Because we are hoping to move house shortly, we aren’t doing any of the Summer festivals that are happening at the moment around the South West Herts, South Bucks, Middlesex area (boo!), which are usually a great business opportunity. As we had a free Saturday today, we decided to check out not one but TWO summer fests to see what they’re like:
First we went to the Feast of St Peter on Chalfont St Peter common, which had lots of stalls, including a craft tent, (where some of our friends from Chalfont Crafty Collective were exhibiting), a performance stage, a petting zoo, heavy horses from the Chiltern Open Air Museum and a fun fair. It has been a sweltering week, but today the weather was a lot cooler, with the threat of showers, but thankfully they pretty much held off. Bought some local Chorleywood honey, which I hope will help keep hayfever at bay…
Then we went to the slightly larger Croxley Revels at Croxley Green, which had a lot more stalls and a big performance area in the middle of the green. Our first ever ‘market home’ Little Fox Market was there, and we caught up briefly with Kathryn of Glowbeads (see some of her work below). The sun started to beat down quite strongly as we were walking around, so we ducked into the shade as soon as we could! Bought some locally made fudge!
On Saturday we will be at Chalfont St Peter’s Chalfont Craft Collective Christmas Fair, with lots of delightful soaps, body butters, oils and accessories, as well as some lovely gift sets! Support your local crafters and small businesses x
Yesterday was a bit of a sleepy Saturday. I was quite tired from a long week plus recovering from a cold, and after having breakfast at the Breadhouse in Chalfont St Peter and a short walk around the common, I came home and decided to get my card making kit out and replenish my stock seeing as the Christmas fairs are fast approaching! I should really have been making a start on my regular monthly soap order, but the body was not willing!
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!