Ursula Celano writes;
“When the recession started I was at home with two small children; very unsure about where our country was headed or what work I could do that would let me spend time at home. Since everything was so difficult and likely to fail, I thought that I might as well try to start a business based on the thing I really loved doing which was drawing and sewing: I could at least go off the cliff with a smile on my face. Mostly I design notebooks, greeting cards and textiles.
“My new A5 notebooks [above] are available in seven designs – two of these are based on different lines from the beautiful phrase ‘May the road rise to meet you etc..’ All these notebooks are made in Ireland – €9 euros each and for sale in Ballymaloe, Co Cork, Article, Powerscourt Townhouse Centre and Pen Corner, College Green Dublin. They would make a nice St Patrick’s Day gift for anyone abroad. I have a free shipping offer code for any order over €10 euros for all broadsheet readers till then. Please use code ‘BROADSHEET’.”
Irish-made stuff marked Irish-made stuff to email@example.com. No fees, favours, station