Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year ~~

It is New Years Eve and as I sit here thinking of what I have accomplished in 2008 and plan for 2009, I feel extremely thankful for all the wonderful e-friends that have provided encouragement and support during 2008. And I can't help but have a good feeling about 2009!

It seems that you CAN teach and old dog new tricks! I have learned to blog, twitter, ning, picassa and I can almost (I say almost....) move around on flickr. My kids are so proud of me!

But most of all, I spent 2008 fine tuning what products are successful and which ones are just not working. I have come along way in designing felted vessles and have improved on the quality as well as appealing designs. My photography has improved with the help of a new camera, a light box and picassa!

Just for laughs... here is my first sale ever on etsy:

And here is one of my favorite bowls that recently sold:

Yes, I have come a long way this past year, and pretty darn proud of it, too!

My 2009 goals include:
Enhancing my felted product line with jewerly, purses and wallets
Knitting up a storm with scarves, scarflettes and cowls
Promoting my ArtFire Shop with a goal of at least one sale a month
Expanding my Etsy Shop with a goal of at least three sales a week
Enhance my booth displays for the summer festivals

I think those are pretty good goals. Now, they may change as I work through the year, but it is a darn good start!

And to celebrate the closing of 2008, just mention 'Happy New Year' in your note to seller and I will refund shipping charges for your orders now through midninght January 1, 2009! Includes World Wide too! After all.. the entire world is entering 2009!

Happy New Year everyone, and best wishes for a successful 2009


Momma J said...

I wish you all the luck in the new year!

hy said...

thats soooooo great!
it really helps to put things in perspective, right!
happy new year!
mary jane

Anonymous said...

good luck! I'll be working on online sales in the new year too :)

Beth said...

Good luck! I just discovered felted bowls on etsy and have fallen in love. I can't wait to see more of them.

Anonymous said...

Best Wishes for 2009!

Welcome said...

Thanks for being an e-friend this year. Your goals for 2009 sound great !!

frolicnfibers said...

Congratulations on your wonderful year Valerie! Your products are becoming more and more beautiful...a testament to all you have accomplished! Love your blog also :) Diana