I'm Ruth Crean, and I'm an Irish designer living and working in Limerick city. After graduating from a degree in Fine Art: Prinmaking from Limerick School of Art and Design I embarked on a meandering path through the arts. Over the years I worked in many different disciplines from painting, photography, digital art, graphic design, paper crafts, theatre design, and now fashion.
It seems like I eventually found my niche when I set up the business '...Nice Day Designs' in 2007. My main focus is upcycling and recycling second hand clothes, making them into one off designer pieces. I sell my clothing designs exclusively in Avaluk boutique in Inistioge in Co.Kilkenny. I also sell a large range of hand crafts and accesories, made from felt and all kinds of recycled fabrics. These can be found in my online shop or also at the Limerick Milk Market where I sell my wares every weekend Friday-Sunday. Last year I started a side business of selling sewing supplies online, under the name Nice Day Supplies, I have a wide selection of vintage buttons, ribbons and haberdashery items.
I'm happiest when I'm working on a new project, squirrelled away in my studio and listening to some audiobooks. I suspect that on the inside I'm actually an old lady!