Yes I am!
Because February sales beat January sales and January sales were record breaking! You have no idea how this makes me feel....it means I can save to be able to buy the things I'll need when we move...you know things like a fridge or washer and dryer...or maybe a sofa!!!!
Thanks to all my customers for making 2012 off to a brilliant start.
Yesterday I gave away, as promised, the $50 gift certificate because I met my sales goal and I gave away and extra $25 gift certificate because I beat my previous month....I like win-win things :)
And to beading....I finished the Pineapple Lace cuff though I think it would look great as a choker too so once I've written the instructions I'll test them by making a duplicate (I usually at least change colors) which can be clasped to the first one to make a choker. You know how I am about versatility...the idea of being able to wear the lace as either a choker or pair of cuffs really appeals to me.
I did plan on starting the illustrations yesterday but someone had a different idea for how I spent my day *sigh*. So, today I'm locking my studio door and the word "no" will come out of my mouth :)
As I was too distracted to illustrate yesterday and as my new storage things were delivered I started repacking my Delicas. Not the final reorganization but the one I'll need to safely transport everything. As I move my Delicas from lots of little tubes and clunky square boxes to nice slim 6" flip-tops I am realizing I need to order more Delicas :)
Last night I broke down and made a special purchase, I bough one of Diana Breigleb's faces.
I plan on making some dolls and making my own faces but that can't happen until I'm moved and settled with my clay supplies unpacked. But I was tempted by Diana's lovely faces....known as "The Face". This one makes me think of Da Vinci's ladies and is destined to end up as a Renaissance lady.
Of course, doll making and bead embroidery need to be in the hobby section of my life for now which means I have to squeeze them in on the weekends....when I'm not using the weekends to play catch-up.
I did receive a wonderful surprise a couple of days ago, Lark Books had contacted me a few weeks ago to ask if I'd be interested in reviewing their latest bead books...heck, yeah!
So I got my first one...eek! Can I say it's a little scary to be reviewing a book by one of beading's greats, the amazing Diane Fitzgerald. My immediate thought was "who am I to be saying anything about the Grand Dame?"
But I will, because the people at Lark asked me to (eek), so watch for my review of Diane Fitzgerald's "Favorite Beading Projects" in the next week.
So far 2012 is looking like a really good year, hope yours is too :)