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Working on the Website in the New Year!

Working on the Website in the New Year!

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Happy New Year!


We wish you and yours the very best of the new year’s blessings for health, happiness and contentment in the new year!!!


As you might see, we are working hard to get our new website all up to date and full of good information and little resources and tidbits about our brand new company!   Yes, it’s only been half a year, as of January 2016, that Maggie has been making her beautiful fiber tools.  She officially went into business on July 5th, 2015.  And it’s been a crazy fun ride ever since!


We were so amazed that she hit the $10,000 gross sales mark this past year.  That is so amazing.  And aside from the money aspect of it all, you can not imagine the wonderful things that this business success has done for our young lady’s well being and sense of accomplishment and esteem.  It has been just so amazing.


Maggie was diagnosed at a very young age as being a Autistic spectrum child…   She didn’t speak until she was five years old, in fact, she was taught a basic sign language and we used sight word boards for her to communicate to us.  It’s been a difficult journey at times but never a burden or too hard for any of us, we have worked hard to just give our children all opportunities available to them to encourage and allow these two girls to flourish.  Her sister, Jessy, also has her own company, Dragon Mountain Treasure, and she makes rock and mineral kits available to kids all over!


Maggie has really blossomed with her hidden talent in woodworking.  She started making things about two years ago, just basic things and learning many skills by watching You Tube University, as we call it!  She is all self taught!  She has had a few mentors on her journey, but for the most part, she has learned by doing, trial and error.  She has earned several new machines to help her out and she loves to learn more and more as she goes through her days.  She got a lathe for Christmas and can’t wait to start using that in her wares!


So, it was time to get her website all fleshed out and full of goodies.   We will be working on it over the next week or so!  Hope you like it!


So bear with us as we have a few growing pains and thank you so much for your continued support and well wishes!   It means a lot to all of us here on the Windhaven homestead…


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New Truck for the Farm!

New Truck for the Farm!

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We got a new old truck for our little homestead!  So excited.   We haven’t had a truck for years and years so this is a special treat for us.  And today was the first time that we drove her into the big city for our lumber and errands haul!   This is the first part of the trip!  Maggie spent $200 on supplies, and buddy, she got some super nice wood at a few places.  Beautiful stuff!  Can’t wait to see it as diz, lucets and even special looms!


She also got a bunch of scrap wood bundles that one place sells for $3!   She loves these because she will pick through and find beautiful pieces that are mill ends and such, that work great for hand tools! Not too many, but it’s like a treasure hunt.  And then the rest of the chunks and such, she uses in her workshop stove.  It’s a great deal and she loves them.  We always buy all they have available.


Working like the dickens on our Christmas and Holiday orders…  if you are waiting, please know we are working round the clock to get things done and out the door as quickly as we can!  Being made to order and natural products, we can only go so fast, but we are all hands on deck and even have helping hands coming in to lend a little support and help this first holiday season at Windhaven Fiber and Tools!!!   We had NO idea how busy things would be!


I think a lot of good girls and boys are getting fiber tools for Christmas!  🙂


 

 

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It’s About Time…

It’s About Time…

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Maggie started her company in July of this year, 2015.  She had been making a few shuttles before and offering them on our family Etsy shop, Windhaven General Store, but really, the idea to start her own shop and company came about in June and we opened the doors the first of July.


And ever since, it’s been just the most amazing thing.  She has had over 365 orders, sold over 700 items and has a ton of followers and just an unbelievable amount of wonderful reviews and feedback.  It’s amazing.


So it was about time we get her a website and blog running, dedicated to her beautiful work.


Don’t you think so?


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Join us as we try and build up a nice site with sales and news about new products, interesting tidbits in the fiber world and stories from our homestead.


Most of all, we appreciate you stopping by and saying hi to Maggie as she works away, making beautiful tools for the fiber arts world.


And oh, yes, the fiber herd says thanks as well!


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