Hi everyone, its been a while since we've updated this blog, there just never seems to be enough hours in the day to do it all! The most important thing to remind everyone about is our Craft & Gift Fair happening this Sunday in the Farnham Arms Hotel, Main Street, Cavan. The fair runs from 11.00am until 6.00pm and the admittance is free. There will be an impressive line-up of crafters and small businesses with a mixture of regular exhibitors and some new faces joining us for the first time displaying all kinds of handcrafted items, food, gifts and we even have a face painter which is a new addition for us but one that we plan to repeat for the remainder of our events this year. If you would like to see a full list please visit our dedicated facebook event page via our Irish Craft Fairs page. For a taster I can tell you that you will find jewellery, greeting cards, sewn, knitted and crocheted items, candles, skincare, glassware, cakes, chocolates, chutneys, wood crafts, face painting and more so definately something for everyone.
If you haven't visited our website lately it is well worth a visit to www.downland-crafts.com due to popular demand from our valued customers our range of papercrafting supplies has encountered quite a surge in new products and now includes a vaste range of die cuts to cover all kinds of occasions from birth to wedding to new home to those sad times when sympathy cards are needed, plus everything in between. Some new stock has just arrived to widen our choice of flower embellishments and even googly eyes.
We are pleased to announce that we are now stockists for Crafter's Companion products and can offer you spray adhesives and all purpose glue (often referred to as the best glue in the world) it offers both the flexibility of photo glue with the permanency of pva and won't warp your card or paper. You will also find the new epiphany tool with matching bubble caps and two choices of settings. If the demand is there we plan to add additional tools and accessories in the future. If you haven't come across this system it is both a fantastic embellishment maker as well as a jewellery maker, we made this phone charm out of a photograph.
Centura Pearl card is also another favourite of many crafters and yes we now have this in stock too! One comment we received was that is was a shame that usually centura pearl was only available to buy in 60 sheet packs, too large a purchase for some who had to make a choice on one of the colours as to buy all 3 would mean 180 sheets. Well we listened and are offering packs containing 10 single colour sheets or mixed packs, take a look and pick the one that suits you best. And last but certainly not least we are now stocking Pebeo paints, these have many uses and go on may surfaces including card and wood and are a thick acrylic paint that come in packs of 5 x 45ml bottles.
Most of this new stock has been uploaded to the website already and you can find them by clicking the links provided, this is an ongoing process and we are still uploading so check back regularly. You can also sign up for our free newsletter club and by doing so you will gain access to our members only specials and get reduced prices on featured items, just fill in your details on our website so you never miss a thing, and if you happen to have just stumbled upon this blog make sure you hit the subscribe button.
Right must go and complete the preparations for this Sunday's Fair we will also be at the Tullyvin fair in Cootehill, Cavan on Monday so we hope to see you at either if not both, please come over and say hi. Until next time HAPPY CRAFTING XX