Monday, 30 May 2011

Crafty News

A big hello from the Crafty News Desk - cant believe how quickly the time has flown.  This weeks photograph was taken just 2 weeks ago in Florida..... sunshine and sand mmmmmmm!!!!!!!
Enough of that.  

A big THANK YOU to Purls for holding the fort while I was away.

What a busy time we are having here in Etsy Ireland.  The big success story has to be the ETSY pop-up shop in Limerick  EtsyIrelandPopUpShop  I am in awe of what Ruth and her team of intrepid crafters have and are achieving in Limerick.  All I can say is WELL DONE ONE AND ALL .......
If you are in Limerick do call by and say hello!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ireland's first online craft website FONDELIFAIR has been officially launched today.    fondelifair
I wish Alice and Michelle and all of the crafters (including mise) all the very best of luck with this endeavour.  God bless all who sail in her  (champagne bottle smashes against the side.....)

A new Irish supplies website has also been launched sunflowertouchsupply   Stop by and have a look

The Glucksman gallery in Cork is taking applications for their craft fair which takes place at the beginning of November. You can download applications from their website  glucksman

The Ulster Festival of Art and Design is happening from June 1st to 12th.  Information here ulsterfestival

Next weekend, 5-6 June, is when all things woolie happen at the Wool Festival in Kilkenny.  Details  =  Wool Festival

The Design Tower Summer School is coming up in June - located in Dublin's  Grand Canal Basin - a perfect location to learn some new skills including Leather work, Paper making, Jewellery, Sculpture etc. 
Details =  thedesigntower

And finally there is a Art and Craft Market taking place at Darcy McGee's at the Spawell in Dublin on 19th June.  There are a few of us taking part and there are still a few stalls available.  Details =  spawell  There will also be live music happening on the day.  If you know of any musicians who would like to take part there are also some slots available.  Get in touch with Lynn. 

So that's about it for this week.  Now I know there are a lot of events happening all over the country with many of our team taking part.  It would be great if we knew where ye are going to be so we could call by and say hello.  So send me on your details and I will let everyone know where you're at.  Are any of you involved with the Bloom Festival in the Phoenix Park next week????? tell me, tell me........ please.

Bye for now


  1. Great Crafty News - must catch up with all that's happening in the south!

    That Wool Festival in Kilkenny sounds so appealing!!!

  2. Wow I thought that pic was taken in Wexford...thanks for all the news Mo.