Tuesday, 2 April 2013

The 6th of April Line -Up for Lady Magpie & Me Spring Fair

Okay so snow might have stopped us but Lady Magpie & Me Spring Fair will now be on Saturday 6th April. Due to the change in the date, sadly not all our original line up could make it. But we've managed to find some other rather fantastic stallholders to fill their spaces. So this is our wonderful line up for the 6th April.

Put a spring in your step and hop on down to the Lady Magpie & Me Spring Fair at Castle Douglas Town Hall on the 6th April. We've 40 stalls over two floors to peruse. £1 entry kids go free.

Murray, Stewart & Burns
As well as 40 rather marvellous stalls there's also lots going on throughout the day.
We'll have the lovely ladies that are Murray, Stewart & Burns singing a song or too! They'll be performing live throughout the day to all our lovely visitors. We will of course have our vintage style soundtrack playing along in between.

Homes & Antiques will be coming too!
We're really rather thrilled to welcome along Homes & Antiques magazine to the Spring Fair. Their northern agent, the wonderful Juliet will have some super duper offers in store for our visitors. Buy the April issue for just £2 rrp. £3.99. Also back issues for £1.......And a subscription offer of 5 issues for £5. Good eh?!!

So who'll be there on the 6th April, I hear you say, well why not sit back enjoy a slice of cake & a cup of tea and take a look!

Elkbi is a Scottish Fashion Label, with a focus on locally made, locally inspired fashion, all hand silk screen printed & hand dyed. Based in Dumfriesshire, Scotland our fashion is something new, a fusion between high fashion, trend driven style and quirky vintage finds, all modified with our Scottish take on each fashion set.

So Vintique
Antique and vintage collectables. Handmade cushions, lampshades, footstools, jewellery and more...

Carol Taylor

Carol lives and works in her studio in a beautiful rural location near Biggar, Scotland. Although Carol is a painter who uses a great variety of painting and drawing mediums she also uses photography as a fine art medium to create limited edition Giclee prints of dried plant specimens photographed through microscopes.

Goodbye Norma Jean
We’re pleased to welcome Goodbye, Norma Jean back to our first Fair this year. 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!

Tiny Vikings

Tiny Vikings specialises in making handmade children’s clothing from newborn to 10 years old, and was established in 2010 by a full time Mum Anna, who wanted more fun but practical clothing for her two children. Anna realised there was a gap in the market when friends and family admired her children’s funky dress sense and Tiny Viking’s was born.
Tiny Vikings clothing is designed and stitched from start to finish by Anna from her studio in Glasgow. All materials are sourced from her native Sweden as well as Germany, Japan and the UK. The colourful fabrics used are all 100% machine washable and easy iron.

A Bee Provided
A Bee Provided produce a range of products based on honey bees. Bees wax candles, candle sticks, Honey, handmade honey and bees wax soaps and bees wax furniture polish will all be available at Lady Magpie & Me Spring Fair.

David Moses Photography
David Moses Family Portraits is a local photographer based in Newton Stewart. Natural, fun filled family lifestyle photography. We look forward to welcoming him along to his very first Lady Magpie & Me.

Blackbird Alley
Blackbird Alley will be be heading to D&G from the capital. Blackbird Alley loves mixing traditional pen & ink, vintage textiles, text and drawing to create beautiful art and prints for your walls!

Luv in a Box
Share a little Luv, with a hand crafted & personalised, Typographic, 3d art work.

Annies Delicious Bakes
We at Annie’s bake gorgeous things you will want to eat. Annie uses the highest quality ingredients & source as many as they can locally. We are always adding new products & enjoy the feedback from our customers. Expect some savoury tasty treats from Annies Delicious Bakes at the Spring Fair.

Sarah-Jane Coleby Artist
Sarah-Jane Coleby Artist is a needle felt artist based in Dumfries & Galloway. She takes inspiration from beasties near and far and turns wool into mini works of art through the magic of needle felting. We're delighted that she'll be taking part in Lady Magpie & Me Spring Fair

Cotton Heart Studio

We’re really pleased to welcome back local business Cotton Heart Studio to our Spring Fair. Expect a lovely mix of handmade crochet garlands, coasters, blankets, scarves and decorations.

Couthie Gifts

Couthie Gifts, a braw wee company designing great gifts with a vintage, often humorous Scottish flavour! They'll bringing their designs to the LM&M for the very first time.

Vi Nouveau
We'll be welcoming Vi Nouveau to the Spring Fair for the first time too. They specialise in selling a wide range of customised vintage clothing, accessories and jewellery to both men and women.

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!

Golding’s Old Things
Golding’s Old Things values possessions that have been loved in an earlier life. This spring Mr GOT will be bringing his range of ‘Men’s Vintage’. Stone troughs, sinks, milk churns, gardenalia and a range of useful and curious tools, et cetera!!

Tactile Tales
Tactile Tales are a small, independent, UK company publishing innovative books and accompanying aromatherapy massage oils for parents and children; books that link story telling and massage together and are beautifully illustrated and easy to use. Our stories are fired by our love of nature and celebrate the bond between parent and child through the wonderful medium of plants and animals from around the world. Our aim is to promote a loving, bonding experience between parents and children to encourage well being and a love of nature.

