Thursday, 22 May 2014

New Hair Accessory, SALE and more

Good evening all and Happy World Goth Day!
I have a few things to talk about today.

First of all, I have a new hair accessory available in my Etsy shop:


I hand tatted the flowers for this hair comb in pale lilac, lavender and white cotton thread and sewed them to a base of olive green tatted leaves. I loved creating this and I now have ideas for more colour combinations. You can find more details about it here.

~SALE~

I'm running a Sale from now (Thursday) until Tuesday on all items in my Etsy shop

Enter code:

20PERCENTOFF

in the coupon code box during checkout for, you've guessed it, 20% OFF. 

Offer ends Tuesday 27th May 11am EDT / 4pm BST Valid only with code. Excludes shipping.

~Wanelo~

Is anyone on Wanelo? It's like Pinterest but only for products. I'm starting to get the hang of it and I've already found lots of great items, so if you wish to, you can follow me here. It also has a feature where you can create stories that are a lot like Etsy treasuries. Here are my first few (click on the pictures to see more about the items):






I look forward to seeing you on there.

Heather x

Currently reading 'Tigana' by Guy Gavriel Kay
Currently listening to: Assassin's Creed II OST

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

New Tatted Bookmarks

Hi all. 
I have some new tatted lace bookmarks for you:


I've just listed this variegated yellow rose bookmark on Etsy. It would make a lovely Spring or Summer Wedding favour. Please contact me if you would like a larger quantity. Bulk discounts are available. 


Why not treat yourself or perhaps give it as a gift.


'Janessa' red and green bookmark. This was shuttle tatted in a thinner thread than my other bookmarks and was very enjoyable to make.

I hope you like these. I am currently photographing a new hair accessory that I'll have available in the next few days. Keep an eye on my twitter page for updates.

Heather x

Currently reading: 'A Midsummer-Night's Dream
Currently listening to: 'Folk Songs' by Trio Mediaeval

Sunday, 27 April 2014

New Site and Listings

Hi all. I hope you're having a good weekend.

I'm having a very productive time. As well as working on some custom orders, I'm also trying to sort through my project box. This is where I keep my most recent ideas and currently it's full of half finished pieces. Now that I've been to my latest craft fair, I'm determined to get back to finishing at least one per day. Here's a few of the items I'll be finishing next:


~Google+~

I've decided to start a Google+ page for my tatting business. 


If you're on google+, you can follow me here. I will be using it to keep you updated on new listings as well as some posts on topics I'm interested in. I hope you can join me over there.

~New creations~

Here are my latest tatted lace creations. These can all be found in my Etsy shop.


'Mina' teal beaded earrings. Find them here.


'Lyanara' One Of A Kind prom / tropical beach bridal bracelet. This features the hand dyed 'Corsage' thread by the wonderful Marilee of Yarnplayer. You can find it here.


'Janessa' butterfly garden bookmark. This is also a One Of A Kind piece as this was the prototype for a new bookmark design featuring my 'Janessa' motif pattern. It is available here

I've also decided to update my Etsy banner:


It features part of my variegated pink rose bookmark. What do you think? I really like it.

That's it for today. Keep an eye on my twitter page / facebook page / Google+ page as I'll be listing a few more bookmarks today and tomorrow.

Have a nice Sunday,
Heather x

Currently reading: 'A Midsummer-Night's Dream' by William Shakespeare
Currently listening to: 'Broken Crown Halo' by Lacuna Coil

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

New Tatting and More

Hi everyone. Hope you are all well.

I've been hard at work on new projects. I'll write a blog post about them soon but first, here are my latest creations:

~Tatted bracelets~


Clockwise from left:
'Lyanara' gothic bracelet in blue, turquoise and purple with black beads
'Lillian' cottage chic bracelet in pale turquoise, country grape, shell pink and natural
'Freya' floral bracelet in pale lilac, vintage lavender and olive green
'Lyanara' woodland bracelet in olive green with purple beads
'Lyanara' bridal / prom bracelet in pale silver with silver lined beads

~Bead charms for jewellery making~


Clockwise from left:

~More creations~




PDF original tatting pattern of the Isabella earrings - beginner

I can't wait to show you all what I've been working on. Until then, have a good Wednesday/Thursday.

Heather x

Currently reading: 'Tigana' by Guy Gavriel Kay
Currently listening to: 'Feast Of Silence' by Vas

Sunday, 2 February 2014

New Tatting Pattern

Good morning everyone. Hope you're well on this cold Sunday. I've got lots to talk about today. So first things first: I have a new tatting pattern online.

For the past few days I've been working on a pdf of my rose bookmark pattern and after a lot of drawing, writing, proof reading and more proof reading, I've finally published it. I really hope you like it. This happens to be one of my favourite designs I've created since I started tatting.


Find it on Craftsy and Etsy.

Next: I have something exciting to share.

I will be opening my very own online boutique this month.


It will be packed full of my tatted lace jewellery, home decor, bookmarks, tatting patterns and much more. Can't wait to show you all!

As well as all this I've been busy creating new items:


'Rosa' bookmark in a stunning mix of raspberry, yellow, peach, purple and green. This was created using the bookmark pattern above.


'Janessa' bookmark in lilac and grape. This uses another of my motif patterns, available here.


'Valencia' napkin rings in foxglove purple.


'Amaryllis' beaded pendant in variegated pink.


'Christina' earrings in blush pink and ivory.

More new creations coming soon.

Have a lovely Sunday,
Heather x

Currently reading: 'The Haunting' by Paul Doherty
Currently listening to: 'The Visit' by Loreena McKennitt

Monday, 25 November 2013

Handmade Monday is here

Happy Handmade Monday!

This is the first annual Handmade Monday. Similar to Black Friday / Cyber Monday, you'll be able to find lots of handmade sellers with sales on. 

So what am I doing?

~SALE~

Well first of all I'm running a 20% OFF store wide SALE in my Zibbet shop. Prices have already been marked down.


You can also get 20% OFF in my Etsy shop. Use code TRHANDMADE20 in the coupon box during checkout.


Both are valid today only up to 11am EST / 4pm GMT

Find more sale announcements today on twitter.

~Competition~

I will also be running one or more competitions and specials throughout the day.

Keep watching my twitter page and my facebook fan page for details of these. I will be doing some on each so if you're only on one of these two sites, you'll still have the opportunity to enter.

The 1st competition will be at 10:45am GMT / 5:45am EST on twitter.

Find more specials from other sellers here.

Have fun today!

Heather x

Currently reading: 'Vagabond' by Bernard Cornwell
Currently listening to: 'Elemental' by Loreena McKennitt


Wednesday, 30 October 2013

I'm In A Magazine!

I'm in a magazine!

A few weeks ago I received a message asking for some Christmas decorations for a GoodHomes magazine photo shoot (UK publication). Exciting! So I made them up, sent them off and here is the result.


My small white and silver beaded tatted lace snowflake is on the bottom left of p96 in the GoodHomes magazine Dec / Jan 2014 issue, along with some other Etsy sellers.

I was literally dancing round the room when I found it in there.

This issue has just come out so it will be in shops for a while.

On a completely unrelated note: As we're getting closer to Christmas, I've added some new collections to my Folksy shop. There's now a section for £5 items and Under, then I have Under £10, Under £20 and Under £50.

Have a great day,
Heather

Currently reading: 'Ivanhoe' by Sir Walter Scott
Currently listening to: The Huntress by Mediaeval Baebes


 

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