Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Knitting and Stitching Show 2014

There is a great competition over on the Woolly Way blog for 3 pairs of tickets to this years Knitting and Stitching Show! Check out about the show here and the competition here!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Awash with Green and Gold

I'm working on designs for a mural at a local school that, weather permitting, I'll be painting next week. It's very appropriate that it'll be the Kerry colours, with the All Ireland Football finals coming up this Sunday. The town is awash with green and gold. (Since they are the Donegal colours too, its going to be fun, trying to figure out who to cheer for, must brush up on my GAA knowledge).

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Tiki Tiki!

My most popular blog post of all time is my 'How to draw a Tiki Head' post. I find it fascinating and amusing, how many people want to draw tiki heads!! Apart from me that is...I'm glad people are getting some use out of my tiki head tutorials. They are popping up all over the interweb, which is great. (As long as they remain free, if I find anyone charging, there'll be trouble!)

Monday, September 1, 2014

'Light is Time'


I've mentioned in a previous post about some work in doing in the studio at the moment (read about it here). I've been doodling away, drawing old watch parts over the last few weeks. So, imagine my delight when I came across this installation on the interweb!

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Gentle Musings

This creative gift idea, seems to be coming at me from all sides. Just found these great words of wisdom, that every procrastinator like myself should pin, well, everywhere!

Friday, August 29, 2014


 blog awards ireland

I've just found out I've been shortlisted for Blog Awards Ireland! Am delighted to be amongst such esteemed company. This years award is being kindly sponsored by Craftbay, a portal for a lovely range of Irish made goodies. I was lucky enough to be able to go to the Awards ceremony 2 years ago, it was a great night, but sadly, probably wont make it up there this year...

The Gift

I don't often blog about books, which is actually surprising, since I'm a total bookworm, and obsessively collect craft books. I rarely buy new books, I find them far too expensive, and there's almost too much choice! A strange complaint, I know, but I find most bookshops, like yarn shops, overwhelming. (I love finding a good book in a charity/secondhand shop, it makes the find so much more special, when you find it amongst trashy fiction!). So, I though I'd start writing about the books that have influenced me the most, either directly, as in a practical craft books, or indirectly inspiring!