My buddy Meredith (aka SheepishKnitCrochet) sent me this a-dor-able little heart pin, that of course she crafted herself, for my birthday!
Initial Investment: $840
Now have: $2,400+ (This number feels good because it is larger than the starting number, but it’s not a lot…?) Keep in mind this number is reflective of not paying myself/ 100% reinvestment.
Number of shows: approx 14 (I lost track… I know I did about 9 SOWA shows last summer, plus on in RI, one in Wayland, MassMarket and Cabin Fever…don’t worry if you don’t know what any of this means…)
Number of items made: approx 381 (this number feels surprising)
Number of items currently on hand: approx 90
Number of items out in the world either in galleries or on consignment: approx 30
Number of times I wished I had a job with a paycheck: Maybe twice
Shop hearts as of:
3/07/11 4,000 (this number feels REALLY good!)
5/09/11 5000+ (this number makes me feel like I might fall over with excitement.)
Number of times I stayed up really late working: umm… 350something?
Etsy Sales: 198 (this number feels pretty good)
Sales in Real Life: approx 45 + whatever sells at the gallery (this number feels discouraging… all that lugging and whatever for 45ish sales?! lol)
Number of times I cried because I felt like this really will probably never work out: Once that I remember but I think probably at least one other time, so let’s say 1.5
Number of blog posts since May 20th, 2011: approx 243
Number of times people asked me what I’ve been up to and I said “making stuff”: Infinite
Number of times I felt like people were judging me because i don’t have a ‘real job’ *eye roll*: zillions
Number of times I took a day off: zero
This is been a really, really, genuinely great year! I feel like I’m finally doing all the stuff I always wanted to do!!