Sunday, April 06, 2008

Accepted to Bite of Seattle!

I was THRILLED to receive an acceptance packet to Bite of Seattle yesterday. It'll be my first show at Seattle Center, which means I will probably need to make more product!

Here are the details:
July 18, 19 and 20, 2008
LOCATION: Seattle Center
FESTIVAL HOURS: Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Also yesterday, on the way back to the car from the gym, I stopped at Aaron Brothers and bought a few frames. Later I took photos of the framed prints to submit to a juried show. It'd be awesome to be included but I've never done anything like this before so I don't know what to expect. Fingers crossed.

Then I went to Costco and upgraded my membership to Executive (Business) status. All that means is I pay more money annually, get a 2% rebate on purchases, a 25% rebate on ShareBuilder automatic transfer fees, and have a reseller number. Primarily I plan to use the membership for their merchant account perk though.

Seems like no matter how much I get done, there is always more to do. I'm concerned I don't have enough 8x10 prints -- I'll put in an order today. Bookmarks should arrive tomorrow and I need to assemble them, but that shouldn't be hard. I need to call about the merchant account -- wanted to wait until I had the business checking and exec membership settled. And I still need a chair, a cash box or cash storage method, more frames, to submit to another juried gallery for practice, order more tassels... and create the info sheet for the back of all the prints. I have made headway there by creating a database of print info and a few basic queries for reporting. But I need to do some more data entry to make it useful.

So those are all of my secrets. Now you too can go out and be a craft vendor. What's that? You'd rather have a weekend?

Weekends are overrated.


Melain said...

OMG! That is SO EXCITING! I love the bite of Seattle! Would it be weird if I looked for your booth? :)_

Christy said...

Please please please look for my booth. It wouldn't be weird at all and it'd be great to put a face with a name. In fact, there's a photo of the booth on this page: ... I just ordered a 2'x5' banner today so hopefully it'll be even easier to spot by then.