Thursday, December 31, 2009

feature

I was featured on a blog. Check it out! http://rjshotspot-rjblueyes.blogspot.com/

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Your fave website.

Tell me about your fave website. Why do you like it? My fave is bookcrossing. I like it because I get to trade books and track my books to see where they end up.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Bookbox

The bookcrossing bookbox came in the mail a few days ago. I am have 4 books to add to the box so I can take 5 books out. I am having a difficult time deciding on which books to keep. There are several that sound interesting. If you have never been on the bookcrossing site check it out. It is a fun way to find out about new books and authors and meet other booklovers.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

It is Christmas day. I woke up early and am now checking the weather on line and writing on my blog page. The weather looks crappy so we will have to decide if we are going to travel today or not. Maybe we will go out this evening.

We celebrated Christmas at home together yesterday. I love spending a quiet Christmas together. Family time is nice but sometimes a little crazy. Isabel and I watched some hamster videos on youtube today. Now that she knows about them I will never get my computer back.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Busy girl

I have been so busy this week baking, shopping and wrapping gifts that it took me forever to add the new items to my blog pics. What do you think of my blue collection? I am already thinking of a possible new theme after Christmas. This week our internet has decided to go on vacation so I only have internet connection when I go to the library or Panera.

Think I just have to make 1 batch of gingerbread cookies and some chocolate covered pretzels and the baking should be finished!! Merry Christmas all!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Blue, blue, blue

My theme currently is blue. How many blue items can I get on my blog? Which one is your favorite? Please check out the shop of the etsier who made the item.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Let it snow!

Today I did not have to go to wokr because school was cancelled! Yea! I have been playing in my etsy shop and chatting with people. I did do a trade today. The plan today is to finish laundry and do some baking. I am already finished with xmas shopping so nowI just have to wait for the stuff to get here.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Bummed

I am kind of bummed with the complete lack of sales lately. I will just have to keep trying. I talked to a lady last week about adding cards to her shop but she has not gotten back to me. Should I call her back?

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Blog give away

I am having a give away for a 6 pack of Christmas cards. I will choose the winner on December 12. Post comments here and how to contact you.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sales, sales sales

Oh where are my sales? I was hoping to have sold some of my Christmas cards and gift tags this weekend. Any suggestions?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Weekend sale!

I am having a 20% off special on my entire shop this Friday through Sunday!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday

Only 1 more day this week. I am hoping to make a lot of new Christmas cards on Wednesday. We shall see how the sales go.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday night

Sunday night already. Where did the weekend go? We had a good weekend hiking in the woods and hanging out at home. I made several new xmas cards and gift tags. I really home they sell or I will be stuck with a lot of cards!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Almost Thanksgiving

I am soo happy that it is Friday!! This was a long and difficult week. My husband has had several interviews for a new job but no one has called back yet. I am hoping to hear something soon. I am looking forward to an increase in sales after Thanksgiving. Recently I have added other etsiers work to my page to increase the visual appeal of my blog.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Great weekend

This was a beautiful weekend. We went to natureland park and hiked for over an hour. I did some yard work but at this time of year I have lost interest in the yard. We still have a pile of dirt in the back yard from the patio project. It is going to stay there until the spring.
Sales have been slow this weekend. Most weekends I have about 6 sales and this weekend I only had 3. Oh well. I have been making cards and gift tags for Christmas. Hopefully they will sell. I think Mary might join etsy and post here ornaments.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Apple picking with the kindergarten class went well today. It started raining just as we were getting ready to get on the bus to go home.
I am going to add more rubber stamps to the shop. I need to take the pics and list them. Sales have been a little slow. Lets hope they pick up soon.

Monday, September 14, 2009

this weekend

We worked more on the walkway but are not quite finished. Hopefully we will be finished soon!
This was a productive weekend in the shop. I made several bead sales. I really would like bead sales to pick up but not sure how to make that happen.
School has been going well. This week we are doing an apple theme. Next week we go to the apple orchard.

Monday, September 7, 2009

exhausted

School started this week so I am pretty tired out from that. We started putting in our walkway to the patio this weekend and I have a terrible cold. Not much time for blogging.

I have had a few more sales this week. The most popular item seems to be the bags of mixed beads and not the strands of beads. I am going to be adding some Halloween and Christmas beads soon. Hopefully they will be popular.

I have been trying to find more ways to advertise my site. Anyone have any suggentions? I have handed out business cards, spend some time in etsy chat rooms and I have mentioned it on facebook.

Yesterday I was working on Halloween cards and Christmas cards.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

busy little bee

I added beads to my shop this week. This is the most sales I have had. I think I am up to 7. Looking into adding even more beads soon. I have been asking some people in the chat rooms what they think I should add.

Today I also handed out 100+ business cards at a craft show in Lake Geneva. Hopefully that will increase sales a bit.

Yesterday I finally went to organize my classroom. Thankfully B helped me get some things in order. I need to go again tomorrow. Why am I not motivated to go back to schoo? Maybe by next week.

We have also been busy in the yard. The berms are looking a little better. We have so much left over dirt from the patio project I don't know what to do with it. The tomato plants are looking good. There are probably more than 100 tiny tomatoes on them. Several have ripened already so I have been eating them on my sandwiches. The corn plants look like something out of Green Acres! LOL

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

advertising

Yesterday I passed out some more business cards. I also added Halloween stamps and more birthday cards to my site. Next week I am going to Lake Geneva to pass out more cards to tourists. Maybe one of these days it will result in more sales.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

2 more sales

Yesterday I had two more sales. I was pretty excited about it. The featured seller game on etsy is pretty helpful. The items that sold were a bag of die cut circles and a thank you card. I am thinking of adding mini thank you cards to the shop for sellers to send out with purchases. Birthday cards might be a good addition. 6 people have signed up for my e-mail about beads so hopefully that will generate some sales.

Any other suggestions on what to add to the shop?

Friday, August 14, 2009

My video

Check out my video. http://animoto.com/play/1hdKgZtKuESPNhVlrwXSOQ?utm_source=project_complete_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=project_complete_email&utm_content=challenger

Friday

I added some cards to my shop. Someone from bookcrossing was interested in buying some thank you cards from my shop. We shall see what happens. I plan to look at some websites for more card design ideas.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

What am I working on now?

I am going to work on more jewelry today. I ordered a lot of beads the other day and am anxiously waiting for them to come in the mail. The plan is to use some of them in my jewelry and sell the rest on line. Any suggestions on bracelet designs? I usually just create my own.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

My craft site!

Hi! I am so excited to announce my new craft site. It has scrapbook items, jewelery, craft supplies and home decor. I have never had a blog before and am excited to get started. Please let me know what you think. www.mhaynes2009.etsy.com