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Monday, December 17, 2012

Is it too late to order Chrirstmas gifts online?


Eight days until Christmas. Now the panic is starting to set in. Are you going to be able to get all of your shopping done in time? You may not want to tackle the crowds & all the hustle & bustle. Ordering online is a thought that comes to mind, but is it too late to order Christmas gifts online? Answer: not yet but you're only days away.



According to the US Postal Service for 2012 shipping, the suggested last days to get your gift on time are:
*December 20 is the last day for first class mail
*December 21  is the last day for Priority mail
*December 22 is the last day for most Express mail
When you are uncertain, I suggest contacting the company & ask when they would be able to get your items in the mail.
Gift bags available www.SewnInspirations.com
Another suggestion would be to see where the company is located. If they are across the country or only states away, this may help you make the decision if you should take the risk or not.
Lastly, think small companies, handmade shops & boutiques. They may not be getting the mass orders like the chains. You can also find more one of a kind, unique items & something unexpected.

Happy online shopping!


At my online shop, www.SewnInspirations.com, I am shipping in 24 hours or less. Since wrapping your gifts is a last minute thought & reusable fabric gift bags, are a hot seller, I am ready. With poly mailers & scale ready to weigh & print the postage as soon as I get the orders. (This includes everything in my shop.) I am also accepting a few more custom orders.


Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Where do you buy decorative throw pillows & cushions?

 

 
Shabby cottage patchwork pillow
When you think of purchasing decorative throw pillows & cushions, do you go to your local big box store & choose among whatever is available?  I've been there, later to be disappointed that I settled for an uninteresting pillow, the quality was poor & my neighbor has the same pillows! (I like to be unique.)
 
Asian inspired floral pillow on black,
flange & tassles
 
Or how about a specialty store, trying to match the pillows to your décor as best you can but are forced to pay an astronomical price?  I'm all about quality but that much, really?!
 
 
Tree pillow cover in taupe
 
 
 
Have you ever thought about purchasing handmade throw pillows? The internet has opened up so many opportunities for truly talented people to sell what they make by hand. Here you can find the perfect accent pillow for your sofa to match your décor. Search out "handmade" to support an individual.
 
 
 
The next time you see craft & art shows, have your decorating ideas & color swatches ready. These shows are also a great way to actually meet the creator & purchase your décor. 
White eyelet bolster custom pillow cover
 
 
What type of store or venue do you usually purchase your decorative pillows?
 
 
 
 
 
 
More information about these pillows can be found here: