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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Day 120-April 30, 2014

I am almost finished with the tissue box cover and will be starting the mini block calendars for the girls teachers. I am so sleepy and just seem to be running on auto pilot. I don't know what is wrong with me. I have also been a little depressed today and don't know why. I am going to look at some pictures tomorrow too of some things that I want to make.

I have an idea of something to make for cars that I think will be awesome! You know how people get air brushed license plates to put on the front of their cars but some put them in the back windows. I want to make a window plate and am starting with one to use as a display item. I am going to make one that has a frog on it and the name GiGi which is what I named my car. To make it a little more study I am going to get thin wire and stitch around the edge of it that way it doesn't get flimsy. Everything I make will get it's picture taken and put on the website.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Day 119-April 29, 2014

I didn't get to work on anything last night. We had some bad storms come through and it knocked out the power. No damage though. We thought that there was going to be some tornados come through but they missed us. Prayers for the ones that it didn't miss. I am going to work on some things tonight and get some things done. It was a long night last night.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Day 118-April 28, 2014

I will be spending the evening finishing the tissue box cover that I am working on and getting it shipped and then will be cutting out pieces for the mini block calendars to start stitching those. I am going to make two for my kids' teachers for end of the year gifts. I am going to make my own designs on them though. They love their teachers and I want them to be able to get something for them that is one of a kind. One of the teachers is retiring after this year so it will be nice to take something with her when she leaves to remind her of her last class of kids. I cannot believe that the school year is almost over but they will not take that long to do. I can make them pretty fast. Then will be making things for the vendor show I am working on. There don't seem to be any more orders coming in for the fundraiser but we are still trying. We at least have $500 of the $1200 we need. That is more that I thought we would raise.

Day 117-April 27, 2014

I worked on a tissue box cover yesterday and am almost finished with it. I talked to hubby and he was telling me more about this new organization to umpire with that is called the Cobb League. It is college and minor league baseball and it is a great opportunity for him and for us. I am a little upset though that he would be gone for days at a time but it would get me closer to my goal of being a sahm while reaching his goals too. I don't get to get out much anyway and this would get me out of the house less without having to drag the kids along but I will figure it out. I know I can get my mom to keep the kids when I have vendor shows and such but it is just making me worry about things. I am a little jealous that he is reaching his goals already when I am still trying to figure out how to reach mine. We will work it out. Not really a setback but just something to think about. I did, however, tell him that I wanted him to do this new league. I am still going to support him but will miss him when he is gone. He would be able to work as much as he wanted and on some weekends would be able to go with him to watch him.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Day 116-April 26, 2014

I spent the day with my girls. We spent the day doing a little shopping and getting our hair done. My oldest just got a trim and my youngest got about 2 inches cut off but I got about 10 inches cut off and then got it colored. I feel like an entirely new person. I am also getting info to join a gym to get into shape. Hubby got accepted to minor league ball so that is a plus to our situation. We will see how things work out.

Day 115-April 25, 2014

Took the day off to take some time for myself. I sat here and spent time with hubby and the kids but still making sure that I stay on track. I love seeing how my crafts turn out. Especially the ones that I do without a pattern or ones that I do just from looking at a picture of the item. In order to make what I do working full time I would need to get $2080 in orders. That is a lot but can be done. 

Day 114-April 14, 2014

I cut the pieces out for the tissue box cover. Most expensive one I have ever sold. I am still trying to get some orders in. I am also still looking at things to make for the vendor show in August. I have also figured  out what I need to get my name out there and will be keeping track of the orders to get them in each month.

Day 113-April 23, 2014

I have taken on a fundraiser. I had a friend on Facebook pass away and her family is having trouble getting her funeral paid for. Their goal is $1200 and we got one donation of $500 so that only leaves us with $700 to go. I hope that we can get to her goal. That was just for one tissue box cover. I still am trying to get the word out there to help get the orders in for her. We will see how it goes.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Day 112-April 22, 2014

I have started the prayer in a pocket and want to make a bunch of them. I am thinking about making about 60 of them and then selling them for $1 each at the vendor show I am doing. Here is a picture of what they will look like.

