Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I'm baaaaaaack!

Wow, what a long time between posts and what a busy little bee I have been! But I'm excited to be back in the land of blogging!!

Let's see where I left off ...

April was a very busy month for Funky Monsters. It started with our support for the RCH Good Friday Appeal. $5 from every pair of booties sold until midnight on Good Friday was donated to the Appeal. We ended up raising a total of $35 from these sales. So I was a little busy making booties as a start! I also donated 3x Funky Monsters Gift Sets to the Tungamah Hotel to auction off in their annual fundraising event to support the Appeal as well. We were so pleased to have contributed to the record total of $14,462,000 raised in 2010.

The winners of the March MWWAH Mini Hunt competition and the MWAHH Online Easter Hunt were also announced and claimed their prizes. Winners were able to choose a pair of our baby booties & a Funky Onesie in their choice of design. I also supported another great cause Relay for Life - Team Tequila Slammers by donating one of my 'Aqua Polka Dot Gift Sets' for them to auction online via their Facebook Fan Page. The Relay for Life fundraising event is organised by The Cancer Council (Perth). It was a fun 24hr event to raise funds for the Cancer Council for education, research and supporting those & their families living with cancer.

So, between all of this, a number of Made It sales and a few custom orders, I had little time to spare!

During the month of April I also took the bulls by the horns and decided to start a fresh with a brand new Funky Monsters Facebook Fan page. I already had a fan page set up when I initially started out as 'mini monsters' which had grown to over 300 fans! But unfortunately Facebook does not allow you to change the name of your group and it was getting a little confusing running this page seeing our old name with our new name & logo. To encourage new fans to come across and existing fans to spread the word I ran a giveaway to help us reach the milestone of 150 fans. This was a great success and the lucky winner, which I'm pleased to say was Michael (a male!!), won himself a Pink Polka Dot Taggie and matching booties for his daughter. He was so pleased to have won and to be able to give his daughter a special gift from himself.
Funky Monsters now has 331 fans! If you are not a fan of our Facebook page already, why not head over and 'like' our page by clicking here.

Then the dreaded lurgey hit us in May :( May was a dreary old month in our house. The kids and I were pretty much out of action for the whole month. What started out as runny noses ended up as nasty coughs, colds and horrible gastro. Plenty of sleepless nights for us all. Need I say more.

But somehow during all of this, I still managed to find the time to start working on my new reversible style booties. It's taken a while but our reversible booties are finally here! My sewing skills are on the up and with a bit of practice my new booties now have a more professional finish. The new booties have no exposed seams, the elastic is all encased and they can be turned inside out and made reversible. So you can now get 2 great styles in
one shoe! There are currently 2 new reversible styles listed in my Made It store with more on the way! Check them out here. The picture below shows a pair of our new 'All Stars' Reversible Baby Booties. More on our new booties soon.
And now, half the year is almost gone!! Can you believe it! Where did it go?
Plenty of work has been happening behind-the-scenes here at Funky Monsters including more great designs for our funky baby booties, additions to our Toddler Range and our very first wholesale order! I can't wait to show you more of what's to come! Stay tuned ...

1 comment:

  1. I love the colours in the prize your fan won! Just joined your blog - we are on madeit too :-)