I hope your crafting has been keeping you all busy, ours sure have been…
So as promised, this post goes out to our punch collection. Let’s spruce up those gifts for that someone special, parties, scrap booking & quite literally life in general ;)
They are fun and easy to use. Either hand write your gift tags or create something with a font you like on a word document, print, punch et voilà! Why not combine with some pretty ribbon or some rustic twisted string to make them pop.
I’ve designed the first look with Halloween in mind & if you have kids and have decided to invite their friends over for a night of scares, why not create individual spooky treat bags. Glassine bags are great for this (available in three different sizes), fill them up with an assortment of creepy sweets (you can even buy edible gooey eyeballs now), tie them up with some string, a name tag and you’re party favours are good to go.
The Victorian Label Punch is a little softer and perfect for place cards at a little birthday party. Team them up with our pretty in pink set of Yay candles, oh so scrumptious napkins and very cute paper straws and you have one gloriously exciting party on your hands :)
Until next time,
Hey there fellow crafters,
So Autumn has finally arrived to Cork and here in, my DIY day HQ we’re bursting with excitement for the ‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ - John Keats obviously forgot crafting in his beautiful ode to the season – but that’s where I come in :) because let’s face it, as the days get wetter and the nights longer, crafting can be so comforting.
I’ve recently joined the team here at ‘my DIY day’ and being a lover of all craft and DIY paraphernalia, I’m assuming if you’ve found us then you are too. So, with that in mind, I will be kicking off the month with some DIY ideas & creative tips to help inspire you (& me) on a DIY journey.
The blustery cold wind and fallen leaves have barged into our lives which, of course, to me, means lots of those warm thoughts of DIY’ing, blog posting & tea drinking.
Now we may not be of any help on the tea drinking front but we do have a treasure trove of exciting ways to keep busy.
First up on the list are these Alphabet Stamp Sets - I think I speak for us all when I say; ‘How cool are they?!’
You can create cool tags, cards or notes with either the Upper or Lower case rubber stamp sets. They also make for really nifty gifts, if you’re an early Christmas shopper. But what I really love about them is that they’re a handy size, easy to clean and come in such a cute & compact wooden box.
Also, don’t forget to check in for regular updates on our Facebook Page for new products and exciting DIY’s. If you have any feedback or ideas, do get in touch, I’d love to hear from you!
Happy Crafting & Keep stampin :)
Until Next time,
Some of you know our wedding stationery business Finer Details, well….we are thrilled to say earlier this year Finer Details opened a new shop in Clonakilty, Co. Cork.
New stock is arriving regularly and the reaction from our customers is most welcoming…. thank you, thank you!!
Our fabric ‘Alphabet Bunting’ is a big hit for Christenings, Naming Ceremony celebrations & baby gifts.
The ladies in Finer Details are also designing & adding new greeting cards weekly to the shop which can be customised too, with quite a fast turnaround.
We will continue to add to the online shop as we know not everyone can call to the shop, but next time you’re in Clon. do drop by and say hi!
We’re super excited! Busting!!!
Our little DIY studio is off in search of sun-shine!
All your ‘my DIY day’ orders will be processed on the 15th October 2015.
Thank you for your patience!
Do you want to make your own invitations, DIY wedding favours or add your own wedding styling touches?.. well……we are getting prepped for our big day out with Oh Me, Oh My DIY. It’s their first DIY Wedding Workshop and we will be joining the team at Ballyvolane House on Sunday, 1st February 2015.
Spaces are limited, to book your tickets just register here.
Images 2, 3 & 4 Oh Me, Oh My DIY.
When do you complete your christmas present wrapping marathon? I love the Christmas eve wrapping buzz myself, sipping something bubbly.
We’re having a facebook giveaway. This year we’re going to make sure your gift wrapping looks better than all the rest under the tree….and we are giving an identical giveaway to your DIY crafty friend. Like our page, and follow the post to tag your friend. Today only (Friday 19th Dec). Here’s the my DIY day FB link.
After a busy year and gearing up for a busy DIY Christmas season…we are taking a little break. All deliveries placed after noon on Monday, 13th October will be processed on Monday, 27th Oct. x
Castlemartyr 5 Star Resort & Le Chat Noir Vintage Events have created this event and promise it’s going to be Cork’s largest Vintage Fair - “offering fun, food & frolics for all the family, all with a very local and very vintage feel.”
According to the events FB page ”the origin of this idea comes from way back in Castlemartyr’s history – In the 1920’s Horticulturalist John Saul held a picnic every year for all his staff and Castlemartyr want to revive this event to honour him and they’re inviting us and all the locals along too.”
The fair, including a kids play area, sports, competitions & even a Teddy Bears Hospital will take up the front fields of Castlemartyr Resort. You are encouraged to bring your picnic blanket & picnic hamper or deliciousness is available to purchase at some fine food & drink stalls. There’s a Best Dressed Competition, so delve into the bottom of those wardrobes & don your finest vintage attire. There’ll be vintage cars, music and……flippin ‘eck if it couldn’t get any better…
The Le Chat Noir Vintage Fair will be held in the Capel Suite where the room will be packed with vintage inspired crafts, vintage & retro fashion, jewellery and accessories, antiques, DIY party & packaging supplies (that’s us), bunting (that’s us again), paper straws & paper chains (erm…that’s us too), retro hair salons, cup-cakes and a serious amount of other delights & goodies.
Below is a taster of what we are packing up tonight.
Other vendors include, Daniel Mahon Designs, MonaBell’s Vintage and Curiosity Shop, Wild Floral Couture, Swell Bakeshop, Victoria Belle Vintage, Wear We Wander & Chicago Marcasite Jewellery, Ruby Robin Boutique, Polly’s Pretty Prints, The Restore, Elsa & Gogo Boutique, Alice Halliday, Vintage Lovage and Lavender, Turquoise Flamingo, Fab Fillies & more…
Entry Adults €6 – Children free.
Great buzz in the studio this week hearing ‘my DIY day’ has been nominated for a Mrs2Be Brides Choice Award in the category ‘Best Newcomer’ ….whoa whoo! Thanks y’all for your continued support & thanks for sharing your wedding DIY stories with us. I’m adding wedding DIY bits & wedding decor pieces weekly so keep stopping & follow us on Facebook for a daily dose.
Finally…phew! ‘my DIY day’ has been in the making for quite some time now, so I’m thrilled to welcome you to our online shop. The shop was set up to make it easier for people searching for something a little quirky & different for their DIY wedding day. You don’t have to be a serious crafter or have a masters in creative design for our DIY shop! All you need is a little imagination and with the amount of seriously amazing wedding blogs out there …..inspiration comes in truck loads.
Below is just a sampler of what you will find inside our shop. We are adding new stock every day at the moment, so please check in regularly to see what delights await.
I look forward to sharing creative tips & ideas to help you on your DIY way. Your thoughts, feedback and requests are most welcome and valued.