Day 111-April 21, 2014

Finished my mini block calendar and started my prayer in a pocket. Here are pictures of the calendar. It is Breast Cancer Awareness. There is one of the front and the other four are all of the side panels.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Day 110-April 20, 2014

I put down the monsters. They were not turning out right and was getting discouraged. I picked up my plastic canvas and decided to start it back up and started finishing a mini block calendar that I started. I added a couple of things to my website but nothing big. I also looked up patterns of things to make. I made more money doing canvas than I did anything else. I did officially quit JuJubelle. If I can't make enough to cover the website fee then it is not worth it. Especially when it is less than $10 a month.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Day 109-April 19, 2014

The kids had an egg hunt at church today. My oldest daughter found 41 eggs and my youngest daughter found 103 eggs. Then my youngest found the prize egg and got a prize then got another prize for having the most eggs for her age group. Then turned around and gave my oldest daughter one of the gift cards that she won so that her sister would not feel left out. That right there is why I want to be a stay at home mom. My kids deserve to be able to get have me there with them to do things like this. I loved it as much as they did. But the members of the church are the ones that have to get the plastic eggs and fill them with candy so we took all but about 30 of the eggs and put them up for my father in law to have to fill next year. We put up almost 120 eggs to have for next year. No need in the kids keeping all of them to lose when they can be reused.

Day 108-April 18, 2014

Well it is Good Friday and sitting at hubby's baseball game crocheting monsters and not turning out the way I want it to. I have tried several times to make it and not coming out the way I need it to. There went that idea. I am giving up on the crocheting because I am just not that good at it. I have decided that JuJuBelle is not working for me. I cannot get any orders and no orders equals no money. There is no need paying for a website each month if you are not making enough in commissions to pay the fee. I talked to my husband and he told me just to start doing my plastic canvas again. So I guess I am going back to that. I have made more at that than anything else so far. I have been looking into some more patterns.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Day 107-April 17, 2014

I think I have figured it out. If I can make 5 a day and sell for $15 each will give me $2250 a month but then I have to sell them. I can make them pretty fast and with hubby and the kids helping me stuff them and ship them it should be doable. I can make them while on lunch and in the evenings and make a bunch on the weekends while sitting at the ball field or sitting at home on the weekends. I have about 10 names picked out for them. I am not going to picture them until I get it to the point of putting it together. If I can make a bunch of the legs, arms, and tails and make a bunch of the bodies then I can make a bunch of the faces too then I can put them all together at the same time and make them faster but I will make the first one so I can get people's opinions on it before I go head on into this. I would have to sell a lot more JuJuBelle just to make it halfway to that goal seeing that I only get 45%. I am going to work on my first one tonight and hopefully finish it tonight and get the stuffing in a couple of days. I am naming this first one Loopy Lucy.

Day 106-April 16, 2014

I decided since the washcloths are not turning out right (the sides curve in and I can't figure out what I did wrong) and the hats look more like doll arms so I decided that I was just going to make monsters. I just have to come up with names. I have some in mind.

Day 105-April 15, 2014

Tried having a tax free day for my JuJuBelle business and still could not get any orders. My Aunt placed an order but that was it but she is wanting to wait until the 18th to pay for it. We will see.

Day 104-April 14, 2014

I worked my full time job and also thinking about ideas on how to get the washcloths to turn out right. I have re-done this one three times and it is still not turning out right. Going to post on Cafemom and see if I can get some input.

Day 103-April 13, 2014

Worked my Boot Camp and helping some ladies with the challenges. Also, thinking of things to make by crocheting. I am working on washcloths but also thinking about making some hats.

Day 102-April 12, 2014

Spent the day at the ball field before the picking the kids up from a friend and my allergies are killing me. No orders today. I have to figure something out. I am giving JuJuBelle until the end of next month to get orders coming in and if not then I am going to just do my crafts. I want to be a stay at home mom by the end of the year so I need to get on the ball. I am already 4 months in.

