Monday, 24 December 2012

Happy Christmas!

I'd like to wish all my customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for all your support.

Heather xxx

Friday, 2 November 2012

Anniversary Giveaway - The Winners

~Anniversary Giveaway - The Winners~

First of all, thank you to everyone who entered. We didn't quite reach the last prize but I do have two winners to announce. So let's start.

~Prize 1~

Using, the winner of the customisable 'Rosa' bookmark is: 

Marilee Rockley

~Prize 2~

The winner of the Set of two customizable 'Rosetta' coasters is:


Congratulations to these winners and thanks again to everyone who entered.

Heather x

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Giveaway Update

Hi all. Just an update.

My thoughts go out to all those affected by the Hurricane in America.

Due to this I've decided to postpone the announcement of the Giveaway winners for a few days. I will now announce these on Friday.

Stay safe,

Friday, 26 October 2012

Giveaway Update

~Giveaway update~

Thank you very much to those who have entered my giveaway. If you haven't done so yet, don't worry there's still plenty of time.

I can now announce that another prize has been unlocked:

A set of two customizable 'Rosetta' coasters. The winner will get to choose the colour.

Click the picture below to enter the giveaway:

Also don't forget my 25% OFF SALE is still going on in my Etsy shop here.

Heather x

Currently reading: 'Corpse Candle' by Paul Doherty
Currently listening to: 'The Afterman: Ascension' by Coheed and Cambria

Friday, 19 October 2012

Anniversary Extravaganza

~Anniversary Extravaganza~

[Winners will now be announced on Friday]

It's my third Etsy Anniversary! To celebrate I'm running a giveaway right here on my blog.


The starting prize is this:

One customizable 'Rosa' bookmark, worth $9

You will be able to choose the colour. You could decide to go for variegated pink / green as shown in this picture or you could go with something else. To find more details about this bookmark click here. For colour choices click here.

Once I get 30 entries I shall unlock another prize:
(Update: this prize is now unlocked)

A Set of two customizable 'Rosetta' coasters, worth $15

If you win this, you'll be able to choose the colour. Find more details about this set on Etsy here.

Now for the big one.

If I receive 80 entries, I'll unlock this:

-A Set of six customizable large metallic beaded 'Celyna' Christmas tree decorations, worth $29
-The winner of this prize will also receive a 20% OFF coupon code for use in my Etsy shop until the end of December this year.

Again, as with the other prizes, you'll get to choose the colour of these decorations and also the seed beads. Find the listing with the available colours here.

That's potentially three prize winners!


How to enter:
There are 9 ways to enter.

A. Follow this blog

B. Write about this Anniversary Extravaganza on your own blog with a link back to this post.

C. Heart my shop on Etsy

D. Look through my Etsy shop, come back here and in your comment below this post tell me which is your favourite item and why.

E. Follow me on twitter

F. Tweet about this Anniversary Extravaganza with a link back to this post

G. Follow me on tumblr

H. 'Like' my Facebook fan page

I. Buy something from my Etsy shop

Each of these counts as ONE entry and each person can have a MAXIMUM of 9 entries. Once you have done any of these, comment underneath this blog post saying which entries you've done and a way I can contact you (eg. your twitter username, blog address or Etsy username).

This giveaway will be open until Monday 29th October 11 pm GMT / 7 pm EST

The winner(s) will be announced Tuesday 30th October. I will use to pick the winners.

**This giveaway is open to everyone even if you haven't got a blog or a blogger / google account and if you had done A, C, E, G or H before I started this competition, you can still enter.**

To unlock the six large decorations, make sure you complete as many of these ways of entering as possible. I will update you throughout the week with how it's going.

Good luck and have fun!


I am also running a sale in my Etsy shop. Get a massive 25% OFF any item. Use code ANNI3 in the coupon box during checkout.

This offer is valid until Monday 29th October 10 am GMT / 6 am EST.

Thank you to everyone for all your support.

Heather x

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Busy, busy, busy

~Busy, busy, busy~

Good afternoon all and hello to new fans. You may be wondering what I've been up to for the past month or so. Well, apart from the usual listing of items (I'll talk more about those in a minute), I've also been working on my first ever wholesale order! It has pretty much taken up most of my time but today I finally finished it. It's been a great experience and I'd love to have the chance to do it again one day. If you would like to order wholesale items please contact me either through my email: or through my Etsy shop.

Whilst that was going on I had lots of fab ideas for other pieces and now that it's finished, I can try some of them out. There's a Christmas themed coaster and a gothic / medieval inspired coaster, the latter I've just started. I've also had ideas for more napkin ring patterns. Speaking of patterns, I've been thinking about selling some of my own. I was going to do it a few weeks ago but haven't had the time. It's definitely high on my list of thing to try and I'm hoping to have some listed before Christmas.


Today is my 3rd Etsy Anniversary! Wow has it really been three years since I started my business. Amazing how time flies. Thank you so much to everyone for all your support. To celebrate I'm going to be running a giveaway / sale from this Friday (I'll give you all the details right here in this blog). I hope you can participate. Don't forget to tell your friends.

