shop talk

play silks

 

play silks

 

play silks

 

play silks

 

play silks

 

I’ve just updated the play silk listings in the shop with our new colors…….

This silk dyeing is something that I hope will turn into a small business for the girls. I really love the idea of a real business experience for them. Talk about hands on learning, right? We used silks I had in my craft stash for the first batch, but as it sells we’re going to keep track of how much money is coming in, what is selling, and what needs to be purchased for the next round. Hello math! I’m on the lookout at the thrift store for some stainless steel pots we can dedicate for dyeing too. Mostly so we can move the process outside and away from the white kitchen counter tops!

This whole kid business thing has me thinking about money/kids/chores/allowance. We have a system that has worked pretty well for us over the years. Are you interested in hearing about it? What works at your house? 

And one last thing before I forget….. we’re offering a play silk giveaway on the lovely blog, feather+anchor. Do take a peek!

 

(ps – sorry for the pre-coffee bad shop link. it’s all good now!) 

6 thoughts on “shop talk

  1. Good for them! I remember earning all my money as a child and I think it’s a good lesson for any person. Will definitely be checking out your etsy site as several of our silks just went through the dryer with a purple crayon… sigh.

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  2. We share a lot of thoughts on kids & money! I will be pulling together a post next week, just for fun. And "oh-no" on the purple crayon….. sigh. Some days are like that I suppose. Gum is another fun oops to be left in pockets!

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  3. I am def interested in hearing about your $ systems. I just watched Col count out $11.87 today (most of it in coins) for a slingshot at the hardware store, while a long line waited patiently.

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  4. I love hearing others allowance ideas. I think we’ve finally settled on something that seems to work for us. And my oldest wants very badly to have her own business. She’s got an etsy shop with her sister and cousin, the only problem is the actual making of things to sell. She loves the idea of running a business though, maybe I should just let her run mine and I’ll do all the making 🙂

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  5. Oh good! I look forward to sharing how we do things. Have the girls brainstormed ideas of things to make? Book marks, friendship bracelets? I've seen some really neat mixed media style post cards with sewn on bits and paint & such. So many great ideas out there 🙂

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