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