New stockist: with love from Rosses Point

Monday, November 28, 2011

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I have some exciting news to share!

Kittiwake Design is now being stocked in the fabulous new art gallery 'with love from Rosses Point' in Rosses Point, Co. Sligo!

Among other Kittiwake Design items, you can find the new 'cats with bow ties', the 'robber duckies', mobiles, bunting, lavender bags and lots of christmas hearts in the gallery.

Located right next to the Waterfront Restaurant, 'with love from Rosses Point' is run by the lovely Medbh Gillard and stocks work from local artists. It is a beautiful space filled with arts and crafts and definitely worth a visit if you are in the area!

Head over to their facebook page for more information and updates!

Easter Eggs Swedish Style

Friday, April 22, 2011

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In Sweden for Easter, we often dye or paint our eggs before eating them on Easter Sunday. I dont know where this comes from or why we do it, but it makes them look really pretty and as Im all for making things look pretty, I thought I would share the process!

You need:
*red onions/beetroots/white onions (or any other edible plant which works as a natural dye).
*old tights
*things for making different outlines with (such as pretty leaves, tape, rubberbands or anything else that will lay flat on the egg and will stay there while the egg is boiled).

The process:
Cut the tights into pieces which are big enough to contain the egg and for tying at each end.
Make the egg designs by laying the leaves (or whatever else you have chosen to use) flat on the egg. Put the egg and the leaves inside the cut up tights and tie up one side, making sure the leaves are still flat on the egg, then tie the other side aswell.
Boil the eggs in a pot filled with water and the skins of red or white onions or together with some beetroots. When you take them out, the eggs will be both really pretty and ready to eat!

I boiled the eggs below with red onion skins and used the following techniques:
Top left: tights only
Middle: young black currant leaves in tights
Top right: young black currant leaves and rubberbands in tights
Bottom left: lenses (yup, the edible kind) in tights
Bottom right: tape cut into triangles, no tights

Happy Easter!

crochet booties

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

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I made a new pair of baby booties! I changed the pattern around a bit (as usual...!) but the original can be found in Crochet Today's special issue: Quick Easy Gifts (2009). More projects are on their way, it is really nice to be crocheting again!

My sister's birthday party!

Monday, April 18, 2011

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It was my sister's birthday party last weekend and myself and our other sister were in charge of decorating! Woohoop! We had so much fun hanging tissue paper pom poms, lights and paper bunting, arranging flowers and napkins and making everything look pretty for the evening. Those flower napkins are fantastic, aren't they? My sister made those, somehow I ended up polishing a hundred and something knives, forks and spoons instead... Lucky me huh...? Haha.. ;)

The theme was spring time and I think we managed to transform the dark basement room into a lovely spring inspired party venue! I think the guests were happy too; all the home made food was yum, the drink was plentiful and the party kept going until the wee hours!

Happy birthday sistaa, love ya!!

Dublin spring

Thursday, April 14, 2011

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Cherry blossoms are so lovely...

A rainbow of felted loveliness

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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If you are looking for a bespoke mobile or ring pillow in felt, then these are the different colours you can currently choose between! Email queries to: kittiwakedesign[at]

From left to right: dark green, light green, blue, turquoise, yellow, orange, brown, grey, black, bright pink, white and red. A rainbow of felted loveliness!

Madam Fandorin

Monday, April 11, 2011

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Today I have something very special to share! A good friend of mine recently started an online shop called Madam Fandorin where she sells shoes and underwear with a difference.

The stock is absolutely gorgeous and as I have a bit of a thing for leopard prints, I treated myself to these beauties. I just have to learn how to walk on 15 cm heels now!

Do have a look for yourself, you won't be disappointed!

Visit Madam Fandorin here!

Rose ring pillow - the wedding!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

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Image is Copyright © Kevin Morris Photography

You may remember the Rose ring pillow that I made for a friend's wedding last year? Well, today I am very excited to share some pictures from the big day, all shot by the amazing Kevin Morris of Kevin Morris Photography!

Image is Copyright © Kevin Morris Photography

The design was based on the stunning bride's wedding bouquet, which contained Esperance roses and Oak leaves - a really lovely combination of pinks and brown!

Image is Copyright © Kevin Morris Photography

I used a creamy white velvet fabric for the pillow and hand stitched the felt flower and leaves, then finished off with a brown and white ribbon to secure the rings. The pillow was filled with wadding and home grown lavender and smelled lovely!

Image is Copyright © Kevin Morris Photography

The couple's one year old walked down the aisle with the ring pillow in her push walker! Awww, how cute!

Image is Copyright © Kevin Morris Photography

A huge thank you to Karin and Brendan for sharing the pictures from their wedding day!

If you want a bespoke ring pillow too, please do get in touch! I would love to create something absolutely unique for your big day!

Email: kittiwakedesign[at] for any queries.


The 'Robber Duckies'

Friday, April 1, 2011

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Theyre definitely up to no good... Im bringing them to the Village Food Fare Market in Collooney tomorrow! Do come by and visit!

you just cant trust a goose.... let alone 3 of them...

Thursday, March 24, 2011

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im not quite sure what these guys are planning, but i have a feeling that theyre up to no good....

book wish list

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

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too bad my birthday just passed and christmas isn't on for another 10 months or so! i think i'll just have to treat myself to these two books of loveliness :)

© Photography: Laila Duran
soon available to buy here
image1: durán textiles
image 2: folklore fashion blog via kurbits

© Photography: Lucas Gölén
ISBN 978-91-977539-3-7
buy it here
image 3: svensk slöjd
image 4: svensk slöjd via kurbits

baby blanket

Monday, February 28, 2011

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do you remember the crochet baby blanket that ended up in the 'unfinished project's pile' a few months ago? well, i can finally present you with the finished result! just like my previous baby blanket, its abit wonky and a lot smaller than i originally planned, but who cares really, it is finished and im well proud of it anyway! :)

bespoke 'sophie' pillow

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the 'sophie' pillow was a bespoke order made in 4 different fabrics chosen by the customer.

to order a bespoke name pillow, please email me at: kittiwakedesign[at] with the name and your colour preferences. i will send you an email back with a selection of fabrics for you to choose from. any combination of letters and colours can be made, the price is 15 euro per letter.


Friday, February 25, 2011

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i havent been too active here lately so here are a few pictures to show you what i have been up to!

so to sum it all up, i have been hanging out with my family, laying jig saw puzzles, stuffing myself with yummy swedish food and the odd sushi platter, visiting loads of museums and braving -20C temperatures...

ive been very busy indeed :)