This was the first month that I set up goals for the month and I kinda failed horribly at them. haha, just look and see.
1 - Make a complete list of all my unfinished projects and get them
organized into a way that will make them easier to finish. A COMPLETE
LIST. (not gonna lie, this one scares me a bit.) < - > I did make a list. I have a page for each of them in one of my journals, and the list above that I updated once already. It wasn't as much as I thought it was going to be. The list of what has been started isn't long, the list of ideas goes on for pages in my journal haha
2 - Get my Rav page updated with my Sunflower Yarn collection. I didn't
realize how much I had accumulated right before Amanda closed the shop
until the other day when I separated it out and it filled an entire milk
crate....and that was just the stuff I picked up since like November. < - > I didn't get this updated but I also haven't gotten into my yarn, like, at all this month. I didn't craft much that needed stored yarn.
3 - Finish and list all new shop products. This includes the one
embroidery piece, the purse half done, new thread pieces, new clutches,
and listing the ear warmers finally. < - > I didn't get anything new listed, but I did do a post about the infinity scarf that will be added as a custom item.
4 - Get all my display stuff stored upstairs until next year and make any plans to upgrade/change any of it. < - > I didn't get things store upstairs as I've been in and out of the bins frequently lately working and updating pieces. I've gotten a list started of all the items I want to pick up or change for this coming year. Mainly it is about branding and bringing a sense of cohesiveness to the spaces that I rent for shows.
5 - Finish reading The Summer Garden and Dingley Falls. < - > I read a few more chapters of The Summer Garden, but that is it for book reading. I did read a few magazines out of my massive stack that has been building up though! haha
See? I told you that I didn't do great on them. Oh well, I'm taking the month of March off from everything so that I can get caught up on things but I still made a goal list!
1 - Figure out new packaging for Scarlett Key, this included all types of rebranding the shop. I'm looking into some great ideas, and I can't wait to make a decision and take the steps to make it possible. I need a cohesiveness when it comes to my shop, I need a brand even though it is a small business it is my business and I want to present the best side of it at all times.
2 - Finish at least one of each new product in as many colors as possible.
3 - Finish all duplicates of current products. When it comes to my bows and such, my goal is to have at least two of them made at all times. I also want to streamline the ordering process for these as well. That means the final decision on keeping them as individual listings or make them a group listing with a color selection at checkout. Any ideas or thoughts on this are greatly appreciated! haha
4 - Make a list of shows that I want to be a part of and gather all applications for them.
5 - Get out all display items, inventory, brainstorm ideas, create a visual, and update anything if needed.
6 - Get and keep inventory sheets up-to-date.
7 - Get my show bag ready.
8 - Get all unused items out of my room and to Goodwill.
9 - Present and decide with dad on the horseshoe items.
10 - Put in at least three miles on the trail each day off. The only exception to this will be days with rain and/or snow or below 40 degrees.
If you made it this far, thanks for reading haha I can't wait to just be creative this month without worrying about blogging this or that, tweeting, facebooking. I'm slightly terrified that it will affect my shop in a negative way, but I need this time to come back better than ever so I hope that it will show :) See y'all in March!!
p.s.--if you need me or want to purchase something I will still have access to my emails, firstname.lastname@example.org