Kirsten O'Keefe turned her hobby into a profession in 2017 when she launched Studio Eight.
She has always been involved in creative ventures and has a degree in Textile and Flooring Design.
She says she's now living her creative dream in County Cavan, handcrafting personalised keepsakes and gifts to commemorate special moments and milestones.
Kirsten adds that her aim is to create personal and beautiful gifts that can be treasured by the person receiving them.
She spoke to our reporter, Diarmuid Pepper, about how she got started, the work that has gone into her online presence, and her hopes for the future: