generous please go to: https://www.kidneyresearchukevents.org/profile.aspx?a=1705436132410025504 and sponsor us; the money goes directly to Kidney Research and you can even Gift Aid your donation to make it more worthwhile. We want to thank everyone that sponsored us last year – we raised over £300 for Kidney Research UK, and plan to beat that with £500 this year! 🙂

So that about wraps it all up for now – we’ll be in touch very soon with more updates, but in the meantime thanks for sticking with us and have a fabulous Fairtrade Fortnight!

Viki and Paul

Nope, We HAVEN’T Closed! Back Online This Week! :-)

Hey all!

Hello!

Wow, it seems like ages ago I started doing a complete overhaul of the shop, but it was actually only a week…. 🙂 Anyway, just to keep you lovely wonderful amazing people updated on the situation, we WILL be back online this week.

Basically, we are desperate to sell more Fair Trade items, because everyone seems to love them, we love them, and they’re really cool products; so you’re going to see a lot more of them in the next couple of months.

Our jewellery section is also expanding – the new stock is coming in over the next couple of days and I’m almost wetting my pants I’m so excited! There’s some really nice pieces.

We will, of course, still be doing body jewellery and ear stretchers – in fact, we’re going all-out and expanding the section, so they’ll be a lot more choice, including larger size stretchers, gemstone stretchers and some other cool surprises!

And our Witchcraft/Spiritual section is also expanding – there are some really nice handmade wands going in, plus lots more which I don’t want to reveal because it will ruin the surprise!

We’re also making sure our office is as green as it can be; We’ve got 100% Recycled Jiffy Bags, 100% Recycled Paper (plus we’re now able to recycle all of our old paper, thanks to the recycling Blue Box scheme we’ve just signed up to), energy-saving light bulbs will also be fitted in my shiny new office, which is nearly ready! Yay! And a whole list of other things we’re planning to do.
On this note, if anyone knows where I can get some eco-friendly sellotape, parcel tape and business cards I’d appreciate the heads-up! We’re still looking – I don’t understand why recycled things are so damn expensive, when they’re made from old rubbish! 🙂 I know, I know, it’s the factory process to get the paper back to paper…. but still 🙂

You might notice some other changes, too; but I’m not going to spoil anymore surprises! I’m working hard at the moment to get  the shop back online, and it should be ready by Sunday, so please bear with me – and thanks so much to all of you who have been to the shop and emailed me to let me know it’s offline! 🙂 We will be back and we are still The Krafty Lady, just slightly new and improved! BUT THE SAME GREAT PRICES.

I’ll send out another email once we are open, thanks again for all your support during this mental time!

Viki

Oh! And don’t forget, we’re now available at:

www.thekraftylady.com

as well as

www.thekraftylady.co.uk
&
www.thekraftylady.fr

HUGE SALE Now On!

To make way for all of our lovely new Fair Trade and Ethical stock, plus our cool new Body Jewellery, we’re having a HUGE sale! LOTS of our items are now half price or less, so check it out at the link below and see if there’s anything that you fancy! I’ll be adding more items continuously over the next few days so if you can’t see anything now check back later – it all has to go!

http://www.thekraftylady.co.uk/sale-c-191.html

And don’t forget if you spend £10 or more in September 2008 we’ll give you a 15% Discount code; just in time for all our lovely new items, and the dreaded Festive Season! So you can treat yourself or a friend to something Fair Trade, Ethical and guilt-free! 🙂