Thursday, 25 September 2008

Our New Flickr Profile

If you just can't contain your excitement or if your curiosity refuses to be tamed, you can sneak a peek at some work by the designers and makers attending Made In The Shade II on Flickr. Hoorah! You can browse the Made In The Shade photostream here.

If you already have a Flickr profile or if you're now just about to open one, please do make Made In The Shade a contact. You might want to join our group? If you have any pretty pictures of a previous Made In The Shade event, you might want to add them to our pool?

Come snoop around!

Made In The Shade loves you


She's Crafty! We're Crafty!

Why, looky here! A selection of Made In The Shade II sellers are featured in a lovely post on Glasgow-based neo-craft resource, She's Crafty! Swell!

She's Crafty is a blogsite run by 'Miss Crafty' as a salute to those old-timey and creative things which inspire her. Sprinkling the internet with crafty gems and witty insights into the mind of a craft connoisseur, the site is really rather wonderful! She's Crafty is a celebration of the joy of making things - from a batch of scones to a fifties inspired ballgown. The site provides light relief from the cube farm of work and the blandness of mass-produced goods. It's a window into the world of Miss Crafty and a magical crafty portal which will transport visitors into a realm of inspiring crafters and fabulous goods. In short, it's fun, it's friendly and it's worth a visit!

Clear here to read the post!

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Introducing... Made In The Shade II Exhibitors!

Why hello there!

Autumn 2008 sees Made In The Shade gravitate toward all things indulgent and luxurious! As the afternoons become drearier and the nights become longer, what better time of year to throw the credit crunch to the wind, treat yourself and enjoy a little bit of pampering before cosying down with your honey after a hard day's indie shopping?

Come visit! Spend the day browsing a fabulous range of truly unique, ethically produced and affordable products brought to you by some of the UKs finest, most innovative creative talent! When your feet get a little bit tired, a cup of tea and a bun from the gorgeous Doocot cafe is just what you need!

We are so excited to announce the talented designers and makers joining us at Made In The Shade II at The Lighthouse for the shopping event of the season! Get your notebook and your pen out - you may want to make a list of gifts you need to buy on the day! You don't want to miss anything!

From the Made In The Shade team, we have...

1. Clare Nicolson Textile Design: Clare brings her birdies along for a day out at The Lighthouse!

2. Suzanne Smith Design: Suzanne showcases of her vintage-inspired crafty supplies

3. Stella My Star: Jo, Godmother of Craft, presents her range of handmade jewellery and accessories

4. Nana Moon: Carrie brings along her magic suitcase filled with vintage treasure and ephemera

From across the UK, we have...

5. Feel Fuzzy: wonderfully nostalgic, handmade journals, accessories and art

6. Gorjuss: beautiful art work and gifts by Suzanne Wolcott

7. Pammie Annie Mackay: handmade bags, belts and purses from the very talented Pammie Annie

8. Pistol Whip Vintage: The PWV gals spill out their closets for Made In The Shade vintage lovers

9. Flossy & Dossy: 1950s inspired frocks and accessories by seamstress Wendy Richardson

10. Madness Of Many: Foxes! Robots! Creatures! Wonderful handmade gifts by Kimberley Diamond

11. Aubeebop Jewellery: Fabulous, colourful space-age style accessories

12. The Curious Swift: Unusual, handmade jewellery and accessories by Gini

13. Off With Her Head: Glamorous millinery for the burlesque goddess in you!

14. Haberdash House: Marie introduces her new jewellery range inspired by the circus!

15. The Dandelion Project: Knitted collars and cuffs + beautiful printed gifts by designers Vala & Ian

16. Elfie Loves: Vintage connoisseur Diana Kiernander brings a touch of vintage exclusivity to the affair!

17. Jennie Loof: Beautiful garments, handmade from reclaimed vintage fabric by seamstress Jennie

18. Emily Chandler: Handmade jewellery and accessories by designer and maker Emily

19. INTO Textile Design: Felted and knitted designs from INTO - cosy!

20. Kes Designs: Oh so cute items for mini Made In The Shaders!

21. J'emmajo: Luxurious scarves and accessories from Emma Jo Webster

22. Made By Mother: Art & Gifts by Mhari McMullan

23. Bindy Boo Designs: Handmade books and journals by Eva Gustavsson

24. Lullabylily + Covetables: Enchanting creatures knitted and sewn with love!

25. Bedcrumb Boutique: Indulgent gifts for the home: think cushions and oddment teasets! Beautiful!

26. Crikey Aphrodite: Handmade garters and glamorous undies: perfect for those cosy nights in!

27. Leah Halliday: Talented designer and seamstress Leah Halliday showcases at Made In The Shade!

28. Anna Whyte Clothing: Quality, luxurious, classic tailoring from Anna Whyte

29. Syrah Jay Jewellery: Ecclectic textile and beaded jewellery from Syrah Jay

30. Magic Alice: Charms and trinkets become gorgeous accessories with help from Magic Alice

From the Creative Entrepreneurs Club we have...

