I know Summer has only just begun, but last weekend we took part in our 4th market of the busy summer festival season. We were at the amazing Croxley Revels in Watford, which saw thousands of people descend on the Green for an afternoon of fun, food, performances, and a fantastic array of stalls (including ours!). The weather was stunning and it was great that were able to continue to showcase our new Island Balm, which is proving very popular. We have also been having lots of conversations about being environmentally friendly and the fact that we have pretty much eliminated single-use plastics from our products. It hasn’t been easy when it comes to packaging glycerine soaps that attract moisture, but it’s definitely worth it!
Another busy event for us was Denham Village Fayre on the late May Bank Holiday Monday. Lots of people there from far and wide to enjoy the quaint South Buckinghamshire village (think Midsomer Murders) and all the amazing stalls lining the thoroughfare. It was our second year there, and it was even better than before.
New to our list this year is the Red Kite Craft Market, which runs alongside the Farmers’ Market in Little Chalfont, South Bucks on the 2nd Saturday of the Month. We are hoping to make this our ‘regular’ market, so that we have some continuity and the locals can get to know us. It has been a little quiet so far (May & June), not helped by terrible weather, but we hope it will pick up again (come along!). Because of holidays and other commitments, we won’t be there again until October (possibly September, but we’ll keep you posted).
Well now that that is done, we’re on to booking our Christmas markets, would you believe?!
Happy New Year! We hope you had a good Christmas with a LOT of chocolate.
Apologies if you tried to access our website over the holidays – unfortunately it went down for several days. However, we have since sorted it out (obviously, otherwise you wouldn’t be able to read this post!), moved it over to another host and we have also made our site secure (you’ll notice a padlock and https in the address bar), so there should be no further issues.
So what’s coming up for us this year? As January and February are quiet months, we will be looking at what events we will be doing later in the year, and working on some new products. We hear that Chalfont Crafty Collective will be holding some markets this year, so we definitely want to be in on that! We’ve been really slack on writing the blog over the last year or two, so we will also be getting back into the writing habit and sharing some tips, information and other fun stuff!
We love natural oils, balms and butters and we used to make a Soothing Skin Balm which was perfect for dry, chapped skin, but we discontinued it after not selling as many as we would have hoped. However, we do love an all-purpose skin balm, so we will be looking at developing an exciting new one shortly…
Keep checking our Upcoming Events on the front page for details of where you can find our stall. Otherwise, our webshop is always open! :))
Here’s a photo of our table at Hertfordshire Craft Collective at Battlers Green farm!
Funnily enough, we’re next to Barry who makes amazing things out of wood, including some of our soap mould casings!
Exciting news! You can now find our products at the Herts Vintage & Craft Collective at Battlers Green Farm Rural Shopping Village in Radlett, Hertfordshire. (This is what I bought the slice of Chesham Bois Elm for!)
We visited the Farm with my mum a few weeks ago to check it out, and thoroughly enjoyed looking around the different units where you can find prestigious brands, high quality furniture and interiors, food, drink, spices, wines…and the Bull Pen tea rooms and restaurant which did an AMAZING chicken pie.
The Craft Studio barn is located through the arch and round the back of the Bull Pen – follow the signs!
Herts Vintage & Craft Collective, 5a Battlers Green Farm, Radlett, WD7 8PH