The Future of Evy’s Tree

Dear Friends,

I have been writing and rewriting this blog post in my mind over the last couple days. I want to make sure I word everything correctly and in the proper content. If you have been reading this blog over the last couple years, you know that I thrive on honesty. I am a terrible liar. I just can’t do it. The truth will always come out, always. So with that thought in mind, I felt it was best to be 100% honest with you, my dear friends and customers, instead of try to give you a blanket picture of the fate of Evy’s Tree.

Let me rewind a couple years back. Remember when I first opened? Many of you probably do. It was CRAZY. Wow, how did that happen? I really cannot give you the hows and whys of Evy’s Tree existence, but I can point to HIM and tell you it was a GOD THING. Totally. It took me a couple months to really realize it, but once I did, I ran with it. And put my whole heart into it. And told the Lord if He ever, EVER, wanted Evy’s Tree back, He could have it. This business was given to me by Him, and it is His. Always and forever.

Fast forward a year and a half later from point of opening…I found myself in the middle of career shift for my husband and big city relocation. Life was SO VERY hectic for me last summer and fall. Crazy hectic. As is true to form for Summer Evy’s Tree, I saw sales decline in June, July and August, but it wasn’t anything significant and since I only had one year previously to compare it to {which was also slow in the summer}, I felt that we were doing just fine. My fall line came out and things seemed back to normal…for a month.

Then one morning, while we were in the middle of packing up our home in Stockton, I did what I did every morning…I logged onto Facebook to put up my morning status update. I posted it then went over to the home page to look for it. IT WASN’T THERE. My status was gone! WHAT?!? I went back in and erased it then posted it again. After doing this a couple times, it finally popped up in my news feed…but nobody was commenting on it, unlike my regular status updates, the ones I posted that day got nearly zero comments and barely any likes.

WHAT WAS GOING ON?!?

I remember putting a cry for help out there…did anyone see my update?? I had a few people kindly say “I see you!” but only a few. After checking with some friends, I realized FB had changed their interfacing up and no longer were we getting all the updates from pages that we subscribed to, but facebook decided for us which ones we frequented the most and put those updates in our feed. And even the updates they chose were few and far between.

I have to admit that at the time I was too stressed and too overwhelmed with my move to really focus on it. Sales continued to decline and I continued to be frustrated with it, but I sincerely didn’t connect the dots between FB and the lack of sales. I blamed myself. My move. My lack of help. {And all of those added to it, I’m sure}. But a couple weeks ago I sat down and did some analytics. I tried to really draw some lines between all the declining sales, my involvement and etc. After taking some time of studying, I finally came to the conclusion that only 20% max of my FB “likers” were actually seeing my posts when I posted them. Which means that aproximately 1,700 people out of my 8,300 + likers are actively involved in my daily business. AhHa! That’s where my lack of sales was coming from. There were some other reasons, but that was the main reason. After checking with customers, I realized that some of the people who loved Evy’s Tree weren’t even seeing what was going on, thanks to not understanding the new FB timeline. And because they weren’t getting my posts, they didn’t realize they had to “subscribe” to my feed in order to get my recent posts. So they were out of the loop, unfortunately.

Don’t get me wrong, I am extremely thankful for FB and where it got me. I was able to build a thriving business off of FB for free! Amazing! Although my blog did bring in a good amount of traffic, oftentimes the traffic came from FB {ie I post a link to my blog and likers click on the link going to my blog}, many people depended on FB telling them when I posted a blog, instead of subscribing to the blog itself. So my hit was a double whammy there.

So why do I bother to tell you all this?

Well, I’m going to be honest, the hit to my business isn’t THAT detrimental, and I could still survive. I have scaled down quite a bit and cut corners where I need to do so. If we keep going at the rate that we are going right now, I will have to let my seamstresses go and start doing all the sewing myself. That means I go back to the late nights of staying up until 2, 3, or sometimes 4 in the morning to finish orders. I would continue to grow my blog and facebook followers and hope that more people start seeing my posts by liking them and subscribing to my blog. My ability to offer new items would dwindle to every now and then, and my business would revert to what it was in the beginning, a one man show. I am not opposed to this. I’m really not.

