Monday, December 12, 2011

Rachel's Makeshop Birthday Party

Yesterday was the 11th Dec and we celebrated Rachel's 11th birthday with 11 can do makers at Curlyrip's studio in Collooney.  What a day for the number 11 !! We sipped on Pink Lemonade and stitched up a storm.   Below are a sample of the fab bags made which were especially designed to fit their Nintendo perfectly and we even had time to make a few emoticon bookmarks !  It was a pleasure to work with this group of can do crafting girls and thank you Rachel for choosing Curlyrip.  Happy Birthday (:

A week and a day in the Life of...

Its been over a week since my last post and quite a bit happening there was the launch of The LimeGreen Umbrella a creative collective and the completion of tw o specially commissioned quilts
Lets begin at last Saturday the Launch of the LimeGreen Umbrella it was a great success and a special thanks goes out to all who attended especially Bernie Butler well known local dynamic business woman managing director of Good 4U food company and Forum Chairperson of Fáilte Northwest who officiated the Launch with finesse and enthusiasm Thank you Thank you !!!
  Above is a picture of our creative collective including Bernie  from left to right introducing !! Soraya Ricalde Jeweler,  Anita Mullin Soap maker , Myself Curlyrip Handmade Smiles , Bernie Butler, Olga Mc Carrick Elfewood Furniture, Fiona Stevenson Visual Artist (unfortunately Ethel Mc Veigh Artist our sixth creative collective member could not be there).

 A few more pictures of the Launch at the LimeGreen Umbrella

About that warm spiced apple punch lots of people asked for the recipie here is the link from Allrecipies enjoy !

These two specially commissioned quilts are on their way very special gifts for Jack and Georgia and one more to come for Abby will be ready later this week.  Thank you Eileen for choosing Curlyrip

And finally managed to make 10 more meters of festive bunting which feeling very chuffed about  


Friday, December 2, 2011

Baby Ga Ga Zipper quilt

Steely grays, blues and just a smidgen of purple. This baby Ga Ga print one of my favourite baby fabrics at the moment and it is now the feature fabric in a zipper pocket quilt with cuddly fleece backing.  This quilt will be available for purchase at the LimeGreen Umbrella in Lyons Sligo tomorrow !

Jacks Quilt

The brief was to create a quilt that refected the characters and colours in Jacks favourite book I hope Jack likes it !  This is the first in a series of three quilts on order the 2nd for Georgia includes a dashound and finally Abby loves her Labrador. 

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Christmas Bunting

These green and red fabrics have a subtle Christmas theme and make some great Christmas bunting  So if you have an over sized bull lying around taking up space this Christmas I think you will agree that bunting maketh the bull !!  Available at the LimeGreen Umbrella in Sligo upstairs in Lyons.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Danielle's Blankie ready to go !

This is a special order for Danielle in pinks, brown and zingy green with a cute bird motif is ready.  This zipper pocket "quankie"... blankie + Quilt = Quankie  has been pre-washed and is boxed and ready to make its way down the country as a unique bespoke gift.  Thanks Grannie for choosing Curlyrip.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Leaping Reindeer Handstitched Cards

It is the season to be jolly! time for card making.  Last Thursday while in the LimeGreen Umbrella these trees and leaping reindeer were hand stitched and designed into a Christmas card combining paper, felt, fabric and hand stitched embroidery.  These are the mainly green with red accent but will have to try mainly red with green accent.  What do you think ?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Birth Announcement Wall Art

This is a work in progress - a birth announcement to hang on the wall.  Keeping with a fresh modern theme, crisp simplicity embellished with a splash of colour courtesy of hand dyed crochet cotton hearts and glass fish beads to add just the right measure of cuteness. Dylan's birth announcement is ready to frame !  This birth date only happens once every thousand years !!!  way to go Dylan (:

Monday, November 14, 2011

Saturday Bunting Day Beltra Market

We used fabric markers, crayons, felt and fabric. We stitched by hand and machine, cut.pasted , drew and coloured until we had made a selection of flags to make almost 15 meters of bunting. It was bunting all the way at Beltra Country Market last Saturday the goal was to produce enough flags to create 15 meters of bunting in a mere two hours ! and happily we made 14.75 meters just two flags short of the target !! take a look at the work in progress on the Facebook page Bunting workshop at Beltra Market

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Curlyrip now stocked at The LimeGreen Umbrella !

Very excited to say that you can now purchase Curlyrip handmade smiles at LimeGreen Umbrella upstairs in Lyons Department Store Sligo Town.  Yesterday this newly made teddy Crazy Hug took up residence there and Ethel LimeGreens Artist in residence for the day was busy making angelic beaded Christmas decorations.  Above are just a few pics of the wonderful handmade gifts available all made by our creative collective of 6 Artists and Craft Council of Ireland registered Makers.  Let the Christmas cheer begin !! 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Personalised Zipper Pocket Baby Blanket

This pink and chocolate brown cuddly fleece Quilt+Blankie = Quankie ! will be making its way to Madison very soon !

Doll Makeshop Saturday

These cousins sew up a storm last Saturday and made two cutesy rag dolls it was a pleasure to do a make shop with these two super makers :D

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bat On a Stick Halloween Makeshop

It was bats all over here today at Collooney where Orna, Mia, Ruby, Sonya and Beth made a bat buddy and a gift monster and I am sure you will agree they did a curlyrippingly ! great job

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Curlyrip's Website goes Live !

Thank you Liam Osite web design what a great job you have done on my website not to mention that it was a total pleasure to work with you Thanks.  How about the super cute graphics courtesy of Michelle again it was a complete pleasure to work with Meech who totally got the Curlyrip brief.  Speaking of brief Justin of perfect pints fame helped me to put together a brief that served me so well and formed the blueprint and continues to be the blueprint for Curlyrip.  Finally this was all made possible because of my involvement in the CEIM Programme thanks Ultan for the opportunity.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Zipper Pocket Blankie

Been busy tweaking the design for the blankie with the zippered pocket.  It now has the pocket in the top right hand corner and  there are loops on top to attach to your stroller and as always they have a super cuddly fleece backing.  These are available for sale in the LimeGreen Umbrella upstairs in Lyons Department store in Sligo town