Friday, 12 December 2008

Glasgow Craft Mafia Winter Market, Hillhead Library

Hey, hey,

Catch a great gift shopping opportunity tomorrow !!! The Glasgow Craft Mafia gang will be cozying up in the small hall in Hillhead library, offering their fantastic handmade wares. Check out the coolest accessories, jewelery, bags and other great fun stuff from the following folk:

Clare Nicolson
Stella My Star
The Curious Swift
Gutsy Chocolate
Librarian Barbarian
Rosie’s Retro Styling
Hannah Zakar

Admission is FREE! It starts from 10:30 and ends at 4. Hillhead Library is located near the top of Byre Road in West End Glasgow, just a hop skip and a jump from the Hillhead Underground. See you there!

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Made in the Shade III

Hello All!

The Made in the Shade Weekender has arrived if you havn't already heard. It has got tons of press releases, particularly by Indie Quarter and a mention in the Skinny and List. I wasn't able to attend yesterday, which I'm sure was hoppin' due work [my LAST day at Partick Library before I get moved to another one I might add :( Luckily I have a chance to go today and will get to see all these lovely products and craft folk again!!! MITS III is held at the Lighthouse on Mitcjell lane [you cant miss it, huge sign saying LIGHTHOUSE when you look down the lane]. Since I've forgotten to post on FRIDAY about it [eep], today's market starts at 12 and ends at 5 and is in the heart of the Christmas shopping streets.

Here is a list of the vendors at the market as posted on the Made in the Shade website:

1. Leah Halliday - gorgeous giftware

2. Off With Her Head - fabulous millinery and headwear for the burlesque goddess in you

3. Genna Designs - beautiful jewellery for the special guy or gal in your life!

4. Magic Alice - unusual accessories by Jennifer Field

5. Syrah Jay - felt and textile jewellery and accessories

6. OSM - robot and spaceman inspired art and design pieces

7. Kes Designs - clothing and gifts for mini Made In The Shaders!

8. Nana Moon - vintage treasures and ephemera by Carrie Maclennan

9. Clare Nicolson - textile design for the home, for the perfect gift

10. YHF - street culture photography by Garry Maclennan

11. Lady Wurlitzer - vintage inspired bath & beauty products handcrafted at home

12. Tahira Iqbal - fabulous accessories and jewellery

13. Elfie Loves - vintage clothing by stylist and journalist Diana Kiernander

14. Haberdash House - acrylic jewellery and accessories! The circus is the new black.

15. Ding Dong Designs - celebrity-style finger puppets and quirky felt accessories!

16. Suzy Loves - cute clothes, bags and accessories

17. Covetables - friendly stitched creatures AND home baking! Perfect combo!

18. Bindy Boo - beautiful handmade books and journals

19. Pea Cooper Millinery - super swell millinery and headwear by Paula Cooper

20. INTO Textile Designs - felt and knitted accessories and cosifying items!

21. Made By Mother - art and design pieces by the fabulously talented Mhari McMullan

22. Liz Tainsh Photography - abstract photography

23. Dazed Dorothy - unique clutch bags and accessories by leathersmith, Corinne

24. Boxart - vintage inspired canvas art collection by Kate George

25. Scrumptious - luxurious textiles by a fabulously talented collective

26. Tea ‘n’ Cake - 50s inspired accessories and homewares by Joy & Gerry

27. J’emmajo - pretty pashminas by Emma Jo Webster

28. Girl Industries - cute handmade gifts for your chums

29. re:made - beautiful knits and handmade gifts by Victoria Neil & Chloe McDonnell

30. Elisabeth Ingram - jewellery inspired by nature, japanese prints and craft techniques

31. *pipless jam - fabulous up-cycled accessories and gifts by Rosemary Cunningham

