25 January 2013

Purchasing from Meys Made - ETSY 101

Hi cool fans,

as you probably know we are now live at MeysMadeCoolCrochet.etsy.com - a great site to find unique handmade items.

Some of you may already be members of etsy.com but most of you probably won't be. So this blog entry will teach you all you need to know about purchasing from Meys Made on etsy.

1. Click on the link to take you to Etsy: etsy.com
2. Click 'Register' next to the Etsy logo. You can either sign up using facebook (which is really easy), or fill in your details to create an account.
3. Head on over to our store: MeysMadeCoolCrochet.etsy.com where you will see the following store. Take your time and have a look around. Make sure you are familiar with the features I've labelled below (click the picture to enlarge)
4. Click on an item that you would like to order or learn more about.
5. Read the item information and if you wish to order, select a size and add to your cart.
6. You will then be taken to your cart. You can now continue shopping or check out with PayPal. Don't forget to add your colour preferences and head circumference in the 'note to seller' section.
7. Follow the instructions to pay through PayPal. Make sure your postal address is accurate as I will use this to post your item.
8. You will be sent a receipt for your purchase. I will have been informed of your purchase and your order will be added to my order list.

Feel free to email me at any time with questions about your order.

Thanks everyone and I look forward to making cool crochet for you all.
- Sarah

23 January 2013

A note on hat sizing

Hi cool fans,

I have had a few questions about the sizing of Meys Made hats so I thought I would show you how the sizing works on WHO head circumference charts.

My sizing is based on the 50th percentile line, however there can be a huge variation in head circumferences at each age. When you order from Meys Made it is always preferred if you give a head circumference so I can make the hat perfect. However, I understand that this is not always possible.

Please use these charts as a guide in selecting the size of your Meys Made hat. Crochet hats will stretch beyond the size indicated on these charts, however the height of the hat may start to become too short if this is the case.

For newborn and 0-3 months sizing (click on the chart to enlarge):
The newborn sized hats are mainly for photography prop purposes, a 0-3 month hat will last your kid far longer.

For 3-6 month, 6-12 month, 1-3 year, and 3-6 year sizing (click on the chart to enlarge):

I can make hats to fit a larger than 52cm head circumference, however this will incur an extra charge to cover the greater use of yarn and labour.

Hopefully this information helps you when purchasing from Meys Made. Remember there are two ways to order your Meys Made cool crochet:
*  By contacting me through our facebook page www.facebook.com/MeysMade
*  24/7 shopping and orders at www.MeysMadeCoolCrochet.etsy.com

16 January 2013

The Family Behind Meys Made

Hi fans,

we have had quite a few new fans since I last introduced myself so I thought I would do it again for everyone.

My name is Sarah, and I'm a stay at home mum of soon to be two daughters. I live in the beautifully sunny Blenheim area and love to head to the Queen Charlotte Sounds with my family whenever I can.

My first daughter was born in 2011 and she was a beautiful little baldie. We were living in Dunedin at the time and her head was getting very chilly in the cold winter. I saw a picture of a crochet hat online and decided to learn how to make one for me little girl. I was instantly hooked on crochet and have been doing it ever since.

We as a family decided to start up Meys Made in order to help fund my stay at home mum status as I thoroughly enjoy being able to spend so much time with my wee girl. We have been open since October 2011 and have recently changed our look to better showcase what we are all about.

Meys Made - Cool Crochet for Cool Kids is all about keeping cool heads warm and cool at the same time. All our hats (and photography props) are hand made by me here in Blenheim with love. I love making hats for kids from all over New Zealand, especially when I am sent photos of their smiley faces under the hats.

I hope the 2013 made to order styles will contain something special for your cool kid(s).

- Sarah