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Polly Dolly Cushions are here!

Thanks to the amazing people at Pixalili in Donegal, I now have a lovely range of hand sewn cushions.



(Pink Polly)

Measuring 50 cm square, they are made of 100% cotton with a polyester pillow stuffer inside.

The backing fabric is a lovely duck egg blue cotton…. they are such amazing quality, I’m so impressed with the way they have been made!

At the moment I have three different designs, Pink Polly, The Bride & Groom and The Travelling Boy.


(Bride & Groom)

(The Travelling Boy)

I like to think that each of these little characters has a story of their own. The Travelling Boy, is bravely exploring the world in his Land Rover. In the background of his cushion you can find maps and a compass  – very important for adventuring!

The Bride & Groom, are madly in love, they make each other laugh, respect each other and will always together.

Pink Polly is a little fairy, you can just see her gossamer wings. She likes to cast spells of bravery and confidence on those around her, believing that we can all achieve our dreams.

If you think any of these cushions would be a perfect gift for someone in your life ( or maybe you want to treat yourself),

just click on the names under each picture. This will take you directly to my Etsy shop where you can see all the details.

I have ordered two more designs, which hopefully will be here soon…..

They will all be coming with me to Art Source at the RDS in Dublin. I’ll be there from Thursday 8th to Sunday 11th November, stand A55, so if you are visiting come and say hello.

I have also been painting away to make a new collection for Art Source, It features quirky houses, which is not really a big surprise is it?!

I will try to get some images up soon.

Enjoy whats left of the Bank Holiday,

F xx



In Blogging/ House Love

Christmas 2016.

Christmas 2016.

Suddenly it is 2017. 2016 has passed by in a blur.

In four days the decorations will come down. December just vanished, we were all busy, but it went by so fast.

Just in case this year passes as quickly I want to document our decorations. I had great intentions of doing this as soon as they went up. The blogging world was full of ‘Christmas decor tours’ in November!

Traditionally we put the tree up sometime around the 10th December. That was my Dads birthday, so it has always been that way. I wanted to put hem up earlier but I lost that battle. I wish I had though because they will be down so soon.

Without further ado, here is our tree:

Christmas 2016

I’m really glad I bought this last year. It was so much easier to take it out of the attic then go to get a real tree.

I got it from The White Room in Kenmare. There is never really a ‘theme’ but the colours this year were silver , white and a little red.

Christmas 2016

These white baubles also came from The White Room – in fact I have started a lovely collection from there!

Christmas 2016

These snowflakes were added this year.

Christmas 2016

A little bit of gold was added by these Scottie dogs. They are the cards my Mum gave us, but I liked them so much that they will come out again next year to sit in the tree branches.

The Fireplace.

Christmas 2016

Right next to the tree is our stove. The mantle was decorated with real fir branches and holly. These candles are battery operated but look very real. Real flames and greenery are a dodgy combination! The star garland is made of twigs and I’ve had it for ages, and I made the stockings a few years ago. There is only one here this year, the rest are on the banisters.

Christmas 2016

I couldn’t find any holly with berries on this year, so I added some red baubles.

Christmas 2016

The fireplace in the kitchen got a garland and two Christmas wooden houses. The large one lights up (as you can see) because Tim is a genius! You push down on the chimney pot and the windows light up.. too clever for his own good.

We had a lovely time, it rained and we didn’t leave the house all day. Since I’ve given up chocolate, I didn’t over indulge in goodies – unless you count roast potatoes?

We had good fun, good food and most importantly lovely company. I hope you also had a beautiful day.

Felicia xx

In Craft/ House Love

Home is the Nicest Word.

Home is the Nicest Word.


According to the dictionary it means, ‘House or other dwelling’. To me it means love, family, comfort, safety, coziness.

I am a home bird. My favourite place to be is home. Going on holiday is fabulous, but the day we’re returning i’m frantic to get back . It’s where my kids are (sometimes) & my dogs are. The word ‘home’ makes me happy.

It comes out a lot in things I make. There seem to be wonky roofed houses popping up everywhere- cards, paintings, notebooks, even necklaces. They make me smile, so I keep making them in the hope that they make someone else smile aswell! The obsession extends to real houses too, but until I get to build my dream home (a four bedroom bungalow , sounds fairly ordinary right? wrong- It’s going to freakin amazing!!!) I’m just making imaginary ones.

Home is the nicest word

So, after making notebooks and painting pictures I moved on to wood. These houses are beyond quirky, they have been personalised with house numbers, family names, initials, but each one is made to bring a little magic into your home.

Home is the nicest word

This one stands on the hearth in my sitting room, its 22″ tall and is nothing if not a conversation starter!


Home is the nicest word

This one is available at The Beach House gallery in Dungarvan.

Home is the nicest word

And you can find this one in Craft Makers, Tralee.

Home is the nicest word

(Here is Miss Boo photobombing my house picture!)

I hope to have them on my Etsy shop soon, so if you want the perfect ‘new home’ gift for a friend or something made just for you and yours, you know where to come!

Felicia xx

In House Love

The ‘After’ photos………

Oh dear……… once upon a time, a long time ago
(like two years) I started to show you my Mums new house.

I explained all about the reasons she had moved and the jobs that needed doing – you can catch up on that story here, I don’t expect anyone to remember that far back!

Here is the sitting room photo from the estate agents blurb when she bought it….

and here is the finished result:

*Disclaimer – these photos were taken just after the Christmas decorations were taken down and it is not ‘staged’ as it should be!



The kitchen has also been totally revamped, I will add a ‘before’ photo if I can find one but just think large floral wallpaper and dark cream/ caramel coloured walls.
Now she has white cupboards that were repositioned to make better use of the space, white furniture from Ikea, a re purposed mirror that was found on the inside of a wardrobe door and lots and lots of prettiness!


This is the dining end of the room, as the room is small the mirror was hung horizontally (between the wall unit and the sideboard) to reflect the rest of the kitchen.

The round table is perfect for the space and extends to an oval when company comes over.

Some of the prettiness that lives on the sideboard.

The ‘business’ end of the kitchen, there are some extremely good apple pies baked in that oven!

The wooden counter tops and the subway tiles add to the light finish.

So, that is it so far. There are more jobs planned, but for now it is a pretty and cosy home in the making.