Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Burst of Energy

Good morning everyone!

I've certainly gotten off my butt this morning. Three new items posted and more sloshing around my brain. Right now I'm taking a break to post on here and grab a quick cup of coffee before it's back to the drawing board.

I went to Hobby Lobby last night just to get some silver spacers that I ran out of and of course spent entirely too much money. On the positive side, several new projects came of the shopping trip. I made this:


and this:


and THIS:


Whew! All of those are a new style of necklace for me and I really like them. LOL that sounds bad but I can't lie.

I have several more pieces that I want to add today but first I have something MUCH more important to do...

Girls' day out at the movies!! A couple of the girls from work and I are going to go see "Twilight" this afternoon. I can't wait for the buttery popcorn and candy! And the movie, of course. I've read all 4 "Twilight" books and I hope the movie is just as good. My daughter saw it at the midnight opener and loved it so I have high hopes.

Another thing I would love to accomplish today is organizing my work/storage area. It is horrible. Horrible enough that I don't work there, I drag all my stuff to the living room where there is more room. This, of course, leads to yet another messy room. Maybe later today I can get that done. I dread it but I know I'll feel better when I get it done.

Ok, people, enough time on here, time to get some work done. By the way, if you want to participate in an awesome promotion/contest go see this thread. We've been having a ball and I've "met" some great people!


Take care and I'll chat with you later!!



Friday, November 21, 2008

Time to get busy

I wouldn't say I've had an UNproductive day but I certainly didn't do the things that I really wanted to. Last night, instead of sleeping I set up this blog and as a result, I ended up sleeping till 1pm or so. Not a stellar start to my day! Then, while I wanted to just sit and bead to my heart's content, I decided that I really needed to get the stuff done in my house before doing what I consider the fun stuff. This is the first time since then that I've had time to sit and catch my breath! What I ended up doing today was painting my living room (all but one wall that has to be patched up) and when that was done, cleaning and organizing it. Including my desk which was quite a feat! In between I made dinner. Now is the time for ME.

Before diving back into my beads, though, I decided that I really need to set some goals down in writing. I know there are some things I need to order and there is nothing worse than getting into a project just to find that I don't have enough materials. I tend to be a procrastinator and putting my goals into writing seems to help to prod me along when I don't want to do the more boring tasks involved in selling jewelry (or any product for that matter). If I had my way, I would sit and bead day in and day out and someone else would magically market my things and list them on etsy for me, including taking all the pictures and writing the copy. Not one of my favorite things to do =) Alas, there is only me to do it all *cue the sad music*

So here is the plan. I will list some of my goals here so that I have witnesses to what I want to get done. Harder to make excuses then!

1. Organize supply area to make it easier to find things.
2. Place one order every week or so as opposed to several separate orders when I've missed something that needs to be replaced. Shipping costs are eating me alive!
3. Take pictures and post pieces every other day.
4. Promote everyday: here, on twitter, on plumdrop, on etsy. But DON'T get sucked in to it so much that I don't get anything done!
5. Keep having fun. Enjoy the creating. Keep learning and improving my craft.

I think that's enough for now. I think I'll go play now. May even make something for me to wear to work tomorrow!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

First Time

I've finally broken down and created a blog here at blogspot. I don't know why I've been fighting it. Worried I'll have nothing to say maybe? Who knows, but here I am.

I do have to say that I was a little annoyed that my shop name was not available for my blog name. I've been lucky so far and everything I've registered for with that name has been available.. guess I waited too long to register here, huh?

I'm looking forward to "meeting" some other people who share the same interests that I do. I hope that I'm not too boring!

That's it for now. I'm off to see how to do my profile and change settings, etc. Tomorrow the real work begins!