Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Granny Green's Big Day Out

Granny Greens will be setting up a wee crafting corner on Sunday, drop in and learn some new skills, make something and have a natter, I hear they may even share their sweets!

They will be teaching the basics of different crafts, including knitting, crochet and cross-stitch and will also be surrounded by examples of the fabulous things they make. Bring along your own project, something you're stuck with, or come completely unprepared and take home a little kit to get you started.

Granny Greens is a fabulous group who meet weekly at Fredericks Coffee House, Edinburgh to craft, plus they hold monthly workshops, book groups, film groups, tastings and talks!

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Magpie Spring Fair

Whoops! It seems we forgot to update after the last fair. Here are a few pictures from 8th May and of the spectacular surroundings of The Hub, some of the stalls and the fabulous Magpie cupcakes! All taken by Anneleen Lindsay. 

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Magpie wants YOU!

We're looking for some more stall holders for July's Summer extravaganza!

Makers of hand crafted textiles, homewares and vintage sellers.....We want you!!

We're pretty full up with jewellery and illustration but if you've got something special we might make an exception :)

If you're interested all the details are over there ----->

Get in touch!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Silverhub Studios

My friend (and, I might add amazing jeweller) Lisa Arnott has just opened Silverhub Studios, a new resource for aspiring and established jewellery designers in Edinburgh. Based on Leith Walk there are 10 permanent benches and 6 open access benches available to rent plus a whole host of equipment available to use including pegs, saws, files, pliers, doming punches and blocks, hammers, tumbler, barrel polisher, ultrasound cleaner, rolling mill, pillar drill, pendant drill, enamelling kiln and more.....PLUS books and magazines for reference. I love the ethos of the open plan skill sharing and this would be such an amazing place to work in....

It's such a beautiful, central, amazing space and I'm so proud of Lisa for realising her dream - so jewellers - go forth and occupy! 

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Say hello to.....

Steph Marsden of Magpie Design Industries and Craft House Concept!

Steph works mainly in wood to create stunning furniture and design-led accessories. Her 'Magpie' range uses salvaged and scrap materials, recycled plastics, locally sourced Scottish hardwoods and FSC certified products.

In 2010 Steph set up Craft House Concept, where she sources and sells fabulous hand crafted homewares. 

Steph will be joining us on 8th May (this Sunday) with select products from Magpie Design Industries and Craft House Concept. She will also be passing on some of her crafty knowledge and running a drop in marquetry workshop from her stall. You can make your very own 'barcode' coaster for just £5.00. Just drop by Steph's stall on Sunday to take part!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Are you an early bird?

The Magpie ladies have lined up a few treats for all of you early birds...

We have some fabulous goody bags with some little treats from our stall holders for the first people through the door.

PLUS....the bit we're most excited about....we will be joined by The Horndog Brass Band (a favourite of Sir Sean Connery don't you know) who will provide a rather fabulous funky introduction to Magpie! Unfortunately they're busy dogs, so if you snooze you lose as they can only be with us for a while. 

For all you night owls and slow coaches don't fear as there's still plenty to do later in the day. We'll save you some cake in the 'pop-up' cafe, there will still be some fabulous tunes playing whilst you shop and there will be lots of hand made and vintage treats for you to snap up! 

Monday, 2 May 2011

Say hello to.....

Hole in my Pocket

is the creative brainchild of Mr Allistair J Burt

Mr. Burt is an architect/ artist based in Glasgow who has worked under the banner of Hole in my Pocket on a range of different projects over the past few years, from short films for Channel 4, to building a Victorian Storytelling Machine for the new Museum in Shetland, to trying to solve the MP’s Expenses fiasco through creative means to forming their own religion at The Arches last year.

Our favourites are his intricately hand painted Russian dolls - currently we love the sailors, but (not so) secretly want them all - Adam & Eve, a brass band, dragons....  But there will also be cards, prints and art books for your pleasure!

Saturday, 30 April 2011

May's Magpie Market has a little something for everyone. Lots of things for the discerning child in your life....

A Magpie favourite Carmenland, will be joining her fellow Craft Reactor members with her monsters, books & t-shirts. 

Pretty dresses from Out of the Blue kidswear

Little Bad Idea makes fun jackets for the under 5's. Each one is themed, this is the Shark (my favourite!) and they have movable patches and shark teeth hood! There's also t-shirts, bags and more!

Friday, 29 April 2011

Wedding Fever

So, THE wedding of the year is happening today, get into the spirit with cupcakes, tea for two and not forgetting The Crown Jewels! Of course, all of the following will be able to be found at Magpie Market next Sunday! 

Cupcake brooch by Suzy Loves. Vintage tea set by Love Me Again. Reworked vintage jewellery by Lindsey McDowall 

Monday, 18 April 2011

Say hello to.....

Nameless Wonders!

Nameless Wonders is the brainchild of Karen MacDonald, a Glasgow based artist. She creates fantastic limited edition, hand sewn creatures, from pigeons and highland coos to slightly more bizarre monsters!

Visit her website for more information. 

Visit Magpie Market at The Hub on May 8th to marvel at and take home one of these fabulous creations!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

May 8th

Vendors have now been selected for May's Magpie Market and we'll be introducing them to you over the coming weeks. In the mean time we're working on some other little treats and things to make this Magpie the best yet! Feel free to share the poster above with your networks, print it out, share it and spread the word!


Friday, 4 March 2011

I've just added the Magpie Application form to the blog in the form of it's own page over there -----> 

I think it makes the whole application process a lot easier and more transparent. Be sure to read the terms and conditions, which are also over there ---> 

Not long left until the closing date for Mays market, so get applying!

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Magpie Market 2011

Whoop! Well, we're very pleased to announce our new venue for 2011 - The Hub! We're very excited, we'll be there every couple of months, with our first dates being...

Sunday 8th May
Sunday 17th July 

We'd love you to set up shop with us for the day and with more space to fill we're after more stall holders, so, if you're an artist, designer, crafter or vintage seller (or anything else we might not have thought of that you think might work) and would like a stall, please get in touch - email us magpiemarket(at) to request an application pack! Please email even if you've exhibited with us before as we're trying to refine our seller database and don't want to miss anybody out!

Thursday, 27 January 2011


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