Thursday, 8 May 2014

Applications now open for Lady Magpie & Me Summer Fete!


We're on the hunt again for the perfect mix of designer/makers, artists, vintage sellers and artisan foods for our next event!

The Lady Magpie & Me Summer Fete will take place at the Town Hall in the bustling town of Castle Douglas on Saturday 9th August 2014 from 10am till 4pm, with £1 entry and kids go free.

We want to offer customers and visitors to Lady Magpie & Me, a wonderful curated mix of designer/makers, vintage, food and so much more! Our hope is to offer an alternative shopping experience, promoting high quality craft, design and art alongside vintage sellers and artisan foods from Scotland and beyond.

We'll be celebrating our 2nd birthday in August and we feel Lady Magpie & Me is a unique event within Dumfries & Galloway. After the success of our previous events we now hope that Lady Magpie & Me becomes a date in the diary with 3 events hosted in Spring, Summer and Winter. 

If you'd like to apply then please get in touch here and complete our online application.
PLEASE NOTE: Deadline for applications is midnight on 17th May 2014.

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. 


Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Lady Magpie & Me Winter Fair


We hope you can come and join us at Lady Magpie & Me Winter Fair. We've a curated collection of craft, design, art, vintage and artisan food from Scotland & beyond. Enjoy browsing 40 stall over two floors, its the perfect time to shop for Christmas all under one roof. Meet the makers and buy unique gifts & eats for your friends and family, there's sure to be that special something!

Just some of the photo taken at our photobooth at our last LM&M
Thank you to Rachel Kirkpatrick for sharing these.
Why not pick a prop and say cheese! Our pop up photobooth will be making a return visit to our Winter Fair, and expect a festive feel to some of our props!. And remember to share your shots with us on facebook and twitter, we’d love to see who strikes a pose on the day. You can use our Hashtag #LMandM There’s also some good old fashioned colouring in to keep the kiddiewinks amused, but we’ll not be at all surprised if we have some adults joining in too! Or in between shopping, you could enjoy a crafty workshop hosted by So Sew Pretty, suitable for children and adults.


* EARLY BIRD GIVEAWAY * 

Want a chance to win £50 AT Lady Magpie & Me Winter Fair.......well get there early! The first 250 visitors through the door will get their names put in hat. One lucky winner will win a £50 Gift Voucher to spend at Lady Magpie & Me Winter Fair on the 2nd Nov at Castle Douglas Town Hall. The Winner will be drawn as soon as we reach 250, and you'll need to be there to collect the prize as its only valid on the day of the Winter Fair. 
We open at 10am, so form an orderly queue!

So who will be there on the day, well sit back enjoy a cuppa as you read our wonderful list of stallholders.


Cotton Heart Studio
We’re really pleased to welcome back local business Cotton Heart Studio to our Winter Fair. Expect a wonderful selection of handmade crocheted accessories such as hats, ear-warmers, wrist-warmers and hair clips for babies, children and adults. She also makes little gifts like garlands and coasters for the home. The perfect festive finishing touch for your home.

Splashpoint Art
Splashpoint Art produce a range of unique and contemporary tableware from original art work by local D&G based artists. 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. They sell a range of mugs, coasters, placemats, and prints.

Planet Jopeter
Planet Jopeter is a collaboration between Jo Gallant (studio textiles) and Pete Machell (woodwork/product design). We have been working together on ideas that we can produce in our own Galloway-based workshops and will be selling trays and containers.

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

Little Vintique
Little Vintique are p
urveyors of vintage homewares & treasures and we'll be welcoming them along for the first time at Lady Magpie & Me. They have been busy sourcing acros the U.k and have lots of fabulous treasures to unveil at the Winter Fair.

Granny Sally’s Soap Kitchen
An Edinburgh based, family Run soap making company, we’re pleased to introduce Granny Sally’s Soap Kitchen with their playful and quirky handmade soaps and scrubs skincare which are all a play on food. They also create superb one of a kind vintage teacup candles and sundae candles right out of your favourite 50's malt shop.Weight Watchers magazine said that their vanilla bean rice scrub is the best scrub they have tried in years. Look out for their cheesecake soap too!

Once Upon a Time in the North
Once Upon a Time in the North will be back once more and heading over the border to join us at Lady Magpie & Me 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. And there are lots of handmade lovelies and haberdashery coming in her vintage suitcase!

