Bales of mochi

Three of the four packages of mochi arrived! Naturally, it happened while I’m thoroughly booked making sparkly dragons, so I don’t plan on making more mochi dragons for another couple of weeks unless someone requests them – but once I get comparison pictures made with the Shannon color reference I’ll put fat quarters in the […]

Jobs

There’s been a March Meet The Maker hashtag on Instagram, and yesterday’s prompt was “job[s]” so I took the opportunity to list a few of the jobs inherent in running a crafting business. It’s an important thing to take into account when pricing goods. I left off “social media manager” and also left off the […]

Valet Trays (2021 version)

Periodically I need to revisit older embroidery designs because Ink/Stitch has changed things and they no longer work quite right. In this case, I had used circle objects to represent snap placement, confident that Ink/Stitch could only handle them after they’d been turned into paths. Well, that’s changed, so I’ve moved the snaps onto a […]

Antisocial media

Facebook’s been leaning on me to do all kinds of wacky things with my business page. I’ve seen enough small biz folks bemoan changes in the Facebook algorithm, the Instagram algorithm, the Twitter algorithm, you name it, that I know better. I use FB to participate in plushie-making groups, and in groups related to particular […]

Too many projects

Still not getting caught up, but I’ve figured out a couple of important things. One, I realized I had gotten into a bad habit with Taskwarrior: I’d skip past all the overdue non-daily items to get to the daily stuff. That led to me treating all the overdue stuff as something to ignore. So I’m […]

Wrapping up 2020

I was about to bump the Taskwarrior task for “Post to blog (W)” to next week when I realized this would be the last 2020 post. So okay, I guess that still falls within my decision to do the minimum work-related things between Christmas and New Years, and that Taskwarrior itself is a good topic […]

In transit, arriving late

As with most Etsy sellers, I have a little dashboard that’s showing a bunch of undelivered packages. I’m better off than most – my last shipments went out on the 14th, with what I though was an extremely safe margin for First Class. I sent my gifts to my family at the same time, Priority. […]

Sorry about the mail

I’ve vacation-mode’d the Etsy shop and local-pickup-only’d the self-hosted shop, because things that went out over a week ago are still in transit and family Christmas packages that I sent via Priority haven’t even left West Berlin (08091, not Germany) according to the scanners. I have more family packages that I unwisely hung onto expecting […]