However, I have to be honest. I don’t really LOVE sewing. In fact, I don’t really love it at all. I like it, and I enjoy the fact that I know how to do it, but I don’t love it. If we are speaking of quality of life and love for your job, me sewing would not put me in the category of “happy”. It would put me in the “frustrated” category. ha. That is why the first person I hired in the beginning was a seamstress. So I really, really do not want to work that way. I would rather go back to the classroom and teach before I put myself in that position.

So here’s the truth: I will close Evy’s Tree before I get to that point. It’s just not worth it for me, or my family.

So now that I told you all that, let me fill you in another important piece of the Evy’s Tree puzzle.

Last spring I started the hunt to find a good manufacturer that could create quality Evy’s Tree items in mass with a better profit margin. I won’t bore you with the details, but we do NOT have a good profit margin. I have never been able to wholesale thanks to the lack of margin I have. And I was unwilling to raise my prices, so I was stuck, meaning I couldn’t grow like I would like.

The goal for Evy’s Tree has always been two fold: Have a manufactured line that I could wholesale to brick and mortar stores {can we say Nordstrom and Anthro anyone?! :)} and maintain a small unique handmade line that specialized one of a kind or nearly one of a kind items.

If you are familiar with manufacturing, you know you have to order a lot at one time. A LOT. Like several thousand pieces. Multiply that by the cost of each item and I think you’ll see that I need quite a bit of money to manufacture. My plans for this year was to save like crazy for the manufacturing down payment, and then place an order this summer for this fall. I found a WONDERFUL manufacturing company that I think you will all love {more info on them to come}, and I was so excited. However, with the drop in sales, I have just not been able to save like I would like at all. In fact, during the past 8 months, I have finished each month in red, instead of the black, despite my desperate struggle to scale back and cut corners.

I have considered taking out a large loan to fund my endeavors. In fact, that was the plan. But the more I thought about it the less positive I felt about it. With sales declining so much, did I want to put my family in jeopardy financially? We are already spread SO VERY thin…with two homes to pay mortgages on {even though we have a renter in one} and both Brandon and I living with unstable incomes. The more I mulled it over in my mind, the more I felt I was not to go that route. Which left me at the crossroads of should I stay open or should I close?

Two Mondays ago I realized I needed an answer, and I needed it quickly. I spent most of the day walking around my home praying. Asking for wisdom. It so happened that evening we had a special church service followed by a beautiful time of quiet prayer and reflection. I sat there, in between the pews, with a tithe envelope and a pen, and I started scribbling numbers down. Miracuously I came up with a plan. And here’s where I need your help.

I have all the money I need for manufacturing sitting on my shelves. If I sold everything I have, I would have enough for my down payment. But I would have to sell pretty much everything. All the raw and finished goods. EVERYTHING. I have nearly 1500 pieces sitting on my shelves. And that’s how much I would have to sell. And I would have to sell it by the time I needed my down payment for the manufacturing, which is ASAP.

Big giant *GULP* and *YIKES*. That’s a lot of pieces. In a very short amount of time. That is the amount I sold in my first year alone. I’m going to say it again, THAT’S A LOT OF HOODIES. 

I sat down and tried to come up with some ways to unload that many items. I thought about doing weekly trunk shows across the nation, but the details seemed to complicated. I thought about different angles to sell them to you at, but that also seemed too involved. I finally decided to use honesty, and here I am. With only a couple days of thought, I decided to shut down the shop last week and focus on the details of the plan.

So here’s the deal…I am going to sell everything I have, starting this week. And I have 30 days to do it. I figure, if I need to sell 1500 pieces, and my FB analytics are right, that means I have 1700 + likers who are actively viewing my content. That combined with my blog traffic and I can say for a fact that the buyers are out there, they just have to act. So it’s not impossible, just nearly impossible {haha}, which is what I would call a miracle. :)

If I cannot raise the money, I have decided that closing Evy’s Tree might be the only option left. Although I have not let my mind go there just yet, and I so desperately hope that is not what I have to do, I do realize that it may be in the cards for me. And I’m ok with that. I understand that this is God’s business and if it’s in His will for it to continue that would be GREAT, if not, then it will still be ok. I find something else to do that I love just as much.

So what do I need from you all? Well, can you help me Save Evy’s Tree?

I need to sell 1500 pieces in 30 days. I will reopen the shop this week and when I reopen there will be two categories: Preorder and Limited and both categories will sell at cheaper retail than what they were listed at previously. I will give you more information regarding how this will work and the exact date of reopening tomorrow, but what I need from you is this: could you commit to buying just ONE hoodie in the next 30 days?

