Sunday, January 31, 2010

Finding treasures at the Claregalway Indoor Market

There is a new indoor Sunday market in Claregalway Business Park. There are a good few stalls spread over two warehouse-like rooms selling new and secondhand furniture, clothing, toys, jewellery, books, household items, bric-a-brac, craft, food, etc. It's a bit cold in there, but if you wrap up well and warm up with a cup of coffee and homemade sticky bun you'll be alright!

I particularly liked 'The Dolly Tub' stall. Suzanne makes handmade soaps, bath products and candles which are all beautifully presented in delicate, vintage-inspired packages, tins and teacups. But I especially loved her bags made from felted woollen blankets and embellished with felted flowers and transferred images. Check out her website at

I also found a stall selling cotton and silk fabrics by the metre and some vintage lace. I bought pink and purple shot-cottons for €5/mtr. And 2 reversible woven curtain fabric off-cuts for €2 each. I love the vibrant mix of colours in these: lime green/turquoise and pink/orange. I'm looking forward to including these in future projects.

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