Announcing: Yummy You! by Twinkie Chan

Sooooo I have been alluding to a big announcement for a little while, and I wanted to wait for some of the paperwork to clear up before mentioning anything. Then, I lagged on saying anything because I got mired in the stress of it all, and then it didn’t seem like such exciting news anymore…. and then it was like… what is the statute of limitations on hinting at something exciting….being able to announce it…and then failing to mention it anymore and let it fade and pretend like you never mentioned it in the first place? Hehehe, Ok maybe I over-think!

Anyhoodles….!!! My news is this:

YummyYou! by Twinkie Chan

There’s not really anything up there yet, just a placeholder, but everything has been happening at lightning speed and this is all I got right now! :P (btw….does the pic have a blue-ish hue to you? Let me know how it appears on your monitors!!! I am still having weird color issues I think!)

So yes, I partnered with a company to help me mass-produce (but still hand-make) my scarves and stuff and bring it to a bigger level. It’s what I’ve wanted for a long time, and I’m excited and scared that it is starting to happen. I could have tried to go bigger on my own, but I really didn’t want to end up spending all my time managing more helpers, dealing with quality control, handling fulfillment on a larger scale, etc. In fact, perhaps un-like many crafters, I never really dreamed of running my own business. I don’t have the entrepreneurial blood. I have the creative blood! Some people have both. I kinda don’t :P. I want to have lots of time to design new things…and considering how long it takes me to design/make ONE scarf … I need all the time I can get!

We went into super warp-drive, because the company was excited, and we were excited that they were excited, and we are prepping for a booth at the Pool Tradeshow (or the Magic Tradeshow) in Vegas on February 16-18. We kind of attempted to create something out of nothing in just TWO MONTHS. Sourcing the crochet goods. Making/designing new and exciting samples you’ve never seen before. Designing tees and hoodies. Packaging. Everything. It’s been crazy. Plus I’ve been working on my book! So this is why my Etsy shop has been like a ghost town!

The cool thing is that you will soon be able to get all your favorite Twinkie Chan goodies at a more affordable price, and there will definitely be more than, like, two cupcake scarves available at one time :).

I will still be here as Twinkie Chan, with my Etsy shop, designing new stuffs and handmaking old-favorites. Yummy You! will be the icing on the proverbial cake :).

So I can’t wait to share more about all of this as it happens! It’s really weird and bizarre and I have no idea how it will all pan out. But my goal for 2009, when I quit my publishing job, was to find a great company to work with, and I met that goal. 2010 will be a wild ride! It has been so far!

P.S. If there are cool/cute boutiques in your area that you think would love to carry Yummy You! by Twinkie Chan, please do leave a comment, and a link to it if possible. THANK YOU! :) Happy Friday!

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135 Responses to Announcing: Yummy You! by Twinkie Chan

  1. Monica says:

    Looks Great!

  2. Nikki says:

    Hi, I’ve been following your work & blog for a while now. This is really awesome news and you should be so proud of yourself!

    I think your designs are awesome! I’ve never been able to get my paws on one, so hopefully I will be able to soon! =)

    Keep up the gr8 work!!

    Best wishes & cupcake sprinkles from Scotland, Nikki xx

    • Twinkie Chan says:

      Thanks so much, Nikki!!! :) :)

      If you have a favorite boutique or shop that you think might carry my line, please do let me know..that way….we can make sure you can buy some fun goodies! ;)

  3. Fay says:

    Wow! Congratulations! I think that’s fantastic, I can’t wait to see the products!

    Please ship to the UK! ;)

    Are you looking to sell to shops in the UK?

    xx

    • Twinkie Chan says:

      I’m not sure if we have a specific strategy altho we’d be stupid to not target internationally!!! If you have ideas for shops, please do let me know. I’m creating a list!! :)

      Regardless, I do think we will find a great online retailer :)

  4. Meech says:

    Are you looking for just BIG stores to take your beautiful scarfs?

  5. omg! I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

  6. Sarah says:

    This is AWESOME!!! I’m looking forward to all your cool new stuff! I already have your book on my “list of stuff I want to get” and it didn’t even come out yet :)

  7. Jacque says:

    OMG! That is so amazing!! You seriously rock!! I cannot wait for Yummy You!! AND I’m so excited about your upcoming book! Any time you post any news about it, I get super excited!

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  9. elena says:

    congratulations dear Twinkie!

  10. Harpy says:

    Congrats! So will I be seeing you at Magic on the 18th?! That would rock my socks to a whole new dimension. :D :D :D

  11. piper.... says:

    doesn’t look blu-ish at all to me, and i dont use firefox

  12. Michelle says:

    Congrats!!! So exciting I’m sure. I’m so happy for you. I can’t wait to see more of what’s to come for you and Yummy You! :-) Oh and I get a blue hue on both IE and Firefox.

  13. Sandy says:

    Congratulations! That’s fab news – I really hope that there will also be the possibility to order online

    Sandy

  14. Corinna says:

    Many congratulations, Twinkie! I CANNOT wait! YEEEE!!! :D

  15. cimba says:

    Hello!

    Even if I knew about your yummy scarfs&co. from quite a time, I only recently discovered your blog and started reading it. So, this is for letting you know you’re super cute and to send you my best wishes for your new business adventure!
    I also like to do handmades, especially the creative part as you say, but I never get enough time from my main-fulltime work, so this sounds like a dream to me. If you have any advices, please feel free to post them on your blog!

    ciao from Rome, Italy
    :)

  16. Colleen says:

    fantastically awesome news! hugs
    it is so about time. i don’t know if you will be breaking any ground in ohio but i will be getting your book if only for the cuteness factor.

  17. Cassie says:

    Can you pleeeeaaaase make a another sushi scarf?? btw….UR AWESOME! xD

  18. Maria says:

    This is so cool! Congratulations Twinkie. I’ve been following you for a few years now and I fell in love with your stuff right away. I would love to see it all in surrounding stores. I know you have worked so hard on all of this. I want to see stuff where I live.(NH) I’ve always wanted to buy something but the bids get to be so very high. So this is super exciting!!!! Good luck!

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