Earths 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 Spring Fair. They produce delicious slow fermented handmade breads. They sold out rather quickly at the Winter Fair so come early if you don't want to go home empty handed.

Crafty Lou - Louise McLaren
Crafty Lou - Louise McLaren is a paper cutting artist, she designs and hand cuts, unique, delicate paper cut images. Her work is inspired by phrases of love and courage and fragments of poetry, producing romantic, delicate, images which capture the wealth and depth of emotion that a few words can convey. Louise also makes personalised papercut designs to celebrate weddings, anniversaries and new arrivals. 

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.

Rachel’s Wonders Jewellery
Rachel’s Wonders Jewellery is an Aladins Cave of many styles and colours. The pieces are individually hand cast and coloured resin, which enables the customer to customise their wears in their chosen colour! We look forward to welcoming Rachel over the border to Lady Magpie & Me Spring Fair.

Mrs Green’s Tea Lounge
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. Elastic pants at the ready as these a whole host of cake on the menu. Oh my ears and whiskers! It's Peter Rabbit's Carrot Cake, Whooppeeeeeeeeeee! Wait til you taste to our Wonderful World of Whoopie Pies, Chocolate Hunny Cake and Clementine and Dark Chocolate (the BEST gluten free cake in the word, baby) are just some of the delights on offer.

Lynsey Walters Jewellery
Lynsey Walters Jewellery designs and makes felted wool jewellery and hair accessories. Combining industrial wool felt alongside handmade felt and using embellishments such as gold printing foil, dyed shell buttons and vintage buttons and found haberdashery objects.

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.

Circa 72 Jewellery
Circa 72 Jewellery was created in 2010 and is the creative passion of Glasgow based designer and maker Kary Purvis. Kary takes inspiration from nature, her childhood surroundings and personal treasured memories to create beautiful and unique jewellery. Selecting her materials carefully, Kary works mainly in silver using accents of gold and semi precious stones.

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.

Moffat Water Foods Ltd
Moffat Water Foods Ltd are new independent producers of smoked trout based just outside Moffat. All of our trout are reared and raised on our own fresh water farm in the Moffat Water Valley which benefits from having some of the cleanest water in Scotland flowing through it. This plus sustainable, welfare-focused farming and a natural way of slow-smoking produces, in the words of my customers, the best smoked trout available.

The Vintage Vendors
We source, sell and collect ceramics, collectables and small items of furniture from the 1950s. We will be selling ceramics and collectables from the 1950s as well as small items of furniture including magazine racks, coffee tables and mirrors.

Splashpoint Art
Splashpoint Art produce a range of unique and contemporary tableware from original art work by D&G based artist Pauline James. They also publish children’s titles – The Belties of Curleywee Farm and Charlotte’s Woolly Yarn and a range of merchandise to go with them. Come and see them at LM & M Spring Fair, its their first time at the fair so I hope you'll make them feel very welcome.

Tiny Tots Togs
My mum taught me the joys of sewing from a young age. We used to spend many an afternoon being creative and making all sorts of things. The patterns I use today are from the dresses my sister and I used to wear in our childhood. I hope your little ones enjoy wearing them as much as i enjoy making them!

The Nail Factory
The Nail Factory is a community gallery but for the Spring Fair it will be hosting a vintage stall specialising in high quality men’s clothing and accessories.

Just the Biscuit 
Just the Biscuit sell an eclectic mix of vintage cutlery, kitchen utensils, linens, porcelain, kitsch ornaments, glass ware and much, much more including their trademark handmade felt biscuits. Come and browse their stall at Lady Magpie & Me Spring Fair.

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.

Leah Halliday
As well as organising Lady Magpie & Me, Leah will be selling her designs at the Spring Fair. Leah lovingly creates a collection of handmade gifts and homewares 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.

Tootie McLeod
Tootie Mcloed sell a handpicked selection of pre loved children's clothes alongside vintage toys and books. 

Dizzymafella is based in the beautiful Scottish Borders and creates a range of quirky home-ware products from repurposed textiles.

Kaixe will be back at the Lady Magpie & Me Spring Fair. There a small baking business based in Dumfries, Kaixe create cupcakes - both mini and regular sized - and celebration cakes for every occasion. Expect a mouth-watering array of delicious treats.

Fortune Favours the Brave
Fortune Favours the Brave is a design led Scottish Gift company inspired by our wonderful humour and beautiful surroundings. From Mugs to T shirts everything they make is U.K. sourced and based and now added to the stable are Oor Wullie & The Broons products too. 

Dazed Dorothy
Dazed Dorothy is the beautiful accessories label brought to you by Textile Designer Corinne Robinson. She designs & creates Fabulous & Dramatic Clutch Bags & other accessories including Belts, Purses & Handbags using a gorgeous array of leather and suedes. Embellished with dramatic bows, vintage buttons and petals, each piece has it’s own story to tell.

Lady Magpie & Me is thrilled to be voted Britain's Best Arts & Craft Market. Why not go along to the Spring Fair and see if you agree.

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