Okay, folks

The daily challenges I’ve been giving myself are getting things moving in terms of sales. Dh went to the barber this AM. She is getting married and is trying to finish up gifts for the wedding party and a few close friends. Dh tells her about my coasters/trivets, shows her a sample. Voila’! She orders FIVE SETS OF COASTERS WITH MATCHING TRIVETS …. all due by Thursday! She actually doesn’t need them till Friday. However, I am going to be out of town for a few days starting Thursday. (Dh is staying home to hold down the fort.) So actually I would only get a one day reprieve if I were home–till Friday. (The barber is getting married Saturday.) This is, by far, my largest order at one time.

When dh came in with the order, after getting his haircut, I almost had a heart attack! However, I am calmer now. I went to the barber shop and talked to her–it’s just about 5 minutes from the house. I am playing some music as I work that makes me feel calmer and gives me inspiration.

I went to the barber shop because I wanted to make sure I knew what she wanted and let her look at some of the colors I have available. Fortunately the design for everything is the same. I don’t have to come up with a design from scratch.

I have started the trivets and will be done shortly with those. The coasters won’t take long but just more of them to do.

It is a good thing I went to buy more tiles yesterday. I had only the exact amount of trivets before that purchase. Now I have some extras. Inevitably there will be a mess up somewhere. I know I had some tiles for coasters but could not find them yesterday so I bought some more of those too.

Better get myself back to work now. I just had to send a report of the good news!

I really don’t like to think of my custom coaster business as “plan”

Because that term has a negative connotation to me, never really being an outstanding student and all. Anyway..

I have have been doing some creating today. I actually have been challenging myself on facebook to get a certain number of items done by a certain time to hold myself accountable. Saturday is when all this started. I had been web surfing looking for ideas, then never really implementing them for quite a while now. So, Saturday evening I challenged myself to get something created, photographed and posted on fb within 24 hours. I got it done with a couple hours to spare. So I made the same challenge immediately, to have something created, photographed, and posted within 24 hours. I got it done in an hour! It was done by Sunday evening.

Then, Sunday evening I challenged myself to create 2 things, get them photographed and posted within 24 hours. It was done with plenty of time to spare. Then this evening I got a 3rd project done. The ink fumes and alcohol ink fumes must be going to my brain! LOL

I have a secret challenge I have given myself, which dh knows about and he thinks it’s a good idea. I had to order a particular thing to get it done. I hope it comes in by Wedsnesday so I can get it done this week. When it’s all said and done, I’ll post about it on FB, with a picture. Till then, stay tuned and till it’s all done, my lips are sealed.