I can’t get no satisfaction

I started doin my taxes and WOW I underestimated how complicated Self Employment taxes can be when you have no idea what you are doing ……  It doesn’t help that I am the least organized person I know……So I will let you know how all of that turns out. I just have to keep telling myself that it will be easier next year….

Does anyone have any tips for staying organized in terms of the business side of things…..? 
I live and breathe sewing, but I could care less for the financial stuff. I would love to trade for everything, but trades don’t pay the utlities or for the mortgage on our house.  I suppose I should start with quarterly reports of my income, expenses, and so on. I am so green when it comes to that stuff……..One my stitchn bitches (hahaha!) uses a notebook to record how much time she spent on each item. I should def do this…….I mean I have plenty of notebooks, but they are filled with sketches and doodles.
I managed to get my craft on today, in addition to family time, grocery shoppin, bank stop, and the aforementioned tax fun. 

I made these super fun gaucho pants for yours truely it’s been almost a year since I stitched myself something. My friend Tom gave me this fabric formerly known as curtains. 😀 It gave me a chance to work on my woven gaucho pattern…..These feature a drawstring waist and are extra wide leg. I see myself doin some serious hooping in these. 
Bust a move.

I made these pants for the shop. I scored this super funky blue stretch fabric with viney-ness knit into the fabric. These are going to make some mama very happy.  My little Lucia (loo-sha) liked these pants so much, she had to give me a pound during the photoshoot.

I bought some vital wheat gluten at the health food store today. I am going to attempt my own seitan. I’m pretty stoked, I just started getting into the good ol’wheat meat. I SO over tofu right now because they do not offer recycling for the containers. I can not in good faith buy it, I mean there are only so many ways to reuse those awkward rectangle containers with no lid. You feel me?  I will be sure to share my process and results. 

Wish me luck and feel free to drop some wheat knowledge on me
your pal, 


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