Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone.

Hope you all have a great holiday season with mucho mulled everything and all else that you desire. Here's to the new year and all the madness waiting to unfold!

Oh and much love to Va who won my reversible tote giveaway. New year - new bag. Sweet.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

How Much Fonder is your Heart Now?

A-tee-hee. Sorry...
Now that thats over and done with let me tell you what I've been up to. Would you like that? - you'd love it!

I had another family wedding and it was a big 'un. In a castle and everything. I made a few headpieces for it, for others and myself-below is my piece de résistance which was commissioned by the beautiful Fiona (So mad I didn't get a picture of her wearing it!).

It's so sparklerific I just had to make others in it's image, but not the exact same, for last Sunday's Crafty Market. They went down a treat. Best Crafty Market so far by the way. Very festive and fun and delightfully busy. Hurrah for everyone supporting the crafts!

I've also been working away at my temp position and looking for a job and holding down the fort now that me fella keeps getting posted off to far away realms-Seriously I feel like a soldiers wife!
This week I'll be getting down to bis-wax with some feathers and a whole lotta fabric in prepartation for the Christmas car boot sale at the Bernard Shaw in Portobello. It's gonna get messy. I'm already tired and excited.

Now as an apology for deserting you all for so long here's a giveaway!

One of my reversible totes in delicious vintage fabric is up for grabs. It's Autumn/Winter on one side and Spring/Summer on the other although I think the over-all look is quite summery don't you? The perfect antidote to the gloomy weather and a nice little stocking stuffer or treat for yourself. Take a look at her:

OOh, Ahh. Now here's how to enter:
  • For 1 entry just become a blog follower (if you aren't already) and leave a comment making sure I got a way of contacting you if you don't have a blogger account.

  • For 2 entries do the above and also have a look in my etsy shop, favorite something and link to it in your post- (sorry things are a bit sparse there today will be topping up on Wednesday).
Closing date for entries will be next Friday the 18th so there's loads of time.

Easy Squeesy Lemon Breezy!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thar She Blows! It's the big white winter giveaway.

Steer yourselves on over to the Etsy Ireland blog for a really generous giveaway.
There's all sorts from jewellery and accessories to art and christmas decorations.
I contributed at few pieces myself and I know the quality of the other pieces will be truly awesome.
Who ever wins this will be one lucky ducky.
Good luck to you all!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Crockery you can Rock..ery!

New treasury coming at ya!
I'm a bit worried that my first treasury photo has now disolved into the ether. But balls to that lets live in the moment. The smooth ceramic moment:

Monday, November 2, 2009

Lazy Gazing

Spending my Monday relaxing after the madness that was the run up to Sunday's Crafty Market.
I was like the thing that couldn't stop. Clipping some paper here, sewing a banner there, a bake of fimo in the oven, glue gun heating up in the corner (which I accidentally left on after leaving for the market, Yikes!)
It was a good market, loving the new 12-5pm time, just makes the days that bit more condensed.
But yes after all that it's nice to have a slow day (or evening at least). And what do I browse online during these periods of lackadaisical lounging, you ask?
Well I'll tell you. It all depends on the mood so I'll break it into catagories but here are a few of my go-to-guys and gals for creative titalation:

For Embroidery:
There are many truly spectacular sites you may already know about such as Doe-C-Doe
But for a nice smattering of styles I love to browse the Guest posts of the Sew, Mama, Sew August Hand Sewing month. Look how pretty:

Paper craft and printables:
Again I shan't confine myself to just the one. I don't do a whole lotta paper craft.. yet but I love to allow a sense of awe to wash over me as I look at some of the beautiful and generously provided printables and projects on the likes of How about Orange and A Fanciful Twist, I mean check this out:

The Good Life and Eco living

Gotta be Sallygardens Smallholdings and it's Irish based so it's more relevant for me.
I also enjoy Our One Block Diet from Sunset great stuff altogether. Would that we got the weather for these kinda outdoor feasts!

Interior Re-vamping
I love me a good chair make-over, don't you? My favorite website for all these shenanigans has absolutely got be Centsational Girl. I love her knack for taking truly thrifty finds and creating sheer class. You've just gotta check out what these stairs looked like before she did her thing:
Fashion and Clothing
I've never found a blog that gives me all I need in this department, I'm sure there's one out there I just haven't found it yet. Craftster is the business in this department.