Day 101-April 11, 2014

Seem to be getting sick and no closer to my goal. I did have a couple of orders come in for JuJuBelle but I had to do Deal or No Deal and some have been getting free tax or free shipping and doing that is not really getting me anywhere. I am still doing my crafts but I have been not been doing plastic canvas. I have started crocheting and trying  to make washcloths.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Day 100-April 10, 2014

I have been thinking about ideas but didn't get much done today like I wanted. I really need to get on the ball. Tomorrow I will be sitting down and getting a list of things to do together and getting started on my list. I need to get the ball going because I am not putting into my business what I need to be putting into it. I am thinking about the vendor show that I am wanting to do in August and thinking about ordering some things from my website and selling them at the vendor show. I will talk to hubby about it and see what he says. This is something I would really like to do.

Day 99-April 9, 2014

I am wore out. Been getting more and more discouraged but still not wanting to give up. It is not easy but now that I have my own car and don't have to work around hubby's schedule I can take the girls  with me and drop off some catalogs and flyers. I am spending the next couple of days getting my ideas in writing and getting ready to start getting going heavy to get something done.

Day 98-April 8, 2014

I  am so depressed and getting discouraged. I am to the point that I am giving myself until August to get a steady base and if not then I am not going to do it anymore. I have a few tricks up my sleeves but have to get them going. I am looking at starting at a local gym to get in shape. It will also be a great place to network. I am going to get a list together of some of the local places that women go and start sending out some catalogs. Maybe that will help me a little. Hubby has a tournament this weekend and I am going to start handing things out there. I am going to make a sign to put on a box to ask me for a catalog and see how it goes. I have my mind going 90 miles a minute.

Day 97-April 7, 2014

I started a sale over the weekend to get some orders for my JuJuBelle and got a couple of orders but nothing big. I am also throwing around a couple of other ideas while still trying to teach myself to crochet and am starting to get the hang of it I think on the washcloths. Just have to keep trying. I want to make some coffee cup cozies too.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Day 96-April 6, 2014

I was at the ball field today and was chatting online with a customer. She was talking about ordering a charm bracelet from me but was in the process of deciding which charms she wants. Well, that gave me an idea. I have started having Build A Bling Event on Facebook. It is where a customer places an order directly with me instead  of on the website. The reason for this is it lets them see that they get free tax and free shipping and I enter the orders under a consultant order and then have it ship to me and then  I sent it to them. I decided to do this because after thinking about it, this makes more sense to me because if they place the order on the website then I make 35% and have to wait until the next month to get my commission check or do it this way and get the 45% discount and get more commission sooner. I charge what the items actually cost and then I get the consultant discount. I have received one  order for $16 and have two others that are looking and will place orders at the end of the week.

Day 95-April 5, 201

Spent the day hanging with the kids and getting some rest because I knew I would be getting up early this morning. I put some of my JuJuBelle cards on the counter at the store next to my house. I rented a movie for us to watch but we fell asleep during the movie.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Day 94-April 4, 2014

I am tired. I have been thinking about what I am going to do and I guess I am going back to my hand made items. I just have to get out of JuJuBelle. I am going to give JJB until my bday and if I have not made any money then I will quit but still working on my own things too.

Day 93-April 3, 2014

I tried crocheting a washcloth but it did not go so well. I am still going to try. Just have to keep practicing. I am also going to look at my patterns and see what I can find to make. I am going to make a lot of little things too to sell. I have been really thinking about how to get to be able to be a stay at home mom by the end of the year. I have figured out what I need to bring in a week to make what I am making working full time. I am looking into some vendor shows.

I spoke to a friend of mine from high school and he is having his annual car show for St Jude and I have already booked a booth. It is in August of this year so I have four months to get things ready. I am going to get a small hand held sewing machine and make some things too. I am going to make some heat/cool packs too. I have a ton of ideas so we will see what I need to do.

Day 92-April 2, 2014

Not feeling very well. Have been so tired lately but still working my full time job but feeling like I am missing something in my life. I feel like my relationship with my husband and kids are where they need to be. I feel like I should be having my own business but just don't know about what to sell. I am looking at plastic canvas still but also looking at things like crocheting and sewing.

Day 91-April 1, 2014

It is April Fool's Day and nothing is really going on. Nothing too exciting. Still having some issues getting my JuJuBelle business going. No matter what I do I still find myself wanting to make my own items. I am going to look into some things to make and see how that goes.