sadly, The Chocolate Crow Trader is almost over! Chris, our fearless leader has decided to call it a day, please read below as to why... hopefully we will return in the near future...bigger, better and brighter than before!
(from Chris) Unfortunately the time has come where, with only a handful of ladies still participating, The Chocolate Crow Trader appears that it may have run it’s natural course…
Numbers have been steadily dwindling over the past 12-18 months, which is totally understandable in the current economic/retail environment. Many girls have left due to the need to return to full time work /increasing family/work commitments. Due to the downturn in retail since the GFC …sales are also fewer than they were earlier on, which also has a downward effect with members .
All of these situations are totally out of my control and I see no “quick fix” until things settle down financially. This has lead me to make the decision (that truthfully I have been putting off for quite some time)…..and in this regard I am afraid to say that that the April Issue will be the the last for TCCT for the time being.
This very difficult decision was only made after a lot of soul-searching and much thought and I am very sorry to see it end this way, however, I am certain that you will all agree that TCCT would seem to have experienced it’s “Hey Day” and it is time for it to bow out gracefully, as it so justfully deserves, ….as I am sure Bev (it’s original founder) would also want.
Who knows…when things pick up again I may resurrect it but for the time being it is the end of the road for now.
I myself have been on TCCT four almost 5 years...an exciting time indeed. Thank you to all who purchased, came to visit each month to see what items we had managed to come up with...the awesome swaps between the girls, the friendships formed and still continuing today.
so good bye to TCCT for now... here's to a speedy return! Julz
Married with kids, ED, Diva and YD, doggie kid Jake and a couple of budgies....
Love to quilt, stitcheries being my fav, do a little designing, work part time, craft as much as possible, spend time with the DH and kids.
This blog is just a small part of my world, of which blogging has become a large part because of all those talented ladies out there for inspiration....
Leave a comment if you wish (love reading those), and continue to visit as there is always something happening around the place.