Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Summer Fete

Come & Join Us!

It's not long now till our next Lady Magpie & Me on Saturday 9th August at Castle Douglas Town Hall, and we hope you'll be coming along too! We're getting rather excited here at Lady Magpie & Me, we're thrilled to have over 20 stalls for visitors to peruse at the Summer Fete. 

There really is something for everyone and a wonderful curated mix of handmade, design, craft, vintage, food & so much more!

Are you a whizz at stitching? Green Fingered? Consider yourself as the next Picasso? Or love nothing better than cooking up a storm in the kitchen.....well why not enter our Summer Show, lots of classes and you've a chance of winning gift vouchers that can be spent on the day. Go on, try your luck and join in the fun! For more info and details click here to read 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!  Sit down and put your feet up after all the shopping at our pop up tearoom! Old fashioned hot and cold refreshments with a twist are all on offer to conquer your parched throats!

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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. 


Hailing from Kircudbright, Jo Gallant is a well-established local designer-maker. At her stall, you’ll be able to add your very own design in beautiful hand-stitched linen to a cotton bag and have it stitched before your very eyes!

Udderly Moolicious Cupcake Co
An udderly fantastic selection of cupcakes, cakes, and cake jars, brownies, mini loafs and meringues. Udderly Moolicious Cupcake Co will be coming along to their first Lady Magpie & Me. All products are freshly baked from the oven, you’ll be able to taste the difference!

In the Frame
We’re pleased to welcome along Kilmarnock based In the Frame to our Summer Fete. At their stall, you’ll find beautifully designed word art, which can also be personalised to accommodate your word wants!

Aileen Keys Jewellery
Aileen creates contemporary sterling silver jewellery designed and hand crafted using traditional silversmith tools and techniques. Pieces include various textures and the addition of resin for colour and definition.

If I Could Turn Back Time
Hailing from Kilmarnock, we’re delighted to welcome If I Could Turn Back Time to their very first Lady Magpie & Me fair. Featuring a host of nattily made clocks, which have been recycled from the likes of vintage tins and books – see if you can spot your old favourite bedtime story!

Warmanbie Wools
Locally based Warmanbie Wools will be setting up shop for the first time at our Summer Fete. Fiona spins her own wool then leaves the wool to it’s own natural devices or she dyes it, using the wool to knit or weave small bags and scarves. She also hand dyes silk scarves and uses silk and other fibres in her work.




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!


Her first time at Lady Magpie & Me, we’re delighted to welcome Renfrewshire based Katie to the Summer Fete. Katie will be packing her vintage suitcases and selling a delightful range of vintage goods and furniture all hand picked from France and Belgium. Ooh la la!

We’re thrilled to welcome back Aldaron Woodcrafts to Lady Magpie & Me. They design unique, handmade, personalised chopping and serving boards, wooden benches, house signs, clocks, book ends, signs for sheds, stables etc, little decorated eggs and pebbles, children's door signs & coat hooks. Aldaron Woodcrafts use locally sourced hardwoods such as sycamore, holly, cherry ash and wych elm for our smaller products and thick, rustic pine for making our benches.

Glasgow based Doris Does Doodles will be showcasing a whole host of illustrations with a retro vibe for the very first time at Lady Magpie & Me. These are based on photos of people, places and pets. Expect oodles of quirky illustrations in vintage frames and prints on fabric, greeting cards and some illustration craft based goodies.

We're looking forward to welcoming back Heather Andrews to our Summer Fete. Heather is a qualified jeweller based in Dumfries & Galloway. She designs and creates eye-catching, ethical jewellery and makes a wide range of bright, colourful and inexpensive jewellery from bio-degradable plastic. 

Inspired by picnics and afternoon tea, expect a range of vintage and retro recycled lovelies by Just My Cup Of Tea. A fabulous selection of tea cup candles, homewares, kitchenalia, cake stands, picnic ware and pretty things.



Rachel's Wonders Jewellery
Rachel’s Wonders Jewellery is an Aladdins Cave of many styles and colours. Expect handmade kitsch and quirky jewellery, including; printed home ware, teapot lamps, and hair accessories. We look forward to welcoming back Rachel over the border to Lady Magpie & Me Summer Fete.

Kircudbrightshire based Annette's Baking in a Box will be setting up shop for Lady Magpie and Me once more. Annette will be showcasing a range of treats from mini cakes and traditional fruit and sponge cakes to picnic boxes and party boxes. 

Roncadora Press will be joining us once more at our Summer Fete. They produce artists books and limited edition handmade poetry pamphlets, as well as a range of cards and prints for you to persue on the day.

We’re delighted to welcome along Dolly Daydreams to Lady Magpie & Me, its ther first time at our fairs. A change from their usual settings in pop up vintage shops, they’ll be selling a whole host of vintage and vintage style clothes, as well as a lovely mix of accessories ranging from the 1950’s to the ‘80’s.

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 why not discussion your ideas on the day. Kaixe will be joining us once more at Lady Magpie & Me Summer Fete, so make sure to try some of the treats on offer!

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 Summer Fete.



Jade Closet
We’re delighted to welcome back locally based The Jade Closet to the Summer Fete. 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.

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!

Goodbye, Norma Jean
Goodbye, Norma Jean is travelling over the border once again and setting up shop at Lady Magpie & Me Summer Fete. "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!

So Sew Pretty
So Sew Pretty offer a variety of relaxed, fun & sociable workshops at Solway House set in the grounds of the Crichton, Dumfries. 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.



Enter our Summer Show at Lady Magpie & Me

Roll up! Roll up!
Show us your very best at our Lady Magpie & Me Summer Show. 

Entries are welcome for as many classes as you wish but just one entry per class.
Show off your talents and enter for the chance to win a gift voucher or two to be spent on the day at the Summer Fete on the 9th August at Castle Douglas Town Hall from 10am till 4pm. £1 Entry Kids go Free.

Go on, try your luck and join in the fun!