Recently I made a couple of crafty purchases online. I want to share them with you because not only are the goodies cute and fun, but one of them is tatting related! One thing that made these purchases especially memorable was the fact that the dealers chose to include a thank you gift with them!
(Tongue planted firmly in cheek, here)
You may wonder why I would purchase a piece of art with
tatting in it when I am a perfectly good tatter, myself.
I know that sound braggy, but it's not meant that way.
I mean, why would someone buy something that they could just
I bought it because I love the message that
this mixed media art piece
calls out to me. It's on a piece of handwriting
on top of an old book cover...a book of poems, no less.
I love to write poetry!
I love hearts.
I love vintage things.
This work of art has an old tin ceiling tile for the "frame"!
It's just beautiful!
It is also a PERFECT example of a unique
and beautiful way to use our tatted motifs to make
a lovely work of art with things we love!
We don't have to stick with the "same old-same old"
ways of displaying tatting if we don't want to.
I think this artist has something special.
Her name is Lorraine.
I found it at her Etsy shop
called Sweet Pumpkins.
She included this beautiful,
one of a kind business card with the gift.
I was pleasantly surprised to find this!
The pages are manila tags!!!
Thank you, Lorraine! I love it!
I love the collage and the thank you gift!
My second purchase was some cookie cutters.
What do cookie cutters have to do with tatting?
Well, a tatter has to eat, doesn't she!? ;)
I happen to collect cookie cutters.
I love to do other hobbies besides tatting.
Some of those hobbies are cookie and cake baking
along with decorating with icing!
I'm an old fashioned buttercream icing fan!
This hobby could be whole 'nother blog post!
In fact, it could take a whole 'nother blog! LOL!
I happened be browsing the shop of a
very good bloggy friend when
I found these!!!
CROWN COOKIE CUTTERS!
I LOVE crowns!!!
So, of course I snatched them up!
She included this lovely charm pendant
as a thank you gift!