Sunday, October 11, 2009

Could this be Leitrim's first being space!

This Saturday i whiled away a glorious few hours at Jemima's Cafe and Gifts in Manorhamilton. Perched right in front of the ruins of Manorhamilton Castle it really is an idyllic spot. Three sisters Cerian, Jemima and Harriot have joined forces and opened a cafe, community market space/Gift shop and Art Studio! Jemima runs the Cafe, Cerian the Vintage clothing and gifts and on top of all that Cerian makes clothes! Harriet does the cutest yet edgy mixed media works, a floor to ceiling example is on display downstairs in the cafe. Cerians side of the business is called Little Blue Cottage the web site is under construction The thing I totally enjoyed about the place was the completely relaxed atmosphere: downstairs in the cafe there are comfy couches to chill out on and the stone building oozes charm while upstairs there is Cerian's sewing room and the community market/gift shop space. I have set up a spot in the community market space and have my quilts on display and if you fossick around downstairs you will find a few of my "Happiness in the heart" dolls and a Quankie on display. While I was there people floated in and out with children, without children some for a chat, some to lend a hand, try on clothes and others to eat or simply have a look. It has all the ingredients of a being space not just a cafe. Photos to come. I will be there next Friday from midday till 2pm so if you want to met your maker! oops the maker, I am a maker and I'll be there soaking up the atmosphere!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Topsy Turvy House Patchwork Quilted top + Blankie = Quankie!

Thursday has arrived and the top is done! all that remains is the quilting and backing even though Thursday is not done yet...... but dinner is calling, will have to finish on the weekend that is tomorrow. I put cupla focal gailge at the bottom roughly translated means lovely girl.

Posted by PicasaFriday this Quankie is now done, backed with a hot pink fleece, hanging sleeve, boxed and ready to go. I used left over scraps to decorate the outside of the box. The box is a standard size document box so it can be used for all those documents you might like to store away. Have box will travel! This Quankie is on its way to dublin with Karen a gift for Emily Rose

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Crafty Market Dublin

Went to my first market in Dublin yesterday it could not have been nicer really chilled and i met lots of crafter's like myself who were so encouraging and helpful. The editor of the magazine Prudence was there and we had a good old chat turns out she is a Tipperary woman too there is a write up on the prudence talks blog about the crafty market. Pleased as punch that curlyrip got a mention! have a look at . My only regret is that my camera was on the blink! so no juicy photos but Louise crafty market organiser took some so all is well. This week have to get a special order done. Pink and lavender theme with tipsy house its a cot size quankie better get cracking setting my completion date at Thursday!