Last Orders for Christmas- closing Friday 14th December!

I will be closing my online shop for Christmas in 2 weeks time, so if you are planning on making an order please do so as soon as possible to guarantee delivery.

I am happy to gift wrap your order (as seen below in this glitter tissue paper with my new stickers) and can also include one of my new Christmas greeting cards with a handwritten note from you. I can also post directly to the receiver, anywhere in the world (Please see the An Post last posting dates here and note that there are just 6 days left for me to process and ship orders outside Europe). This service is free of charge as a thank you for supporting small businesses this Christmas.

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NEW Luxury Gold Foiled Christmas Cards

New luxury Christmas greeting cards are now in stock and they literally glow! The detailed illustrated gold tree is inspired by beautiful embroidery hoops and the gold foiling really pops against the deep fir green background. Now in stock at West Cork Crafts in Skibbereen and I'll be listing them in my webshop over the weekend. 

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NEW- 'The Baltimore Beacon' Tea Towels

A new product is now in stock. 'The Baltimore Beacon' print is limited edition and is nearly out of stock, but the image is now available as a lovely bright tea towel! 100% cotton and with a navy hanging loop, this would be great as a tea towel, hand towel or even hung as a piece of art. Available from @westcorkcrafts and @bandoncraftcentre.

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A Fair Free Christmas- Announcement

This year I will not be taking part in any Christmas fairs. As a creative that has my own line of products, for the past several years the whole Christmas season from September-January has been consumed by preparing for and going to fairs. And this year I’m happy to say that I’m going to do something different and spend the time with Emilia instead- my 1 year old who is changing every single day. I don’t want to miss a thing.

I am still busy in the studio and will be taking orders and shipping as normal until I close shop for Christmas. In the next couple of weeks I will also have a new product and a luxury Christmas card which I’m very excited about!

Some art prints such as ‘The Baltimore Beacon’ and ‘Ireland in Bloom’ are very low in stock and as they are limited edition when they are gone, they’re gone! Cork Lace tea towels are out of stock and Ireland in Bloom tea towels are almost out of stock but you can find some in West Cork Crafts in Skibbereen. The sale in my webshop will continue until the end of this week.

The best range of my products is available at West Cork Crafts and Nano Nagle Place in Cork has a large selection of my products as well. I will keep my stockist list on my website updated.

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The Baltimore Beacon Print- LOW STOCK

It's a bitter-sweet feeling when a limited edition of a print sells out. Although it is always wonderful to know that people like my work enough to buy it, and amazing to know that it is out there in homes across the world, when an edition sells out it feels like the end of a chapter for me.

People often comment that I should make all my prints open edition but I like the fact that they are limited and exclusive- a high quality fine art print that will retain it's value. When an edition sells out it makes room for new work which is always exciting and pushes me creatively.

Incase anyone is planning on buying a print of 'The Baltimore Beacon', there are now only 10 left in the edition. The print is available from my website www.petaltopetal.com and West Cork Crafts in Skibbereen.

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New work- 'Lacecap Hydrangea'

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My latest design is finally ready and I am excited about this one. 'Lacecap Hydrangea' is a particularly special flower to me. It reminds me of my Grandma and we have it planted in our garden to admire when it breaks out into its beautiful bloom. My husband and I had it in our wedding flowers and even had the flowers made out of icing as beautiful finishing touches on our wedding favours (which were luxurious chocolate ganache cakes with beautiful lace and flower icing) to remember my Grandma on our special day.

This flower is just so timeless and delicate and the colours are incredible and come in so many lovely combinations. You can see it all over West Cork in the Summer sunshine and it brings me happiness whenever I see it. This image is available as a greeting card which is already stocked at West Cork Crafts (Skibbereen, West Cork) and Chou's Cottage (Clonmel, Co. Tipperary) and will  also be available as a print soon. 💮🌸🌿

'Ireland in Bloom' pocket square gifted to Mark Hamill

What a nice start to St. Patrick's Weekend! I'm delighted to have my design featured on The Late Late Show last night where Ryan Tubridy gifted Mark Hamill from Star Wars the 'Ireland in Bloom' Pocket Square that I collaborated on with Mr. Jenks 🍀🇮🇪

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Irish Examiner Feature

I am delighted to feature in this double page spread in the Property & Interiors section of  the Irish Examiner.

