Sunday, August 26, 2007

A Buncha Stuff...

First off, April's Rainbow Striped Monster Longies:



To continue with business stuff before I lose you all, I have kind of a big change to the Crankypants system. Starting now, I am going to keep a master wait list for people who are interested in purchasing the 3 classic Crankypants designs: Monster Booty, Sock Monkey and Jolly Roger in their classic colors and standard sizes.

This means:

3-6 months, 15-17" waist, 15-16" rise, 6.5" inseam
6-12 months, 16-18" waist, 16-17" rise, 8" inseam
12-18 months, 17-19" waist, 17-18" rise, 9" inseam
18-24 months, 18-20" waist, 18-19" rise, 10" inseam

I had no idea there was such demand for those until I saw the recent auction that went for more than 3 times the original sale price. I do occasionally have extras of these standard sizes (right now I have 3-4) and I think we'll all be happier if I can have a wait list for them as opposed to just randomly putting them up at Etsy or Hyena Cart. Soooo...email me at info@crankypantshome.com or comment here if you'd like to be on the wait list. Include the design and size you would like to wait for. I'll just go right down the list as the become available. This will also serve as a wait list I can use once this fair trade deal gets worked out. Those on the list will get first crack at the first shipment. THIS IS NOT A LIST FOR CUSTOM ORDERS! I know that Mahar has a similar list, so hopefully between the two of us you will all be swimming in Crankypants soon. I will be making this list public (first name, last initial) so you can see where you are. If you do not want your name to appear on the public list, please let me know when you sign up.

This is one of a few changes I anticipate at Crankypants World HQ. A few things have happened this month that have made me sit down and really evaluate what I want from this business. From now on I'll only be using Hyena Cart for auctions. People have obviously responded to the auction method of buying, so I am going to increase the number to 4 in September. I am hoping that with 4 auctions they will give those who like the auctions a chance to bid and not get priced out in the first 5 minutes. There will be 2 auctions before the first and 2 after. All other custom orders will be taken through the midnight crazy email thing. Since I have to also prepare for the FEAST stocking on Sept. 3 and my guest spot at the Venus Vanguard stocking on Sept. 11, I'll only be taking 5 slots via email in September.

If you have any questions about any of this stuff, please feel free to send me an email. I am taking a break from all of the posting boards, so if you see anyone asking questions, I'd appreciate it if you Crankypants experts help them out or send them my way.

18 comments:

Kayla said...

Sent you an e-mail! :)

Taryn said...

You have mail!

=)

heatherg said...

And more mail!

appelmama said...

I would love to be on the waiting list for 6-12 sock monkey :)

Melody Appel- melodyka@gmail.com

Thank you!

Andrea said...

I bet you are getting a lot of mail today! :) You just got another from me. :) Thanks Amy, you rock!

Jessie said...

Great ideas and I hope that it will work out well for you and all those mamas wanting Crankypants. Love the rainbow longies - beautiful work!

Jenn J. said...

I would like to be on your waitlist, too! I would prefer the monster booty in sz. 18-24 mo. sz. Thanks mama!

Jenn James (jenn_james@comcast.net)

Kayla said...

Hey Amy, could you let me know if you got my e-mail or not? I'm worried it didn't make it to you. That or you've been completely overwhelmed by e-mails tonight...

Thanks!

amy. said...

Got it! :)
amy.

amy. said...

Actually, you're #1 on the list, mama!

Diana O said...

I emailed you a bit ago but wanted to write here too!

3-6month Jolly Rodger or Monster
18-24 Jolly Rodger or Monster

(kolinavasmommy06@yahoo.com)

super mom said...

YAY!!! Sounds great!!! I'd like to be on the list for 18-24 months of any kind :))
We sooooo can't wait to get a pair!

super mom said...

oh yeah! my e-mail is daronml@yahoo.com :)

3rdtimemommie said...

i just want to say that i hope the waiting list works out for you! you are one awesome mama & have the BEST customer service that i have ever seen!! You ROCK!!!
PS...i emailed you to be put on your waiting list..tee hee

april said...

Oooh, I love my rainbow monster booty! You ARE Awesome, Amy!

Anonymous said...

Sent you an email about being added to your CP waiting list. Love your wool!
(steve1bekah@yahoo.com)

bekah said...

sorry about the anonymous thing . . . I'm an idiot!

Maren said...

Hi Amy,

I think I might be going overboard covering my bases between signing up on Mahar's list and emailing you during the midnight madness - hope you don't mind if I'm being redundant. Just wanted to make sure I was on the waiting list for a pair of 12-18 mo monster booty crankypants.

Thanks so much,
Maren

mroush at nsf.org