Big Dreams of the Great outdoors
One day I shall have a garden fit for a hedge dwelling little hippy-at-heart like me but until then Sunset has something for all outdoor areas from balconies to big open spaces.
Barbeque Bar

Salad Side-Bar

And always worth a look is One Pretty Thing. Such a brilliant collection of tutorials and projects. Its simply a mecca.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

I've been Blog-Knapped!!

Hey, hey.
I've been working on a guest post for the last day or two for the Etsy Ireland blog. I've been running all over Dublin with my wee camera pestering shop assitants in various supply shop.
Great fun!
Tip on over and have a gander. It's a good 'un!

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Little Something for the Fellas...

Male fashion. What a conundrum! It truly can be phenomenally repetitive but as I've been getting more acquainted with it I've started to develop my favorites.

I've also had a good giggle at a few of the duds:

Gas stuff!

Why on earth has a off center little crafter like me been perusing the Men's Fashion week files, you ask?
You see, a cousin of mine had heard, through the realiable ol' family grape vine, that I liked sewing and was doing a fashion design course. The man in question is quite ethically minded and doesn't buy from mainstream stores, generally favoring charity shops, however as a strapping fellow in his early thirties the charity shop stock doesn't always hit the mark of this young musicians style. SO he asked me to think about making stuff for him, eventually with a view to putting together the get up for his sister's wedding next Summer.
I am as flattered as I am daunted.
I know he won't want anything "fashion" looking so there's not too much to worry about but come on, dudes clothes are just whole other ball game, start to finish. I'm looking forward to seeing what we come up with. You never know this time next year I could have completely changed my current direction (will probably have to work out what it is first though) and be designing exclusively for men...
And now for a few pieces I would wear if I were a dude:

from Babbletees at

Yup, I would be one hot bloke!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Winner Alert!

The winner of the tiny orange studs is......
TanyaMac! of ThatCheekyUrchin and Etsy Ireland
Congrats Tanya they'll soon be on their way to your earlobes.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Orangelicious Giveaway

Okay so I decided to leave this one until today to let the last post stew.
Here goes my second giveaway.
Sweet little orange dot earrings. They are so tiny as you can see from the picture.

To enter all you gotta do is:
  1. Leave a comment. If you don't have an active blogger profile you'll need to leave me some way contacting your such as a link to you're etsy or your e-mail AND
  2. Follow my blog publicly.
Simple as that.
I'll be pulling the winner from a hat on Tuesday at 8pm GMT.

Findings and Seed Beads, a-live, a-live O.

Still playing catch up so here's a bit of this and a that.
Yesterday on my way home from work (yey for working again) I decided to pop into Yellow Brick Road for com findings and a general snoop. Lo and behold they had a fire during the night a few weeks ago and have moved next door. Yet all is not lost, no Siree, in fact they were able to save most of stock and are now having a sale on smoke damaged findings and seed beads.
The deal is buy €30 or more worth of findings OR €30 or more worth of seed beads and you get them all for a 3rd of the price. Unfortunatly they don't let you combine the seed bead and findings as part of the deal for some strange reason.
Here's my haul which cost just over €11.30:

Oh also I wanna give a cyber shout out to my big Bro. A bro-mo, if you will.
He's a qualified planner and has been doing BER ratings for months. He has a really great website but for some odd reason Google keeps ignoring it. Thought I'd post a link here to even out the mean old universe a little. Check it out if you have a minute:

Okay I will be back LATER TODAY, yes you heard me. I'm getting back on track here.
Not only will I be back but I'll be back with a giveaway.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

So Many Tutorials So Little Time

Oh Mercy. It's been a long ould week-and-a-bit.
Well again I'm straying from the scheduled path, giving you just a bit of this and that.
I haven't quite got round to following and photographing any particular tutorial I've followed but here are a few that I will certainly be trying in the very near future:

At no point did I start out to choose only things which started with P. Wierd!

Also here's a little swirly Autumny Etsy goodness courtesy of Twist21:

( link to Etsy posting:

Well hopefully I'll be posting tommorrow with a giveaway, although I do have an interview and a design class. 'Tis all go as the man says!
Mucho kisso.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Owie, Owie, Owie...

