Tuesday, 7 May 2019

New Stuff

I have been very busy with my sewing machine and loving doing something different.  I like working with fabric, but unfortunately nowadays it is very expensive, so I thought I had better create something useful - cushions!

Now that I live by the sea and sell in West Coast Little Gems Kilkee I felt I had to do something nautical.  Here are the results

These items are now available in West Coast Little Gems  in the delightful village of Kilkee Ireland.

Tuesday, 9 April 2019


I haven't posted for some time (years).  A lot has been going on in my life, but I thought I would like to share some things again.  We have moved to the West Coast of Ireland last year and bought a house which were are slowly renovating.

We really love the area that we live in.  The scenery is breathtaking and there is plenty to see and do.  The restaurants and cafes are fabulous and most are quite willing to cater to my gluten free diet.
Last summer I was lucky enough to be able to sell my handmade cards in a lovely shop in Kilkee (fab seaside village nearby) West Coast Little Gems https://www.facebook.com/westcoastlittlegems/
and this year I have my own little space to sell my creations.

I feel so proud of what I have achieved, after a life changing illness that left permanently disabled.  There are a lot of people out there in a similar situation and I ask them not to ever give up, as things will probably improve with time.
At the moment I have been designing some framed pictures and cards that can be personalised for Confirmations and First Holy Communions.

If you any queries about these items please send me an email: craftingineire@gmail.com
I have also set up Crafting in Eire on facebook so you can see what I am up to  https://www.facebook.com/craftingineire

Thursday, 6 August 2015


After an unreasonably long break from doing a post, I decided I should write something.  I haven't done a post, as nothing has really happened lately.  Life has been going along as normal, I must admit I don't have many words at the moment.  So I thought I would do a summary in photos.

Summer was looking promising!

Cowslip plant in the middle of the lawn - so pretty.

lovely view from our window of canola growing

some of my feathered friends

a day at Tinahely Show (note the scenery in the background)

The Summer weather in Ireland has been pretty bad, but luckily last Monday (Bank Holiday) remained fine for the Annual Tinahely Agricultural Show.  It was it's 80th year and it is a nice day out.  There are lots of animals to see, but also lots of exhibits.  There is a large marquee full of fantastic locally made quilts (sorry no photo), another of crafts and cooking, another of craft stalls etc.  We didn't take many photos this year, but I did a post on my other blog of last year's show here.

I have been doing a bit of crochet and just finished a block stitch blanket.  I loved the result, but it seemed to take forever.

I have also started making greeting cards again.  This is a pastime I enjoyed in Australia, but it has taken a while to start again here, as I didn't have any tools or paper etc.  The picture is of my first attempt at decoupage (from a kit from LIDL) and I am quite happy with result.

Well I must go and try and get back into crocheting the Lily Pond Blanket - ta-rah!