Tag Archive: creative

Showcase 2014

I travelled to Dublin on Wednesday with Siubhan from CraftLee to visit Showcase, Ireland’s annual ‘Creative Expo’, featuring the very best of Irish gifts, fashion and interiors. Now in its 38th year, Showcase… Continue reading

The things they leave behind

In Stephen G. Hipperson’s post, Artists Unknown, he explores the creativity of people who arrange natural objects to create something to say ‘I was here’. Seonaid also shared some delightful found treasures with us in her lovely… Continue reading

Stitch ‘n’ Beach (2)

Strand of wool Now that I’m on Sherkin Island for two weeks, I am doing one of my favourite things. I’ve had this red wool for too long now so I have started… Continue reading

Granny Square Eyes

I started this ‘Springtime Throw’ in November and although the pattern suggested 432 squares for a full-sized throw, I felt burnt out after 108 and decided that it would make a lovely baby blanket instead.… Continue reading

A trip to Dublin

I was fortunate to have two whole hours to myself in Dublin recently so I made a conscious decision to avoid High Street shops and follow my heart instead. So what, I hear… Continue reading

Star of the sea

This really has nothing to do with the sea but it’s a nice notion all the same. I just wanted to share this paper Christmas bauble with you. I made it using pages from an old book. It… Continue reading

The Enchanted Forest

On a recent stroll across Trá Bán strand, these wonderful ‘trees’ caught my eye – the beauty of nature creating its own art in the sand.  There were several of them but these magical little forests disappeared… Continue reading

Stairway to heaven

I found this on Trá Bán, a beautiful, sandy beach on the west end of Sherkin Island, and just a stone’s throw from the cottage. The tide had washed it ashore. I saw it from… Continue reading


I look on this as one of nature’s or heaven’s gifts. It’s made from driftwood and feathers found on Silver Strand on Sherkin Island. With a little silver craft wire and minimal carving, this angel soon… Continue reading