Tuesday, May 12, 2009

May Goals

Well, I made up what I thought were pretty simple goals for May:
1) finish the sewing studio
2) add at least one item to Etsy everyday
3) increase sales on etsy to at least 50 total
4)$500 minimum on Ebay this month

So far, I am not doing so well on most of those.
- the sewing room was almost done, but now he's decided it should be in another room in the house, so that's still up in the air as to where it will be. We cant finish putting up shelves etc til that is done
- adding to etsy: well, I've added a couple of things, but so far am no where near where I wanted to be. Its hard when the sewing room is all over the house, but I am working on it.
- 50 sales for etsy. Well, I've gotten one sale so far, which put me at 40 total. I am promoting, but need to add more to the store for me to get more sales. Working on that. Hoping this weekend I can get a model to help and get lots of pictures.
- 500.00 on Ebay. Well, I'm at 200.00 so if I can keep having auctions sell, I might make this one! This week was better than last for bidding, so hopefully I can keep the momentum going :)

Its hard to restart a business from scratch but I am working on it! This is what I want to do full time, so I just need to keep plugging away at it :) I am optomistic :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there! I called mine, but she wasn't home. Hopefully her husband took her out to lunch! :)
We had a busy shopping day today, picking up clothes for the kid and Chris. Chris's work just decided to inforce their existing dress code starting tomorrow so he's all in a snit about it. So we went and got him new clothes.
I was planning to go to Canobie Lake Amusement park today but it's too windy for that today, and its been rainy the last few days so I dont know what the weather was going to be like in NH, so it will have to wait until later in the summer.
I did do something for me this weekend though! Well, kind of for me, and the business- I got an embroidery machine finally!!! :) I have been playing with it all weekend :D lol. Its a Babylock Ellageo, so not the newest version out there, but I love it so far! It does *so* many neat things, even as "just" a sewing machine! I can't wait to get my celtic designs in and get some new stuff listed on etsy!
Speaking of Etsy, I am listed in a cool treasury today, called Flights of Fantasy with other members of the FAE team- that's fantasy artists of etsy, and also the Pagans of Etsy team. :) It's a beautiful treasury, and lots of cool stuff, so check it out! http://www.etsy.com/treasury_list.php?room_id=57145

Trying to network like crazy, and doing ads on facebook for a little bit to see if that helps to bring in some sales. If the weather holds tomorrow, I am going to try to get pictures of new things and get those posted as well. Busy, busy, busy! :)