Her online shop features a lot of Irish dance-related designs, all of which are gorgeous gift ideas for a dancer. I love the “Dancers” apron, so I might have to ask for that one for Christmas or my birthday. And although I probably wouldn’t buy it, the “Dancing Horse” notebook is pretty much modeled after my life. Seriously, I’m an Irish dancer, a rider, and a harpist. All three are featured on the notebook. And I’m a redhead, just like the dancer holding the harp!
Visit Dublin have just launched a video showing the best things to do in Dublin -for people with short attention spans. Everything is shown for only one second! I am delighted that one of my bags is in this video - briefly and only incidentally at 22 seconds in..
If you are very interested in Irish Architecture like me and have a particular love for vernacular buildings - have a look at this wonderful blog by Robert O’Byrrne today. I have just read an educational post about this traditional cottage at Ballilogue http://www.ballilogueclochan.com which is where these photos come from. I recommend the newsletter you can sign up for on http://www.theirishaesthete.com - the writing and photographs are of the highest quality. It is a concentrated and delicious dose of culture and interest that I look forward to seeing in my inbox every week.
we are having a glorious indian summer at the moment. I don’t feel like doing any work at all. Yesterday I took a sailing trip out past Dalkey Island. The boat hire in Bullock Harbour were having a great day. It seemed like all their fishing boats were out and we saw lots of flashes of light as mackrel were hauled in.
A feature in ‘House and Home’ Autumn Edition 2013.
A gorgeous little boy in my new children’s cooking apron - just got these photos today from melaniebelle photography.
Seeing my work ‘in the wild’ is very interesting. It gives me lost of ideas for what works together and what doesn’t. For example I love my work beside these stripey soaps - O’Reilly Turpin Westport. I think I’ll do some stripey fabric in the future.
I am on a family holiday in West Cork this week. We are based in Glandore a beautiful natural harbour - and lots of these photos are from here. The others are mostly taken around Warren Strand near Roscarberry.