Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Joy of Meeting Your Customers!

"Vivienne" on a very happy owner!

It has been a whirlwind for the last two weeks. The opening of the Fine Craft Studios at Studios on the Park has been nothing short of exhilarating!

I have currently been devoting my energy to re-creating some knitted hats that have been my bread and butter for many years. I had gotten tired of making them so I stopped. When I picked up the needles again, my fingers remembered what my brain had forgotten. The joy of seeing a knitted piece, no matter how simple, come to fruition, was something I had lost in the last couple of years.

For me, one of the best parts of selling out of a brick and mortar shop is that I get to see my customers face (yes... their real live face!) as they try on their hats, primp in front of a mirror and decide whether the hat is for them. There is nothing quite like a woman with hat attitude. When she knows she looks good. When it makes her happy to have a hat sitting on her head. When she knows eyes are turned to see what she is wearing. and for me..., this is something I rarely get to see because I was primarily selling online. There is also the little added joy of not having to package a beautiful hat up for shipping.

Here are some pics of recent purchases by women that were happy. Did their purchase make them happy? You bet it did!
Black & White Pigtail hat!

Inca "Fields" finds a beautiful head!

My brooch has found a new home!

Another PigTail Hat!

Art For Your Head "Lys Noir" - Look at that smile!

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