What’s in it for you? A couple things. First, you will have the assurance that Evy’s Tree will be around for quite a while, but that’s the obvious. Let me give you one more bit of information…after July, I may not continue with the handmade portion of Evy’s Tree. With the way sales have been going, continuing with handmade may not be an option for me. I might have to focus mainly on wholesale. I would still keep my shop open and give you an opportunity to purchase one of my manufactured goods, but not handmade. Remember, my goal is to do both, but if there no market for one, then I will have to resort to selling the other only. So this may be your last chance to purchase Evy’s Tree handmade, which in turn shows me if there is a market for the handmade goods.

But lastly, and probably the most exciting, every purchase made during these 30 days will receive a discount code for 50% off our manufactured goods when they arrive this fall. A little way of saying thanks for being the force behind them even existing. And trust me, you are going to want one. They are going to be AMAZING. :)

I also really need for you to spread the word. Many of you have big blogs, twitter accounts or FB pages. Do you think you could share Evy’s Tree plight with your friends? Let them know that those great hoodies they all love and admire…well, this might be the last chance for them to get one. Especially a handmade one.

So what do you think friends? Can you help me??? Can we save Evy’s Tree? I have to admit I am so nervous writing this. It’s not in my nature to ask for help. But here I am. I hope and pray that Evy’s Tree continues, and that you feel a burden and act on it. I hope.

Thank you for listening dear friends. I cannot tell you how thankful I am for every.single.one of you. You all are amazing. Did you know I pray for you? Well, I do. I pray that you will be blessed because you have blessed me so much. Thank you again.

I will be back tomorrow to give you more details regarding the sale. In the meantime, would you mind grabbing the “Save Evy’s Tree” button and putting it up on your blogs, your FB pages, your twitter? That would mean so much.

Much love to you all,

Amy

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111 thoughts on “The Future of Evy’s Tree

  1. 1
    Amy says:

    Consider it done, neighbor!!!

    -Amy

  2. 2
    Amber Gilliam says:

    I am done. For at least 2! Ella will need a Sz 4 for Fall/Winter and I am sure could use one whether personally or as a gift. :)

  3. 3
    Amber Gilliam says:

    I am down…for at least 2! Ella will need a Sz 4 for Fall/Winter and I am sure could use one whether personally or as a gift. :)

  4. 4

    I have been WAITING to buy 1 or 2 or 3 so I am definitely going to take this opportunity to do so!!!

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    Becky Joyce says:

    You got it! And sending in reinforcements!

  6. 6
    Tleshia Farrar says:

    I will buy a hoodie :-) do you have anymore tee’s I wanted one but the size I needed sold out.

    • 6.1
      Chrystyna says:

      I have a coral unopened T if she doesn’t. I’ll sell it to you an apply the money to something in Amy’s shop. Pay it forward.

  7. 7
    Kimberly says:

    Do you have pictures of what you will have for sale?

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    Paula M-B says:

    I love Evy’s Tree and have been drooling over them for such a long time now!! I think this may just give me the reason to make a purchase (or 3!) as long as I can find the correct sizes in styles that I love. Thanks so much for doing what you do — I absolutely stand behind handmade and will do everything I can to help:)

    Sincerely,

    Just a window shopper for far too long now:)

  9. 9
    Jessica Evans says:

    Count me in :)

  10. 10
    RACHEL VILLALOBOS says:

    I’ll do my best to purchase a hoodie in the next 30 day’s!:)

  11. 11
    Kristel says:

    I got you Boo! I will definitely buy some more hoodies!!! :)

  12. 12
    Wanda says:

    I will buy 3

  13. 13
    Michelle says:

    One for me and one for my daughter so we will be in for 2. Just let me know when you open back up and good luck!

  14. 14
    Sarah says:

    I’d love too! I’d also love to post a link on my page to yours… Also.. Would u consider maybe selling a “lot” to me .. I set up my business tables at church camps in the summer and I’d love to help out! Good luck!

  15. 15
    Tami Welch-Robinson says:

    How do we see what you have avaliable? I tried to go to your store and it says it is closed?
    I would like to commit but would also like to know what there is first.
    Thanks and good luck

  16. 16
    Ashly says:

    I def want one.

