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LIWL Limited Edition Love T-Shirt

Happy Bank Holiday Monday!

What a gorgeous day it’s been today after what was a very windy and a bit of a wet weekend here in Yorkshire. Yes I’ve took advantage of it today and sat out in the garden for a short while and making the most of my day off before work Tuesday, it’s going to be a busy week.

So on Friday evening I shared my limited edition T-shirt with sparkly red ‘Love’ text and boy so many of you seemed to love it and placed orders for these, which I’m so grateful for. With it being a limited edition, it’ll only stay on the website for a short time and then you won’t be able to get this again in this style of sparkly red vinyl. You’ll find I’ll do more limited editions over the year so I can’t wait to share what’s next, but it won’t be for a bit yet. I’ll only ever have one limited edition on the website at anyone time.

Ive printed this up in both adults and children’s T-shirt’s, just white is available as it really sets off the red glitter text and you know me I love a bit of glitter! These can go in the machine to be washed, I recommend 40 degrees and not to tumble dry, if ironing (I iron mine but I’m saying if as I know one of my customers doesn’t really iron, she’ll know who she is if she’s reading this and will giggle ??) I’d always recommend you iron the T-shirt inside out so that the heat of the iron doesn’t melt the vinyl.

Now my aim is to one day be able to spot people out wearing my branded clothing lol…….now wouldn’t that be amazing if it really did happen? I’ve had new customers buying my range as well as older customers and it makes me realise I’m doing something right and my branding is on point too. I actually love printing the t-shits, I do have a set day for this so it doesn’t clash with me making wax and getting those orders ready. I tend to print once a week, depending on how many orders I have in as I like to try and do them all at the same time if it’s possible. I either print on a Tuesday or Thursday, again this depends if I’ve your size in stock, if not then i do my supplier order on a Sunday and at the moment deliveries from suppliers are taking longer, normally they are despatched the next working day, but due to covid19 they can now take up to 7 working days to arrive with me, then I need to print them up. My dispatch times on clothing are normally up to 10 working days, but I’ve extended it to up to 14 working days for the time being,  this excludes weekends and bank holidays, but hopefully you won’t need to wait too long.

Now if you do order and you have Instagram, I’d love for you to share and tag me in your stories or account, I have 2 Instagram accounts so if you could tag me using both accounts that would be amazing. Of course there’s my Little Ideas With Love account and my LIWL_Sparkle account. I’ve added the name tag below which you can scan using your phone and it’ll you’ll be able to follow my accounts.

So it’s now time for me to go and put my feet up………well I’ve relaxed most of the day as it is bank holiday lol. I hope you all have an amazing sparkly evening and thank you so much for taking time to read my blog, I really appreciate it.

 

Take care and stay safe! ❤️?

 

Love

 

Rachel……….x

New Range

Good evening!

 

Wow is it Monday already? Where does the time go? So as many of you will know, this last week has seen my new range of branded clothing being added to the website……if you’ve not seen it then i’d love for you to go and take a  quick look as feed backs started to come in and it’s been truly amazing. If you’ve grabbed something from this range and had delivery and not yet left a review on your purchase then please do as this really does help those who haven’t ordered from me before buy with ease. To leave a review, just log into your account and then go into your purchases, you can only review the products you’ve actually purchased.

It’s been lovely seeing a mixture of my quotes purchased and seeing what everyone loves, some i did wonder if they would sell as they have part of a swear word, but these have been very popular which is amazing! I have used a * in the middle of the swear word, so that it doesn’t stand out as much as I’m also thinking of little ones too that they may read these on mummies top. This range is not available in my children’s range, which i already know you’ll know this, but i just like to make 100% sure everyone’s aware it’s not.

Every top that’s offered on my website is designed and printed here at LIWL HQ by me, i felt it was important to keep this with me printing it, so for months and months i tested different ranges of clothing and practiced heat pressing quotes on the tops, believe me when i say I’ve tested its never quick, i like to make sure I’m 110% happy with what i make before every launching it to my customers. Its very important to me and I’m forever doing many tests on all different products as its part of my everyday work life and its how I’ve grown over the years too. My branded t-shirt range is for quotes i love and what mean something to me too, i don’t do bespoke orders, this is just purely my own range. You can purchase different style t-shirts, I’ve tried to aim for all shapes and sizes as much as possible, if you don’t see your size then feel free to message me and i’ll see if i can accommodated you. I also do a children’s t-shirt this goes from age 3- 15 years, again if you require a smaller size then message me and I’ll see what i can do. I also offer an adults hoodie in my range and again if you required one for a child then again please message me and i can see what i can do.

We offer the colours, black, white, green and heather grey in some styles, but not all ranges and hoodies you can get these in green and black. From time to time i may do a limited edition top, this will be shared on my business page if and when i do.

