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.