Friday, May 22, 2009

Abba Dabba Art

Abby brought her handmade greeting cards under the name Abba Dabba Art. This kids draws non-stop, all over everything including her workbooks. She has always dreamed of making some money like the kids do in the old TV shows delivering papers, walking dogs, or selling lemonaide, but times are different and our neighborhood is a little scary. With that said I told her that she could use her art talents to try to make a little money so she purchased an American Girl craft business kit and got down to some serious work.

I'm really proud of her. She worked hard and it paid off. She sold 14 cards and was on cloud nine for days afterwards. She will be bringing more to our next market date on June 13th.

Funkey Monkey Designs

Sam brought her shrinky dink charms to the market under the name Funkey Monkey Designs. She is right up there with her big sis in wanting to not only create (constantly), but also to make money. I have to say that I am quite proud of them for striving to make their own money by WORKING for it not expecting it to be handed to them. She was a little disappointed at her sales, but she got a lot of good feedback on her work. We are using this as a learning experience and she is already coming up with great ideas such as making earrings and necklaces instead of charms. I'm really proud of her and can't wait to see what she comes up with. I'll also be asking her to make me a sew of sprinkle donut earrings!

Monday, May 4, 2009

To Market!

Saturday May 9th is the opener for the Tower Grove Farmer's Market!
I will be vending with my husband
and best friend
Come on down for locally grown produce, music food and of course artisan vendors!
You can check out for more information.