I think you will agree she has her stall looking so pretty and appealing. If I was there I would be drawn to it!
She made a ladies version of tool belts and hanging up they made her stall stand out also.
I said I thought these could also be adapted to be egg collecting aprons! I have seen them with a row of little pockets for eggs!
Kelsey grew all sorts of little plants to sell..
And made hand scrub..
Kelsey has expanded her chicken collection and is planning to sell eggs. She has different varieties of hens so she gets pretty colour eggs such as blue, brown, green and speckled. Oh my goodness!
And she has chickens!
So there is a lot of industry going on here! It is just lovely! I am pretty easily led when it comes to chickens so Kelsey has really encouraged me to get more! And now I have "hatched" my plan with Allie and I am waiting on the bantams to go broody again.
There are quite a few Bluebirds who have made a sideline from their crafts, cooking, sewing, card making, egg sales and preserves. Sometimes it doesn't take much to make a big impact on the weekly budget. Pennies saved and pennies earned both help! I think very often we have a talent or resource sitting right under our noses and we don't even realise. In a similar way to making our own gifts it takes some confidence building sometimes to set up an online store, sell our goods at a market or just show people what we are making! This is why looking around at the market place is a great idea as Rebecca and Alison do. You will see things and be surprised by the prices, what is selling well right now and think "I could make that!!"
Thank you Kelsey for sharing your photos!! Next week we are seeing what Kelley has been up to!
Last week I did forget someone! I had the feeling... sorry Penny!
Penny has grown in her confidence to give her cooking as gifts and worked on presentation. These are both issues I have been through... gaining confidence to give things I have made and good packaging has a lot to do with it. Penny made gluten free biscuits (cookies) and the packaging is lovely. I told her here in a store I saw a packet of 6 GF biscuits for $16!
Penny also made a Raspberry and Almond cake for a friend and a Tea cake for a Hens Party...
I think cooking is a wonderful gift. It is a treat and often the gift of help also!
Now I am off to post on The Tuesday Afternoon Club group. It is very motivating to meet up every Tuesday! xxx