But first- a little note on a useful piece of equipment: for the type of shipping I handle, I needed a single-label printer. I bought the Dymo 450 Turbo last month and I’m impressed! The software is intuitive and the printer also integrates with excel spreadsheets. It’s quick, quiet, and crisp; easy to load and I don’t have to buy ink for it (thermal printing). I liked this so much I sent another one to Leila, who handles NH shipping for Cake. Recommended without reservation, I bought this myself, I only mention because it’s great.
Cake Shipping Logistics
LeilaB lives in Indianapolis and receives partial shipment of Cake Patterns (saving postage fees and airmiles), which she then breaks up into shipments for Cake’s Candian, European, and American customers- both Etsy orders and wholesale. She does a rock-solid job!
I live in Brisbane and handle Cake Kits as well as all Asia-Pacific pattern shipments.
This is the country/region breakdown Etsy orders for Cake. Neat. (I like charts almost as much as spreadsheets…)
This is the world map that hangs in what was formerly our study and is now Cake Central. Leila and I have spent some time coordinating carefully so the Pavlova Shipping Season runs smoothly, without the hair-raising adventures of the Tiramisu Shipping Season. I wanted to track the arrival of your patterns back then but it went into the “Too Hard” box.
Not this time! In the interests of science, Leila and I plan to drop all the patterns in the post on the same day. Then as you tweet, comment, and email me to let me know your pattern arrived, I can put a yellow or pink sticker on the map and take a picture before every post to keep you updated. What fun! Our “drop date” will be announced shortly, it won’t be long now.
We’re sending out the pre-orders in bright, pretty envelopes. When you receive your pattern, if you want to sign up for the Pavlova 30 Minutes A Day Sewalong you’ll be sorted into “houses” by color. The house that makes and photographs the most separates during the sewalong gets a little Cake prize! We’ll talk more about that later.
Tomorrow, I’ll make the Pavlova Wrap Top & Skirt pattern available for regular retail price on Etsy. All orders placed for the next week will also go into pretty pre-sale envelopes for the sewalong! (pdfs will be available on Craftsy- skirt and top separately and also together once the patterns ship.)