Monday, June 30, 2008

Special Projects + Special Offer

Before I dive into today's customer projects, just a quick word about a special offer in my shop this week.

To celebrate the final installment of the Sins and Virtues sock yarn series, I am offering a free pattern of your choice with any purchase of $25 or more (excluding shipping). The offer is valid from Monday June 30th through Monday July 7th. Limit one free pattern per customer. To take advantage of this special offer, complete your purchase as usual . Do *not* include your free pattern choice in your shopping cart. In the “Message to Seller” field that appears during the checkout process, specify which pattern you would like as your free gift. Choose from any of the wide selection of patterns available in my shop.

(EDIT: Just a side note I'm adding here after receiving a comment about Etsy being down. A few days ago, Etsy migrated their servers to a new home. Etsy is absolutely up and running, but a very tiny percentage of users are unable to get in. The problem has to do with the internet service provider of the user not yet having updated their DNS servers. Normally, service providers do that every day or two but if some are taking longer, users of that service provider may not be able to reach Etsy. This is all very untechnical, but this is my understanding based on what the Etsy administrators have said about it. I'm seeing lots of traffic and volume in my shop, so it does appear that very few people are having issues. If you are one of the unfortunate ones, give it a day or two and hopefully you'll be back on again.)

Now that we have the business out of the way, on to the customer projects for today. Although I'm a knitter and will never tire of seeing knitted project, it's always a treat for me to see occasional projects that are not knitted. I've shown you some crochet projects, woven projects, as well as machine knit. Today, I have something entirely different to share with you: Tatting!

These two lovely items were made by Pam, who has an amazing Etsy shop where she sells her beautiful work. Pop on over; believe me it's worth a look!



This scarf was made by Pam using FF Superwash Merino Wool Sock Yarn in the Brick House colorway. Isn't it glorious?!



And then there's this hat, made with the same yarn:



I can't tell you how much I love this piece! It has a look that's reminiscent of the 20's style -- with a bit of "flapper" to it -- yet it's so contemporary at the same time. A truly unique piece and beautiful crafted.




If these amazing works have piqued your interest about tatting, you can learn more here and also check out more of Pam's amazing work on her blog.

Now that's a fun way to start another week! A big Thank You to Pam for taking the time to share her work!

1 comment:

NStreicher said...

Etsy appears to be down today... :(