Boy, oh boy! What a weekend! :)
After months of deliberation and preparation, The Made in the Shade Boutique Shopping Event finally made it's journey east to the capital for the first time. We set up shop in the Main Hall of The Roxy Art House. Joined by 38 wonderful indie designer makers, the best baker in the land, a marvellous troupe of musicians, a couple of our favourite old time fun attractions AND 800 visitors, we had a flippin' splendid time!
Thanks to Rupert, Morvern & John at The Roxy for ensuring all went smoothly for us at the venue. Thanks to John, Jennifer, Garry, Allan and Clare's Mum for help with heavy lifting and transportation :) Thanks to Piney Gir and her merry band for taking the trip all the way from London Town! Y'all surely did add an extra special touch of musical magic to our launch day! Thanks to Auntie M for uprooting her fabulous Cake Lounge for the day and supplying the vendors and visitors with sugary sustenance during the day. Thanks to Garry (YHFphoto) for working so hard on the MITS Photobooth - and for still managing to capture a few event snaps for us! We would have been in a right pickle with out our trusty team of volunteers! A very special FANK YAOW to Kirsty, Susie, Emily C, Ellen, Rachel, Gillian, Emily M, Katherine and Philip for all your help in the run up to the event and for lending a hand on the day too.
Thanks to Jan & Co. at The Skinny. Shame you guys didn't make it in the end - you missed a fun time. Muchos gracias to Claire Sawers at The List, Lynne McCrossan at The Scotsman, Alex at The Skinny and Sarah at The Coveted Mag for their support and enthusiasm. Thanks too to all the friendly bloggers and makers who made mention of the event on their sites - particularly to Creative Boom (Edinburgh), All Things Original and Craftsville.
Of course, we must offer giant thank yous to the 38 designer makers who took part in the event and embraced the ethos and 'feel' of our 'lil shindig wholeheartedly! And to the 800+ visitors who took the time to come support our first event in Edinburgh, THANKS! We'll be back soon. Pop Saturday 24th July in your diaries, won't you? :)