Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cork's Pink Auction

Hi all,

I just wanted to let you know about a fantastic project that I am going to do and I hope you might join me too!

This year I will take part in Cork's Pink Auction .

I have copied this info directly from their blog so please take a read

The Pink Auction is a creative textile auction to raise funds for and awareness of Action Breast Cancer, a part of the Irish Cancer Society. All auction items will be pieces of high-quality textile art. The auction will be held on Sunday, the 10th of October 2010 (10-10-10) in Cork City, Ireland.

The Pink Auction
Sunday, 10 October, 2010
The Imperial Hotel, South Mall, Cork City, Co. Cork, Ireland. 

Pink Auction 2010 seeks donations of high-quality, sellable textile art, including but not limited to: Crochet; Knitting; Lace; Weaving; Quilting; Felting; Batik. This can come in the form of: Fashion; Creative textile jewelry; Quilts; Blankets; Shawls; Bags; Wall hangings; Mittens.

Get Involved! It doesn't matter if you are a student in secondary school, a fashion designer, or a hobby artist, your generosity makes a difference! Here are some of the ways you can help make this event a success:

• Sew, knit, quilt, crochet, macramĂ©, or create a creative textile piece to donate to the auction.

• Plan a ‘Make-A-Square’ event in your school, community or group of friends. These one-off events will be held all over Cork through August, giving friends and community groups a chance to knit, crochet, felt, quilt, or even silk paint or batik a square that will be part of a larger auction item.

• If you have a cafĂ©, pub, restaurant, or public space offer to host a ‘Make-A-Square’ event.

• Donate clean unused yarn or fabric to be used by fibre artists to make an auction item.

• Spread the word!

If enough of us are interested we could host our very own "make a square event" and one of the Friday morning group meetings in the shop. Otherwise please feel free to make an individual piece and get in touch with the organisers by emailing PinkCork [at] 

Also - I will give a discount to yarn being purchased for this event. More details on that to follow. 


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Art and Craft Summer Camps

Hi all,

If you are visiting Killarney this summer or know somebody who is then you might be interested in the kids art and craft summer camps we are running.

You can book in for one class for €7.50 or 3 classes for €20. Each workshop runs from 11am to 12.15pm each day.

Here is an outline of what we will be doing but this can vary and change but will give you a good idea. 

22nd- Card Making
23rd- Paper Bunting
24th- Painting Boxes

29th- Flower Boxes
30th- Bird houses
31st- Mask Making

5th- Vases
6th-Stone painting
7th- memory book

26th- Exploding box
27th- Painting Canvas
28th- Milk Carton Pencil Holders.

Face painting will be included in the Saturday workshops

So drop the kids off and enjoy a ramble around beautiful Killarney and we will ensure the kids have a fun and creative time....

Book by emailing or call 0646630800

Spread the word!



Friday, July 2, 2010

The Great Big Summer Crafty Alley Paper Sale!

Hi all,

To make room for all the new paper releases due in later this summer we are holding a vey unique 2 day paper sale across all the cardmaking and scrapbooking section.

This Sat & sun we have taken a whopping 20% off all papers and cardstocks. Also to say thank you to all our Ning, Facebook and Blog friends we are giving you guys an extra 5% off. Thats 25% is total. All you have to do is say "Sending Online Crafty Love" when buying either online at or buy phone +353(0)646630800.If you buy online we will refund the 5% extra (excluding postage) to your account.

***Please not as the sale will run simultaneously in the shop and online all papers will be sold on a first come first served basis. To avoid disappointment you can always phone in your order on 0646630800 as we will have real time stock quantities available***

So what are you waiting for - spread the online love to your friends and get stocked up on some fab paper goodies.

The sale is opened now!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

This Saturday's card making class with Michele Roos

Hi all,

We are delighted for our very own guest designer  Michele Roos  to be teaching this Saturday's card making class at the shop.

Michele is a very experienced and talented card maker and we are sure you are going to be in for a treat as Michele shares some tricks of the trade. Michele will be teaching how to make easel and punch framed cards (examples below).

All materials will be provided for the workshop so just bring a long your basic tools such as ruler, craft knife and scissors and adhesive. The cost of the workshop is €15

If you have not already reserved your place you can do so by emailing the shop or calling us on 0646630800.

See you Saturday!