Monthly Archives: July 2009

July Goals Meetup

Item Date Due % Done
AFC Postcard 7/31/09 95%
Tote for Co 7/31/09 30%
Laptop bag for Liz 7/31/09 30%
Laptop bag for Mary 7/31/09 0%
Website – handoff to Mary ?? 100%
2 Baby Quilts 7/31/09 0%
Large Messenger for ME! 7/31/09 0%
3-d Birdhouses 7/31/09 0%
3-d Row Houses 7/31/09 0%
Dye lots of scarves & fabric 7/31/09 0%
Make replacement blankie & send 7/30/09 100%
Prototype Organic Onesie 7/31/09 50%
Request Recycled Totes to test 7/31/09 100%
Find Organic fabric wholesale source 7/31/09 75%
Photograph & list Going Green Journals on Etsy 7/31/09 100%
Send one shout out to blog in hopes of being blogged 7/31/09 100%

Well, even with the list shortened because of that darn vacation I didn’t get a bunch of my goals complete. BUT, I did do a lot of other business stuff – so to make myself better I added those new things to the list in green, just so I could cross them off!

I did get an idea for a new baby item I wouldn’t mind making some to sell after quick dyeing a replacement blankie for a lost one. I’ve also been meaning to try to find affordable organic or recycled sources for my PFD fabric, after being so excited making journal covers for 100% recycled paper journals. I even sent off a “look at me” note to a popular blog, and (fingers crossed) I’ll get a mention on their blog next week. So, I think overall I DID get some business stuff done this month! WooHoo!

Okay, so my last month of freedom, (wail – summer vacation – it’s halfway OVER!) I truly want to get a lot of stuff done, so this Fall I can concentrate on the making aspect of my little business in dribs and drabs, and not worry about big items like finding new sources of fabric, etc… Thus, the list for August:

Item Date Due % Done
Tote & clutch for Co 8/5/09 30%
Laptop bag for Liz 8/31/09 30%
Laptop bag for Mary 8/31/09 0%
RAA Newsletter 8/12/09 0%
2 Baby Quilts 8/31/09 0%
Large Messenger for ME! 8/31/09 0%
3-d Birdhouses 8/31/09 0%
3-d Row Houses 8/31/09 0%
Dye lots of scarves & fabric 8/31/09 0%
Prototype Organic Onesie 8/31/09 50%
Test Dye Recycled Totes 8/31/09 0%
Find Organic fabric wholesale source, test if affordable 7/31/09 75%
Add Journals to Cosa Verde Front 8/10/09 0%
Send 2 shout outs to blogs 8/31/09 0%

And because NO post is complete without a picture, here are my guys at the Upper Falls of the Yellowstone Grand Canyon – see, we DID have fun!

Upper-Falls-22

I love babies in Tie Dye!

Don’t you? Here’s a picture of baby Ciana, the daughter of my old college pal Julie in tie dye I made for her – isn’t she a happy baby? And I see that she’s lying on the quilt Julie’s sister made for her to take to college (GULP!) can it be 26 YEARS ago she… Continue Reading

Return from Yellowstone

Hello little blog-o-sphere, I’ve missed you! We’ve returned from a very long vacation: Visits with family in Sandpoint , ID and Missoula, MT with family, then 8 nights of camping in Yellowstone National Park. 3500 miles of driving. 8 nights in a tent – luckily the air mattress didn’t pop, but it gets COLD at… Continue Reading

Idaho Report!

We had a great visit with family in Sandpoint, Id. My Stepsister Pam lives there, with her awesome hubby Tommy, and her cutie-patootie son Max! Looking through my pix for this post, I realize I don’t have a picture of my Mom & Stepdad, who also were visiting Sandpoint! Oh, well! I had a little… Continue Reading

June Goals Monthly Meetup

Greetings from Idaho! We drove 1400 miles in 3 days, and we’ve got a fun filled couple of days ahead of us in Idaho with family! While the men of my family are off getting fishing licenses I thought I’d check in with my goals for June: Item Date Due % Done RAA newsletter 6/8/09… Continue Reading