  17. 17
    Amie says:

    Sold! My DD needs a uniform hoodie for BTS, so it is a no brainer for me :)

  18. 18
    Leah West says:

    Count me in! I fully support you in this endeavor…and could use something new! Love you!

  19. 19
    Brenda says:

    DONE!

  20. 20
    Paulina says:

    honestly it makes me sad that everyone is being affected my the timeline to page. deff will share and help out buy owning another lovely Evys tree item

  21. 21
    Jennifer says:

    Count me in for 1-3 items. :)

  22. 22
    Amber says:

    Put me down for 3.. My daughter and mother have been wanting one! Now is the time!!! :)

  23. 23
    Abby says:

    I’m a struggling college student and haven’t been able to rationalize a purchase… but I think this will do!

  24. 24
    kelly caballero says:

    You can count me in for mommy & me hoodies for Mia & me (2). I believe you can do it! God knows yours & Brandons future & He will open doors that no man can open. This is your fleece & God will make a way if this is the direction for your business. I love you Amy & have always believed in your talent!

  25. 25
    Renae says:

    Count me in!!

  26. 26

    yep. for sure. here to support you & off to share! :)

  27. 27
    Susie says:

    I have been waiting for the opportunity to get another Hoodie or Wrap. Can’t wait…and hope your shop is saved!

  28. 28
    Shanna marie says:

    I bought one over the weekend but I’ll buy 2 more :)

  29. 29
    Mary says:

    I’m in. All in. :D

  30. 30
    Bethany Eskro says:

    I just got some bday money and I desperately want a Diana wrap!!

  31. 31
    Lana V says:

    Hi there Amy! Just shared on Facebook. I am so touched by the raw honesty in your post. I know your passion for this business is so evident. And I’m hopeful that God is going to richly bless your business here and bring around exciting opportunities for Evy’s Tree. I honestly was so incredibly touched by your generosity and the level of service you provided when I purchased my hoodie. It’s honestly one of my favorite things in my wardrobe. I think it’s great that you’re pursuing a manufacturing deal. I hope that will be a good thing for Evy’s Tree. I will be purchasing something from you this month for sure. Hang in there lady. Do not give up looking for direction/answers from God–He will be faithful to provide you the answer you seek! Love,
    Lana

  32. 32
    Terri D says:

    I may be good for one or 2. I don’t want to see you gone :(

  33. 33
    Josh Bayne says:

    My wife reads your every word, and follows your every move. She enjoys your designs and the crazy stories about your family. Although your family will probably stay crazy if Evy’s Tree does close, she would be sad not to be able to enjoy your line. You can count on a purchase by me for my wife. -J-

  34. 34
    Heather says:

    Looking forward to ordering my first hoodie! Viva la handmade!

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    Maryse says:

    Oh my, finally bought my first hoodie and t-shirt and absolutely love your things and I do want you to continue to exist. I will buy one hoodie for sure and will help if I can. All the best and hope everything works out for you.

    Maryse xx

  36. 36
    Debbie says:

    Count me in!! I love my Diana!! I could use a new zip up one!! I left one of my favorite zip up hoodies in the security lane last week!! I’ll help you push Evy’s tree and this sale!! Love you!!

  37. 37
    Kelly says:

    I just fell in love with your hoodies!! I need more, so yes I will commit to buying 2 more!! Thanks for everything you do.

  38. 38
    Selina says:

    Depending on what you have, I’ve been meaning to get one for me and one for my daughter for a while. Sounds like it’s time!

  39. 39
    Kealea says:

    I have loved your pieces and can’t wait to purchase one. I also can’t wait to hear more about wholesaling in Canada!!!

  40. 40
    Megan says:

    Im committed to atleast 1!

  41. 41
    Valerie says:

    Im working my way to seven :) 3 left to go one for each day of the week! :) I’m in! Possibly a mommy & me set thanks I LOvE Evy’s tree!!

  42. 42
    Julia says:

    I am not sure where I would go to buy a hoodie, your website confused me the last time that I was on, but if you walk me through how to buy one, you can count me in. God works in great and mysterious ways. It just so happens that my favorite hoodie died on me. The wrists are falling off, etc. I would be more than happy to help you.

  43. 43
    Amy Brown says:

    I’d been wanting to order, now’s the perfect time! I’ll need 3 :)

  44. 44
    Melinda says:

    I will defaintly get one!!

