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Crochet Shop – Shop Crochet

Today I brought my very colourful current crochet project to Deirdre Minogue’s Shop in Tinahely. The project is a wrap in pinks and purples and orange and red and it’s quite in your face in the colourful fun sense of in your face! I tried to capture the colours with my camera, but did not completely succeed, put here is a taste of it. Sunglasses may be required!

Crochet Purple And Pink Wrap in Cushendale Boucle Mohair by Irene Lundgaard 2 Crochet Purple & Pink Wrap in Cushendale Bouclé Mohair
© Irene Lundgaard 2013

I finally had a few pieces of crochet that did not have a name on them yet to bring to the shop. I updated the the Kelp & Sea Foam Wrap with a crochet brooch to keep it in place off one shoulder and then I teamed it up with a pretty little dress in jersey, pretty and simple.

Kelp and Sea Foam Scarf in Cushendale Mohair by Irene Lundgaard at Deirdre Minogue TinahelyKelp & Sea Foam Scarf in Cushendale Bouclé Mohair
© Irene Lundgaard 2013

I also brought a pair of delicious delicate turquoise fingerless mittens with me. They are in a hand dyed yarn and made in pure, soft merino in a lace weight.

Turquoise Fingerless Mittens with Orange Blossom and Leaf Embellishment by Irene Lundgaard at Deirdre Minogue Tinahely 2Delicate Crochet Fingerless Mittens in Turquoise Soft Merino
© Irene Lundgaard 2013

This coming week I will be focusing my energy on the final preparations for the Workshops I’ll me doing in Denmark on Friday and Saturday at the County Library in Skive. More about that later. Right now, I’ll grab my hook and get the colourful wrap completed.

Note: Deirdre Minogue’s Shop in Tinahely, Co Wicklow is open every Friday and Saturday from 11-6. I am in the shop every Saturday although through April, I will mostly be there on Fridays. Hope to see you there!

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A Good Day At The Fair

The 7th annual Christmas Spirit Fair at the Courthouse Arts Centre is all done and dusted and I thank all our loyal friends and patrons for getting into it!

Stall by IreneLundgaard at Christmas Spirit Fair Tinahely 2012 at Courthouse Arts CentreMy stall at the Christmas Spirit Fair 2012 © Irene Lundgaard

While I was working on the produce for my stall all sorts of new ideas were queueing up to be manifested; I now have the time for doing just that so watch this space as the creative juices get flowing!

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The Stage Is Set

This afternoon we transformed the Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely with natural greenery and fairy lights.

Christmas Spirit Fair 2012 Courthouse Arts Centre Tinahely Co Wicklow Ireland - the stage is setChristmas Spirit Fair 2012 © Irene Lundgaard

We got into the spirit for the Christmas Fair and hope you get into it too!

Note: Christmas Spirit Fair, Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co Wicklow. Sunday December 9th from 11 to 5.

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Getting Ready For the Fair

The hook is red hot here! I’m crocheting like a mad woman – morning noon and night – and the hats, the snoods and the fingerless mitts are rolling off the hook for the Christmas Spirit Fair on Sunday. I took a few pictures of some of the hats and fingerless mittens today and though I would share.

Cool Yule Beanies and Fingerless Mitts by Irene Lundgaard 1Cool Yule Beanies & Fingerless Mitts © Irene Lundgaard

Cool Yule Beanies and Fingerless Mitts by Irene Lundgaard 2 Cool Yule Beanies & Fingerless Mitts – top view © Irene Lundgaard

Winter Blossom Headband by Irene Lundgaard 1Winter Blossom Headband © Irene Lundgaard

Winter Blossom Headband by Irene Lundgaard 2Winter Blossom Headband © Irene Lundgaard

I thought I would make some headbands too. I’m of the thick haired variety and often find hats too warm but still hate having cold ears and headbands are just perfect for that set of conditions. I have made some rather girlie ones – who says winter wear has to be dull and dark?

I have also got the pattern for some pretty outdoor snowflakes done, but the pictures did not come out too well, so they will be unleashed later in the week.

And now it’s back to the hook!

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Christmas Spirit Fair

I am delighted to announce the 7th Annual Christmas Spirit Fair, in the Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely on Sunday December 9th from 11am -5pm.

Margarete and I have held this fair for the last 7 years and to us it is not Christmas until we have decorated the Courthouse with beautiful greenery, lit the Christmas trees and made the spirit of the fair work its magic – we hope you join us to get into it too.

Christmas Spirit Fair Poster 2012

We have a great range of stalls full of Fine Handmade Irish Arts & Crafts.

This year’s stall holders are:
Catherine Ryan, Daisy Chain Crafts, Aughrim Crafters, Christien Van Bussel, Maeve Hunter, Rose Sharpe, Sue Wardell, Mary Sheridan, KARE Tinahely, Flourpower Cakes, Catherine Wilcoxson, Kajsa Kinsella, Irene Lundgaard.

As in previous years Tina and Barbara will have a lovely café area where you can catch up with friends and family. The proceeds of their cake sale is going to the Saint Vincent De Paul charity while Margarete and I run a raffle with very generous prizes – alcohol is involved – in aid of the Senior Citizen Christmas Dinner.

Enjoy this year’s Christmas Spirit Fair – get into it!