Let me start out by first saying Happy New Year!
2012 was a busy and crazy year. We brought on some awesome mamas to help us and we took the biggest step of our lives with this little business of ours when we moved into our shop.
I don't think I need to say that moving from our house to a separate physical location has been a huge deal for us. To say it changed everything for us would be an understatement. We have had to spend a great deal of time getting used to the new dynamic. I'm not really sure if we are completely used to it now or not. Its completely different getting up in the morning and going into the shop to get work done. This part alone is weird to me as its been within arms reach 24/7 for the past 4 years.
Having an actual shop location has also brought us some other great benefits as well. Since we now have a "brick and mortar" space, for the first time since we started making dolls, we have been able to negotiate better prices on some of our materials. Yarn alone has always been a huge cost, we have always had to purchase our yarn at retail prices. Thanks to our new shop, we have finally been able to work out wholesale discounts. Our savings is good news for you guys, as we are able to pass this on to you. You may have already noticed the lowered price of our MTO's, this is where they will remain.
You will also notice with the first RTG upload of 2013, that our RTG prices too will be lower than they have been. I will leave the exact amount as a surprise for Preview day.
Going forward, our goal is to grow this little business of ours.
To reach out to even more people and introduce them to the quality and artistry that is Dragonfly's Hollow. We will be hiring more folks to work in the shop to help us make more dolls as well as Critters, both RTG and MTO, and clothing as well as whatever new creations end up being dreamed up in the process.
2012 was an amazing year, we look forward to 2013 being equally amazing...and we are thankful that you guys are along for the ride.
Have a wonderful and happy new year!