~New listings~

My Etsy shop has been gradually filling up with new creations. Here are some of my recent pieces:

In the next few days I'll be listing some more Christmas decorations.

I've also added some gothic creations:

To keep up to date with all things Tatania Rosa, check out my twitter page and Facebook fan page.

Have a nice Tuesday,
Heather x

Currently reading: 'A Bloody Field By Shrewsbury' by Edith Pargeter / Ellis Peters
Currently listening to: 'Aion' by Dead Can Dance

Friday, 13 July 2012

Christmas In July Sale


I'm running a Christmas In July Sale in my Etsy shop from now until the end of July!

Get 25% OFF your order (excluding shipping). Use code CHRISTMASINJULY in the coupon box during checkout. Valid on all items. Click here to visit my shop.

Happy shopping,

Heather x

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Birthday Sale!

~Birthday Sale~

It's my Birthday today :-D To celebrate I'm running a 10% OFF SALE in my Etsy shop. Not only that, I will also give you a FREE lace bookmark (worth $8) with your order. Use coupon code TRBDAY in the coupon box during checkout.

Offer ends Friday 6am EST / 11am BST

Happy shopping,

Heather xxx

Friday, 6 July 2012

Ethereal Bookmark: Part 2

~Ethereal Bookmark: Part 2~

(Find part 1 here)

My ethereal rose bookmark is now finished and listed on Etsy.

It was carefully tatted, using my original design, in high quality pale pink and white cotton threads. It's 1 3/4 inches (44 mm) at it's widest point and just under 6 1/2 inches (162 mm) long. It comes in its own handmade  stiff card slipcase. Care instructions included.

If you would like this in different colours, please check out my custom listing here

I'm just about to finish the other gothic bookmark (find a sneak peek here). This will be listed soon.

Heather x

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Ethereal Bookmark

(Find part 2 here)

Hi to all and Happy 4th of July to those in the US.

I'm  currently working on an ethereal bookmark and I thought I'd show you some work in progress pictures.

I'm using my 'Rosa' pattern but this time I've gone for a lovely pale pink thread, in the picture above. 

For the vines I've decided to use a white cotton thread. I'm now up to a point where I can start sewing the ends in. What do you think? I should have this listed in my Etsy shop by tomorrow. 

Keep up to date with all the latest news through my twitter page and Facebook fan page.

Have a nice Wednesday,
Heather x

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

My Geeky Side

Good afternoon. I'm letting my geeky side out in this post :P

Two weeks ago I finally started reading Labyrinth by Kate Mosse. I bought it about 6 years ago after it won the Richard and Judy Book Club Award. I'm only 200 pages in but I'm loving it. It's about two women, Alais and Alice (one in the 13th Century, the other in present day) in France and how they reveal the secrets of the Holy Grail.

So last week I decided to look on IMDB to see if anyone was working on an adaptation. Lo and behold there it was. Turns out it's being created right now as a TV mini series by the same companies who worked on Pillars Of The Earth (a great TV series based on Ken Follett's novel of the same name). Here's the site for it.

It stars Tom Felton (Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter), John Hurt, Tony Curran and Emun Elliott (Marillion the singer in Game Of Thrones).

I'm getting so excited to see it. I read somewhere that Channel 4 in the UK have the rights to show it sometime this year. I'm sure it will be shown in other countries around the same time.

Here are the two Behind The Scenes videos:

Hope we get a trailer soon. This will definitely keep me going until Series 3 of Game Of Thrones next year!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

More Roses

~ New listings ~

'Rosa' bookmark - this limited edition (1 of 2) creation was tatted in blush pink and cream cotton thread with green cotton thread for the vines. Find it here.

'Rosa' coasters - this set of two coasters was tatted in variegated blue cotton thread. This was my prototype design and I have since changed the pattern slightly, so I'm listing them as one of a kind. Available here.

Monday, 18 June 2012


Good afternoon all. I hope you had a nice weekend. Lots of things to talk about today. First of all here's my latest new listing in my Etsy shop. I'm on a roll with my rose bookmarks.

I tatted this one in Yarnplayer's wonderful 'Corsage' thread with a green thread for the vines. I love how it's turned out. This is a Limited Edition creation. I will only ever make 3 so once they're gone, they're gone. You can buy it here.

Over the weekend I finished another rose bookmark, this time in a lovely hand dyed thread I bought recently in a craft shop in Rochester. Again this will be a limited edition creation. 

There are also large variegated blue roses on the way. If you want to see a sneak peek of this click here.

These are ready to photographed, unfortunately it looks like the British weather is winning at the moment! A large cloud has just appeared. As soon as the sun comes out again I'll photograph then.

In the meantime I'm currently tatting a variegated red rose for a gothic bookmark.

I hope you like these when you see them.

Have a nice day,

Heather x

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Lots Of Updates

Good morning everyone. I've got lots of updates and news to share with you today. First of all, here are some of my latest listings.


'Rosetta' - I have now added more wedding coasters to my Etsy shop. Each was created, using my original design, in high quality ivory cotton thread.

