Happy Holidays!

So I’m one of those people who moved far away from home and all that stuff. This means that Christmas time, for me, is when I usually get to see my family. I’m leaving for Norway next week, and will probably take a whole day again (it took 14 hours from door to door last time) to travel. “How can it take so long?” I hear you ask. Well, I grew up in a tiny place outside a slightly bigger but still tiny place called Sogndal. There is technically an airport there, but it’s just as quick (and cheaper) to use the coach from Bergen. That’s a 5 hour coach. After a 2 hour flight. After a half hour train journey. After a 20 minute bus ride.

Anyway. I shall no doubt have much to think about during all this travelling, and I want to set myself up for it now. I shall also be panic making Christmas presents, as I’m way behind on personal life, as usual.

I want to create some goals for the new year. I am a member of both A Handcrafted Business and Coaching for Geeks, and they both encourage goal setting, and striving to achieve said goals (because otherwise they’re not much good, I suppose).

In the next 12 months, I would like to achieve…

  • A higher annual income
  • Loads of new designs
  • Working in heavier gauges (this means bigger and badder accessory pieces, perfect for unisex and masculine use)
  • Fully finding my own niche and going for it

Some of these are obviously easier to achieve than others, but I want to spend a lot more time making rather than messing about on the internet and whathaveyou. Be more productive. In a good way, not in the stressful, busy way.

So there you have it. I shall think more on this in the next little while, and perhaps I’ll come back in a week and say, “Actually…” But we’ll find out.

Finally, last order dates have come and gone (apart from the UK one, which is tomorrow), so anything ordered now is not likely to get to you by Christmas. I’m going to be increasing my lead times tomorrow so anything bought after that will not go out until after New Years.

Still, do check out my Etsy shop and who knows, I might even run a Boxing Day sale! Remember me if you get Christmas money. 😉

Coffee Break and Recap

Ah, Coffee! The cause of and solution to all the world’s problems. Wait, that’s something else… Never mind!

Anyway. Remember that 30 Day Challenge I was on about some weeks ago? Well, I failed! I think my longest streak was maybe 10 days, if that, way at the beginning. I ended up missing four or five days in total. BUT! I got stuff done. Yay!

My Etsy shop is still going strong – have you seen my last order dates yet?

Africa, Middle East, Asia, Cyprus, Eastern Europe – 27 November
Central and South America, Australia, New Zealand, Greece – 3 December
Europe, North America – 10 December
UK – 15 December 

This doesn’t mean you can’t order after that, it just means that I don’t know if it will be posted in time to reach you for Christmas that way. But if you just want Stuff and aren’t worried about arbitrary celebratory dates, then order away! 🙂

I’ve been working hard lately (that’s how I missed days in the challenge – too much to fit in!) and I’m still mostly keeping up with my Bujo. (That’s a bullet journal for you uninitiated ones.) I have So Many stickers now, I can track almost everything I do. Yes, I’m a complete and utter geek. And proud of it.

This… is my BUJO!

*slurps Coffee*

But I bet you came here to see pretty jewellery, right? Well, I recently listed this shiny Dragonscale cuff bracelet

and there is more to come sooooon! Not in time for the holidays, granted, but maybe for the Boxing Day shopping frenzy? 🙂