This week I really began to notice that many of my work practices have become permanent features in my life. It's taken time but I finally feel like a real business person. Quite the transformation! It's also really nice to start to feel professional again.
I'm still struggling to keep many items in stock. This is a combination of new items selling out quickly and finding a rhythm with my suppliers. I hope by the new year I can manage to keep our stock levels high although many of our handmade items will come in limited supply.
This week back in stock we have Cookie Stamps (available in leaf, bear, flower, Cupid, hearts, sun, moon and star), Small and Medium Pitchers, Kids' Mini Choppers, First Graters (now available in all four colours). and Mini Trays. We have many more of our kitchen items arriving back in stock soon. We also anticipate receiving the first of our infant materials this week.
The best way to stay in touch with new arrivals, sometimes they sell out before I get to mention them here, is to connect with the How we Montessori Shop on Facebook page. Yes, I've set up a separate Facebook page just for the shop. I will post new arrivals, items back in stock and all updates here (please stop by, I'm currently on zero likes!).
Finally for some exciting news. While it's not a Montessori material specifically it is a really inspiring at home material. We have Texo new in stock and my children are loving the addition of these 'construction' toys to our block area. For Caspar in particular they are providing an engineering challenge. As a child who has played endlessly with blocks, sticks and found materials he is enjoying taking his construction to a new level. Texo would make a great gift for birthdays or Christmas, recommended for ages 3-8 years, you can read my full description here. Also available on Amazon (this is an affiliate link) here.
This week I have also changed our International Shipping Policy. Small packages will ship international at $14.95. For medium and large packages please email me your address (postcode required) and a list of the items you would like to order. I will email you back with a shipping quote and a Paypal invoice. Shipping international has so many variables this is the most accurate way to determine shipping costs.
Also I'm happy to put items aside if some of the items you are wanting are not in stock. Just email! firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you also for the emails on ideas and suggestions for new items. I have found some lovely things and will work to stock many of your suggestions. If you or someone you know makes Montessori materials and feel you would like to supply our shop please email me also. Have a fun week!