Friday, 16 April 2010

Tomorrow! You're Only A Day Away!

It's tomorrow! It's tomorrow! The Made in the Shade Springtime Jamboree is taking place in Galleries 4 & 5 at The Lighthouse in Glasgow TOMORROW! We are beside ourselves with excitement (and a 'lil dose of anxiety) to be hosting our first event of 2010 and we're thrilled to be taking Made in the Shade back home to The Lighthouse!

Over 30 indie makers will gather in the spacious gallery areas to showcase and sell fabulously off-beat handmade products - directly to you, their loyal (and oh so lovely) customer! :) A coupla highlights? Oooo... We're looking forward to seeing Miss Lottie Lou (1940s/50s inspired handmade fashion), Much Too Fun (zingy citrus coloured wordy accessories with a sense of humour!), Rosita (I would like a cupcake lavender bag please), Jolly Joyness (be SURE to peruse the AMAZING Jessica Fletcher print!) and Kabloom (all-new Seedboms coming your way for Springtime!) For a full list of vendors, please click here

Aswell as all the indie shopping action, there's plenty more kicks and giggles to be had at Made in the Shade this year! The Not Now Cato! Vintage Dressing Room will be open for business, offering y'all a fun pick of vintage ladieswear AND menswear! Visit the Dressing Room for style advice from Scotland's very own style spotter, Sarah Graham - Editor in Chief of Scotland's finest indie fashion mag, The Coveted Magazine... and some vintage treasure, of course!

While you're at it, visit everyone's favourite photographer, YHF in the MITS Makeshift Photobooth! Complete with retro passport-style backdrop, the MITS Photobooth is an exciting new addition to the event. For just £4, professional snapper-bot (his name is Garry) will capture the magic of your day out. He'll also let you wear silly hats and stuff if you like! You will receive a hard copy version of your photograph on the spot and YHF will even email you e-copies of your image for use on websites, social networking profiles etc.! Whoop! Imagine that!

And... as if that wasn't enough, we're also inviting y'all to take part in our 2010 public crafting project - The Bunting Bonanza. Bring along your own fabric remnant and add it to our string of all-new handmade bunting! You'll be adding a little piece of yourself to Made in the Shade events of the future! :) You can find out more about the Bunting Bonanza here. You can also read more about other event features here.

Oh - and if you're a real eager beaver and you make it to the Jamboree super-early, you just might get your hands on one of our coveted MITS goody bags! Yes - they're back! And with contributions from Gemma Correll, Antzin, Memo, Laura Donald, Fantoosherie Fancies, The Maisonette, Auntie M's Cake Lounge, Lesley Barnes, Atherton Lin and Jennifer Nicolson (amogst others) these 'lil packs are pretty swell - if we may say so ourselves :)

The Maisonette will be CLOSED tomorrow (we couldn't recruit a shop sitter) so if you have a hankering to shop handmade, you know where we are! Come join us!

Keep peepers on the blog later for some more sneaky peeks!

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