Inventory Day! 

Inventory Day! 

Owning your own business is lot more than simply weaving all day, creating cool stuff! There are lots of business-y minutiae that need to be done on a weekly or yearly basis. On that list is taking inventory. I usually knock it out at the start of a new year & today’s the day! Counting up what is actually left after a busy year is a satisfying task – not to mention the bonus of getting to pet all the fabrics along the way! 

It makes me think back to another much less fun inventory day. I was home for the summer during college working for Kelly Services and they assigned me to a company called Sprague Devices. (If I recall correctly, they made windshield wipers for trucks.) I sat on a dirty floor in a warehouse counting little nuts, bolts and flotsam for what felt like an entire year, but in reality was only a day or two. It was exhausting and filthy and thank goodness I was 20 and didn’t care how icky the job was! 

Compared to that experience, today should be a breeze! By Sunday morning, I hope to have a comprehensive list of my remaining handbags – without ending up covered in dirt! (Although, at some point I’ll probably sit on the floor… and I haven’t vacuumed in awhile… so, maybe a little dirt, then.)

By |2017-01-07T08:34:27+00:00January 7th, 2017|From the studio|0 Comments

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Chris Acton is the President, Chief Weaver, and Jack-of-all-Trades for Acton Creative, based in NW Indiana. When she isn't weaving away, you can find her absorbed in a book while slurping gallons of hot tea.

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  1. Elizabeth Frenzel January 7, 2017 at 11:52 am - Reply

    I love your cheeky writibg, Chris. Hope today’s bright sunshine radiates your basement. Happy inventorying!Lizz

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    • Chris January 7, 2017 at 12:43 pm - Reply

      Thanks, Lizz! The sunshine helps, for sure!!!

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