Sea glass and sea pottery from Fife’s shores

“I collect sea pottery, sea glass and washed up slate near my Fife seaside home. I use the pottery to decorate various shapes, and I carve and paint celtic designs on the slate.”

Faith Butler


Faith’s charmingly nostalgic gifts and keepsakes will be for sale at the Handmade Holiday Arts & Crafts Market, Inverkeithing Civic Centre on Saturday 13th December 10am-5pm


Change of line-up from North Queensferry

Unfortunately painter Julie Bell is unable to join her fellow North Queensferry artists and crafters at their stall on Saturday 13th at our Handmade Holiday event. Hopefully IAI will be able to work with Julie at a future event.

The group will instead be featuring and selling the work of photographer Mike Dooley. Have a look on Mike’s business Facebook to see some of his exquisite photography.


Delightful baby bootees…

“I make hand crocheted items for babies, children and women. Mostly accessories, including hats, scarves and booties. All of my crocheted items can be made to order in a variety of colours, and to the suitable size. I will be taking orders on the day of the Arts and Crafts Market.”

Samantha Cedermark.

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Additional interesting information: Samantha will be introducing sample pieces soon based on original vintage crochet patterns from the 1960s. This collection will be available on a ‘made to order’ basis only.

A few artists together – the North Queensferry group

Artists and crafters from North Queensferry are showing and selling their work together at our Handmade Holiday Arts and Crafts Market on 13th December at Inverkeithing Civic Centre.

They are: Bonnie Crichton, Sarah Baker, Karen Trotter, Lucie Macauley and Julie Bell.

009_Happy Puffin Karen Trotter will be showing some smaller reproductions of some of her paintings, including greeting cards, and some smaller new originals.

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA Julie Bell will also be showing some smaller new pieces.

Bonnie and Sarah are ‘Feltisans’ and you can find some of their creations on their website aisydaisy

Lucie Mccauley makes useful and appealing objects out of recycled bicycle inner tubes, from messenger bags and iPad covers to phone cases and finger puppets!

Martine Greig – Ceramics

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Martine is a versatile creative artist. She blends her skills that she has acquired throughout the years and now creates many different creatures both on paper and from stoneware clay. Her hand built elephants each have their own unique character and vary in size, shape and appearance. When painting cows, chickens and other animals she uses watercolour and ink. Special little paintings get made into notebooks. Her work makes for great original gifts.

Who wouldn’t love these beautiful ceramic elephants?

Here are two artists….

Visit Tom Bishop-de-Main’s website to learn more about this imaginative painter. Tom’s work teems with fascinating detail. He has exhibited in Bo’ness, Lothians, Glasgow and throughout Fife, and will be bringing some of his work to our Arts & Crafts Market on 13th December at Inverkeithing Civic Centre


Multi-discipline artist Lainy’s work is exhibited in galleries and and non-profit art spaces and has numerous collectors of her work. Lainy explores a range of materials and tools from sculpture, painting, textile designs and writing. View more of her work on her website.


More creative people…

Hunter Aromatherapy

“I create handmade aromatherapy body and room sprays, including Goodnight Sleep spray, Stress spray, Peppermint & Lime Spray, and Christmas Cheer Spray.

I also make a handmade moisturising cream made from shea butter and marigold infused olive oil. Great for dry skin.”


Jemstar Jewellery

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“I make handmade jewellery, including wirework rings, cuffs and earrings, kumilhimo braided bracelets and beaded kumihimo, pendant necklaces etc. I also have a ‘Vintage Corner’ with a selection of pre-loved jewellery.”


Now we have the full list of artists and crafters showing and selling their work at our Arts and Crafts market on Saturday 13th December as part of our ‘Handmade Holiday’.

We’re going to feature one or two at a time on our blog, with an outline of their work and some beautiful images for you to enjoy. And so, first up is…..

“Once upon a time there was a girl named Ann who loved to doodle.  

She doodled all the time, for as long as life would allow and she still does. Not so long ago Ann decided to share her doodles, and that was when the magic started.”

(from Ann’s website)

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“I exclusively design fabric bags and accessories and hand-make each one with care. Each bag is boned, lined and comes with a handmade label inside. I have a range of shoppers, brooches and tweed keyrings. I also produce  brooch sewing kits all ready to sew at home.” Elizabeth Scott

Announcement: The arts and crafts line-up

Here is the greatly anticipated line up of artists and crafters who will be participating in the Handmade Holiday Arts and Crafts Market on Saturday 13th December, 10am-5pm at the Inverkeithing Civic Centre. (Free entry)

Ann’s Doodles, Bagahandbag, Hunter Aromatherapy, Jemstar Jewellery, Lainy Allison, Tom Bishop-de-Main, Martine Greig, North Queensferry Crafts, Samantha Cedermark, Scottish Rocking Horses, Seacycle, Susan McGill Designs, Tartan Hearts, The Friary Knit Group, The Heartfelt Tree, Wee Neuk Ceramics, Kolesnik Krafts

IAI are very excited about this line up, and wish to extend a very warm welcome to all of these creative talents.

Handmade Holiday – selections complete

We’ve had a terrific response to the call for artists and crafters to show and sell their work at our Handmade Holiday event on December 13th at Inverkeithing Civic Centre.

The IAI curating team for visual arts, Mary, Michelle and Jane have been looking at application and images of work and have made a final selection. If you submitted an application thank you very much and you will be hearing from IAI very soon.

Watch this space for a full listing and lots of lovely images!