Monday, 31 March 2014

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


Come & Join Us!
It's not long now till our next Lady Magpie & Me on Saturday 5th April at Castle Douglas Town Hall, and we hope your coming along too! We're getting rather excited here at Lady Magpie & Me, we're thrilled to have over 30 stalls for visitors to peruse at the Spring & Wedding Fair. There really is something for everyone and a wonderful mix of handmade, design, craft, vintage, food & so much more!

Enjoy shopping for something a little bit different, unique and handmade. Get the chance to meet the makers and chat with them personally about their designs and inspiration. Enjoy delicious artisan foods which are all produced locally. And for your inner magpie there's all kinds of vintage treasures to discover too!  We've also got crafty, diy & vintage wedding inspiration if you're planning your big day.

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So who will be there on the day I here you cry......well sit back and have a good old nosey at our wonderful line up. 



The Damson Cup
The Damson Cup offer a plethora of vintage crockery, accessories and props for hire across Scotland for all types and sizes of events, ranging from large scale weddings and corporate launches to small tea parties and picnics in the park. They can provide crockery and everything else you need for up to 400 guests. And if you need an organisational hand to steer you in the right direction, they also offer a full event planning and on-the-day management and set up service.


Grannie Jean’s
We’re delighted to welcome back local food producer Grannie Jean’s to Lady Magpie and Me. At Grannie Jean’s, you’ll find a hoard of freshly home baked goodies for you including meat and vegetarian pasties, traditionally made meat pies, quiches, tarts, sausage rolls and cookies. There’s sure to be something for everyone!

A Lady Magpie and Me old timer, we’re thrilled to welcome back locally based Morag Macpherson Textiles to the Spring Fair. Morag’s bold and colourful designs and illustrations are influenced by different cultures, art movements in history, natural and urban formations, which are then digitally printed onto wallpapers, cottons, fine wools and pure silks. Her designs include limited edition digitally printed interior and fashion accessories, such as scarves, bags and cushions. Other designs include one-off patchworked wearable art clothing in silks, linen mixes and cottons, finished as kimono style robes and coats and wraparound skirts.


Hinton Pottery
We’re thrilled to welcome back Castle Douglas based Hinton Pottery who will be joining us on the 5th April. Hinton Pottery create various pottery gifts from glass filled ceramic coasters and ceramic buttons to jewellery, plaques, candle sticks and heart shaped wall 'danglies' and even pictures of landscapes entirely made from clay.

Lorrie Kyle Stained Glass
Local Lorrie Kyle Stained Glass will be setting up shop for the first time at the Lady Magpie and Me Spring and Wedding Fair on the 5th April. Lorrie works with Lead and Copper Foil projects, resulting in unique, colourful and sometimes functional stained glass designs. Finished pieces include sun-catchers, small, medium and large panels, brooches and 3D flower plant supports, all drawing inspiration from local flora and fauna.



asterlingidea is the pseudonym of Hannah Morris-Knowles, a young up and coming Jewellery Designer based in Tynron, Dumfries and Galloway. The brand was born out of creativity, a passion for working with her hands, and a love of adorning herself in beautiful things. Having learnt basic silversmithing skills at college, Hannah continues to study advanced techniques independently. Hannah works primarily in silver and gold and loves to work with both rough and faceted stones. She has become well known for her rough rings which she mixes with precious gemstones to create beautiful juxtapositions.

We’re delighted to welcome along locally based The Jade Closet to the Spring Fair. A treasure trove of pre-loved and vintage fashion and wedding attire; The Jade Closet also offers a range of beautiful vintage jewellery and bespoke designed accessories.

Another newcomer to Lady Magpie and Me Spring and Wedding Fair, we’re pleased to welcome along Lockerbie based Glitzaratti. An International award winning shoe design company playing host to an eclectic sparkly collection of accessories and clothing, you’ll find a range of shoes, bags, brooch bouquets as well as some beautiful personalized gift ideas too.

Kaixe
Based in South West Scotland, Kaixe creates scrumptious cupcakes - both mini and regular sized - and bespoke celebration cakes for every occasion, whether for a birthday, a special event or a wedding. Cupcakes can be ordered as a wedding tower, for favours or as a thank you. Kaixe will be joining us once more at Lady Magpie & Me Spring and Wedding Fair, so make sure to try some of the treats on offer!

