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Promised Pictures

Since I’m about to leave town for a few days, I figured I better get a post in before I miss another week.  In one of my last posts I promised pictures of things I’d been working on or had completed so here they are.  Obviously, this post is going to be very pic heavy, so depending on your internet connection or browser, you may need to take that into account.

First off is the wall hanging I kept mentioning that I gave to my mom.  This was made using the exploding block pattern I found from Missouri Star Quilt Company.  I used squares from two different charm packs, one lights (Butter Churn Basics) and one darks (Kim’s Favorites), and while they weren’t to my tastes, I figured she’d probably like it.  Aside from my bag projects, this was the first big project I made and I definitely considered it a learning process (basting spray and a walking foot are definitely going to be used in my future large quilting projects).

For my little fabric catch-all baskets, I’ve actually made quite a few now as I had someone buy six of them (*squees and dances*).  As mentioned the last time, these are super easy to make, I think it takes me about 15 minutes to make each one.  I got the original pattern from The Crafty Gemini, but I’ve actually made a semi-tutorial on how I make my modified version.

For my charm block purse, I’ve made one and have a second one in pastels in process.  These are using the 30s Playtime 2017 Charm Pack.  Once again, not to my tastes, but since I’m looking at selling them, they don’t have to be.  This is another pattern from Missouri Star which shows how to make three bags from one charm pack.

And I finally finished my flying geese log cabin block, also from Missouri Star, though I have no idea what I’m going to wind up doing with it.

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For my paper crafting projects, I’ve made little journal books as well as the magnets and basic little card packs.

I have a couple new projects I’ve tried out, so look for the post talking about those coming up soon.

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Record Keeping and Flying Time

Um, oops? I seriously did not mean to let three whole weeks slip by before posting again.  So to catch things up for the past couple weeks – I really haven’t done too much craftwise but I have been busy doing record keeping.   To start with I found a bookkeeping program called Wave which is actually free for most of the features, always a big plus.  I will say the program does take a little getting used to, and it would be much easier if you have a separate business checking/credit/saving account instead of using your personal account for both purposes.  It gives you the option to split your transactions into different categories like personal (and various fields under there), materials, tools, shipping, etc which you are then able to make reports based on your information for tax purposes and just general tracking purposes.  Only problem is that you will have to manually enter any cash transactions as well as any transactions processed on accounts you don’t have linked to the program and that credit/debit layout is not quite intuitive, it’s basically the reverse of what you think things should be I think.

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