Category Archives: Candied Fabrics

Bookeeping Update

I’ve been keeping my accounts with an excel spreadsheet for years (details blogged here). It worked for me because until these last few months, most of my sales were done in cash or with checks at shows, so I could just include a single line with a total from a show and be done. But I’ve been having more and more PayPal interactions, and it was getting harder and harder to keep track of  how much of a sale was for shipping, sales tax, and PayPal fee that I finally bit the bullet and fired up an Outright account.

Once I entered the info for my PayPal account and my business bank account, Outright imported all those transactions. Of course, I then had a heck of a lot of reconciling to do, but I bit the bullet on Sunday and JUST DID IT! And now it should be easy to keep up with, fingers crossed. State sales and use tax is due really soon and it was much easier to calculate the 6 months in Outright then the previous 6 months in my spreadsheet, so fingers crossed this solution is a keeper! I just wish I’d started sooner, but I guess I needed the motivation of an increasing number of monthly paypal payments for premium web hosting to get me off my duff!

Enough about bookeeping though – I’m much rather gaze at bookshelf p0rn! Take a look at this gorgeous library that my twitter pal Nyla Free designed:

You can read (and see lots more pix) about this incredible library transformation on her blog post. As I tweeted to her earlier,  I think what I love most is that the books aren’t rows of matching books, or have that rainbow spine thing. It looks like a place where READERS live. I, along with my hubby and boys, absolutely love reading, and yearn for the day when all my books are out and arranged so that I can easily find what I’m looking for. A room like this is in my dream house…sigh…

I’m on a computer roll, and I spent the day working on my messenger bag pattern. I think I actually see the light at the end of the tunnel on this – woot! (knocking on wood, etc…)

 

Business Bookkeeping…MY Way!

Well, I spent the weekend sniffling, sneezing, coughing and…doing my taxes! The first year that I actually ran Candied Fabrics as a real business, I had a real tax guy do my taxes, but when he moved out of town, I thought I’d try to do it myself, and By George, with the help of Turbo… Continue Reading

New Business Cards!

My new business cards are in – and I LOVE them! PSPrint is the company I used this time. They are Pretty inexpensive ($38 for 250 with full color both sides including shipping) with no download fees I chose the slowest shipping option, they upgraded me to a faster one PSPrint often has sales (one… Continue Reading

Balancing it all

First of all, thanks for all  the AMAZINGLY positive comments on my photography efforts of the other day. I’m pretty sure I answered each one individually, but please know that I am so happy that the pictures look great to you all, and that the palette idea works the way I want it to! I’ve… Continue Reading

How’s that list coming?

Item Date Due % Done Floral quArt 3/20/2009 100% 30 Tie Dye shirts etc…for Elixer 3/20/2009 100% Design Clutch – Will Tuba 3/26/09 100% 10 Notelets 4/24/09 20% 5 Warm Colors Grab & Go 4/24/09 0% 5 Warm Colors Clutch 4/24/09 0% 30 Going Green Totes 4/24/09 30% 5 Cool Colors Clutch 4/24/09 0% Cool… Continue Reading

How’s that list coming?

Item Date Due % Done Floral quArt 3/20/2009 100% 30 Tie Dye shirts etc…for Elixer 3/20/2009 100% Design Clutch – Will Tuba 3/26/09 100% 10 Notelets 4/24/09 20% 5 Warm Colors Grab & Go 4/24/09 0% 5 Warm Colors Clutch 4/24/09 0% 30 Going Green Totes 4/24/09 30% 5 Cool Colors Clutch 4/24/09 0% Cool… Continue Reading