So, so excited about our audience with Pandora Bell this Saturday. The lady herself will be with us between 12pm and 3pm on the 14th and will be offering her latest collection of confectionery to try for FREE! Where else will you get the opportunity to try something that was featured in British Vogue? Hmm? ;)

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But seriously, it’s great to see a small Irish company doing so well. We’re all about small and crafty this month at the Design Centre…

The Irish Handmade Soap Company’s fantastic range of products (in the BEST retro packaging we’ve seen in a long time) is doing very well. Lynn Kenny’s amazing mix-media artwork of birds and sheep are light-hearted and beautifully made – we also have great value prints available. Button & Co’s jewellery is particularly recognisable from Elaine-Sarah’s appearance on Dragon’s Den and the quality of the pieces is ensuring the collection continues to be a firm favourite. Lisa Ryder’s award-winning 100% silk scarves are simply stunning – so fashion-forward and impeccable quality.

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So the future’s looking bright for the crafty Irish! Creativity, hard work and a commitment to quality might just be the recipe for post-recession success. Check out next week’s Kilkenny Reporter for more about these good news stories.