Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Ribbon Wand Tip

Christmas morning brought the arrival of many a new Ribbon Wand to kids all over North America. Here's a tip to help get you started, especially effective for little ones using the ribbon wand.

My daughter calls this move pictured above 'the stir'. Little ones get the wand and tend spin it Harry Potter style, round and round in rapid little circles and this results in a nice little beehive at the end of the wand. Instead, encourage them to point the wand down, as though they are stirring a cake mix on a counter just high enough for them to reach, but not see what's in the bowl. This is stops the ribbon tangle and gets them used to the movement of their individual wand.

Happy Twirling!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Shipping Policy

Ribbon Wands are sent to various destinations around the world as Light Packets usually weighing around 0.08 Kg per individual wand. To keep shipping costs low, I do not get a tracking number as this adds significant cost to the order, and is often as much as the wand itself. Expect shipping to take a minimum of 10 business days. On many occassions it has taken less, rarely has it taken more. Ten business days is a fair estimate of when to expect your package. I do not and can not gaurentee faster shipping, as I have no control over time frames en route and local delivery policies. I can only promise due diligence on my end, by safe packaging, clearly marked parcels and shipping the item as quickly as possible.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

A few of my favorite things...

Here are my favorite wands from the last few months.

My daughter was looking through my photos last night and commented on how she really really wants the Sugar Plum Ribbon Wand (bottom left hand corner) for Christmas. So I guess I'm still not done...

Merry Christmas!
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Thursday, December 13, 2007

Thank you!

My shop is cleaned out! I can't believe it. If you still need a Ribbon Wand, email me and I'll see what I can do. Thank you all for a great Christmas season at Ribbon Wands. I've learned so much and look forward to what 2008 will bring.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

New Email

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

2008 Color Trends

Not quite sure what the "powers that be" are calling the trends for 2008 but this is where I am, and show the palette of colors that I'm inspired by right now as I design the collections for 2008.
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Sunday, December 9, 2007

How goes the shopping?

Are you sick of people asking you: Have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? I know I am! Thanks to everyone who has supported Ribbon Wands this Christmas season...may Christmas morning find you and your loved ones safe, sleep-eyed and smiling. Cheers!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Gift Guides

These are such a fun way to search etsy! Here is the gift guide for girls ages 8 - 11. Ribbon Wands has been the first listing here for a day or two...

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Workin' on it

I'm all caught up on custom orders...yay! I have made friends with the local postmaster, hey Dolores! In all my busyness, my etsy store has suffered. Now that the custom work is caught up, and I've managed to secure some more material (I ran out of wands, for the first time ever!), I'll be back in business making some wands for the shop.