Monday, 13 February 2012

International Week - Ireland!

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Back here on the Cute Kids Clocks blog it's International Week - Woo!!!  Me and hubby don't really celebrate Valentines (this year we're getting a takeaway pizza to celebrate, you can't beat the gift of not having to cook) so I'm declaring my blog a refuge for anyone who fancies a break from hearts and flowers.  I've got a great week planned, full of gorgeous handmade goodies from around the world, including biligual craft tutorials tomorrow!

Today, I'm kicking off International Week with Ireland - enjoy...

Baby Blue Bear Pillow by BootsieBoots on DaWanda
€5 (+ €2.70 p&p)
This is a small pillow which can be used as decoration in your room. Ideal for a new baby boys room or just anyone who likes cute little fellows.  The pillow is completly hand sewn, with polyester stuffing and a lacey ribbon for hanging up.  About 2.5 x 3 inches.

Applique Pink Bird and Button Flower Cushion by SophieBelleDesigns on Etsy
£21.49 (+ £3.01 p&p)
This beautiful cushion features an applique bird and button flowers.  It has hand embroidery on the flower stems, bird legs and two birds flying in the distance.  Cushion dimensions 40cm x 40cm.

Fabric Button Hair Pins by JoannaBizu on Etsy
£3.57 (+ £1.30 p&p)
Here is a set of fabric covered button bobby pins made from cotton fabric
Size - 1.5 cm
Total length is - 5 cm
Color - pink,white,red,blue

Hummingbird Print by tanyabond on DaWanda
€8 (+ €1.50 p&p)
Hummingbird in cherry blossom professionally printed on a glossy 215gsm card stock. The original was painted in oil pastel.
Size: 5 x 7 inches plus white border

3 Knob Necklace Holder by Benchmark on DaWanda
€10 (+ €6 p&p)
Small 3 knob necklace holder, made from pine with a plant design burned into the wood, before staining and clear coat lacquering.  Dimensions: 10" x 5"

'Extinct' Coptic Notebook by milis on DaWanda
€25 (+ €4 p&p)
This journal is a coptic book with 228 pages (114 sheets) white paper (80 g/m).  The cover is an original one-of-a-kind. It has been treated to protect against everyday tear-and-wear. The sewing was done using white waxed linen thread.

Obsidian Sterling Silver Pendant by MercuryOrchid on Etsy
£57.77 (+ £6.17 p&p)
A magical, perfectly polished Mexican Rainbow Obsidian gemstone set in a hand fabricated sterling silver prong setting which curves around the stone tightly, and hangs from an 18" sterling silver chain. The stone measures 46 x 43mm.

Pink Patterned Purse by Joanyg on DaWanda
€30 (+ €3.50 p&p)
This funky purse or wallet features a strong pink self patterned fabric.The lining is a torquoise cotton for luxury every time you open the purse.  Inside you'll find a shiny silver kiss lock coin purse in a grey & purple silk which matches the main frame and four credit card pockets.  The purse/wallet is interlined with a thick bonded interfacing which feels sturdy put soft & plush in your hand.

Irish Blackthorn Wood Shawl Pin by Irishblackthorn on DaWanda
£19.84 (+ free delivery)
Hand crafted Irish Blackthorn wood shawl or hair pins made of well seasoned blackthorn wood, gathered near the Hill Of Tara. They have been hand carved and sanded smooth and finished with a high gloss waterproof varnish.

Silk and Labradorite Wristband by offwhite on DaWanda
€23 (+ €1.50 p&p)
This beautiful and minimal wristband is carefully handmade of dupion silk and labradorite stones.  The wristband is comfortable and very light and is perfect for someone who is looking for a pretty but subtle piece of design.  The wristband comes gift wrapped in a pretty cardboard box.


  1. I love coming to look at what you have picked out for us on Monday... and so nice that it is not all hearts and flower :)

  2. Lots of gorgeous things to look at - the bird and button cushion is especially pretty. Hope you have a good week.

  3. A wonderful selection of goodies, enjoy your valentines week

  4. A wonderful selection, I tried to pick a favourite but it is far to difficult, I love them all.

    Jan x

  5. My favourite has to be the wool shawl & blackthorn hairpin. How beautiful - thank you for sharing. After over 30 years together, my husband and I are going to have proper seaside fish & chips and exchange cards tomorrow. There must be something in this avoidance of washing up - the key to a beautiful relationship maybe?

  6. Thank you so much for including my necklace:)
    This is a certainly a wonderful escape from hearts everywhere!
    Enjoy that pizza!!

  7. My newsagent had a notice up, Valentines Day 14th Feb. I didn't think this was a particularly helpful prompt. Perhaps they could work on 'Valentines Day tomorrow'

  8. A lovely collection and definitely a respite from hearts and flowers!

  9. what a lovely collection - the little hair pins are so cute as is the wristband. You have found some great things (and its def good to have a change from hearts) enjoy your pizza! Mich x

  10. Everything is so pretty, it's like sitting in a little shop, but on my sofa! Thank you for sharing! I love that shawl pin.

  11. Some lovely items. I had to think to work out the wood shawl??

    1. Ha ha! Thanks for pointing that out... Better fix it before I start on todays blog.

  12. What a great selection of goodies. Hope you enjoyed your valentines pizza. x

  13. Lovely things to look at, thank-you for sharing.
    Jo x