Thursday, 7 December 2017

THIS WEEKEND : Crafty Fox Peckham

In what feels like the blink of an eye, it's December and also time for my LAST Christmas market, THIS WEEKEND! Eeep! If you're in the Big Smoke on Sunday, I'll be at the wonderful Crafty Fox Market in Peckham from 11-5pm, alongside SO MANY other amazing makers.

It's been a crazy few weeks and I've loved almost every minute (there are always a few melt downs and ugly cries this time of year!) but one thing is for sure... YOU GUYS RULE! Thank you all for keeping me a busy elf and I promise I'm happy dancing when I'm packing every order that comes through! Here's a to a few more before Santa too... 18 sleeps!

Have a lovely rest of week and I hope to see some of you at Crafty Fox on Sunday!


Thursday, 30 November 2017

It's business time... Small Business Saturday time!

YAY! It's Small Business Saturday this weekend so I thought I'd take a moment to write a little blog post with some links to some brilliant gift ideas, lists and events. So hopefully this waffle will help you if you're looking for some inspiration and lots of small businesses and indies to support this weekend!

First up, I thought I'd share Toby Cat's Pinterest board, which he worked very hard on setting up last week, you might have seen my post on social media but in case you missed it Toby started pinning gift ideas from all of his fave small businesses and creatives to help inspire you all, as well help us small business folk to do more happy dances.

Rumour has it Pegs will be adding to it over the coming weeks too so pop over to Pinterest, I'm Sunshine Jo over there, and you can see what else they pin!

As well as Pinterest being AMAZING at inspiring and unearthing plenty of indie gifts this Christmas, there are some brilliant directories out there too, such as the shiny new 2017 Blog & Buy Sale Wishlist and Crafty Fox Market's Shopping with Soul Directory.

These directories are both JAM PACKED with beautiful gifts and ideas from a bunch of brilliant makers so make sure you pay a visit to both sites with a notebook, pen... and your purse!

If you like to go out and about to support your local shops and creatives this weekend is also the PERFECT time to get out there as it coincides with many Etsy Made Local fairs across the UK. 

"Etsy Made Local is a national, community-led initiative celebrating the makers, collectors and artisans in local communities across the UK. From St Ives to Aberdeen, cities and towns will be participating in this weekend event connecting Christmas shoppers with local Etsy communities."

Read more about the weekend over on the Etsy Made Local site, where you can also find your nearest event! 

This year I will be selling at TWO Etsy Made Local fairs and I can't bloody wait! First up is Cambridge Made's Christmas Fair, which runs for three days from Thursday 30th November to Saturday 2nd December. I will be there with my stall of Sunshine on THURSDAY & FRIDAY!

Then on Sunday 3rd December I will be back in Norwich for Etsy Made Local at Norwich Makers Market. I had such a wonderful time last weekend taking part in their Winter Market and can't wait to return for this event too!

If you're local to Cambridge or Norwich and will be in town for the fairs please do pop in to say Hello. There are so many wonderful stall holders at each fair, who will be ready to greet you with a wave and a smile.

Hopefully that gives you plenty of inspiration and ways to start shopping small this weekend, if you haven't already begun. One last thing before I go,  if you happen to visit any of the Hello Sunshine shops for your shopping between now and midnight on Saturday be sure to use the code below for a cheeky 10% off and surprise freebie!