Whoa! Stop the train! We have been moving FULL SPEED AHEAD ordering product like crazy, bringing you THE latest and greatest that the paper crafting industry has to offer. Beautiful dies, a nice eclectic mix of embellishments, unbelievably gorgeous papers are all in stock right now.
But my question to you is "Are we bringing in THE RIGHT product?" Are we missing anything? I would love to get your feedback on product. Please comment below or send me an email to let me know your thoughts. The only way for The Pickle to be the premier paper crafting store is for customers to happy with the product and service we provide.
That leads me to my next point...."what do you think of the service you are receiving?" How are the store hours? Would you like to see us open Tuesday-Saturday again? Do you like the later hours one night a week (like we have been doing this summer on Wednesday nights)?
Are you interested in classes? What types of classes (card making, scrapbooking layouts, special projects for gifts)? Would you like to have a special guest artist teach at The Pickle? Who would you like to see here in Chatham?
We just got through a pretty big event (Fashion and the City) but are you interested in other special events including product launch parties, open houses, etc.?
Are you enjoying the Craft-Tea Time? This takes place on the SECOND SATURDAY of each month and costs $5. You stop in anytime between 10am-2pm for a 15 minute craft and you get a beverage from Dekoko's! Sounds like a great deal to me!
Do you remember back in our early years when we had those Christmas tag exchanges? This was where you would make 10-12 of the same tag and those tags would be exchanged with 10-12 other people so in the end, you will have 10-12 different Christmas tags to add to your gifts this Christmas. I loved that! Did you? I have been thinking a lot about this and am tempted to get this going again. Let me know your thoughts!
Another thing I was thinking about was having a place online where we can all post our creations! The blog is kind of a one way conversation with me posting my thoughts and designs, etc. It would be nice to see all of your work! Many of you bring in your cards, layouts and special projects for us to see. I LOVE THAT! I mean isn't that why we do this? To make others and ourselves happy. Wouldn't it be nice to have a place that the Pickle People can go to see what to do with the products that are available locally? I am just starting to look into the best avenue for this. But if you want it, I will set it up!
FEEDBACK INCENTIVE (aka CONTEST)
We value your time and appreciate any feedback we receive! This is why I will be running a little draw to go along with this post! For each comment received below or in store or for each email received (I know some of you are shy!) you will receive one ballot for a chance to win a super awesome prize!
You could win this gorgeous plaid rolling tote filled with some pretty cool paper products! The prize is valued at over $150 so tell me what you think now! The contest will be open until September 30th with the grand prize winner being announced on the blog on October 2nd! You can enter as often as you like between now and then!
One last housekeeping item....a few of you were wondering who won the $250 gift basket from Fashion and the City and how many inches of ribbon were in the jar. I can tell you that we had TWO winners who guessed the exact same amount. K. MacDonald and S. Livingstone were the big winners! They guessed 1,050 inches and I had 1,029 inches in the jar. Thanks to all who participated that night! We may have to do that again sometime!!
Thanks again for taking the time to read this and respond to my request! It really is my goal to be THE most super coolest paper crafting store in the area and maybe even the world! Ha.