Wednesday, 31 October 2007

New Blog

Glasgow Craft Mafia Blog is now at

Glasgow Craft Mafia News

We're having our first market tomorrow at the Universal on Sauchiehall Lane. For more details, visit our new blog.

Sunday, 19 August 2007

[We Are] Fuzzy Felt Folk: All new daytime crafty parties!

Lady Wurlitzer invites you to support the launch of a whole new stream of crafty Fuzzy Felt Folk events! Join us between 2pm and 6pm on Sunday 2nd September in the rather wonderful Macsorley's (Jamaica Street) for some serious craftiness and some swinging country music from the super swell LW catalogue! Enjoy lunch (chips here are heavenly and if you're after a Sunday afternoon tummy filler, I hear that the Macsorley's mince n tatties is a winner), enjoy a soda pop and enjoy catching up with crafty chums! Come keep us company! Bring your knitting class, your crochet group, your drawing gang, your cross-stitch circle! Everyone is welcome. Entry is free and of course, cupcakes are free too!

Friday, 17 August 2007

Miso Funky and Asking For Trouble at Timespan Gallery

The Timespan gallery shop in Helmsdale in the North of Scotland now stocks a full range of items by Miso Funky and Asking For Trouble. Timespan includes an award winning museum with a permanent collection and changing exhibitions, art gallery, riverside café and a riverside garden of Scottish herbs and flowers, nestling against the Telford bridge. You can buy jewellery, purses, accessories and more by Miso Funky and Asking For Trouble in the gallery shop alongside other local artists. If you're in the area it looks like a great day out.

Find out more at

Thursday, 9 August 2007

t-boo in the toon

t-boo will be at the cluny market in the Head of Steam, Newcastle upon Tyne this Sunday from 12 'til 4. If you are in the area, come down for a pint and browse the array of funky goodness on offer!

Saturday, 4 August 2007

Lady Wurlitzer's 1st Birthday - Discount Codes for Mafiosos

In this, the last leg of the Lady Wurlitzer's first birthday celebrations, I'd like to take this fine opportunity to reward my Craft Mafia chums with a little treat!

Spend £5 or more at between now and Thursday 9th August and receive a special 15% sized chunk chopped off your total bill. Not too shabby!

To claim your discount, enter discount code MAFIA1 at chekcout when prompted! Yippee!

Do feel free to pass the code on to anyone you think might appreciate it. Remember! You've got to use it up by close of business on Thursday.

Happy shopping!

Lady Wurlitzer


Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Miso Funky Market THIS Thursday!

The newest Miso Funky shopping experience will be a fun-filled extravaganza for all! We've teamed up with DADA to provide an evening of shopping, relaxation, pampering and indulgence to relieve the tedium of the non-summer we're having!

Taking place in Sloans in Argyle Arcade this Thursday from 5pm til 8.30pm, you'll be able to browse clothing and artwork, sample tasty treats from Slow Food and Heart Buchanan, have a hair consultation with U-Concept, make up done with Benefit or Urban Decay and even have your nails done or treat yourself to a massage!

There'll be music, cocktails and mingling as well as, let's not forget, the finest handmade accessories, clothing, jewellery, stationery and homewares!

Click here for the list of marketeers who'll be there on the day and remember you can always shop online! Quote hamishhooves at the checkout for 10% off anything!

Happy Birthday Lady Wurlitzer!

This month marks Lady Wurlitzer’s first birthday! Hoorah!! My oh my haven’t we come far from that very first Miso Funky market…Armed with noubt but a couple of bars of soap and a pot of lip butter, Lady Wurlitzer introduced her pretty wares to the westend and was received with welcoming sniffs! Having now expanded the LW ranges to include all sorts of bathtime treats and having opened the pretty e-boutique, Lady Wurlitzer is cheerily proud of her acheivements over the last 12 months. To thank all loyal customers for their support and to thank fellow crafties for inviting LW into the fold, we’d like to invite you to our birthday celebration! Taking place at Gather In’s Market Place event on the 28th July (that’s next Saturday), you can come along to the Lady Wurlitzer stall and enjoy a browse around a whole heap of new and wonderful products. There’ll be sweeties and free gifts for LW customers and you can take the opportunity to join the brand spanking new mailing list to receive advance info and sneaky discounts! Come blow up a balloon, take home a badge, buy some limited edition birthday pamper boxes and generally have a nice time!! Hoorah! Doors open to the public at 11am. Come early to take full advantage of a saucy soaper and her fine wares! :o)

Oh - and there'll be special offers available at from Monday 30th July - secret passwords to follow!

Saturday, 30 June 2007

t-boo is now open!

At long last I have finally caved to peer pressure and opened my shop. I would appreciate feedback on it as I am a complete novice at web stuff. If you find any bugs, spelling mistakes etc then please let me know.
Plus, if you fancy snapping up a bargain, you can get a 20% discount by quoting the time (24 hour clock) of our next meeting at the checkout.

Thursday, 28 June 2007

Constitution Available for Review!

Members! Please visit the Group page to view the draft constitution for discussion and voting at Tuesday's meeting :)

Wednesday, 20 June 2007

Miso Funky Alternative Craft Bazaar - Grand Opening!

Hoof it down to the infamous Barras for the grand opening of the Miso Funky alternative crafts bazaar!

The grand opening will be taking place THIS WEEKEND at The Barras - Saturday and Sunday 10am til 4pm.

There will be a wide selection of handmade homewares, jewellery, clothing, accessories and much more on offer. Also on show will be the latest in cool Japanese inspired accessories from Asking For Trouble.

