One pitfall of my building venture right now is that I’m still figuring out my processes. I’m keeping track of my sales for tax purposes (I file as self-employed), and plan to make things official in the new year with an LLC and a business account. But right now, I’m testing out the waters to see if this venture is even going to be worth it. So far, it is, but that means I don’t have great paperwork set up yet. I take commissions by “handshake agreement” so to speak. So when I got a commission to build four caddies, I built them. Then when the buyer showed up (nearly a week late) she decided she only wanted two. So now I’m trying to list and sell what she didn’t take. Which is fine for a couple of small caddies, but is a pain should it be a larger investment like a coffee table or bookcase. So I’m working on some forms to sign with a down payment for larger commissions. Anyway, back to the caddy. I changed things up just a smidge by using rope instead of leather. I like it a lot. I’m still charging $10 for these, and hopefully they sell quickly. Otherwise I have some good gifts for any upcoming birthdays or babysitting thank-you’s!