open for business

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Well, my friends, it’s time for the BIG NEWS: Buzzville Kelly and I have teamed up to start an online fabric shop, and it’s OPEN FOR BUSINESS NOW. It’s called superbuzzy, and I hope you will all shop there (and feel free to steal the button at right). We specialize in Japanese imports and will continue to add to our inventory so that we can offer you the most fantastic, fun, and unique fabrics. We also plan to offer zakka products (i.e., super cute and crafty Japanese products) down the road. We’re really excited about this endeavor and hope to grow our stock like crazy.
Kelly taught herself CSS and designed the entire web site (and the very cute logo) with help from her husband Jerry. I certainly couldn’t have done it, so I thank the stars she is my partner (you see, the key is to have a really smart and capable partner!). I will be handling order fulfillment, which means my DNA is going to be smeared all over the fabric and packages.
I have to make a few acknowledgements here. We could not have started superbuzzy without the help and support of our families (Peter has been a huge champion of superbuzzy), but we also never would have gotten off the ground without the enthusiastic help of Molly, Jan, and Kat. They were really instrumental in catapulting us from the idea stage into reality. Also, thanks to all of you for your ongoing encouragement in all my crafty endeavors. I don’t know that I would have had the motivation or the wherewithal to really move forward with superbuzzy without your support. Please know that superbuzzy is your shop as much as it is ours, and I hope you will stick with us as we learn the ropes. Now shop on!

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58 Responses to open for business

  1. kelly says:

    did you have that glass (or bottle!) of champagne I prescribed?!? here’s hoping we’re not the only ones reading!

  2. amanda says:

    Sweet! I’m so excited about this…for you two, and for all of US! I’m headed over to shop right now. Congratulations!!! And, Good Luck!!

  3. Sandee says:

    Wow, SA-weet! Congratulations! :-)

  4. Lisa K. says:

    Oooh, I love the name and the logo. I’m off right this minute to check out the shop.
    Good luck with the new business!!

  5. Tania Ho says:

    this is great news, how exciting ! Congratulations to the both of you, I’m sure it’s going to be a success :) And now I’m going to browse the shop …

  6. Danielle says:

    Whoops! I almost clicked right over to superbuzzy without leaving a note of congratulations. Pardon me while I go dream of abusing my credit limit…

  7. Jan says:

    It’s wonderful to see your dream become a reality! Much, much success to you both!
    (I LOVE the name!!)

  8. P-la says:

    Congrats! Good Luck!! And where’s my credit card….

  9. monica says:

    Congrats to you and Kelly! I love how the larger pics pop up when you mouse over an item. Good luck with the business. Some day I will learn how to sew.

  10. jackie says:

    Yay! This is so exciting. Congratulations!

  11. Cher says:

    Huzzah & congratulations, Mariko! This is awesome.

  12. Mary-Heather says:

    Super cute shop! Such fanciful goodies- congratulations!

  13. sally says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! Superbuzzy looks fantastic. I just placed an order…I’m such a spaz I didn’t even finish reading your post before I hopped on over. Great selection of fabric!

  14. J Strizzy says:

    Congratulations!! How exciting! Oh man, I love the mouseover pictures — genious.

  15. melissa f. says:

    hey crazy– it looks so good. now if you’re not too busy slaving away in the warehouse shipping things within two days, you guys are going to have to come over and celebrate.
    i’m waiting to see if sally and i ordered the same stuff.

  16. Lori says:

    Fabulous! Great web site – I love that you get a closeup when you hover over an item. I already see a few things I may *need* to buy. And if you ever get anything with monkeys on it, I will buy it in a heartbeat.
    Congratulations on this new endeavour!

  17. Melanie says:

    Congrats! This is very exciting!

  18. Marianne says:

    Thanks for telling the news! I almost wet my pants waiting! I love the shop and plan to order!
    Congratulations!

  19. Janel says:

    Everything in the shop made me squeal! What a cute and user friendly shop. I love that I can see a blow up of the fabric without having to click on it. Congratulations!

  20. mary b says:

    yey! I was order number 10! Congratulations on your new venture. Can’t wait to get my first purchase.

  21. myra says:

    This is so awesome! Congratulations!!

