New Changes Ahead.... And On Vacation....

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Hey there everyone!!!!  While I can't say we are seeing these gorgeous blooming trees yet- I can say- I am so very much looking forward to it...  Been a LONG winter- and a very wet Spring....

Just wanted to update my blog- and my customers and friends here at Kaniki's- that we are officially on a Stay-Cation of sorts- from here through probably early Fall...    I haven't set a deadline to open up all sections of our website yet- or to start filling and shipping orders- as I'm avoiding deadlines like the plague- lol...   Seriously though- we just plumb need a break..  It's been one heck of a year and a half- business wise and personal- and we've never ever taken literal time off...  So- we are doing that now- and we are going to recharge our batteries- and rest- recharge our designs and increase our pattern lines- and on a personal note we'll be able to be more helpful to our family and ourselves as much as we can.  Hoping we'll be enjoying some sunshine too..  That would be a super plus!!!!

So- in preparation for this break- I've gone and re-vamped the website- and also changed some other things around...    John and I have gone through everything we do- at Kaniki's- and looked at the time, energy and money it took to do all the things we've been doing...  And we've decided to seriously cut back on so many things.   We will only be selling Patterns- Mailed and Instant Downlaods, and Ready To Ship Items- from when we open back up - here on out.   

We were doing tons of orders on linen and wood working- but when we looked at it- we spent so much time and money to keep things running- and in stock- and to make the items- that in the long run- we really weren't making the money needed to keep those lines of goods going.   We have found that with Linens- there are so many other folks doing just linen, that it got to be too much for us to keep trying to keep up with that..  And thankfully- there are tons of gorgeous linens out there- at all of our disposal- so I'm looking forward to that myself!!! Now- we can pick linens from other companies and folks- and just design on those..   We also found that woodworking- was so time consuming and costly- and that we couldn't at all- compete with places like Hobby Lobby and other like companies- that you can get something to finish your projects on- and with a 40-50% off coupon..  We just couldn't compete...   And we also found that keeping open accounts with huge distributors who required us to keep $1500 dollars of ordering supplies-  going through each 6 month period- and then not selling everything we bought in that time- was not working any longer.  That we ended up with a lot of inventory- that everyone out there is already selling, and it was setting in our inventory stash....

So- I'm being 100% honest in all this - and letting you all know- that the changes we are making aren't bad changes- because most of the goods we carried- except our copyrighted custom printed linens- are out there!!!  Almost every shop I can think of- either online or brick n mortar- have everything a stitcher or crafter needs- soooo- we are all still in luck- and will have no problems finding all the good things we want...   

All these changes- aren't going to do anything- other than give myself- Niki- MORE time to design and amp up our pattern lines...   For the past year- I've missed out on magazine issues I didn't want to miss- and I was unable to even get more patterns added to our lines of patterns..   I didn't have the time and now I'm so excited- that I finally will...   I'm thrilled beyond words..   I can't wait to bring brand new designs and patterns out to all of you!!!!    Remember- I am only one- with my best friend. love of my life. and my helper helper-ton- John my husband, so all these things- mean a lot- to both of us.  But- it's back to keeping things a lot more simpler and easier to manage for both of us.

And don't worry- our printed linens haven't gone away entirely- we're just going to do some in limited quantity runs- when we have time- and they will go in our "Ready To Ship" section of the website- which is also brand new...   When we open back up- the only things being shipped- are the ones that are just ready to pack up and send your way, and printed patterns of course...   All orders will be going out within a weeks time- unless we have some sort of issue- and God willing- that won't be the case...    

Soooooo my friends!!!!  Lots of changes..    Ready to ship items and Mailed patterns- will resume when we open the site back up for full service business- after our summer vacation!!!    For now- you can still order the Instant Download pdf patterns- while we enjoy some down time...  And if you've any questions at all- just reach out- via facebook- chat- or the email function here on our website...

We are looking forward to what our future is going to bring- and hope you all stick with us- and enjoy what we bring to you come Fall....   Of course- we'll keep ya's posted- and we can't thank all of you enough for everything you have been to us!!!   Appreciate you all- and couldn't do this without you!!!!

Many Blessings & See You All Online...
John & Niki

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  • I will be watching for your updates as I just this morning was gifted your Amazing Grace-Little White Church chart and came looking for the specially printed fabric!

    Sandy on

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