One thing I did for Christmas one year for all the women in my family was make little bundles of potholders & scented hotpads. These are both super easy to do, and you can make them all in a few hours. I did 2 potholders & 2 hot pads for each person, and just tied them together with pretty ribbon, then stuck them in a basket with a loaf of homemade banana bread (used a dishtowel to line the basket). Everyone loved them, they're useful, and a breeze to make! If you can sew a straight line, you can easily do these! Oh, another really easy thing is to make aprons using 2 dishtowels or placemats & ribbon. I did those one year using a pattern I found on the Martha Stewart website. Same thing goes, if you can sew a straight line, you're made. And these only take about 10 minutes.
These are all so great! You are obviously very talented, & i'm super impressed that you have come up with so many designs that are each so unique & different from each other. By the way, please don't sell those change purses for $3, they are definitely worth more than that! I would say at the VERY VERY LEAST $5-10. Anyway, best of luck & please let us know how the fair goes for you!
Good idea, kayrun. Also, I found a website called www.paperbackswap.com where you can sign up (for free) and trade books with people, you just post books you have to offer & then you can find books you want from others. Pretty much the same idea as this swap, but not as cool since there's no craft to go along with the book.
Anyone interested in doing an ongoing book swap? I saw one that was done last summer & it sounds like a great idea. Unfortunately, I'm not very organized or I would start it myself. So maybe one of you more responsible craftsters would be willing to organize this? *crossing fingers* Here's the link for the other one (though it doesn't necessarily have to be the same): http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=93116.0