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The Coveted Magazine and La La Land Boutique

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

Exciting news from GCM members The Coveted. Issue 6 of The Coveted Magazine will be launched on the same night as the grand opening of their teeny-tiny boutique LA LA LAND.

Situated in DeCourcey’s Arcade and rubbing shoulders with Auntie M’s Cake Lounge, the Made in the Shade Maisonette, Rachael Albert and more, LA LA LAND have been scouring the fashion blogs, obscure fashion magazines & online marketplaces looking for new, upcoming designers and labels, in order to cherry pick the best, and ship them into the best little boutique, right here in Glasgow. LA LA LAND will also stock cult fashion magazines from around the world, showcase local student collections and have an exciting events calendar.

Pop along between 7pm and 10pm on Tuesday 21st for some booze, cake, and shopping, plus 10% off all purchases, along with a free goody bag for the early burds. More info on the Facebook event page.


GCM Social at The Life Craft

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Have we mentioned The Life Craft? It’s a new crafty shop in the West End co-run by GCM member Vonnie of Blottedcopybook. The Life Craft stocks all the materials and supplies needed to for you to carry on crafting and creating at home, from luxury yarn in fab & funky colours to sewing machines. They also run some brilliant workshops for all ages and skill levels, from sewing to knitting, screenprinting to jewellery making – all in a comfortable, relaxed and friendly environment.

If you make your visit this Wednesday evening then you can meet the Mafia at the same time. We’re having an informal social evening where you can learn more about the GCM and our members, or just bring along your current project and come for a crafty chat and some cake! We’ll be there from 6:30pm – hope to see you there!

If you can’t make it, hop on over to The Life Craft’s website to check out their extensive schedule of classes and workshops, and the online shop.

The Life Craft, 691 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8RA‎

Working 5 to 9

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

GCM’s own Miso Funky is interviewed as part of Working 5 to 9, a new book by Emma Jones of Enterprise Nation!

It’s all about how to start a successful business in your spare time, which is something our members are very familiar with. It really is a great way to get your business going without the pressures of paying the bills.

Claire of Miso Funky is one of 60 businesses interviewed in the book with tips and advice on how to juggle a successful business and a full time job. It’s out in bookshops next week but if you’d like to pre-order a copy just click on the widget below.

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Emma Jones, founder of the home business website Enterprise Nation and author of ‘Spare Room Start Up’, delves into the working 5pm to 9pm trend and profiles 60 people who are running successful businesses outside of their normal office hours, everything from writing, baking and accounting, to magic, music and even pig farming! She offers over 50 ideas of businesses you can run in your spare time and looks at franchise ideas that can be run in the same way.

There’s advice on starting a business, sales, marketing, technology and how to maintain your social life whilst working 5 to 9.

Got a question?

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

neil slorance robot

Glasgow Craft Mafia members love sharing tips and giving advice so Formspring has been a great service – anyone can ask a question of any member and get a personal response.

Neil Slorance has just set one up, joining Asking For Trouble, Miso Funky and Glittery Sah. Why not ask them a question!

You can also find a host of other creative folks on Formspring including Grace of Design*Sponge, illustrator Gemma Correll, sock monkey maestro Siansburys and Amy of illustration blog Pikaland. Any other good ones we should be following?

(drawing by Neil Slorance)

‘I’m Not Weird’ by Neil Slorance at The Tiny Gallery

Thursday, April 1st, 2010

Mafia member Neil’s first solo exhibition ‘I’m not weird’ opens at The Tiny Gallery in The Maisonette this weekend with a preview launch night tomorrow.

“For the past few months I’ve been keeping numerous sketchbooks to hand. I’ve been jotting down all the little thoughts that would otherwise be forgotten. At the same time, I’ve been talking to other folk, urging them to make note of any funny little thoughts and ideas they have too. The idea being that later, I’ll gather all the notes together and illustrate them.
The end result will be a collection of pieces ranging from the funny, personal and sad; to the downright weird and disturbing. Since the work will be presented tightly in The Tiny Gallery at The Maisonette, coming to the show will be like walking into a collective brain. A weird collective brain.” (via Made In The Shade blog)

Do pop along for a look, we’re all big fans of Neil’s work!

What: I’m Not Weird
Where: The Maisonette, De Courcy’s Arcade, Cresswell Lane, Glasgow
When: 03/04/10 – 30/04/10