Closing-ish for the Holidays

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Dear Customers,

 

We wanted you to know that we will be visiting family this week for thanksgiving, and then sort of closing for the remainder of the holiday season.  Basically, spending less time on our computers, and more time together as a family this holiday season.

You may or may not know that we are a husband and wife team that handle all aspects of Embroitique. My husband, Brian, takes care of all the tech support and IT related aspects of Embroitique.   Recently has been helping out with emails & working with developers to upgrade our entire site, on top of his own full time career.  I, Jacki, am in charge of doing everything else that goes along with Embroitique. (design, digitizing, stich-outs, pics, listing, etc.).  However, the most important job we both have is being parents to our two small children.  They come first, and there simply isn’t enough time to do it all.  Our daughter started Kindergarten and we have been trying our best to juggle all the new things that school brings into our existing busy schedules – and it has been hard.

Now that the holidays are here, the added exposure (and surprise!) that came along with our little elves making the cover of DIME magazine, we honestly just can’t keep up.  While we appreciate the support that comes from each and every one of you, we want to enjoy the magic of the holidays together as a family.  We realize that from a supplier standpoint, this is horrible timing to have to take a break (as many of you are filling orders / making gifts and may need attention right away.)  From a personal standpoint, this is the perfect time to take a break.  Our kids won’t be little forever – and there is an even shorter time where there is BIG magic that comes with Christmas.  We don’t want to miss a minute of it…and we hope that you can understand.

 

We decided to place all the Christmas Designs on sale (Click Here) – will be adding some new items here and there, some in formats other than Embroidery (as I have tons and tons of artwork I haven’t had the chance to digitize). I don’t have time to get the stitch counts and dimension together for new designs…but you will get a ton of sizes for probably less than $1.  In exchange for the amazing discounts, we are simply asking for patience.  If there is an issue or problem, we can’t commit to a time frame in which you will receive a response.  We can promise we will do the best we can. With the artwork that is listed in formats other than embroidery designs – have fun with them.  I will get them in embroidery format at some point.  I have a lot to learn about optimizing my artwork for all of these other crafty machines.  For now – they are for your personal use only.  Once the new site is up and running – we will have different options available.  It is all going to take time… something that is very limited these days :)

Starting in 2015 we will be taking time to find and bring reliable, stable staff on board to help bring Embroitique to the next level.  We are working on putting together job descriptions for that, among a million other things behind the scenes.  Until then, are first priority we will be enjoying our family and the upcoming holidays.  We hope that you are doing the same.

 

Thanks in advance for your understanding.

The Graham Family

Elfis & Elfira are Famous! Click here to find out all about these cutie Christmas Elves!

We are so happy to announce that our lil cuties made the COVER of Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine!  How EXCITING!!!!

There has been a tremendous response to this spin on our original Doodley Dolls  & The Elves…we thought it would be a good idea to put all the info about these sets in one place.

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Mother’s Day Gifts Round-up

There is nothing like a mom. Honestly. There is no one more special or more important. Mothers do it all and somehow still end the day with a smile, a hug, and an open ear. This Mother’s Day is especially hard for me. My mom passed away a little over two weeks ago. There is nothing I wouldn’t do or give to have here back here with me, but I hope I can inspire you each to truly hold your mother (or father, or uncle, or aunt, or child, or EVERYONE) as close as you can every single day. Here are some special ideas that you can do for that special mom, aunt, or grandmother in your life, making something from the heart.

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Rainy Day Activities Round-Up

Alright, I know they say April Showers bring May flowers, but this weather is DEPRESSING! Does anyone else feel like they’re going crazy with the gloom goin on outside? Up here in western PA, it’s almost as upsetting as snow…almost. Well, don’t fret! I found some amazing ways to entertain your kids (and yourself) and make it through this torrential terror. Check em out below and make sure to share with us any of your own ideas!

Here are some things that I loved to do as a kid (and now!). I’ve done a lot of these with kids…Take a peek!

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Easter Designs- New release intro pricing ends tonight!

For those of you who haven’t figured out what exactly you are going to give someone for Easter, don’t forget about our TONS of adorable Easter designs, including religious and non-religious options. Here are a handful of some of my favorites, but don’t forget to check out the rest here as well as any new releases here! Don’t forget that special pricing ends TONIGHT for any new releases! I especially love all of our different egg designs. They remind me of the special eggs my grandmother used to make for our Russian Orthodox Easter baskets. GORGEOUS! HAPPY EASTER!

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Embroitique New Releases- April 14

Here are the newest designs from Embroitique! With Easter and Mother’s Day coming up, you can’t help but be thinking about family, so many of the new designs are built around that. Intro Pricing on the New Releases ends on Wednesday, April 16th at Midnight Eastern!  Click on the images below for more information on each design!  Click here to see all of the New Releases!

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