  45. 45

    I will buy one. I have been wanting one since you first opened but just never did. I don’t know why lol. I really hope everything works out for you Amy and I am so happy to be able to support you.

  46. 46
    Gina Marie says:

    I possibly can get one in Med. I’d like to see them also. :o)

  47. 47
    Barbara Wheeler says:

    I follow you and read your blogs I love the lambs and the pictures

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    Veronica Camargo says:

    Count me in! I love your hoodies. =)

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    Sonja says:

    I’ve seen you a couple of times are Ladies conference but I’ve never met you – and I haven’t purchased yet ( I usually wait to long to get a specialty item) but I’ve read you post on occasion, and in a FB world where everyone is trying to ‘outdo’ each other it is sooooo nice to see someone so real, open and honest. I get such a laugh when I see your post, your transparency is refreshing. Everyone (including myself) wants to appear to have it all together and we think we are all alone when we don’t – until we come across your blog and say ‘Man, my living room looks a mess just like hers’, ‘my kids are goofy just like hers’ & ‘we dance around just like them’. I said all that to say you have shared so much we seem like old friends. Count me in for one hoodie, Old Friend! :-)

  50. 50
    Nonny says:

    We also own our own business, and realize the struggles to make. I’ll do my best to help!

  51. 51
    Melissa says:

    Amy~
    I am so touched by your blog post because I too own a handmade business and have had a similar experience…I pray you will be blessed whichever way God leads your business. I have admired your product and plan to support you and order one for either myself or one of my girls. Thank you so much for sharing…

    xxoo,
    Melissa

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    jenny says:

    done!! i am ready to order. i pray this works exactly as you planned!

  54. 54
    Amy says:

    I can commit to AT LEAST one hoodie in the next 30 days! I love handmade and I love your store and your honesty!

  55. 55
    Sharon Endsley says:

    I plan on ordering one.

  56. 56
    Danielle says:

    I’m in !! Have been wanting to buy one for myself for a couple months now !! And my girls could use a bigger size soon !! I love your hoodies ..don’t want to see them go :( !! I always get more compliments on them !!!!
    Danielle :)

  57. 57
    Amanda says:

    You can count on me!!!! Let’s Save Evy’s Tree!!!

  58. 58
    Emily says:

    Are you posting on Pinterest? I don’t sell anything, but just pinning my posts on Pinterest and more than doubled my blog traffic. Just a friendly suggestion!

  59. 59
    caroline says:

    SAVE EVY’S TREE!!! I want you around & I wanna see your BALLER manufactured line… so, uh, yes. CONSIDER IT DONE! love you, friend!! xoxoxo

  60. 60
    Stephanie Littlejohn says:

    I’m in! As soon as you open up again, I’m ready for another Evy’s Tree in my life! I love what you design. Handmade or manufactured, I’m in!

  61. 61
    Angela Rodriguez says:

    Dearest Amy:

    I am definitely going to buy a hoodie or wrap within the next month if our budget permits. I LOVE your stuff and can’t imagine you closing :(. Will be praying for you & your little shop that your goal will be met.
    Lots of love
    Angela

  62. 62

    I <3 Evy's Tree!! Love you Amy!!

  63. 63
    jane says:

    It is better to attempt something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.
    Behind you and your little business 100% ! When you re-open… I’ll be SHOPPING!

  64. 64
    Veronica says:

    Count me in… Put me down for at least two. One for me and one for my daughter.

  65. 65
    Jennifer Walmer says:

    Amy, I’m down for a few! Love you and will help in any way I can! My mom wants some too so count us in! Love you!

  66. 66
    Melody says:

    Count me in! Love your blog and handmade items!

  67. 67
    Julie says:

    Count me in for 2!!! 3 if my hubby will agree!! I’ve been wanting to buy one forever!
    I believe in you girl!!!

  68. 68
    Kodi says:

    I’ve been wanting to purchase so now is the time! Count me in for at least one hoodie!

  69. 69
    Kim says:

    I’m a recent follower and discoverer of your hoodies. I wanted to purchase one of the adult brown and pink hoodies, but you were out of my size. I would love to help you out and keep your business going. Count me in for at least one hoodie, maybe more.

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    Maya says:

    Count me in! This comes right at a time when we will be “home” in the USA and Canada this summer. I have been dreaming about buying one of your beautiful creations… This is the time! Thank you for your honesty. My prayers are with you & Evy’s Tree. I’ll be proudly modeling an Evy’s Tree product(s) in the Middle East soon! YAY!!!

