News - The joys of shopping with crafts people this Christmas

Sunday 25th September 2016 - 3 years ago

With just two weeks to go until the Autumn Art's Market, and only 91 days until Christmas, how organised do you feel? 

Not very...Don't worry, I am here to help. 

At the Market you will find gifts-piration for all of the family. Many of the homemade and handmade goods on offer are one offs or are made to order. So to avoid missing that perfect gift come to the market armed with your Christmas Shopping List. 

I've even made a template for you. which you can download here

Christmas Shopping Gifts-piration List
21 Amazing Makers could be on your list

If like me, you love to window shop, you can scroll back through the Meet the Maker posts on Facebook and pick out your favorite items in advance. 

Not only could you then enjoy the build up to Christmas with your shopping under control you can enjoy the warm fuzzy feeling of knowing that your hard earned cash has not lined the pockets of a mega retail giant. Instead you're helping a mum; a mum who is working hard to earn the cash that you can spend, making her businesses a success. Making dreams come true. 

And if you find that you just don't need to buy that lovely item but you'd like to support an artist or a maker on their way, buy #justacard. Give that card to a friend and spread the word about a wonderful crafts person. 

Thank you & happy shopping! 

P.S If anyone wants to colour code their list and share it on Facebook I might just love you 

P.P.S Autumn Arts Market 1pm-4pm Sunday 9th October 2016 at Thief Hall near Northallerton