Saturday, 18 April 2015

New Listings, Tatting Patterns and Destash Supplies

Hello everyone. Firstly I'd like to apologies for not keeping up my blogging. There's always so much to do and so little time to do it in. Today I'd like to talk a bit about my latest creations and well as ideas for the future.

~Wine glass charms~

I've been working on wine glass charms. These were created from my original design and feature metallic tatting with sparkly beads around the sides and in the center. The set below is great for birthday, Christmas and New Years Eve parties. Available on Etsy here.

I've also started creating wedding wine glass charms (also in tatting with beads). Currently I have Bride and Groom charm beads but I can get hold of others, such as Bridesmaid, Mother of the Bride, Best Man, Usher and more. If you'd like these with different charms, please contact me through my Etsy shop. The listing is here.

I have two more sets in the pipeline that I shall photograph and list soon.


I love creating bookmarks and managed to make quite a few for my latest craft fair.

Here's a pale blue 'Emily' bookmark listed on Etsy.

There are a further four to photograph and another that I've just started tatting.


A few weeks ago I decided to start creating mini earrings, so I purchased some lever back components and here's the first pair.

This is based on the larger earrings. Find it on Etsy here.

This leads nicely to my next point.

~Tatting pattern~

I've written up both the small and mini versions of this earring design in one PDF tatting pattern.

It contains both diagrams and written instructions in English and is available here.

You can also buy this in a 4 pattern bundle here.

~Destash Supplies~

I've been sorting though my craft supply boxes and have discovered some items I won't be using so I've decided to sell them as destash. Here are the first few.

I have a whole bag of destash so I'll be listing more over the coming days.

~Current projects~

I have a custom order idea on the go at the moment and I'm also working on a new choker design (pics to come soon). As of this afternoon I've reached part 5 of 7 so I'm nearly there but I'm not sure if it will work yet. I think I might have to alter part of it. 

There are also some tatted greeting cards in the pipeline. 

Well that's it for today. 

For regular updates follow me on twitter or facebook.

(Off topic: I'm participating in Books and Cupcakes' April Book Challenge. You can find all my posts on my tumblr blog here.)

Thank you for your continuing support.

Heather x

Currently reading: 'A Feast For Crows' and ' A Dance With Dragons' by George R.R. Martin
Currently listening to: Veneer by Jose Gonzalez

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Anniversary Giveaway Winners

I have randomly picked the three winners of my Anniversary Giveaway.


The winner of the bookmark and a 10% coupon code



The winner of the Christmas tree decoration and a 10% coupon code



The winner of the set of two Christmas napkin rings and a 10% coupon code



Congratulations to all three and thank you very much to everyone who entered my Giveaway.

Heather xx

Thursday, 16 October 2014

5th Anniversary Extravaganza

Welcome to my 5th Anniversary Extravaganza!


It's my 5th Etsy / tatting business Anniversary! Thank you so much for all your support as this one woman handmade business has grown. To celebrate I'm running a giveaway right here on my blog along with a massive sale.

***I have 3 prizes up for grabs (1 winner per prize) and there are 7 ways to enter. You can do 1, 7 or anywhere in between. Anyone can enter, even if you're already following my blog, twitter etc. (the full rules are towards the end of this post).***

Now for the prizes:


1 x lilac and grape 'Eva' bookmark plus a 10% OFF coupon code for your next order from me. You can see it here.

1 x large gold beaded 'Fenella' Christmas tree decoration plus a 10% OFF coupon code for your next order from me. Find it here.

1 x Set of two red and green 'Marie' Christmas napkin rings plus a 10% OFF coupon code for your next order from me. See it here.

You can enter using this handy box below: 

(If the box above doesn't load, you can enter here.)

This will run for 2 weeks (up to October 30th) and the winners will be picked at random and announced Saturday 1st November.

**This giveaway is open to everyone even if you haven't got a blog or a blogger / google account and if you had done 1, 2, 4 or 7 before I started this competition, you can still enter.**

Good luck and have fun!


I am also running a massive sale in my Etsy shop. 

Spend up to $20 for 15% OFF - enter code ANNI15 during checkout
Spend $20 or more for 20% OFF - enter code ANNI20 during checkout
Spend $45 or more for 30% OFF - enter code ANNI30 during checkout

This offer is valid on all items in my Etsy shop until Sunday 2nd November 2pm EST / 7pm GMT. The discounts are only valid when the relevant codes are used.

Thank you very much for all your support.

Heather xx

Direct Checkout

Hi all. Today is my 5 year Anniversary of starting my tatting business! I'll blog about my giveaway this afternoon but first I have some exciting news to share with you all.

I have just set up Direct Checkout in my Etsy shop. This means that you can now pay with debit cards, credit cards, Etsy Gift Cards or Paypal. It's your choice. Click the picture below to visit my shop:

I'll be blogging again soon,
Heather x

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Busy, Busy, Busy

Hellooo everyone. Apologies for not blogging in a while. I've been so busy with different projects. 

I'm about 1 week away from my 5 year Etsy Anniversary. Can you believe it! I'm so grateful to all my lovely customers for their support in helping me grow my tatting business. I've been thinking up some fun things to celebrate but I'll keep that for another post.

~Latest listings~

I've listed another PDF tatting pattern:

This 'Eva' bookmark tatting pattern features the basic version (Beginner) and three variations (Intermediate) with both written instructions and diagrams. It is an instant download so no need to wait for an email. I hope you enjoy tatting this, I know I do.

Speaking of bookmarks:

This 'Rosa' bookmark was tatted in a lovely lilac / grape thread and leaf green thread. This is also available as a pattern here.

This rustic bookmark started life as my 'Christina' earring design. I then tatted a chain border around the edges. This can be created in your chosen colour. Click here to see the available colours. If you'd like it in a different colour, please contact me and I can source the colour for you.

I've also started listing Christmas decorations:

This large decoration was tatted in metallic silver with gold seed beads. It would look wonderful on any tree.

I've just purchased some gorgeous iridescent thread that I've decided to use to make more decorations. I used this type of thread earlier on in the year for an order and I loved how it looked so buying more was a must. I can't wait to show you how it looks!

~Side project~

In the summer I restarted my Zazzle store for my art and photography. This is a print on demand site with lots of cool products ready for you to add your work to. I like to think of the items as blank canvases.

I've also set up a second store for my nautical themed items:

I'm adding items daily to my Zazzle stores so check back regularly.

That's it for today. 

Have a lovely Thursday,
Heather x

Currently reading: 'Dragonwyck' by Anya Seton
Currently listening to: 'The Wind That Shakes the Barley' by Loreena McKennitt

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.


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

Enter code:


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.


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

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