THEN: In November 2011, Irish Country Living visited designer Clare Jordan at her studio on the family farm in Ballon, Co Carlow. A graduate of the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), Clare’s career highlights included having her work featured from the pages of Vogue to the Broadway stage, but after the arrival of her daughter, Norah, she returned home to set up her own label, crafting quirky keepsakes and magical mementos with a sprinkle of sparkle.

NOW: Last year, Clare launched “Darling Divas Ltd” with her UK-based business partner, Georgina Collins, selling sassy vintage-inspired greeting cards and other products, which are designed with tongue firmly in cheek (for instance, the quarantine-inspired, This too shall pass. Like a kidney stone, but it will pass).