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Sat 18th & Sun 19th November Ballymaloe Christmas Market , The Big Shed, Ballymaloe House & Gardens , Cork, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm / Sun 26th Nov The Dublin Flea, Newmarket Square 11am-5pm / Sat 2nd December , A Fabulous Market , The George Bar, Georges St 12-6pm / Sun 3rd Dec Newmarket Collective Christmas Market, The Greendoor Market 11am-7pm / Thurs 7th Dec - Sun 10th Dec Dublin Flea Christmas Market , The Point Village ,Dublin Docks, Thurs & Fri 1pm-8pm. Sat & Sun 11am-6pm / Friday 15th T.B.C / Sat 16th & Sat 23rd Dec The Ha'penny Market, Grand Social Bar, Liffey St,11am-5pm./ Sunday 17th Dec Killruddery House & Gardens Christmas Indoor Market Time T.B.C
hello & welcome to my website.
a little idea is created by me, ali. i am a designer, a maker & a photographer from dublin, ireland. i make one of a kind handmade cards & gifts celebrating vintage inspiration & uniqueness.
products & services include handmade & printed cards, costume jewellery, textile items, a lot of one-of-a-kind pieces, wedding & party stationery, product styling & photography.
please browse the links at the bottom of the page for a bit more about my work, past projects & work in progress.i update my facebook, etsy & instagram pages regularly.
a little bit about me :
all my ideas start with pen and paper. i am a list maker and a prolific collector of everything that inspires me, from vintage and retro bric-a-brac and fashion to paper, fabric, buttons, and anything that has the potential to be included in my designs.
i've always loved art and went on to study photography in college. after years of working as a wedding photographer i caught the retail bug and worked in several fashion and homewares stores. i then went on to manage a stationery store. i loved the creativeness of the job and started making my own handmade cards. from there 'a little idea' just happened organically. i've always loved crafting and sewing too, so adding jewellery and textile items to my products happened very quickly. and now i have so many beautifully handmade gift items such as a big range of costume jewellery, handmade and printed cards, wedding & party stationery, framed pieces, retro head scarves, cushion covers, and bunting, with plans to launch my own branded office and gift stationery collection.
my range of wedding & party invites launched last year. these are printed diy cards that i have styled & photographed using my props and collected items. some of these items were also used in my own wedding styling, and have special memories for me. check out the new wedding & party collection in my shop.
you can also find my products in some of the coolest unique shops around ireland, or come and chat to me at the markets that i trade at in dublin & around the country.
if you're a store and fancy stocking my items or want to collaborate or commission a one-of-a-kind piece, then please contact me via the contact page link or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
check out my shop & follow me on the links below.
A Little Idea Products are now stocked in these stores: Lyón Loring, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 / Find, Temple Bar, Dublin 2 / Dela Punc, South William Street, Dublin 2 / The Design House, Dawson St, Dublin 2 / Provender & Family, Greendoor Market & Smithfield Square, Dublin 8 & Dublin 1 / Heaven Boutique, Gorey, Wexford / Betty, Drumshanbo, Leitrim / O'Reilly Turpin, Westport, Mayo / Irish Craft Siopa, Arts & Business Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin 7 / Restore , Camden Street, Dublin 2 / Wild Design , Cork City.
illustration by Nicola Colton ( 2015 )
all photographs by Alittleidea Photography