Tuesday, 7 April 2009

The MITS Blog 'n' Roll Party

The Made In The Shade Gals & The Skinny team are thrilled to invite y'all to our Blog'n'Roll Party!

The soiree, thrown in celebration of the launch of our all-new Made In The Shade blog on www.theskinny.co.uk takes place at Macsorley's Music Bar (Jamaica Street, Glasgow) on Thursday 16th April between 7pm and 12 midnight.

Here's the deal...

7pm - 8pm: Drinks Reception

Show your invitation to the hostess and enjoy a complimentary glass of bucks fizz. Supplies will be limited so make sure to swing by early!

8pm - 9.30pm: Live Entertainment

We are doggone thrilled to welcome authentic rockabilly trio The MeatMen and old-time twisted country twosome, The Dirt to the Blog'n'Roll Party! We love it when our favourite acts join in the fun!

9.30pm - close: Mingling, nibbling and toe-tapping

Sit back, grab a drink from the bar and tap those toes along to the vintage playlist (by Lady Wurlitzer). Enjoy a canope and chatter with likeminds while admiring the products of our favourite Made In The Shade vendors - as modelled by the makers themselves and our troupe of fabulous Shaders!


Monday, 6 April 2009

Phewee Jamboree!

Whoops! There goes another Made In The Shade!

Well, we did have high hopes and we did have the jitter(bug) for about week prior, but all in all it's safe to say that the Springtime Jamboree was surely a rootin' tootin success! We received some fabulous feedback from customers on the quality and range of work exhibited by the wonderful vendors and we received some lovely comments from visitors on how fabulous the event was. Shucks!

Thank you to the designers, neo-crafters and vintage sellers who took part in the event. Y'all made such a wonderful effort and it absolutely paid off. Thank you to the 600 visitors who took the time to come see us and spend time at our event (except for the handful of clearly misplaced/lost sneaky petes who tried to get past the welcome table without paying the measly £1 entry charge/charity donation - that's just not acceptable Made In The Shade-style behaviour and we bid y'all good day!) Thank you to Jamie and all the staff at Oran Mor for being such a great support during the proceedings and for solving our early morning 'issues' with calm and poise! Thank you to the wonderful team of volunteers from Glasgow Caledonian University who showed themselves to be a great bunch of folks and possibly the most helpful bunch of guys and dolls a Made In The Shade organiser could ask for. Thank you to Mistress of Ceremonies, Ruth Hollywood (actual name, yes) for being super-efficient and keeping everyone right and everyone smiling all day long! Thank you to all the vendors, generous friends and local businesses who donated gifts to the Early Bird goody bags and to Nora the Tombola. Oh - and thank you to cousin Nora for standing in for Flora at such short notice! Thank you to Gillian for taking some fabulous snaps of the event and thank you to Garry, Suzanne and Michelle for their time spent in the kitchen whipping up sweet treats and bakery delights for the MITS Bake Sale. I think that's everybody thanked? If you've somehow accidentally been missed, accept our apologies - but rest assured that we do wholeheartedly appreciate your input into making the Made In The Shade Springtime Jamboree go off with a wiggle and walk. Many thank yous to you all.