April Sewing: Income & Expense Report
It’s confession time! Once a month a share my monthly income and expenses for sewing and blogging. The goal is to to be accountable for my spending, and learn to treat my hobby as a business.
April Sewing/Blogging Income
$15.50 etsy sales
$8.00 custom bow
$1.35 affiliate sales
Sewing stash (birthday gift) additions!
3 half yards- so cute! I’m dying over the cowboy boots. Y’all know how I feel about boots, right?
Hubby bought me my wish list on Pixie Faire (doll patterns) and checked out my Etsy cart, which had 2 patterns from Bonjour Teaspoon.
I also received a fabric gift card, and you’ll see my purchases in the next expense report. It took me a week of hardcore mulling to decide what to buy!
(I’m feeling very loved by my family & friends:)
April Sewing/Blogging Expenses
$37.72 Joann’s – fabric, 6 threads, covered button kit & refill
$1.08 fabric at some hole in the wall place
$123 Quiltworks- fabric for my Hollywood Sewalong Dress, and 1 yard each of the Art Gallery fabrics you see above
$1.00 etsy seller fee
$20 blog expense
$25.76 combined shipping expenses
None. I acknowledge that I made poor decisions.
The $37 purchase at JoAnns? I can’t remember what fabric I bought. I’ve looked and looked for it, but still haven’t a clue. If I can’t remember, and I can’t find it, I must not have needed it.
The plaid-cheetah hybrid was in the bargain section of a store. I bought it as a reward to myself for not buying several designer prints. Bella didn’t even like the fabric; so in the stash it will sit. I don’t even think I wanted it; I just wanted something.
I won’t apologize for buying the Art Gallery fabric though. I needed it!
(and lots of hemming and mending and random projects that didn’t make the blog:)
Can I please get some extra credit for cleaning up my fabric cabinets?! My goal this year is to get all my fabric to fit into 2 or 3 cabinets like the one above. Then I can just buy as I need. Right now I have fabric stuffed all my cabinets, above my cabinets, in baskets & bins, and on top of the washer & dryer, and in drawers. It ain’t cute.
I’m $183.71 in the red for April.
Aside from the dress in my precious post, I sewed completely from stash last month. I hope that counts for something, because this report is pretty dismal.
Here are my previous income & expense reports:
Until next time,