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

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:


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