I mentioned Ashlyn and Vicki Henderson in my most recent article on Georgetown Market Days. Ashlyn and Vicki were kind enough to give me a few minutes of their time to talk about their business, Sweet Seven Designs.
Ashlyn makes soap and Sweet Seven Designs is the business she founded to sell that soup. She started Sweet Seven Designs so she could earn a little extra spending money and two years later she is still going strong. She sells her soap at Market Days and she has an Etsy account she uses as well. Oh, I forgot to mention that she started this when she was seven years old and now she is nine. Impressive.
Mom, Vickie, tells the story like this: Ashlyn needed to find a way to earn some extra cash. She didn’t want to do chores around the house as Vickie proposed so Vicki offered another solution. Ashlyn had just learned how to make soap along with some of her friends and so Vickie suggested that making and selling soap would be the way to go. Ashlyn liked the idea and they immediately set to work to bring this idea into the market place. I am just amazed at the strong entrepreneurial spirit that is on display in this little girl.
This would be a great story just as it is but the soaps are just terrific. They look and smell great and would dress up any bathroom. Ashlyn is making a quality product. Now she is branching out into doll couture. There are some great examples on the video. If you have a doll that needs some new outfits then you need to check in with Ashlyn and Vicki.
I said it before and I’ll say it again, this is America at its finest and it is right here at our finger tips. Ashlyn is a captain of industry and she is only nine years old.
If you would like to learn more about how to get a hold of some of Ashlyn’s Soap or doll clothes, check out her Etsy page and her Facebook page. The entrepreneurial spirit runs deep in this family as mom heads up Arts Avenue for Kids which is a Christian theater, dance and music studio for children right here in Georgetown.