Yesterday we had a stall at the Chalfont Crafty Collective’s Vintage & Handmade Fair with Macmillan Coffee morning at St Peter’s Parish Church Hall in the lovely Chalfont St Peter, not too far from home! We were supposed to have taken part in the first ever Chalfont Crafty Collective Fair earlier in the year, but I ended up having to cancel last minute due to ill health.
The fair started off a little slow, probably due to the rain and the early start of 9am (apparently no-one rises before 11am in Chalfont St Peter), but once we got to 10am, things picked up and we ended up having a fairly good day!
Lots of people came in and enjoyed tea, coffee and lovely homemade cakes and I heard this morning that £101.58 was raised for Macmillan Cancer Support! Read more about the world’s biggest coffee morning here: https://coffee.macmillan.org.uk/
We look forward to the Christmas Fair at the same venue on 17th December!
Sadly this is our last week at the Herts Craft Collective at Battlers Green Farm in Radlett! It has been a pleasure to exhibit our wares in the barn over the last 4 months, but now we feel it is time to look for other local opportunities. I didn’t really feel I had the time to commit to getting over there regularly enough to keep on top of restocking and display etc.
A big thank you to Suzanne for allowing us to rent some space there since mid-March!
This weekend we took part in the Chorleywood Village Day on Chorleywood Common. It was our first year there and we know the Village always turns out to support local events as we have done the Christmas Evening and are regulars at Clement Danes School Christmas Fair.
We got off to a rocky start after we arrived at our pitch and realised we had left our table and gazebo sides at home, plus one of the water filled weights for the gazebo had a puncture and had leaked in the car! Anyway, Clive drove home (only 5 mins away!) to retrieve forgotten items.
The event started at 12 noon and before we knew it was buzzing with people! Unfortunately our pitch position was not favourable. We were near the entrance/exit, sandwiched between, surrounded by and slightly obscured by charity stalls, while all the other retail type stalls (jewellery, clothing, candles etc) were down in the middle of the action, near the stage where various performances were taking place. Anyway, we did feed this back to the organisers at the end and said we would like to return next year…in a better spot ☺
We did okay, but I think we can do a lot better next year! The visitors we did have were really enthusiastic about our natural skincare and I’m really glad we sold some of our new Mango and Hemp Miracle Butter because it’s amazing!