Saturday, November 12, 2011

Our Bedroom -Before and After

We  just recently redecorated our Master Bedroom, there are  still a few more things i would like to add but i'm happy with how its looking so far. Heres some pics, excuse the quality i took them with my phone, the camera is dead!

This is how it looked when we first moved into the house

and this is it now

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Deer Head Triangles Print-Stola 12

I've nearly finished decorating our bedroom and this print from Stola12 will finish things off nicely i think.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Twisted Thread: The Knitting and Stitching Show- RDS Dublin

Im excited about the upcoming Knitting and Stitching Show in the RDS. The list of exhibitors looks promising. I haven't been before so i hope its good, I'm often disappointed at other exhibitions like the Interior Design Show, i end up feeling a bit out of place like I've walked in on someones private party, that's probably more to do with my weird hang ups i guess than the show. I hope its fun and friendly and full of lovely eye candy and ideas and maybe some supplies.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

SewingSeed to start the christmas creations!

I ordered these lovely crossstitch patterns from Sewing Seed. I havnt done any crossstitch in quite a while so hope they work out well. I think they'll be a great as christmas decorations.

Beautiful Books

Wohoo, just received a lil' package from Amazon. Love getting post to the office, cheers up the whole day. Only problem now is i have to wait until 5pm to get a proper look at them...hurry up workday!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Sanna Annukka Print for me!!!!!

Sooooooooooooo excited, my hubby has just ordered  this Sanna Annukka print 'Spirits of the North' for me for our first anniversary present!

I've always wanted a one of her screen prints and was sad to have not been able to get the 'Maidens of the Midnight Sun' when it was available. 

Cant wait for it to arrive!

The Craft Lounge

Im excited to see this new place 'The Craft Lounge' set up in Dublin. They host various contemporary art & craft workshops and at really recession friendly prices. I think i will definitely sign up for one of two, first on the list Screen painting on Textiles. I wish them all the best, hope the place does really well.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Amigurumi Squirrel

I just finished making this cute lil Amigurumi Squirrel using a pattern from 'Awkward Soul' on Etsy. The instructions were really easy to follow. I think I will definitely have to make him some little friends using the other pattern variations.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Samantha Hahn

This week on Pinterest i came across this picture by New York illustrator Samantha Hahn. I love it. Check out some more of her work on her blog 

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cute Amigurumi

Cute Amigurumi is a lovely blog with some fab free patterns....I'm going give this little guy a go

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Innocent Smoothies The Big Knit

I love this campaign by innocent smoothies in aid of Age Action funny I think i definitely have to make one or two!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Lola's Crocheted Snuggy Jumper

Just crocheted this little jumper for Lola. I didnt follow a pattern but
 its worked out pretty well. A few alterations on the next attempt and i'll be happy

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Lovely upcycled furniture from Lotus Blue

I would love to be able to reupholster furniture. Take a look at these gorgeous pieces from Lotus Blue in San Fransisco

Danish Armchair in a french floral fabric

Asia Style Side chair using 'Red Herds' fabric from Skinny La Minx

Vintage Love Seat using 'White-on-Yellow Brooke' fabric from Madeline Weinrib

Vanity Chair using 'Raspberry Butterfly Jubilee' fabric from The Mod Green Pod


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

No 27 South William St

I got a chance to look in on the pop up shop 'No27 SouthWilliam St' on Saturday...lots of lovely stuff ...i had to drag myself away from this lovely teapot which i presumed was scadianvian inspired but is actually based on ukranian folk art. The shop is a collaboration of three irish stores; ANEWSPACE ;  Art Makers & Lovers, INDUSTRY ; Vintage, Upcycled & New and INDIGO & CLOTH ; A Store for Men & Women and is open  Wednesday to Saturday.

Friday, July 22, 2011

This is my house

This is my house...well its not..but it should be...i absolutely love it! Some of you may already recognise it from Grand Designs Series 7, episode 29 . It belongs to interior designer Kathryn Tyler.

Look at the stairs......look at the scattered Cathrineholm pieces.....the office space...the pictures....the furniture....oh <sigh>..its too much for me

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Studio Space: Hijiri at Heartfish Press

Hijiri of Heartfish Press shared this lovely sneak peek of her studio space recently, i just love all the lettering on her fab prints and the Alex drawer units which i have stood in front of in IKEA so many times..they are definitely on the shopping list, so handy for crafty bits and pieces

and check this out .. a little doggy bedroom for her dog cute

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Claire Ann OBrien

I love these Knit stools by Irish born designer Claire Ann OBrien. I saw a few in the flesh today at the Interior Design and Art Show in the RDS (Dublin).

Would absolutely love one for my hobby room

Friday, May 6, 2011

Farewell Mabel & Violet

I was sad to see today that Mabel and Violet is closing down. I loved this shop ...and the Mabel & Violet blog. Hopefully Paula will be back in some other form soon, i wish her well. They are having a serious closing down sale ..some fab bargains to be had...check it out.

Monday, April 18, 2011

More Cushions

Heres a couple of new cushions i just made.
This cushion is made from a SkinnyMalinx Eep Tea towel...gotta love the Eeps!! I got the tea towel ages and ages ago but its too nice to dry dishes with!

 and this one from more Charlotta Vild fabric from IKEA,

Monday, March 14, 2011


I just finished making and embroidering this cushion for my friends little boy who's a huge Dino fan...I'm glad he likes the Veggie dinosaurs best!

The main Dino pattern is another from Urban threads with some random leafy greens thrown in!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Tote Bag with Ikea CHARLOTTA VILD Fabric

I love this origami style Charlotta Vild fabric from Ikea -I made this shopping Tote out of it and i think its destined to be made into a few cushions soon too.

Before and After-Hallway

I have been hoarding a roll of Orla Kiely's Stem Wallpaper since we first moved into out house in 2009. I was holding onto it for after our renovations....but now that thats not going to happen i thought it was the ideal thing to make something out of the mini hallway we have. I only had enough to do the two opposite walls but i think i get away with it. Just need to finish it off now with a light shade-not yet decided on exactly what type i want yet...



Thursday, February 24, 2011

Bunny-Take two

Over the weekend I made this zipped cushion and embrodiered it for my hairdresser friend,
Love the black and white striped fabric on the back. Bunny scissor pattern is from the fabulous Urban Threads

Friday, February 18, 2011

How cute is this?

I saw this little guy this morning on Craft. It is Kat of Kat Craft's  Flying Pig creation......brilliant!.. me wants one!