Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The Market & Giving Tuesday

My Plum Pudding Market went amazingly well. I'm pretty proud of the turnout and all of the shopping bags I saw filled with locally made, hand crafted goodies.

The market was put together on a shoestring budget with $0 advertising dollars. Relying on social media, word of mouth, and vendors committed to spreading the word. Selecting vendors with quality goods made the event easier to promote... but it was still hard work.

The artisans and makers were amazing and I think that everyone had a pretty great day. Most requested a repeat next year.... so if you missed it you may have another chance in 2015 :P

This Saturday I'll be at Applefest Lodge Retirement Residence in Brighton 10am-3pm if you need something silly before next year.

Finally, today is 'Giving Tuesday'. After the mad shopping that took place between Black Friday and Cyber Monday, today we focus on giving. If you hop over to my facebook page I have a little giveaway going on today in celebration.


  1. Though I did not know it was Giving Tuesday, (new to me), I sent a huge bundle of clothing to our homeless veterans after spending $105 at the Salvation Army. The manager gave me a "deal" so the money went farther than it's original amount. It feels good to help our homeless veterans and I can't imagine how they got there in the first place. Though I love my country, we are a bit far-sited.

  2. I just found your blog after seeing one of your fairy villages on Pinterest. I love your work, and look forward to seeing more!