I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you that take time to read my Monday blog and to those who also leave a comment too, thank you as this helps me be seen so much more and i can’t thank you enough for this. I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this weeks blog and i hope you have an amazing sparkly Monday evening!

 

Lots of love

 

Rachel……x

Hey, hey, hey!

Hey, hey, hey! My famous 3 words I often use and many no that when they hear these words it’s most likely me popping into your newsfeeds live. So this weeks blog I’m just going to share what I was up to last week.

It was a very wet week, but I didn’t let that dampen my sparkle, as I always say, it’s not rain it’s glitter falling from the sky! I like to turn most things into a positive if I can, it makes you feel better don’t you agree?

So last weeks was filled with so many things. First my monthly subscription slot payments were taken and it was also lovely to see some new customers sign up too……..don’t forget if you’ve not joined the VIP subscription Facebook group and you’ve got a subscription then click the link as I share sneaky peeps and sometimes have a giveaway and my subscribers share what scents they loved the most and I also share which scents make it to my list before I share with anyone else

https://www.facebook.com/groups/896339447450635/?ref=share

Once subscribers payments have cleared its then all about printing all their orders off, finalising my numbers and making a start on getting the wax made for these, this has actually started today, I did switch a scent from this months box for another as it’s one I couldn’t hold off on as it smells just amazing…….well they all do to be honest.

I also started getting ready to launch a new side of my business my branded clothing range……yes you heard right i now have my own clothing range that I make up all the artwork, cut it and then print it using a heat press. All clothing I offer is printed using quotes I love or I’ve altered to make them my own and of course my trademarked heart is added to each one too. I’ve been testing these since last year, making sure I perfected ow I printed them so I was happy before I launched, believe me at the start I was like……what have I done? ? but it was just a few silly mistakes I made, but hey, that how you learn right? In between all this getting ready to launch I was still making wax and also getting customers orders out too. I have a nice little system going now which means my turn around much quicker and more organised. I did say to myself at the start of this year I wanted more organisation in my life to make my working day flow much easier and I’ve cracked it already. You’d think after 5 years in business I’d already be organised, but no I wasn’t as organised as I thought I was and a few little changes has made a massive difference.

Last week some of you may have seen I set up a new Instagram account to, this was so I could show off all my clothing orders and hopefully reach out to many new customers, as not everyone melts wax so I felt another account was a must and boy has it paid off! I created my account and at first called it LIWL Branded Clothing and it jut didn’t sit right with me, I felt it felt boring and not very inviting so I had a look at it and thought what am I trying to do? I’m trying to add a bit of sparkle to everyone’s life so that’s what I named it LIWL Sparkle. Now some of you may think, how do we no what she’s selling? Good point! Well here’s why I did it…………so you see an account in your feed, it says LIWL Branded Clothing and some instantly think I don’t want clothing, but then you see an account called LIWL Sparkle and you wonder what it’s about so you click on it and then think, oh I love this, I love how she’s put her quotes in her own range and then people engage more and start to comment and then make a purchase. Once they see who I am and what my business is about they are more likely to want to come back to visit my account. It’s not always about saying what your business is, I mean look at my Little Ideas With Love name…….now look at how many customers buy from me and my name doesn’t say what I do it only tells them it’s full of love and they remember me. You’ve always got to think outside the box and carefully pick the right name as a name can change everything. Since changing my clothing range name it’s changed many things and all for the better. I don’t want my new account to be all about selling I want people to enjoy reading what I’ll share, a place I can share quotes daily, a place I can hopefully make someone smile if they see me in their feed. Why not follow me if you aren’t already?  https://instagram.com/liwl_sparkle?igshid=motoayzeyqf9 you can also follow me on my main account too.

My working week is Monday to Friday, I try and stick to these times as I have a family and home to look after and even us business owners need a little break. I don’t really have set hours, as when you work for yourself you’ve got all your social media to run, stock to order, stock to make, orders to pack and then there’s the accounts and many other things too, but I am very strict with myself and don’t reply to messages outside my ‘normal’ working hours which I lock my workshop door between 4pm-5pm depending on what day it is, I aim to reply to messages during work hours, sometimes it may take me a few days to get through them, but what I love the most is that you can ask questions in my Facebook group and either my admin team or my customers can probably answer them.

Right it’s 18.30pm and I’m rambling now and I’ve the table to clear from tea and then the kitchen to clean, then I’ve washing to do, my accounts and I think I’ll leave the ironing till tomorrow…….I ironed yesterday so I’m not sure where my new ironing piles come from ?‍♀️ Lol.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my blog tonight, a bit different than normal, but sometimes I think it’s good to share with you something I’ve been doing and what’s new or what’s coming up. If there’s something you’d like to see me blog about please comment and let me no as I’d like to give you something you love to read and why not let you guys decide that.

I hope you have an amazing sparkly evening and……..happy melting!

‘’love

Rachel…..x