Monday, February 4, 2013

Fall Goals [recap]

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Okay, so... I made these goals a while back as my 'fall goals' and I know you are all just dying to know how well I kept myself up on them....well, wait no more my darlings...

*Learn basic sewing machine skillz: So, it isn't like I have never used a sewing has just been about 10 years since I have. I find so many vintage dresses, and just clothes in general, that I want to make sure I can do basic repairs. And not all by hand, just because hand that shit is time consuming. (I mean, just ask the pile of sewing repairs on my ground right now)

(Somewhat) complete! I took an introductory sewing class at a local craft store which reacquainted me to a sewing machine. And with getting the chance to babysit my friends sewing machine for over a years time, I have begun to do basics like make a pillow, and try to take in a shirt. I still need a lot of work, and mostly just a confidence boost...which will only come if I keep practicing!

*Read five career oriented books: So, when I go to the library I tend to go crazy with the books. Like, over 30 books in one trip on one topic crazy. The idea of learning all about one topic sounds WONDERFUL. The actually learning and reading all the where the plan falls through. So, I have done my 30 book collecting, and so by the new year I would like to have narrowed down the lot to 5 important ones, and have read them. The implementing what they say may come with the new years goals.

Not accomplish! I DID narrow down four books that would be great for me, and skimmed them all, hence how I established they would be the four I wanted to use. I have in the last month purchased them all, so now it is just the task of actually reading them...b/c for some reason just owning them doesn’t mean I magically now know all the information inside them. PSH

*Read 2 E-Courses: I bought almost 9 months ago an E-Course from 'A Beautiful Mess' call Dream Job. I have scanned it multiple times, read small sections, but actually reading and doing the assigned 'homework' just hasn't happened. So, That is first on my list. I also bought a Blogging PR and Marketing Course from Kaelah Bee at Little chief Honeybee that I have done basically the same thing with. I respect both of these blogs, the women in them, and their work ethics, so it is time to put my nose to the grindstone and here what they have to say,

half done. I actually haven’t picked up the dream job course from a beautiful mess yet again, though it Is constantly eying me from the corner of my desk... I DID read the entirety of the blogging PR and marketing course from kaelah bee. It was very basic, but definitely made me consider and think about a few things that hadn’t crossed my mind yet.

*Add dresses to my Etsy Shop: Teal Tub Vintage is ever evolving, with my figuring out what the public loves, and slowly I have found that clothing accessories are a pretty big hit. Well, I also believe that vintage dresses are quite lovely, and have recently stumbled upon too many gems to keep them to myself. I have stayed away from clothing thus far because basically, it is really a lot more time consuming then accessories or knick-knacks. So, it is time to put on my big girl pants, and just step up to the plate! I have recently acquired a dress form (though, I am ALWAYS looking for another if you know of one... preferably a small to medium) and now it is just the time and energy that needs to be exerted.

Complete! I acquired a new dress form, sold my old one, and have been listing dresses, coats, tops, and skirts like there is no tomorrow! Even now I am still figuring out what people like, and what kinds of clothing I want to be associated with and to represent my company. I also changed my shop name to campy Attributes ( Like this blog!) so as to not have too many things going on by different names, and confusing people.

So that is my recap of the last goals. I know I said I would recap them after the new year, but Im a month late... it happens. Next look out for my spring goals, they are gonna be awesome, and seeing how well ( yes, I do consider myself to have done well with this last goal list) I did on fall goals, I am going to strive for some big moves.

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