• Easy Crochet Super Chunky Jumper

    Easy Crochet Super Chunky Jumper

    If you're looking for a beginner’s crochet project then this easy to make, easy to alter Super Chunky Jumper is for you. We were looking for a modern statement sweater for our "Crazy for Crafts" window and just love the 'Wool and the Gang Dreamin Jumper' for its modern simplicity. However as a recent crochet convert (some may call it an

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  • How to Choose Your Dress Fabric

    How to Choose Your Dress Fabric

    Choosing the correct fabric for your project may seem like an easy task - you just pick the one you fancy right? Wrong!! Choosing the incorrect fabric can make sewing and fitting your garment difficult or downright impossible. Now I’m normally not a colour inside the lines kind of a girl (I"ve been called contrary on occasion) but I will always

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  • Introducing: Wool And The Gang

    Introducing: Wool And The Gang

    "We"ve all done it, purchased low quality, cheap, fast fashion made in factories abroad and wondered "how do they make it so cheap?" The reality is not good" - Wool And The Gang We at Hickeys are so delighted to be the first stockist for Wool And The Gang here in Ireland. This incredible and innovative company work hard to reduce impact on the

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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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