Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Various Announcements

Recently I've discovered that there's a down-side to being all environmentally-aware and waste-not-want-notty....
A few years ago there was "The Great Make-Up Purse Disaster" here at Nicole Mallalieu Design - when a mutant pattern found its way into the Make-up Purse kits.

The pattern was not symmetrical and was a bit shorter than it ought to be... not that there's anything wrong with that (I'm a bit like that, myself)... but you know what I mean. The instructions were still fine - EXCELLENT, in fact ;) - it was just
that the pattern wasn't what it promised to be.

Way back then, I carefully went through every invoice to find the people who had purchased a make-up purse kit and sent them a copy of the right pattern - just in case. I then went through all the unpacked patterns and separated all the wrong-uns from the right-uns.

THEN.... I thought,
"Gosh, that's a lot of paper.... I could USE that for something!!" so put it in a box and forgot all about it.


Fast forward about 3 years..... and a box of make-up purse patterns is discovered and packed. Sent out to people....

OH DEAR!

If you have recently bought a Make-up Purse Kit that has the style number BO366 instead of BO385, please let us know and we'll send you
the right pattern. If you don't have proof of purchase (invoice number, PayPal or bank deposit date) you can post us the actual wrong-un pattern and we'll make up the cost of your postage with a spare zip or something.

In happier (and slightly less stressful) news - the winner of the November Spend Over $50 draw prize is Sally Lamb from Queensland. Sally
wins a $25 voucher to spend in our shop. To be in the next draw, all you have to do is spend over $50 in the month of December. You could win the hat pattern of your choice.

There will also be news soon of an exciting new hat interfacing.... Vilene S320 has arrived in Australia, and only at Nicole Mallalieu Design!!! Stay tuned for that one.


And lastly, the MOST IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT....

We are closing for our annual Christmas break from Wednesday 23rd December to Tuesday 12th January. If you're planning to get up to crafty business in that time (as I am) you'd do well to stock up beforehand....

8 comments:

Gillian aka Silly Gilly said...

New hat interfacing sounds interesting... I currently have to go right out of my way here in SA to purchase the stuff I like using...

The Craft Gypsy said...

LOL at the wrong pattern story! That is so something I would do. I'm sure your customers will understand.

Margaret @ Konstant Kaos said...

You'll have to take your box of patterns to office works and get some notepads made out of them so that they don't try and escape again!

I love the hat, too bright for me, but I still love it!

Tanya said...

Finally, after much oggling, I have bought my first NM pattern- the barrel purse kit. Wish me luck, I am so excited. So, you are human after all, not the wonder woman I had built up in my mind :)- in a nice way. Good luck with the product recall...

our shabby cottage said...

How funny!!! Just what you need at Christmas time eh?

beccasauras said...

you, crack me up. SPare paper should go straight to the wee girl for her drawing! Be relieved it wasn't a laptop bag or something harder!

Handmade said...

I thought a makeup purse disaster was when your foundation blurped all over the bag .... they'll work it out!

Tania said...

I swear there's something wrong with planetary alignment at the mo. Stuff is just off kilter. Excellent to hear you actually STOP working (hmn?) at some point in a year!