Monday, 11 October 2010


Greetings from the Crafty News Desk
(This weeks photo shows the surprise I found this morning when I delved into the tomato plants for some ripe ones for breakfast -a red pepper- life is good)

What a great Etsy meeting on Saturday with Liz from HQ.  27 crafters turned up.  Big thank you to Birgitte, also fondly known as PURLS, for organising it.  A report is due later here on the blog so stay tuned.

Some news in this week:

Craft and Christmas Fair in the Martello Hotel on Bray Seafront on Sunday 14th November
The Fair is in Aid of Suicide or Survive
Contact Deirdre at :

Christmas Fair -St Davids School, Bray, Co Wicklow - 4th and 5th December 2010
St.David’s School on the Seafront in Greystones is holding their fourth annual Christmas Fair on 4th & 5th December 2010 from 11am until 5pm
Contact Veronica Sheehy - email: phone: 086 3504997

What follows is a short summary of the Christmas Market information I already have in the Crafty News reports on this blog where you will find more information and contact details:

7          Rosscarberry
14        Bray
14        Navan
14        Ballinasloe
20        Gardiner St. Dublin
21        Bray
28        Ardee
28        Wicklow town
4-5       Bray
4-5       Drogheda
10-11? Westport
12        Athboy
19        Castleblayney

There are also the regular markets in Limerick, Belfast and Dublin.

I would be great to have a full list of markets so if I have left any out please let me know and I will have the list updated for next week.

Hello to all the new crafters I met on Saturday and those I could'nt get to.  If you want to contact me with items of interest just get in touch through my shop or use the big pink+green link button on the right hand side of this blog.  If any of you would like to contribute to the blog reports please contact Purls through her shop

That's it for this week. 


  1. It was great to meet everyone on saturday, great afternoon glad I went!

    Ann (torann)

  2. Great photo of the group on Facebook, thanks Ann.

  3. Yes, it was a great meeting! I wish I had been able to talk to everybody!

    Thanks Mo for the news!

    The link doesn't seem to work for me :(

  4. Interesting meeting alright.

    Yes, I didn't get to meet everyone either, especially those who are at the front of the pic on the Facebook page. Waving hello to you anyway - maybe we'll introduce ourselves at a future meeting :-)

    Ann (and Fi) I'll be in touch with you both re that article, once I know what questions I want to ask...later in the week.

  5. Purls
    if you click on the photo on Facebook it will open bigger.

  6. Thanks Mo, I now found the pic :)