Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Quest For Sidney: New releases coming soon

Over the past few days I have received several emails from many of our "Tear Bear Pattern" fans aimlessly searching for our new release of our Sidney the Skunk "tear bear" pattern.  I couldn't figure out why until it was brought to my attention that a similar looking skunk paper piecing has been spotted on a 2 page layout on ebay.  Sidney's pattern is currently in production and will be release in the upcoming weeks.  Even our DT gals don't have her yet.

Images of our upcoming Skunk pattern were posted to our Facebook account on July 23 at 9:52pm and two separate listing were sold by us on Ebay on July 28, and July 29.  It is obvious that someone was inspired enough by our little creation that they create their own similar paper piecing.

I'm happy to inspire creativity and enjoy posting images of designs that are in progress during our test phases. A lot of work goes into transforming something I created with mulberry paper into an acrylic pattern that will produce the same results over and over again.  Sharing the design process provides us with feedback that we rely on to keep moving forward by producing a product we are proud of and our customers can enjoy. We are a consumer driven business and your opinions count the most. In hindsight, this has to be the "best" feedback we've ever received on an upcoming release even though it is wrong in so many ways.  I'm not angry... just disappointed.

With that said, Sidney (named by my daughter Abby) will be released in the upcoming weeks along with a few other adorable Beary Sweet Designs Patterns.


1 comment:

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Dear sweet Sidney is absolutely adorable! Y'know, you have the right attitude. And *man* are you a wizard with the mulberry!