Yep, finally got the lead out and started this here blog, after thinking about it for months and months. Funny enough, yesterday morning as I was thinking about what my first post should be, I came across this post on Modish Biz Tips. Modish has been one of my favorite blogs about handmade stuff for a while, and now there's even more to love! The sassy/inspiring/creative/supersmart writer behind Modish, Jena Coray, has recently started a second blog, Modish Biz Tips. It's described as, "...here to help you, the artist, crafter or designer who is working towards making a living off your own creations." Yes, please! and thank you! It's a wonderful blog which has become one of my daily morning reads over breakfast. Speaking of breakfast, indulge me while I digress and show you this cool pic I took of my cup of tea one day (not this morning; this morning i had coffee in a to-go mug while driving Patrick to his first day of new job).
I really love vintage dishes - I got that cup & saucer in a mixed box of colorful delights at an auction nearby. Loved that auction barn - must go back soon. So many treasures to be had there!
The most recent post that I linked to above, which was all about setting goals for yourself was amazingly timely, as P & I have been working our patooties off lately on trying to whip The Snuggle Herd into shape! So when Jena encouraged all of her readers to make a list of at least 5 goals to accomplish this month I was totally up for it. Here's my list:
1) launch version 2.0 of snuggleherd.com 2) increase my Etsy shop listings to 50 items 3) finally start blogging! i have the name - craftymishmash.blogspot - but no content 4) add at least 2 more stores to my list of retailers 5) finish development/production of new monkey toy 6) develop some lower-priced items such as brooches & digital prints to diversify my line 7) post new pics to my Flickr groups
Yesterday P helped me cross off #1. And lookie here, I've just accomplished goal #3! awesome! now off to work on #5...