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New Shipping Options for Blerdy Momma Boutique!

first class shipping

Hey, fabric nerds! I’m excited to announce that I’ve finally brought First-Class shipping back to Blerdy Momma Boutique!

For a little while there I had to remove FCS as an option because it was calculating incorrectly. I’ve since fiddled with it some, and I’m satisfied now that I can start offering this cheaper shipping option again for your smaller orders. Yay!

I’ve posted it all around the site, but I just wanted to take a minute to explain when choosing First Class shipping is appropriate on this site.

First Class shipping is limited to orders weighing below 13oz total. Some examples of an order weighing 13oz or less are:

  • a single yard of CL fabric, or…
  • up to 2 adult panels, or…
  • up to 6 child panels, or…
  • 1 adult panel and up to 3 child panels, or…
  • a crazy amount of foldover elastic

You may notice that First Class shipping pops up as an option even when you have a larger order. This is a minor glitch within my website’s shipping calculator, and I’m working to fix it. Please don’t select the option unless your order actually qualifies, or I’ll have to correct it manually. If this becomes a persistent problem, I’ll have to start charging a correction fee. (Please don’t make me do it.)

In the meantime, I hope you’re looking forward to paying lower shipping costs on your orders for Round 4 and beyond. I know I’m super excited to use my fabulous purple polymailers to send out your nerdy fabrics!

Speaking of round 4, did I tell you guys the promo for the round 4: Senshi preorder yet?…

FREE CHILD PANELS!!! YES, YOU READ THAT RIGHT!

During the round 4 preorder, if you buy any 2 yards of fabric, you get 1 child panel of your choice absolutely free! The panel does not need to be part of the preorder round to count for your free gift. And you can still get this deal even if you place a retail order during the time that round 4: Senshi is open. There is no coupon code or special trick to receiving this deal. Just add 2 yards of fabric to your cart and the site will ask you to choose your free panel on the cart page. ***DEAL EXPIRES MAY 31. 2018***

I hope I see pictures of your awesome sewing projects in the Facebook group soon! Level up, fabric nerds!

~Blerdy Momma

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The Fabric Shop gets a Makeover!

Hello, fabric nerds! I’ll be honest, I thought I was going to be adding to this blog regularly now that I’ve opened the fabric shop, but that has been far from the reality. But, lots of things are evolving here at Blerdy Momma Boutique, and I’ve just gotta talk about it.

If you remember back in early March, I had an issue getting Round 2: Arcade Fighters produced. I was extremely upset because it disrupted my normally fast turnaround time. So, being the very extra person that I am… I bought a fabric printer. (If you want something done right, do it yourself, right?)

Fabric printer test
Test printing on some paper… Can you tell what this design will be when I get it right?

Well, I totally understand the value of manufacturing companies after spending some time learning my way around this printer. BUT, making my fabric in-house gives me the option to further customize your shopping experience, which I intend to do over the coming months. Priority number 1 is getting Round 2 processed and shipped to all of you patiently waiting customers, then I’ll worry about changing up other things.

Round 3 has come and gone, and Round 4 pre-order will be opening soon. In the meantime, the Random Goodies section of the shop finally has some goodies in it! I’m excited to be able to offer fold over elastic (FOE) in 2 of my favorite colors, so check that out. FOE is the perfect trim for knit fabric projects of all kinds.

If you’ve really been around since day 1, you may remember some odd behavior with the shipping calculator for my website. I had to switch to flat rate shipping only for a while until it was fixed. I am now happy to say that First Class shipping is once again available! Keep in mind, First Class shipping has a weight limit, so it is only available for small orders. Anything heavier than a single yard of fabric will not qualify. I’ll be writing a separate post explaining the finer points of that a bit later. For now, just enjoy the savings on shipping. 🙂

On a more personal note, my family and I just got back from a 5-day trip to New Orleans, courtesy the Make-A-Wish Foundation. My son was granted his wish to attend Wrestlemania, so we went. It was an amazing experience and I’m intensely grateful that he was able to experience it. WWE is a family hobby, so we were all living a dream. I had no idea how far Make-a-Wish really goes to give these kids the experience of a lifetime with each wish granted. So, if you’re feeling charitable, I just want to invite you to visit the website for my local chapter (or yours) and see if you can contribute to their efforts somehow. They work so hard for kids who are fighting battles nobody should face so young.

Anyways, I’ll leave you to your sewing now. I hope to see pictures of your latest project in the Facebook group soon! Wherever you post, don’t forget to add #blerdymomma so I can see your awesome work! Stay nerdy!

~ Blerdy Momma

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Blerdy Momma Boutique is Almost Ready!

Launch Coming Soon

I am so excited, you guys! Blerdy Momma Boutique is almost ready to launch! I’m in the last stages of setting up the business through all the legal requirements for Maryland, and then we can get on to the fun! I can’t wait to publish the sneak preview of Round 1 fabrics. I may just have to do a celebratory giveaway.

I am proud to share that I was able to find a supplier within the US to make my designs a reality to share with you all. This means paying a little bit more, but for me, it’s worth it. I really wanted to be able to offer you an American-made product. (Bonus: This also means I should be able to offer pretty quick turn-around times.)

Blerdy Momma Boutique is going to start out offering a great quality 12oz cotton spandex knit fabric base for all designs. If I see people are interested in other fabric options, I will start to offer those as well, so don’t be afraid to tell me what you want!

BMB will also be offering panels in adult and child sizes along with my patterns. I can’t wait to see what projects you all come up with for them. Don”t forget to join the Facebook group and post your pictures.

Ok, ok. I promise I’m done with all the shameless plugs. At this point, I’m really just trying to get in the habit of posting regularly.  You can expect progress pics for my ongoing projects, exciting recaps of my convention adventures, and the occasional tutorial. I cannot promise that I won’t sometimes veer wildly off-topic. I get easily distracted by shiny things…

Anyways, everybody cross your fingers that my business license application gets approved quickly. The faster I get that, the faster I can launch. In the meantime, I need to figure out my resolutions for the new year. It looks like 2018 could be the start of a whole new adventure!

blerdy momma boutique fabrics coming soon