Monday, 29 October 2012

Hunt Lady Magpie at the Winter Fair


WIN A SUITCASE FULL OF GOODIES
....but you'll have to come along to Lady Magpie & Me Winter Fair for your chance to win on the 3rd Nov Castle Douglas Town Hall from 10 till 4pm.

Prizes kindly donated by some of our wonderful stallholders including 
Ivy Rose Vintage, Solway Blankets, Miso Funky, All at Sea, Earth's Crust Bakery, Flossy Teacake, Clare Nicolson, Tootie McCloed, Love Knitting, Sarah Ade, Natalie Farrell, Val Macadam Art, Goodbye Norma Jean, Goldings Old Things, Kaixe, Leah Halliday, Caroline Nash Crafts, Margaret S Milligan, Once upon a time in the North, The Canny Squirrel, Gina Lillicrop Designs..

Friday, 26 October 2012

Lady Magpie & Me Winter Fair - Who's there on the day!



We're super excited to tell you that we're planning our next Lady Magpie & Me event. Come and join us at a wondrous Winter Fair in the bustling market town of Castle Douglas. Browse over 30 stalls brimming with vintage, craft, handmade, food and so much more! As well as lots of lovely new wonderful sellers at Lady Magpie & Me, we've also got the pleasure of welcoming back some familiar faces from our Summer Fete in August. So if you didn't make it then you can enjoy them again at the Winter Fair.



Miso Funky
Miso Funky design and make cross stitch kits and charts with a whole new modern twist. Miso Funky offers a tongue in cheek injection of unconventionality to homes around the world. Plus a whole heap of over great stuff including wall art, coasters, magnets and embroidery kits too!

Pigeon Pet Designs
Pigeon Pet Designs create recycled jewellery made from zips, buttons and fabrics. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure!

All at Sea
Lady Magpie & Me are thrilled to welcome All at Sea to our Winter Fair. They design and create a small collection of handmade nautical jewellery inspired by the coast.

The Galloway Fudge Company
The Galloway Fudge Company is located in the beautiful Scottish countryside where their delicious sweets are all freshly made. There’ll be homemade fudge, marshmallows, traditional Scottish butter tablet and macaroon bars too.

Goodbye, Norma Jean
We’re pleased to welcome Goodbye, Norma Jean back to this year’s Fair. Expect a fine selection of hand-picked and on trend vintage clothing, jewellery, footwear and accessories. Goodbye, Norma Jean recycles high quality fashion from the past that you’ll want to wear forever!

Once Upon a Time in the North
We’re looking forward to welcoming Once Upon a Time in the North to our Winter Fair. Textile designer Grace Rigby is the name behind Once Upon a Time in the North. She uses her skills in sewing and appliqué to make a range of fun and functional products, from unique scented pillows, quirky bags and pretty brooches. Her creations are fuelled by a passion for beautiful fabrics and an obsession with colour and order.

Tootie McLeod
We'll be welcoming along another fledgling local business to our Lady Magpie & Me Winter Fair; it will be their inaugural event! Tootie Mcloed sell a handpicked selection of pre loved children's clothes alongside vintage toys and books. 

Val Macadam Art
We're pleased to welcome local illustrator Val Macadam to our Winter Fair. Humour is the main thread running through her drawings of stylised towns and villages to whimsical observations of the countryside. Quirky images full of energy, detail and amusement!




Solway Blankets
Solway Blankets will be joining us for the first time at our Winter Fair. They source beautiful British made blankets and throws, baby blankets and picnic blankets in a range of natural materials including cashmere, alpaca, merino lambswool, pure new wool, mohair and bamboo. Their range offers a mix of traditional and contemporary designs in an inspiring array of textures and colours.

a wooden tree
Reclaimed fabrics from your granny's linen closet and vintage objects are given a new lease of life at awooden tree. Kirsty sources and transforms vintage textiles garments, curtains, pillowcases and embroidered table cloths into soft interior wall hangings, adornments and much more. Taking inspiration from the Scottish woodlands.

The Earth’s Crust Bakery
Are you a lover of bread? Well, you'll be delighted to hear that family run artisan baker's The Earth's Crust Bakery in the small village of Laurieston will be at our Winter Fair. They produce delicious slow fermented handmade breads.

Golding’s Old Things
Golding’s Old Things values possessions that have been loved in an earlier life. Expect a stall brimming with beautiful, practical and fun vintage homewares.

AliCatCreative
AliCatCreative produce well rested jewellery; each piece is created over a period of days to create layers of design and colour.

Gene Howe Love Knitting
We will be welcoming back Gene Howe Love Knitting to our Lady Magpie & Me Winter Fair. She uses a mix of hand and machine knitting to create handmade lovelies. Expect more of her rather delightful knitted bears plus lots of knitted designs perfect for the wintertime!

Morag Macpherson Textiles
We're really pleased to welcome along locally based Morag Macpherson Textiles to our Lady Magpie & Me Winter Fair. Morag creates surface pattern for textiles and wallpaper, her patterns are influenced by different cultures, art movements in history, natural and urban formations. These illustrations are then digitally printed onto pure silks, natural linens, fine wools, crisp cottons and wallpapers. She sells limited edition scarves, cushions, throws, bags, wall hangings and a range of one-off wearable art.