Already straying from the path, can you believe it?
I'm so sorry to have missed yesterday's post but I'm afraid it'll be happening quite a bit for the next week and a half as I've just started a new temp position and I have 2 weddings and a hen in Mayo. Thats all in the next week and a half!
However here is the scheduled activity today - a bit of catch up on my etsy activities.
I caught an illusive treasury spot last night.
Season of Mists and Mellow Fruitfulness:

Whaddya think? Now head to
and click the bejesus out of it to get it higher up the list.
Much obliged!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Giveaway Results.

Hi there my Hearties.
Now for the great reveal.
The winner of Wednesday's giveaway was .... Amy.
The ladybug will very soon be winging it's way to you Amy.
Thanks so much to everyone for entering. There will be another giveaway in little over a week.
Hope you all had a great weekend.
Until tomorrow.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thursday- Show and Tell

This Thursday I'll do a "show what I'm up today".
So I've been making this skirt for, umm, a while now but I finally finished it today. It's made from the bottom of this cool old lady nightgown I snagged in a charity shop. The fabric is actually slightly fleecy too so it's pretty and snug, you likey?:
When I went up the counter to buy this the lady selling it was bleedin' gas!

"Oh lovely and long and soft, keep ya warm, a lot better then a man!" she says;
I muttered something like "er yea, nice and warm" fully knowing I would be butchering it and never sleeping in it.
She replied "A lot less trouble than a man too, ya may be sure".
Ah, the wisdom of our elders! 'Tis a fine thing.

Generally, I'm sure she'd be correct too but I can tell you I had to take Mr. Stitch-ripper to this a few times more than I'd like, which is ridiculous cause it was very easy essentially.
Here's what I ended up with in any case:

And now for some in action...action:

Whaddya think?
I'm gonna don it round town later paired with my light brown leather boots and knee socks.
If you'd like a tutorial for this just drop a comment below and I'd be happy to oblige.
Until tomorrow. Take her handy.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Giveaway Day!

Here's to the start of the new regime!
So lets get moving with a wee giveaway.
I will send an embellished lavender sachet and a 25% off my Etsy coupon to the winner.
And here we see the lucky sachet who will be off to a new home soon:

This little lady was created with a combination of fabric markers and embroidery. Stuffed full of french lavender and ready to scuttle into your drawer or dance from your door knob.

To win just leave a comment below, you could post a link to your own blog or tell me how you came across this one, I don't mind as long as you get your comment up. If you're not in..etc.

I will pick the winner on Friday evening so get your post it by 8pm (GMT) on Friday.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Shape of Things to Come

I've decided to put more structure into my blogging activity in order to make it more varied and easier for me to settle upon what to write about. I'm hoping to post every weekday ie. Monday to Friday and if I've got anything to say on Saturday or Sunday that can't wait then you'll hear that too. So here is the basic frame:

Monday- Any weekend news and some links to interesting posts I've read over the weekend;

Tuesday- Try a tute. I'll be attempting tutorials, projects and some recipes from online sources and books then writing a bit about how they went;

Wednesday- Giveaway or Etsy catch up. I'll post a giveaway of one of my items or some photos of my latest Etsy posting or treasuries I've done;

Thursday- Do a tutorial or show something I've been working on;

Friday- Have it my Way; a little bit of life and anything else that comes to mind

Let me know what you think.
So I'll be back tomorrow with a little giveaway.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fair Weather and Craft Fairs

Well now, what a smashing day it is here on the green isle.
I have been doing lots of posting on Etsy lately and although I have been getting a few views and some hearts I think my views are relatively low, coupled with the fact I have yet to get a comment on this blog I am a little disheartened but not to worry.
Went to the Crafty Market last weekend with all my wares and wonders. It was great to have some of the other team members there, it gave the place even more of a community feel.
Here are some of the newby pieces I brought along:

The sales weren't great but I expect it will pick up again for the Christmas season.

