Christmas Decorations !!

This is what you could make for your tree this year... call or email if you need help on creating any of these. We stock all the supplies you need for all these baubles

Dublin Knitting & Stitching Show

After a long break we're back at this years Knitting & Stitching Show- come along and say hello at stand C47 where we'll be showcasing our brand new website

Calender & Card in one - how clever!

Featured in our latest newsletter's  "Create It" section.  A great idea as a simple Christmas gift and it folds flat so is easy to send abroad

Festive Pot of Poinsettas

A sneaky peak at what we'll be making at this weeks demonstration - what you can do with a heat tool

Autumn / Winter Workshops

Our new schedule of adult classes begins on October 16th. 
All classes are 6.30 - 8.30pm
Booking is essential and places, once booked are non refundable.
All materials are supplied. 

Call us on 01 8219277 or pop into the shop to book your place 

Wednesday October 16th        Fabulous Folds for Card Making €20
If you are looking to master some of the popular folding techniques then this is the workshop for you. With tutor Cliona Larkin you will learn everything you need to know to master the top TEN card making folds and also how to create envelopes.
Thursday October 17th            An Introduction to Acrylic Painting  €25
Create a painting in one evening with tutor John Carpenter. You’ll learn the  basics in acrylic painting and leave this fun evening with a finished  piece.
Wednesday October 23rd        Discover Decopatch  €25    
During the evening you will cover a box using Decopatch
  papers and glues as well as other finishes. You’ll leave with the inspiration to use the skills you learnt to decorate items you have at home or even upcycle furniture.
Thursday October 24th            Create a Stylish Apron €25
Do you love the idea of sewing but can’t find the time to complete big projects? Rosaleen Dwyer’s workshops will lead you into the world of wonderful but quick sewing projects and at this class you will create a stylish apron. You must be able to bring along a sewing machine to use on the night
Wednesday November 6th      An Introduction to Watercolours  €25
At this workshop you will be introduced to the joy of watercolour painting with tutor John Carpenter. You will create two watercolour paintings that will be mounted onto greeting cards that you frame or give away.
Thursday November 7th          Tree Decorating Made Easy  €25
At this class you will learn the two most popular techniques used to create decorations with polystyrene. You will leave with two fully made tree decorations and the skills to create your own decorations to decorate your tree or give as gifts.
Wednesday November 13th    An Introduction to Card Making   €25
Tutored by Cliona Larkin this class is great for anyone new to card making or who would like to brush up on their skills. You will create 4 cards using various crafts including punches, embellishments, die cutting, embossing and stamping.
Thursday November 14th         Create a Tote Bag  6.30pm-8.30pm €25
Do you love the idea of sewing but can’t find the time to complete big projects? Rosaleen Dwyer’s workshops will lead you into the world of wonderful but quick sewing projects and at this class you will create a handy tote bag. You must be able to bring along your own sewing machine to use on the night
Wednesday November 20th   Needle Felting For Christmas  €25
Come along and discover the delights of needle (dry) felting. You will create a Christmas pudding decoration and a hanging tree piece using the traditional brush technique and also using a base

We're so excited !!

We're delighted to announce we've been nominated for Best Independent Craft Store - Ireland! Can you spare a minute and vote for us and your fave craft products? 

Style Up your Shoes

You can create this awesome glittery effect on any shoes but it works particularly well on canvas pumps or trainers.

Simply mix two table spoons of Mod Podge Decoupage Glue with good quality glitter.( we used Impex high quality glitter)  Add enough glitter to ensure the glue is paste-like. Apply to the shoe and allow to dry. The glitter will appear white until all the Mod Podge is dry. Apply thickly to ensure a good finish.

Decorate the the rest of the pumps with fabric paint or markers ( we used Edding Textil markers and Lero Glow in the Dark liner)  and swap laces for a vibrant ribbon. One metre of ribbon per pump is plenty. We used fuschia and red organdie from the Celebrate range.

All materials are available instore

9 days of great crafting coming up in July

We've an exciting few days ahead of us here..... Cliona Larkin will be with us on Saturday, showing some fab new ideas in card making and then on Sunday starts 8 days of Junior Ideas , Children's Workshops!

Call in with the kids any day until July 14th and join in a crafting session. 1030 - 1230 for 5+  and 100-300 for 8 years and over. Cost is €5 and each session last approximately 25 minutes.

For full details on what crafts we'll be doing visit our website

To see some of Cliona's amazing work pop over to her blog and be wowed


Opening Specials Each Day 

Saturday : Happy Cut Die Cutting Machine HALF PRICE
Sunday: 4in1 PureLite Lamp HALF PRICE
Monday: ALL AbbyGale Sewing Sets HALF PRICE

Specials available from opening for a limited time.
Limited stock available

Fimo with Bonnie Mc Gough

Some photos from Saturdays Fimo Demonstration with Bonnie Mc Gough. A very big thanks to everyone who came along & to Bonnie for making it such a special day. We have the last few remaining copies of Bonnie's book ( signed too! )on sale instore if you didn't manage to pick one up on Saturday.