The Canny Squirrel
We're really pleased to welcome along The Canny Squirrel to our Winter Fair. Based in Glasgow they design handmade tweed cushions. Using a combination of new and vintage British tweed for the covers and cut felt animals, they then add free machine embroidery to bring the cushions to life.



Lauren Hewby Photography
Lauren Hewby is a professional photographer specialising in timeless and vintage inspired images that you will cherish forever. As well as beautiful weddings, Lauren has a reputation for classic and simply stunning portrait photographs of children, families, pets and individuals. Based in Dumfries but covering all of the UK, Lauren offers an affordable, friendly service cherishing old fashioned values.

Kaixe
Based in South West Scotland, Kaixe create cupcakes - both mini and regular sized - and celebration cakes for every occasion. Expect a mouth-watering array of delicious treats.

Hey Jenny Jenny
Based in Glasgow, Jennifer has officially been creating interesting and playful jewellery since 2009. Predominantly working with silver, she takes inspiration from everyday shapes and objects and gives them a Hey Jenny Jenny twist. She launched Hey Jenny Jenny in 2012 offering a collection of quirky silver rings, necklaces and earrings. Jennifer’s jewellery confirms her love of buttons, birds and bold shapes.

Ivy Rose Vintage
A love of vintage china and candles has inspired Ivy Rose Vintage to collect and upcycle these into lovely soya wax candles and vintage cake stands. They also handpick a mix of vintage and retro homewares including tea and coffee sets, vintage and retro glassware and unusual vintage pretties for the home.

Margaret S Milligan Art
We are pleased to welcome Margaret S Milligan to this year’s fair. Margaret is an oil and pastel painter, living and working in Kirkcudbright, South West Scotland. 

Leah Halliday
As well as organising Lady Magpie & Me, Leah will be selling her wares at the Fair. Leah lovingly creates and designs a collection of handmade gifts, accessories, homewares and paper goods that combines her lifelong love of craft and all things vintage from her studio in the South West of Scotland. Leah finds herself inspired by fabrics, vintage bits and pieces, nostalgic images, ribbons and trims. She loves nothing better than turning something old and forgotten into something beautiful & new.

Jo Gallant
Hailing from Kircudbright, Jo Gallant is a well-established local designer-maker producing a constantly changing array of cushions, scarves and the like. She also commissions one off wall hangings.

Mrs Green’s Vintage Tearoom
Shop ‘til you drop then visit Mrs Green’s if you fancy putting your feet up and enjoying a nice cup of tea and a tasty treat served in Mrs Green’s best vintage china. Clementine cake, mince pies, warm mulled punch and cranberry Christmas brownies are just some of the delights on offer.







Caroline Nash Crafts
We’re thrilled to welcome back Caroline Nash Crafts to our Winter Fair. Crammed full of individually crafted quirky and contemporary ceramics and textiles for the home and garden, all of Caroline’s work is designed with a vintage feel.

Cotton Heart Studio
We’re super pleased to welcome local business Cotton Heart Studio to our Winter Fair. Expect a lovely mix of handmade crochet garlands, coasters, blankets, scarves and decorations, along with handmade Christmas delights and much more!

Creeside Charcuterie
We're pleased to welcome Creeside Charcuterie to the Winter Fair. Based on a 200 acre working farm in glorious South West Scotland, they make a selection of delicious artisan charcuterie and antipasti using locally sourced ingredients. Look out for pate, terrine, parfait, hummus, lamb chorizo and much, much more.

Gina Lillycrop Designs
Soft furnishing business Gina Lillycrop Designs specialise in handmade, bespoke children’s rugs, cushions, do-it-yourself craft kits and handmade brooches and fabric hanging decorations.

So Sew Pretty
At So Sew Pretty, you’ll learn heaps of new skills. There’ll be a selection of fabrics, ribbons and trims and details of all upcoming So Sew Pretty sewing and crafting workshops.

Natalie Farrell
Local mother and daughter business Natalie Farrell design and make a range of bags and purses. Their designs incorporate plenty of vintage buttons, polka dots and beautiful printed fabrics!

Clare Nicolson
Lady Magpie & Me is pleased to welcome Clare Nicolson to this year’s Fair. Founded in 2004, Clare has been creating textiles, home accessories and stationery ever since. Her designs are heavily influenced by vintage textiles and beautiful patterned paper and ephemera.

flossy teacake
flossy teacake love nothing more than playing with imagination and childhood memories through mixing and combining ceramics, textiles and mixed-media, which develop into curious 2D and 3D illustrations of village life. Their work has a childlike unpredictability and a nostalgic charm and they have purposely manipulated scale and proportion, removing a conventional sense of reality.

Sarah Ade
Sarah designs unique jewellery using natural elements and influences. She combines handmade fabric with freshwater pearls, silver, gold and gemstones to create wonderfully wearable, beautiful, fun and funky jewellery.

PMC Photography
We’re thrilled to welcome back PMC Photography to this year’s fair. With award winning photography of glorious Galloway, Phil’s images aim to capture the very essence of this region, from traditional landscapes to fine art and abstract interpretations.

We hope you'll enjoy a festive filled day out at Lady Magpie & Me!