farmers market in the snow

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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here are a few pictures from the farmers market last sunday. it was absolutely freezing but had a nice time anyway! thank you to all my customers, it was lovely meeting you all!

'harry-potter-inspired-mother-dragon-hovering-protectively-over-her-dragon-eggs' baby felt mobile

Monday, December 20, 2010

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i can finally reveal my favourite bespoke project of the year! the customer wanted a harry potter inspired mobile for a baby girl, so i came up with this plush dragon design. isnt she cute? i must say it was hard parting with her! the mobile is made in red and yellow felt, and is hanging in a ribbon clad frame. and i embroidered the baby's initials onto the stomach for a personal touch!

if you want a bespoke mobile too, then please email kittiwakedesign[at]

sneak peak...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

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i have been working on quite a few bespoke orders this fall and soon i will be able to show you pictures of them, but until then, here is a sneak peak of my favourite project! cannot wait to show you what it is!

LO♥E pillow

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

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the LO♥E pillow is a new product which has become a bestseller before i had time to even list it in the shop! the pillow would be a thoughtful gift for a loved one or perfect as a wedding present!

the LO♥E pillow can be made in many different colours and costs 50 euro. to order, please email me at: kittiwakedesign[at]

if you want a certain word or name spelled out in fabric plushness, then that can be arranged too! the price is 15 euro per letter for tailor made designs.

for both options, please email me your colour preferences and i will put together a selection of fabrics which you can choose from!

arts and craft fair in aid of the haven project

Sunday, December 12, 2010

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it has been a very busy and really great weekend for kittiwake design! today i spent the day in st. joseph's hall, sligo at the arts and craft fair in aid of the haven project. there was a great number of crafters there, i met some really nice people and picked up some seriously yummy soda bread too! a good day all in all so! a big shout out to my friend mary who organised the whole event! she is such a great woman and i am so happy she made a good bit of money for the haven project in haiti!

more from the wedding fair

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today i have a couple of extras to share from the wedding fair! i got a nice mentioning on the organiser's blog and there is a picture of the stall and my lovely sister there too!
i also held a competition at the fair, and the prize was a red/blue/white flower ring pillow. it was won by the lovely Caroline Detrich and my dad took this pretty picture of it before it was sent off in the post to its new owner! you can buy ready made ring pillows in my shop or if you want a bespoke ring pillow for your wedding, then email me at kittiwakedesign[at]!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

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swedish gingerbread house

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december is the time of year when i miss my family and sweden the most. i have lived in ireland for the last 7 years, and for 11 months a year im happy out living in my adoptive country. but then december comes and i get pictures sent to me from my family doing the normal swedish christmas traditions and i cant help get a bit teary-eyed! my dad sent me these pictures today of my mom and sister's gingerbread house, is it not absolutely fabulous?

gingerbread house design, baking and decorating: my mom and sister
pictures of aforementioned fabulous gingerbread house: my dad

theyre a talented bunch, my family :)

at the farmers market

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today i spent the morning at the farmers market here in sligo. it was such a gorgeous day and it was lovely to see so many people out and about! had a great time, thank you to all my customers and looking forward to next saturday when im there again!

tomorrow i will be in st joseph's hall for the charity arts and craft fair in aid of the haven project (building homes and hope in haiti)! the event is on between 12 and 6, do come and show your support for a great cause! more information can be found right here!

'din bröllopsdag' wedding fair!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

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despite very snowy conditions, the 'din bröllopsdag' wedding fair was a success last sunday! thank you so much to all who braved the elements and turned up!

as i couldnt be there in person, my family kindly stood in for me, and i would like to thank my sister for taking care of the kittiwake design stand for the day, my other sister for helping to arrange the whole event, and my mom and dad for taking photos and for lots of behind the scenes work! you guys are the best!

i would also like to announce the winners of the competition for the day!

the top prize - a red, white and blue ring pillow (can be seen in the left picture above)

goes to....

Caroline Detrich!

and the second prize - two small blue hearts with homegrown lavender inside

goes to...

Diana Cepeda!

CONGRATULATIONS to both of you! you will receive an email from me shortly!

new christmas hearts - now in the shop!

Friday, December 3, 2010

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these lovelies are now available to buy in the shop! i know i have named them christmas hearts, but i think they can be used all year around! hang one above your bed, on a door knob or in a window for some instant prettiness! to buy one, just click on one of the pictures to get to the shop!

lavender hearts - now in the shop!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

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these cute little lavender filled hearts are now available to buy in the shop!
hang them in your wardrobe or hot press for lovely smelling clothes or tuck them under your pillow for a good night's sleep! the hearts were handmade with love and the lavender was grown in our garden here in sligo! buy one now before they are gone!

exciting weekend!

Friday, November 26, 2010

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hello all! this weekend is going to be very exciting for kittiwake design!
on this sunday, kittiwake design will be exhibiting at the 'Din Brollopsdag' wedding fair in Stockholm, Sweden. my wonderful sister will be representing me for the day - do come visit her! and tell all your engaged and wedding interested friends too! there will be competitions and brand new ring pillows on display! the event starts at 13.00 in Villa Ludvigsberg. for more info, please click here.
and if you are in Dublin, head to the Food and Wine Christmas Show where my friend Karin at Kardemumma tea and coffee is selling my christmas hearts! you will find her stall at the Artisan Village and dont forget to try her christmas tea, it is yummy...
wishing you all a really good weekend!

new shop look!

Monday, November 22, 2010

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i have updated the shop look aswell! have a look at the result right here!

new business cards

Friday, November 19, 2010

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just in time for the holiday season, i have designed my new business cards! what do you think? they are printed on high gloss paper and i must say that i love the portrait format. my graphic design whiz of a sister suggested that one to me, thank you very much sister! cant wait to start handing them out now!

stencilled art by the sea

Monday, November 15, 2010

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i got a nice little surprise when i found these hidden away down by the seafront in rosses point, sligo.

lovely, arent they?