Monday, October 19, 2009

Business license, credit cards, taxes, oh my....

Today I have entered the world of BUSINESS. I have spent the morning looking up the ins and outs of getting a business license. The entire process is WAY more confusing than I thought it would be. Not only is there a license needed for Washington state, but also for Seattle. I need to have my UBI number to open a business checking account at my credit union. I need to actually BE ORGANIZED which is really, really difficult for me.
First step - cleaning the studio up and utilizing one of the 5 sets of filing cabinets we have in here.

I am also looking at accepting credit cards for the Urban Craft uprising. Etsy members say that ProPay is awesome, and to forget about the iPhone apps. Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm not sure how comfortable buyers would be with entering their credit card info over the phone, but I want to be able to accept their business as well!

Off to clean!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Must. Knit. Sweaters. For. DOGS!

Ok. I should be working on embroidery. But the knitting bug is getting to me so bad. I found this book at Books Kinokuniya and I REALLY should have bought it. DOGS! in sweaters. A marriage so pure!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

More in progress embroidery

More in progress embroidery, originally uploaded by maybeemily.

More progress on another embroidery pattern. I have made acetate templates for 12 patterns, more than I was planning on! I am hoping to make at least 12 more, and then pick and choose which ones I want to prepare for Urban Craft Uprising.
I am getting more and more excited by the day. I am pretty sure I have my packaging for the kits all picked out, I just need to do a little more pricing to make sure its the right choice. I found a display solution that is going to look AWESOME, I am so pumped about it! I need to design the Tako Fibers website too! I have a lot of work to do, but I work better under pressure :)

On a different note, I am trying to finish my Mrs. Darcy sweater while preparing for all this crafty madness. All of my sweaters have ridiculously huge holes in them or are not warm enough. I guess I could buy a new one, but when I have a sweater half made, that seems to be a waste of money...

But, in case you want to know... I REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY want KnitPicks Elegance yarn in "Jay," to knit myself a new cropped cardigan. mine is so very sad, the holes in the armpits are ridiculously beyond compare. What used to be my cutest sweater is now my only-if-there-is-no-chance-that-i-am-running-into-someone-who-wants-to-hire-me sweater.

I think I'm going to go to bed now and dream about satin stitch... goodnight!