Makers Market this Saturday!!!

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Well aren’t we super excited?

We apologize for the lack if updates but we have been doing lots of makers market making… oh and struggling with university administration, but that is another story.

We will be updating this week with sneak peaks of our new products.

Remember:
12-4pm
Hillhead Library
Look for the crochet, the geeky and the lovely new banner!!

Geeky Tuesday #8 Black Milk Clothing Co.

Hello!

I normally post on Tuesdays about patterns I’ve found on Ravelry, but this week I’ve noticed a lot of this company popping up on my facebook feed and couldn’t help but tell you about them!

Black Milk Clothing have been popping up all over facebook and Pinterest with p. awesome dresses, leggings and swimsuits that I am more than a little bit jealous of.

Middle earth dress-
http://blackmilkclothing.com/collections/middle-earth/products/maps-2-dress

R2D2 swimsuit-
http://blackmilkclothing.com/collections/star-wars/products/artoo-swimsuit

Seaseme street leggings-

http://blackmilkclothing.com/collections/sesame-street/products/super-sesame-leggings

Galaxy Maxi Dress-http://blackmilkclothing.com/collections/dresses/products/galaxy-blue-maxi-dress

The brand certainly has plainer pieces to compliment the garish geeky patterns I am so in love with. However, there is a downside to the brand, it’s really not for the faint hearted. The levels of spandex and lycra are high so it’s probably not for you if you don’t like your clothing too tight. Other than that the prices are fairly reasonable compared to similar products and I am totally saving up for a new dress for  a nigh a the discoteque.

#SupportCrafting Dragon Flower Jewllery

Dragon Flower Jewellery is the beautiful handmade jewelery store of Phillipa Ramsey-Baggs AKA my pal Pip.  She draws inspiration from her love of the chivalric and the world of geekdom (the avengers appears many times in her work) in creating a range of jewellery, stitch markers, bookmarks and, of course, dragons.

Pip runs the lovely blog over at Dreaming of Dragons which updates daily with various crafty goodness that inspires her; etsy, pintrest, yarn etc. Every day is something new! She is one of these rare types I call a ‘dualcrafter’- knitting and crocheting. O_O

Each piece she makes is handcrafted in Scotland. They are highly customisable in design and colour and made to order via her etsy store.

Even better! She will be selling at the Byres Road Makers Market this September!
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Show her love by either:
Following her blog
Repinning her lovely things
Liking her on Facebook
Buying her lovely things on etsy

#SupportCrafting Cia Jackson!

I know Cia Jackson from the Glasgow University Gaming Society, of which she is our glorious Lady President. She is one of the best geeks I know, rocking geek chic with lady attitude.

She works at the Yarn Cake in Glasgow where she spends her time smushing yarn, baking lovely cake and knitting lovely things. It’s a great hang out.

She has started to channel this knitting creativity into pattern design via Ravelry and blogging.

Her latest designs are the Graduand Scarf and the Wandering Fae Cowl, both of which I’ve downloaded and can’t wait to get started!

She is inspired by her own university life, times and tends to knit things when she should be studying. Fair enough I suppose.

The Graduand Scarf has been made available for free right now just to get you hooked on her work and the lovely Wandering Faw Cowl is only £1! Stock up! Even better, if you go an visit her face to face in the Yarn Cake and make the relevant yarn purchase for the pattern, the pattern comes free! What better excuse to buy more yarn!

She can be found blogging here!

And click here for her Rav store, Pyros Patterns!

#SupportCrafting Campaign!

Hello Fellow Crafters!

I love sticking things together and making things to show mum. You too?

I’ve having a look round the crafting community on my front door and realized just how many fantastic crafters there are. It’s amazing to see so many lovingly made products, originally designed and handmade.

From my home town in Glasgow, I love to wander round craft fairs, vintage fairs, boot fairs that I find. From the people who hang pictures on the botanic gardens on weekends to the people who sell vintage wares in Vespa Bar, I love it all. it puts seriously holes in my purse!

This week in celebration of my love of craft (and the fact I’m super busy with custom gloves at the moment, want a pair? Let me know!) I am featuring some of Glasgow’s local talent! ThreadCetera has been growing more popular recently (I’m looking at you Cult of Yarn) and I want to be able to share this love.

Everyday I will be posting local talent who knit, jeweler, play with wool, love sticking things etc. If you know someone you’d love to see blogged let me know by emailing threadcetera@gmail.com

We will be tweeting it all week @ThreadCetera (follow us!) using the hashtag #SupportingCrafting!

Let’s get this train going! See you this week!

~ThreadCetera Xx

Makers Markets Byres Road Confirmed

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ThreadCetera has a stall confirmed at the Makers Market in the Hillhead Library on the 28th September 2013 11am- 2pm!

The market is a great gathering of crafters selling all sorts of beautiful hand made craft. Everything you see is handmade.

ThreadCetera will be bringing our wares; our plastic necklaces, our charm necklaces, crochet bunting, crochet mug cosies, our ever popular crochet gloves and BRAND NEW fabric make up bags!

We are very excited. More details soon! Watch this space!

See more information on Makers Markets here!

Glasgow by Gaslight Pics

ThreadCetera had it’s own stall (my first!) at the Glasgow by Gaslight fair on Saturday just past. Here are a few photos from the event!

The best seller of the day was our superhero themed gloves, pictures. I am currently doing custom orders for these and have orders for all sorts thus far. Custom orders are only £9 including all postage. Drop me an email at threadcetera@gmail.com  or use the contact form below if you would like a design consultation or a quote! 

We had a blast at the fair and can’t wait for next years. Hope to see you at a craft fair soon!

ThreadCetera at Glasgow by Gaslight

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So ThreadCetera will be selling at the Glasgow by Gaslight Steampunk convention!

Goods on sale include:

– Steampunk charms
– handmade charm necklaces
– Geeky Gaming gloves
– Crochet Victorian lace
-Abusive mug cosys
– Top hats and Cats

All with a distinctly Steampunk theme!

Pop down and say hello! Next Saturday 12-5pm!

Mid Week Etsy Finds #4 Upcycled Storage

This week I’ve been organising my room, my manpals room, my diary, my life!

So my mid week inspiration for etsy has been the world of storage. But not nasty plastic boxes or run of the mill ikea magazine holders, no I mean awesome reused and recycled storage… etsy style.

I present to you, the etsy best of upcycled storage treats!

Links!
  1. Coffee Sack Bag
  2. Vintage Book Storage Box
  3. Vinyl Record Album Storage
  4. Wine box Ottoman
  5. Suitcase Cupboard

Mid Week Etsy Finds #3 Garden Gal

Summer is in full swing and I’ve been attempting to garden… Ok, I bought a pack of herb seed and a pack of pansies and feel all outdoorsy. XD

As well as giving all the happiness benefits of being outside (something like 20 mins of natural sunlight a day can combat S.A.D) I find it a good excuse to trawl etsy to find some garden inspiration from the crafty community.

Here’s what I’m loving this week.

Links!

  1. Decorative green & white tone pillow case
  2. Garden Plant Pot Cover
  3. 3 buddha head candles 
  4. Multicolour Hammock
  5. Vegetable Garden Typographic Print