Galloway Chillies
Galloway Chillies will be coming along for the very first time to our Winter Fair sadly the snow last year stopped them from taking part at our Spring Fair. They're a relatively new business, Launched in Oct 2012, producing their own range of preserves and supplying fresh chillies and plants. They're based in South West Scotland not far from Wigtown – Scotland’s National Book Town and are Scotland’s second chilli farm. With a range of chillies, ranging from mild to super hot. All our products use chillies which have been grown in Britain and they plan to eventually use their own home grown chillies.





Lilys Chocolate
Lily's Chocolates are a local business owned by Bobby & Tracy McCleary and we're delighted to be welcoming them along for the very first time to Lady magpie & Me. They specialise in bespoke, handmade chocolates & truffles. All of their produce is created using the highest quality ingredients, and every item is individually made by hand.

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.

Just My Cup of Tea
Inspired by picnics and afternoon tea, vintage and retro recycled by Just My Cup Of Tea. Expect vintage and recyled homewares including tea cup candles, cake stands, picnic ware and pretty things.

Runaway Baa Baa
Runaway Baa Baa works with local sheeps wool from their own rare breed manx loaghtan sheep and the sheep from my neighbouring farmers and smallholders. They handcard, spin and crochet, knit or weave to create unique slippers with sheepskin soles, individual clothing and home furnishings. They also make a small number of items using other fibres and recycled woolens.

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.

Choose a cheese
High quality cows, goats and sheep cheese from Scotland and further afield. Expect a delicious selection of local, national, and international artisan cheeses at the Winter Fair.






The Canny Squirrel
We're really pleased to welcoming back The Canny Squirrel to our Winter Fair this year. 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.

Stella & Bella Vintage
Stella & Bella Vintage sell a wide range of fun and pretty vintage homewares. They include: a wide range of vintage glasswares; beautiful teasets and pretty vintage trios; a range of good quaility kitchenalia; and lovely vintage linens and fabrics. We can't wait to see what treasures they'll be bringing along to our Winter Fair.

Cakes by Agnes

Inspired by her visit to Lady Magpie & Me. Cakes by Agnes will be bringing a a selection of handmade vintage style christmas cakes to the Winter Fair. We are sure you'll give her a lovely welcome as its her first time at our fair.


Love Ellie
We will be welcoming along Love Ellie who'll be showcasing their handmade handbags, accessories and homewares. Their veggie friendly and made from traditional and sustainable materials. Love Ellie style is quirky with a vintage twist. The vegan bags and wallets they design are registered with the Vegan Society and carry their trademark logo.

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.

KGRGlass
We’re delighted to welcome along locally based KGR Glass once more to Lady Magpie & Me. They’ll be showcasing a range of window and wall hangers, pictures and freestanding art made from stained, copperfoil and fused glass. There are some delightful new festive designs coming too.

Gene Howe Love Knitting

We will be welcoming back locally based Gene Howe Love Knitting to our Lady Magpie & Me Winter Fair. She uses a mix of hand, machine knitting and felting using 100%wool and yarn with a high content of wool to create handmade lovelies. Expect more of her rather delightful knitted bears plus lots of knitted designs perfect for the wintertime! 

Tootie McCloed
Tootie McLeod is inspired by vintage items and flowers. This time round he'll be selling a specially selected range of mainly 1930s - 50s ceramics including lots of wonderful two handled vases for flowers and berries (ideal for Christmas displays) and some cute ceramic animal friends.





Blooms Florist
The design team at Blooms Florist, led by Margaret and Dawn Robson continually strive to create truly beautiful, bespoke, inspiring and innovative Floristry. Using only the finest flowers and materials available they consistently produce beautiful floral works of art to the delight of their clients. They'll be bringing along fresh flower cupcakes and tea cups, corn stooks, lavender bags, hearts and pin cushions to the Winter Fair.

Kirsty Muir Jewellery
Kirsty Muir Jewellery is originally from the Doon Valley in Ayrshire but now lives in West Lothian. Having studied jewellery design for 4 years she now creates jewellery in her garden studio. She likes making quirky jewellery from sterling silver and incorporates bright colours, textures and fabrics in many of the pieces. Her most recent range features an etched Fair Isle pattern which she teams with funky felt in bright zingy shades. 

