Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My New Adventure

Forever ago, I teased that I was starting a new endeavor. Well, I started a craft business. Two weekends ago (yes, in the midst of our move), Maddie and I ran our first booth at a craft fair.

My mother had a wonderful idea for little entrepreneur Maddie. All summer, she and Maddie harvested lavender from her garden, dried and plucked it. Then she and Maddie prepared some sachets and a little display so that Maddie could sell scoops of lavender for a quarter each.

When I was a little kid, my mom had a similar idea for me. She was starting a cake decorating business and set up a cake stand on our front lawn. My brother and I were allowed to sell lemonade and keep the proceeds. But we sold our lemonade out before she could even get the cake out to the stand.

Well, needless to say, that's what happened with Maddie and her lavender. Before she even got dropped off to work the sale, I sold seven of lavender scoops. By the day's end, she had made enough money to buy a cute little puppy marionette at the fair.

As for me, I got a few bites despite it being a very small audience but I also got my feet wet. And with that my Heart Felt Crafts business was born.


Literary Auntie said...

Awesome!! I would love some lavender sachets...

Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets said...

That's awesome. Good for you and good for Maddy too. I want one of her lavender sachets.

N said...

Love it all! I'd love some lavender sachets!

Clint Shaff said...

It looks like being an entrepreneur runs in your family, huh? Haha! That being said, it's great that you are able to become successful by doing things that interest you. Besides, it feels great when you can move on your own, rather than being tied by business hours and such. Anyway, I think Maddie’s lavender sachet could be a hit! I wish you all the best to your future endeavor. Thanks for sharing!

Clint Shaff @ Franchise Match