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Saturday, December 20, 2008

da da!!!


well there is nothing like a deadline to make you finish off things!

here is the dresser that i had picked up a while ago, but i had never quite got around to it, but i finally did it it!

Acutally, it is very beautiful in real life, very slick and elegant (it almost doesn't fit in our house!)

And here are the short bread stars i made for each person who was invited to dinner that night. I'm quite happy about all of that...!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

christmas fair

Well, this weekend passed, i was a part of a christmas fair! it was my very first one for RedPossum, and i was so excited, though slightly unprepared!
it was a bit of a rush at the end to put things together, cause when i put all my exsititing item for sale together, it didn't look like much at all!

So i did a little amount of last minute sewing, and a little panicing too..!

but it all worked out in the end, here is our stall, with Heather, and Andrew's cards and pictures for sale, and my dresses on the right.

made me the clothes rail out of sticks he found and it was actually what he had been planning to make for me for christmas, but i asked him to make it for this fair after he had started it for me for christmas! it is really cool, but he was just about pulling out his hair the night before the fair as he was finishing it and the sticks kept splitting! and then the night before, as he went to put it in the car, it snapped, so he was really upset at it! Anyway, it was ok in the end, and it stood the test of many customers browsing!

i should have taken a few more photos from the other side of the rail, but i didn't. I sold a good few things and a lot of people took my cards, and seemed to really enjoy my products! i'm very happy about how it all went!

who's in the driving seat?

I went in to do my driver theory test, and not very long into the test, it dawned on me that perhaps my study material had been out of date.... by quite a lot! Oh my goodness, i knew some of the answers, but some of the questions had never gone through my mind before the moment i saw them on the screen in front of me! And since when do you have to know HOW the drive a car before you are supposed to have started your actual driving lessons??? there where a few questions like that.... so, it's fair to say i had a pretty good idea that i was on the knife's edge of whether i passed or not... so as i sat there having given it my best stab, i prayed that God would help me pass the test... and then i changed one of my answers, and left the room.

Well, as i put on my coat and went to the desk to sign out, i fully expected the lady behind it to wish me better luck next time. But as it turned out i passed by ONE question! It turns out the be the one i changed at the last moment! Thank God, hey?

phew, by the very skin of my teeth i passed!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Crhistmas craft fair!

Oh my goodness... i thought i was so ahead of myself, having gotten almost all my presents in order, i was thinking " i am going to have a peaceful christmas and not run around like a turkey (get it?? ha ha)" but....

I forgot about the craft fair! and my driver theory test!!! oh silly silly me!!! Test is on Tuesday and the fair set up is on Thursday, and i am not nearly ready for either of them!!! what will i do!

Truth of the matter is, you always work harder when you know you have to do stuff, so i think it will all work out, but, if you have a moment, say a prayer for me (esp for the test actually...!)

So, anyway, if you are in Dublin this weekend coming, visit me!

It's at Comhltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Belgrave Square, Monkstown From Fri 12th -14th, Fri and Sat 10am-5pm and Sun 10am-1pm. Check out

Please note: i am taking all my wares to to the fair, and so all my listings will become inactivated on Wednesday the 10th of December. If you are considering something in my shop, my advice is snap it up while you can, cause if it is sold at the fair, i wont be relisting it! Merry Christmas to all!

I'm sharing a stand with the lovely Heather McKay who is a wonderful person and a great artist! check her out!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

new chair?

remember the chair that was going to visit the upholsterers?

well, she is back!

and although she doesn't look all that different, she actually has a new cushion, piping, and most importantly, a base! i keep having to think "oh wait, i can sit on this now without falling right through!"

a job well done! Thanks Mr Upholsterer!

Monday, December 1, 2008


this weekend past, we left the big smoke and headed west to the Altantic coast of Ireland and stayed in Galway.
This is the real ireland! Sometimes when you are in the city, you can forget where you are, and while Dublin is a lovely city, it is just that, a city!

Galway is really cool, (yes, also very cold!) and i would love to go there again, even driving through there was all the old stone walls without cement divinding fields of sheep in higgledy-piggeldy lines and gorgeous, slightly scandinavian views, with very few trees and the winter sun low in the sky. You should definately visit!

Also, we went for High tea at The G, which is the most amazing hotel i have ever set foot in! and while we could never afford to stay there, to have tea and a tiny sandwich and breathe the air in The G, it was a real treat for me!

the photos just don't do the innovative design justice!!! Super luxurious!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

pretty pretty fairy things

Etsy is a world in itself, i often loose hours just browsing around!

here are some gorgeous items made by Tamar on etsy, her stuff is so unique and pretty. i really love the items with green in it, for some reason it makes me think of something exotic!

You can see her design
check her out

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

happy nappies!

sometimes i walk around my house and think "still need to do that.. and that.. and that..!" but today i decided to look at the areas of our house that make me happy!

The nappy station! usually associated with bad times, and tramatic smells, i'm actually happy with the way this looks! the little one is also happy, she loves playing with the little crocheted sausage dog which was given to her by a friend.

