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Looking for a thoughtful, handmade gift for someone?

It’s a perfect little something for those bakers in your life…
mom, kids, friends, coworkers…or you!

In the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day, I am selling aprons I have sewn.

 

Our son, Tate, helping Mom model her aprons. Too cute. 
Notice the truck that had to be in the photo…

 

For $15, make a $3.00 donation to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, get yourself a cute little apron, and receive a link / invitation to a private Facebook group where we will be having a recipe swap!

If you would like an apron, email me at verylainie@gmail.com

The aprons are one-size-fits-all.

Choose from three colours and prints: red / white check, gray, and red / white stripe.

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Update:  (February 2018)

I sold 30 aprons and was able to donate $90 to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.  Even better was that Shoppers Drug Mart is matching donations during the month of February.  The donation became $180 which makes me really happy.  And yet at the same time, I’m disappointed in this project.

I still have 4 aprons left.  To me the project would be a success if I had sold everything and reached my goal. But this venture has taught me to re-think what success looks like and to celebrate the wins.

I was able to sell 30 aprons, that’s quite a few.  For the first time, I sold something I made to someone who was not a friend or family member.  Win!  I learned more about mailing packages with Canada Post (prices associated with sizes of envelopes, weights, etc.) I was more creative in how I packaged and presented what I sold.  I was proud of it.  It was thoughtful and personal.  It felt Very Lainie.

I had to think more about how to promote what I’ve made.  I hate doing this.  I don’t like feeling like I’m bothering or pestering people.  I don’t want to be annoying.  I I learned to use story and facts to sell my idea and work.

I learned how to set up a private Facebook group for our online recipe swap.

I did a good job.  The kids and I will wear our remaining aprons, and I’ll learn to be proud of the fact that there are still 4 left.