back to market

Before Olivia was born I had a booth at our towns Saturday mornings farmers market. We sold organic cookies, cakes, pastries and lots of my crafts.  We were there for about a year and then as the time came for Livie to be born I took some time off. I said I would be back in a few months which kept stretching out until they became years. Olivia is now 2 and a half and I am going back!  I could not bring myself to leave her before because for the first two years she was nursing and does not like Momma to leave her, then it was one thing or the other. 

Iam so excited but also a little scared!  What if it does not go as well as before.  What if people do not like our goodies anymore or we just don’t do well???  I would not expect even one customer to still remember who we are though for a while anytime I went shopping at the farmers market customers and booth owners would always ask us when our cookies were coming back?  Would you please say a little prayer for me?

So I had to get my booth back together.  We used to sell under the name The Green Market but as I have said before, the word green makes me feel, well, green.  It is so abused by every single person who wants to exploit it.  After thinking for a while we are calling it ORANGE.  Haha, its the new green!  It stands for organic, renewable, artisan, natural, gourmet and eco-friendly.

Of course the orange also gave me a jump start on decorating my space with orange as the main color.  I am sewing like mad and starting friday I am making lots of cookie doughs (secret to really good cookies is to refrigerate the dough for at least 24 hours) and lots of other things.  I will try and share with you along the way as much as I can.

Here are the fabrics to make the aprons, tablecloths and basket covers and some other neat things.

 I want it to be happy and cheery

 some notions

 bakers twine is my favorite (it is really expensive though so I am working on making it myself) stay tuned for more on bakers twine.  I use it to tie around jams and packages.

 and then as I was on my way out… I ran into this fabric

don’t you think this would make the cutest dresses for my girls?
see you tomorrow
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10 Responses to back to market

  1. Crunchy Momma October 7, 2011 at 6:47 am #

    Southern Housewife, I was not making aprons out of the rooster fabric but after reading your comment, that is definitely what I am going to make with it!! Thank you for the inspiration.

  2. Crunchy Momma October 7, 2011 at 6:46 am #

    Erica, Thank you so much, your support encourages me to do what I do.

  3. Crunchy Momma October 7, 2011 at 6:45 am #

    Josette, Thank you so much, your prayers and comment are so very appreciated!!

  4. Crunchy Momma October 7, 2011 at 6:44 am #

    Marianne, Our state just passed a cottage law which is the main reason I am coming back. I hope yours passes something like this soon 🙂

  5. Crunchy Momma October 7, 2011 at 6:43 am #

    Jenny, The new market starts at 10AM so I think we wil be setting up at 9:20 or something like that. Ooh a photoshoot? Sounds like fun. Come by and eat, love u too

  6. Jenny earnest photog October 7, 2011 at 5:34 am #

    What time do you set up? I want to do a photo shoot this weekend!!! Love you friend, and I know you'll do great!!!

  7. The Southern Housewi October 7, 2011 at 1:56 am #

    YOu'll have to show me how the rooster aprons turned out. I LOOOOOOVE me some roosters! I may want to buy one if you're selling 😉

  8. Erica October 6, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

    Love your blog! You will do GREAT! And *love* the ORANGE – perfect and original. You're in my prayers!

  9. Josette October 6, 2011 at 6:57 am #

    I will say a prayer for you. I don't know how you do all you do, I am inspired to say the least!!

  10. Marianne October 5, 2011 at 10:02 pm #

    Good luck with this endeavor. I looked into doing this and found that we can't prepare things to sell from a home kitchen where we are. So annoying.

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