Happy New Year!

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I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable New Year! I have been enjoying cleaning my house and getting all the clutter cleared up to start 2012 with a nice neat house. I normally don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, but I thought I would make a few this year, both personal and for my business, and share them with you.


  1. Write more. Post every day to this blog. Work more on my novel — at least a paragraph a day, preferably 500 words a day. Get out of the no-poetry-writing slump I’ve been in.
  2. Start writing notes and letters to friends and family again. I used to write letters to my friends and family on a semi-regular basis. I’d like to do that again.
  3. Keep the house clean. Start following a housekeeping/cleaning schedule again.

I think that’s enough resolutions on the personal side. :)


  1. Get brochures about my tassels and (maybe) actual tassels into at least one local bridal gown store and at least one home decor store.
  2. Take new tassels for each season/holiday to the local gallery where my tassels are on consignment.
  3. List a new tassel or item every day in my Etsy store.
  4. List a new item weekly in my Zibbet store.
  5. Make at least one Etsy sale per month.
  6. Make at least 40 Etsy sales this year.
  7. Have a home show.
  8. Teach a class on beading tassels.

And, specific goals for January:

  1. Create brochures.
  2. Stock up on tassel-making supplies.
  3. Create Valentine’s tassels, enough for the Etsy store and the local gallery.
  4. Finish previous line of wedding tassels.
  5. Start new lines of wedding tassels, baby shower tassels, and spring flower tassels.
  6. Start new line of engraved copper medallions.

That’s it for me. What are your goals and resolutions for the New Year? Please share in the comments.

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  1. Lizbeth – these are good goals! You have inspired me to get more clarity about my own!

    • Thanks, elephant! I find I am much more productive with my business when I have clear goals. I hope you have a successful year, too!

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