Monday, September 28, 2009

insect or fruit?

I'm trying to build up a shop inventory and have been working on new designs. These little guys remind me of something, but I can't tell if they remind me of ladybugs or eggplants...

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

waiting in line

Over the last few weeks, I've been spending a lot of time in government offices. Around here, that means a lot of 1970s architecture, long, white, musty hallways, taking a number and waiting in endless lines. I went to file for my seller's permit at the State Board of Equalization.

I half-listened to a man at one of the help windows agitatedly explaining that they had shut down the work site in question and approximately 2.5 cell phone conversations of the woman next to me that went something like this:

Woman: Hello? No, he's in a meeting right now. Can you call back in 20 minutes? He's in a meeting. That's right. Please call back later.

While wondering why she bothered to even answer the phone, I was saved from listening to more similar conversations when my name was called. I walked up to the window and slid the seller's permit form under the glass to the woman who was helping me. For several minutes, she read my form and I sat there. I started to get bored and then my eyes caught on the label proclaiming that the glass to be bulletproof.

I don't know about anyone else, but this made me feel vaguely uneasy. I know people get upset at government offices and such, especially when taxes, rules, and other issues are involved, but I hadn't exactly thought about someone deciding to shoot up the office. As I was considering this, the clerk began asking me a bunch of questions.

"Have you filed a DBA (doing business as)? Are you going to? How about a business license? Hey, don't be so serious! You're about to make money!"

That cracked me up.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

etsy shop open!

Hooray! My store is now open!

Monday, September 14, 2009

store opening!

In preparation for my official opening tomorrow, I'm hard at work crafting jewelry, taking pictures with my handy tripod and full-spectrum light (thanks Bub and lf!), writing listings, and entering in sales tax info (not fun).

Here are some preview pictures of things to come in the store:

Monday, September 7, 2009

etsy store coming soon!

It's been quiet around here on the blog because I've been working on finalizing my opening line and doing other unexciting business tasks. Boxes ordered, check. Business license, still pending.

I'm aiming to launch the web store on September 15, which is in 8 short days...