So Sew Pretty
So Sew Pretty offer a variety of relaxed, fun & sociable workshops. You’ll learn heaps of new skills, meet like minded folks & find out how fun and rewarding it can be to make your own. Workshops are taught by Leah & from time to time by other invited crafty souls, keen to pass on their passion & expertise to others.

Now a Lady Magpie and Me regular, West Lothian based Kirsty Muir will be joining us once more at the Spring Fair. Having studied jewellery design for 4 years she now creates contemporary handmade jewellery in her garden studio. She likes making quirky jewellery from a range of sterling silver, gold, gemstones and incorporates bright colours, textures and fabrics in many of the pieces, often with a Scottish twist.




Here at Lady Magpie and Me, we love nothing better than reusing and recycling, so we’re pleased to welcome back Castle Douglas based Painted Chic. Painted Chic brings old furniture alive ‘shabby chic style’. With their trusty tools, they can liven up anything from a teapot to full bedroom set. Look out for a range of up cycled, hand painted furniture on the day along with smaller items such as picture frames, vases, wash jugs and bowls and jewellery boxes.

Tiny Tots Togs
A regular at Lady Magpie and Me, we’re pleased to welcome back Tiny Tots Togs to the Spring Fair. Learning the joys of sewing from a young age, mother and daughter team Tiny Tots Togs has created a fun and imaginative range of handmade dresses and clothes for your little ones from tried and tested patterns used throughout their childhood.


We’re looking forward to welcoming along Edinburgh based Pretty Paper Petals to our first fair of the year. Pretty Paper Petals hand make a range of paper flower bouquets, topiary trees, decorations and wedding accessories. Wedding accessories include table centre pieces, bride and bridesmaid bouquets, button holes and favours to suit your day.

Mark Rogers
A first timer at Lady Magpie and Me, we hope you’ll give a big welcome to another lovely new stallholder, Mark Rogers. Hailing from Lockerbie, locally based Mark designs and hand makes a range of stained and fused glass, along with a small collection of needlefelted landscape pictures.

Kilnford Farm Retail Ltd
Considered the food hub of Dumfries and Galloway, we’re thrilled to welcome along the Kilnford Farm team to Lady Magpie and Me Spring Fair.  Expect a stall laden with home reared meats, home grown veg and a wide range of the best produce Dumfries and Galloway has to offer all available through their home delivery service.

Minyara
Their first time at Lady Magpie and Me, we’re delighted to welcome along Midlothian based Minyara. They design a beautiful range of personalised, hand written wedding favour lip balms. Minyara’s all natural lipbalms are created using a mix of sweet almond oil, beeswax, cocoa butter and essential oils.



Caroline Nash Crafts
Caroline Nash Crafts will be returning once more to Lady Magpie & Me Spring and Wedding Fair. Lots of visitors to our fairs have fallen in love with her handmade Contemporary, quirky ceramics with a vintage-feel..Caroline will be packing her suitcase and will be travelling across the border from her Cumbria based studio to join us on the 5th April.

Galloway Chillies
Having just been shortlisted for Dumfries and Galloway’s Most Promising New Business, we are certainly looking forward to Galloway Chillies bringing a bit of spice to the Lady Magpie and Me Spring and Wedding Fair. They sell a whole host of all things chilli; homemade preserves, chilli seeds, plants, fresh chillies, a range of chilli mugs and chilli hot chocolate. Based in South West Scotland, not far from Wigtown, all Galloway Chillies products use British grown chillies and are Scotland’s second chilli Farm.

Cakes by Agnes
Cakes by Agnes will be returning once more for their 2nd Lady Magpie and Me Fair. Dumfries based Agnes will be bringing along a selection of handmade vintage style wedding cakes to our Spring and Wedding Fair so make sure to pay their stall a visit on the 5th April.
Goodbye, Norma Jean is travelling over the border once again and setting up shop at Lady Magpie & Me Spring Fair. "All killer, no filler!"-that's the rule at GNJ! Expect a range of on-trend vintage and designer clothing, jewellery and accessories all stylist- picked from far and wide. An eclectic melting-pot of magnificence, from the sublime to the ‘Cor, blimey!’, from the 1890's to the 1980's and beyond!

Picture Perfect Buttons
A first timer at Lady Magpie and Me, we hope you’ll give a really big welcome to another new lovely stallholder. Glasgow based Picture Perfect Buttons design and create a collection of bespoke button pictures individually made from modern and vintage buttons, embellishments and beads. With designs such as pretty hearts, stars, fairies, wording and more, each and every picture is unique.

