Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Craft show time of year

Yep its that time of the year where I am up to my ears in noodles!

I usually try to do a couple of local craft shows during the 
holiday season.

 My pre-Thanksgiving customers are usually buying noodles in hopes of turning that turkey carcass into soup.


After Thanksgiving the orders start to come in from people wanting noodles for gifts or holiday dinners.
One lady buys a few bags to put in her adult childrens stockings!


This year my roasted red pepper noodles were a big seller.



I made a few batches into bow tie pasta.



My pasta cutter is old and did not cut very sharp lines.
I spent way to much time on them one Saturday afternoon.
But they did sell!

The decorated jars of jelly and apple butter I added to my display sold really well.



The few jars I have left will be given away as last minute gifts
that always seem to be needed.

This year the grandson got into all of the noodle making business.


He was actually quite the little helper.

I think though he is ready for grandma to be done cranking out noodles!

And grandma is ready too!

Liz
















21 comments:

  1. I wish I lived close to you!!! Great gifts.....homemade pasta???? sigh**...and YUM!!

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    1. Its really not that hard! You should give it a try!

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  2. Wow . . . what a talent . . .
    The red pepper noodles sound wonderful!
    I like that little helper too!

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    1. The little helper likes to eat them just as much as he likes to make them! :)

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  3. Congrats on your success selling your noodles and jellies! That is so cool you are able to make your own pasta!

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    1. Thank you! We have fun making them!

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  4. I have been waiting for your noodle post, now I know the holidays have begun! Everything looks wonderful, no wonder you sell out.

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    1. lol..Thats kind of how I feel when I start making them!

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  5. Your little jars of jelly look so cute. So glad you had such good success with your sales. Your grandson looks so cute helping out.

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    1. Thanks! The grandson loves helping me in the kitchen!

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  6. Liz I would love to try that bow tie pasta recipe. I have only ever made regular noodles. Congrats to a good sale too.

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    1. I will post the recipes my next entry!

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  7. I didn't know you did this - cool. Good luck at the shows.

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    1. Thanks! I only have one more to go!

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  8. I've never dried noodles to package. How long does it take?

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    1. I usually let them dry on the racks for 24 hours. After I bad them I leave the bags open on the counter until the day of the show or delivery.

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  9. Looks like fun and I bet they sell well! Cute helper too!

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    1. I think my helper is a cutie too! :)

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  10. Looks like fun and I bet they sell well! Cute helper too!

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  11. You weren't kidding with the "oodles" of noodles! They look great all hanging there for drying. The jars of preserves look so cute with the cinnamon tags. Your grandson will have to create his own signature noodles to sell alongside yours ;)
    Wendy

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    1. lol..I never thought about that! Good idea!

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