So my next challenge is to upload a post for my ‘readers’ although I’m not all together sure who you might be – if you even are anyone at all.
Since I’m not sure anyone will actually read my blog. I’m going to take this post to set myself a few little targets I’ve been thinking about.
My 2 long term targets
I’m giving myself a year. A year to sell 24 items. That’s 2 sales a month. This does of course depend on seasonal themed items and times of the year where our bank accounts are looking a little worse for wear (I’m talking about you January!) blah blah blah. But yes, target number 1 – 24 sales in 12 months.
Commit! I need to put my heart and soul into into every thing i do, not just my favourite bits (like sitting in my craft room for days! So when i set myself a task. I’m going to complete it. I am going to see this throuhg even if it’s just for 12 months.
Now, wordpress have told me to add a new element on here that i haven’t done before, like a picture. So here’s a picture of me at my first ever craft fair!
So, day one of blogging! I’ve signed up to wordpress in the past for my previous business but didn’t really stick to posting so i thought I’d give it another shot. Hence starting a fresh.
My ‘business’ has changed however, so tomorrow (or today depending on how you look at it) marks the day of starting a new venture. I’ll be keeping the same name, but changing from making bow ties for pets to making quilted mug rugs and coasters – as well as potentially other home decor items but we’ll talk about expanding later if it should happen.
So what made me change? We very sadly lost our dog a couple of months ago, he was my best friend and my inspiration for creating felt bows and bandannas. Although i lost my get up and go for making those things, I’ve not lost my passion for sewing and creating. I did a craft show a couple of years ago selling bow ties etc, but I took along some of the fabric coasters i had made just to see if anyone liked them. They turned out to be the best things i sold! I have also had a couple of friends move into new homes this year and have gifted them with fabric coasters, they have all been over the moon with them and so i thought i’d have a go at making and selling on ETSY and facebook.
So here we go! Tomorrow i’ll be diving into my stash of fabric and making a few different things to list on etsy. I’ll be updating my facebook page as well as a few other things like re-designing my business card, logo, all POS type things. And we are going to see how it goes!
I’ll be using this blog to keep a log of everything that happens, setting myself goals and targets to hit and using it as a general remindiner. And of course if you’re reading along then welcome to my journey! Here we go!