I'm off to take advantage of the lovely weather to pick some blackberries and take a few nice bright photos.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Head gear for a Hen Hooley

As I mentioned in my last post I was asked to make a little veil for a friend's hen-night.
It was mucho fun to make as you can imagine and it also meant I could use up some supplies that didn't generally fit into my aesthetic.
I went for a birdcage style veil as I think they are both classy and cheeky... But I do look like a bit of an ass pulling this pose:

Just in case you'd like a tutorial here goes:

  • Tulle scraps
  • hairband (I picked up a pack of 5 in the €2 shop)
  • diamante brooch
  • red feathers
  • Glue gun
  1. Cut a square-ish piece of tulle slightly larger than your face
  2. Run a length of thread through the top (or least neat edge) of your square amid the netting and bunch up the tulle until it fits the length of your ear to ear
  3. Position your main colour of tulle on the hairband, pin it and reposition until it sits where you want it.
  4. Sew or glue in place.
  5. Now glue your feathers in place - you can go for real drama here or keep it to a few whips.
  6. Now play around with your other decorations, tulle scraps, brooches or whatever else you have to hand. Stitch, glue or pin in place.
Et C'est Tout!
You're all done and looking very risqué too.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Lads and Ladies we are LIVE!!

My Darlings my Etsy shops went up today. It has been a little light in an awful, horrible week. But it has been okay craft-wise which is what this blog is about after all.
I've been putting lots of work into my underwear pattern but I'm not happy with it just yet so alas that will have to wait a little longer before I can reveal any of those dainties.
But guys, guys.. My shop is up, IT'S REALLY UP. Yey! Look:
The Sailmaker's Daughter

Here is a shot of the very first item I listed, I called it Odette after the Swan Lake Princess:

Let me know what you think of the shop. It needs a proper banner and more items. Do you think its needs anything else?
I'll be back soon with more hair accessory photos as I was asked to make a veil for a Hen party. The Hen party has been and gone so I'll have the photos for you soon.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Absense Makes The Heart Grow Fonder... I hope

That was a crazy length absence. I have no excuse but I do have a reason. We moved house and the blasted internet provider, who shall for the moment remain nameless (until they really piss me off), didn't get us up and running for 5 weeks!
But I have not been idle, Oh no!
The Sailmaker's Daughter had an outing to the Crafty Market on the 5th of July and it was fantastic. I didn't have anyone sharing the booth with me this time because I had more merchandise and although it was a little lonely and I was a tad hungry I had a blast. The other sellers were fantastic, there were bellydancers and the atmosphere was great. If you haven't already been GO!
It's on the first Sunday of every month and I will be there and square on the 6th of September
Here's a link to there website:
The Crafty Market
And here's a shot of my stall:

This was a new robot lavender dude that was snapped up by one of the really sound organisers:

One of the best things about the market (apart from lots of sales, a-woohoo) was meeting some fellow Etsy peeps. Tanya of the Happy Heart Place did some awesome networking and invited myself and others along to the first Etsy Team Ireland meeting organised by herself and Sarah of Red Possum.
The meeting was truly stimulating, the show and tell was awe inspiring, the sheer range of crafty was wonderful and the ladies all delightful. For more about the first meeting check out Sarah's post on the Redpossum blog:

We've just had our second meeting this weekend and again, so motivational. Next one will be mid-September so if you are interested check out the team blog Etsy Ireland :

Working on some new stuff too. More on that later... but not too much later hopefully!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Shiny Scrubby People

After a crazy busy period when you haven't had time to look in the mirror for about 3 days there is a tendency to feel a bit on the grotty side. In my case dull skin that felt like beplagued sandpaper was a slight issue not to mention that my hair persisted in lying flat to my head for the first 2 inches and then fluffing up at a 90 degree angle for the remaining 3".
There are the more substantial, long term things which one can partake in to regain some pep; organic diets, yoga, new hair cut, but you know.. baby steps and all that.
This is little home spa treatment is aimed at just trying to feel human again and less like you should be proclaiming the future of trials of Macbeth. This takes around one hour so it can slot easily into a busy day.