  22. Aisa says:

    hey there,
    I am new to your blog but i love it already! I am starting to get into sewing and i love the japanese fabrics you guys carry and must say that this website is such a great idea!!
    I will definitely purchase from you in the future.
    Regards,
    Aisa

  23. Gina says:

    Woohoo! Congratulations!

  24. Katherine says:

    Congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you :)

  25. rosa says:

    Congratulations! I’ve just made my first order :)

  26. freecia says:

    EEE!!!!! My favorite people come together with crafty goodness. Love. THANKS SO MUCH!
    I gotta go get me some Mariko DNA. You should make your brother help package stuff.

  27. Stephanie says:

    Super wonderful congratulations!
    The shop looks wonderful :D
    Care for a link exchange? ;)

  28. alma says:

    I too am a new reader and love your blog. Congrats on the new venture. The prints are sooo cute.

  29. Sasha says:

    Order number 17! Heehee! I am so excited! What’s with the store pickup option? We can come in person and get our orders???
    Lovely idea, glad you made it happen!
    Now, more hedgehogs and more linen please? And linen with hedgehogs would be even better! And more linen tapes pretty please?

  30. molly! says:

    Yay! Glad to see you are up and running! I’m sure you will be a big success!!

  31. Daphne says:

    HIP HIP HOORAY! I didn’t expect the big announcement to mean something great for me, too! Congratulations!!!

  32. Lisa says:

    Soooo cool! The site looks great and the stock looks fun! Congratulations, you Internet Mogul! Lisa

  33. suzy says:

    That is a great idea! And the site looks fantastic. Well done both of you!

  34. kat says:

    Cute, cute site! You are gonna be big ladies, bigger than ever!! Hooray!

  35. debbie says:

    congratulations on your new online business! it’s about time!

  36. I want to make it clear that I’m not helping at all.

  37. cecilie says:

    Congratulations! What a wonderful shop full of goodies. I can feel my credit card starting to heat up already.

  38. Marg says:

    Excellent! Best of luck on your new enterprise.

  39. Alison says:

    Finally!! Congratulations and wishing you every success!!

  40. Scout says:

    Whoo hoo! ROCK!

  41. marielle says:

    *jumping up and down for joy*
    What a fantastic venture. Congratulations Mariko! The site looks GREAT, and I can hardly wait to start shopping. Just another month until my spending freeze is lifted, but then – look out :)

  42. hannah says:

    way to go ladies!! i already placed my order, but wanted to request EXTRA dna please mariko! :)

  43. Melissa says:

    Wow, I love your shop! I will be placing an order ASAP!
    Melissa

  44. carolyn says:

    i second the request for monkey fabrics.
    man, i hope this isn’t going to cut into your spare time! ha ha ha ha ha

  45. lucy says:

    Congratulations! I’m sure I’ll be dropping a wad there at some point :o)

  46. maria says:

    Congratulations! I’ll definitely be shopping soon!

  47. maria says:

    Congratulations! I’ll definitely be shopping soon.

  48. Marie says:

    Wow! Congratulations!

  49. Julia says:

    Oh. My. Gosh. This is so exciting! I love your new shop! Congratulations. And I will most definitely be shopping here (once I get my first paycheck anyway.) The ladybug and clover fabric is to die for! Congrats again, this must be such a fun business.

  50. laurie says:

    hooray! i’m on my way over there now to shop till i drop. ;)

  51. Michiko says:

    Congratulations! I’m order number 41 and can’t wait to get my shipment. Wishing you the best of luck in your new adventures.

  52. amy k. says:

    it’s da bomb I tell you!!! and yeah-you are lucky you have kelly. . .;)

  53. Larry says:

    In Sept. 2003 mariko made a banana layer cake from a penzeys catalog, I have misplaced that recipe and wondered if you would share it with me, I like it better with the chocolate frosting. Thanks, Larry

  54. Tracy says:

    LOVE the new shop! It’s wonderful! Sooo many FAB things–the fabrics are terrific! Do you ship international? I’m in Norway. All the best for your success! Happy Days! :o)

  55. mary says:

    hooray! I love the new shop, and I’m so happy for both of you!

  56. wendee says:

    Yippee! I love all the little birds and hens! Just in time – the “whirrrr” of my sewing machine has been quiet too long!

  57. Jane says:

    Great news about Superbuzzy. Hope it goes swimmingly for you both.

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