It’s been a rainy couple weeks…which means little getting done outside but lots inside work is complete! My goal is to be part of one big sales event each year, and this year it will be in Raytown, MO at the Holiday Shopping Frenzy – Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10am-4pm at The Point.
Applebutter was an unexpected hit last year, and I’ve been hard at work to have have a large supply ready! My applebutter is a blend of apples, brown and white sugars, cinnamon, and a dash of clove. I love to use it as a base for barbecue sauce or as filling for cinnamon bread (instead of sugar/cinnamon mix). Samples will be available.
I also make apple jam – a wonderful addition to oatmeal and other hot cereals – and applesauce. The applesauce has no added sugar – it’s just apples – making it a great option for those watching their sugar intake.
This year I also have cherry and peach jams. Most jams come in half-pint jars, but I had a special request for the super-small “taster” size jars also. I’ve prepared a few of those in peach and apple. If you are looking for stocking stuffers or small items to fill gift baskets/hostess gifts, this could be a unique choice!
Pickles were this year’s surprise hit – it was hard to keep up with demand for them! I’ll have the few remaining jars, and the last of my dill pickles also.
I started making socks five years ago. The summer of 2013 I became quite sick (it’s a long story), and one side effect was that I could not keep warm. I modified a Christmas stocking pattern into house socks and they’ve become one of my favorite handcrafts. I make them from bulky yarn so they are toasty warm and durable – I wear them as house socks and they fit perfectly inside my Muck Boots when I need to head outside for chores. My friends and family have enjoyed these gifts and I’m happy to offer them for sale this year!
My roommate will be joining me with her handmade goat milk soap and burlap bags. She uses burlap coffee bags I receive from a friend – each bag is unique, durable, and machine washable!
We’d love to meet you and help you mark a few items from your holiday shopping list. Hope to see you Saturday, October 27 in Raytown, MO!