You will need:
1 tsp Olive oil
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Sugar
2 tsp Baking soda
Half tsp of lemon juice (I just used a squezee yoke)
1 tsp used coffee grounds (optional)
1 tsp Honey (Something like Milveen is great cause it has crystalise
particles but something local is always best)
4 drops of relaxing oil, eg. lavender, patchouli, sandalwood or jasmine
Flannel or shower pouf
Usual shower paraphernalia- Shampoo, conditioner, towel and razor(if you use one).
Relaxing music, whatever works for you, be it frog song or Rufus Wainwright.
Nail file
Nail Clippers
Nail polish and remover (optional)

Mix the oil, salt, sugar, coffee and lemon juice with 1 tbs of the baking soda in a glass. Oooh fizzy.
Standing in your shower or on an old towel start at your feet and scrub the mix onto you in circular motions, concentrate on any cellulite ridden areas as you go up, the coffee works to break cellulite down. Work up to your décolletage but skip the delicate neck and face.
Turn on the shower and gently, firmly sweep the mixture off. Use the shower pouf with a little body wash to remove remaining few grains.
When hair is thoroughly wet massage in shampoo. Really work it into the scalp. Rinse and repeat if necessary. Smooth conditioner on the ends of your hair. Leave this in while you move to next step. Conditioner actually doesn't penetrate the hair unless it contains the ingredient panthenol. For those without panthenol their job will be equally as done after 1 minute as after 5
but it doesn't do any harm to leave it in for 5 or so minutes.
Shave under arms and legs - if you shave that is.
Tease comb softly through your hair. Starting with the ends with the conditioner one them and comb through then move up to the next half and comb through and so on. Then wash out conditioner.
Fill the sink with hot water and drip in the essential oil you are using. Inhale the fragrance in deep breaths in the nose out the mouth for about 1 minute.
Slather on you favourite body moisturizer, again concentrating on problem areas.
Put the honey in your palm and add a drop or 2 or water from the sink to warm it up and thin it out. Smooth the honey on your face in a circular, upward motions. Go slowly and be firm(ish). Massaging the muscles beneath your face. Dip flannel or towel in the water and buff the honey off your face. Apply moisturiser and eyecream or mask here if preferred.
Stick on some music and have a little grove with your bad self! Plonk of the sofa or bed or floor and clip and any even finger nails. Then file and paint in your preferred shade. A word of caution though don't paint them anything but clear unless you really do have remover on hand. Nothing makes one feel scruffier than chippy, blobby nail colour.
Repeat for your toes and then smother your feet in moisturiser or Vaseline and put on some thick socks. Sparkly feet in the morning!
Now get an early night!

P.S. I've got another craft fair. WOO-hoo. Crafty Market here I come. This is a new and pretty excellent market in Dublin. First Sunday of every month. It's much more demograhic and I think it'll be a very enjoyable day whatever the sales. More on that soon. So thats in a week and I also have to move home in between. Busy week!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Well I have been on a crafting hiatus what with all this beautiful weather and getting back to regular life after the first market.
However I shan't deprive you (or possibly 'relieve' is the correct term,
depending on personal tastes) of the burgeoning fruit of my earlier
Therefore I shall show you some juicier shots of some of my pieces as well as some of the little stars that didn't get quite as much attention.
So here without further ado, is the make and do that I did do:

And that's all folks. I'll be back soon with post on 1 hour makeover for before or after big events (or just anytime you can find an excuse) uusing a home made scrub and other frugal treats.

Monday, May 25, 2009

First Craft Fair at Blackrock Market

First craft fair completed! Hurrah!

Ever so sorry for the prolonged absence but I was frantically flitting about the place like some kind of blue-bottle- headless chicken hybrid.
I didn't sell much really but it was very exciting to get out there. The weather was very changeable and I overheard some people saying they didn't sell anything at all. None the less, it was such a thrill seeing people taking interest in my crafts and trying on the jewellery. It was also intriguing to see which items drew attention and which were left largely unadmired.
It wasn't truly my demographic and most people were just buying from the antique and food stalls but still, the experience was priceless. Now for an image injection, here are a few stars of the show:

My jewellery, mainly the flower cabochon rings and earrings, probably got the most attention.

Although the display case which I made from a 2nd hand book attracted alot of interest by its own merit.

