Sunday, 1 January 2012
Happy New Year
Wishing you all a super 2012.
Have you made any resolutions? I'm not usually one to do so as I know I'll not keep them going for long, but this year I've decided that I'd really like to push Ellie's Treasures a little further.
I'm hoping to really get going on the making and listing and also make enough stock to do a couple of craft fairs this year, perhaps at Easter and Christmas. The biggest thing I'd like to get started on is setting up Ellie's Treasures on it's own, online. It's a big thing but I've been noticing, thanks to Google Analytics, that more and more people are finding my shop directly, rather than through Folksy itself. I'll probably start by selling in both outlets and then gradually branch away from Folksy as time goes on. It's going to be time consuming too, so it'll take some working out from my end as I'd also like to concentrate more on the family this year!
I've found it very difficult fitting everything in - and I'm feeling a little exhausted doing it all too. I know I'm not the only one to say that time flies, but really, the months do seem to zoom through quicker than they used to, don't they? Fitting in the all important school work, horses, looking after the day-to-day running of a family home plus making and selling for Ellie's Treasures is hard work and I often feel it's all a whirl-wind and I haven't spent quality sit down and chat time with kids or hubby (other than round the dinner table in the evening). I'm going to try really hard to change this. Family life is so important, and the children are growing up so fast (I can't believe Katie will be 15 in a couple of weeks) - I don't want to miss a single second of it!
I'll keep you posted on how it's all working out! However, to kick start 2012 I've made and listed a new fairy toadstool brooch for the shop. These are certainly my best selling item and I love making each one a little different keeping them unique.