Monday, May 31, 2010

A Little More Help, Please

You have been so helpful with my shop that I want to ask your advise again.

I opened a second shop last fall and it hasn't hit it's stride yet.

I carry childrens clothing, mostly girls, handmade and designed by me. I also have crib shoes, children's scrubs, and hospital gowns.

The maternity and children's hospital gowns are steady, but the clothing sales are stagnent.

Here is what I need from you, is my shop lacking something, do you like or dislike what I currently carry? Please be brutally honest, I can take it.

As an added incentive to you all, once I get this shop straightened out, I will be having a giveaway and you can choose which shop you want to take it in.

Thanks in advance, Lauren

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I Would Love Your Input

I have a large variety of items in my shops
and I always try to listen to what my customers want.

I recently added sandwich, snack and food storage bags at the
suggestion of several people, and they have been a big hit,
so I thought I would ask again.

Is there anything my shop needs, or do you want to see an item
I already have in a different fabric or style?

I can't wait to hear what you think, I will value every suggestion
and I thank you in advance.


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Time is Running Out to Enter

I am having a giveaway on facebook. One lucky winner will get their choice of a set of 1 sandwich bag and one snack bag. They have foodsafe lining and a zipper closure.
I have everything from pretty to funny to a little crazy. They are great for school or work, or use them around the house to store food.
To enter, go to my fan page and click on the discussion tab. There you can enter to win. The drawing is 8am edt on Saturday, so you better enter quickly before time runs out.
The link for my fan page is to the right in the facebook box. And don't forget to click on the thumbs up, you need to be a fan to win.
Good luck, and check out my shop

Thursday, May 13, 2010

De Los Muertos and Wine

I have just made some new lunch, snack and sandwich bags out of some really fun fabrics.
For anyone who doesn't know, de los muertos (day of the dead) is a holiday in Mexico celebrated around the time of our halloween. They bring sugar candy shaped like skulls to the cemetary and place them on graves of loved ones. The rain makes the sugar melt into the ground, thus sharing the treats with the deceased. Kind of a cool idea, I think.
I have Alexander Henry's interpretation of that holiday in white and in black, and the fabrics are wonderful.
I have also made some snack/sandwich bag
sets in Michael Miller fabric which is covered
in green leaves, purple grapes, and wine bottles
in both red and white. The fabric is really pretty.
As always, my bags are lined in food safe ripstop
nylon. The lunch bags close with a vintage button
and the smaller bags have a zipper.
and take a look at these and the many other choices for

Monday, May 10, 2010

We Have a Business Card Winner

Congratulations to Nicole from . Nicole won 500 business cards from

Nicole will receive 500 business cards in her choice of styles . For everyone that didn't win, uprinting is a great company and does a wonderful job, so please check them out.

Thanks to everyone that participated and watch for more giveaways.


Friday, May 7, 2010

We Have a Winner on Facebook!

I had a facebook fan giveaway, and the winner is Sandie at . She chose the Day of the Dead poholders in black. Make sure to stop by Sandie's shop and take a look.

As a thank you to all the people that became my fans on facebook , I am offering 10% off all purchases from either shop and . Mention facebook in the comments to seller and I will refund the 10% through paypal. This offer ends Sunday at midnight (5/9).

So thanks to all my fans and I will be offering more giveaways and special discounts. If you aren't already a fan, there is a link to the right.


Monday, May 3, 2010

Blatant Request for Fans

I know I might sound pathetic, but I am looking for some people to become fans of my facebook fan page Originals by Lauren. I have only been on facebook a few weeks, and I would like to build a solid base so that I can start doing giveaways and contests.

That being said, here's the deal, I currently have 50 fans, not bad for just over 2 weeks, but I would like to break 100 soon. As soon as I get 100 fans, I am going to do a facebook giveaway, so if you tell your friends about me, not only will I get more fans, but you will get a chance to win something fun!

Thank you very much! Lauren
P.S. there is a link to the right that will take you directly there