Abbotts Chocolates

Now it wouldn't be Christmas without chocolate, so its a good job we have Abbotts Chocolates coming along to the Fair. Based in the Scottish Border town of Langholm, Abbotts Chocolates specialises in hand-made, delicious chocolates. Its their very first time at our events so we're looking forward to tasting their wares.

Grandma Sue
Gorgeous vintage inspired gifts, homewares & accessories created using salvaged, upcycled and preloved materials; sitting side by side with an eclectic mix of original vintage & retro collectables. Grandma Sue is run by the volunteers at Sue Ryder - the pieces they sell are created by the volunteers from materials donated to the shop. Grandma Sue is also non-profit making as the proceeds from each sale made is donated back to the charity. 

Grannie Jean's
We've another local food producer joining us at the Winter Fair. Fresh traditionally Home Baked Products, Meat and Vegetarian Varieties of Pasties, Meat Pies & Quiches. Traditionally made Pork pies, inc Layered Pork Pies eg: Pork and Game, Pork and Haggis.


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 Tiny Tots Togs use today are from the dresses her sister and her used to wear in our childhood. They hope your little ones enjoy wearing them as much as she enjoys making them!

Caroline Nash Crafts
Caroline Nash Crafts will be returning once more to Lady Magpie & Me Winter Fair. Lots of visitors to our fairs have fallen in love with her handmade Contemporary, quirky ceramics with a vintage-feel. Come and meet Caroline, she’ll be travelling across the border from her studio in Cumbria to join us on the 2nd November.

A Bee Provided

Honey, Beeswax Candles, Beeswax Soaps, Furniture polish, Lip Balm.




Roncadora Press
Roncadora Press will be joining us at Lady Magpie & Me in Castle Douglas. They produce artists books and limited edition handmade poetry pamphlets.

Kaixe
Based in South West Scotland, Kaixe create cupcakes - both mini and regular sized - and celebration cakes for every occasion. Kaixe will be joining us once more at Lady Magpie & Me, so get yourself along to our Winter Fair for some of their tasty cupcakes and cakes, their bloomin delicious!

Sam Samson 
Sam Samson has spent the last 25 years re inventing things. Turning old bobbins into twine holders, creating toys, lamps and hourglasses. You'll find weathered oak,scorched painted,treen tables chairs,lino prints and more. Come and meet the maker at the Winter Fair, its their first time at the fair so I hope you'll make them feel very welcome. 

Helen Ryman Arts
Locally based Helen Ryman Arts will be joining us at Lady Magpie & Me Winter Fair. She will be showcasing Oil paintings, Limited edition Giclee prints and Greetings cards of the people, places and animals of Galloway. 

Morag Macpherson Textiles
We're thrilled to welcome back locally based Morag Macpherson Textiles to our Lady Magpie & Me. 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. 

Silver Tree Studio 
We're looking forward to welcoming along Heather Andrews to Lady Magpie & Me. Heather is a qualified jeweller based in Dumfries & Galloway. She designs and creates eye-catching, yet wearable ethical jewellery. Beautiful organic textures, textile inserts and the imprint of real leaves highlight my recycled silver and copper jewellery. She also creates bio-degradable jewellery. A wide range of gloriously bright, colourful and inexpensive items are made by fusing tiny pieces of bio-degradable plastic. These include cute bird earrings and brooches, kiltpins and striped cufflinks and tie clips. 

Goodbye Norma Jean 
Goodbye, Norma Jean is travelling over the border and setting up shop at Lady Magpie & Me Winter Fair. "All killer, no filler!"-that's the rule at GNJ! Everything is stylist- picked from far and wide, laundered, mended, often customised and priced to reflect condition and rarity value...an eclectic melting-pot of magnificence, from the sublime to the "Cor, blimey!", from the 1890's to the 1980's!



Thursday, 1 August 2013

Lady Magpie & Me Summer Fete

LADY MAGPIE & ME SUMMER FETE 3RD AUGUST 2013

So who would have thought nearly a whole year has passed since our very first Lady Magpie & Me. I hope you'll be able to come along to our Lady Magpie & Me Summer Fete on the 3rd August at Castle Douglas Town Hall, 10-4pm. £1 Entry and KIDS GO FREE!
Tea, cake, vintage clothing, retro homewares, collectables, toys, jewellery, artisan bread, bags, shoes, furniture, photography, jams, skincare and soaps...simply a Town Hallful of hand-picked and curated designer/makers, artisan foods and vintage finds plus so much more! Britain's Best Arts & Crafts Market is BACK so come and join us and help us celebrate our 1st Birthday in typical LM&M style!

