Monday, August 26, 2013

The current view...

Well first of all, Happy Monday readers!
As much as we all dread the M word, we can still go out there and try our hardest to make today awesome.

What we're doing this week,

Friday, 30 August from 6-10pm ~ The Shed Night Market @ Greens Greens just off the R59

Saturday, 31 August from 9am - 11pm ~ Geek Fest @ Goldfields Kennel Club.

Saturday, 31 August from 9am - 3pm ~ Wyetti Craft Market, Wargrave rd Henley-on-Klip. (Heatherlynn of The Journeyman, will be manning our stall for the day)

I do believe I'll be sufficiently stocked for all 3 occassions... Though I am feeling a little rough around the edges over it all. And over all of THAT is a veil of excitement, mostly for Geek Fest.
If you're there, also come say hi, not only to myself but to our banner/business card designer, model and friendy, Maruchka. She'll be our table assistant for the day :)

Please note:

I'll be shutting the Etsy down for Friday and Saturday. Stock will be updated on Sunday and the store then taken out of vacation mode again for further operation.

We are hoping for REALLY good sales, feedback and visits this weekend. Can you see how excited we are?


I've been asking, hinting, deciding on doing "feature" posts of other stores/Etsy/Mystall peeps.
I want to do one post a month (preferably by the last Saturday of each month submission for Sunday posting)
You'll need to attach pics that I'm allowed using and any links to your site/store and if you want your email contact details.

I did a post last year for Wonder Struck Inc on another blog. I will be featuring this awesome artist first over the next few weeks, to get the ball rolling.

Please submit your info to:

I'll, with pleasure send you stats on my blogs readership etc so you can see if it would be of any benefit to you.
But this will all be free, I do not charge for the feature and I do not charge for "ad banners" you submit either (these will be posted on the right hand bar of the blog)

I do however request certain "genres/scenes" as we are getting more specific.

Photographers, alternative models, bands, "merch/craft" ladies, graphic designers, tattoo artists, piercers, alternative event organisers.

I will not be editing your submissions, other than proofreading and putting in your links.

Hope to hear from you all soon ;)

~ CJ ~

Friday, August 23, 2013

Say what? ....

Just incase you haven't spotted what we're doing on our Etsy till Sunday, 25 August

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The cure[d]... Kind of

What a mad August!
I spent the first week of it home and bed bound with bronchitis... And two days last week again.
It's awful what gaps like that can do to your bearings.
To say my day job has been confusing inbetween is an understatement >.<

But I'm here!

To ALL the new "likers" on Facebook and "followers" on our Twitter ~ HI ! ~

The orders have started coming in quite fast and inbetween we're making stock for month end markets Wyetti, and Geekfest... Both happening 31 August.
If you stop by Wyetti, Heatherlynn from The Journeyman, will be manning the Wonder Struck Inc stall and doing the sales there.
While Wonder Struck Inc is at Geekfest.
We hope you go out and support all your nearby markets on the day. ;)

Hmmmm, what's "new" at HQ...
We're stocking cross stitch necklaces, and bottle necklaces now ~ we hope you love the new range :)
Also the Octopus and ribbon necklaces will be having a few "updated" additions to the collection, which makes such a huge difference to the look of these necklaces.

There's always lots of things happening inbetween, but keep looking in so you can catch a glimpse.

We'll also be having a flash sale between now and 25 August to celebrate my dad's birthday. I haven't worked out the discount yet but it will be rather mad. Peek in on Etsy and our Instagram for the code.

With that... Keep healthy. Keep happy. Keep safe. Keep positive.

~ CJ ~

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Machine...

It's 11 August 2013. 2am.
As I look sleeplessly over Wonder Struck Inc's order book, I cannot help but smile at what this began as in 2009.

Admittedly I cringe at what I started with, and without. But I smile at how things have developed and continue to...
It's a constant learning process. Marketing, promotion, presentation, making, producing...forget any experience I had (but thank goodness for the admin and bookkeeping experience though)...
This. Has been a whole new ride.

I no longer nervously make things I hope "all and sundry" will buy... But rather I confidently make things that I would wear/use. And I'm not afraid to aim for a specific market.

I embrace the early Saturday mornings to markets, and the week's of stock taking and tagging.

Those "likes" on our Facebook and "followers" on our Twitter and the readers of this blog....all make THIS worth it. Thank you.

Friday, August 9, 2013

The extra day...

Ah. It's Women's Day here in South Africa today and that means it's a public holiday.
I've celebrated today as a woman of my sorting through some boxes I haven't gotten around to doing since moving in here... And working.

I have found old stock, been taking stock, taking pictures and, if all goes well, I'll be doing a wack of new listings on our Etsy over this weekend.
I'm also filling up orders from new and old visitors to our Facebook page. :)

So today has just meant another addition to Wonder Struck Inc work hours.
And I don't mind.

Keep stopping in as we prepare for Geekfest on 31 August so you can see what we're taking.

Happy Women's Day.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Threshold of Transformation...

It's one of the laziest Sunday's I've had in ages.

Lazily working on a few extra listings on our Etsy store, pasta cooking for an early dinner on the stove, sprinklers wetting the few flower beds I have and sleepy puppymonsters stretched out on my bed as I work.

Even with the ever approaching knot in my stomach for Geekfest, where I want to make sure I have all the right stock ready, and ALL of it... I can't help but give in to these small moments of quiet.

And it's in these moments I think our mind resets, our hearts gain perspective and the creative batteries recharge and renew.

Whatever you're doing on this gorgeous Sunday, may it hold something beautiful for you...