What we're about...

What we're about...

We love UPCYCLED art and a unique gift idea, so we work to create unusual frames and upcycled SCRABBLE ART– like Scrabble jewelry. We have Scrabble art for dog lovers (because we specialize in vintage dog stuff), but we also have other themed Scrabble jewelry and we’re adding more all the time!

Some of the newest themes we’ve added to our Scrabble jewelry include Star Wars, Van Gogh, Harry Potter and Banned Books and Paris…plus many more! You just never know what upcycled SCRABBLE ART we’ll come up with next…we love creating new Scrabble jewelry!!

We specialize in unique gift ideas for dog lovers, so we hope people will check us out when looking for upcycled dog jewelry or a cool DOG FRAME. We work hard to have lots to offer!

Our journey is crazy busy sometimes, the financial end can be a struggle, we don’t know how we’ll keep going, but then…oh my…the ideas come, people send wonderful notes about our stuff, and we’re working together for ourselves. So…our handcrafted journey continues. We hope you’ll stop by now and then. We love that this business opens us up to the whole world…how amazing of a journey is that!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Quarterly Taxes

Wonderful news!  Taxes are all paid!  Done...finished...and off they go.

This is the first year that we paid quarterly taxes.  I checked last year to see if we needed to and, surprise, surprise, it was a bit confusing and we were supposed to pay quarterly taxes last year.  So, unfortunately we got a penalty this year.  Bummer.

At any rate, we have paid our 2013 yearly taxes and our 2014 first quarter taxes.  I feel like a "real" business now.  I've been working at keeping good records.  I have spreadsheets that I enter information into and we use an online bookkeeping service for our Etsy business.  That helps a lot and saves so much time.

Business has been good the last few weeks.  Thankfully, since we needed the money for our taxes.

I do really need to work on our vintage art picture frames now.  Our inventory is down.  That is on my schedule for next week.  I've been trying to work on bracelets about three - four days a week and then one or two days on either the frames, Scrabble pendants or our vintage shop.  It definitely keeps me busy.

We've listed a few new bracelets.  That's always exciting.  We created a Sea Turtle bracelet, a couple of Mother's Day bracelets, and a Wizard of Oz bracelet.

Here is the new Mother's Day bracelet...

Mother's Day Bracelet with Victorian Art
Mother's Day Bracelet with Victorian Art
It was so much fun because we found oodles of Victorian heart postcards and art to use!

Here is the Sea Turtle bracelet...
Sea Turtle Bracelet
Love the blue colors in this bracelet!

Finally, a Wizard of Oz bracelet...
Wizard of Oz Bracelet
Wizard of Oz Bracelet

Until next time...we're off to see the wizard!!