Red Squirrel Crafts
Returning once more to Lady Magpie and Me Spring and Wedding Fair is Red Squirrel Crafts. With their trusty crochet hooks, thread, ribbon and beads, they create unique and unusual hand crocheted jewellery and accessories, inspired by the beauty of nature. Specialising in bespoke commissions and wedding jewellery, Red Squirrel Crafts have the ability to colour match to any outfit. Inspiration from nature is reflected in designs such as flowers, leaves, butterflies, sun, stars and snowflakes.




Sarah Jane Coleby
Newton Stewart based Sarah Jane Coleby will be packing her bags and returning to the Lady Magpie and Me Spring and Wedding Fair once more. Sarah-Jane takes inspiration from beasties near and far and turns wool into mini works of art through the magic of needle felting. Beautiful needled felted animals, needle felted pin cushions, hanging ornaments, garlands and needle felting kits are all on offer on the 5th April.

Topman
The Topman will be rolling up to Lady Magpie and Me for their very first fair. Based in South West Ayrshire, they’ll be showcasing a range of handmade and retail wooden spinning tops imported from Austria and Germany. Expect to be transported back to your childhood and the days of yesteryear.

Leah Halliday
As well as organising Lady Magpie & Me, Leah will be selling her designs on the day. Leah Halliday lovingly creates and designs handmade gifts, accessories and homewares inspired by vintage fabrics, ephemera, nostalgic images and forgotten fabrics. Leah is a collector of all things vintage with a home filled with ceramics, linen, ornaments, tea cups, toys & books which all inspire her work. Leah also sells an ever changing handpicked selection of vintage finds for you and your home. A jolly mix of colours, prints & patterns!

Earths Crust Bakery
Who doesn’t love a loaf of freshly home baked bread? Well, you'll be thrilled to know to that family run artisan baker's The Earth's Crust Bakery will be setting up shop at our Spring and Wedding Fair. Based in the small village of Laurieston, they produce delicious slow fermented handmade artisan breads. Follow your nose to their stall, they tend to sell out rather quickly, so it’s best to make an early appearance if you want to catch some goodies.

Lenny’s Soap
Moniaive based family run business Lenny's Soap will be coming to Lady Magpie and Me for the first time to give you all a squeaky Spring clean! They sell cold process soap with natural colourings and bath products and a range of scented candles, and will be showcasing their new collection of handmade wedding favours, including soaps, candles, small pots of honey from their very own bees.

I’m Loving You Again
Newcomer I’m Loving You Again will be paying a visit to our Spring and Wedding Fair on the 5th April. Clackmannanshire based Morag will be bringing along a whole host of recycled and reinvented jewellery and small pictures made from old antique vintage and found objects all mixed up with vintage lace and textiles. Everything is unique and a one-off piece.



Elegant Originals
Returning to our Lady Magpie and Me Spring and Wedding Fair will be Elegant Originals. The finest merino and silk fibres are used in locally based textile artist Caroline’s designs to make hand felted bridal bodices and gowns. The mix of silk chiffon along with soft felted merino and silk produces gowns of a unique, natural nature and beauty. Handmade felt is used to make wedding favours and table decorations along with a new development of felted glass candle holders as stunning table centre pieces.

Just Braw
Hailing from the West Lothian area, Just Braw are here for their very first Lady Magpie and Me fair. Coming from an artist and printmaker background, Just Braw work with linocut and screen printing and will be showcasing their collection art prints, textiles and a range of Scottish gifts for you on the day.

David Moses Photography
We are looking forward to welcoming David Moses once more to LM&M. Based in Newton Stewart, David produces relaxed, fun and classic photographs, specialising in natural and outdoors family shoots, along with beautiful, vintage, reportage wedding photography. Nothing cheesy or forced, Victorian or tacky, just beautiful photographs that will last a lifetime.

Annette’s Baking in a Box
Kircudbrightshire based Annette's Baking in a Box will be setting up shop for their first Lady Magpie and Me. Annette will be showcasing a range of treats from mini cakes and traditional fruit and sponge cakes to picnic boxes and party boxes. We hope you'll give her a lovely welcome to our Spring and Wedding Fair.


Lady Magpie & Me is thrilled to be voted Britain's Best Arts & Craft Market. 
Put a spring in your step and hop on down to the Lady Magpie & Me Spring & Wedding Fair and see if you agree.