Sunday, July 6, 2008

list of things to do

These were some tiny baby ducks that made an appearance at my friend's cookout last night. We tried to carefully make sure nobody touched them in case the mom was nearby. We started to worry they were orphans. But after awhile...the mom started flying circles overhead waiting for a chance to land and collect her babies. They were precious and I'm sure in big trouble for getting away when their mom got to them!

Here was my list of things to do today...
  1. bake a blueberry pie

  2. mow part of the lawn for my father

  3. do some art

  4. pick up my cousin from California at the train in Boston

  5. cook dinner

  6. clean: sweep, dust, etc.

  7. organize photos

  8. make plans for my Etsy: pricing, research fees, etc.

  9. make the most of my last few days of vacation

  10. try not to be disapointed about it not being a beach day again.
I actually accomplished a lot on my list today. I feel like I've been in such a negative mood for too much of my vacation...wasted time...I'm wishing I had taken a second week. It has been so long since I had downtime I think it has just been me decompressing. Who knows. I do have another week coming up in mid-August...that will be something nice to look forward to since I'm really not looking forward to going back to work Wednesday. But...

I still have TWO more days of vacation.

So...here are a few things I made today...

Just a little box covered with patterned paper, a silk flower and leaf, a rhinestone and ribbon on the edging. I haven't done one of these in awhile and it was quick and fun. I didn't think it through too much...just glued!


A fun card I made with some of the inchies I posted yesterday. I am really liking this idea..being able to make little pieces whenever I have time and then putting them together like a quilt. I might even make myself a little kit to take to work so I can try and refocus and relax when I eat lunch some days. That would be really nice since we don't get official breaks during the day...

Onto a completely different topic...wondering if those who read my blog and have their own Etsy shops could give me any bits of advice, wisdom you might have? I've been thinking about it for awhile and want to just do it instead of thinking about it. I'm a planner in case you haven't guessed! Anything you've learned through the process would be so appreciated! Thanks!

Well..off to finish the rest of my list! Have a nice night everyone...

6 comments:

Heather said...

You have certainly been keeping busy! Sounds like a very productive vacation!

scrapperjen said...

Busy, busy! Enjoy your last couple days of vacation.
Love that photo - it is darling!

Tanya said...

I love lists too...great job accomplishing most of yours! I love the baby ducks. They're precious!

Miss M! said...

you were certainly way more productive than I was!!!!

toners said...

Emily, these are gorgeous! I love the card made from the inchies. And those ducklings are adorable :) Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Sarah C. said...

Great list of accomplishments and cute projects! :) Be sure to share your Etsy link once you get up and going so I can add you to my favorites. I've only been selling on there for a few months. My best advice is to research (check how others are pricing similar items, get postage rates); track your expenses & sales to make sure you're making money; advertise yourself (add the mini Etsy to your blog; join an Etsy group on Flickr; etc); have patience. Best of luck!

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