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Pop up shop in Hidden Lanes

Friday, November 19th, 2010

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.

Early Christmas shopping at Inver Cottage

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Yes, the Mafia are packing their trunks and hitting the road again! And my goodness, it looks like a wonderful trip…

Where and when?
This Sunday, the 14th of November, from 11.30 til 4.30, we’ll be rocking it Christmas-style at the wonderful Inver Cottage.  Pretty much all of your festive shopping can be taken care of in one fell swoop with a range of sellers offering jewellery, clothing, stationery, accessories and more.

Inver Cottage is well-known for its amazing food and beautiful surroundings, so dress warmly and make a day of it! You can find out more about Inver Cottage on their website: http://www.invercottage.com/

Who’ll be there?
Frayed at the Edges, The Rainbow Effect, Carrot Coriander, Asking for Trouble, Rosie’s Retro Styling and Glitterysah with be joined by two of Inver’s local suppliers, selling scarves and festive wreaths.

So come on down and choose handmade not high street this Christmas!

Let’s get making at The Life Craft

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

We’re getting quite excited by the range of classes on offer at The Life Craft especially as the ones for children. Here are two different classes that have caught our eye…

Mafia member Lucy from LucyJacksonDesigns will be on hand on the 7th, 14th and 28th of  November to show you how to design and make you own badges or bracelets. Pop along at 2pm on any of those dates and for £3 (materials supplied) you can either make something for yourself or as a Christmas present.

Or what about

If your children are interested in learning new crafty skills or improving them then Iona from Iheart… has an exciting 6 week course for them at The Life Craft. Starting this Friday at 4pm and running for 6 weeks she will guide them through the disciplines of sewing, knitting and cross stitch with a lot of fun thrown in.

Sadly this series of classes is strictly for children but I’m sure you’ll benefit from their makes too when they bring them home.

For more information please look at http://www.thelifecraft.co.uk/blog/ or why not pop in and have a chat with Vonnie and the team.

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

Mafia member Julie Robertson of Frayedattheedges is going to be at Christmas Shopping Night in Shawlands Primary School on Friday 29th October.

Join her and other local sellers from7.30pm for an evening of shopping and fun. See Christmas Shopping Night Poster for more details.

Welcome Home Workshops

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Ace West End shop Welcome Home has some great creative classes and workshops taking place this Autumn.

Email hello@welcomehomestore.co.uk or call 0141 334 9598 to book your place for any of the following…

+ STITCH IT! – BASIC CREATIVE SEWING CLASSES +

Have you always wondered how to use that dusty sewing machine standing on your desk? Would you like to feel free to create, losing the fear of making mistakes? Do you love fashion and the magic of creating something in your own taste? If the answers are all YES then come join us at STITCH IT!!! Join us for a 3 week course of creative sewing classes with fashion business owners Jennie Lööf (www.jennieloof.com) and Silvia Pellegrino (www.chouchoucouture.com).

1st lesson – Saturday 30th October 2-5pm:
2nd lesson – Saturday 6th November 2-5pm:
3rd lesson – Saturday 13th November 2-5pm:

The course costs just £25 per 3 hour session.

+ LIFE DRAWING CLASSES +

Life Drawing classes are coming back to Welcome Home, a new 6 week block starts on Thursday 11th November 7-9pm and the last class will be Thursday 16th December 7-9pm. The cost of the 6 week block is £50, there are easels, drawing boards, charcoal, pencils and rubbers provided but you will need to bring your own sketchbooks, paper and any other materials you wish to use.

There will be a different model each week with varied poses and durations. It is a small, relaxed class suitable for both the beginner and more experienced artist alike.

Welcome Home, 19 Keith Street, Glasgow, G11 6QQ