Happy New Year, everyone! We’re a week into 2017 and I’m still getting myself organized for the year. Ha Ha. Instead of just giving y’all a list of what I plan to work on this month, I’m also going to expand on a few of them. I’ve also written a reflection post for 2016 (an upcoming post) and that has prompted me to explain myself somewhat. Here are my January 2017 goals:

Genealogy Workbook: make a list of what’s been done vs. what still needs to be done.

Bobbin Lace Workbook: work on at monthly crafting meeting.

I attend a monthly craft meeting, originally started to teach Bobbin Lace, but we drifted away from that when our mentor and teacher passed away. So I came up with a shocking idea: work on the Bobbin Lace Workbook AT the monthly meeting! (We still call this meeting the Bobbin Lace meeting, but no one’s done bobbin lace since Ms. Margaret passed.)

Recipe Book: (a) write out 4 recipes & (b) double check what recipes are on the USB already

I’m so close to being done! I’m getting to some of the more complicated recipes, so I know I’m just procrastinating.

eBay: McDonald’s glass: (a) inventory, (b) write up, and (c) take pictures

ETSY: (a) update product descriptions and (b) list progress keepers

Amazon: get set up with Amazon Handmade

I’m so thrilled to have been accepted to sell on Amazon Handmade. The application was pretty in-depth, i.e. “Is anything you use mass-produced?,” “How many people work for you?,” “Submit pictures of your production process and your work area.” The last requirement made me laugh. Below are the pictures I sent for my production process and my work area.

                                                    ^^^My production process^^^

^^^My work area^^^

I was surprised at some of the questions, but I also appreciate their thoroughness and making sure I’m not a mass-manufacturer.

Craft Show Inventory: baby blanket

This is the last of the Bernat Baby or Blanket yarn. I have made 13 baby blankets in the past year. I’m not going to lie, I’m glad I’m at the end of the blanket production. My wrists will be thanking me.

YouTube Channel: film 7 videos.

Blog: write 10 blog posts.

As much as I like to batch write and film, it was becoming overwhelming. Plus being sick for all of November really brought my motivation down. My overall blog and YouTube goals are to be more consistent. I really like scheduling my post when in England. I’m going to try to set that up for the future. Each Sunday I’ll schedule my blog post and upload any accompanying videos.

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNzdbWIAKyg%5B/embedyt%5D

Wish me luck!!!

© Cori Large 5 January 2017


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