31. Lady Wurlitzer: vintage inspired bath & beauty

32. YHF Photography: street art oddities by Garry Maclennan

33. Cotton Candy Corsage: corsages, fascinators and accessories by the lovely Rebecca Holland

34. Jacqueline Graham Jewellery: jewellery and accessories

35. Showpony: beautiful textile design by Emma Henderson

36. Crazy for Ruthie: jewellery and accessories by Ruth Patterson

37. The Cake Goddess: tasty, eadible treats by Laura Macdonald

38. In A Pickle: fabulous millinery and pretty accessories

39. The Rainbow Effect: Cheery, colourful clothing and accessories for people big and small

40. Jocelyn Turley: Design pieces by Jocelyn

41. The Lighthouse Shop: For all your design needs and gift ideas!

From Glasgow Craft Mafia we have...

42. Marionette: Home of the vintage cup candle, Marionette's range of accessories and homewares is swell!

43. Natalie Farrell: Sugary sweet textiles and beautiful handmade bags and purses

44. Librarian Barbarian: Cassette tape accessories and reclaim designs by Markie. Hoorah!

45. Global Guru: Indulgent, eclectic textiles by Morag Macpherson

46. Electra French: Pants! Tshirts! Citrus coloured accessories and day-glow wonders by Dougie & Chums!

47. Pumpkin Sputnik: Handmade stationery and notebooks for those all-important lists!

48. Miso Funky: Homewares, emobroidery and kawaii stationery

49. Ding Dong Designs: Get your handknitted celebrity-style finger puppets here!

50. Dazed Dorothy: Leathersmith Corinne creates the most gorgeous and intricately designed clutch bags

51. Florence Box Jewellery: Sally uses reclaimed vintage materials to create a beautiful range of jewellery

52. t-boo: Scrabble letter bracelet? You saw it here first!

53. OSM: Neil Slorance is the OSM robot boy and we love him and his beautiful paintings!

54. We Are The Robots: Handmade jewellery and accessories with a rock'n'roll twist!

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

We're in The Skinny!

Yes, yes. Made In The Shade is popping up in all the right places these days!

Click here to read our little mention in The Skinny Student Guide.

The article is really very useful and gives a great overview of some of the otherwise hidden style treasures in Glasgow. Brazen, Raw Vintage, Mr Ben and Betsy Labelle all feature! Hoorah!

Oh - and a quick thank you too to those Made In The Shade II exhibitors who have included Made In The Shade news on their social networking profiles and in their blog pages already! Made In The Shade loves you.

Be sure to keep those peepers peeled for more Made In The Shade tittle tattle in your favourite mags, papers and on your favourite websites over the next few weeks!

Monday, 15 September 2008

Robson & Mason

Early bird customers who made it along to Made In The Shade back in May received a wonderful FREE goody bag as a memento of their visit. To ensure our gifts were super-special, we gathered contributions from generous Made In The Shade exhibitors and from our lovely hosts at The Lighthouse. Bags included beautiful accessories, gocco prints, badges and pins, sticker sets, framed photographs, designer mugs and an assortment of other handmade wonders destined to put grins on the faces of any indie design lover!

If you missed out on free treats last time, never fear! The early bird goody bag fairy will make her return visit to Made In The Shade on October 25th and this time the gifts are set to be even more impressive - if this is, indeed, possible! We are currently accepting contributions for inclusion in this season's gift bag. To find out more please contact

However, aherm, a very, very special mention must be granted to the incredible contribution we received from haberdashery masters Robson & Mason. Customers and crafties who manage to get their mitts on the free packs we received from the very generous Robson & Mason will surely whoop with joy! To learn more about Robson & Mason, please do visit their blogsite. Bringing together a delightful mixture of posts about up-coming designers, artists, film makers, embroiderers, pattern designers and photographers with reviews of some of the quirkiest clubs, websites, books and blogs that attract their keen eyes, the blog is both beautiful and engaging. It's worth popping over just to see their gorgeous promo shots! Brightly coloured buttons, ribbons and pin cushions... Exquisite! Visit to shop for trimmings, fabric, buttons, beads and, and, and, every little bit and bob you could dream of to make your crafty creations that extra touch of pretty.

Made In The Shade on Indie Quarter

My oh my! We are awfully excited to be featured on the fabulous Indie Quarter this month! For those of you who may not be regular readers of Indie Quarter (yet!), the site is jam packed with wonderful blogs, interviews and shopping previews from the world of independent design and is a wonderful resource for both handmade lovers and makers and designers.

We are lucky to have received such strong support from the guys and gals at Indie Quarter and we're thrilled that Made In The Shade will receive extended coverage on the site in the run up to our October and December events at The Lighthouse, Glasgow.

To read our first Guest Blogger article, click here!

In the coming weeks, you will be able to read interviews with event organisers and sellers and you will be treated to a sneaky peek into a Day In The Life of Glasgow-based textile designer, Glasgow Craft Mafia Don and Made In The Shade Co-organiser, Clare Nicolson! How exciting!? To whet your appetite, you can have a little flick through a past Indie Quarter Day In The Life written by Made In The Shader, Carrie Maclennan aka Lady Wurlitzer: click here for more.