So I know I've been rambling on about this knit blanket for a while now. Well it's done and I was so proud of myself I managed to photograph it while playing with my son. I even got some really cute ones of him "helping" me with the photography.
My plan was to check out the images and post the blanket today. But, no, what did I forget to grab on my way out the door this morning? The memory card from my camera to upload the pictures to my computer. I had a brief moment. I guess you will have to wait a few more hours until the blanket is posted.
I'm also trying to make sure I am a good business woman and have been focusing on actually putting together a business plan. I know here haven't really mentioned the business side of things. This is mostly because I assume to most this is not as exciting as hearing about the art of crafting. I have a secret to confess. I am a nerd at heart and LOVE the business side of things. I could stare at spreadsheets all day long, playing with numbers, projections, and tweaking prices to maximize my return while ensuring the prices are fair to my customers. I have no formal business training, I have two engineering degrees, but boy am I really enjoying figuring out how to run a successful business.
Developing the business plan has been an education to me. I've always said, I just want to make homemade items that are geared towards families. Actually thinking about it and making projections then putting it to paper has really put a new perspective on this business to me. My business plan is by no means completed, I'm not sure it really ever will. It is, as I've read, a living document of how the business will operate for the foreseeable future. If there is interest, I may develop a how to on developing a business plan or how I've developed my accounting system. Those are definitely posts for another day as I have hours of discussions on my accounting system/spreadsheet alone. I could honestly go on, and on ...