Our handcrafted journey continues into the holiday season. We are so grateful that our SCRABBLE JEWELRY is so well received, as well as our DOG FRAMES. It definitely keeps us hopping in order to create what we hope are some cool Christmas gifts!
|Louisa May Alcott / Little Women Bracelet|
|Boston Terrier Dog Frame|
However, we did go get our Christmas tree at a local tree farm. Love the smell of a Christmas tree in our house. We also got some Christmas decorations out, so we did take some time for ourselves, and our handcrafted work will continue tomorrow.
This was our first year really working at this handcrafted business and actually it was only a partial year. It will help us to figure out next year’s holiday season, as well as the rhythm of the year’s work. We’re keeping track of how many Scrabble bracelets and frames we’ve been selling to give us an idea about next year (as long as what is popular now is popular next year -another variable to consider). We created our own computer worksheet to keep track of our inventory and sales because we didn’t find anything online that really did what I wanted it to do.
I have to say though that I’m looking forward to sitting after the holiday season is over, so we can look at those records and plan for next year. I’m big into plans and this past year has given us a good foundation to work with, so we will plan, and hopefully next year will be even better. But, I am also looking forward to taking a week or so off at the end of December…to relax…and sleep…and read…and relax…and sleep.
But for now, as Thanksgiving has just past, we are reminded how very thankful we are for our family, friends, customers and this handcrafted business that we have built up and all the creative ideas we've been blessed with.
Now, it’s off to sleep to be well-rested for another whirlwind week.
|Ballet Scrabble Bracelet|