The lavender bags were a nice sensory hit, often people could smell them just before they would see them. The designs which got the most interest were these guys:
3D Glasses

Cherry blossom branch

Rainbow French knots

This upcycled cardigan got quite a bit of frisking up by the punters but
no-one bought it which was unfortunate because it was very reasonable
Sorry for the out of focus picture. If you'd like a clearer image let me know and I'll give my camera a good talking to.
For most of my altered clothing I buy items second hand and then add to or alter Item. The aim is to start out with a good quality item and then givesome individuality.
In this case it was a lovely knit wrap cardigan
(originally from Miss Selfridges according to the label) I replaced the tying ribbons, which were a cheapish looking blue affair, with ties of patterned pure silk, cut and sewed from length I had in my stash.
I also added a hand embroidered branch circled with wool which I needle felted on to look like a built in brooch, this is a feature in a few of my altered pieces.
I priced it at under €20. I think that's cheap considering the top alone cost €7 for me to buy second hand.

Perhaps the larger items would have sold better if they were more accessible from the front of the desk. As you can see here they were mostly behind me due to prohibitive space and the fact that I didn't bring a railing (Note to self: Duh!):

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

To Market, to market..

Only a week and a half to go until my first market. It's not a purely craft dedicated affair and it's on every weekend so that takes alot of the pressure off. No insurance needed either. A great place to start all round. It's here:
Blackrock Market

I was doing quite well in terms of preparation but I seem to have run out of steam somewhat. Perhaps I was just trying to get to much done and have burned out. Maybe it's because I had to move the date back a week and lost momentum. What do you do during time of motivational stagnancy? Any tips?
I think I'll watch some Simpsons, have a shower and then just get back to kicking the craft out of my stash. Worth a try. I'll post some embroidery later if all goes well.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

How ( and why) I chose my label's name

One of the milestones for me in this venture was choosing a name or label under which my crafts will be sold.
Seems a pretty straightforward process for many designers and crafters but not so for my choosy ass. I'm pretty sure it's hereditary as when I was born I didn't have a name for about a week but it worked out quite well I reckon (Cheers Mam and Dad).
Ultimately my decision was ruled by my gut. I needed a name I could wriggle down into and feel at home. However that's not to say that I didn't apply some more conventional logic. These are some of the consideration and steps you might need to think about.
  • Using you actual name. Yay or nay?
This works for some people but I ruled it out instinctively. I just didn't want that. I love my name but a name doesn't give a customer an image or any idea of your aesthetic so I felt this wasn't the path. Another element to consider here is whether you want someone who is looking for your
products to end up on your Facebook page? Could be frustrating. Even I find my Facebook page boring! I want people to wind up on my Etsy (when it gets kickin') or this blog fairly smoothly - not navigating through 6 Google pages of I Know What You Did Last Electric Picnic.

  • Take 2 elements of yourself or business and smush them up a bit (smushing optional)
I read this on another blog, (I don't know where as I wasn't planning on starting this blog at the time so I wasn't saving links) I will post the link if I ever find it. If you were making jewellery out of car parts for example you could be Bolt the Beads or Carburettor Creations. For my part - Sailmaker: I love the sea and most influenced by nature also a lot of my stuff is sewn, sailmakers need to be good at that. Daughter: Well all women are united in daughterliness. Okay so neither of my parents make sails but I did want to stress that I'm a sole person not a large label. Combined I like the nostalgic effect and it just feels like me.

  • Google search and Etsy Search
Put your prospective names through the online mill. If there are other businesses with similar names my advice is to steer clear. Again some people are okay with being "Designs by Kelly 0890", but it comes back to not frustrating a client who is trying to find you.
  • Take it for a walk
Use the name for a day or so, mention it to some honest freinds or family see what reaction you get. You don't have to take their advice but a differnt perspective can be illuminating. When I told a relative that I was considering Mortal Anemone as the name she said reminded her of a fatal enema. A valid point.
Etsy give some great tips on choosing the name of your etsy shop or label here:
If opening an etsy you best be comfortable with your name as you can't change your shop name.

So thus ends my exceedingly long second post. I see the land of nod coming up of the starboard bow.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Land HOO!

And so its starts...
Welcome to my blog and thanks for dropping by. My writing is a little rusty but bare with me and hopefully I can improve with practice.
In these last few weeks I have been delving through the muddied waters of trying to set up, what is effectively, a small indie craft business. As many will know this is not an easy course and in Ireland where craft suppliers are sparse and the community rich but fledgeling in comparison to the US or UK, it's that bit tougher. But poppycock to all that I say! It will heave into life or splutter out leaving me with some insights and experiences, those of interest I hope to share with you.