Monday, 17 October 2011

Crafty News Desk

Deepavali (Diwali) Market in Little India Arcade, Singapore

Greetings from lovely Singapore! I've had a great day of shopping here, exploring the special Deepavali market and the Little India Arcade, and getting lost in the textiles and trimmings heaven that is Arab Street! My suitcase is now rather full!! (There may be more about my shopping adventure in Singapore in another post...stay tuned!)

Meanwhile, here's the weekly update of upcoming crafty events back home in Ireland:

Marlay Craft Fair is on Friday 25th November (6-9pm), Saturday 26th November (10-5pm) and Sunday 27th November (10-5pm) in Rathfarnham, Dublin.
Details and application forms for stalls on the website HERE.

Stallholders wanted for a Craft Fair in Athy, Co Kildare on Saturday 10th December.
Mount St. Mary’s Resource Centre located behind Perry’s supermarket, Athy will be holding a craft fair on the Saturday 10th December and are currently looking for potential stallholders to sell their crafts and produce. The fair will be held inside and tables are provided.
A pitch costs €25 and this money will go directly to the centre which runs a number of activities that are available to the local community.
For more information or to book a stall contact Bernie on 087 203 2487 or Nicky on 086 807 6365

Two Christmas Fairs in Wicklow in December:
Christmas at Killruddery, Killruddery House (The Orangery)Bray, Co. Wicklow. 100% Artisan Crafts & Food stalls from County Wicklow. All crafts will be represented. Fri, Sat & Sun - 17th, 18th & 20th November. 26 stalls in total with 8 stalls left. Price between €140-165 per space for the whole weekend! (+table hire if needed - €10)]
Christmas at The Gaol (Santa will be returning again this year!)Wicklow Gaol, Wicklow Town, Co. Wicklow. Mostly Artisan Crafts & Food stalls (or unusual and not found on the high street items)and mostly from County Wicklow and surrounding counties.
Fri, Sat & Sun - 2nd, 3rd & 4th December
Fri, Sat & Sun - 9th, 10th & 11th December
Fri, Sat & Sun - 16th, 17th & 18th December.
30 stalls in the hall of the Gaol decorated in Christmas Theme in keeping with old style Christmas Santa Experience. Price between €140-165 per space for the whole weekend! (+table hire if needed - €10)
Contact: Sinead Quinn, CFL Events, 0872707496, - A Haven For All Things Handmade in Ireland
Calling all Crafters/Designer/Makers.... Fantastic new site coming online for selling Irish Handcrafted Products and Design.
A Haven for all things Handmade in Ireland! Contact for further details!

I'm hoping over to Hong Kong tomorrow on a work trip for the next week, so next time I check in for the crafty news I'll be just back and I hope you will forgive me if I am a little jet-lagged!! If anyone has any crafty news that would be of interest to our team members, please convo me through my Etsy shop before next Monday.


  1. So exciting Natalie - very green with envy here !!
    It must be so difficult to choose.
    Hope you do a full blog of your "supply" travel diary some time.

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  3. You are so lucky!!! Do tell us about the crafty delights you bought and what we are missing here!

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