Friday, March 18, 2011

Long Time - No See

It has been some time since we have done a blog update, mostly because I was not sure if anyone actually followed or read the blog or if it was getting any interest. If any of you are interested in seeing the blog continued, please let us know by posting a comment.
In the mean time, here is a sneak peek of one of our upcoming sets - a follow on set to our popular and recently released Raggedy Bears series!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Whats On the Drawing Board

Happy Australia Day to all our Aussie customers. Australia Day marks the last day of the school holidays and we are very excited to have Bailey going into Grade 2 this year. After 7 long hot weeks, she is excited too to go back to school, start her 'work' and see her friends. I am personally just looking forward to a new true routine starting up. Last year was such a turbulent year for us that it will be a relief to find a new routine.

Today I just wanted to also give you a bit of sneak peek of our wonderful new set coming up later in the week. We have lots of wonderful new sets in the line up and I look forward to bringing you lots of new sneak peeks in the coming weeks!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Design Sharing - It's Piracy

I just wanted to discus a very contentious issue with digitizers and that is design sharing. Design sharing or giving the designs you have paid for to friends, family, groups etc is illegal and is a form of piracy which is a federal offence.

It is all too often that someone will forward to thier friends the download links that they purchase and accidently hit reply instead of forward. From a digitizers perspective - this is just heart breaking. I can not talk for other digitizers but only myself.

I run Bunnycup Embroidery and digitize designs on my own. Bunnycup Embroidery is not a multi-national huge company but a privately owned business. In doing so, I pay very significant prices for artwork licensing and other business costs, these costs in total run into the hundred's of thousands of dollars a year. Not only that, but as it is a privately owned at home business, I personally sacrifice a great deal including family time, weekends, night times and any personal time to create this business.

By sharing designs, Bunnycup Embroidery is effectively robbed of a sale. This results in less income to cover the very significant business costs and makes my personal time in growing the business worthless. In the long run it will also result in price increases as sales are reduced.

Please bear this in mind when you offer to share designs and remember it is illegal. It breaks my heart when I find out (and I find out all too often) that people are illegally sharing our designs or even illegally reselling them. It also breaks my heart to have to post about situations like this. Design sharing is not fair, and offence, basically stealing and if serious enough be aware that we will take legal action.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A Long Time Between Posts

It has been a long time between my blog posts. What a difficult year it has been. My dear Dad, William (Bill) Muir passed away on 26 September after losing his short battle with glioblastoma (brain tumor of the worst type). It has been such an emotional year and as a result I have not kept up with all I should including my posts. Life is slowly gaining a new sort of normal now so hopefully I will get back to working on the things that have put aside for this year.

I am looking forward to a whole new and hopefully uneventful and quiet year. An uneventful and quiet year hopefully will bring lots of fabulous new designs and new inspiration.

I would like to also take a moment to thank the embroidery world for all it's tremendous support this year during dad's illness. We received so many loving and kind emails and prayers that touched both Dad and myself. In today's ever increasing angry world, that kind and loving support meant the world to us and really helped develop an aspect on the fact that there is still a wonderful community of amazing people out there. So thank you - your support means more than I can ever express in words and gave me a revitalised appreciation of the nature of mankind.

So hopefully in the coming weeks I will start to update this blog on a more frequent basis with some interesting tips and chat on embroidery!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Whats On the Drawing Board

I have not had a lot to post about lately - time is taken up significantly with family illness, work and family so today I thought I would just post a new sneak peek of whats on the drawing board. This week I am working away on Greek Alphabets and a Cute Croc set. So for now - just a quick sneak peek of what's coming up this week!!! Enjoy.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Autumn Whimsy's

Life still continues to be crazy here and my blog updates are still too far apart. Dad is still holding in there but has a lot of ups and downs with his tumors and of course with school underway, there is always a lot of distractions. However, we continue to work madly away in the mean time on new releases. I just need to now divert more energy to administrative things like keeping our blog and gallery up to date!

Anyhow - my concentration lately has been on those wonderful upcoming holidays such as Thanksgiving, Halloween and my favourite season - Autumn (even though it is Winter here in Australia!!!). I just wanted to take a moment to give you a sneak peek of one of the sets I am working on - Swirly Autumn. I am having so much fun with this set - so I hope you enjoy the preview! And of course my thanks to Olivia for the absolutely inspiring artwork!

Friday, July 3, 2009

A Long Awaited Update

It seems like forever since I have blogged and I apologize. With my father having taken ill, some things have slipped. The good news is that his treatment has been effective and we know we have some more time with him though he has new spots of brain cancer starting up. So my blogging could still be patchy.

In the mean time, I just wanted to post a sneak peek of our upcoming sets! I have two sets in progress at the moment, My Pet and Cuddly Kittens.
Also, I just wanted to add a tip! Be sure to keep your machines serviced regularly - it is amazing how well they run after a service. I just had my Janome 11000 serviced for the first time since I got it about 4 years ago.... I had noticed it getting louder and not as smooth. I have tended not to get my machine serviced as I can not live without it for a week, but it is now working brilliantly..... Personally, I think it actually calls for me to get a second machine so that I can afford to get them serviced more regularly given thier use.... That's what I am telling myself anyway.
For those of you in the US, have a wonderful 4th of July weekend.