Hello! It’s the middle of summer where I live in Barrie,Ontario, Canada! The days are long, the weather is hot and sticky (totally not complaining as I am NOT a fan of cold weather), and summer vendor markets are out at full force!
I absolutely LOVE doing markets, but don’t get me wrong, they are a ton of work! Prepping inventory, packing up, loading the van (thank goodness I have a loving husband who can pack the van like an epic game of tetris), crossing everything I’ve got that people come out to shop, my candles don’t melt and everything goes as planned.
I love seeing faces, new and old, making new friends with fellow makers/artisans, and meeting those of you who follow me on socials that have graciously attended to see me and check out my products! My heart is full each time I pack up and call it a day!
I also use markets to test out and preview new products. It allows me to make tweaks, or changes before a product launches. If it sells out, then I am pretty confident I can proceed to launch the product(s) as is. If the reception is so-so, then I take it back to the drawing board.
I really appreciate and listen closely to any and all feedback. Is there a scent you would love me to pour/create? An oil blend or fragrance you would like to try? I actually launched a candle “energized” last year, from a customer suggestion. She had asked me if I could make her a bergamot candle for her and a few to give as gifts. I had poured a few extra and displayed them at a holiday open house. Well, they all sold out and soon I had requests for this candle. Every candle I create has a story…wanna know about them? Ask me the next time we meet at a market. I would love to share my stories with you:)
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