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Hi. My name is Kerry but here online I tend to go by the Gaelic version of my name, Ciarrai. I am a woman in my mid-30's who lives on Long Island, NY, with my husband, Rob, several guitars, a Nikon D40, more yarn, beads and books than I care to admit to and a cat who has a million nicknames and quite a few theme songs.
I have a B.A. in Psychology and have recently returned to college to pursue a teaching degree so that I can eventually get a job as a High School English teacher.
I am also the designer / craftsperson behind Ciarrai Studios, (http:www.etsy.com/shop/ciarraistudios), your source for handcrafted jewelry, knitted accessories and more!
In addition to my major obsessions (Reading, Beading, Knitting, Music and Photography), I also enjoy playing Board Games, going to Renaissance Faires, Museums and Broadway Musicals.
Ciarrai Studios Links
Category Archives: Christmas Crafting
Hello and Happy New Year to you all! I hope you enjoyed your holidays and that 2013 is treating you kindly so far. As for me, I am really happy to see the last of 2012. While there were definitely … Continue reading
Hi all! I hope everyone had an excellent Thanksgiving! I had a wonderful holiday, surrounded by family and a ton of food (sooooo full!). So now, as we head into the official Christmas season, I have been crafting up a storm! … Continue reading
I don’t know how this happened but Thanksgiving is less than a week away. Despite the fact that I start ridiculously early and work steadily throughout the year, I am not done with my Christmas crafting or shopping and that … Continue reading
A few months back, my 10-year-old nephew, Joey, asked me to knit him a blanket, specifically he wanted a red, white and blue blanket. (Because he was born on the 4th of July, those are his colors). So I decided to … Continue reading
Another Christmas gift done. This one is for my husband’s cousin’s 7-year-old daughter, Leah. I was told that she is in her “girly phase” so I thought a daisy charm and a small butterfly made in bright pink Swarovski crystal … Continue reading
I have been so absorbed with the store and with school that I have been neglecting my Christmas crafting list shamefully. I know a lot of people don’t start their Christmas shopping until much later than this but I am … Continue reading
I finished making my mother-in-law’s Christmas gift last night. (This brings us to 22 presents done! *does a little “I’m-going-to-be-watching-The-Charlie-Brown-Christmas-Special-and-drinking-hot-coco-while-everyone-else-I-know-is-going-to-a-crowded-mall-this-December” dance*). I made her a ruffled scarf out of Katia Ronda yarn. I made it because my MIL can rock … Continue reading
I FINALLY have gotten the opportunity to get back into beading and jewelry design. For my birthday, my hubby treated me to a beading supply shopping spree and I was able to pick up some of the components I needed … Continue reading