In this installment of Meet Some Good Peeps, you'll meet Tracey Briffett Hayley of Sealed With a Kiss. She has been a regular vendor at Some Good Market and always brings lots of helpers. She is also the mommy of the original Some Good Baby!
Q: Where are you from?
A: I am from Newfoundland, born and raised. Moved away for a bit but longed to come home every moment.
Q: Why do you do what you do?
A: I felt as though it was important for every Newfoundlander to be able to afford to wear a piece of Sealskin, so I created a product so that they could, on any budget.
Q: Who/what inspires you (in relation to your craft)?
A: I was inspired by my rich sealing/fishing ancestry. As a granddaughter of a Sealer, I am inspired by family.
Q: What is your favourite part of your craft/process? What takes the longest?
A: My favorite part of my craft has to be hand carving of the fur for each and every piece. It provides me with a form of mediation and self-satisfaction to see each unique creation.
Q: What do you think craft means to NL?
A: Craft represents NL as a province and as a people, unique and beautiful
Q: Words to live by?
A:... there is nothing that you can't do, if your heart desires.
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: We have 3 dogs. All toy poodles. Our oldest, Molly, is 17. Our youngest is Jerry Springer, 13 and Kinder Surpize is in the middle at 14 years.
A: Our home is also blessed with 3 beautiful children, ages 9, 7 and 16 months. Constantly keeping us entertained and smiling.
Q: What is your favourite food?
A: My favorite food HAS to be my mom's special Mac and Cheese, with her secret ingredient. Mmmmmm!
Please visit her website at www.sealedwithakiss.ca or like her FB Page, "Sealed with a Kiss". Or come and visit at Some Good Market!