just realized my bunny mitts were on etsy's front page on sept. 14..
and, i'm at 99 sales! it's auspicious, since lately i've decided to work on making my etsy business my full-time gig. i want to start thinking of my business as a real Thing and treating it like a job - a dream job, not one of those that i've enjoyed calling in, and quitting.. i don't want to turn into one of those adver-tweeters or anything, but i do want to make a living doing what i love..
it's hard for me to come at things head-on like this. i like to approach things sideways, and act as if they aren't really a big deal. it's safer and also part of my cancer nature. but i do want this, i really, really do.
etsy's holiday boot camp starts today. for some reason, i love their checklists. one of the steps is to share your goals for the season. so here's what i need to focus on right now:
*creating new yarns and making sure i have enough to carry me for a few months. i want to do a line of fall-winter yarns and also some holiday-ish yarns. i also have a few new ideas that i need to make time for..
*creating a business plan - i'm using the right-brain business plan book) that i found through the effervescent k-wow of while tangerine dreams. then once i'm clearer on that vision, i'll have a benchmark to evaluate everything i'm creating and putting out there in the world.
i'm telling you all these things to make them real to myself and to make me feel accountable. i also found a perfect boot camp buddy, Mystic Hills Ngaroma. she's a doll artist who lives on a sheep farm in new zealand! help keep me straight, y'all!