Wednesday, April 23, 2014

2014 Goal Update

Since it is the end if April I thought it would be a good time to give you an update on my goals for 2014.
 To see the original 2014 goal post click here

2014 Goals for KarftieKidz

- Double what I made in 2013 ------ I have made a little over half than what I did last year.

- Write my about page ------ Still need to do that.

- Have about 220 items listed by my birthday (April 21) and 300 or more by the end of the year ------ Well my birthday as come and gone I still do not have 220 items in my shop. I have listed new items but have also sold a lot of items. (That's a good thing) I will aim for 300 by the end of the year though.

- Have a bigger inventory of birthday, mother's day, father's day, graduation, Christmas, and valentines day cards ------ I haven't really done a whole lot in this area. I've already missed valentines day, and mother's day is very close. I still have some time for graduation and father's day but they may be slim as well. I am aiming to have a bigger selection of Christmas this year.

- Add wedding and baby cards ------ Again I haven't done much in this area.

- Add more colors and themes to die cut sets ------ I have done this and will do more.

- Add gift card holders, magnets, decorative clothespins and paper clips ------ Haven't done this yet but I am thinking of gift card holders.

Other Goals

- Make and list jewelry in other shop ------ Hoping to work on this during the summer.

- Learn how to sew simple items ------ I haven't sewed simple items yet but I am working on crocheting a ruffle scarf.

- Make birthday cards for all the little kids in church ------ I have been doing this since the first of the year.

- Blog more ------ Still working on this.

One thing I didn't add to my goal list was baby banners. I have made and sold baby banners in different themes. So far I have 5 or 6 different themed banners)

Here some pictures of some of the projects I am working on.

The ruffle scarf I was talking about

I am going to shade in the stamped images with colored pencils.
Like this

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

New Baby Banners and Toddler Dresses

I know you have already heard me say this but sorry it's been so long since I blogged. I have been super busy since last month. I've missed blogging weekly and I haven't been able to make and list items as much as I would have liked either. 
Now just because I am busy doesn't mean my shop is lacking. Though looking at my shop inventory it doesn't look it but March was a big month for me. I ended the month with 10 most of which were baby banners and over $100 in revenue. That's 4 sales more than March 2013 and $84 more in revenue.

Here is some new items. 

Purple Polka Dot Butterfly Banner

It's A Girl Banner

Both banners were custom but the Butterfly banner was a customer's creation. ( I personally would not have used that much purple but that was what she wanted and was quite pleased with the finished product. )

Here's some new items from creationsbyjessi

(Except for the extra pink, this was also a customer's creation.)

Well that is all; hopefully I can get back to listing more items. 
Have a great rest of the week!