Last Saturday we had fun at the Chalfont Crafty Collective Summer Market at St Peter’s Church Hall in Chalfont St Peter. It was probably a bit quieter than usual, but it was still fairly busy and we had plenty of interest at our stall. There were some nice goodies on offer at the pop-up cafe, including some lovely cakes and mini sausage rolls!
The next Chalfont Crafty Collective event is the Autumn Market with Macmillan Coffee Morning on Saturday 29th September. In the meantime, we will be outdoors at the Chorleywood Village Day on Saturday 14th July.
We will have a wonderfully scented table full of soaps, body butters, body oils, bath bombs, lavender bags, greeting cards, hemu wood soap dishes, and more 🙂
Hey! We have just about recovered from our stint at Denham Village Fayre on Spring Bank Holiday Monday!
It was our first time there as stall holders (having gone along as punters in 2017) and the organisers made it really easy for us as we didn’t need to bring a table or gazebo, which saves a lot of time in setting up, plus there was free parking 🙂
We were situated between a homeware stall and a plant stall, from which we picked up lots of useful gardening tips.
The weather was really lovely and sunny after the initial overcast sky in the morning and the village was HEAVING with visitors all day.
There was much to enjoy; a great atmosphere, interesting food stalls, crafts, funfair, tombola, a raffle, Morris dancing, all within a picturesque, Midsomer Murders-esque village!
So what’s next?
16th June – Chalfont Crafty Collective Summer Market at St Peter’s Church Hall, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks 11-3
14th July – Chorleywood Village Day, Chorleywood, Herts 10-4
Hope to see you there!
Hey! Hope you are having a great spring time (or is it still winter?!).
We have some exciting things coming up this Summer – we’ll be selling our tropical products at the following local events:
Mon 28th May – Denham Village Fayre (South Bucks)
Sat 16th June – Chalfont Crafty Collective Summer Market (Chalfont St Peter, South Bucks)
Sat 14th July – Chorleywood Village Day (Herts)
Hope to see you at one (or all) of them. And even greater news, we can now accept payment on the stall by card, including contactless payment – yay! So no need to run off to find a cashpoint ????
Sorry, I’ve been really slack with writing this blog lately!
Latest news is that we have secured a place at the Chorleywood Village Day on Saturday 14th July! We had a stall at this busy event back in 2016, but unfortunately we were between some worthy charity stalls which were canvassing out in front of our stall, which meant most people avoided coming anywhere near. I did feed this back to the organisers and suggested that they keep charities separate to businesses in the future. Stall holders are asked to remain within their own allocated space, but I do find similar happens quite regularly. It’s always difficult with events like these and knowing where best to place people, but at least by giving feedback, there can be improvements in the future.
We have also been working on improving our labelling and packaging, and looking at what products to carry forward into this year, what to improve and what to perhaps discontinue. We want to simplify and work smarter, but we also want to put more emphasis on our strapline: “A Caribbean Skincare Experience”. Anyway, we’ll keep you posted on that!
We thought we’d be doing the Chalfont Crafty Collective Spring Fair in Chalfont St Peter in March, but unfortunately the ladies were unable to secure a date at the church hall ???? so the first one for that event will be 16th June, the Summer Market, which we will hopefully be doing… If we’ve not jetted off somewhere exotic!
Markets are such a great way to engage with people and to get them to try and smell our soaps and other goodies!
In the meantime we are exploring other opportunities and looking into perhaps selling on Etsy to expand our reach. Another thing will be to get a regular newsletter going!