A little late, I guess, as we’re half way through August all ready. Will you let me get away with blaming the heat? Ugh, it’s awful here, I seriously think I am going to melt away any moment. Anyways…
July blogging goals were to post at least once a week, comment at least 3 times a week, and do a giveaway. Well, the giveaway obviously didn’t happen – I still would like to do it, but in conjunction with the Grand Opening of my etsy shop and in order for that to happen, I would like to have a greater variety of products listed. See below for more on that. Didn’t do so well on the commenting, either, I’m pretty sure not 3 a week, but I did leave some comments, so… I give myself a C for that one. ; ) And as for posting, I’m not sure it was exactly one a week, but I think it at least averaged out that way, so I’m calling that one good! So… 1 out of 3. Hrm.
The shop goals were to file for my seller’s permit, make dishcloths, photocards, and jewelry for the shop, photograph everything, edit the photos, and get them listed. I did get my seller’s permit and did get the shop stocked, but it’s mostly cell phone cozies with a couple of charms. So the shop is open but not launched in the sense of Grand Opening – I still want a better variety of products to really launch it in style. My list of things to make is soooo long right now though and I seem to be moving through it so slowly. But the most important thing – the seller’s permit – is done and I do have the shop stocked.
For crafting goals, I wanted to finish the Vintage Wrap Remake for myself, a few small things for Jimi to leave in geocaches, some garb alterations, and the “choose your love” painting. The wrap is done (I suppose I should offer some pics of that, hm?). The geocache treasures are mostly done – they just need magnets glued on the back, and considering how simple that is I REALLY need to just do it all ready. The garb alterations we decided didn’t need to be done after all, so that was by far the easiest thing checked off my entire list. : ) Sadly, the painting has not even been touched. Major fail on my part and it is a big priority for this month – except that I just never seem to have the time or opportunity to work on it – funny how that happens, isn’t it?
Over all, I get a fair number of things done, though not everything. And that’s ok. I am not going to expect perfection out of myself, I’ll just make myself crazy that way. For August, I think I’ll try to get more of the list done – I’ll also make the list a little more manageable!