Monday, June 22, 2009

Berkhamsted's Bumps Babes & Beyond Fayre Takes off!

Flat car batteries, new babies due feeds and little ones waiting to be taken to schools and nurseries did not deter the sellers from setting up their wonderful wares from very early on the morning of our premier fayre. With the beautiful Main Hall of Berkhamsted's Town Hall buzzing with anticipation and excitement, us sellers had no idea who would be coming to our very first Bumps, Babes & Beyond Fayre. In the run up to the fayre it did seem that every notice board, toddler group, junior school and High Street shop had a flyer or knew about it (apologies to all those mums who were approached with a flyer on numerous occasions!!). We could never have imagined how many of you would come and support us, a huge thank you to you all.
Busy setting up in the beautiful Main hall's gorgeously bright and colourful display of fun and funky clothes and toys.

Millsy Designs' fabulous personalised towels, flannels and aprons - and an extremely well behaved and patient young man helping out his mummy on the stall!

Our resident beauty therapist (everyone should have one!) offered mini pamper sessions alongside her VIE at home products and party bookings.

Some of the lovely raffle prizes all donated by our sellers. All raffle winners have been contacted. Well done to the winners! We raised £244.04 in total for the Pepper Foundation - thank you everyone for buying raffle tickets and for having your face painted!
Rose from re:create offered craft sessions downstairs in the re:create studios.

Lollipop cloth nappies - great for the environment and money saving too!

Pete's Poppies and their beautiful bouquet display

Thirtyfive Flowers' stall - so pretty and cheery - a riot of colour and fabulous fabrics

Nevie-pie Cakes sold out of all her delicious offerings - no surprises there - look at these delights!

Katy Leigh's beautifully handpainted ceramics and handmade cards

We had a drawing table for the children, seen here with a few of our 'More than a Papa's'!

Coup de Chocolat's amazing handmade chocolates and the very popular fresh strawberries coated with Olivia's delicious melted chocolate.....mmmm yummy.

Mini Mills' original designs including lovingly handmade blankets, booties, lavender hearts and hand knitted corsages.

Kirsty MacDonald Designs' lovely Batik silk scarves and cards

A colour explosion from Rockabye Baby, Emma's expression says it all as we race against time to set up.
super stripy rail

Isla B Baby's Becky and latest addition, 6 day old Finlay!
Gorgeous handmade burp cloths, changing mats, wipes, bedding, Princess and the Pea beds, Tinkle Tents and so much more, all beautifully coordinated in stunning fabrics.

Heartfelt Handmade's display of beautifully hand stitched name banners, quirky Tooth/Sleep Fairy Monsters and mighty useful Hair Clip Holders.
All these cute toothy monsters found new homes to go to!

Finally a massive thank you to all our tireless volunteers who worked so hard selling raffle tickets, facepainting (the Amazing Alan was amazing!), our door man Jon who did such a fantastic job of drawing in the crowds with his gentle persuasion and EVERYONE else behind the scenes who made it all happen, THANK YOU!
Here's to our next fayre due in the Autumn, with a Christmas Fayre soon after, watch this space for news on forthcoming dates.