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Last Saturday I participated in my first outdoor country market. Simply put, it was magic. And even though I've done markets before, it's been quite a while (a year nearly) since my last market and I think I lost my knack!
I think the things I love about markets is the sociability. The interaction with other stall holders and the connection with those that come to wander. I had some lovely comments thrown my way and I gobbled them up and will keep them as confidence boosters when I get a crafty slump. One lady in particular made such a lovely comment about the quality of my goods, my fabric choices and of course my mum piped in that I make all the products myself and look after my two adorable children. Kudos mum!
I think that's the magic of a market. Sure it's nice to sell things on line or stock you wares in shops, but seeing someone's face light up because they buy a key fob and realise that they wont lock their keys in the car anymore (well i hope not), or they find a perfect little gift for a grandchild, or even a little something for themselves. Well, it makes my day.
I was delighted to pick up a bag of local fresh apples, chestnuts we roasted the next day and some lovely hand made soap. I also scored the most amazing vintage platter for the stellar price of $6 thanks to my mum yet again.
Do you love markets and what do you love about them?
*my made it shop is now open again after a long vacation, but I'm slowly adding items on!