We're really rather thrilled to welcome along not one but two magazines on the day!


Home & Antiques Magazine will be joining us at our Summer Fete. Their H&A northern agent, the wonderful Juliet (Mrs GOT) will have some super duper offers in store for our LM&M visitors. Buy the issue for just £2 rrp. £3.99. Also back issues for £1.......And a subscription offer of 5 issues for £5.



We'll also have the company of Dumfries & Galloway Life - the region's favourite, multi award-winning magazine at the heart of the community. The new-look Dumfries & Galloway Life features an expanded notebook section, new regular features, in-depth stories on what makes the region so great – from its inspiring people to its fabulous food and drink and vibrant arts and culture scene, which is the envy of communities all over the world. Come & say hello to Editor Andrea Thomson who'll be on hand with subscription offers and copies of the new-look August edition. 

There's also some other going ons on the day. Why not bring along something for our Plant & Produce Swap Table. Are you green fingered? Grow your Own? or love to make your own from the fruits of your labour........well why not join in with our Plant & Produce Swap at our LM&M Summer Fete. Its simple just bring along some plant and produce from your garden or allotment and then swap it for something else on the table.


We’ve also got our very own pop up photobooth, so pick a prop and say cheese. And remember to share your shots with us on facebook and twitter, we’d love to see who strikes a pose on the day. You can use our Hashtag #LMandM There’s also some good old fashioned colouring in to keep the kiddiewinks amused, but we’ll not be at all surprised if we have some adults joining in too!

Or in between shopping, sipping tea & eating cake you could enjoy a crafty workshop learning how to make your very own handmade rosette, perfect for your lapel or in your hair!  The workshop is 45 minutes, and costs £4 and is at 2pm, suitable for children and adults. Places are limited so sign up with Leah at So Sew Pretty on the day to book your place.

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


Mrs Green’s Tea Lounge
It's that time again when Mrs Green must don her apron and go underground in order to bring you the most delicious treats. Mrs Green will be selling the most delicious Ice Cream Cones and Sundae's at  Lady Magpie & Me - Summer Fete! this weekend along with all the usual tasty cakes and incredible edibles! 

Goldings Old Things
Golding's Old Things will be packing up their suitcases with lots of vintage treasures for our magpie's to peruse this Saturday at Lady Magpie & Me Summer Fete. Expect a fine selection of beautiful china pieces, luminous glassware, nostalgic pictures, elegant mirrors, an eclectic range of textiles and quirky small salvage items et cetera!

Circa72Jewellery
Circa 72 Jewellery design and make jewellery using silver, freshwater pearls, gemstones and occasional accents of gold. There jewellery is inspired by nature and personal memories. And you'll be able to meet the maker, Kary Purvis at Lady Magpie & Me Summer Fete.

Sarah-Jane Coleby
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 can't wait to see what wonderful creatures Sarah-Jane Coleby Artist creates for our Lady Magpie & Me Summer Fete. A whole host of beautiful needle felted animals that are ready to head off to their new homes. Come and meet Sarah on the 3rd August.

Earth’s Crust Bakery
Here at Lady Magpie & Me we LOVE bread. So we are ever so pleased to be welcoming along The Earth's Crust Bakery to our Summer Fete on the 3rd August. Delicious and freshly baked artisan breads just for you on the day.

Once Upon a Time in the North
Once Upon a Time in the North will be back once more and heading over the border to join us at Lady Magpie & Me Summer Fete. 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. And there are lots of handmade lovelies coming in her vintage suitcase!

Kaixe
Based in South West Scotland, Kaixe create cupcakes - both mini and regular sized - and celebration cakes for every occasion. Kaixe will be joining us once more at Lady Magpie & Me, so get yourself along to our Summer Fete for some of their tasty cupcakes, their bloomin delicious!

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.



Dermia
We'll be welcoming along another new stallholder on Saturday. Dermia are based in Scotland and produce skincare using the finest natural ingredients, including sunflower oil, cocoa butter, shea butter and natural vitamin E. Their beautiful range of natural skin care is for acne prone skin, sensitive skin and and of course normal and dry types.The range includes moisturisers, hand creams, scrubs, exfoliators, lipbalms and nettle SLS free shampoo.

