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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Craft Fair Projects

 The weeks after Thanksgiving seems to trigger a craftiness in our household. Maybe it's the cold and snow that force us to become house bound, yet there is still a lot of energy to figure out what to do with. After a successful day selling our goat's milk soap at the Women's Expo earlier this Fall, Alexis and I were excited to try a local craft fair. She was anxious to get ahead on raising funds for her upcoming missions trip, so she spent a day baking cookies and putting together cookies in a jar.
Using our favorite cookie recipe, she layered the ingredients into quart jars and adorned them with ribbons and material.
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 cup soft butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1- 3 oz. pkg. instant vanilla pudding
2 1/4 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
Chocolate chips
Bake at 375* for 8- 10 minutes

Wreaths, dolls and other odds and ends of sewing projects.
Of course we also brought lots of goat's milk soap and laundry detergent, too. The common consensus of the day from the "regulars" was that it was a slow craft fair. We did alright~ Alexis earned nearly enough to pay for her passport, I got to sell and give away several books, and we sold enough soap to ensure keeping the goats on the farm for a few more months.
We made some yummy scents: Lemon Swirl, Sugar and Spice, Sweet Pea, Cucumber Melon, Moonlight Pomegranate, Lilac, and the ever popular Almond.


Brenda said...

Your cookies sound yummy. Craft fairs can be fun or frustrating. I'm glad you all did pretty good at a "slow" one. :D

Sherry Sutherby said...

Awesome Terri! I love your soap scents, and I agree with Brenda, your cookies sound YUMMY! Very impressive!! What a wonderful way to promote your many talents!