Monday, November 21, 2011

An evening of Christmas Indulgence....

If you go along to The Kings Arms tomorrow night, you'll be sure of a nice surprise!
It's the countdown to Christmas, so what better way of embracing it than to grab some pals and head into town for a little festive merriment. 

At The Kings Arms Hotel, you will find a whole collective of designer-makers, beauty specialists and scrummy yummy nibbles providers waiting to shower you in festive cheer!
All washed down with a glass of something naughty, sounds good? 
YES, it does, even if it is on a school night.

So, come along to the Kings Arms Hotel, Berkhamsted, the doors open at 7.30pm and shop, get your nails done, buy some beautiful gifts, clothing, jewellery, Christmas decorations, eat something very tasty, bat those lashes and have some semi-permanent eyelashes applied, even get a spray tan! 

At the fayre tomorrow you will meet:
Bespoke Verse - clever, witty bespoke poems.
Heartfelt Handmade - Handmade cute decorations and gifts.
Isla B Baby - Handmade & Homespun goodies for baby, child & home.
Katy Leigh - Illustrator & Ceramic Artist.
Love my Hair & Beauty - Spray Tans & Lashes...luscious.
Mrs Cheese Makes Lovely Things - and indeed she does, gorgeous handmade button jewellery.
Nevie-Pie Cakes - Cake Artisan, in demand & on the shelves of Selfridges no less.
OMGels - Pop Up Nail Stop - Shellac Nails.
Reilly & Moss - Vintage inspired garden & homewares.
Richard Roscoe - Contemporary Photography.
Rockabye Baby - uber cool clothing for babies & children.
Sarah Fearn Noticeboards - practical and gorgeously handmade.
Sharon Herholdt - Beauty Specialist.
Thirtyfive Flowers - vintage & hand printed textiles for the home and you.
Tuck Tuck - retro sweeties & cheeky cards with a difference.
Queene & Country - gorgeous ladies wear.

See you there!

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! 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pop Up Nail Stop


OMGels is offering a Pop Up Nail Stop at our Berkhamsted Christmas Fayres on the 
18th and 22nd November.

Come along and have your nails Shellac'd and get a Zero Dry time, 
Flawless nail colour that will Last up to 2 weeks... (Really!)

Special show offer only £20 plus a beautiful FREE GIFT for you to take away and enjoy.

Slots are available but will go quickly so book yours now by emailing Jenny direct at

Friday 18th November Civic Centre 9.00am - 12.30pm
9.00 - 9.30
9.30 - 10.00
11.00 - 11.30
11.30 - 12.00
12.00 - 12.30

22nd November The Kings Arms 7.30pm - 10.30pm
7.30 - 8.00
8.00 - 8.30
8.30 - 9.00
9.00 - 9.30
9.30 - 10.00
10.00 - 10.30

Perfect nails for your Christmas Party!

Christmas Fayres galore

Hello all, it's that season again, time for a spot of shopping. Support local designer makers, mums and dads in business, offering lots of lovely goodies and services for all.

Our first fayre is a day event at Berkhamsted Civic Centre on Friday 18th November from 9am until 12.30 pm, perfect timing after school/nursery/pre-school drop off.
We even have a Santa's Grotto for the little ones you may still have in tow.

We will also be offering a Pop Up Nail Bar - details to follow and how to book an appointment to follow soon.

If you fancy an evening out with some friends, don't forget our Christmas Indulgence evening at The Kings Arms Hotel. There will be a bar and nibbles plus a small gathering of stalls offering handbaked cakes and cookies, handmade gifts, decorations and homewares, womens' clothing, Nail Bar, jewellery, beauty and so much more. Make a night of it from 7.30pm until 10.30pm.

Details of our sellers and Nail Bar to follow soon.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Royal Wedding Fever

Are you having a street party to celebrate the forthcoming royal nuptials? 
 Why not get into the spirit of things, wave those flags, string up the bunting and have some fun, most of us have the day off, if nothing else! 
 Check out Rockabye Baby at the We Love Spring Fair for some cool party wear, 
anarchy style. 

Or visit Heartfelt Handmade at Thursday's fair and pick up a royal hair accessory or some mini cake bunting, perfect for decorating that Victoria Sponge Cake.

How about these limited special edition cookies from Nevie-Pie Cakes
Beautifully hand painted, they would make a very special treat indeed. 

Need a cake stand for High Tea? This one from Reilly & Moss would look perfect on your table adorned with scones and cupcakes.
or a handmade cake stand from Pic-a-posy Vintage china, crafts cakes and collectables...
Or welcome your guests in true Brit style, also from Reilly & Moss..

Look at these lovely china tea cup candles, from Calm in a Teacup, perfect for decorating your Royal Wedding Party (always be candle aware). 

What wedding would be without the proper headwear too? 
Check out Fairhead's Headwear for a fascinator to be proud of.

Most of all, make sure you all have fun!