Dallas Georgia Farmer’s Market
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I talked about my to do list a few weeks ago and how there never seems to be enough time to do all that I need to. In fact I have discovered as a business owner that as soon as I check one item off of my to-do list I add two more. Which leads me to the title of this article, I need a Bob, Manny, or Felix pronto.
My first day at the Dallas Farmers Market went well. I was pleased with my product display overall but now looking back I found myself coming up with ideas to make things better. This led me to think about my office and I came up with some things I can tweak on my office/workroom/sewing room. Things I need.
1. Ribbon Holder
2. Soap staircase
3. Soap mold
Project 1: Ribbon Holder
I have wanted a ribbon holder for some time. I have used ribbon to tie around my candles. I have used 2 colors of ribbon around my tiles. And I continue to use ribbons in my crafts. I wanted something that keeps all of the ribbon in one place. It also needs to be ready for me to pull off a length of ribbon, cut, and use. I have seen a number of ideas to do just that but they are not a good fit for me. I have seen mason jars filled with colorful spools of ribbon in a variety of colors and designs. (It was pretty but not practical for the easy access). I have seen spools on a paper towel type roll but the middle dowel is too large and most of the ones I saw were mounted on a wall or under cabinets. That wouldn’t work for me as I want to be able to move from room to room.
Finally I found just what I needed at JoAnn‘s. It was a wooden box with an open top and it had a dowel down the middle for the ribbon spools. It was nice but a teeny expensive. I figured it wouldn’t be too complex to make at home and save a few dollars.
Project 2: Soap Staircase
I have been looking at a lot of soap displays and there are so many choices. My husband I have just decided on our label and our wrapping and I wanted a display that would make the total package look good. I think that the staircase display would be the best fit for my needs. So now I need my handyman to figure out the dimensions I need to display my soap.
Project #3 Soap Molds
The last thing I need to make my business run smoother is a couple more soap molds for my cold-pressed soap. I have a rectangular one pretty standard size that is a little over 3 ½ pound mold. I have a square mold that is an 8 pound mold. I am pleased with both but wouldn’t mind a few more option in case I decide to double a recipe or two.
All in the projects aren’t too complex and wouldn’t be a challenge for any handyman to complete. Luckily for me I have a wonderful husband who says he would love to help me with my projects. Here’s a big “Thank You” to Christopher my fantastic husband for helping me make projects to make my life easier.
- Making Soap is Fun (twistystitches.wordpress.com)
Twisty Stitches will be at the Dallas Georgia Farmer’s Market on May 4, 2013 from 8am to 1pm. If you are in Georgia please swing by and check us out. We will have homemade soaps and candles as well as our Art Deco Tile Coasters and quilts/blankets. We accept cash and all major credit cards. Hope to see you at the Dallas Georgia Farmer’s Market next weekend.