I'm completely in love with it, but will have to save up as the computer wiped out my funding. :)
Then, as I was looking through the Storque's articles on pricing and trying to find a better, more organized way to do my business finances, I got an email from Etsy in my inbox chalked full of small business helps. One of them is called Outright, and it is a free online way to track your business expenses and income in a Schedule-C friendly format. Not only that, but you can view charts and graphs tracking your profit, expenses by category, and more! It's very basic, but pretty nifty and just a neat, clean way to organize your finances. I would still need a spreadsheet to track sales tax and my budget categories, but if when tax time comes I have all the right info in the right place with outright, it will be great. I'll have to let you know come tax season. :)
As far as current sewing projects, I finished my son's Halloween costume and showed it to him with pride. He responded, in kind, by running away and saying "no." Not in a forceful way, but just mater-of-fact-like. I chased him and tried to put the hood on and he proceeded with screams. LOL. I'm trying to think of ways to get him to like it and if I can get him to put it on, I'll post pictures. It really turned out cute!
I am also still trying to finish up Kim's skirt (the one she asked me to make from part of the dress that didn't work out). Since I know what she really wants is knit, and lining and Georgette are not knit, I went ahead and bought her some new fabrics. I figure I'll just use the satin, lining and Georgette for a little girls party dress some time in the future. She also wants me to create a top for one of her other store-bought dresses, but I'm not sure I'll take on that project.
All that to say, I'm kind of excited to have given myself the holidays off - no craft fairs or high Etsy sales expected for lack of inventory, no more weddings and alterations - just finish a few projects and then to sew through my fabric inventory in search of some inspiration and fun. If you have an Etsy (or otherwise online store), what are some can't-live-withouts for you??