|Corset Making Supplies for you are collected from the Studio every day!|
It feels like ages since I've written a general update on the 'situation' as regards Covid, Sew Curvy Service and other stuff...
Well the Covid situation seems to have settled a bit which is good. Haberdashery and Fabric supplies are getting through - still slower, but a bit quicker than last time I wrote!
Demand is still high, but not as high as when we were in full lockdown - that of course changed when people started going back to work.
|Corsetry Coutil deliveries are back to normal at last!|
Between all of those things, and the new postal system which has literally changed my life, you the gorgeous Customer, shouldn't notice too much amiss.
Where i'm still struggling is with admin - I have a pathological need to get my orders out on time - it's always been the case - and by the end of the day there's only so much time (and energy it must be said) to catch up with Admin. Admin is basically stock records, ordering in, customer correspondence etc., I'll sometimes do a bit of this of an evening from home, but right now - there's no internet for me at home (read on).
So other news which i've mostly kept to myself, is that for the entire period of lockdown there has been a bit of extra stress for me on the personal front! Literally the day before - on 23 March - my husband and I bought a new home! Then there was lockdown. Which meant that the whole house buying/moving process slowed down and on top of the usual stress of that, the lockdown stress was on top! Argh! I never do things by half!! The first time we moved home, we did it on our wedding day - 23 years ago! Well done us!
|doesn't everyone have skulls to pack on moving day?|
Anyway, that move took place (finally!) just over a week ago and ofcourse, the things you never notice when you view a new home, surfaced, and there is much to sort - with us it was basically that we had to dunk the entire place in bleach, hire a skip for all the rubbish left in there, and clean till our hands were raw. Anyway ... all done now, so normal service in the shop should resume from today!
In sumarry where we are now:
- Orders are being packed asap every day, and post is collected daily.
- The new postage system means that post is collected by the postman every day - it's been a godsend and means time saved on many fronts - no driving to the PO by lunchtime (and therefore limiting number of orders packed), no waiting in queue's at the PO, no danger of infections from other PO customers (though that was minimal it must be said), no looking up tracking numbers and doing separate emails per customer, etc., etc.,
- Supplies are getting better at coming through
- Stock levels should be back to normal soon
Again, THANK YOU so much for your amazing patience through this difficult time, and your support of Sew Curvy! It's been a pleasure getting your corsetry supplies out through these times and knowing that some of you are trying new things whilst possibly forming a new corset making addiction - sorrynotsorry.
|My studio neighbour, The Cuckoo's Nest Gallery, has been creating an oasis of calm outside Sew Curvy Towers!|