On the 26th of January President Mary McAleese, (patron of Year of Craft 2011) held a reception in Aras an Uachtarain to celebrate Year of Craft 2011..

Little old me was lucky enough to get a invite. We all where warmly welcomed and had a wonderful time drinking tea and eating cake while trying very hard not to spill any crumbs on the carpet !

We all left with a little spring in our step proud of the fact that out little contribution to Irish craft was recognised in such a simple but lovely way .