Wednesday, July 22, 2009

To market, to market . . .

Our Wednesday market was a resounding success! We welcomed three different teams to the Clarkston Community Center. Each item purchased returns money to the refugee woman who created it.

We sold gorgeous afghans, throws, and doilies. We have beautiful baby blankets, too!
Our necklaces are always a big hit.People flocked to the rotating necklace display.
Our baby dolls with crocheted clothing and blankets attract young buyers.We still have a lot of winter knits -- sweaters, scarves, and caps. This red and gold beret found a new home!The knitting/crocheting class makes 100% cotton dishcloths -- great for scrubbing. You can bleach them, wash and dry them, or put them in the top rack of your dishwasher. And no bacteria!Sets of placemats and napkins are so cute!
Our aprons with large patchwork pockets can be used for cooking or gardening. Super cool!The market bags always sell well. They are made of recycled or donated fabric, and they replace plastic grocery sacks. We've joined the green scene.Every Wednesday afternoon during the summer, we open our market. It's been amazing to watch the generosity of buyers. I wish they could see the smiles of gratitude when we give our refugee women envelopes filled with money.

One woman took her envelope, opened it, then gazed at me in shock. "Now," she said, "now I can eat!"

1 comment:

hannah lu said...

Will the market be open next Wednesday? I would like to come... If so where and what time?

Thanks Hannah Lucas