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Junk Kouture - Recycled Fashion Competition

Junk Kouture is an awesome recycled fashion competition held in Ireland for secondary level students to create their own recycled and wearable fashion items. What a fantastic way to get teenagers thinking about what they can do to help recycle and preserve the environment around them for their own and furture generations. Below is some amazing work by the kids in CBS Westland Row - all made from recycled materials! The materials they used were all sourced from Recreate Ireland. Recreate Ireland is a fantastic initiative that partners with businesses to recycle their waste for use as art & craft materials. Well done to the talented kids in CBS Westland Row, incredible work and all made from 'junk', some serious talent and creativity- best of luck in the competition! 

Recreate Junk Koutre Competition 1

Recreate Junk Koutre Competition 2

Recreate Junk Koutre Competition 3

Recreate Junk Koutre Competition 4

Recreate Junk Koutre Competition 5

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Sheep Irish Pebble Art Custom Commission

At a recent market, I met a lovely lady who took my card and contacted me shortly after about making a custom pebble art picture as a gift for her brother. She asked if I could create a sheep themed picture....I wasn't entirely sure how I would actually do it, but a little trial and error and a bit of imagination and voila! This custom pebble art picture was made using shells and pebbles collected from Irish beaches,some artificial grass helps to gives it some real depth and casts some amazing shadows! Commissions are very welcome. Please get in touch for more details.

I know I am biased, but I do love these cute little sheep! :)

Sheep Irish Pebble Art 1

Sheep Irish Pebble Art 2

Sheep Irish Pebble Art 3

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Upcycled 7up Bottles

Hats off to 7up for this clever marketing campaign. As I always say, anything can be made unique and fabulous if you just look at things differently. 

By simply using some glue, tape and glitter, empty bottles have been upcycled to make them sparkle for the festive season. So simple to do, the kids will love it. 

Upcycled 7up Bottle

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Handmade Christmas Decorations

One of my cute handmade peg decorations in full glory on my tree...please excuse the sentiments in the background - crafters are full steam ahead at this time of year with markets & handmade gifts in the run up to Christmas and it takes its toll at times! :)

Peg Drummer Boy Handmade Christmas Tree Decoration

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Custom Pebble Art

Some new custom pebble art for some very special Grandparents. What a sweet gift from their lovely grand kids! 

Please get in touch for more info about commissions. I love working with clients on their ideas and watching them come to life. I offer a tailored approach to to all pebble art commissions, ensuring your piece ends up just as you want it. A truly unique gift from the heart. 

Custom Pebble Art Grandparents Gift 1

Custom Pebble Art Grandparents Gift 2

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Custom Commission Frame

A very unique commission....
A beautiful bride wanted a personal thank you gift for her friends mother who made her wedding dress for her big day. How lovely is that?!

I was asked if I could incorporate some fabric from the dress to make the picture - this is what I came up with! Handmade mini mannequin & dress with really cute sewing related theme. The dress is the same style as the dress the bride wore. What do you think? Please excuse the glaring light on the glass, it was so bright out!! 

I really enjoyed making this one, was great to work with the client on a rough idea, then let my imagination take over with this as the end result. Really happy with how it turned out, and the client and recipient were too. Yay! :)

 I love making special pieces to be gifted for that special occasion, please get in touch if you have an idea for a custom frame. 

Custom Thank You Frame 1

Custom Thank You Frame 2

 

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Meet The Maker

Phew! The Flea was such a whirlwind, what a weekend! Now for some well deserved sleep, which I am starting to feel very deprived of. The flea was so busy that I started running out of stock and had to come home in the evening and make and pack up more to sell! What a complaint to have. I may now sleep for a week however zzzzzzzzz

Was great to see so many familiar faces and meet so many more of you too, thank you so much for coming by my stall to say hello and helping to support my little business and my dream - it means so much to me! 

I had a real treat when Lights, Camera, Laura stopped by (thanks Laura White!) to have a little chat with me about my products and ideas. I am however not used to being in front of a camera as you can see by the result! :) 

Delighted to be able to showcase my little business. Meet the Maker behind The Makery - enjoy!
 

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Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas 

All go down at the Dublin Christmas Flea in Point Village but not complaining!Great response to my creations and some lovely feedback from customers. Makes all the mental long hours of prep worthwhile 

Come on down and say hello and pick up some unique Christmas gifts!

The Makery Dublin - Dublin Christmas Flea 1

The Makery Dublin - Dublin Christmas Flea 2

The Makery Dublin - Dublin Christmas Flea 3

The Makery Dublin - Dublin Christmas Flea 4

 

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Upcycled Drum Table

Is it a drum? Is it a table? No, its a drum table!!!
Upcycled floor tom drum turned coffee/side table. It works great with one of my upcycled record stools too 

Perfect for the rock music lover in your life, or someone who just likes really cool furniture! This is now available in the online store for collection (local delivery may be available for a small fee, please get in touch for more info) - you can buy  it here

But be quick, I only have one!

 

*This is now sold! This was incredibly popular and sold way quicker than I thought, so watch this space as I hope to acquire more as soon as possible!

Bass Drum Table

Upcycled Drum Table and Vinyl Record Stool

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Champagne Cork Snowmen

Adorable snowmen army! Loving these super cute little Christmas addition to the product line. It's also fun get raw materials to make these guys ;)

Getting ready for the Dublin Christmas Flea in Point village this weekend. These little cuties will be there with some other handmade decorations. Pop by and say hello 

Champagne Cork Snowmen

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