The blue "P" was given to her by her aunt, and the little donkey cart i found in a church jumble sale, which i am lucky to still have because i also bought a cool banana tin that day and when i put it on the ground for a minute, it was gone! but the donkey cart was still there (obviously didn't take the persons fancy!)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Sunday, November 16, 2008

mmm .. felt

who knew felt could be so tasty?

i'm loving all the felt creativity found on etsy at the min, and while there is no real concievable use for this stuff, its so fun, do you really need a reason to have them?

all you have to do is imagine holding these up to your mouth and going " um, nyum, nyum,nyum, gulp"... mmm. delicious!

oh hang on, you wouldn't do that with the letters... well anyway!

Toast from pinakoala, sausage roll and dolly mix from BritishCreamTea and letters from MiChiMa, all at

something for the boys

it seems there is very little made for boys! how about this cool cushion for a present for a cool boy?!

available from

Friday, November 14, 2008

before and after

remeber that purple dresser i said i was going to revamp...?

well, i turned it into a chair. Just kidding! that would be amazing!

no, actually it is still sitting there, but there is a good reason! i can't find a place to paint it!

anyway, here is project no.2 (of 63..) but this one will have a happy ending, because someone else is doing it!

My husband picked this lovely chair up for 11 euro, and then i sat right through it (it's not the first thing my bum has been known to anniliate), which he was delighted with. Again, not really.. however, it did speed along nicely the revamp that was necessary, so this one has gone off to be recovered!. Now, when she comes back, she will be covered in proper upholstery fabric, in oatmeal.. so, actually she wont look much different to how she is now... but she will be quality! and you will be able to sit on her again...! always a bonus for a chair....

so, tartan hey....

well, i know there are many things to be done with tartan. i have so much of it, i am sure i can get around to doing them all! here, however are just a few things i have made with it so far... what do you think?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

martins tartan

i am waiting by the door.

the postie decided last week that he wouldn't visit last week, and we got NO post!! i am desparate! i need the fabric i ordered!

however, a friend of ours who is retired but used to make kilts, dropped by this week with a couple of scraps for me... hmm, tartan is very in right now, right??

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


i found this ladybird book in my charity store the other day, and i just had to have it! (i'm such a magpie, i collect anything!).

But look at the picture, you just don't get them anymore.. a little boy in a knitted vest and shirt! When do you see that!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

and while i was inside, all snug..

i was looking at a magazine, and i saw this amazing rug, all made with crocheted flowers! how wonderful!!! i would love one of these...

in the meantime, there is a wonderful flower maker on etsy, she makes lots of lovely flowers for such creative and wonderful ideas as this!

check her shop

today it snowed!

I couldn't believe it! it rarely snows here! but how lovely it was to see, and thankfully i was inside, all snug!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

new shop!

my husband has just opened his own etsy store! He takes a camera everywhere we go, and as a result it takes us such a long time to get anywhere! but it is worth it, if you would like to see a little more you can check out his shop

Thursday, October 23, 2008

ok, i just can't wait any longer...

i've been trying to delay listing some new dresses, cause i wanted to do them in a big lump, but i really want to do it now! and i said that i would be posting them here first so i better put up at least a sneak of them....

mmmm moss!

A couple of days ago, when i started to feel the nip in the air will i was out and about, i thought to myself,
"What i need are some knuckledusters".
Then i realised was was wishing for the wrong thing and actually what i wanted where Knuckle WARMERS!

i saw these beauties and they are made locally by and you know what, cause i bought locally i had them within the week!!! how amazing! i don't know why it never accured to me that i should recieve it so fast, but it is great and now my knuckle are warm warm warm, and my fingers are free to do the walking!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

new dresses!

so just in case you thought i had given up the cause, what i actually have been doing is quietly beavering away at some new dresses for my store! i have received an amazing amount of gorgeous fabrics and have actually been working quite hard at it!

Some are very definately christmas dresses, while others are more or less anytime dresses, here are just a few to whet your appetite! i am thinking of listing a good few of them next week, prob monday or tuesday. I will however load up photos of them here before i put them in my shop, so you know what you can expect!

here are just two of them... size 6 months and size 2

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

my talented sister

seeing as i haven't taken many photos recently, i decided to steal a few of my sisters!

She has just started an etsy site, and is very talented, her house is gorgeous, everytime i go there its different!

here is a great piece of art ("That's Life") for sale on her esty site at the moment, and i am loving the very autumnal bags here ("Ingrid and Isa").

check out her new shop! It's

Monday, October 20, 2008

finally NEWS!

i have been holding off writing in my blog for the last 2 WEEKS(!) because i wanted to keep the givaway at the top of the page, but now that is done, i am free to type and photograph and show the world what i have been up to!

hmm, now having said that, i need to go take some photographs..!


Congratulations to Bellagrano!!! i will be posting this to you during the week, and i hope you love it :0)
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