Some of you may remember that last year, I spent several days preparing for the annual CEC OSC Dessert Auction to raise money for decorating the Children's Ward at the Portsmouth Navy hospital. You can click HERE to see what I made last year.
This year, I was determined to make things easy on myself. No baking. Instead, I went to the pantry and made up a couple baskets of homemade goodness.
This pint of homemade vanilla has been 'marinating' for a year and I paired it with a Seabee Cookbook and a couple of bee towels that I sewed up. It went for $50
This basket contained a dozen different jars of my jams and jellies. I was hoping it would be a good money-maker, because we all know how much time it takes (not to mention the cost involved in purchasing the fruit!). I was thrilled when it ended up selling for $175!
Overall, we raised over $2300. Next year, I am hoping to be able to donate some HONEY!