‘Little Sewing Tree’ totes and aprons in retro, spotty and Roald Dahl
Some bags for your stocking?
Alan Daly writes:
My wife Sarah hand makes bags and aprons etc from our home in Skerries [County Dublin], her company’s name is Little Sewing Tree and there’s a Facebook page (at link below) where you can order from. They can accept debit/credit card and paypal and can ship anywhere.
Give the gift of art! It’s classic! It’s unique! And you’ll look pretty swanky giving it!
I am having a sale on my site (until the end of November), just in time for Christmas. Loads of original acrylic and gold gilt paintings have been marked down up to 65% percent — most are only €80 or €100.
And for those on a tighter budget, there’s also canvas bags and high-quality A4 and A3 prints available, including The George’s finest, Veda (pic 3).
My business is ADK Creations and we make personalised character dummy clips and keyrings, fully beaded dummy clips, medical alert keyrings and bracelets, Christmas baubles, Santa keys and Fairy Door keys.
I started the business after my dad passed away last year as I had a lot of time on my hands and needed something to concentrate on. I started just making character dummy clips then I moved on from feedback from customers and now i make 7 different personalised items.
I went from doing it on the sitting room to converting a bedroom into an office. I really enjoy creating all these items for people and love finding something new to make.
Kids’ names are getting more and more unique and its so hard to get anything with names them. Myself included when I was a child I very rarely could get ‘Alice’ on anything so I know how nice is to have something personalised.
We’re two Dublin scuts that are making books.These tiny zines are the perfect stocking fillers for people you like or are indifferent towards. We’ve all sorts. There’s little books on Punishing Kids, little books full of great excuses, little books of Deirdre Barlow crammed with appropriate activities. And more! So what are you waiting for? Buy them all day long!
Irish Gifts to buy online that will still make it in time for Christmas.
Charmaine Kenny, of The Irish Workshop,online home of Irish-made crafts and whatnot,writes:
You’d want to be quick: these Irish designers and artists will make sure that your gift will arrive just in time for you to wrap it up, sneak it under the tree and pretend that you bought it weeks ago… Avoid the crowds and let the postman do the work.
1.There Are No Strangers Here Print (from €15)
It was good ole WB Yeats that said “There are no strangers here, only friends you have not yet met.”. We love this quote and we love the minimalist design by Lainey K.
2.Aran Nua Cable Cape (€90)
Award-winning Irish knitwear designer Áine Knitwear has the very thing to keep one feeling snug and looking cool over the colder months. It’s 100% lambswool and comes in white or oatmeal.
3.Limited Edition Print of your Favorite Dublin Pub (from €85)
Dublin artist Chris McMorrow has captured 25+ of our capital’s favourite drinking establishments – Kehoe’s, Doheny & Nesbitts, Slatterys – in his limited edition fine art prints. He has also painted a tonne of Dublin landmarks.
4.Trinity Library Arches Silk Scarf (€69.95)
Go fancy with a gift made from 100% silk Crepe De Chine. Designed by newly established Dúinn Designs in Co.Louth, this one is inspired by the arches in the Old Library of Trinity College.
Axe throwing at Killruddery House & Gardens Christmas Farm Market, Southern Cross Road, Bray, Co Wicklow
The market is on 9am – 5pm this weekend and 1pm – 8pm Monday through to Thursday, December 22 and includes gifts, crafts and artisan foods from the best of local and small producers, Killruddery Christmas cakes AND puddings, hampers, and more,
We travelled the 4 provinces of Ireland to capture Ireland’s most iconic places, from 32 vantage points.
We photographed, sketched, and screen printed each iconic place to create ‘Ireland’s Views Collection’ including; Dublin’s, Pigeon Towers, Cork’s Shandon Bells, Belfast’s Harland & Wolfe, and Galway’s Browne Doorway. Purchase online at link below