  71. 71
    Sonia Hernandez says:

    I would love to buy 2. One for me and one for my daughter.. Please let me know where I can put my order in and what is available in size small in teens and lg in women … Matching would be awesome…. Thanks a hunch

  72. 72
    Emmie says:

    Wait. I am confused as a business owner. When did we start coming to our customers, and CRYING about how we do NOT like to sew? Wait.. that is the business that we are… IN?! And that WE need THEM to pay for US (who sews…) to turn around and start “Mass producing” OUR product? Wait!! Isn’t your stuff just store bought jackets/sweaters with ruffles sewn on afterwards? Yep… So in reality, you want ALL Of these people to buy your, almost fully mass made items ANYWAYS, so you can go threw someplace like.. China to have it made for 1-4 dollars each. WOW. Talk about PROFIT.

    Listen. It is hard out there. Not just for you. But for ALL Of us, as a WHOLE. But I have to say, as a small business owner, I am just DISGUSTED by your blog. And for you to use “God” in your blog, makes it so more people feel sorry for you. HA. Man.. I Hate to say it, but I hope you do not make it. It sickens me to see that you are crying like this.

    If you did not LOVE sewing. You should of never of listened to God, to go and buy those sweaters, and put ruffles on them. You should be thankful for the business you had.

    • 72.1
      Chrystyna says:

      Was that really necessary?

      • Emmie says:

        Yes, it was. I am tired of people using excuses to make people feel guilty, or feel like they HAVE to buy something. We are all struggling. Not just one person.

    • 72.2
      Lana says:

      This was rude and uncalled for. Do not criticize until you’ve walked in her shoes and frankly that’s impossible. Every situation is different. If we are all struggling then we should understand and have love and compassion towards those who are facing a problem. My momma always taught meif you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all and ma’am that post was not nice or necessary.

      • Emmie says:

        Thing is. I AM walking in her shoes. I AM a WHAM. And also a business owner. I AM having issues as well. BUT. I am NOT out there, crying for help. I keep my head up, and keep going! This.. this is just disgusting to me.

    • 72.3
      Chrystyna says:

      I just can’t figure out why you care. It’s not your business. It’s not your money being spent. Why does it matter if she puts a plea out to her customers? Her customers will either act upon her call for help or they’ll ignore her and move on. She’s not harming anyone by asking.

      • Emmie says:

        Why it bothers me, is because I see not only her, but many other “Wham’s” doing it. And using different ploys every damn time. It bothers me, because instead of being FULLY hand made, like SO many other talented WHAMS do, it is only.. Kind of hand made. And, she admits it.. she doesn’t even LOVE doing what she is doing! Then perhaps she is in the WRONG line of business? Ya know? I LOVE what I do. I have a PASSION for it! You have to do something you LOVE in life. Not just. “EH.. It may make me money.” We only get one life.

        • SoShawna Gray says:

          First of all, must you leave such negative comments (including profanity) on someone else’s (obviously Christian) blog? That reveals more about you as a hurting person. I am sorry that you are struggling and yes, many of us are in this economy. What are friends for if not to be there during someones difficult times? If you truly knew this business owner, which you obviously do not, you would know that she is very self-sufficient and is ALWAYS willing to do anything or spend anything to help a friend in need. She has a big fan following largely in part because she is the friend that WE have all relied on in the years past. I know it is difficult for her to ask for help, however it is very rare for her to do so. Those of us who are truly her friends are THRILLED to finally be asked to help her, and see this as a chance to reach out and repay her for some of the unselfish kindness she has shown us over the years. I think that if you continue to struggle at your own business, perhaps you should reevaluate yourself? Lashing out on blogs such as this is a poor waste of your time and reflective of your own personal issues. Knowing that you are this kind of person would make people not want to purchase from you; sorry to be blunt but that’s the truth.

          One more thing you should know; Amy is the kind of person who has already, and will continue, to speak your name in prayer. Although your words are hurtful and based on untruth, she has lifted you up in prayer and asked that you experience healing, peace, and comfort in your life. THAT is exactly who you are mindlessly bashing and everyone leaving positive comments on this blog will testify that she is praying for you.

