Friday, June 13, 2008

Ready Made Products Available!

Looking for something for right now? We've got some ready made products in stock, left over from the table at the Kathleen Fearon Feis -- two messenger bags, pictured above, and two pairs of ghillie slippers in Medium and Extra Small (an example pair is shown below).

More pictures of the bags and their linings can be seen on our Flickr! If you're interested, just send us an email -- bags are $40 each plus tax and shipping, slippers are $30 a pair (plus tax and shipping).

Thanks so much for looking!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Testing, Testing!

Hey Dancers -- would you like some free stuff? Of course you would :)

We are currently recruiting Irish and Highland dancers for a testing panel -- if you're chosen we send you three or four packages about every month starting in July. You try out the product, let us know what you like and dislike and that's that! It's totally free (even the shipping) -- there's no catch (just homework! -- we send out a detailed questionnaire with every package that you fill out once you try it).

How to apply?
Just send us an email at or visiting the website. We'll send you a list of questions that must be answered and returned to us by June 24th (two weeks from today). The chosen panelists will be notified June 27th and the first packages will go out later the next week.

Who gets chosen?
Out of all the dancers who entered we'll choose 10-12 from across different countries, age groups and competition levels. So this is NOT first-come, first-served! As long as you get your answers to the questionnaire in by June 24th you're eligible to be considered!

Any rules?
Well, just a few :) You knew that was going to happen right? LOL

1) Anyone under the age of 18 must obtain permission from your parents. There are more details on how we'll be verifying this permission in our application.
2) You must be a dancer. If you are younger, you can have your Mom or Dad help out answering the questions though! We'd really like our projects to be dancer-entourage friendly too :)
3) You must be prepared to return answers to our questions on your packages within the week (this will all be done by email). So if you're off on summer vacation for all of July and August this probably isn't right for you -- but don't worry! We'll be recruiting a new panel early next year!

Thanks for reading through all that! Again, just send us an email by clicking on the name link above and visit our website to learn more about our current product (or check out the posts here!)

or our Facebook fan page:

Can't wait to hear from you!

Nic and Ally

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

NEW Sword Carry Case!

Introducing a brand-new much-requested product for our fabulous Highland customers -- a durable carry case for your practice swords embroidered in any one of our signature designs.

The one shown here was made for the lovely Miss Rachel of North Carolina in her Dress MacBeth tartan (she has good taste obviously, that's my tartan too! LOL). She chose the Sword Dance design, but any one of our designs could be used, as well as the applique monograms we use on the pillows.

The base of the bag is very fine wale heavy-weight black corduroy (other colours and textures available). The end is reinforced with black vinyl and the top opens with a heavy duty zipper. The bag is gusseted so there's PLENTY of room for even obnoxiously big hilts :) The carrying strap is adjustable.

Here's a close-up of the embroidery design!

If you'd like one of these bags just send us an email! Total cost is $35 + shipping (and PST for Ontario residents).

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Kathleen Fearon Memorial Feis Fun!

Well, here we are! Our very first feis table, held at the Kathleen Fearon Memorial Feis (that's Brampton feis to you ECR dancers :) )

We had a great time! -- a little busier than the two tables we had done at Highland competitions, LOTS of dancers came by to see our shiny stuff and we had a bunch of great vendors as "neighbours". It was hard not to go shopping ourselves! On one side we had the lovely family from Faery Reel and on the other the fabulous ladies from the Canadian division of Camellia Rose -- both of them super nice to the newbies, thanks you guys!

Thought you all might also get a kick out of seeing some works-in-progress -- here's a couple of pictures of what Nicole's kitchen table looked like the week before the feis, and the final result:

In case anyone's interested, we have two pairs of the ghillie slippers left over (in Medium and Extra Small) and loads of hair ties -- email us if you'd like to order!