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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The aprons are one-size-fits-all.
Choose from three colours and prints: red / white check, gray, and red / white stripe.
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.