The YAY Story
HEY! I’m Kate!
I had this crazy, creative and colourful idea of following my dreams whilst juggling being a mum to my one small bean – but very soon, there’ll be two! Yay! Go big or go home, right?!
Here’s the story behind The YAY Makers and why I love what I do...
The concept of The YAY Makers came from my love of everything handmade.
In 2011, I launched a craft and vintage market in Aberdeen called ‘The March Hare Market’. We strived to deliver an event that showcased the amazing talent within the North East of Scotland and gave people a “handmade home” where they could visit each month and shop for quality products.
I did this for 4 years and I learnt a lot! I also met some fantastically talented people and made some really great friends.
The time came when my partner and I had to up sticks and move to the bright lights of Edinburgh – and sadly that was the end of my market days.
Over the next few years I began a new career, had a baby and got married. With all that going on, I seemed to lose momentum with my handmade love-affair. It wasn't until I became a stay at home mum that the fire started to ignite again. I started to toy with the idea of progressing what I had started in Aberdeen - but in an all new way that meant I could still be a hands-on mum!
Hello The Yay Makers...
So, this is where we are today - the wonderful things I learnt from my market event days have taken me back down the path of all things handmade – yay! But this time with a wonderfully new spin - and I am all too excited to be sharing it with you all!
I produce colourful, creative monthly subscription boxes that support talented makers and deliver happiness to YOU! And that’s why I LOVE what I do!