For more information and a handy map, visit our website.

Friday, 15 June 2007

Miso Funky Market, Tomorrow!

Remember chaps - tomorrow is the big day for the latest market adventure!

Stall holders, please be there at 10am, ready to set up for opening at 11am.

Everyone else, please spread the word!

See you tomorrow!


Friday, 8 June 2007

West End Festival

Mafia members stellamystar, t-boo and miso funky will be at the West End Festival this Sunday plying their wares on Byres Road. Come find us and buy some pretty things!

Mafia Meeting

The next mafia meeting will be in The Universal, Sauchiehall Lane at 7pm on the 12th.
See you there!

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Miso Funky in Edinburgh! Saturday June 16th!

Miso Funky will be at The Caves, Edinburgh on Saturday 16th June, from 11am til 4pm.

Please come along to say hi to us and all our marketeer pals! Bring your purses or buy a new one when you get there!

If you're interested in having a stall, then please email at

Scottish Bead Fair

For those of you obsessed with beads (you know who you are!), this may be of interest!

In Perth in September - so should give you plenty of time to save!

Sunday, 27 May 2007

Fuzzy Felt Folk IV - Friday 22nd June

Fuzzy Felt Folk IV, 'Help Me Make It Through The Night', will take place in Sleazy's again on Friday 22nd June. It is absolutely no coincidence at all that this date also happens to be Kris Kristofferson's 71st birthday. For those of you comfortably sheltered from Lady Wurlitzer's weirdo ways, this really honestly isn't as odd as it first sounds. In amongst the usual knitting and crafting activity, the evening will take the form of a birthday celebration and tribute to the song writing wonder that is Mr Kristofferson :o)

We'll have tipsy jelly and sweeties, we'll have a suitably Kristofferson packed/inspired playlist and we'll have the all important birthday cake. The birthday cake, baked specially by the very talented Cake Goddess will be the best bloomin' birthday cake this side of Sauchiehall Street! We may even have some knitted beards and aviators for those with a penchant for fancy dress (or that may just be too silly...).

We've put together a bill of performers who will come along and play their favourite Kris numbers while the rest of us tuck into our birthday treats and stitch our socks. Be reassured and sleep well when I say we are NOT encouraging Stars In Their Eyes-esque re-enactments of Help Me Make It Through The Night et al. We have been very careful to select people who simply want to share a version of a KK tune that they've put together in their own little way. Hoorah! The live lineup includes Dave Arcari, Rick Redbeard, YHF, JC Hamilton and Lady Wurlitzer. There're a few more acts to be confirmed and providing they're free and willing, they will be stupendous additions to an already choc-a- flaming-brilliant bill :o)

Knitters - raise your needles, artists, pick up your pencils, crotcheters - pick up your...crotchet stuff and cross stictchers, pick up your pretty projects! Combine a little crafty activity with a bit of chat, some tipples, some nibbles and some stupendous live music.

You can buy tickets in advance here:
This is advisable.

See you there! :o)

aka Lady Wurlitzer

Sunday, 20 May 2007

Exciting news just in...

Glasgow Craft Mafia now has it's very own Flickr photo group and Yahoo group. Please check your email for your invite to join.
I've posted a poll on the yahoo group page to canvas opinion on when we should our monthly meetings - please go and vote!

Thursday, 3 May 2007

Craft Mafia Meeting

The next craft mafia meeting will be at 7pm in The Primary, Woodlands Road on the 17th of May. Be there or risk a horse head on thy pillow.

Monday, 30 April 2007

Fuzzy Felt Folk- Sleazy's 2nd May

Fuzzy Felt folk returns for some musical crafting action. I stole the following from Fuzzy Felt Folk's myspace:

On the menu for this party we have nachos and homemade spicy dips by Caboodle (you might get some guacamole if you're good), some rockabilly style cup cakes by the Cake Goddess (I bet you didn't know there was such a thing) and some booze by...The Bar Person.

On stage first (at about 9/9.30) we'll enjoy You're High Frequency. Ditching his usual electronic/live ensemble and fellow collaborators for the evening, You're High Frequency joins us on his tod for some renditions of his favourite country tinged ditties. Next up we'll go wild for the mighty, mighty Dave Arcari. This is a pretty big deal. Dave Arcari is as close to a legend as FFF is likely to get in the next while and if you haven't heard Dave before or if you haven't seen him live - this mini show is the perfect introduction! With an exhilirating blend of dirty country and dark blues, this one man resonator guitar machine really is a musical figure to be reckoned with! Just brilliant.

Taking up the roles of hostesses, the beautiful Vanity Kills and the stunning Morgan le Faye will be offering you Lady Wurlitzer giveaways and treats. For those of you who were sad to miss the burlesque starlets last time around, you'll be grinning at Party III :o)

So. Tell your chums, tell your mums and tell your bums to wiggle their way to Sleazy's on 2nd May, 8pm-12pm for some joy.

Thursday, 26 April 2007

Craft Fairs

t-boo and stella my star will be at the Gather in Glasgow, Ruthven Lane on Saturday 28th April 11am to 5pm. Swing by and buy stuff...hopefully t-boo's ;-)

Miso Funky Market

Going back to its roots... the Miso Funky Market will be in the large hall of Hillhead Library on Byres Road in Glasgow's West End on Saturday May 12th from 11am til 4pm - doors open from 10am to set up.

Further ventures in association with Dada will follow, but for now, we're back to basics, people.