Sunday, February 7, 2016

Weekly Wrap-up (February 7, 2016)

Well, this was a boring week :)

Blog Posts
February Focus Projects - I only posted once this week, to share my focus projects for the month.  

Interesting Stuff I Found on the Internet
I have not spent much time on the internet this week, no time to find cool stuff.

Most Popular Instagram Post
Another kitty picture.

A photo posted by Lisa (@lalocadesigns) on

Link-ups I Participated in
No challenges or link-ups this week

How did your week go?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February Focus Projects

One of my big goals for 2016 is to choose three focus projects each month: one personal, one gift, and one to sell. 

Here are my focus projects for February 2016.

Personal Project:  Repair and Adjust some jewelry

This photo shows only two of the jewelry pieces that I need to repair/adjust.  A link broke in one bracelet and the other lost its dangle.  I also have another bracelet that broke at the clasp and a fourth that has always been a little too small.  I plan to fix all four bracelets and any other jewelry pieces I can find around the house.

Gift Project:  Cardigan for my sister
photo from Interweave

I am leaning towards the Nova Cardigan from Interweave right now, although I am not sure that I can finish it in a month.  I will do my best because I think she will love it.

Professional Project:  Complete my wips
The same project as last month, I know, but I want to continue working on it.

What are you working on this month?  Have you knit the Nova Cardigan?  What do you think of the project?

Monday, February 1, 2016

Monthly Check-in

Most Popular Blog Post
Peek in my Sketchbook #9 was my most viewed and commented on post this month.  It was linked up with three different challenges which probably helped bring more visitors to my site.  

Most Popular Instagram Photo
My most popular Instagram photo this month was my cat with a beer.  
A photo posted by Lisa (@lalocadesigns) on

Challenges and Link-ups I Participated in
Journal 52
Creative Every Day 2016 - I participate on Instagram
Art Journal Journey
Project 365(366) - I take a picture every day and post it on Instagram
Diva Challenge 249 and 252

January Focus Projects
Personal Project: Alicia Legwarmers
Gift Project:  Necklace
It's not done yet :(

Business Project:  Complete the projects
I'm still working on this one, but I did get started.

Year-long Goals Progress
1.  Each month, choose three projects to focus on: one personal, one gift, one to sell
I chose three projects.  I focused on those projects.  I did not start any others :)

2.  Each month, choose one project from my Pinterest boards
I did not make progress on this goal this month.

3.  Each week, stick to my blogging schedule: Tuesday Tips and Tricks, Thursday Peek in my Art Journal, Friday FO
Each week I posted at least 2 of my 3 weekly posts.

4.  Teach a crochet class
No progress yet.

5.  Send all birthday gifts on time
Um...yeah.  I have one birthday I have to deal with in January, and it always sneaks up and surprises me.  Always.  No matter how prepared I am in advance, I am still surprised when the date suddenly arrives.  Needless to say, the gift was late :)