Monday, April 05, 2010
Ok. So I'm about to sit down to do my taxes.
I always-always-always put it off. Always. This year the task is all the more daunting because of my little plushie-making business. It got bigger in 2009, you see, a lot bigger than I ever thought it would. As fun as it is, there's the tax thing that I wish I could stay in denial about. I am just not into the numbers.
You see, I am so not into the numbers that I've never counted how many items I've made over the past year. Its a lot, too. A LOT. Not only was my Etsy Shop busy, but I did two really big shows last year - the Maker Faire and Renegade San Francisco. I also was fortunate enough to have my items in three "Brick and Mortar" shops last year - Modern Mouse, Doe-SF and Cafe Gratitude!
Its time, though. Its time to let the tax man know the deets so its time for me to tally up the numbers.
It will then become all the more clear exactly what I've spent my free time doing in 2009. The truth will be out that I have spent far more time with needle and thread than gardening, exercising or entertaining. That the Jan the Janome sewing machine has been more of a companion to me than most of the humans in my life. That poly fiber fill and felt have occupied my closets, drawers and dreams more than anything having to do with international adoption - a surprising, yet quite welcome distraction. Time to face the music..
Here's the fun part...for you.
Just for shits & giggles, I would like to host a little contest. Anyone can play! Whomever comes closest to the number wins this little guy:
For a Hint - Click Here!
Just leave a comment for me with your numerical guess of how many plushies (includes Hoot Owls, Mice, Bunnies - all of em') you think that I made from January through December 2009. The number and the winner will be revealed on Tax Day - April 15, 2010!
Off to count....(and, thanks for playing along)! xoxo
beautiful "tally mark" necklace (above) by NinaGibsonDesigns @ Etsy.com