He­len’s cosy busi­ness set to come up Trumps at crafts fair

Irish Examiner - County - - News - www.city­hall­crafts­fair.ie ■

Tea lovers can keep things at boil­ing point with a Don­ald Trump tea cosy at the biggestever City Hall Crafts and De­sign Fair in Cork this week­end.

He­len O’Leary from Crosshaven, well-known for her Michael Tea Hig­gins tea cosies, has added the orange yel­low and blue pres­i­den­tial cosy to her ra ng e wh ic h in cl ud es Elvis and Daniel O’Don­nell.

In re­cent months, her Trump cosy has proved hugely pop­u­lar, es­pe­cially as gifts for rel­a­tives in the US.

“I love knit­ting and cro­chet- ing. When I killed yet another house­plant, my son Michael joked that I should cro­chet one, so I did,” she laughed.

“I’ve knit­ted over a hun­dred Michael Tea Hig­gins cosies and now Trump is re­ally tak­ing off.

“Some­one even sent me a pic­ture of a tea-lov­ing friend who was mov­ing abroad and I made a tea cosy in her like­ness as a present.”

Wi t h 85 ex hi bi to rs , th is year’s fair prom­ises to be a bu mp er ce le br at io n of an event that tra­di­tion­ally her­alds the start of the Christ- mas sea­son in Cork, of­fer­ing a unique chance to pick up in­di­vid­ual and orig­i­nal Christ­mas gift ideas.

City Hall Crafts and De­sign Fair is a cel­e­bra­tion of the best Ir­ish de­sign­ers and mak­ers from fash­ion to jew­ellery and be­yond, with thou­sands of items that can only be found in Cork.

Also ex­hibit­ing are Cork Craft and De­sign mem­bers such as Rath­cor­mac- based ‘ mes­sage in a bot­tle’ ce­ram­i­cist Siob­hain Steele and Clon­akilty’s Hen Jew­ellery.

There will also be a Spec- tac­u­lar Christ­mas Food Emp o r i u m wh ic h wi ll fe at u re over 25 lo­cal ar­ti­san food pro­duc­ers, taste- tempt­ing vis­i­tors with the best of the sea­son’s fare.

“The fair gives peo­ple the ideal chance to se­cure orig­i­nal and unique Christ­mas presents in a won­der­ful set­ting,” said fes­ti­val or­gan­iser Pa­trick O’Sul­li­van.

“Shop­pers will find a wide range of crafts, ar­ti­san-made goods, fo od an d dr in k, de - signer hand­crafted out­fits and ac­ces­sories.”

He­len O’Leary’s fa­mous Michael Tea Hig­gins has been joined by a Don­ald Trump cosy.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.