I’m feeling celebratory. Our annual taxes are filed, so I can breathe a sigh of relief. It shouldn’t be that big of a deal, but I’m afraid I procrastinated in entering all of the numbers into spreadsheets that are necessary for our accountant to have so that he can complete our tax returns. But wouldn’t you prefer, as I do, to craft instead? I know that’s how I feel, so while this month of March was productive in terms of completing lots of mini books for my Etsy shop, Mister PenQuin—after all, March is National Craft Month, according to the Craft and Hobby Association—I can’t say I was equally diligent with my bookkeeping. Well, not until the last two days and nights of the month, to be more precise.
In any event, taxes are behind me and resolutions for no more Bookkeeping Procrastination are ahead of me. (Yeah, sure.) But let’s be honest. The colors of my crafting materials, the colors outside my window as the weather seriously warms up (we had seventies today), and the colors you can find anywhere on Web shopping sites are vastly more appealing—and distracting—than the black numbers marching across the columns of my Excel spreadsheets.
So, I’ll celebrate completion of tax returns with a splash of color by curating an Etsy treasury—something that always makes me happy. If you click on the large image below, you’ll be taken directly to Etsy and can check out the wonderful products that are shown. And while I’m on the subject, take a special look at the items from Katrin of Katrinshine (living in Italy, but originally from Russia) and Eugenie of Mulberry Whisper (from Uzbekistan). Both women are the newest members of my blogging Etsy team, Blogging Business Artisans. I’d like to extend a warm welcome to both of them!