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dprovence
True Blue Farmgirl

55 Posts

Debbie
Little Rock AR
USA
55 Posts

Posted - Feb 25 2011 :  8:47:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am just starting to get into soap making. Waiting on the rest of the supplies so I can make my first batch. I can't wait it is gonna be soo much fun!

Huggs and Smyles,
Debbie
Farmgirl Sister #2636
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Forrester Farm
True Blue Farmgirl

703 Posts

Ann
Belmont MI
USA
703 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2011 :  07:03:39 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are so many fun businesses represented here. (Although I didn't take the time to read all NINE pages :)!!).

I started a flower farm years ago while tending to babies. My business has grown slowly and steadily along with my kids. We have done farmer's markets in the past selling fresh cut bouquets, potted herbs, blueberries and various other products. We currently offer bridal floral services, host garden room sale events at our location, and just opened an etsy site. I was blessed to have an intern from France join me last summer. I'm also blessed to have a supportive husband, a fun growing business, and the ability to put my 3 main blooms (sweet kids) first.

Ann
Forrester Farm
www.forresterfarm.com
(site, blog & etsy shop)

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fiddlegirl89
True Blue Farmgirl

232 Posts

Kayla
Dunnville KY
USA
232 Posts

Posted - Mar 02 2011 :  08:27:51 AM  Show Profile  Send fiddlegirl89 an AOL message  Send fiddlegirl89 a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I'm a leatherworker...I make dog leashes, lanyards for duck hunting and stuff like that, and I'm starting to make braided kangaroo hide lanyards for higher-end customers. (Kangaroo is EXPENSIVE!)

I also knit, crochet, sew, etc, but none of that has proven very profitable for me. I make a few skirts to sell sometimes, but mostly I sew for me and what I envision! I love designing stuff to sew.

I love working with leather...I worked in a tack shop for several months a couple of years ago, making horse bridles and stuff like that. But in my shop, I'm more able to produce leashes and the like. My business is growing steadily, which is encouraging! My "boss" (he says I'm the boss, as an independent contractor, but he tells me what to make, sooo..he's the boss!) is sending samples of my work to L.L. Bean and Orvis in a couple weeks, so hopefully I'll be even busier. Which is a scary concept...LOL!

http://www.custerfamilyfarm.com

Direct link to my blog: http://custerfamilyfarm.com/blog1/index.php?blog=3
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batznthebelfry
True Blue Farmgirl

1257 Posts

Michele
Athol Ma
USA
1257 Posts

Posted - Mar 04 2011 :  9:46:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am a silversmith as well as a stained glass artist...the silversmithing I have done since 1985, stained glass since 1991....Michele'

Chickens rule!
The Old Batz Farm
Hen #2622
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meggy2
True Blue Farmgirl

111 Posts

barb
Flemington Missouri
USA
111 Posts

Posted - Mar 05 2011 :  06:10:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pamela from Idaho, I just got in on this great thread and am reading through it. You could open your unleased storage units on weekends and rent the spaces for a great flea and farmers market. Hope you can stay home too.
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WoodstreamDreambyNicole
True Blue Farmgirl

177 Posts

Nicole
Marlton NJ
USA
177 Posts

Posted - Jul 03 2011 :  5:01:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have an etsy store and I also go to local craft fairs to sell my wares. I crochet blankets, hats, scarves, dishcloths, mittens, & sweaters. I handstamp cards. I felt old cashmere and wool sweaters & gloves and then make flowers out of them, each is handsewn with most embellished with vintage buttons. The first of them were pins, but in the past couple of weeks I've added the option to have either a hinge pin or hair clip stitched to the back of the flower. They have been very popular. My blog has my custom work, gifts for friends & family as well as custom orders for customers. I try to photograph or scan each item before it's sold or given away.

Nicole
Shop
www.woodstreamdream.etsy.com
Custom Creations
www.woodstreamdream.blogspot.com
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jollyquilter
True Blue Farmgirl

251 Posts


WV
USA
251 Posts

Posted - Jul 04 2011 :  8:33:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello,

I am new here and this is only my 2nd post. But I read everyword of this thread and it was great. We only have about 2.5 acres and when my kids were home I was a SAHM. But when they left home I went to work and did all my creativity on the weekends. I quit the day job last August and started cranking away at my Etsy shop. I have sold some vintage and handmades as well. But now I am trying to find my niche.....and I believe I have. I am selling wildflower seed balls and folks are using them for wedding favors and baby showers and such. i am also doing several craft shows and festivals this year. i will sell other things at my shows, not just seed balls.

