Saturday, December 31, 2011


I gave and received lots of presents this festive season - one gift to myself was these Cath Kidston Christmas Tags which I love! I made Mr Skull & Crossbones from felt and sent him to London where I hope he is keeping an iPhone very cosy!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Crafting: Sew Your Own Felt Baubles

I ordered this Felt Baubles kit a while back and was not disappointed with the results! I stayed pretty close to the designs on the box as I really love Sarah's work over at paper-and-string - lots more kits of this kind are available in her online shops and in John Lewis (if only we had one here!). 

Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Treasury Lists!

Thanks to my fellow Etsians for including iheartcrafts in a Be Merry and Deck Everything and Raspberry Treasury!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Festive iheartcrafts Orders!

I was delighted to make some sales over at my iheartcrafts shop on Etsy this week - and to take a custom order for this Sheri Berry Holiday Reindeer and Sheri Berry Holiday Bells Stockings. I've just finished this Elephant Mobile Phone Pouch for a friend too - I just hope it fits!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Covet Tuesday: Urbanears Platten Plus Indigo

I came across Urbanears in Urban Outfitters a while back and loved them instantly! Urbanears have some new colours for Fall/Winter and my favourite is the Indigo Platten Plus which is also Apple certified.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Merry Christmas Decorations

I decided on red, white and green for my Christmas decorations and I love the effect on this tree - which needed something special owing to its not being real this year! Still we have a lovely real one at my Mum's house which I get to decorate too!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Covet Tuesday: Cath Kidston Christmas Bird

I fall in love with Cath Kidston's wares every Christmas - this year I covet her Christmas Bird print - any or all of these items would be welcome under the Christmas Tree!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Seasonal Sales

I've been lucky enough to have some sales in my Etsy shops - this Romantic Weekend necklace and these Felt Buttons are winging their way to their new owners!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lindt Advent Calendar

Yay for December 1st (and Lindt Reindeer!).

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Covet Tuesday: Sanderson 50's Wallpaper

We will be moving to our new home in the new year so it has been busy around here - although not too busy to have a look at the Sanderson website and to fall in love with this 50's Wallpaper range!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Visiting: Farran Forest Park

I think we caught the last Autumnal weekend in Farran Woods recently - there is a tiny amount of frost outside today - the first of more to come I'm sure! We spent our time catching glimpses of deer and skimming stones in the still reservoir water!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Christmas Project - Red and White Themed Tree

I shy away from 'themes' at Christmas time and usually prefer to load up my tree with a hodgepodge of old and new decorations. However, this year I'm going to have a small Red&White themed tree in the kitchen - and have been collecting some decorations over the past few weeks. Above from M&S and B&Q and below from Joyce's Toy Shop here in Cork.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Covet Tuesday: Stephen Mackey Greeting Cards

 I just came across these Stephen Mackey Greetings Cards - I really love these cards and think I might invest for the coming season! Check out more Stephen Mackey on Lip International

Monday, November 7, 2011

Old Country Store Fabrics

My friend recently visited Philadelphia and brought me back this great fat quarter set from The Old Country Store in Amish Country! So exciting - I think it might be the perfect holiday gift! Check out the websiteOld Country Store Fabrics for more great quilting fabrics!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

iheartcharms Etsy Sales!

Yay for iheartcharms sales on Etsy with this Whimsical Filigree - Antiqued Bronze Pocket Watch Pendant Necklace and Love Letters - Antiqued Bronze Charm Necklace winging their way to their new owners!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Covet Tuesday: Ikea Chrismas YRSNÖ STRÅLA IDGRAN

Ikea Christmas is in full swing and these are my three favourite collections - YRSNÖ, STRÅLA and IDGRAN. I most especially covet these hanging hearts, this angel light and this cushion!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Visiting: Göteborg

I'm back from my blog break and next stop on our Scandinavian Odyssey is Göteborg! We hit a bit of a wall here as it was middle of our holiday but even so Göteborg did not disappoint. We took a stroll down by the water to see the famous GöteborgsOperan and we were even brave enough to take a trip on the Wheel! The Göteborgs Konstmuseum is one of the best art museums we visited and we spent a long rainy afternoon looking around the Design and Swedish/Nordic painting exhibits (and the museum shop). This Hammershøi book is on my Amazon wishlist as a result!
Liseberg Amusement Park is one of the main attractions in the city and we stayed at Hotell Liseberg Heden (most of Göteborg was booked out due to our visit coinciding with the World Transplant Games). We also got free entry into the Park so spent the evening wondering at all the scary rides!
Our next destination involved getting a flight from Göteborg City Airport using this airline. We had a bit of a wait at Nils Ericson Terminal for our Airport Bus - if only every bus station could be like this one!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Covet Thursday: Velorbis Bicycles

Anyone visiting Copenhagen comes away with some serious bicycle lust! I recently came across the Velorbis website and am in love with their Ladies Bicycles - most especially the Victoria Classic and the Dannebrog styles. Have a wander over to see more of their amazing Cargo, Trike & Custom bikes and Accessories!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Blog News

I recently blogged about how excited I was to have my Costume Club Critters Spooky Halloween Brooch Set featured on Cuteable. Well you can imagine how happy I was to have Sheri Berry herself comment on this post - check out her blog for more information on her wonderful designs and some great freebies! I'm also quite chuffed to now being followed by Cath Kidston Ltd on Twitter - I know I am one of many but its still lovely!