The Junior League held their annual silent auction to support the endowment fund last Tuesday. Last year a donated a hand knit purse. This year I decided to make a teddy bear since the one I made for our house was such a hit. I combined the bear with a pair of pj's and a couple nice bedtime stories. (btw, the book "Guess How Much I Love You" is soooo adorable)
The bear was well received, but I was told that I shouldn't have shrink-wrapped the basket because the bear appeared "store-bought." Their was a very poor turn-out the night of the auction due to a bad snow storm, so there were more silent auction items than bidders. The basket ended up selling for $30, which was just a little more than I spent on the items. That's too bad as I thought it could've gone for at least $50. But, I got a chance to bid low on some great items for myself, so it all evens out.