We recently teamed up with www.winourwedding.ie a great online wedding competition site. We are one of their WOW members, which have wedding gift ideas and offers aplenty. Why not preserve your wedding bouquet and memories alike in one of our felted textile art pieces. We work closely with couples to recreate evocative imagery personal to them in creating a unique gift.
Joanne Hession, founder and MD of QED Training, was the Guest Speaker at the November networking event on Monday evening on the topic of How to Build a Strong Business. Joanne is a very experienced and well regarded adviser and trainer who has herself built a dynamic and growing business. She is passionate about the potential of small businesses and regularly features as a keynote speaker at major events. We got the benefit of her expertise with her generous tips on running a small business.
We were invited to showcase our work on the night and it was a wonderful opportunity to meet lots of like-minded women, each running their own business. Mairead and I were overwhelmed by the response to our work and were delighted to sell a large amount of our Christmas pieces. We also accepted some very exciting commissions – more to come on those later. We don’t want to spoil anyone’s Christmas surprise! It could be you!
What a fantastic weekend Mairead and I had. We exhibited some of our latest pieces at the Art and Craft Fair in Killester Resource Centre. We met so many of you who are Felt Enthusiasts – like ourselves! A huge thank you to the powerhouse that is Harrie McManus. She is some mighty woman, organising the entire Fair and making it a shining example of all that is good in Irish Craft. The atmosphere was pure Christmas – even though I know it’s early! Sometimes we can’t help ourselves.
So, with our order books brimming (thank you, kind people) we are back to the studio and working hard. If you are one of the people who commissioned a piece as a very special Christmas gift, then we will be in touch with you before the end of the month. Thanks to everyone who dropped by to say ‘Hi’ – especially our #IrishBizParty Twitter buddies. It was lovely to put faces to ‘Twitter’ names. We will definitely be at next year’s Killester Craft Fair – and now back to work.