Well hello and welcome to the wonderful creative crafty world of The Messy Brunette, that's me Maura, lover of all things creative and handmade.

My Shop

Please do have a peek around the shop. My makes include modern embroidery hoop art ( nope no sign of granny here ) embroidery jewellery and fabric jewellery. I love the process of designing and making hoops for gifts. I think embroidery has really come a long way and makes for a great personal gift. I like to mix old with new and include some cheeky quotes and phrases. 

I am a self confessed fabric lover & I use some great pieces for my jewellery makes. These I find make for great everyday wear and lovely gifts for those special people in your life.

I have added some laser-cut, hand painted wood jewellery. I like the simplicity of wood, and by painting some of the pieces, well it just makes them extra cute.


My Blog

Did I mention, I also blog?  Yes indeed, in the blog you will find a bit of everything to do with stitching, upcycling, painting, crochet and even the odd bit of baking! Hopefully I will keep you entertained, inspired and amused, whilst I try and master all things creative.   So come on and join in!  I love all types of craft and its all experimentation and flying by the seat of my pants.  I don’t always get it right and I’m no expert but that’s the fun bit !


Here’s a few random facts about me!

  • I love dark chocolate … yum
  • My guilty TV pleasure is a bit of Neighbours & some Home and Away. I’m also a bit partial to the Real Housewives series #dontjudgeme
  • I love Lee Childs ‘Jack Reacher’ novels
  • I like elastic pants
  • I eat a lot of cereal – rice krispies for tea please
  • Vodka and water is my tipple …. when i can manage a night out!
  • Usually found under lots of thread.

I design, make & photo all these pieces myself. I'm self taught & all these are made in my little studio in Ireland. 


► You can find my work at Forest & Flock, Bantry, Co. Cork and Moo Market, Stoneybatter, Dublin.  BoxableGifts.com also have a selection of my work in their beautiful curated gift boxes.

► Featured on Weekend AM show for their 2018 Christmas Gift Guide, you can watch the video clip here