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