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  • Step by Step: Easy Sew Dress & Skirt

    Step by Step: Easy Sew Dress & Skirt

    Let me confess something to you - I am not a dressmaker - I am generally crafty, knit more than I sew and I"ll always run up a pair of curtains and a few cushions. I have even been known to quilt on occasion but when it comes to straight up dressmaking I find the whole thing a bit intimidating. I"m just not a great pattern follower - I tend to skip

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  • Superhero No Sew Capes and Masks

    Superhero No Sew Capes and Masks

    Turn your little hero into a Superhero with these quick and simple no sew capes and masks. Batman, Ninja Turtles, Minions & Little Princess...the possibilities are endless with this quick and simple tutorial. For the Superhero Cape: 3/4 Metre of Felt 1/4 Metre of Velcro Felt Squares in Contrasting Colour Scissors Fabri Tac Glue

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  • Step By Step: DIY Earrings

    Step By Step: DIY Earrings

    Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the past year, you’ll know that ‘statement earrings’ are a big trend. Every retail fashion store has rows upon rows of the most colourful and eccentric styles you can imagine. I for one, am living for it. I think nothing jazzes up an outfit more than the colourful pop of an earring. So I have put

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  • 5 Festival Survival Tips

    5 Festival Survival Tips

    [caption id="attachment_1852" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image sourced from Pinterest[/caption] The sun is shining, the weather is sweet and it makes me want to move my dancing feet! Yes people festival season is upon us, the weather is good (for the moment) and I am not getting any younger. In the last few years doing the festivals has

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  • 3 Last Minute Pride DIY"s

    3 Last Minute Pride DIY"s

    If like me, you’re so excited for PRIDE this weekend in Dublin but haven’t a clue what to wear, here are a few last-minute ideas to help you celebrate this amazing event! These projects are pretty low cost, colourful and easy to bring together. Pom Pom Headband: All you need is balls of wool in assorted colours, a pom pom maker (or cardboard),

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  • How to Make a Bridal Headpiece - Video Tutorial

    How to Make a Bridal Headpiece - Video Tutorial

    Tools Needed Headband Bridal Trim Diamante Appliqué Flower Sprigs Glue Gun / Glue Sticks Scissors So, lets kick things off with our first look- a timeless classic! 1920"s Bride A classic era that never seems to go out of fashion. Inspired by the Great Gatsby, this piece is made up of a Marcasite style bridal trim and a diamond

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  • How to Sew a Wrap Skirt by Dainty Dress Diaries

    How to Sew a Wrap Skirt by Dainty Dress Diaries

    We have teamed up again with the fantastic Dainty Dress Diaries to bring you this "Step By Step: Sew A Wrap Skirt" tutorial! Catherine has shown great talent creating two versions of the Simplicity 8606 pattern, and has even created a YouTube video to help guide anyone who would like to do the same! I am buzzing as I type this blog post as I

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  • Do It Your Way: Inspiration From The Royal Wedding

    Do It Your Way: Inspiration From The Royal Wedding

    If any of you were up late enough and not out dancing on Saturday night you may have been sitting happily at home watching the Ray D"arcy Show with a cuppa (or glass of wine). If you were one of those people you no doubt saw Sonia Lennon, Brendan Courtney and Hickeys" very own head of display Cathy Doran (we"re not related) discussing the topic on

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  • How To Get Your Favourite Jeans Back To Black!

    How To Get Your Favourite Jeans Back To Black!

    There is nothing worse than your favourite jeans aging on you. What was once a cool black denim, is now a washy grey. The dark indigo navy, is now more of a mid-blue. They still fit like a glove, but the shade just doesn’t pack a punch the way it did when you first put them on and felt like a god(ess). We have all been there, I too am a victim

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  • Child Safety for Window Blinds

    Child Safety for Window Blinds

      Let’s face it; there have been some horror stories over the years of children being caught in the cords from blinds. Now I’m not here to scaremonger but rather to reassure as modern blinds have all sorts of new safety features. In 2014 a new European Standard was set, and all of our blinds made after that date were made to conform to

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