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maltey
« on: November 24, 2012 08:51:28 AM »

My mum just sprang this on me a couple of days back- she's running a stall at her school's christmas bazaar to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and has asked me to make a few bits to sell.
So far I've got little purses (framed and zippered), pencil cases and hand warmers.
Can anyone think of any ideas for other quick things (since I only have a couple of weeks) that will sell well on the day? I don't have an outlet to sell them afterwards so need to get rid of most of it on the day and then palm them off on people for Christmas  Wink

I can sew, knit, crochet, have dabbled in a bit of soap making but I'd be happy to try anything really.

Thanks in advance Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2012 10:50:37 AM »

well, time is running out, but I've had luck with making covers for inexpensive notebooks.  I really like the composition books, and buy a bunch when they're on sale.  Check dollar stores for good deals, too.

Use felt, fabric, decoupage, or whatever works for you to cover and decorate the book, add a ribbon for bookmark, and figure out a pencil holder (parallel slashes in the fabric cover, or ribbon loops both work).  

Include a matching pencil or pen and sell them as journals.
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« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2012 02:48:38 AM »

I think quick little things would do well - what about crocheted or knit ornaments?  Like the pine cones from PlanetJune, or her pointsettia.  Bath bombs are easy to make, and package.  I made a few dozen in a couple of hours last year as a last minute gift for people at a Christmas party that we were going to in a couple of days.
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