Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Year 2014

I cannot believe that we are already at another new year. It seems like it was just yesterday when I posted in the CAST (Christian Artists Street Team) thread on Etsy my goals for 2013 and now it's time to post my 2014 goals.

2014 Goals for KraftieKidz
- Double what I made in 2013
- Write my about page
- Have about 240 items listed by my birthday (April 21) and 300 or more by the end of the year
- Have a bigger inventory of birthday, mother's day, father's day, christmas, valentine's day, and graduation cards than I did in 2013
- Add wedding, and baby cards
- Add more colors and themes to die cut sets
- Add gift card holders, magnets, clothes pins, and paper clips

Other Goals
- Make and list more jewelry in our other shop
- Learn how to sew simple items
- Make birthday cards for all the little kids in church
- Blog more

I may not get to do everything this year and some goals are even pretty high. But I love challenging myself; it's helps me come up with creative ways to become better. 

So what are your goals for 2014. I would love to read them.

I'll leave you with some photos from 2013.

Happy New Year everyone!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

A Christmas Project: Blessing Bags for the Homeless

Yesterday we had the privilege of taking our Teens from church to pass out Blessing bags to our homeless. We took them to the Rescue Mission in Downtown Greenville. And boy were the men happy to get them! We didn't even get a chance to walk around, once word spread they came to us.

It was nice to watch the men go through their bags, some even were trading their items for what they wanted. The sad part was when we ran out of bags; once we ran out we had to load up the teens before more came looking for bags.

We plan on doing this again once we raise up money for more supplies. After yesterday we discussed about maybe starting a fund just for this purpose. And maybe next time we will have more bags to pass out.

For now I'll leave you with the one picture I was able to take.

Here the boys and one of our men from church are talking to a homeless man. The blue bag he is holding is a blessing bag.