Welcome to Made by Mummy Markets

Made by Mummy Markets was born in early 2016. I aim to curate high quality, diverse Arts & Craft fairs; showcasing the amazing talents of mothers. I feel passionately about helping, not just mums, but women in general to develop their business skills to match their creative genius. Turning hobbies into home made businesses that make more money than they cost! So I run a training programme and e-commerce website along side the craft fairs.

I love going to art exhibitions and craft fairs. They can be inspiring and spectacular. They can also be bland and tacky. In my mind there is a big difference between Arts & Crafts Fairs and what I call 'gift fairs'. Don't get me wrong they both have a place and I can appreciate the work that goes into all of the items on sale. But, as a customer and a maker, I crave seeing products made with skill and finesse beyond mass produced parts that someone has carefully stuck together themselves. That's not quite the type of handmade that I am looking for.

I am sometimes disappointed at craft fairs by high stall fees/commission, and mediocre marketing. Long opening hours with early set up times and meager footfalls made craft fairs for me as a mum who makes a bit of a non-starter. So I decided to give it a go myself. My working background in museums includes lots of event planning and marketing, so I have the skills. I have two amazing children, so I understand many of the pressures facing mums today.

I hope Made by Mummy Markets provides a place for us all to network, thrive and be inspired. Check out the Events page for training and fairs.


from Samantha,
founder of Made by Mummy Markets

Samantha Jennings

As seen in...

Talk - Saturday 15th July 2017

Making social media work for your small business

An introduction to using Facebook and Twitter for your small business; top tips and the do’s and don’ts from Samantha Jennings, founder of Made by Mummy Markets. I can help you to increase your reach, increase your followers and show you how to stop 'wasting' your valuable time on social media. 

Talk - Saturday 19th August 2017

Marketing your small business - press coverage and advertising

Press coverage is an important part of marketing your business, but it takes time and skill to get those column inches. During this informal talk I will share with you my hints and tips and give you a good understanding of how to communicate with your audiences and the press. 

Past Events

Previous Talk - Thursday 25th May 2017

Cloud Accounting for Crafters

Head in the Clouds? As crafts people we often put off the 'boring bits' of our businesses. They take time away from the fun, making, bits we enjoy. But if you're running a business, not a hobby, making money is a key part of your business and time should be spent managing that.

Previous Market - Sunday 14th May 2017

May Market

A market place of 25 dynamic and diverse craft stalls and suppliers. Stall holders are all carefully selected to ensure a high quality of craft and as little overlap in product type/styles as possible.

Previous Workshop - Sunday 2nd April 2017

The Art of Display & the Science of Selling

Making your wonderful products is only the first step to successful stall at any craft fair. How you display your stock can make the difference between a few admirers of your work passing by and customers stopping to buy one of your creations.

Previous Talk - Saturday 25th March 2017

Making social media work for your small business with Samantha Jennings

An informal introduction to Facebook and Twitter for people using these media to promote their businesses. Samantha is a mum of two living in Northallerton, the founder of Made by Mummy Markets and has a strong background working in museums and visitor attractions, of which the use of social media is a key part.

Previous Market - Sunday 19th March 2017

Luxury Wedding Fair

A unique mix of wedding essentials and hand made embellishments to create the wedding of your dreams

Previous Talk - Saturday 25th February 2017

Marketing your small business - press coverage & advertising

Press coverage is an important part of marketing your business, but it takes time and skill to get those column inches. 

During this informal talk I will share with you my hints and tips and give you a good understanding of how to communicate with your audiences and the press. Importantly I will cover the difference between advertising and press coverage, and how to go about getting both. 

Previous Workshop - Thursday 22nd December 2016

Mums Work Christmas Party

As a stay at home mum AND a self employed person I find myself missing the Office Christmas Party. Shocking I know, but does any one else feel that way? 

Previous Talk - Saturday 19th November 2016

Basic Book Keeping with Sam Plumpton

A not scary introduction to the basics of keeping financial records for your small business.