Friday, February 18, 2011

Roses and Teacups Treasury Love!

I recently became a member of Etsy Ireland and have just been included in this Roses and Teacups Team Treasury! So pretty - thanks TheLetterboxPress! I've also sold my Sweetly Blushing - Felt Flower Corsage Necklace and Loveheart - Antiqued Bronze Locket Charm Necklace!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Visiting: The Gap of Dunloe, Lord Brandon's Cottage, Torc Waterfall

Part two of our recent Killarney trip - following tea and scones at Miss Courtney's Tearooms we managed to drive through The Gap of Dunloe in our tiny car! It was great to visit at this time of the year - so quiet and beautifully clear weather! We stopped off at Lord Brandon's Cottage in the Black Valley on the way back to the hotel - the actual cottage is a ruin but the view of the Lakes is well worth the trip. On our last day we walked up to the top of Torc Waterfall - well worth the very steep climb! I tried out some different settings on my camera up there and am very happy with the results - very Twin Peaks!
 

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Covet Tuesday: Ikea Yngaren

I took a while to warm to these decorative glass pieces from Ikea - however now I'm pretty sure I love them - especially the perfume bottles!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Wool Wrapped Driftwood and My First Pottery Plate!

Having seen similar projects over at Poppytalk, I  decided to have a go at my own driftwood door hanging! I had collected this last Summer and was looking for a nice project for this lovely Rowan yarn so this was the perfect marriage! This was super quick and easy - I just used some jewellery wire to connect up all the pieces! Also I've been waiting since September to debut my new Pottery skills. I've been taking a night class at the Crawford College of Art and am really enjoying it - I'm happy with this plate - though I did send it to be fired without quite finishing the design on one of the little branches! Hope to have more to show you soon!