Thursday, 1 August 2013

Lady Magpie & Me Summer Fete


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!

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!

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.

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!

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 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!