Seems like since Christmas I have been busier than the month leading up to Christmas. Had a big order come in on the shop, and then two already done and pictured orders sent out. Just now finishing up the 24 mitts. Should be done tomorrow, and then more picture taking, and custom listing, and packaging, and mailing. Yaaayy, for that to be done! Now I have an order for a baby sweater and another pair of mitts that button all the way up the side. So things are rolling right along.
On top of that we are working on taxes, and insurance crapola!!! Dh handles most of it, but I am the paper shuffler and looker upper of stuff. Taxes are gonna be a wee little more complicated this year, because dh took on a second job, and then some side work, and I’ve made a bit off the Etsy shop too, so all of that is rolled into it. Don’t even get me started on Obama Care. What a mess of hoops to jump through. Seriously considering just paying the fines. Harumpf!
On a good note… I’ve gotten my business cards in. I’ve been pinning them on bulletin boards around town, and handing them out here and there to people that compliment my knitting. Dh did the QR code thingie, and the shortened URLs. Makes it easier for people to find my shop, I reckon. I have the link to my Ravelry on there too in case anyone wants to look over things I’ve knit in the past, and would like me to make something that isn’t on my shop.
Not the most fanciest thing in the world, but I waited for a Vista Print sale and then had a coupon code thingie so I could order twice as many for the same price as the basic package. It’s all about the timing! Spending my money carefully!
And talking about spending money…. I’m shopping for my gardening stuff for Springtime already! Have to figure out a way to get a couple dozen cinder-blocks home, and I’m also going to get like four or five fruit trees for the extra lot on the side of the house. I’m gonna start small with two garden beds, and the trees this year. I’m going to try and work it so the beds get water from the back slab of cement, and maybe get a system going of rainwater off the roof. Should try and work out a drip system to the trees also. Should be interesting since the neighborhood kids use our extra lot as a place to ride their dirt bikes, and play ball. We’re gonna be fencing it off though. Don’t worry there’s a park about two blocks away, and another lot about a block further than that. One thing about being this far out in the sticks… there’s lots of places for the kiddo’s to go play. 🙂