I used to make matching doll clothes for my GDDs, with their outfits I made them. They loved it.
Many want to buy such things for holiday gifts for their DD & GDDs. I found that the dog blankets are popular since many of the dogs don't fit the ones in stores. Not enough adjustments. Those little fat dogs no longer fit. They need the short back but way more belly band and deeper openings at neck on top side, longer around front for chest. So easy to make. Plus you can use "scrap" materials. Make and sell at animal swaps, etc.
Those cute little dresses....my friend used to sell them for me at her beauty shop (and my goat soaps). Those grannies bought a lot of such things. Hey, they were there & it was easy.
It takes a while to find your niche but, so doable. Just keep your eyes open for outlets. Your friend has one via HER friend. It's a network.
Bought a few. And adapted a mini horse blanket pattern...for large dogs. Foal blankets for smaller dogs. The little dogs, you pretty much have to measure and adjust the patterns you buy for the svelte ones Craft section of most pattern books.
I love the pretty thingies that hold and dispenses plastic grocery bags...can't find them in the stores any longer but will often find them at craft fairs and flea markets. Unfortunately, when I do find them they aren't in a fabric print I'd want to hang in the bathroom, where we actually use those.
There's huge money in chicken clothing if you have a website or Etsy site for marketing them...
Chicken saddles!!! Offer some gussy ones, and offer some in practical colors that won't draw attention to the bird. I think a reversible would be very practical. Denim/calico. That way the hen could dress in her Sunday best, as well as her kick around the farm garb, according to her mood!
@Beekissed Time to give those grand girls some sewing lessons. Making those plastic bag dispensers is a super easy project. They could make one for their mom, as well as every other special person in their lives. I bet, even Uncle E would like one in a manly print!