New Year, New Workshops!

We have lots of exciting new workshops coming up in the next few months, covering various skills and crafts. All the details are on our adult workshops page, but here is a quick overview for you to have a look here to see what we are up to!

As well as the workshops, we have our Kids Club starting again on 22nd Jan from 4pm – 5.30pm and it takes place every first and third Friday . Plus, we have a new Teens Club for over 12yrs and primary school kids who are more crafty, which starts on 29th Jan from 5pm – 6.30pm, and this takes place every second and fourth Friday in the month. Booking is required for these, so please give us a call on 00 353 49 95 27424, email us at hello@thecraftcabin.ie or pop into the shop to reserve a place.

PLUS – our Cabin Fever adults craft club re-starts on Wednesday 20th Jan from 11am – 1pm. Come and join us every Wednesday morning for some crafting, chat and coffee. Bring along whatever you’re working on and pick up tips and hints from others. Its only €3 per week to join in and there’s no need to book. See you there!

Craft Clubs

 

Cool Christmas Crafts!

Ten creative ideas to make your Yule more Cool!

Time to break out the buttons, practice your papercraft, dabble in decoupage, pile on the paint, find your fave felt, crack on with the crochet, and bring on the baubles! We have found ten awesome projects for you to have fun with and make your home extra special this Christmas!

Fab Felts: These Candy Cane Mice from Martha Stewart are a great way to decorate the tree or give as party treats, and if you want to go a bit bigger you could try this amazing Felt Christmas Tree from all-about-quilts.com which has lots of cute felt animals too!

Brilliant Baubles: Pins, buttons and poly balls are all you need for these easy Handmade Christmas Baubles from allthingshandmade.org. Or, if you are an owl lover, Just Craft Enough gets all sparkly to make a Glitter Owl Bauble!

Wonderful Wreaths: An Oregon Cottage.com provides all the instructions you need to make a gorgeous white woolly Pom Pom Wreath, or if you prefer paper-crafting, why not try an amazing 3D Paper Star Wreath – the full tutorial is from Little Birdie Secrets.

Cracking Crochet: Create your very own crocheted Reindeer Bust with this free pattern from Dendennis.nl (which also has a link to other cute Christmas characters!), and you can decorate the tree, hang in your windows, or make a mobile with these pretty Snowflake Ornaments. The free pattern is from Red Heart.com.

Joyful Jars: Winter luminaries look so cozy around the home and make a great gift too! Crafts By Amanda show us how to make a beautiful Snowy Pinecone Candle Jar, and Adventure In A Box shows us how to easily create Magical Christmas Lanterns using only paint and a marker!

We have lots of these materials in the shop, so do pop in to have a look, and if there any other materials you need to achieve these (or any other!) project, just give us a call or message us on Facebook. Happy crafting!

 

 

Are You Hooked?

Free Crochet Patterns to Inspire You!

Our Crochet for Beginners course has just finished and we are so proud of all the crafters. In just 6 weeks,  from having no crochet knowledge to begin with, they created such beautiful pieces! So, we thought you may like to join in with our happy hookers (!) and we have trawled the net to see what free patterns are out there for you to try.

  • Plant Hanger: Our first offering is from redheart.com. It’s quick and easy to make and displays your plant so beautifully.
  • Candy Pop Blanket and Cushion Cover: This fun and funky matching set from Stylecraft will liven up any living space.
  • Minion Christmas Sock: Minions! Who doesn’t love them? This sock pattern from loopsan.com is inspired by our favourite black and yellow creatures and is a great idea for a Christmas decoration.
  • Blooming Berry Mittens: Baby wear is always popular for crochet lovers, and here we found a really cute pair of mittens at myhobbyiscrochet.com. There is also a pattern for the matching hat and booties via this link if you want to make the complete set!
  • Frozen Olaf Hat: Do you want to build a snowman? Well, you can make an Olaf hat at least with this pattern from hopefulhoney.com. This winter warmer will delight any fan of Disney’s film Frozen!
  • Lily Pond Blanket: And finally, if you want a bit more of a challenge, Stylecraft have 8 patterns and makeup instructions to create this stunning blanket.

stylecraft lily pond

If you want any advice or guidance on tools and materials required, don’t be afraid to message us at hello@thecraftcabin.ie or on Facebook, or call us on 049 27424.  Come and have a look at the range of yarns and hooks in the shop, Aileen and Mary are always on hand to help, and don’t forget to show us what you have made too!