Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My shops are closed...and here is why

Summer Heat.


That is all.


No, actually, I wanted to address some of the rumors that have been flying around the internet. A few sellers and myself have been targeted- for reasons unknown- by a woman who sells on ArtFire (AF has since closed her shop) after being banned from Etsy.

I really don't know why I was targeted. I knew nothing of her previous scandal, so when she came back telling us that her bakery was being reopened, and seeing who wanted to be listed on her blog, I signed up. Then, the truth started coming out about this lady and her shady dealings. I'm not normally one for gossip, but I also don't want my shop associated with someone that might be cheating. So, I emailed her and kindly asked her to take my link off of her site.

So, now she is attacking me all over the internet.

Just to set the record straight, I am NOT being investigated. Everything is under control. When my vacation is over, I will come back stronger. Any press is good press, right?

Thank you to all those who have had kind words to say. I appreciate all of my customers, and apologize that this woman is getting you involved.


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15 comments:

The Redhead Riter said...

Don't worry about it! I always make up my own mind and by just reading your blog and looking at the care you take with your Etsy store, it was easy to see that you are a "sweet" lady (pun intended) and I like you!

Have a great vacation!

Half-way there....Happy Wednesday!

The Redhead Riter said...

Oh...FYI...I'm diabetic, but just looking at your food makes me happy. :o)

DeShawn Marie said...

Gosh that is awful!! I wish you much luck and success.

The Artist Behind A.N. Original Jewelry said...

Ahhh what a bummer! It's never fun to get tangled up with crazies on the internet. It's so hard to decipher who's who when your trying to grow your business online, and eager to gain exposure. I struggle with this constantly!

Anyway, you, your shop, and your product is fabulous! And I can't wait to place my order in the fall for a yummy pack of caramel apples :)

PussDaddy said...

Don't worry about it. Everyone knows that person is a psycho and you can't believe a word she says.

PussDaddy

Michelle said...

Hang in there. Some people just don't have anything better to do. Hopefully you'll get boring soon!

Heathen's Hearth said...

So sorry its happening to you. Hopefully said person will get a life soon.

In the meantime, I hope fall hurries up, I want some more of the caramel and chocolate pretzels! and maybe another apple too.. LOL

~amy

Jenny said...

Thanks GOD you are still in buisness...I don't know what I would do this holiday season without you!!!!

Anonymous said...

It is thought that not only is she targeting people who have disagreed with or confronted her, but people who compete with her and have managed to somehow get on her loony-toon radar.

Hope you enjoy the rest of the summer, and don't worry about the crazies.

~ An anonymous beadmaker (who wishes to remain under the radar)

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about the internet loony ....... :( Guess some mal- adjusted people need to cause drama to feel special about themselves.
Like everyone else, can't wait til your shop opens.. especially when it time for popcorn again... heeheehee : ) Hang in there and enjoy your vacation

smiss00.artfire.com said...

it's a shame she has to put all these rumors out there. it was very apparent to me that you were closed due to the heat. she just isn't happy unless everyone else is miserable.

good luck!

The Om Intention said...

OH THANK GOD! I got a nasty little convo from the same woman spewing all sorts of lies about you. I didn't believe it, but when I saw your shop was closed I was a little worried, I'll admitt it. It was all the talk in the chat rooms too, people were furious!

So glad the rumors of your shops' death was greatly exaggerated, can't wait to do more business with you sweety!!!!

Shake Your Bon Bons said...

I too am closed down for the summer heat. It is a shame this loon is dragging innocent people through the mud for her personal satisfaction. All I can say is Karma is indeed a bitch and I would love to be a fly on the wall when it catches up with this nut.

Whimsical Creations said...

I am sorry this is happening to you. I LOVE your goodies!!

Enjoy your vacation!!

Nicole said...

i am soo confuse! lol. what exactly is she doing?