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Dates For Your Diary

I am pretty excited to be making my re-entry to the market scene next weekend! Here’s where you can catch me in the run up to Christmas.

Saturday 28th November – Erskine Community Christmas Market.
Park Mains High School, Barhill Road, Erskine. 12 -4

erskine market

Breaking myself in gently with something I don’t usually do, a local community event in a school. It’s basically an excuse to eat a lot of home baking and play the tombola and get back in the swing of things before…

Sunday 29th November – Urban Market @ Drygate
85 Drygate Street, Glasgow. 12-5.

More info here.
Been wanting to try this for eons, so pleased to be finally able to. They are dog friendly. Maybe I should bring Max as a sales tool.

Sunday 6th December & Sunday 20th December – Tea Green Festive Market
The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow. 12-5.


I’ll be making two appearances at The Lighthouse this festive season, despite my misgivings over the last event I attended there which basically prompted my retirement from markets! This is a whole different set-up and organisation – I am ready to return to the scene to try again! Looks like a pretty awesome line-up, so I am very much looking forwards to these. The latter date may be a tad late in the calendar, but should be fun nonetheless.

Please do pop in and say hello if you’re passing – I’ll have festive treats for everyone who visits!



I’m Claire and I live near Glasgow, in Scotland. I have strong family ties to Cincinnati, too and regard it as my second home. If I had to describe myself in five words, it would be thus: Does. Not. Suffer. Fools. Gladly. I’ve been cross stitching pretty much all my life, but professionally since 2005, first as Miso Funky, then as The Bellwether and now under my own name. I'm known for my witty, sarcastic and occasionally profane typographic designs. My work has been featured in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Channel 4 and on BBC television as well as numerous media outlets across the globe. At one point, I was kind of a big deal but I mostly just dabble in it these days when I have time. My website is a repositry of cross stitch charts, travel and food blogging and you'll find it at I also love to travel and eat, ideally travelling somewhere great to eat something brilliant. I'm fascinated by social history, particularly the Victorians and will absolutely beat you hands down in a quiz about the Tudors. Dogs are LIFE. I like being in water and have lots of ideas that will never see the light of day but would definitely be a winner on Dragon’s Den/Shark Tank. I love to give people gifts. I! also! overuse! exclamation! marks! sorry!

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