Monday, 3 June 2013


Another month has passed and the June Bank Holiday weekend is nearly over here in Ireland.  I wish we had the weather to go with it.  Still, its not raining and that's a bonus.

This month I am delighted to introduce you to Fi from  Patchwork Delights

Mo:  Tell us a bit about yourself, what do you do?
Fi:    My name is Fiona and I am the owner of patchworkdelights.  I make baby gifts in colourful patchwork, the most popular being the baby balls and quilts.

Mo:   How did you get involved in this lovely craft?
Fi :   My mum showed me years ago how to make a patchwork pincushion.  I really enjoyed the process and about 4 years ago I picked up my hobby again and started making gifts and selling bits and pieces to friends and the extended family and friends circles.

Mo:  Describe a typical day
Fi :  I have two young boys, so between working in a full time job, looking after them and sewing in the evenings I have a pretty hectic schedule! I like quick projects as at the moment I have very little spare time!

Mo : Have you any future goals and ambitions in the craft world?
Fi :  I would love to be able to make my patchwork a full time business and work from home.  Who knows, hopefully in the future.

Mo:  Designers, blogs, crafters, arty people you follow
Fi :  I follow the modern patchwork world.  I love learning about new methods and seeing the amazing fabrics that are being produced.   The colours, the designs, the quilts and products that these designers make - it’s mind blowing.  All beautiful work!

Mo: Do you have any advice for new crafters?
Fi:   Use the social media outlets to get your work out there.    PatchworkDelights on Facebook,   instagram (@patchworkdelights) and twitter patch_delights  .  Make sure you connect with like minded people.

Mo:  Where can we find you?
Fi :  On facebook/twitter/ etsy shop = links above, and you can follow me on my blog  patchworkdelights.blogspot.

Mo:  Thank Fi for being my Designer of the Month for June.  It was great to chat and see some of your amazing work.  
Fi:  Thanks Mo.  It was great to see you again.

(I am the proud owner of one of her lovely mug rugs seen here as a backdrop to my wee egg cosies)
Well folks, thats it for June.  It is just great meeting so many of you wonderful crafters each month and having a look at all the amazing crafts you produce.  

If you would like to be showcased on Etst Ireland Team blog and be our Designer of the Month, get in touch with me through my shop  huggleknits and we can take it from there.



  1. nice to put a face to a name! (or an Etsy shop)

  2. Hi Fi. I have bought a couple of the baby balls for friends and they are so fresh and bright looking. The hand stitching is so teeny and neat.

  3. Thanks girls for the profile and the lovely comments!!