Thursday, 22 March 2012
Bearwood Handmade Spring Fair!
The Beawood Handmade Spring Fair, a couple of Saturdays ago, was fantastic! We were definitely spoilt for choice. The welovebearwood team bought some gorgeous gifts for Mother's Days and birthdays pressies.
Erin, one of the lovely Crafty Muthas, contacted welovebearwood and told us why she really enjoyed the fair.
"Hello to the lovely warm community of We Love Bearwood readers! It doesn’t seem that long ago I was writing up a blog post summarizing the success of our Bearwood Handmade Christmas fairs... and here I am again to tell you about how incredible our Spring fair was on March 10th.
I’ll introduce myself again... I’m Erin Power and I make up 1/6th of the Crafty Muthas, a collective of 6 close friends who love to bake and craft and generally make things by hand.
It has been a busy couple of months. February saw our 2 year anniversary of our beloved Bearwood Tapestry, the craft night we host every third Thursday of the month at The Bear Tavern. Our Baker Mutha Rachel baked a gorgeous cake for the whole group to celebrate. She decided to decorate it with our “I <3 Bearwood” logo. Not only did it look sweet, but it tasted amazing as well.
Then it was all hands on deck to deliver flyers and decorate the hall and set up for our second annual Spring fair! We thought it would be lovely to have one before Mother’s day so that there would be plenty of handmade gifts you could choose from to spoil the mothers in your life.
It was also very cool that we were able to help out in gathering information for the recent initiative to put together a bid for Mary Portas funding to help Britain’s high streets. We estimated that over 1000 people came through St Mary’s Church Hall that day to visit our fair, and we tried our hardest to get as much of their opinions on what makes Bearwood so great, and how it could be made even better.
Central News wanted to cover the story of Bearwood going for the Mary Portas bid, so our humble fair made it onto the news as well!
I had such a great day. I had a stall to sell some of my handmade items... but really, selling them seems to come second. The most important thing to me and the most fun I have is just seeing the familiar faces of my community and having a chat... as well as meeting new people. Everyone always seems to have a smile on their face.
Erin (along with Ceri, Jayne, Jennie, Nat, & Rachel)