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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Day 420-February 24, 2015

Well, had hubby drive me to work today because the roads were bad this morning. It snowed again last night but it was all gone by this afternoon. We are supposed to get more snow tomorrow night. In the mean time, I am going to be cutting the pieces for the mini block calendar and will be starting one. Now just to figure out what pattern to use. I don't know what theme I want to do first.

I only had 3 hits on my website yesterday and 127 hits on my website today. That is a huge improvement. I am starting to network more and I am feeling more confident. It gives me new hope. I am still thinking about the classes but instead I am going to look into a place to do a workshop. I also want to set up a crafter's retreat. I would love to have one of those where we craft and talk and drink wine.

It is getting harder and harder at work and I don't know how much longer I can handle it. I have to get more things made and fast. I also need to start making things for my stepdaughter's baby shower.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Day 419-February 23, 2015

The kids took their bookmarks to school and they were a big hit. I have been thinking about ways to get my craft business off the ground. I had thought about this before and put it on the back burner but have gone back to it. I am going to still make things to sell at vendor shows and at ball games but I have decided to start doing classes. I have decided to start teaching classes on plastic canvas. Here is the math of how it will get me to being a stay at home mom.

Each class is going to be two hours long.

3 classes on Saturday and 3 classes on Sunday. 5 people per class and charge $20 per person.

5 X $20 = $100 per class
6 X $100 = $600 per week

That is 6 classes per week at $100 per class.

$600 per week X 4 weeks per month = $2400 per month.

I make a little less than that at my full time job. I am working to make others more money. I am working to make my boss her bonus' and her commissions. These totals are not including the items I am selling online or selling at vendor shows and ball games.

I am going to get things rearranged tonight and then get started on mini block calendars.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Day 418-February 22, 2015

I have to put he finishing touches on the last couple of bookmarks for the kids and then moving on to the mini block calendar. Then I will post it on Facebook and will post what themes I have patterns for.

I am trying to stay motivated. I have to keep myself going and get things made. I am giving myself until the end of May to have enough items made to open at the flea market. I will make one mini block calendar and then start learning to crochet.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Day 417-February 21, 2015

Well, we are snowed in and now there is rain and sleet falling. It is supposed to freeze here tonight. I am about to start working on my bookmarks that I was supposed to finish a couple of months ago and then move on to the mini block calendars. I am going to make some of those and add them to the website. I need to get all of the other things I have made out of the box and get them ready to sell. I have them on the website already.

I might look at doing an auction on them to get them out of here. I am so tired of being broke all the time. MK is still not getting me any closer to where I want to be. I still can't get the orders I need to get my 50%. It is almost not worth it. I will just put the swag bags out and also do them for LBE and put the older catalogs out there and keep posting online. If I don't get anywhere by May 30, 2015 (my birthday) I am quitting and working completely on LBE. It seems like LBE is the only one that is getting me anywhere because I can do it my way and not have to worry about a corporation telling me how to do it.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Day 416-February 20, 2015

OMG it is snowing! It never snows in Tennessee. I am working on some online research on advertising tonight since I am taking it easy. Tomorrow I am finally going to finish the bookmarks that I have been trying to finish a couple of months ago. Then I am going to get my crochet hook out and pull up YouTube and try to learn how to make a few hats and ear covers.

I made a list of things to make and what I will charge for them and I have $500 in items to make. If I make one of each of these then I will have $500 in product. Then I can make several of them and then have an open house here at my house to showcase them. It is going to be easier once I get everything made. I have my pack of crochet hooks coming soon to go with the one I have. Then just to get things made. I have faith.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Day 415-February 19, 2015

Made it to the day job today. But by the time I head home tomorrow we are looking at worse weather than we have had the last couple of days. I cannot get warm for anything. I was looking at some things online as far as advertising ideas and I think I have found some that might work for me.

I am going to make swag bags. Now I can do these how I want. I can make sandwich size Ziploc bags and put some hard candy, opportunity flyers, sales flyers, a little note from me, and a business card. Simple, right? I can make a ton of these to give out when I am out and about. Then I still have some of my older catalogs to give out.

I am also trying to get the money together to get an inventory. I have decided to start a raffle for some handmade items and use that to raise the money. I am going to look into some things that will help me get there.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Day 414-February 18, 2015

Well, we were snowed in for a while today and got some things done in the house and a new stove moved in. I posted my Deal of the Day in the fundraiser group but don't have any orders yet. I am scared that nothing is going to come of it. I tried one with LBE and nothing came of it either.

I have to come up with a way to make $300 to get my inventory. I have also decided to take some online classes to get my business administration degree or my business management degree. Thinking that maybe it might help me find a better gig or at least increase my chances of getting a promotion at work eventually even though getting the promotion would be moving to another state to one of the other plants. I would at least have completed one thing in my life.