2smock Closing Down
By now all our past customers will have hopefully received our first and last email mail out containing their 80% off discount code and notification that 2smock is indeed closing down. This decision has not bene reached easily and has been the product of many discussions between Diane and myself. It does appear that our lives have simply moved on towards other pursuits and we simply can not keep juggling 2smock on top of our other commitments.
From my mother side (Diane Spencer-Scarr) she has recently completed her PHD and is embarking on an exciting new phase of life. Seeing her passion and enthusiasm for her field is truly wonderful and I am so proud of all she has accomplished (and will accomplish in the years to come). This career change does however require time and energy that is no longer available to 2smock.
On my side I have been truly blessed that 2smock and our customers have seen me through an arguably tricky decade and a bit. In this time I have survived 3 complex pregnancies (Hyperemesis Gravardium, Sever Pelvic Instability and last time around Diabetes) as well as health challenges (Endometriosis, Adenomyosis and more just to keep my guessing). I have become a mother 3 times over and had the delightful pleasure of raising unique little souls who have had their own journeys (Autism, Multiple Infant Surgeries, Anxiety Issues, Dyspraxia, Speech Delays, High IQ’s and more). And somehow through it all we’ve maintained a happy loving home. My Husband has been the silent third party in 2smock over this time helping cart stock around, helping pack orders and do post runs. I am grateful for all his support and assistance. The time has come however to reassess just how much I have on my plate and what is in the best interests of my family. Between my own studies and raising the kids time has become a valuable commodity. No matter what I’d like the kids keep growing at a rapid rate and I want to fit in as much time as possible with them in amongst the studying before they all grow up.
So as hard as it is saying goodbye to a business I set up with my Mum, that we love, that I still enjoy, it is for all the right reasons. I hope you can understand and know that we really do value each and every customer who has supported us over the years.
On a practical note from the 1st of June to the 1st of July the discount code emailed to previous customers can be used to receive 80% off. From the 1st of July onwards this code will be invalid and all remaining stock will be set to a flat reduced rate for anyone to purchase. Hopefully this is fair for existing and new customers alike. At this stage all stock levels are correct for the items I have in my cupboards ready to send. As I get time I will tackle one box at a time and all the unpackaged items will be uploaded. Might even put up some of the other items as well.
I have decided to only keep things on the 2smock site rather than eBay and Etsy as it gets tricky keeping stock quantities accurate across multiple platforms. Some items such as the embroidery threads will eventually end up on eBay but I will put links to those on this site as well, who knows perhaps you really do need 1000 lots of variegated green embroidery thread.
All our love,
Diana and Diane