Monday, October 09, 2006

Crafting and Such...

First things first. Stop the presses and alert the media. Rykert has landed a job -a nice steady adult job with benefits and all that jazz. It's well deserved and we are very excited...

Now, where was I? Oh yeah, the crafting. The Preemie Project is hosting a craft and bake sale at the University hospital in November. The last sale at this same location was a great success. I wasn't able to be of much help with that one as work and stuff got in the way. These fundraising effors are really helping The Preemie Project move forward and purchase supplies and other items. Anyway, I wanted to do more, but it had to be things that I could do in advance. I was thinking about dry mixes, you know those gift in a jar type of things, and then came up with dry dip mixes. These were all over the last craft sale I went to.

Armed with some recipes from the internet and a vague idea of what I was doing I got started. My first batches were used to make actual dips and spread and then tested by Rykert and I. For the amount of work involved, we were pleasantly surprised with each.
Here's a general idea of what they will look like:
dip mix
And a close-up:
dip mix 2

So what do you think? Would you buy one? For a good cause? I think they are a simple little item that could potentially sell. Haven't you ever been to a bake sale but not wanted to carry around baked goods? I have a few more crafty items in store before the sale, but this is just a start. Any other ideas?

11 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Debbie said...

Yes, I absolute would buy some! They look great, good job!

Linda Aker said...

I am a sucker for dip mixes. The contents of my cupboards will testify to that. I definitely would buy some. Very attractive packaging
Linda

Carrie said...

Yes, dip mixes are definitely something I would buy at a bake sale. I think they'll be a huge hit!

Megan said...

Congrats to Rykert! And those mixes look fantastic; I would definitely buy those. What a great idea, and your packaging is awesome!

Jolie said...

Those look really nice -- I would definitely buy a couple. Now I'm craving spinach dip . . .

Anonymous said...

Those look awesome Libby! Love the labels!
You'll have to share some recipes with the group. :)

PlanetJanet said...

I think it's a fabulous idea -- while I don't always enjoy baked goods or sweets, I LOVE dip mixes!

Sara M. said...

Those are beautiful! I'd definitley buy a few to use as stocking stuffers. If you'd share your instructions/recipes I'd be glad to make some for the craft sale too. :o)
Sara

Sue Bates said...

Libby,
I admire your talent. Love reading your blog and seeing your work & photos. Congrats to your hubby on h is new job. I also think the dip mixes are adorable and they will probably sell out!!

Sue Bates
Ottawa,IL

Wool Winder said...

Congratulations to Rykert on the job!

The mixes should sell well. Great job on the packaging.

katee said...

Hi was wondering the font used on your labels, love it for an invitation? Thanks

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