Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Countdown is On!

I know you have been waiting very patiently for our website. The good news is that it is going to go live this week. it will take about a week to get all the products and their images up but every evening a different section will be added to the website. There will be a range of payment and delivery options and also product reviews, special offers and new product alerts.

There are some fantastic deals on at the minute in the shop.

Some of our 12x12 DCWV Albums have been reduced from €24.99 to €16.99 which is a 33% saving!

Included in this offer are the 12x12 albums from the following ranges - Pocket Full Of Posies, All Dress Up, Nana's kids and Rockstar.

Our Reeves redimix Paint 500Ml which was €1.99 is now only €1.65 which is a great deal. 

So keep an eye on the website from tomorrow and you will see exactly what great products and offers we have for you.


Saturday, May 24, 2008

Next Workshops Date 7th June 2008

Well todays (Saturday 24th May) workshops were a great success and thanks to everybody who attended.

We started off with card making this morning and made two beautiful cards - a castle design and a free design where the children got to choose what they wanted to design. We learned about punching, stamping and embellishing the cards and the cars turned out fantastic. I will put up pics of the demo cards we used next week and a step by step guide on how we made them.

Felicia's jewellery making class followed with everybody creating a beautiful bracelet and set of earrings using a range of beading techniques. Everybody got to choose their own beads and left with some amazing designs.

Finally our workshops finished off with glass painting. We got the chance to design our very own mirrors and used the Marabu glass painters to create some funky designs. We added that very special touch to our mirrors at the end by sticking on some glass jewels and buttons.

Everybody had lots of fun and our next workshops are already filling up. Details are as follows.

NEXT WORKSHOP DATE - Saturday 7th June

Children's Card Making at 10AM. We will be designing twisted pyramid cards from a brand new range that is new and exclusive to The Crafty Alley Shop. (Details and pictures will go up during the week).

Adult Jewelery Making at 12PM. Details to follow.

Children's Ceramic Painting at 2pm. Paint your very own mug!

As usual please email me at or ring the shop on 06430800 to put your name down for a workshop.

Finally, we still have a couple of places left at our drawing class on a Monday evening. The watercolour class which starts on Thursday the 5th June is almost full so make sure you put down your 50% deposit (€30) to secure your place. We are currently taking names for acrylic and oil painting which will also start in early June.

See you soon

Cathy ;-)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Children's Workshops

Hi all,

The following children's workshops will be taking place this Saturday, 24th May in the shop. 

Card Making - a few different card making techniques will be shown including one for Father's Day

Jewellery Making - Felicia will take the children through an easy workshop to help them make a beautiful necklace or bracelet using different beading tools and techniques

Glass Painting - Using the Marabu range of products Cathy will show the children how to create beautiful designs on glass using some very simple ideas

Classes cost €5 per child inclusive of all materials. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult in the shop during the class. 

Places are limited and are already filling up for this weekend so please call the shop on 06430800 to put your child name down. 

See you Saturday!


Monday, May 12, 2008


Well the opening was a great success and lots of fun was had by all. From the face painting to the jewelery making workshops there was something for everybody to do. Thanks to The Kerryman which did a great feature on us.

Thanks to the girls from Cork Croppers and Craft Eire for visiting too.

We are still working away on the website which will hopefully be up within the next week or two at the latest. In the meantime to give a taste of what we have in the shop I will be putting up some product information on the blog.

The workshops were also a great success and we are going to be advertising the programme of workshops from now til September over the coming days.

For now I can confirm that drawing takes place every Monday evening in the shop from 7pm to 8.30pm and jewelery making will be held in the shop the first Sat of every Month from 12pm to 1.30pm.

Other workshops coming up include

Watercolour Painting
Oil Painting
Acrylic Painting

Please email me if you are interested in any of the classes and places are limited.


Monday, May 5, 2008

Workshops on Sat 10th May

Hi all,

I promised to put up details of the workshops taking place this Saturday, 10th May for the official opening of The Crafty Alley Shop, Killarney.

The times are as follows.

10. 30AM Wedding Stationery Workshop with Lynette

12.00PM Jewelery Making Workshop with Felicia

16.00PM Scrapbooking with Robin

There will also be free face painting and balloon modelling for children 12pm to 4pm and many other demonstrations of products and ideas throughout the day.

Also look out for The Kerryman this week who are doing a special feature on the shop.

Phone me on 064 30 800 to register for the workshops or just email me.

See you Sat!