Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Got a Book Deal!

Last week I got a phone call from Barb at Handy Hands Tatting. She said there was a lot of buzz about my patterns and she'd like to turn them into books! We're starting with Old Fashioned Tatting Patterns. You can see the original cover pic above. For the book we'll be making new samples in Lizbeth threads instead of the DMC I used. A few other things will be changed, too. You won't be able to buy this pattern from me anymore but you can get the fall one for a short time. I'm holding off on the winter pattern until Barb decides on whether she wants it or one of the other ones I've been working on. She's also talking about doing Fall tatting into a book, too! When the contract is signed, I'll have to stop selling it.

For now there won't be any new 4 seasons patterns until I hear from Barb if that's what she wants for the third pattern. She may want another old fashioned pattern instead. I'll keep you updated!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Working on the next Tatting Pattern

Things have been way too crazy since Christmas. My dog has been have seizures even more often. Last month he had 15. Most were 2 a day but one day he had 3 in a 24 hour period. The really sad part is other that that he's happy and healthy.

Finally got my computer sorted and hopefully my husband will not mess it up again. He's thinking about buying a used laptop from the place where we get our computer fixed. Wish he would so he'd stop using the one I need for business.

I'm making a start on the directions for the winter version of my seasonal tatting patterns. I have 3 patterns to finish for the Spring and 2 for the Summer.

I found this shuttle for sale on Etsy. Thought it was really cute so I asked the seller if I could post a pic and the link to her store. She has others for sale, too.

There are a few people who decorate shuttles and sell them on etsy. I bought one from LaCossette last year. I have one that's similar to an Aero but she also does clover style shuttles, too.  Have a look!