When you have a big party at home, unless your a family of 20, you never have enough plates and cutlery from your own kitchen cupboard. I mean why would you need to?! And I Hate with a capital H disposable plastic plates and cutlery, so for our upcoming birthday shenanigans, I looked into other options and have sort of compromised…. Plates made out of sugar cane which are quite sturdy in fact and wooden cutlery. Now I’m still not a massive fan of both, but its what you do with them that counts!
Last night I was decorating the cutlery. I bought packs of 18 pieces for £1 from dotcomgiftshop.com (which by the way is an amazing website with loads of vintage ideas).
Then I wrapped washi tape around the ends of each one. I will eventually tie each set up with parcel string and a napkin. Simple way to add a bit of love to your special event!
Who are we?
I’m Becky, a 30 something mama of two, from West London and I run this creative little business together with my mum Wendy.
When covid landed on our doorstep in 2020, one thing we did to help encourage sales of our craft kits, was create the Shop Small Christmas Gift Catalogue. We posted it out to thousands of homes, advertising gift ideas, all sold from small businesses, including my own, encouraging people to shop small at Christmas.
I loved helping other companies, I wondered about converting our catalogue into an in-person event.
So in summer 2022, we hosted out first ever pop-up market in Westfield shopping centre, encouraging the nation to shop from small businesses. I absolutely loved meeting so many inspiring business owners and helping them increase exposure and sales, it’s made me want to organise more events. It’s naturally turned into a business itself, hosting in person shopping events, helping diversify the high street with products from small businesses.
As a product selling business owner myself selling a range of craft kits, I know full well how hard it can be to generate a regular income and to keep the business going especially with big brands dominating the high street
From my own experience I’ve found if you have a good product, selling in person can be such a beneficial way to get your stock off the shelves and into the hands of your ideal customer. I’m passionate about helping small businesses thrive and the I Do Handmade Pop-Ups will hopefully do exactly that.