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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.
founder of Made by Mummy Markets