We had so much fun preparing for this year’s craft fair! Cam made thick wooden chopping blocks and wooden rifles and cookies with the kids. The kids and I made bouillon base and wool felt disguise items. I made cloth produce bags and Lily folded origami cootie catchers. In hindsight, we could have taken the time to prepare more items to sell. We almost sold out and quite a few people wanted to order more of our sold out items! Next year, we’ll be better prepared!
Lily did the majority of the money taking and change making. At the end of the day she declared that half the money was now hers! Ha!
The wooden chopping blocks Cam makes are always so popular. Every family member (and some friends) who visits takes one home with them. For the craft fair he made one with alder and spruce and the other was experimental being made with spruce and cedar. Gorgeous! The wood is all from lumber he milled himself.
The wooden rifles were really fun to design and a popular sell.
It was just as much fun snapping silly shots of the felt wares as designing and making them. Who are these masked strangers?
It never fails that I get at least one comment about my cloth produce bags each time I go to the grocery store. People want to use them but either can’t make them themselves, don’t know where to buy them or can’t afford the over priced versions that are sparsely available. I decided to make a whole batch of them. I made larger bags with cheese cloth and smaller ones with linen. They turned out beautifully! It’s common practice to use cloth shopping bags instead of the plastic version these days and yet plastic produce bags are likely worst since they don’t get reused as often!