I also teach childrens art classes for homeschooled children ages 6 and up. This is a techniques class, not a craft project!

You are a talented group of ladies and I look forward to spending more time here and reading all I can. And learning all there is around here.
www.stuffbykim.etsy.com
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countrynmore
True Blue Farmgirl

1973 Posts

Sharon
CA
USA
1973 Posts

Posted - Jul 04 2011 :  8:39:01 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kim, seed balls are great. My son has made several of these and they taught others how to make them. I have been making aprons for over 13 years now. The cobbler aprons began with a customer requesting them. Since then, I have been making them for customers all over the world. Last year, my sons gave me a present. The created a fabric store, plus customers can create their own custom apron, by choosing two prints from our large selection of fabrics.


www.mycountryapron.com
http://www.etsy.com/shop/countrynmore2
www.countrynmore.com


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Okie Farm Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

1674 Posts

Mary Beth
McLoud Oklahoma
USA
1674 Posts

Posted - Jul 04 2011 :  9:10:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am a retired home school mom and so I decided that I'd better make myself useful!! :-) I came up with the idea for my Oklahoma Pastry Cloth™ about 20 yrs ago and decided to market it along with gift baskets based on the Oklahoma Pastry Cloth™ theme as well as with Made In Oklahoma products and kitchen items. I started the business almost 3 years ago and started a blog relating to the business, gardening, canning, and all things Okie, etc. about two years ago. I am actually a trained artist and hope to be adding a section for paintings and sculptures in the near future at the website. I think I like writing the blog most of all! It is really fun, although kinda time consuming. :-) It allows me a chance to just get silly.

I'd love for you to check out the website and blog.

Mary Beth

www.OklahomaPastryCloth.com
www.Oklahomapastrycloth.com/blog
The Sovereign Lord is my strength - Habakkuk 3:19

Edited by - Okie Farm Girl on Jul 04 2011 9:11:54 PM
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karla
True Blue Farmgirl

1308 Posts

karla
Pella Iowa
USA
1308 Posts

Posted - Jul 05 2011 :  06:37:32 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! Mary Beth that looks great! I love the aprons!

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

http://rua2j-grammysheirlooms.blogspot.com/
http://farmmade.com/index.php?option=com_ixxocart&Itemid=9&p=catalog&mode=vendor&parent=0&mid=0&search_in=all&search_str=&vid=88&pg=a
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LouisvilleMom
True Blue Farmgirl

246 Posts

Kathryn
Louisville KY
USA
246 Posts

Posted - Jul 05 2011 :  09:14:22 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The first time I answered this post (over a year ago) I was a Silver level eBay power seller. I have since left eBay due to their bizarre rating system and being so against sellers (not to mention fees, fees, and more fees). I now sell on Amazon and by March I had sold more than all of 2010!!!! Love Amazon and will be hiring part-time help soon as well.

Wish I had more creativity like many of you!

SAHM mom to four great boys.

http://ksfarnsworth.blogspot.com/
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countrynmore
True Blue Farmgirl

1973 Posts

Sharon
CA
USA
1973 Posts

Posted - Jul 05 2011 :  10:49:44 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I sell on Amazon as well.

www.mycountryapron.com
http://www.etsy.com/shop/countrynmore2
www.countrynmore.com
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LouisvilleMom
True Blue Farmgirl

246 Posts

Kathryn
Louisville KY
USA
246 Posts

Posted - Jul 05 2011 :  11:14:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What do you sell on Amazon? Do you do FBA or ship yourself? I am all FBA and LOVE it! No storing my own stuff, one shipping day, no messing with customers and returns. It can be quite lucrative.

SAHM mom to four great boys.

http://ksfarnsworth.blogspot.com/
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countrynmore
True Blue Farmgirl

1973 Posts

Sharon
CA
USA
1973 Posts

Posted - Jul 05 2011 :  11:15:40 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Right now, I sell old books that belonged to my mil, and some old Sports Illustrated Magazines from the 1960's.

www.mycountryapron.com
http://www.etsy.com/shop/countrynmore2
www.countrynmore.com
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LouisvilleMom
True Blue Farmgirl

246 Posts

Kathryn
Louisville KY
USA
246 Posts

Posted - Jul 05 2011 :  11:40:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I sold a Vogue from 2007 I think. Someone gave it to me and it was still in plastic. Sold for $200!!!! I don't sell many books any longer.

