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I Know Who I Want to Take Me Home!

Posted by southernmooncreations on March 3, 2012 at 11:25 PM

IMPORTANT!!! This year I'm going to close down shop for a month at a time, a couple times this year. Right now it looks like Southern Moon Creations will close during April, July and October. Please note that if you placed an order before my shop closes you will still get your orders.

Why am I doing this? One major reason is that I love my kiddos and think that they occasionally like to get to play with mommy. Another reason is this; it's getting too big. I've been at this for about six year and with each new year the percentage of orders per month grows. I used to be able to count of January and February being down time months where I'd be able to experiment and come up with news items. Now those months are so busy that there is no down time, which is realyl sad because those were my only two vacation months out of the year.

I greatly enjoy making cosplay accessories and helping people to better complete their outfits and I'm truly, truly thankful for all the business I've received. I never, in my wildest imagination, thought that I'd get to do this and be able to be a part of so many things. I even, unknowingly, had my work seen by my favorite mangaka, Naoko Takeuchi, which just about reduced me to a geek puddle on the floor beneath my chair. :D

But it's still just me who works on all the orders. And at very limited times. I never know when one of my kiddos is going to get sick, or when it's going to be me who gets sick or if this is going to be a month where the damn plaster doesn't want to set right. If this year continues to follow the trend that I've seen over the past six years then I find myself very worried about what will happen if any of that happens during a high demand month? And what if it gets to be so much that I burn myself out and no longer want to make accessories any more?

So the answer seems to be to shut down for a month at a time, a few times this year. I tried this for October last year and it went beautifully. My goal is to close a month before the big convention/holiday events, giving me enough time to get the order out for those who made sure to order ahead of time. This also cuts down on my much correspondence I have to have with those who didn't and won't accept my refusal to make their orders.

If there is an event you have that you'd like to have accessories for pleas try to order as early as possible. I do not accept bribes. I will not commit to need by dates that I've been informed of after an order is placed.

Thanks to all for your patience!

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10 Comments

Reply emily miller
8:15 PM on April 22, 2012 
i'm sorry i didn't know that you closed shop once in a while because i sent you like 3 orders and the only one i want is the latest one that i gave you :) thank you
Reply S.M.C
11:41 PM on April 23, 2012 
My apologies, Emily. My inbox didn't show any emails from me. It most likely could be that I overlooked it; there have been three passing in the past five months in my family. It's kind of kept me on my toes. Please try to send it again.
Reply Christine
3:25 AM on May 4, 2012 
Hello! I sent you a message about a few things I would like to be done. I just want to make sure you got it/seen it or if I should send a new request?
Reply S.M.C
4:33 PM on May 5, 2012 
Hello!

There are a few Christines I correspond with. Can you be a little more specific? What items were you interested in?

Thank you so much for your patience!

Christine says...
Hello! I sent you a message about a few things I would like to be done. I just want to make sure you got it/seen it or if I should send a new request?
Reply southernmooncreations
7:20 PM on May 5, 2012 
Got your message and responded! I deleted your recent comment so that your email address isn't posted publically.



Christine says...
Hello! I sent you a message about a few things I would like to be done. I just want to make sure you got it/seen it or if I should send a new request?
Reply Christine
9:59 PM on May 5, 2012 
southernmooncreations says...
Got your message and responded! I deleted your recent comment so that your email address isn't posted publicly.

Thank you :)
Reply Dylan
11:21 PM on May 15, 2012 
Pardon my impatience, but did you receive my request? I sent it by email on May 8. Thanks!
Reply S.M.C
11:35 PM on May 15, 2012 
Got it! You have a response waiting for you! And thank YOU for your patience! :)
Reply Megan B.
11:49 PM on September 17, 2012 
i just want to say Thank you for all that you do. I know what it is to be a parent and not have enough hours in a day. You do so much & deserve the break. All of the items you offer here are very awesome!
Reply Jennifer mcfarland
11:24 PM on June 7, 2013 
You re items are amazing you should see if other cosplay vendors won't buy from you.