Monday, April 2, 2018

A Change is Coming. . . .

     Hello all! It has been close to a year now since I closed down the website and most all business operations for Noelle Garrett Designs. It has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. For so many reasons it has worked out tremendously well, as free time for me had become scarce, and trying to "do it all" seemed impossible. That being said, I am making plans to begin creating and selling once again. This time around I have decided to take things slow and work on one of a kind designs sold exclusively here on my blog. 
     I will be spreading the word via Facebook. I also plan on utilizing my newsletter from the old website and will send out messages as new items are posted for sale here. While some details are still being worked out, I plan on using Paypal for payment processing and USPS for all shipments. A detailed store policy will be available soon along with the addition of a series of unique one of a kind creations.  
     I would also like to take a minute to personally thank each and every patron who has called and left me messages and emails telling me just how much they miss the shop, and how much our creations mean to them. It truly warms my heart and was the final push I needed to get this business going once again. 
Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I would love to hear from you with items you loved the most and what sorts of things you are looking forward to seeing. 
Until next time! 

Sunday, January 7, 2018

A New Year!

It has been almost 7 months since I closed up shop or shared an update. I have to say, all the phone calls and emails I have been receiving the last few months truly warms my heart. It is so nice to hear how much we are missed and how much our creations mean to you. I truly treasure each and every customer who was so loyal throughout the years.
While I have not reopened shop I am currently working on my first custom order in quite some time. It feels good to get back to creating again. I have spent the last 4-5 months working on craft projects for my daughter's Kindergarten teacher and baking up a storm as well. Who knows what the new year will bring. . . I will keep you all posted should things change, and I throw caution to the wind and reopen Noelle Garrett Designs once again!

Monday, January 11, 2016

A Little Update

Just a quick update. I had really hoped to be open for Valentine's Day but it is looking more like a mid Feb/Spring opening. I will keep you all updated as info is available. Thank you again for your support! Here is a little pic of some fresh spinach and lettuce I picked from my garden yesterday! Yum!

Monday, November 9, 2015

A Little Update

I just wanted to give a little update on what I have been up to lately. It has been so relaxing taking time to just unwind and play around with the kiddos. We have spent time doing some Fall decorating and reorganizing everything from closets to bedrooms. I also have been working on our Winter garden, planting lots of veggies with the help of my little ones.

We also have just gotten a wonderful new computer and a very cool desk with a bit of a steampunk/industrial style that I just love! With the speed of this computer and finally a large monitor I can see, I am starting to daydream about reopening this business I miss so much! 
I am slowly working on a new plan and am getting my creative bug back which I was so worried was lost forever. 
  This picture of our Leo sums up how I was feeling before shutting down a few months back. 
Now I feel recharged and ready to start anew! 

So for now the idea I am playing with is possibly a 2016 re-opening with lots of new Valentine's Day items. So if all goes as planned, sometime in January my site will be back up and filled with lots of wonderful new goodies! 
But for now, I will be enjoying the busy holiday season and spending time with those that matter most. 
Wishing you all many blessing!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Saying Farewell. . .

I saw this and it struck a chord, but not in the obvious way. I'm not unhappy really, just not the kind of happy I want to be. Not the happy my kids and husband deserve. I have been grappling with this for quite some time now. It really is a lot of juggling, the business, house, 4 kids, 4 cats (okay, maybe not the cats- lol). I think it is just time for a change and to have more free time for my family and myself. I have a list of fun projects I want to do with my little ones and just never seem to find the time. I also want to continue to work on restoring our old home. I need to strike a better balance and enjoy my kiddos while I can. They are just growing up so fast and I want and need more time just for them!

This was one of the toughest decisions for me to make. My mother and I worked so hard to create Noelle Garrett Designs and I don't intend to give it up completely, I just think it needs to change forms for the time being. When Jean, my mom had to step down due to health reasons it was difficult for her to leave, but we managed to keep things going. The plan is to close down the website for now and move some operations over here to the blog. When things settle down and I feel inspired to create again I will be listing and selling one of kind items from the blog here. I also will continue to take custom order work and made to order art kits as well (please email me for more info). I will be sending out newsletters (you can sign up in the right hand column)  informing you of new creations, as well as use Facebook to spread the word. 
I also will set up the blog to showcase items that will be available to order anytime using our current methods of payment. 

Lastly, I want to thank you all so much for your emails, phone calls and kind words. I can't tell you how much it means to us. All of our wonderful customers have made Noelle Garrett Designs what it is today and we wouldn't be here without you! 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Open For Business!

 Time has gotten away from me once again! Here we are, the end of April already and I am envisioning Summer days on the horizon. While the break away from the business has been nice, I am happy to be reopening and with so many special treats! I hope you will stop by and see what's new. Most items are one of a kind and ready to ship immediately.
I have some great new mini art kits coming very soon as well. Be on the lookout for those!

Here is a little shot of my two youngest hamming it up! They are growing so fast. . . 

~ Carrie

Thursday, February 26, 2015

These are the final 4 days of our big item closeout sale! We will no longer be carrying the current designs on our site and will reopen soon with all new items! 
Today through Sunday take 50% off your order by using the code FINAL50 during checkout.  
Thank you as always and we will be back with more info on our reopening very soon!