Bread and Butter Plates - I Bet you thought I Forgot!

Bread and butter plates a potter once told me, make bread and butter plates. When I questioned his sanity, since I'm a mixed media fiber artist and not a potter, he told me to always have something small that my admirer's would want to purchase from me. 

In the Artist Conspiracy (I'm an affiliate) this past year we have been learning about managing multiple streams of income, this has been both a hard and an easy goal for me.  Easy to think up multiple streams of income.  Hard, because I often lack focus and am still working on the organization skills needed to move towards my goal. 

So what are my bread and butter plates?  Well stay tuned because those are coming soon, many of you already know about my eBooks and my fabrics,  but there's more coming! 

So what are you doing to add to your multiple streams of income?

Yard Sale Success!


The yard sale was a hit yesterday with the troll fabric selling within the first fifteen minutes!  The sale was such a hit that Brenda and I are having another one the 29th so that we can purge our studios even more.  I have to admit I am seeing things in my studio I haven't looked at in almost a decade now, some I'm really happy to see and others it's time for those fabric, and fibers, etc. to go live elsewhere.

So far my Compost Dyeing eBook has sold two copies on Amazon!  YEAH!!!  Now I have to confess I'm scared spitless because I'm very new to how this all works via a third party seller.  Starting tomorrow I will begin fixing the edit changes in the print version of the book and hope to have that available and soon! 

An update coming up on my money post this week, I've been doing some serious soul searching on this topic. 

Also this week I will be hosting a mini blog yard sale for those of you who aren't local.

Inspiration and Money

Lunch time, this herd of cows live across the road from the marsh which makes the trip to the marsh that much more enjoyable. 
I am writing that blog entry on money, it is way harder to put into words what I'm thinking, and feeling, when it comes to money.  The upside is it is making me view my studio business in an entirely different light.  No more am I thinking of money and my studio business as simply covering my costs/expenses.  Now I'm thinking about profit margins, retirement plans, and I'm starting to think I swallowed an accountant, like it wasn't bad enough that I swallowed a computer geek now I'm starting to sound like a CPA.  Apparently, according to John, this is NOT a bad thing!!!

What I really need to get hubs in here with me to bounce some ideas off of, and lets just say his view of money is way different than mine and he has NO guilt issues what-so-ever about charging certain price points so as to stay in business. Yes I will share his opinions.