32. Gorjuss - wistful artwork and gift selection

33. Global Guru - electic textile design by Morag Macpherson

34. Pumpkinsputnik - elegant handmade stationery and gift cards

35. Little Sister Lucy - indulgent designer undergarments for the gals

36. bYMi - wonderful origami accessories and gifts

37. Kitty & Dude - quirky handmade ceramics that laugh at your behind your back

38. Helen Gallogly - textile design and homewares inspired by nature and pretty prints

39. Emoni - beautiful handmade fabric bags

40. We Are The Robots - geek chic accessories and nautical naughtiness from Kerri and Nina

41. Lost In The Forest - unusual, enchanting gifts by Emily Chandler

42. Miso Funky - naughty embroidery and handcrafted homewares

43. Asking For Trouble - giftwares inspired by Japanese culture & style

44. Feel Fuzzy - reclaim your childhood with upcycled retro products by Debi

45. Anna Whyte - classic tailoring in luxury fabrics by designer Anna Whyte

46. Pammie Annie Mackay - gorgeous bags, belts and purses by seamstress Pammie Annie

47. The Dandelion Project - handknits, stationery and prints by designer duo

48. Marion Barclay - contemporary jewellery made from anodised aluminium

49. Librarian Barbarian - the home of the cassette purse and record bag!

50. Electra French - indie clothing and accessories company with a electro/citrus edge

51. A Curious Swift - Scary sperm? Angry cloud? Quirky jewellery and giftwares by Gini

52. Cherryloco - jewellery and pretty charms

53. Natalie Farrell - sweet as candy pastel fabric purses and accessories

54. Florence Box Jewellery - wonderful vintage inspired accessories

55. Pistol Whip Vintage - vintage fashion treasures

56. Stella My Star - quirky handmade jewellery by Jo Gurney

57. Suzanne Smith Design - vintage craft supplies and giftware

58. Lullaby Lily - loveable handknitted creatures by Flora Kennedy

59. Nina’s Vintage Hair Parlour - stylist to the stars, Nina Butkovich-Budden sets up salon

60. Raw Vintage - vintage fashion treasures by Southside boutique, ‘Re-cycle And Wear’

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

QMU Qudo's Winter Market

Hi Everybody! Looking for an original gift? Have you made the 'Handmade Pledge' this holiday season? Don't have a clue what to buy for that person who has just about everything? Make sure to stop by the QMU tomorrow for a festive Craft Mafia market! There will be lots of beautiful, locally made arts and crafts and one-of-a-kind vintage and retro goods. Doors open at 12 and close at 6, so that's plenty of time to swing by between classes, on your lunch break, or if you're just kicking about the West End. Head over to to check out the amazing talent that will grace this market. Enjoy!

Friday, 24 October 2008

Made in the Shade II Tomorrow

Break away from the monotony of High Street and purchase stunning, quality handmade goods that are unique, eco-friendly, and locally made. There will be over 50 designers and crafters selling everything from jewellery, vintage clothing, homewares, stationary, bath products, art/photography, accessories, and textiles. Make Made in the Shade your Saturday destination. Early birds get FREE goody bags!!! Hope to see you there.

Starts at 10:30 - 5 at the Lighthouse on Mitchell Lane just of Buchanan Street in the city center.

PS: Here are a list of the designers attending the event taken from the MITS website

Made In The Shade II

Autumn 2008 sees Made In The Shade gravitate toward all things indulgent and luxurious! As the afternoons become drearier and the nights become longer, what better time of year to throw the credit crunch to the wind, treat yourself and enjoy a little bit of pampering before cosying down with your honey after a hard day’s indie shopping?

Come visit! Spend the day browsing a fabulous range of truly unique, ethically produced and affordable products brought to you by some of the UKs finest, most innovative creative talent! When your feet get a little bit tired, a cup of tea and a bun from the gorgeous Doocot cafe is just what you need!

We are so excited to announce the talented designers and makers joining us at Made In The Shade II at The Lighthouse for the shopping event of the season! Get your notebook and your pen out - you may want to make a list of gifts you need to buy on the day! You don’t want to miss anything!

