Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Teacher's Evening Back On!!!

We have decided to go ahead with the teachers evening in the shop this Thursday 19th June from 6pm to 8pm at the request of some local schools.

During the open evening you will be able to view our wide selection of school and education supplies, receive catalogues and set up school accounts which entitles special discounts for school orders.

We look forward to seeing you there.

No invitation required - just turn up and say hello.


Monday, June 16, 2008

Teachers Evening Postponed, Workshop Updates and New Producs

Hi all,

It has been a hectic week!

First of all after listening to our teachers in Kerry who are on the countdown to there summer holidays we have decided to postpone the open evening until the end of summer. I'm sure our teachers have sangria and sun on their mind rather than school paints and stickers!!! We have stocked the shop up this week with school supplies and teacher tools and also have some catalogues available for any teacher who is planning ahead. Just contact the shop and we will be happy to send them out.

This Saturday we will have a number of exciting children's workshops on including scrapbooking, glass painting and card making. Please phone the shop to put your chil'd name down to avoid disappointment as you know how busy the classes have been!! I will be putting up some of the pics from previous classes up this week.

Some exciting new products arrived this week for our scrappers and card makers.

They included the amazing Bind-It-All Machine and all the accessories to make your own beautiful albums and crafts.

The Bind-It-All Machine is the industry's newest and most innovative tool! The Bind-it-All is the one and only dual action machine that will punch and bind allowing you to create your own books, journals, calendars, and craft projects of any size! Be sure to check out our accessories that work hand-in-hand with this wonderful tool!

The New Dreamkuts Arrived Today!!!

This tool is the perfect page cutter! The Dreamkuts has two slots that allow you to cut over 100 different page sizes. The back slot is adjustable (depending on the size of your paper) and will make one center cut. The front slot (fixed at 12") will cut your paper into thirds! *Note: The Dreamkuts will cut up to one or two sheets of cardstock at a time. It will NOT cut chipboard.

They will be going up on the website over the next day or two and for more information visit We have limited stock on both machines so first come first served and all that. Don't forget to ask for a free demonstration in store on any of our products.

I'll be in touch at the end of the week with some more product and workshop updates.

In the meantime pop in and and say hello and have a goo at the gorgeous bits and bobs we have got in for you over the last week.


Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Open Evening for Schools and Education Centres

The Crafty Alley Shop will host an open evening for teachers and education organisers on Thursday, 19th June from 6pm to 8pm.

You will be able to view our wide range of art, craft and education supplies as well as meet our staff and discuss your schools requirements.

Schools will also be able to open accounts on the evening and place orders at special prices.

Please contact us on 064 30 800 or at if you are interested in attending.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Website Update

Hi all. 

What an amazing start to June - the sun is shining and our website has finally gone live!!!

There are some products available for purchase on there at the minute but we still have a lot more updates to complete on it this week so please bare with us and thanks for your patience so far. 

We have literally thousands more products to go up and we will also be changing all the categories to make it easier for you to find exactly what you are looking for. The product descriptions will also be added in the next couple of days as well as alternative payment methods. 

We have an exciting new range of products coming into the shop next week for the crafters out there. I will reveal more information later in the week but I will drop a few hints including Laura Ashley, Kate Knight the new DCWV summer range and not to mention some amazing crafters tools such as Bind it All. 

Details of our kids summer activities and back to school offers will be posted over the next week or two. 

There are still some canvas left in our amazing BUY ONE GET ONE FREE offer in the shop but as you can probably guess they are flying out and it is only while stocks last. For you watercolour artists out there you can still avail of some great deals on Cotman paints, Montval Paper Pads and Derwent products. All this products will be going on the website this week. 

So please keep in touch with the blog and the website over the next week. 

BTW - workshops are almost full for this weekend so if you haven't put your name down yet - please call me tomorrow on 064 30 800 to do so.