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Thank you Mr postman

I got rather excited as I heard the bundle of post hitting the floor this morning. I ran to the door like a kid again to see a rather cutely packaged parcel addresseD to meeee!

I was waiting for a few items I bought on eBay – my ultimate favourite shopping mall. And here it is! Washi tape; my new best friend. If you don’t have any and you’re into crafty projects, washi tape could actually change your life. It’s like a thicker sellotape but with a pattern on one side. There are thousands of designs out there, and on eBay they’re pretty cheap. I paid about £1.50 for each roll of sticky deliciousness. Use them anywhere – scrap booking, collages, canvas’ etc. stay tuned to see where il be sticking mine mwahaha excuse the pun!


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.

Want to find out more about our business journey? Click here

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