Sunday, December 9, 2012

What a Difference a Year makes !!

Where do I begin we have moved one and all to sunny Queensland Australia.  To say it was an arduous task is somewhat reflective of the journey we have been on since early 2012 and now to begin again where to start no idea !!  except to blog for the first time in a year.  Well its a start !  I am hoping just the mere action of blogging might kick start my creative process so adew and will let this pot simmer a while and see what emerges.    

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.