Friday, January 2, 2009

The Many Facets of Crafting

As a crafter, not only do we make our items, we must handle web design (including pesky HTML and now CSS!), photo editing, marketing and networking, sales, accounting, purchasing supplies and most important, finding suitable venues for our items. Don't even get me started on advertising!

I've come to realize that this is a lot of work! 2008 was a great year for Fioresi Designs with respect to sales. It was so busy that in October, we kicked off our work boots, put our tootsies up on the table and took a break for the last two months of the year.

Now it's time to get back to work! I've designed and sold six sets of my "In Full Bloom" greeting cards to aB & M store on the San Francisco Peninsula. These cards were actually designed as thank you cards for our customers. Turns out our customers wanted to know where to purchase these cards. Talk about serendipity!

Tomorrow we are off to the snow for the weekend. Hope it's not TOO cold!

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