Friday, November 18, 2011

Christmas Goodies

 We were spoilt for shopping treats today at our Christmas Fayre. A big thank you to all who visited, handed out fliers, tweeted about us and spread the word. For those who couldn't make it, here's some snippets of what you missed!

Louise from Thirtyfive Flowers showed us her wonderful homespun cushions, purses, doorstops and hand printed greeting cards in her own range of printed fabrics and vintage finds too. You can also find Louise's designs on display at The Upstairs Gallery, above the Post Office on Berkhamsted High St.

New to the More Than A Mama fayres was Claire Smith's super soft hand knitted chunky scarves, hats and gloves for children and grown ups alike.

The Dolls Garden, also a newbie to our fayres, showed us her gorgeous handmade bespoke dolls, made to reflect the owner, along with her lovely hair bands, purses, sweet birdies, iPhone covers and bags. 

We had several new sellers and here's another one! Husband and wife team, John & Helen, brought along their wonderfully fun and funky children's clocks, Doobry.

Welcoming back Katy from Happy Day Designs, handmade jewellery and pretty hearts. Next door to Katy was her very talented mother and maker of these adorable Mouse Houses and Mice, simply gorgeous, you will definitely want to take a closer look at these!

Fayre favourite, Mini Mills & Bloom brought her beautifully handmade wares, including her children's ponchos, blankets, lavender hearts, personalised Art Canvases and much more. Mini Mills & Bloom will have a pop up shop at Luminous & Vogue, Lower Kings Road, Berkhamsted on Dec 2nd.

Jenny Tasker is no stranger to our fayres, however this time Jenny was introducing her new venture OMGels, with her Pop Up Nail Stop. Jenny is offering to paint your nails for the party season with a Shellac polish for a special rate, she will also be at our Christmas Indulgence Evening next Tuesday 22nd November at The Kings Arms Hotel, 7.30pm-10.30pm.

Regular fayre seller, Precious Memories came to share with us their fabulous castings and personalised jewellery, made from a finger or hand print. Find out more here.

 More Than A Mama organiser and photographer, Richard Roscoe, exhibited his beautiful photography, such as this hardback photo book and his location photo shoots. 

Fellow Mama organiser and designer maker, Emma, brought along her Rockabye-Baby funky kids' wear, along with some super cool shoes, stripey Christmas stockings and Present Sacks. Rockabye Baby will also be hosting a Pop-Up shop at Luminous & Vogue on the evening of Wed 23rd November, so pop along for a glass of something naughty and a private viewing from 8pm. 

Stealing Candy made a welcome and long awaited return to our fayre, along with owner, Jo's, gorgeous handmade lavender bags handmade from vintage fabrics and her fabulous Christmas wreathes too.

Newly launched local sweetie company, tuck tuck, joined us too with their very cool cards and yummy sweets. Check out these cheeky slogans...

More Than A Mama organiser's Isla B Baby and Heartfelt Handmade were also showing us their lovely homespun and hand stitched goodies...

We also had Creative Escape with us, telling us all about their Drawing Classes for beginners. With classes available in Berkhamsted, Ashley Green, Chesham, Holmer Green there should be one near you! So, if you fancy exploring your creative side you can book classes by calling Karen Wyllie on 01494 786186. 
Finally, and definitely not forgetting....the big man himself....Santa and his 'Green' Grotto. All proceeds went to charity and each child who visited Santa received a pre-loved (but tip-top condition!) gift. He even had an eco-friendly fireplace!

Phew, thank you to everyone who helped with and visited the fayre.
We are now looking forward to an evening of Christmas Indulgence next Tues 22nd Nov at The Kings Arms Hotel, Berkhamsted, from 7.30pm - 10.30pm
There will be a bar and nibbles, so please come along and why not make an evening of it! 

1 comment:

  1. It was such a lovely morning, thankyou to the whole team for organising yet another excellent fair. So sorry I won't be there on Tuesday, hope it goes well for everyone L x