          • Amanda says:

            Amen

          • amanda says:

            We all need to use the name of God more often. There is power in the name of Jesus. It doesn’t make me feel sorry for her. It let’s me know that Amy is a fellow believer of Jesus Christ and that she looks for God to direct her life. I wish God’s name was used more often in blogs. I guess you have to be a Christian to understand Amy’s message. I didn’t find it offensive at all. Just a fellow believer being honest with her clients.

          • amanda says:

            Emmie,

            What is your website – I would love to look at your homemade items. Maybe I could buy something from you too. I’m always looking for unique gifts. :)

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    Beth says:

    So there. just let us no one whe know when the open sign is on!

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    KelLee Gray says:

    Count us in! <3

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    Andrea says:

    I’m IN!! Making my list now, Amy!! <3

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    Lana says:

    I’m in. I’ve always wanted an Evy’s Tree hoodie and have never justified the cost til now. It’s now or never so it’s NOW! I’ll also try to spread the word.

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    Michelle says:

    I am in! I too have always wanted to buy one and now it seems I should step up and do it!

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    Meredith Klobucnik says:

    You have such an amazing talent/product and we are all so grateful for you sharing it with us, not having Evy’s Tree isn’t an option so you have my FULL PLEDGE of support. I can’t wait to place another order AND share on my page. Please let me know how I can help! Mere

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    Barbara H says:

    Count me in! Off to spread the word on facebook now!

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    Sarah says:

    I will buy at least 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Probably 3 or 4! Hang in there! It will work out!

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    Mique says:

    You can do this!! I’ve learned that the handmade community and blogging world is SO supportive. People love helping if you are willing to ask. I’m so excited for the future of Evy’s Tree.
    I adore you and appreciate your support of QBM. Count me in and I’ll continue to spread the word any way I can. (with 3 FB accounts, 2 Twitter, IG, 2 blogs, etc ;)

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    Kati says:

    I hear you with everything, I run my biz from home and have notice no comments on my fb comments at times… Or simply one person… Weird. Well I will share this on my fb personal and work, as well as tell all my friends. I know how hard this is, I shut my shop down last summer and due to a new third baby haven’t been able to reopen the way I need too… But ban together with your fellow handmade market peeps, and somehow we can help… Even in prayer. Xoxo kate

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    Antoinette Romero says:

    Done! I will buy some for my niece!

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    Lisa Rudrow says:

    Such adorable pieces! Count me in!

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    Audrey says:

    Amy,

    Praying for you, Brandon & Evy’s Tree. I know GOD is in control. I know HE cares for you, has plans for you & HIS will prevails. Love you! You are an amazing lady! I will support Evy’s Tree in any way possible.

    Hugs,
    Audrey

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    Shari Creasey says:

    I am in for one for me and one for my 16 year old.. never to early to plan for fall.. and they are ADORABLE! Figuring out what one I want is going to be hard. :-)

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    Amanda says:

    I’m in for one. Miracles happen everyday

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    kirsty says:

    absolutely will be buying one! such hard decisions to make and trust in the future. thanks for sharing.

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    Nikki Renison says:

    I’m hoping to get 1 for each of my girls! Thanks for sharing!

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    adam says:

    Amy your products are great. Last night Steph bought a hoodie, a minibrilla and a lacy tee and plans to purchase more soon. Your products are unique and fun and I know Steph loves your blog. We will continue to support you!

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    Paula Nelson says:

    Amy, I will definitely be purchasing my hoodie. You encouraged me to start my own business, and sent me my first 60 Facebook Likes! You are a very kind and genuine person and I’m happy to have made your acquaintance.

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    Yashica Smith says:

    You Go Girl! My mother has always sewn our clothes since we were infants and I am now forty and she still sews for us and so many others. I really love your God given gift of sewing and design. Yes, you can count on my purchase. I ordered my jacket Friday morning before we left for vaction, and I am looking foward for its arrival!

    God bless you and keep you!
    YS

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    Amy says:

    Amy… God Bless You… I am in if it is not too late! I will be buying one or maybe two… I am so excited! Love you bunches!!! xoxoxo

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    Marci says:

    I just learned about your site through the Pleated Poppy. I love your creations! I purchased two hoodies tonight. I hope that it helps.

    Your items bring to mind comfort, goodness, and beauty. I don’t care how long I have to wait (4-8 weeks is just fine!), I look forward to receiving my two items.

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    Li Arlt says:

    You put your mates information for shipping address.

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