Bonnie McGough

Don't forget everyone , the wonderfully talented
Bonnie Mc Gough will be with us this weekend.

Bonnie will be demonstrating Fimo Polymer Clay from 11am .
Call in for lots of advice and tips and see how easy it is create amazing jewellery , cake toppers, card toppers etc

Suitable for everyone but one not to miss if you're a paper-crafter, jewellery maker, modeller or cake decorator.

How to Create a Sewing Jar

How to Create a Sewing Jar

You’ll need a clean jam jar, a circle of card cut to fit on the lid, scrap of cotton fabric, piece of felt, some wadding and some sewing notions. 

Place the wadding on the top of the circle of card and lay the scrap of fabric over it. Gently turn over and stitch the fabric on the reverse of the card, pulling tightly to ensure a smooth finish. This is your pin cushion and you can glue this to the lid of the jam jar. Tie a piece of ribbon around the edge for a neater finish. 

Attach a few needles to the piece of felt. Inside the jar add some buttons, scraps of ribbon, a reel of black and white thread, measuring tape and odds and ends such as snap fasteners and a small scissors.

 Voila! You now have a beautiful emergency sewing kit- great to have at home or give as a gift.

New Waterbased Spray Paint in Stock

Our brand new spray paint range has arrived ! It's great for wood, card, plastic, walls, glass & because it's water based ....... POLYSTYRENE!  No more painting Christmas wreaths or baubles with a brush and waiting for them to dry - just spray and go ! We have 40 fabulous colours to choose from so call in and have a look

How To Create a Sweet Tree

A sweet tree is a lovely addition to any party, communion or wedding. You can be extravagant and use Ferrero Rocher for a glamorous feel or how about marshmallows or jellies for a fun birthday party! They look great but are very easy to create yourself.

You will need :
Polystyrene Ball ( we used 15cm )
Wooden Dowel
Metal Bucket
Craft Plaster 

How to make it :

  1. Mix the plaster and pour into the bucket. Allow to set but push the dowel into the plaster when it  has started to harden . Do NOT add the dowel too late or it will crack already hardened plaster. Ensure the dowel is straight.
  2. Push the top of the dowel into the ball when the plaster has fully set.
  3. If using covered sweets add them to the ball using cocktail sticks or a glue gun. Be careful though , don't melt the chocolate.
  4. If using unwrapped sweets, cover the ball in cellophane first. Attach the sweets using cocktail sticks or royal icing. 
  5. Add coloured ribbons around to the dowel and tie a big bow with a matching ribbon. 
  6. Cover the exposed plaster with loose wrapped sweets or coloured pebbles if you have no sweets left. 
Tip :  If using unwrapped sweets or cocktail sticks always try to make the tree as close as possible to the party to avoid the sweets going stale 

Tip 2 : Always buy more sweets than you think you might need. It takes 90 Ferrero Rocher to cover a 15cm Ball

Our Wedding Stationary Designs

Drop in or call us instore quoting the card number
for more information on materials etc
You can also email us or message us on Facebook


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Create Amazing Floral Cards

Brand new this season  is the Punch & Stamp Set by Tonic Studios. The set enables you to craft wonderful, intricate flowers …easily. To help you create the realistic flowers, each set contains four punches to create each part of a flower ( petal, leaf, stamen and sepal) as well as four stamps to add details to your floral creation. A stamp block, sized fit the enclosed cling stamps and instructions are also included.
Designed by Ruth Hamilton the Punch and Stamp set can be mixed and matched with other punches to create your own unique floral designs.  The finished flowers can be used to decorate cards or add as embellishments to boxes, frames or scrapbooking pages. 

You can try the punch and stamp set at Hands On - taking place on Saturday, May 18th 

Hands On - New instore Event

We're very excited to announce "HANDS ON"  our new instore event.

 Hands On will be held on select Saturdays allowing you to try out a craft, product or technique as well as creating a finished project and taking it home. 

The first Hands On will be held on Saturday, March 9th 11am - 4pm. so come along and create a Needle Felted Easter Egg.

 All materials are supplied and there's no need to book and it's only €5 per person ( Adults Only)

We look forward to seeing you ! 

(Don't forget for younger crafters we have a dedicated workshop on the last Saturday of every month.)

New Docrafts Creativity now in stock !

Our website has reopened after the Christmas break.
The fabulous new ranges Chronology & Vintage Notes from DoCrafts
 have been uploaded for you to browse or order.