Find the set of two here, and the set of four here. They would look great at wedding receptions and also make wonderful keepsakes for guests.

'Rosa' - the idea for a rose bookmark came to me a couple of months ago. I tried a prototype but wasn't happy with it, so put it to one side. I went back to it last week and tried again. This time it worked! The rose in the centre and the petals have been tatted in variegated pink cotton thread and the vines are in a lovely green colour. Available to buy on Etsy here.

I've also listed some Christmas decoration that I had in stock but weren't on Etsy yet. You can find them all here.

~Back in stock~

I've relisted some pieces that haven't been in stock for a bit.

'Katherine' black gothic Medieval inspired pendant available here.

'Elaine' black Medieval pendant with black glass drop bead. Find it here

Monday, 28 May 2012

Spring SALE and Item Of The Week

~ Item Of The Week ~

Get 50% OFF my tatted lace gothic choker for this week!

This offer is only available in my Luulla shop here. The price has already been marked down.
Perfect addition to gothic and alternative outfits. 
Ends Sunday 3rd June 3pm EST / 8pm BST 

~ SALE ~

This is not the only thing happening. I'm also running a major Spring sale for 2 whole weeks in my Etsy shop here

Get 20% OFF your order (excluding shipping). Use code SPRING12 in coupon box during checkout. 
If you can't see the coupon box, please write it in the message to seller and I will refund you the 20% through Paypal.
Sale ends Sunday 10th June 4pm EST / 9pm BST

Feel free to share this with your friends if you wish.

Happy shopping.

Heather x

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Luulla Front Page


I have some news for you all. I have set up a new shop for my tatted lace creations on the site Luulla. Find it here.

I've also just discovered that my black and red bracelet has been included on the front page with some lovely creations. It's on there right now. Yay :-D Click the picture for the page.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

The Perils of Selling Online

Good day. Hope you are all well. I'd like to talk about something that happened recently.

I got a message through one of my online shops, supposedly from a wedding company, about a potential custom order. It sounded good as it would have given me a month's worth of work! I replied with my prices etc and then bought the colour I needed. I knew I had to start soon otherwise I would never have finished it all in time. I had it all planned out; I knew how many I had to do per day etc and as soon as the ball came, I started on the project.

I don't normally do this. For a project this size I usually like some of the payment up front before I start, but I only had a few weeks to complete the order. I had hoped that I'd create a few pieces and then they'd get back to me with a definite yes or no within a few days. A week later, still no response. I decided to contact them through their own website, still nothing.

I now think that it was a scam! :( I can usually spot scams but this looked legit.

I don't normally do posts like this, but this was a very frustrating experience for me.

On the plus side I now have lots of pieces to list on Etsy. Just need to sew in the ends and photograph them, so you'll probably see them this week.


Monday, 16 April 2012

New Items And Updates

~New items~

'Rosetta' - this Victorian inspired pendant was tatted in ecru cotton thread and features tiny pale gold seed beads with a freshwater pearl sewn into the centre. It hangs from an antique copper chain. For more info and to purchase this click here.

'Marie' - these simple yet stylish napkin rings were tatted in variegated blue cotton thread. Find the set of two here and the set of four here. If you would like more, please contact me on Etsy and I can create a custom listing for you.

 'Marie' - I tatted these napkin rings in a gorgeous multicoloured yellow, green and orange cotton thread. They would look great at an outdoor summer party. 

This was my prototype design. I have since changed the pattern slightly so I'm listing these as a one of a kind (OOAK) set on Etsy here.

Hope you like these new pieces. 

~Currently working on~

I'm working on a few items. 

I've just completed a Spring inspired bracelet that I aim to list in the next few days. I'm trying one of my pendant patterns as a pair of earrings. If they work I'll show you some pictures, hopefully tomorrow.

I'm also just about to start tatting some more napkin rings using my 'Marie' pattern. How do you feel about black and red together? 

Keep updated on all the latest Tatania Rosa news on my Facebook page and Twitter.

 Have a nice Monday,
Heather x

Currently listening to: Noctourniquet by The Mars Volta
Currently rereading: A Clash Of Kings by George R.R. Martin

Friday, 13 April 2012

New Project Part 2: The Reveal

~The reveal~

For Part 1 click here.

I can now reveal what I've been working on. 


I've created them using satin fabric, tatted butterfly and flower motifs and white card. Each comes with a matching envelope in a sealed cellophane bag. What do you think? They are all now available to purchase in my Etsy shop here.

I'm working on more cards. These will be available soon.

Bridal Pendants

~Bridal pendants~

'Christina' - I used my earring pattern of the same name for this but created it in a thicker thread. It was tatted in high quality white cotton thread and features a Swarovski Crystal bead at the base. For more information and to purchase this on Etsy click here.

 'Rosetta' - this was created, in tatting, in white cotton thread and features fifty six tiny silver lined seed beads with a Swarovski Crystal bead at the base. Available here.

'Isabella' - this one was sold and relisted. Find it here.

These lace creations would look lovely at weddings. 

I hope you like them.

Heather x

Tuesday, 10 April 2012