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:

T-Boo
Clare Nicolson
Stella My Star
The Curious Swift
Merulapie
Gutsy Chocolate
Librarian Barbarian
Showpony
annelouise
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 glasgowcraftmafia.com to check out the amazing talent that will grace this market. Enjoy!