Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Starting my New Year New Start!!

O.k, So the new Year, New Start thing has taken a while to actually get moving but this week there was a definite shift in the right direction :-)
Things just seem to get in the way and I am more and more realising I need a regimented, organised place to be. I literally work and live in my Bedroom... Yes I am a hermit and my Family joke about me turning into an old Cat Lady with a Rocking chair and Eight Cats, Well I have Two Cats already and have just been given.... Yes given an arm Chair. (I don't want a Rocking Chair as they are not so Comfy) :-) and I don't find the Joke funny I find it realistic. I am a hermit and I am a Granny :-) and I love being both!! I like being on my own and thinking things through. I know I have Friends and Family I can go and see or talk to  if I get lonely or need company but I don't. Catherine comes and visits with Jackson regularly and I drop everything to see and spend time with them. Nothing is more important than them!! and my Mum and Dad are here on tap anytime I want them. I have everything I need :-) I just need to concentrate on resting up and getting better and be able to live a comfortable balanced life in this world.... and getting some regular Money coming in. Now all that at the moment seems hard but I am working on it.
So with this knowledge in hand I have tried to get organised. I have realised my Bedroom for the time being is also going to be my work space. So have thought a lot about storage and comfort. Not having any spare cash puts a dampener on getting going with getting things how I want them but like I said I was donated an armchair by just asking for a cheap one on a local buying site. Someone else's junk was definitely my Treasure and I am sat in it now writing this. With my Bedspread thrown over it, It is just perfect :-)
So with a comfortable place to Crochet I have pulled out a few unfinished projects of mine.... Uh oh....There are lots. I have started another Square on Catherine's Blanket. Which then brings me to writing a Blog post about that and Catching up with where I am. I don't think I have photographed all completed squares. So that is going down on one of my many to do lists :-) and I have pulled out a Baby Cardigan I was Crocheting and managed to pick up from where I left off. It is a 0 - 3 Month size and was originally intended for Jackson who will be one in Two Weeks!!! but will come in just perfect for a very special Friend of mine who was due on Sunday. I've not heard anything yet :-) Luckily it is a thick Chunky Cream Cardi so is perfect for either sex Baby and also for this weather we have. Snow, Snow, Snow. Everytime I pick these projects up I feel good. Like I am finally getting something done and dusted and I don't feel guilty when I start something new. Which I love doing ha ha. At the moment the new is headbands!!
O.k so no pictures in my post today and I do like Blogs with pictures but  must dash as it is 1.17am and I have organising to do. :-) and maybe a little sleeping.
Night night. xx

Friday, 11 January 2013

Understanding Etsy

One thing I plan on doing this Year is understanding Etsy a bit more.
I have had a Shop there since 2010 but never really stocked it with much.
This Year I have started to list a few things but I have a long way to go.
I did get a lovely sale there shortly after listing and this makes me eager for more.
So I get these Emails from them and leave them in my inbox to read later ha ha. A Month later they get deleted for being too old. So tonight I read one!! and it was WOW... It gave me a really good approach to setting goals..... achievable ones :-)
The link is here if anyone is interested.
I also found a great place to start. It's called The quick start guide to selling on Etsy ha ha. Maybe I should have found and read this in 2010. Never mind... Better late than never.
Anyway here is a link to my Shop
Wendy's Crafts
and a little Picture because I like Pictures on Blogs :-)

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year

Oh Wow... It's the new Year already :-)
I have been so looking forward to this time coming. It is such a good reason to start again and try harder.
I actually think I did really well with my Blog last Year, Seen as though no one seemed to read it I did keep Blogging. I have only just died off with posts later in the Year. So I give myself a 6/10 for effort :-)
This Year however things must get better and change. This year I am concentrating on my Facebook page becoming a business and the Blog will be where everything else it :-)
All Handmade items for sale or just for fun 
Weight loss posts
Book reviews
Anything I like :-)
I hope I can gather a few loyal fans on the way as it would be much easier for me to post knowing someone is interested ha ha So my first goal is too research fan bases on Blogs. I follow quite a few Blogs myself but never get the chance to actually sit and read them regular. This is one thing I would like to start making time for :-)
On a really good note. I gave up smoking last Year and the counter on my Blog says I haven't smoked for 379 Days!! Wow that is amazing. I did it for my Grandson. He was born on 9th Feb 2012.... A nice reason to do so.
Here is a recent snap of the Cheeky little boy :-)
I am going to start dieting again. I am 40 in May and would like to be fitter and look better. I think this gives me a nice bit of time to loose some weight again on the good side the last time I used the weight tracker at the top of my Blog I was 203lb I really thought I had put on huge amounts but weighing myself this morning I have put on  11lbs. I suppose that sounds a lot really but jugding the fact I was 17 Stone at my Heaviest and got down to 14.4 at my best diet I am now 15.4 I thought I would have more to loose to get to 14.4. This is my first goal weight :-)
o.k so enough about that, Lets finish with a quick picture of what I have been working on at the Lately :-)

Quick question in case anyone is reading this. Does anyone know hoe to change the font and size permanently in Blogger. I type away then find it's too small and don't like it only to have to go back over and edit it all?? Would be a great help if you do....