From the Made In The Shade team, we have…

1. Clare Nicolson Textile Design: Clare brings her birdies along for a day out at The Lighthouse!

2. Suzanne Smith Design: Suzanne showcases of her vintage-inspired crafty supplies

3. Stella My Star: Jo, Godmother of Craft, presents her range of handmade jewellery and accessories

4. Nana Moon: Carrie brings along her magic suitcase filled with vintage treasure and ephemera

From across the UK, we have…

5. Feel Fuzzy: wonderfully nostalgic, handmade journals, accessories and art

6. Gorjuss: beautiful art work and gifts by Suzanne Wolcott

7. Pammie Annie Mackay: handmade bags, belts and purses from the very talented Pammie Annie

8. Pistol Whip Vintage: The PWV gals spill out their closets for Made In The Shade vintage lovers

9. Flossy & Dossy: 1950s inspired frocks and accessories by seamstress Wendy Richardson

10. Madness Of Many: Foxes! Robots! Creatures! Wonderful handmade gifts by Kimberley Diamond

11. Aubeebop Jewellery: Fabulous, colourful space-age style accessories

12. The Curious Swift: Unusual, handmade jewellery and accessories by Gini

13. Off With Her Head: Glamorous millinery for the burlesque goddess in you!

14. Haberdash House: Marie introduces her new jewellery range inspired by the circus!

15. The Dandelion Project: Knitted collars and cuffs + beautiful printed gifts by designers Vala & Ian

16. Elfie Loves: Vintage connoisseur Diana Kiernander brings a touch of vintage exclusivity to the affair!

17. Jennie Loof: Beautiful garments, handmade from reclaimed vintage fabric by seamstress Jennie

18. Emily Chandler: Handmade jewellery and accessories by designer and maker Emily

19. INTO Textile Design: Felted and knitted designs from INTO - cosy!

20. Kes Designs: Oh so cute items for mini Made In The Shaders!

21. J’emmajo: Luxurious scarves and accessories from Emma Jo Webster

22. Made By Mother: Art & Gifts by Mhari McMullan

23. Bindy Boo Designs: Handmade books and journals by Eva Gustavsson

24. Lullabylily + Covetables: Enchanting creatures knitted and sewn with love!

25. Bedcrumb Boutique: Indulgent gifts for the home: think cushions and oddment teasets! Beautiful!

26. Crikey Aphrodite: Handmade garters and glamorous undies: perfect for those cosy nights in!

27. Leah Halliday: Talented designer and seamstress Leah Halliday showcases at Made In The Shade!

28. Anna Whyte Clothing: Quality, luxurious, classic tailoring from Anna Whyte

29. Syrah Jay Jewellery: Ecclectic textile and beaded jewellery from Syrah Jay

30. Magic Alice: Charms and trinkets become gorgeous accessories with help from Magic Alice

From the Creative Entrepreneurs Club we have…

31. Lady Wurlitzer: vintage inspired bath & beauty

32. YHF Photography: street art oddities by Garry Maclennan

33. Cotton Candy Corsage: corsages, fascinators and accessories by the lovely Rebecca Holland

34. Jacqueline Graham Jewellery: jewellery and accessories

35. Showpony: beautiful textile design by Emma Henderson

36. Crazy for Ruthie: jewellery and accessories by Ruth Patterson

37. The Cake Goddess: tasty, eadible treats by Laura Macdonald

38. In A Pickle: fabulous millinery and pretty accessories

39. The Rainbow Effect: Cheery, colourful clothing and accessories for people big and small

40. Jocelyn Turley: Design pieces by Jocelyn

41. The Lighthouse Shop: For all your design needs and gift ideas!

From The Glasgow Craft Mafia we have…

42. Marionette: Home of the vintage cup candle, Marionette’s range of accessories and homewares is swell!

43. Natalie Farrell: Sugary sweet textiles and beautiful handmade bags and purses

44. Librarian Barbarian: Cassette tape accessories and reclaim designs by Markie. Hoorah!

45. Global Guru: Indulgent, eclectic textiles by Morag Macpherson

46. Electra French: Pants! T-shirts! Citrus coloured accessories and day-glow wonders by Dougie & Chums!

47. Pumpkin Sputnik: Handmade stationery and notebooks for those all-important lists!

48. Miso Funky: Homewares, emobroidery and kawaii stationery

49. Ding Dong Designs: Get your handknitted celebrity-style finger puppets here!

50. Dazed Dorothy: Leathersmith Corinne creates the most gorgeous and intricately designed clutch bags

51. Florence Box Jewellery: Sally uses reclaimed vintage materials to create a beautiful range of jewellery

52. t-boo: Scrabble letter bracelet? You saw it here first!

53. OSM: Neil Slorance is the OSM robot boy and we love him and his beautiful paintings!

54. We Are The Robots: Handmade jewellery and accessories with a rock’n’roll twist!

Monday, 13 October 2008

Glasgow Craft Mafia/ Made In The Shade Article

Some gals from Glasgow Craft Mafia and some MITS organizers got interviewed for the Sunday Times. Read The story here, it's fab!

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Qudo's Market TODAY!!!!

Hey all!

Swing​ on by the Glasg​ow Craft​ Mafia​'​s marke​t today​ at Qudos​,​ Queen​ Marga​ret Union​,​ Unive​rsity​ Garde​ns from 12-​6pm.​ With uni back,​ it shoul​d be plent​y heavi​ng and extre​mely fun. Entry​ is free,​ so come and have a boo at fasci​natin​g jewel​s,​ uniqu​e vintage cloth​ing,​ fun handb​ags,​ sweet​ art, and much more.​

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

The Glasgow Craft Mafia will be having a market this Sunday, April 13th at Mono from 1-6 PM. 'Tis mt firt market and I must admit I'm a bit nervous. I have 30 cassette wallets all made up and ready to go, and other stuff as well. Come check us out :)