I am so beat from yesterday. I feel like I am crawling. But I did send another $2500.00 off to my husband's truck loan. This came as an expected surprise on an old debt. I also had a client pay me for work that was due last March and I will put that $170.00 toward truck today. So the balance is now below $700.00. Here is to paying it off by the end of April. Yahoo!!!! (not the search engine)
Out My Window:
You are not going to believe this but it snowed last night! I am so glad I did not put the plants out. It is very sunny and pretty so the snow will not last long. But really it is usually about 70 degrees here by now. I am still in turtle necks and wool vest with warm socks in my clogs. Will I ever be able to plant?
I did something different yesterday. I usually make many costumes for our studio. I can make them cheaper, they are more modest and they are one of a kind. But sometimes I have to make multiples of twenty or more. I make a little more money on these, but it really bottle necks my shop. I had decided to make 21 dance dress in a Romeo and Juliet style for our upcoming production on Sleeping Beauty. Then I found a costume called Renaissance in a catalog. Now I was going to charge the parents $75.00 for these dresses, which was much less than they could have bought them for from a company. But the costumes I found are about $40.00, and that is with a studio discount. I can charge $65.00 and I don't have to do a thing. If I make the other dresses it will keep me from sewing for my regular customers and cost me work. My idea is to get out of debt so I ordered the costumes. It will be less stress and in the long run more money. Did I do the right thing?
I was also able to complete a dress yesterday. I took in 8 prom dresses so I am slammed. But I need to earn at least $400.00 by the end of the month to break even. My car also needs gas and husband drives this week. I had better get busy.
Have a great productive day!