Friday, February 10, 2012

Take 3: Etsy shops in Ireland

Etsy = my dream store. For the uninitiated, it's where artists, designers and crafters from all over the world reside. Etsy is a treasure trove of one-off, limited edition and personalised items for the home, along with fashion, craft supplies, toys, jewellery and lots else.

Many of the people behind Etsy's shops are based in America, which can result in high postage costs. A handy way to search for items closer to home is to use the 'Shop Local' search term. But sometimes searching for Dublin can yield results of places in the United States named after our fair city!

Here's a little selection of some of the lovely Irish makers and shakers selling their wares on Etsy:

1. handmade by me
Gorgeous fabrics made with eco-friendly dyes and printed onto a linen-cotton fabric, Dublin-based Sera sells napkins, cushion covers and fabric for curtains. Check out her blog at

DREAM LIVING SPACE: A galaxy filled with rockets, planets and alien craft, this colourful Space Rocket Solar System Cushion Cover (€35.81 plus delivery and also available for curtain material) from handmade by me was designed for a five-year-old boy.  

2. Jo Fulham Textiles
Based in Mullingar, Jo's shop has the cute name mojosewsew and sells purses, handbags and cushion covers made in fab fabrics. She can also personalise items as per request.

 TWIT-TWOO: This beautiful Retro Owl Cushion (€31.14) by Jo Fulham Textiles is made from a variety of fabrics, love the corduroy. I know my owl pal Aoife will want this.

3. karoArt
Creating stunning ceramics and pottery, karoArt in Dublin makes unique sculptural artworks. I think her personalised hearts tile would make a beautiful St. Valentine's Day or wedding present.

S-TILE-ISH: Made to order with a custom number of fish, the School of Fish ceramic tile (€76 plus delivery) is by karoArt


  1. Oooh, I love the lovehearts, and everything else on the karoArt etsy... and so reasonably priced. Time to start dropping hints.

  2. Definitely! A friend saw her ceramics at the Crafts Fair in the RDS and said they were amazing.

  3. Wow lovely arts, I liked all three of them different design and theme.