I Make Fun Stuff was born out of a need for craft markets that are different from your average “craft fair”
Starting in November 2009 Jess and Chris organised their first market in Gallery One of the Town Hall in Ipswich. 10 eager stallholders pitched up to sell their wares, make new contacts and promote their work. We started small, friends and people we knew wanted to get involved and we were lucky because it worked! People came, they bought and it was a great success.
We did it again but this time with 25 stallholders the following April and then did out first Street Market on St Peter’s Street in Ipswich in June 2009. We launched the Ip-Art Festival and have done it every summer and every Christmas ever since, growing a little bit each time and finding new and interesting stallholders as we grow and improve.
As time has gone on we have held strong to our vision of what we want our markets to be about. We pride ourselves on our selection process, carefully picking unique stallholders who make original and innovative products appealing to a wide audience.
If you are an artist or crafts person we expect your work to be individual, of a high quality, well made, not mass produced and have a diverse range of items.