One of the things I love about what I do is dressing up my customers, being able to see my work embodied and come alive. Every Saturday from April to October, I sell my work at the Salt Spring Saturday Market.
Some of the sweetest moments I have selling my work are when the kids arrive at my booth and find something they love.
Like this little man who loved the vest from the moment his folks put in on him. It had to be a garment with pockets, and the first vest I offered had only one pocket which was terribly confusing for the other little hand wanting one too! Once he got the 2 pocketed vest on, he would not take his hands out of his pockets and would not take this Recycled Cashmere vest woff. And, oh my gosh, his tiny converse and pink polo and tiny jeans – so handsome!
This little beauty was travelling from Holland – I couldn’t speak Dutch and she couldn’t speak English so she just smiled when we got it right with the universal spontaneous language of pleasure and happiness. Off went another Birdie in Cowgirl Boots into the world!
Sometimes at the market we vendors trade with one another – it is a great perk for anyone who makes things by hand for a living. The treasures, handmade quality, and for the unusual unique designs – it is fun fun fun! So here is one of my friend Julie MacKinnon‘s (of whom I was raving about in my last post) daughters sporting part of late season trade. Gorgeous!
And sometimes I am lucky enough to spot one of my pieces in the fray of market goers walking by – or in this case carried by.
These gals had so many cuffs to choose from and loved trying each pair on for size. Too sweet! After a time and they settled on their favourite.