Gaia Noir is doing Granny Proud!

December 15th, 2010 by Frayed At The Edges

Our very own Gaia Noir will be sharing her fabulous eco friendly clothes, steam-punk accessories and funky dreads with you at Granny Would Be Proud this Sunday exness. She’s promising a range of handmade goodies to suit very budget and we know you’ll love her work.

With Granny promising mulled wine, carol singing and lots more festive fun throughout the day it would be very bah humbug of you to miss it. We don’t need to mention it’s the last weekend before Christmas do we and presents still need to be bought?

So why not get down to The Hillhead BookClub, 17 Vivicombe Street, Glasgow on Sunday 19th December between 12noon and 7pm and say hello to Gaia Noir and the the other stallholders.

Finnieston Shopping

December 1st, 2010 by Asking For Trouble

Finnieston is fast becoming Glasgow’s new hotbed of independent shopping with two new shops just opened, both catering for lovers of handmade and quirky gifts exness brokers.

The Shop of Interest opened doors a couple of weeks ago and is already doing great – why not pop in for a browse of their wares including products by GCM members Much Too Fun and Asking For Trouble? You’ll find them at 1058 Argyle Street, opposite the Hidden Lane.

Just around the corner at 231 Berkeley Street, you’ll find Made With Love, a cute new deli complete with teeny gift shop. You can get a cupcake, a great cup of coffee and some handmade gifts all the same place. Look out for items by GCM members Lucy Jackson Designs and Asking For Trouble.

And don’t forget, if you’re in the area, the Hidden Pop-Up Shop is open til Christmas in the Hidden Lane and features a whole host of Glasgow talent.

Happy shopping!

Dennistoun Craft Fair

November 25th, 2010 by Frayed At The Edges

Our very own Frayedattheedges is going to be at The Dennistoun Craft Fair on Saturday 27th November with lots of warm hand knits and funky brooches.

As well as lots of stalls with handmade goodies from local makers there will be a book signing with the author Paul Henke and of course a cafe exness legal in india.

It will be held at the Dennistoun New Parish Church on Armadale street (off Duke Street) between 11am and 4pm.  Craft Fair poster 1

Scottish Ballet Fairy Godmother Competition

November 23rd, 2010 by Rhubarb Crumble

To celebrate their festive production of Cinderella, Scottish Ballet are offering the chance to win an extra-special night at the the ballet for you and your fairy godmother/father, dinner and an overnight stay in a luxury hotel!

It could be anyone from a family member or a best friend to a teacher or workmate. Maybe they surprised you with a wonderful gift, drove you to your dance classes or helped you prepare for an important job interview – any act of kindness which transformed your life.

How to enter:

For your chance to win, simply explain who your Fairy Godmother is and what makes them so special. How you tell your story is up to you – it can be a story, poem, video, photo, drawing or anything you like!

Send your entry including contact details and your chosen city to FairyGodmother@scottishballet.co.uk with ‘Fairy Godmother competition’ in the subject line, or if you would prefer to post your entry, please send it to:

Fairy Godmother competition
Scottish Ballet
25 Albert Drive
G41 2PE

The closing date for entries is Thursday 2nd December 2010. Winners will be picked by Scottish Ballet’s own Fairy Godmother, with one winner in each city Cinderella tours to: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness.

Scottish Ballet’s Cinderella opens at Theatre Royal Glasgow on 14 December and will run until 31 December before touring to Festival Theatre Edinburgh 12 – 15 January 2011, His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen 19 – 22 January, Eden Court Theatre Inverness 26 – 29 January 2011 and the Grand Opera House Belfast 2 – 5 February 2011.

Pop up shop in Hidden Lanes

November 19th, 2010 by Frayed At The Edges

GCM Members Much Too Fun have launched a Christmas pop up shop in The Hidden Lanes!

Along with other members of Glasgow’s Hidden Lane community there will be a wonderful array of gifts and goodies for you to buy such as Finch and Fouracre tenement kits, Isle of Skye hand poured candles, Obscure Couture jewellery, hand bound leather journals, Wonky Woolie knitwear, a selection of prints from local creatives and lots more.

The shop will be based in Unit 24a of  The Hidden Lane and open every weekday 12noon – 6pm and on Saturdays 12noon – 4pm.

Find out more over on Facebook.