Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Jimmy Choo has teamed up with Donegal Tweed to create these fab fab fab boots, which are available exclusively to Brown Thomas.
I could see both of these beuaties taking pride of place in my autumn/ winter wardrobe and even better is the fact that 25% of the proceeds of each sale will go to Irish Autism Action !
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Seeing that I got a mention on the front page of www.craftycrafty.tv has brightened up my evening though!!! :):):)
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
Some of the items are already available in their store on Dublin's Henry Street, others aren't expected until nearer September! So clear some closet space ladies, you've been warned!!!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
It looks like the "bib" necklace is here to stay for a while yet, and seeing as how Penneys/ Primark's takings are sky rocketing through this recession I've decided to give it a go at making my own :)Craftystylish have posted an excellent tutorial for those of you interested in having a go at making your own; "How to make a sewn necklace" produced the fab necklace above.
I'll be off to the local supply shops tomorrow to be stocking up on the organza/ felt and ribbons, and searching the sale bins in the old reliable high street stores for any disguarded kaftans etc which I will plunder for their gemstones (cheaper than buying them in trimming shops)!The necklace above is by Ranjana Khan and retails at $1,200 - need I say more!?!?!
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Check out Textile Workshop course that will be running in Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham on Sarurday and Sunday 25/26th July. This course promises to help you create your own bespoke patterns and prints as well as giving you the skills to embellish and produce beautiful homewares, fashion items etc!!!
If, like me, you can only afford either the materials check out these:
Anyone got any good tips or links please please send them on!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Today I visited the shop that is beading heaven to me, Yellow Brick Road on Bachelors Walk, to buy some essentials (and non essentials of course!). Pleasant and helphelp staff (as always) wrapped by purchases for me and off I went. When I got home and unwrapped the shiny containers of new beads I also found a little note placed inside advising:
"Free for all! Let's get creative! - Got an unfinished project? Want to chat, bead and be inspired? Want an afternoon's peace to bead in our specially designed studio? We have the answer! The Yellow Brick Road is excited to annouce every Thursday is free for all! Everyone is invited to come along at any stage during the day to get creative with Stacey, all welcome to enjoy a few hours beading, discussing, experimentsing with trends, styles, design and colour! Every Thursday from 28th May!"
Guess who'll be putting in for some leave over the coming weeks to avail of this fab off????
Hope to meet some of you there?!?!
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Prices are rumoured to range from £30 for a pair of pumps to £170 for a pair of sky-scrappers! I may start working on my balance and get my sleeping bag ready to camp out the night before they go on sale!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Oh and after spending yesterday morning trying on fascinators (for the first time!) these babys are well worth a glance...Isn't the mannequin just the cutest!!!!!
Friday, June 12, 2009
This craft kit is so cute!
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Wednesday, June 10, 2009
And of course a couple of necklaces/ bracelets to match!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
It's not only for lovers of all things maritime, it boasts over 80 stalls selling everything from craft stalls (more great jewellery inspiration for me) to food stalls (oh check out the "Dutch Cookie Man" macaroons) and not forgetting the gardening section that was there last year! I'm drooling thinking of the delicious homemade Italian nougat wedges I chomped my way through last year, yum! - It's probably the biggest outdoor market there is in Dublin and there is nothing "car-boot-esque" about it!
While you browse/ eat your way through the stalls there are many musicians to keep your ears entertained.
It's not just about shopping and dining... The Majestic Tall Ships will be quay-side and open for visits. And I just cannot forget to mention the presence of the Irish Navy vessel the L.E. Aoife!!!
All in all it really does promise to be a great day out for all. Lets hope the good weather holds out ;)
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Kirsty is a UK based designer/ maker/ retailer and I want her talents... I also love to browse her shop on Folksy and am mesmerized by her colourful buttons, bunting, fabic etc. I am lusting after the Matroyshka cotton fabric - needing some inspiration for what I could do with it so as to justify buying it - not like I need much justification to buy anything these days (lol)!
And as I am about to embark on a sewing spree (I can visualise the chaos and stabbed fingers already lol), I think I may very well just have to invest in one of these cute little pin pots! I ain't called a Shopaholic for nothing you know!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Firstly I did my shoulder in so I've been laid up for a while; I'm on the mend so I can get back to beading. The "injury" did not however stop me from partaking in my second fav hobby - shopping!
I visited M&S in both Henry & Grafton streets over the past few days with a fair few bob tucked into my cut-offs (fab weather eh?) only to be extremely disappointed by the allegedly promising Zandra Rhodes "collection". I would have been better off staying home - they have absolutely shoite pieces in both shops. Not even the scarves caught my interest :( I had my heart set on a fab jumpsuit and had it's first outting planned and all.
Pennys however still came up trumps as did Zara & Topshop!!! All in all I still managed to become parted from my cash :) I'd rather give it to the ailing economy (especially through the form of Penneys) and actually have somethng to show for it (i.e. more clothing and jewellery than one can shake a stick at) than giving those feckers in Kildare Street another percentage of my income!!! I don't know about you but I feel like I'm only one step away from handing over my ATM card to Mr Lenihan... Hope none of them are reading this and get any ideas ;)
Anyways - tomorrow should see the start of me actually getting some help with my (lack of) photography skills and perhaps I can post some of my "creations" and purchases alike on my blog!
Friday, May 1, 2009
Soz that the pic ain't too great :( I must learn how to take decent photos :)