New design in the works! Neon binding with either hand-painted neon lace, or deer!
$40 each. More cushions to come, shortly!
It was so much fun to make these, as the designs have been floating around my head for ages!
As you can see, my goals stated in the previous post are going pretty swell! I’ll hold my first Cumulus Factory market stall at the Bondi Markets on Sunday, 24th March. I’m pretty excited to see what happens!
Last time I held a market stall, it was 1994-ish. My best friend Kira and I sold quilled cards (excellent quilling example here … N.B. ours wasn’t quite this awesome). We made a profit around $8 each to my memory. That was because Kira’s mum footed the bill for the stall. Thanks Kim!
If you have ANY tips whatsover for holding markets, please let me know!
I’m a speech pathologist by day. We were taught to make SMART goals for our clients. It’s not a ground breaking concept, but it does help me focus.
SMART stands for:
Realistic (or Relevant)
I’ve started to develop a few SMART goals around my Cumulus Factory endeavors. Here is what I’m shooting for right now:
• Have an equal number of instagram followers to the number I follow by the end of Sunday 10th March
• Make 5 cushions per week during March
• Make 5 tote bags per week during March
• Hold my first market stall before March is up
• Apply for Finders Keepers markets in December 2013
How do you stay accountable to yourself? What goals are you currently working towards for your small business?
I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front but I’ve been VERY busy making things!
I was gifted an amazing Janome Overlocker for my birthday…
Which helped me whip up my first of many canvas tote bags…
Here’s a close up of the starry galaxy cloud image…
I’ve also been sewing loads of clouds! including these 3 new designs…
I’ve also been very busy tending to my instagram account – please follow me if you use the i-gram! http://instagram.com/thecumulusfactory
Happy cloudiness friends!!!
Today I listed the first 4 patterns of my cloud cushions on Etsy! Such an exciting day that I’ve been planning for a while. Have a look at the shop here!
I have already sold 2 of the cushions and have interest in a third – this is such an exciting start to the Etsy adventure!
Hope you have a very happy Christmas if you celebrate. Otherwise have a merry Tuesday!
The Cumulus Factory Elf
I’m getting very excited over in Cumulus Factory HQ – 3 cloud cushion designs are ready to roll out the door, and a few more are in the pipeline.
I’ve been turning my living room into a photo studio (with the help of the delightful and knowledgeable Rob) and I’ve got the listing descriptions ready (with the help of my wordiest friend Emily).