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Sometimes the universe conspires against us and we don't get to do all the things  we need or want to do! This week was one of those times.  We had my parents visiting last week for my sons birthday,  we had the birthday party on Sunday and then Dave (the husband) came down with a very bad cold. He is never really sick but ended up in bed for a few days so I worked his days in our shop for him. We open 6 days a week and we normally  work every 2nd day in the shop which means...

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I'm on the train to Dublin from Galway. I'm heading to the Showcase of Irish Design in the RDS. Seeing the sun rise and the beautiful pink sky as I travel has made me think about a few things. We have the shop for 3 years now and this is my first time going to Showcase, which is crazy, I should be going every year! Why has it taken me so long? I always struggle, like many of us, with the feeling that I'm not good enough. The though "sure what do I know about it?" or "who am I...

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At this time of year I always end up surveying my knitting room with a mixture of emotions, mainly despair and trepidation as I see the endless bags of half used balls of yarn and abandoned projects. Like everyone of us crafters I make a promise to myself to use up , well at least make a substantial dent in , the stash that I already have before buying more. For me it means taking a side step from my usual makes .When making my hats to sell in my shop I tend to design around a specific yarn and...

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A few years ago I was laid up with a bad back. I couldn't knit or crochet which for me was an absolute nightmare and I was bored out of my tree. So I started a blog. With the best of intentions...I did maybe 3 entries and then as my back improved I returned to normal life of running a household ,and raising 2 crazy boys and a dog and my time was depleted by all of these things and life in general! The blog was forgotten and bigger things took over , like moving house  and starting a new business...

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