I have been working hard lately every day trying to create something new. I have been working full time and then putting in the hours afterward to make at least one new item every day if not every other day. I am just not getting the responses that I wanted. I am disappointed right now that I have not made one sale. I promote on Facebook, twitter, and I have my Etsy Store and I am not sure what it is. I am asking for some help. Some opinions really. Just some comments. Is it my products? Is it my prices? Maybe my store or my pictures? I am not sure and I dont know what I am doing wrong. I need some advice. About 4 years ago I tried to do this business once before. I LOVE crocheting and creating and I want this to work but it didnt work last time and I spent more money on supplies and the business then I could afford. It is getting there again and I dont want to give up. So If you have been in my shoes and you have some words of wisdom please share them with me. I have been doing blog hops and trying to find more crafting blogs as well, and still not getting the traffic I am striving for. I do not want to give up my dream again but as we all have bills those come first and this will go to the back burner if it has to. Please comment and tell me any thoughts you may have.
February 27, 2011
February 26, 2011
My son is 11 and in the 6th grade. Both of my boys are in the GATE program and they are smart kids, but they just dont know how to organize time or study. I never seen them studying actually and always have to bug them about home work and ask to see their homework calendars. This past week my son was up all hours of the night trying to do some homework and when I asked him why it was so much he had known about it for a week and just started it last minute. School always came easy to me so I am not sure how to teach my kids how to be good studiers. I am worried because I want them all to go to college and not just work full time like I did. I never too my SAT's because I chose to move out of my home early and work full time and try to juggle some community college with that. I dont want the same things for my kids. I am thinking about a program called Studypoint. They not only offer SAT tutoring but they offer Math Tutoring and ACT tutoring. They also work with improving your childs grades in subjects such as Biolgy, Spanish, Writing, and Chemistry. I know that I struggled in a foreign language and could have used the help, even though my family spoke the language it is not the way they teach it and I could have used an expert. Really being a parent and a mother of a larger family I not only look at what a program has to offer but what others say about it. Since inception, Studypoint and its experienced tutors have helped over thirteen thousand students nationwide increase their confidence, while achieving higher grades and test scores. I think that if I dont know how to teach my kids how to study and there is a program that can help then with the skills they need to get further in their education then I am the one with all the power to point them in the right direction. Studypoint is a program that I want to share with others and if I can help one other parent find a way to help their child and take the stress out of education then I will be happy. Learning should be fun and not a headache. Let's face it not all mother's or father's these days can sit down and give children the one on one time they need when they are struggling. We have to work full time and in most families both parents have to work. I know in a large family like mine there are not enough hours in one night to give the one on one attention for studying a child may need when they have a subject they are stuck on. I am grateful I found Studypoint and look forward to going further with it as my other children get older and may need the same help.
February 23, 2011
I just finished that hat tonight. It is really very cute, but I am thinking that it would be much better as a photo prop for babies. My 4 year old would not keep her eyes open for me to get a good picture, but I will try again tomorrow. I wanted to make sure that it fit her and she was so sleepy she just laid down and went to sleep. This hat worked up really fast and I still think it would be very adorable on a newborn. Can be made in any color combinations too. Even blue for boys. What do you think?Anyone a photographer that wants to swap the hat for pics of a newborn in this same hat custom colors of your choice?
I just added a new picture of my daughter wearing the hat and she is awake and smiling this morning. LOL hope its a better picture.Pin It
February 19, 2011
I have not been really doing much when it comes to crafting lately. I have been a little sick and trying to work my "other job". I did finally get a little time to work up this new beanie. I am going to call it Glam Girl Pom Pom Beanie. I do like it and I am going to do a few in some other colors. I wanted to try it in these ones first. Tell me what you think?