Caroline Nash Crafts
Caroline Nash Crafts will be returning once more to Lady Magpie & Me Summer Fete. Lots of visitors to our fairs have fallen in love with her ceramics and mixed media designs. Come and meet Caroline, she’ll be travelling across the border from her studio in Cumbria to join us on the 3rd August.

Kirsty Muir Jewellery
Kirsty Muir Jewellery is originally from the Doon Valley in Ayrshire but now lives in West Lothian. Having studied jewellery design for 4 years she now creates jewellery in her garden studio. She likes making quirky jewellery from sterling silver and incorporates bright colours, textures and fabrics in many of the pieces. Her most recent range features an etched Fair Isle pattern which she teams with funky felt in bright zingy shades. We hope you'll give Kirsty a huge big welcome at Lady Magpie & Me Summer Fete.

Dunnabie Farm Foods
It makes us very happy here at Lady Magpie & Me to welcome along new stallholders to the fairs we host. So we'd like to introduce Dunnabie Farm Foods who will be joining us at our Summer Fete. They are Farm Butchers, using traditional Beef, Lamb and Pork, sourced in the local area. We hope you'll give them a huge big welcome on Saturday the 3rd August.

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 our Summer Fete.

Blackbird Alley
Blackbird Alley will be be heading to D&G from the capital to join us on the day. Blackbird Alley loves mixing traditional pen & ink, vintage textiles, text and drawing to create beautiful art and prints for your walls! They’ll be bringing along a nice selection of prints, handmade haberdashery and illustrated vintage plates……plus new illustrated clips and earrings.

Hero Chic Shoes
Hero Chic Heels will be returning to LM&M Summer Fete, why not give your shoes a new lease of life and discuss the possibilities on the day!

KGRGlass
We’re delighted to welcome along locally based KGR Glass once more to Lady Magpie & Me. They’ll be showcasing a range of window and wall hangers, pictures and freestanding art made from stained, copperfoil and fused glass.

Tickety Boo
Tickety Boo Jam will be joining us on the day. If you missed them at our recent Makers Market them why not come and sample their tasty home grown and homemade Jams, Chutney and award winning Marmalades.

Susan Sews
Susan Sews will be joining us for the very first time at our Summer Fete. Susan creates handmade quirky handbags, purses, gadget cases, keyrings and cushions. She loves brightly patterned and unusual fabric, along with colourful trimmings and buttons and a mixture of new and recycled fabrics and fastenings.



Painted Chic
We love nothing better than recycling and reusing so we'll be welcoming along another lovely new stallholder to our Lady Magpie & Me. Painted Chic will joining us on the 3rd August and there based in Castle Douglas. Hand painted furniture, picture frames,vases, candlesticks, jugs & bowls, lamps etc.

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.

David Moses
We are looking forward to welcoming David Moses Family Portraits once more to LM&M. Based in Newton Stewart, David produces relaxed, fun and classic photographs. Nothing cheesy or forced, Victorian or tacky, just beautiful photographs that will last a lifetime. David specialises in natural and outdoors family shoots.

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

Hinton Pottery
Castle Douglas based Hinton Pottery create various items from glass filled ceramic coasters and ceramic buttons to jewellery, candle sticks and heart shaped wall 'danglies' and even pictures of landscapes entirely made from clay.

Goodbye Norma Jean
Goodbye, Norma Jean is travelling over the border and setting up shop at Lady Magpie & Me Summer Fete. "All killer, no filler!"-that's the rule at GNJ! Everything is stylist- picked from far and wide, laundered, mended, often customised and priced to reflect condition and rarity value...an eclectic melting-pot of magnificence, from the sublime to the "Cor, blimey!", from the 1890's to the 1980's!

Roncadora Press
Roncadora Press will be joining us for the first time at our Lady Magpie & Me in Castle Douglas. They produce artists books and limited edition handmade poetry pamphlets. If you missed them at the Makers Market last month then be sure to pop along to our Summer Fete this Saturday.

Nessie Cosmetics
Based in Dumfries & Galloway we'll be welcoming along Nessie Cosmetics to LM&M for the very first time. They make handmade soaps and bath treats pop by their stall and give them a lovely welcome.

So Come and Join Us
......Party Hats at the ready!