Well, it's been a while and I am finally off from work for the summer. Looking forward to spending time with my family and working on the site. In the last 10 months I've been working on trying to increase the number of hits my site is getting. There are days that it reaches 200 hits but still no sales. I get more reaction on www.bricklink.com than here. My twitter account following has increased to 1000 or more and it's great communicating with a variety of people but still no sales. I've used 100milefinds.com and they were good but still not enough sales to merit an expense for using someone else's site. I get the most sales through craft shows and people who meet me and come back for more items. The returning customers are the ones making the sales. More later.
So the mad blitz has begun...sitting in front of the TV watching Weeds on Netflix we’ve been crafting. In a matter of weeks we will be hitting our busiest time of the year. 4 craft shows in 2 weeks. Nothing yet for December but we’ve got enough happening in the next little while. We’ve worked on sock monkeys, jewellery and hats. I don’t know if we have enough inventory but we will have to make do with what we have.
There is so much that we should do but we just don’t have the will power. Working all day with our kids and then crafting at night is starting to take a bit of a toll. I am pooped and so is Lulu. We need to sleep but that’s not really possible especially for her considering that she has to wake up every 2 -3 hours to feed the baby. I try to help but I can’t do that much at night. The boy sleeps through the night. I get him in the morning but recently he’s been feeling under the weather. Makes him a moody boody for a 2 year old.
We will see how the shows go.
Waking to a new day, we decided that it would be a good day to work on our crafts. After breakfast we all headed down to the activity room/craft room and started working on the Ninja Booties while Zander played and we worked (actually Lulu was working and I was entertaining Z.) With Classical 96.3FM playing great music in the background, Lulu was able to finish off 2 pairs of shoes in a larger size... size 5, it's larger than Z's foot. As well, our friend Julia, wanted a couple of pairs for her 10 month old so, we worked on those as well. The ones with the blue star are hers.
I noticed that when I was cutting the material, I would leave my shears on the counter and they would disappear under some material. What I noticed was that I had some blank wall space and an extra kitchen utensil hanging bar. Two screws and I mounted all my shears and cutting tools (and the lint brush that I always lose.
I've finally decided on committing myself to writing in our blog. I am hoping that people will be interested in reading about what we do. Some insight. We always have great reactions to our work and a lot of the times people ask us how we end up finding time to work on the business and balance family and our other jobs. Well, I am hoping that this blog will shed some light on what and how we do things.
lulu & mika craft and make many beautiful items. Always creating and working together.