Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Planning Ahead...NOT!

I SO wish I were one of those beadmakers who plans and schedules things. I know some that have a year-round schedule that goes something like this:

January - Easter beads
February - Florals for Mother's Day
March - Masculine Organics / Red White & Blue
April - Ice Cream Cones / Picnic / Lady Bugs
May - Fall Colors
June - Halloween
July - More Fall Colors
August - Thanksgiving
September - Christmas / Hanukkah / Kwanzaa
October - Snowmen / Snowflakes
November - Hearts
December - St. Patty's Beads

I sadly do no think this way. And here I sit on St. Patty's Day with a lovely green bracelet sitting on my desk, waiting to be photographed and a to do list taped to the wall next to me that reads "move Irish stamps to the home page" (for my rubber stamp site).

There always seems to be more time and some more pressing issue that needs my attention. Today, a huge rubber stamp order and taxes will suck my time away and my torch will remain cold. SIGH....

So, you other beadmakers / designers out there: How DO you do it??? Stay ahead of the curve? Any tips???

In the meantime... Since everyone is a little Irish today, here's some green goodies that did get listed in spite of my pitiful efforts!Happy Saint Patrick's Day (or is it Easter??):


Twinkietinydog said...

Happy St Patrick's day. I don't get to pinch you after viewing all the beautiful green beads. Bummer.

Lauren said...

I love your green beads! I also might steal that schedule you wrote up. The holidays and seasons always take me by surprise and I'd love to stay a step ahead as well. Sometimes I do, but usually not. I want to eat that ice cream cone!

CreekHiker said...

Twinks, No pinches... you don't have thumbs! But your auntie welcomes love licks from you any time!

Lauren, I wish I could steal that schedule from me! I would give ANYTHING to think like that!!!! But I don't / can't / won't!