Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Time Flies....

Time sure flies when you're having "fun."

It's been a long dry spell between posts and I must apologize. I've been dealing with family issues and haven't had the time to play in my shop... and oh how I've missed it, but family comes first and always will. I had have some great plans for new items and expanding existing lines.

Coffee Time Windchime
from GrapeVine Ceramics and Gifts 

I am getting back into the swing of things and can't wait to see what develops next. I have faith it's going to be a great year. 

Even with all the disruptions, I was able to obtain all my goals and am trying to work out the goals for the remainder of this year.

Rustic Cuff with C.S. Lewis quote:
You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream
from The Rustic Cuff 

Goals for last year:
Sales: 50 - DID it - I actually had 95!!!
Items in Shop: 50 - DID it - Found so far my magic number for sales is 50 items in the shop.
Craft Shows: Have enough inventory that I don't have to strip shelves - Not so successful - Family issues, but I only did one show.
Consignment: Keep consignment shops stocked with best selling and new items - For the most part this was accomplished. My sales were up for the year with my consignment shop and in a stagnant mid-western economy I can't complain.

Goals for 2012:
Sales: 100
Items in Shop: 75
Craft Shows: I will have enough inventory and do more than one show this year!
Consignment: Continue to keep existing consignment shop stocked and try to add at least one more.

Life is a Challenge Plaque
by Heritage Valley Pottery 

I believe these are obtainable and may even raise them as the year progresses - got to make it a challenge.... don't I?


  1. Great goals.... I think I have thrown mine out the window already.... Now I will have to go back and revisit them...

  2. Love that quote by C.S. Lewis! And a big CONGRATS on reaching so many of your goals last year—wishing you even more success with them this year! *Ü*

  3. Good goals! Keep up the good work!

  4. Goals are dreams with a a timeline!

  5. Good for you. I need to revisit my goals. Hope things settle down for you family wise.

  6. Congrats on getting your goals met and im sure you will hit the 100 mark soon!

  7. Way to go on meeting your goals. Love the quotes.

  8. Congrats on achieving your goals for last year! Good luck with your new ones! I agree, family does come first, after all, what can be more important than our loved ones?

  9. Unique Cozy Treasures - Congrats on the sales. Goals are very important and I hope you meet your newest goals for the year.