Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 In Review

Well we are already at another new year which means new goals and new resolutions. But before we make new goals and new resolutions why don't we review the goals we made at the beginning of 2014.

Here are the goals I posted earlier this year or better yet at the end of 2013:

2014 Goals for KraftieKidz
- Double what I made in 2013   2013 ended with 86 sales and $437.81 in revenue, and 2014 ended with 64 sales and $668.59. That's not exactly doubling but that's still pretty good.
- Write my about page 
- Have about 240 items listed by my birthday (April 21) and 300 or more listed by the end of the year.  I am far from that.
- Have a bigger inventory birthday, mother's day, father's day, christmas, valentines day, and graduation cards, than I did in 2013.   I made more in birthday and graduation, but didn't get around to listing all of them. I made more Christmas as well, but didn't  get to list them all; I sold most of them locally. I also had a bigger inventory for back to school.
- Add wedding and baby cards.   I added baby cards.
- Add more colors and themes to die cut sets.    Done.
- Add gift card holders, magnets, clothes pins, and paper clips.    I added a few gift cards.

Other Goals
- Make and list jewelry in our other shop.
- Learn how to sew simple items.   I have learned how to sew. Now I plan to start helping mama with sewing the simple skirts very soon.
- Make birthday cards for all the little kids in church.   I started with the 1-3 year olds. 
- Blog more.    I did blog more this year than in 2013, but not by much.

Other goals that I achieved that are not listed:
- Opening an instagram account
- Opening a pintrest account
- Selling in a local boutique shop
- Selling at local craft markets

I'm a little bummed that I didn't accomplish more but looking at the whole list I did achieve a good bit. I'll just work even harder next year.

My next post I will share my goals for 2015. (All of these goals will roll over into next year.)

But before I do, I will leave you with some pictures taken throughout the year.

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Our Experience With Selling In A Local Boutique Shop

Sorry it's been several weeks since I posted. But here's that post I promised you in my last post. 

Since we started selling the girls skirts in the shop the experience has been great. Shelly Jordan, the owner of Shoppes on Trade has been very helpful. Every time we go in we're always coming out with a list of items she would like us to work on. 

The Shoppes on Trade is a gift shop with a boutique feel that has a variety of handmade gifts from vendors around the Greenville SC area

Working with Shelly has been awesome. She has wonderful ideas and dreams for the shop itself and for all the vendors. One of the things she has been doing is craft shows. She has started taking Shoppes on Trade on the road to different craft shows around our area and has dreams to include more and more craft shows in the future.

If you are ever in the Greenville area why don't you stop in for a visit. We would love to see you!