Saturday, February 19, 2011

Where the heck have I been?

Well, maybe that's what you've  been thinking.   I'm at the computer now, so I'll let you know what I've been up too. I've been trying to figure out how to manage my time and what to manage my time with.  Because there is a balance (like everything in life) but how do you manage.. or more importantly how do you manage it well? 


Well I'll group them into categories. For instance:
  • Experimenting: with new materials, new designs and products.
  • Creating: new product, new ideas for products.
  • Maintaining: store with products (photography, item description), as well as all social networking.
  • Social networking: getting your name/product out there, techniques for advertising,  maintaining connections, creating new connections, keeping up with all media that helps aid these connections.
  • Learning: how to improve all of the above.

How do you do this?  Well to over simplify a bit, I've been trying to find this out from more successful people than I.   I watched the Etsy symposium which was amazing! But I've also been participating in critiques, forums, labs and teams.


Now learning was a bit of focus in the last couple weeks which put my blog on sabbatical.  So I am sorry for neglecting my blog.  But finding the balance is hard.  Not to mention giving myself some me time (for the last 5 months every night was spent on the business) so I needed to recharge a bit.


But I'm back and I've learned somethings which I hope will help.  And, I'll share these tips in the next post :) 


Ottawa had the most beautiful weather on Friday +9 .   The first taste of spring!  It's now cold again, but I can't help but think spring will be hear soon.  Here's some spring and nature inspired treasuries.  Enjoy!

'Natural Beauties' by LeeLeesCloset


Octopus Woman Giclee pr...

$25.00
cathedral - wood mounte...

$15.00
Natural Straw Woven Clu...

$21.00
The Admiralty Arch - ft...

$30.00
Trees simultaneously da...

$25.00
Olive Pearl Filigree Wh...

$24.00
Barely Domestic - 8 x 1...

$20.00
Morning Sun - Rutilated...

$38.00
Brown Wood heart pendan...

$20.00
Carved Wood Figurine, A...

$10.00
NzLbags Handmade - Hand...

$70.00
Vintage CAMELOT 50s/60s...

$60.00
The Tiny Brown Owl Hand...

$32.00
Natural History Series ...

$25.00
Singing Bird on Vanilla...

$25.00
Vintage Glass Bracelet....

$28.00

'Dreamy spring day' by 3princessesengraving

100% Indie free spirits

Nature girl halo in ivo...

$58.00
Chic Marquis Matte Gold...

$15.00
Vintage LAVENDER DREAMS...

$48.00
30% Off SALE Golden Sky...

$21.00
Green Sun Conure parrot...

$35.00
CUSTOM Made to Order Pa...

$22.00
RUST Series Wall Art

$499.95
SALE Magnolia Dreams-8&...

$20.00
SALE/ Falling Down the ...

$20.00
The Bucket Bag

$60.00
free shipping Leather F...

$95.00
Floating Feather Brooch...

$58.00

'Etsy Wonderland' by 3princessesengraving

Awesome finds white, sand and blue.

Wonderland - 8x10 Art P...

$30.00
Flower Serving Bowl Tu...

$
Today I Feel - Wool Bun...

$38.00
Simply Tote Bag in must...

$38.00
Sea Green Chalcedony Co...

$129.00
O Deer- woodland fawn. ...

$30.00
Disco Heaven Platforms....

$38.00
Slouchy Ribbed Hat, Kni...

$46.00
Vintage Burlap Embroide...

$
Beer Soap - Bay Rum and...

$5.00
20x20 Fine Art Photo Yo...

$60.00
Vintage Texasware dinne...

$36.00
Blue Bird Box Natural O...

$29.00
Forest Winter Painting ...

$45.00
Gifts from the Ocean, F...

$50.00
Sand And Sea LINED JOUR...

$22.00