SAHM mom to four great boys.

http://ksfarnsworth.blogspot.com/
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countrynmore
True Blue Farmgirl

1973 Posts

Sharon
CA
USA
1973 Posts

Posted - Jul 05 2011 :  12:07:25 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wow! That is great. On some of the magazines, others have their magazines priced at around $80.00 for the Sports Illustrated. Not sure if I can get that price.

www.mycountryapron.com
http://www.etsy.com/shop/countrynmore2
www.countrynmore.com
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LouisvilleMom
True Blue Farmgirl

246 Posts

Kathryn
Louisville KY
USA
246 Posts

Posted - Jul 05 2011 :  12:23:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just left it for a couple months and one day someone in NYC not only bought it but wanted two! I haven't found another like that but I am always looking. I haven't sent books in for months but I still have a few in inventory.

SAHM mom to four great boys.

http://ksfarnsworth.blogspot.com/
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UniquelyNan
Farmgirl in Training

18 Posts

Nan
Piedmont S.C.
USA
18 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2011 :  4:18:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey ladies...I have a vintage etsy site. I love vintage kitchen ware..mid-century modern furniture as well as 50's and 60's era Christmas decor. I also had a bath and body business for a while but no longer have a place to 'cook' my stuff...but hope to one day start it up again. I'm new here and love it..I just read MaryJanes idea book I got from the library...could'nt put it down.

*Peace*Love*Serenity*
www.uniquelynan.etsy.com
**Love Vintage**


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karla
True Blue Farmgirl

1308 Posts

karla
Pella Iowa
USA
1308 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2011 :  04:44:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Welcome-do you have good selling on Etsy?

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

http://rua2j-grammysheirlooms.blogspot.com/
http://farmmade.com/index.php?option=com_ixxocart&Itemid=9&p=catalog&mode=vendor&parent=0&mid=0&search_in=all&search_str=&vid=88&pg=a
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UniquelyNan
Farmgirl in Training

18 Posts

Nan
Piedmont S.C.
USA
18 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2011 :  05:33:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Karla,
Not really as of yet...but I have'nt been putting the time and effort it takes to get my name out there either. I do plan to change that soon...i still have more items i need to list, I really enjoy going to auctions and thrift stores for the hunt of vintage things..so much fun. The problem with selling vintage on etsy is that everybody and their cousins are selling vintage also, it is really hard to get noticed, I started out selling handmade jewelry but that is even worse. I'm not giving up though.
Have a wonderful day, Nan.

*Peace*Love*Serenity*
www.uniquelynan.etsy.com
**Love Vintage**


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karla
True Blue Farmgirl

1308 Posts

karla
Pella Iowa
USA
1308 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2011 :  05:52:38 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I will add it to my blog & see if that gets you some traffic.
http://rua2j-grammysheirlooms.blogspot.com/

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

http://rua2j-grammysheirlooms.blogspot.com/
http://farmmade.com/index.php?option=com_ixxocart&Itemid=9&p=catalog&mode=vendor&parent=0&mid=0&search_in=all&search_str=&vid=88&pg=a
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UniquelyNan
Farmgirl in Training

18 Posts

Nan
Piedmont S.C.
USA
18 Posts

Posted - Jul 07 2011 :  05:59:17 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you so much Karla! That would be wonderful..and so nice of you too. Thanks again, Nan.

*Peace*Love*Serenity*
www.uniquelynan.etsy.com
**Love Vintage**


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countrynmore
True Blue Farmgirl

1973 Posts

Sharon
CA
USA
1973 Posts

Posted - Jul 26 2011 :  08:16:13 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
karla, like your blog. I am now a follower. Those recipes sound so delicious.

www.mycountryapron.com
http://www.etsy.com/shop/countrynmore2
www.countrynmore.com
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Pasthyme
True Blue Farmgirl

99 Posts

Gail
Mountain View AR
99 Posts

Posted - Jul 26 2011 :  08:17:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I make and sell vintage style clothing at the Ozark Folk Center. I also make things for the gift shop including lots of bonnets,hats, crochet rag rugs, coiled rag baskets, and whatever I think will sell (mostly from fabric). I teach a 1 hour class in crochet rug making. In Feb. I am scheduled to teach a class on coiled fabric baskets. I also teach music--dulcimer & guitar.

To learn a new skill or see what a bunch of crafters are doing, visit the Ozark Folk Center (great vacation destination) in Mt. View, AR.

www.pasthymesfashions.webs.com
www.ozarkfolkcenter.com
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carycamille
True Blue Farmgirl

163 Posts

Camille
Cathlamet Washington
USA
163 Posts

Posted - Jul 26 2011 :  8:11:09 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm selling food rotation systems, freeze-dried food, and emergency supplies.

www.thriveforlife.shelfreliance.com
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