When No One Bought Anything From This Mum’s Holiday Craft Stall, Her Son Saved The Day

With some help from the internet!

By Alexia Dellner, 06 December 2016
When No One Bought Anything From This Mum’s Holiday Craft Stall, Her Son Saved The Day

Bring out the tissues, because this lovely story of a son enlisting the help of social media to support his mum might just bring a tear to your eye. 

When mum Figen brought her handmade knitted toys and decorations to her local Christmas craft fair in Manchester, she was left utterly disappointed when none of her products seemed to sell. After selling just TWO items throughout the whole day, Figen texted her son Martyn to reveal how disheartened she was, even saying that she was considering giving up knitting altogether. 

Martin was heartbroken that his mum hadn’t sold her beautiful crafts, and posted a picture of her stall on social media.

'My mum has set up her own stall at a craft fair and has messaged me to say she hasn't sold anything yet and my heart is breaking,' he wrote on Twitter.

But don't worry - this story has a happy ending! 

People started messaging Martyn asking to buy some of his mum's creations and when Martyn posted a link to his mum's online shop, the offers quickly began to flood in. Within an hour she had sold nine products!

Mum Figen was delighted by the response, texting her son to say that the response 'was nice and motivating.'

Speaking the Metro, Martyn said: "She sews and knits for therapeutic reasons. She’s a counsellor and she believes that being creative is good for the soul – it’s advice she often gives her clients."

She may be on to something - a recent study revealed that people who participate in arts and crafts feel happier, calmer and more energetic.

Martyn added that, "she seemed a bit deflated/surprised there was so little interest, especially as it was handmade and she’d put a lot of work into it." 

Happily, Figen has now sold most of her products online! No, that's not a tear in our eye - it's just dust, we swear...