Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A new year is upon us

Well some how 2011 is underway and I have not had time to say “Hello!”.  I am still stuck focused fully on 2010.  It seems that I had about 4 packages go missing in the mail this holiday season so I had to play catch-up and re-make those items instead of working on new work as I had hoped.  The the dreaded 2010 End of Year accounting had to be done.  That entails taking inventory of all that material I still have in stock and making sure my business checking account register is fully reconciled.  No small feat considering you have to do funny accounting stuff if you use any personal money to pay for business stuff.  Oh well!
I have finally finished up with 2010 and am ready to welcome 2011.  What does that mean?  Well first I need to make some of those new items that are swirling around in my head and get them photographed!  Second, I have to re-evaluate my shop offering and the prices.  The cost of silver has doubled since I last ordered supplies….that is major.  Third I need to figure out how to better balance being a mom, a wife, an artist, a shop slave, a shipping department, a customer service department, a PR and marketing person, an accountant, a photographer, a cook, a maid, and myself.  It is a lot to juggle and I feel as if I am successfully accomplishing anything.  SO bear with me as I try to figure all of this out…