Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Long time no posted, sniff sniff. But someone has to finish this bloody PhD and it better be me!
Anyway! Cool news, I am going to be selling some of my stuff at a Swop Shop in the Loft at the Powerscourt Center in Dublin and it's organised by Rough Gem "a new and vibrant collective, based in Dublin. Made up of bloggers, artists and musicians, it aims to bring fun and fancy to the Dublin arts scene"
more info in their blog
On top of that at the end of the month (Nov 29th) there will be the usual Curved Street Cafe Market located on the first floor of Filmbase and this time there will be loads more stalls including things for the male couterparts! Will be posting the poster closer to the date!
Finally, I can't believe this! The stall-holders in the Curved Street Cafe Market will possibly set up the stalls in the studio of IRELAND AM in TV3 an Irish Television morning program! Exciting or what!!
We don't know it for sure bit fingers crossed!
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
- Of course I want! I hasted to reply!
And the day has come, today I woke up early and on my way to work I picked up a copy of the METRO and there it was my face on the newspaper. How amazing! So far it has brought me 6 sales and I hope a bit of long term attention from local customers!
Anyway not only me was feature but also Bonzie, she makes truly amazing clothes.
Just take a look below!
Saturday, 16 August 2008
Two of those are knitting, yes! I have finally mastered the knit and purl, knit and purl...and made various things one of them for sale on my etsy shop. This is my victorian-inspired cuff/handwarmer.
I have also designed some tank tops and tees here is my first:
Saturday, 9 August 2008
Monday, 28 July 2008
Friday, 25 July 2008
Another of the stallholders is Katie who brings fantastic vintage things, really pretty shoes and dresses and accessories...Have a look at her blog for really lovely snaps of her things
Wednesday, 23 July 2008
Monday, 21 July 2008
Friday, 18 July 2008
And all of this for what? Well, my second love for crafts has always fed from this enthusiasm for nature in general and plants in particular. I think they are a great source of inspiration with infinite colours and shapes, they are just marvelous.
Here are some fantastic items made by crafters inspired by plants:
Wednesday, 16 July 2008
So this week so far I got two parcels: one with fantastic tigger ebony beads from eandebungalow and one with rare and old vintage beads from blacksheepbeads. They are just so amazing and I do not want to use them because they look so pretty as they are. I'll wait for inspiration to come!
Tuesday, 15 July 2008
The lace is especially delightful and I think I know what I will do with it. My idea is to sew it all around the edge of a rectangle piece of fabric that has a rose pattern (like the one used in this napkins I made and you can buy in my shop). This will be a place mat for the center of the table for my mum's country style home. I know she already loves the fabric!
The ribbon's colour is my favourite colour apart from deep green, and I am not sure what I will do with it but I'll sure find some use for it.
Monday, 14 July 2008
This fantastic illustration is by charliemotel.
A lovely badge from creative felt artist lupin.
This funky cushion by hoolala.
a set of delicate buttons by creamrose.
With one or two sugars, with or without milk, whatever way you prefer it always enjoy your tea!
Sometimes I am a very lucky girl and my fellow EST (European Street Team) members select one of my items from my etsy shop and make a tresury on etsy.Then this treasury is selected by the Etsy people to be in the main page! In this case my hair bands made it to the Front Page on the 9th of July!! Top- right - Thanks to Fleurfatale.
Thursday, 31 January 2008
Tuesday, 22 January 2008
Anyway I started because I did a course in wirework. Using this technique you can create fabulous jewellery. You can use any kind of beads you want and combine different shades to create gorgeous effects. Depending on the colour of the beads and the wire you can create understated pieces or else really exuberant showy ones. In my opinion they are great to dress up with and give an edge to any outfit. I also think they look great on ladies of all ages. I have sold some to people ranging from 12 to60's.
Just click on the brooch to see a catalogue of examples.
I will be writing about other creations of mine in another blog.