Monday, October 11, 2010

Saying goodbye

I've had to come to a very hard and heart breaking decision. JazyJae's is going out of business. after nearly two years of working my but of I'm saying goodbye.
Not a decision taken lightly. After all I have put my heart and soul into it. Just very recently spent a lot of money on logo designs, packaging and signage. However due to lack of sales and having pretty much every clothing piece copied I'm spent. Way too much money, time and designs lost to pick it all up and keep going.
When your pouring your energies and heart into something that is only giving back satisfaction of creation it is heart breaking. When people scrutinize your work at one market and come back to the next one with pretty much exact work is even more heart breaking then when people who are suposed to be friends it crushing. after all this business was named after my two most gorgeous creations my children so to say goodbye to it is a hard thing to do.
I may keep putting the odd thing here and there up on madeit but I am over it and the politics that come with it.
Over the last two years I have met some geniunly lovely and awesome people. To them I send wishes of great success. I just hope you don't suffer the same fate I have. A few I have formed wonderfull friendships with.
To those who have copied whilst smiling and saying how lovely and well made my things are....."You may be making a load of money now but in time it all will come crashing down and you will have no one but yourselves to blame"
So for now I am slowly selling of my stock through my facebook page and some will go up on Madeit when i have the funds to pay the fees.
Goodbye my lovelies!


  1. Oh, this is SO sad to see, and upsetting & wrong, & a whole lot more, I'm sure. It's crap that the people without principles, or, apparently a conscience or any creativity of their own, can ruin the whole making experience for you - & ruin career/earning prospects too, & get away with it.

    Just yesterday I made an unpleasant discovery at a handmade
    market I had really been looking forward to visiting; a blatant rip off of a well known online crafted; it made me realize how insidious this is, & obviously, how wrong. My heart goes out to you my dear, I hope, although you have already reached the heartbreaking decision of stopping with the business, you continue to create for the sake if creating - don't let "them" take that away from you too.


  2. Sorry to hear about your bad craft market experiences. Hope you still have your crafting mo-jo to sew for your family and friends and maybe put some stuff on MadeIt too.

  3. Xena sorry to see JazyJae's is closing.

  4. I am sorry to hear that your market experience hasn't worked out for you. Perhaps have a rest and try selling in other ways. Try your own web shop with a link to your blog as well as Made It. After a rest you may decide to go back to market selling and beat them at their own game.

    Good luck

  5. I'm sorry. Hope you are ok.

    Happy Blogtoberfest! I am on a mission to comment and follow all the blogs in Blogtoberfest! Maybe you could comment and follow me as well! Cheers!