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Collaboration with Badly Made Books

I'm excited to announce a collaboration with Cork based Badly Made Books. I love paper goods and notebooks in particular so it's great to see my designs on such beautiful examples which are completely handmade here in Cork. 'Flight Paths' is one of 3 designs that will be available very soon. As well as being stocked in shops around the country, the notebooks will also be available from my webshop.

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New 'Irish Wildflowers' Colourway now available

A new colourway of the 'Irish Wildflowers' print is now available in one of my all time favourite colours, Petrol Blue http://www.petaltopetal.com/shop/irishwildflowerspetrolblue

Petrol Blue is a greyish- blue colour tinted with green. 

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The Contemporary Craft + Design Fair at Doswell Gallery

* Due to demand the fair has been extended and is now also open on Christmas Eve from 10-2pm, New Year's Eve from 12-5pm and New Year's Day from 1-5pm! *

I am really looking forward to my next fair of the season- The Contemporary Craft + Design Fair at Doswell Gallery. Join us on the opening day- Saturday 9th December- to celebrate the gallery's very first craft and design fair. 

The fair will run from 1-8 p.m so come and meet the makers, purchase design and craft goods and avail of the free gift wrapping!

The fair will be running until December 21st
(open Thursdays-Sundays 12 noon-6 p.m)

Hope to see you there x

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Glucksman Craft + Design Fair

Back from a lovely weekend at The Glucksman fair and it was such a lot of fun! Thank you to everyone for your kind words and support and for the staff for yet again creating the best Christmas fair in Cork City (yes, Christmas is just around the corner...despite the blue skies yesterday!) It was really great to meet some of you and to hear stories of where and why my work has ended up in all corners of the world.

I was delighted with the feedback on my new logo and products and will be uploading new work to my online shop this week for anyone who couldn't make it to the fair.

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Glucksman Fair 10-12th November 2017

I am looking forward to taking part in the annual Craft + Design fair at the Glucksman Gallery this weekend. I will be launching some new products and will have some special offers running for the weekend. I hope to see you there x 

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Glucksman Gallery Craft & Design Fair 2017

I am delighted to have some of my work featured in this article in today's Irish Examiner on the upcoming Glucksman Craft + Design fair which takes place next weekend!

I still have some passes so if you would like some just get in touch and I will pop them in the post to you x

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Cork Culture Night at Cork County Hall

I am delighted to be taking part in the Cork Craft and Design event at Cork County Hall this Culture Night- Friday 22nd September. You can find my work in the foyer from 4-9.30pm. 'Ireland in Bloom' tea towels are also now back in stock!

More details can be found here

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The Home Event for Cork Craft Month 2017

The Home Event by Cork Craft and Design is now open as part of Cork Craft Month. The exhibition hosts the work of 30 designer/makers from all over County Cork and is open every day (except Tuesdays) from 10am-6pm until 3rd September. 

'An extra special craft event featuring an eclectic selection of work by Cork Craft & Designs members’. A haven of handmade items for the home, this event will include furniture, textiles, ceramics, woodturning and framed pieces to suit all budgets and tastes. This is your ideal opportunity to pick up a locally made item to enhance your home or an extra special gift for someone else’s home.'

'Flora' Exhibition at Uillinn- West Cork Arts Centre

A framed A3 giclee print of 'Lace Fern' in a limited edition of just 50 is part of the 'Flora' exhibition which runs at Uillinn for the whole Summer.

 'Flora features artwork that explores the plant-life of Ireland. West Cork is renowned for both the beauty of its landscape and the wealth of artists residing here. The West Cork landscape is a common source of inspiration for artists, but for this exhibition we were seeking work that looked a little closer, to the plants and flowers that inhabit those landscapes and give them life.'

New Work- 'Lace Fern' Limited Edition Print

'Lace Fern' is inspired by the ferns that we see around West Cork and Ireland. 'The image is a fern illustrated in lace with tiny Irish wildflowers hidden throughout. Available in my webshop here

The print is also available from Doswell Gallery and the Glebe Gardens Shop. 

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