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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Finished a HAT! :)

I had a small accomplishment today...I finished the hat shown below! :)


Dragon Star Hat

Cons and Shows

Been doing a lot of searching online for shows and conventions to attend.

There are so many out there!

I think that I am going to be attending 3 conventions for sure tho.

I am going to be setting up next week at the local flea market as a test run. I have need some practice at this whole thing. lol! I will take pics and post them here of the whole event!

I havent listed anything yet today but i will after I get back from the Weekly Lunch with my family. This week are all going to meet up for Chinese food...yummy! :)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Nice to be included! :)

I got included in an awesome treasury!


Wow...What a day!





Today I made Happy Star Hair Clips (as seen above!)
I love them.  I think they turned out really cute!


I am working a fun hat that I will probably list tomorrow that was inspired by DragonBall Z.  Can't wait to show yall! :)

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Goals already proving tough

So I decided to start holding myself to my goals now....why put it off til 2011.
And it is 10 pm and I am just now doing my blog and just got finished listing my new item (Link below picture).

I didn't realize how much of a challenge I was giving myself...but with a small munchkin at home and life in general it is slightly tough...but I will do it!  *Promise* :)

Bear Ear Hair Clips




Monday, December 27, 2010

Lavender Starlight's Goals for 2011

Wow it is so hard to believe that 2010 is coming to a close.
The year has been a whirlwind but a good one.
I started my business Lavender Starlight on Nov. 19, 2010.  I am so glad that I did.
Now the year is coming to close and I want to take a the opportunity to think about how I can expand my store in 2011.

Goals
1.  100+ sales for year
2. Set up at shows/fairs at least once a month
3. Hand out my business cards without fear
4. Attend networking events
5. Blog Every week day!  (5 times a week)
6. Promote on and offline better. (Research this)
7. Make 5-10 items a week
8.  List at least 1 item a day on Etsy.
9.  Be TRUE to myself
10. Think Positively!

I think my biggest goal is getting 100+ sales in one year but I positively think that it is possible! :)

I am so happy to get started 2011 you are going to be a great year!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To most of the USA I am pretty sure that snow is a normal thing...but where I live...it isn't. lol!
I was so happy to wake up to SNOW this morning!

We went out side and had fun.




Happy to say that it is still snowing out there!

Oh please check out my newest items on Lavender Starlight!  I listed 2 today!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just wanted to wish everyone a very very very Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Adjusting...

I have worked in a office setting since I was 19.  That's 6 years in a work setting.

But now I am working from home on my store....Lavender Starlight.

I must say while I love the creative freedom that this is allowing me.  There is a bit of learning curve. lol!
For instance.  I have don't have to be at the office at 8 am.  So why not sleep til 8 am then?

I am finding that I have to be more disciplined and hold my own self accountable to everything.
I am loving it tho.

I am expanding on my craft and learning new tricks and tips.  It is nice to see that after 18 years of crocheting there are still things to learn. :)

I made a hat today!  It was inspired by Pixies...which I love.  I love fairies!  Rather you call them pixies, faeries, or fairies they are AWESOME!

I love the hat that I created from their inspiration.

View on Etsy: Pixie Hat.

The flowers are detachable. :)

Today is baby sister's birthday is turning 9.  So off I go to get ready for her party.
More to post tomorrow! :)

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

New to Blogging but not to my Craft!

Hello there,
I am new to blogging.
So please bare with me if I bore you. lol!

First let me introduce myself.
My name is Karessa.  I am a fiber artist.  I have recently opened an etsy store and I am happy to put my designs out there for the world to see.
I am huge GEEK and PROUD of my geekness! :)  I am proud of me and love who I am!
I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a friend, a sister, an aunt, a dreamer, an artist, and much more.

I love to chat and love to meet new people.  So please feel free to communicate with me on any of my sites. :)
I have posted on the side bar a links to all of the sites that I am on.  So please follow me if you are on any of those.
I love to see what other people create as well so please feel free to do a little shameless promotion on any of my sites if you are an artist yourself. :)

Looking for updating this hopefully daily.
Thanks a million.
Tootles
Karessa