Welcome to our Virtual Craft Market!

Make yourself comfortable and browse a variety of handmade items by local craftspeople. It’s more important than ever to support small independent businesses!

If you have any questions or wish to purchase an item, all you need to do is comment on the post/photo, or contact the seller through direct messaging. You and the seller can then arrange payment, delivery, personalisation options etc. directly. Please note that Braintree Community Centre will not be involved in any transactions.

The market will remain active until 5pm on Sunday 13th December. Thank you for being here with us, and we hope you enjoy seeing the great items on offer!


Hi, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Mandie and I run Cookie-Monster-Crafts as my hobby. I design printed baby vests, t-shirts, bibs etc. I also have elf isolation vinyl transfers for your jars made to order. Personalized baubles and sanitizer bottles made to order.

My Facebook page is Cookie Monster Crafts. Feel free to browse and message me any enquiries. Please ask for prices if not shown on photos. Payment through bank transfer or PayPal on placing your order with me. Collection is Fairview estate in Braintree.

Retro and Vintage Inspirationss

Hi, my name’s Kerry and I love retro and vintage. I love the 1950s.

Most of my handmade gifts are based on retro. I love pin-up and love the music.

KT’s Crafty Gifts

Hi, we handmake:
Flower bears
Flower boxes
Chocolate/sweet bouquets
Bauble wreaths
Flower letters

Goodheart Creates

Hi, I’m Alice and I own GoodheartCreates. I, like many, started a small business during the first lockdown. I am a disabled crafter and specialise in Resin products such as initial key rings, coasters, jewellery and much more!

I use mica powder, metallic flakes and real pressed flowers in my products. I accept custom orders, and always love making people’s ideas into products!

Thank you for taking the time to read about my business, feel free to contact me if you have any questions

The Pebble Family

Hi I’m Max. I have recently started creating personalised pebble art.

I can create any design, add any message and any names. I create for all occasions not just for Christmas gifts, so if you have a birthday, anniversary or a baby due I can create a design for you. Favourite hobby or theme too.

Please message me for a unique gift for a loved one or for yourself. Thankyou.

Betty’s Bits n Bobs

Hi, I am a self taught quilter and this is my hobby. I love producing quilts and I find it extremely therapeutic, especially after a long week at work.

I am more than happy to take orders and these can be personalised if required.

I am also now looking at car accessories as well, such as dog beds/mats as well as seatbelt pads again, all can be personalised.


All items made from used horseshoes.

Items can be made from your horse’s own shoes at no extra cost (P&P extra).

Botanica Stitches

Hi, I’m Ieva and I love making and wearing scrunchies! I am an NHS keyworker and making scrunchies is one of my favourite hobbies!

I love up-cycling and being sustainable, therefore most of my scrunchies are made using thrifted fabrics or purchased from local small businesses (let’s support each other!).

You will find satin, velvet, funky and simple scrunchies, these can be made as oversized scrunchies or smaller to suit your hair. All orders come wrapped in pink tissue paper and ribbon, and a thank you note or a card (with a special message if you’d like).

Thank you so much for checking out my products, and feel free to use my Etsy link to order ❤️

Lucy in the Sky

Lucy in the Sky – based in Halstead, Essex.

Handmade personalised bespoke clay ornaments and keepsake gifts for you or a loved one.

HotCocoa Eco Living

HotCocoa Eco Living stocks home decor and gifts that are Kind To Nature or Inspired By Nature. Selling eco essentials that are made from beautiful natural materials and making eco living affordable, accessible, and beautiful, alongside home decor that’s inspired by nature and helps you bring the outside in. Lots of gift sets perfect for the consumer who wants beauty as well as sustainability.

The brand itself was borne following a health diagnosis which meant Ella had to think outside the box of what her body was physically capable of, and the home studio has grown with passion ever since, together with the help of her trusty studio pup Lola and the wonderful HotCocoa family – its a brand full to the brim with love, come join the community, and tell your friends! #thinkbigshopsmall